Marian Bredin, who is a founding member of the Washington Business Improvement District (WBID), will be honored by the WBID at its annual Business Recognition Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Bredin has served on the WBID Board of Directors since its inception in 2003, but was instrumental in the formation of the organization prior to that as well. Bredin, who has held multiple Executive Board posts over the years, most recently as treasurer, did not run for re-election this year.
The Recognition Reception will be held at the Mediterranean Bistro, 301 W. Washington Avenue (Route 57), from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 each. Bredin will be the featured honoree. The Reception is being presented by Home Instead Senior Care. Other sponsors for this event are New Jersey American Water, and Fliegauf Jewelers.
In addition to Bredin, Stew’s Auto Body will receive an award for its commitment to the community. Stew’s Auto Body donates services, time, and activities to various WBID functions throughout the year, including a miniature golf course that they set up and operate at no cost to event goers.
Also being acknowledged at the Reception are four now established new businesses in Washington: ARCANA Toys & Games, Juanito’s Mexican Restaurant, RE/MAX, and Prudential Insurance.
Bredin is the owner of Good Impressions Printing and Mailing, starting out when there were very few women business leaders in Warren County. Good Impressions, which also publishes the highly-regarded Messenger, has been in the Borough for over 35 years.
“Marian Bredin has been a beacon of the WBID,” said Monika Hamburger, President of the WBID Board of Directors. “Her vision and unending energy has helped to make the WBID a successful organization. We are very appreciative of her efforts with the WBID and while we wish her good luck, we will surely miss her as one of our leaders.”
Hamburger continued, “On a personal note I depended on her financial oversight – if Marian said things were good, I relaxed. She was the rock of WBID stability. I will miss her sound judgment and advice.”
“Marian has been a consistent and steady advocate for positive change in Washington,”said longtime WBID Executive Board member Ed Rossi, the only remaining original member of the board. “We are all thankful for her service to the businesses and citizens of Washington.”
Bredin, a longtime resident, in fact has been a business leader throughout the county having served on various business organizations. She has been honored numerous times over the years.
Always giving, Bredin has been involved in numerous non-profit organizations in various ways, supporting various golf outings, tricky trays and other fundraisers. She is also an active member of the Hackettstown Rotary Club which she joined many years ago when Good Impressions also had a Hackettstown shop.
Through Bredin’s direct or indirect involvement children, special needs individuals, needy families, seniors, and so many others have benefited. It is safe to say that thousands of people over the years have benefited from Bredin’s efforts.
The Washington BID, meanwhile, is certainly thankful for having Marian Bredin on board all these years. While she is not the type to seek out attention or thanks, it is clear that she has quietly made a major impact on the Washington business community.
For ticket and reservation information about this event, visit www.washingtonbid.org or call 908-689-4800.