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Rosanna Imbriano is a strategic marketing consultant, entrepreneur, speaker, and the founder and executive director of Sempre Avanti, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Cedar Grove, New Jersey.
Born in Italy, Imbriano’s passion for her culture, heritage, and empowering future generations is what drove her to establish Sempre Avanti (www.SempreAvanti.org). The organization is a resource center for everything Italian and a place where Italians or Italian-Americans can come for information, resources, translations, products, and services, just to name a few. Under Imbriano’s direction, those in need will find people willing to help, who are like-minded and who speak the same language.
Imbriano also owns R.I. Consulting, LLC, of Cedar Grove, New Jersey, that she launched in 2001. As a marketing strategist, she helps business owners and nonprofits market themselves in nontraditional ways to attain optimum growth. RI Consulting guides its clients on formulating business goals, developing cost-effective strategic marketing plans, and managing the plan’s implementation.
In 1982, Imbriano began her entrepreneurial career with the opening of Rosanna’s Health Spa in Bloomfield, New Jersey. She owned and managed the health spa for eight years.
Imbriano is also a founding partner in the Contessa Club, Inc., a prestigious club for individuals of wealth and power. The Contessa Club is organized and centered around the splendor, luxury, elegance, and sophistication of worldwide destinations. It provides exclusive member-only access to luxurious shopping and travel experiences.
As a frequent speaker at events, Imbriano presents on marketing concepts, including marketing on a shoestring budget, how to develop win/win strategic marketing campaigns, how to foster in-kind sponsorships to grow a business or organization, and her specialty—developing strategic alliances.
Among her prestigious awards, Imbriano received the Teal Heart Award from the Essex Chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) in 2005. She served as the chapter president of NJAWBO Essex from 2006 to 2008. She was recognized as one of the NJBiz Best 50 Women in Business in 2009. And was honored as Business Champion of the Year 2014 by Sisters United Enterprise (SUE).
In addition, Imbriano has been involved on numerous nonprofit boards such as the Rutgers-Newark Small Business Development Center Advisory Board (2006–2008) and president of the Cedar Grove Education Foundation Board of Trustees (2008–2013). She is a 1981 graduate of Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York, with a B.A. in economics.