Laura Lampron named Businesswoman of the Year

| 27 Sep 2017 | 05:21

By Laurie Gordon
— Laura Lampron is the marketing director at Nisivoccia LLP, an accounting firm with offices in Mt. Arlington and Newton. She is also very involved and vested in the Sussex County community. Her diligence with both her job and philanthropy has earned her the prestigious distinction of being selected Sussex County Businesswoman of the Year by BW NICE (Business Women Networking Involving Charity and Education). She was honored on Tuesday evening at Lake Mohawk Country Club in Sparta.
Lampron grew up in Springfield, New Jersey and attended Seton Hall University where she received a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science, Certificate in International Business and MBA in Marketing. She went on to build a career and landed her job with Nisivoccia LLP.
Lampron lives in Tewksbury but doesn't mind the commute to the Newton office.
“I spend a lot of time in Sussex County, attending events and fundraisers,” Lampron said, “It’s a whole different feel as you drive north up 206. You feel more relaxed, and want to open the windows of your car. I took my son to an event once and watched as he experienced the same feeling. He said that he wanted to buy a home there. I’m waiting to see if it happens.”
Of her job, Lampron said, “My current position is Director of Marketing and Business Development at Nisivoccia LLP. We are a full-service accounting, audit and advisory firm. My focus is to create new opportunities to provide services to individual and business clients. I work mostly with our key business segments- not-for-profit, healthcare (dental and medical), real estate developers/managers, construction contractors and private and family owned businesses.”
She said that working with non-profits comes naturally with working at Nisivoccia LLP.
“Raymond Nisivoccia taught us all about the importance of giving back to our clients and communities we live in and serve,” Lampron said. “We have approximately 20-25 employees who currently serve on non-profit boards or are active volunteers. We have a monthly denim day where employees can donate to wear jeans for the day. We raise money for our clients, or one of our volunteer organizations.”
She added, “Working with our non-profit segment enables me to interact and research many different organizations. I would read mission after mission and think, wow, there are a lot of people doing really great things out there, what will I do?” She added, “As I thought about getting involved, I thought, where would I be most valuable. Being a woman in the business world, you always want to help other women succeed. I think that’s what attracted me to women organizations. I first started as an advisory board member of the NORWESCAP Career and Life Transition Center in Flemington. This organization helps women who now must support their families enter or re-enter the workforce. I am still an advisory board member and currently working with them to create a QuickBooks training program for the women. Our accountants will help instruct the course.”
Lampron said it was at a meet-and-greet between her firm and Sussex Bank where she first met Keri Marino.
“She was the president of DASI at the time. Instead of talking business, we talked not-for-profits and our shared passion,” Lampron said. “It wasn’t long after that I become a board member of DASI. It will be three years in June.”
Lampron feels that being active in different non-profit organizations through her firm enables her to also bring her family along.
“I wanted them to understand and experience all the good work being done to help others. We participate in the annual Nisivoccia LLP Community Foodbank day, various 5K events and collections, wherever we can. One thing about my firm is that they have a strong family culture. Family members are always welcome.”
As to the BW NICE non-profit, Lampron said, “When I worked in Ireland, our organization did a clothing collection for the local domestic assault organization. It was the first time I heard the stories – of women having to flee in the middle of the night with their children, leaving everything behind. They told us the address where to drop the items off, but we were to keep it a secret and never tell anyone for fear their lives would be in danger. I can still picture the place today – there was no house number, just a description of the white wall surrounding the building. After I moved back to the States, I inquired about volunteering with an organization. I just had my daughter and couldn’t commit to the training schedule. But, I always thought I would help in some way. When the opportunity came to serve on DASI’s board, it was a perfect opportunity for me to utilize my business skills to help the women. Being honored for my business skills while serving on DASI’s board makes it even more special.”