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Loved being interviewed in-studio on Lucy Ann Lance’s Radio show:

I just wrote and sent the following press release on behalf of PWAP; I found it fit very well with what’s on my heart these days, so I am also sharing it here on my blog. 

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Press Contact:

Josephine Nicholas

734.385.6170 or 

Top 3 Reasons to Give Back Now

Ann Arbor, MI October 16, 2009 – “There are three major reasons why now is the time to give of yourself to charities,“ said Josephine Nicholas, who, together with three of her siblings, is a successful local entrepreneur, founding several companies; as well as the charity event group called Party with a Purpose (PWAP)

1 – Better Resources Available

“Contrary to what you may think at first glance, you have better resources available to help you help others in this recession than you would have had before,” continued Josephine.  “Due to the strain put on you in this economy, you may not be using your talents and resources to the best of their ability – so, using those skills in the interest of local or national charities is a perfect way to give back.  My company used to travel the country, putting on events; our team now takes the same event equipment, and our event planning skill sets, and hosts benefit parties for charities.  Why should all these excellent resources sit there when they could be put to good use for worthy causes?”

2 – The Need is Greater

“You are not the only person suffering right now,” said Josephine.  “Yes, your economic problems may seem insurmountable – but, what about those who just lost their job and are forced into soup kitchens? The needs everywhere are greater now than ever before; the economy has caused so many tragedies and now is the time to get out there and help non-profits, or those in need.”

3 – More People Participating

“We all remember what happened after 9/11, when, for one moment, the country – top to bottom – seemed united beyond anything we’d ever seen,” continued Josephine. “In this economy, we are now seeing that happening across the board, from companies like Macy’s gathering icons to represent their non-profit Come Together campaign, to local food banks like Food Gatherers who distributed 4.6 million pounds of food to 150 non-profit programs that serve hungry people in Ann Arbor, MI.”

“Awareness to help your fellow man has increased across the board in these tough economic times,” said Josephine.  “Whole Foods, Olive Garden, and others have come alongside our team as we teamed up with Macy’s for our next dinner party on October 24th.”

PWAP and Macy’s: Come Together is being held on Saturday, October 24th and begins at 6pm.  Everyone 21 and older is welcome, and attractions include: wine tasting provided by a local wine wholesaler, salsa dancing/lessons (provided complimentary by B’lal Inspirations), DIOR makeup counter featuring complimentary Dior make up stylist, Hors D’oeuvres, refreshments, and dinner graciously contributed by local establishments, including Olive Garden and the Washtenaw Road Whole Foods in Ann Arbor, MI. The party is hosted at the Ann Arbor residence of the Nicholas Family.  Media is invited.

Entrance fee is just $35/individual, $60/couple, and must be pre-paid by Wednesday, October 21st. Pre-registration instructions can be found by clicking on this link: PWAP and Macy’s: Come Together.

About PWAP: PWAP is the brainchild of Nicholas siblings, Josephine, Jaad, Jihan, and Gibran. PWAP events feature various activities. Join us, enjoy the activities, broaden your social network, and participate in the charity causes some of our events support. These aren’t just any parties – each is a Party with a Purpose!

Press Contact:

Josephine Nicholas


I’ve had many memorable experiences throughout my travels across the world. One particular memory always makes me laugh.

It was a couple years ago, I was with my family at one of our CMPS Live! Events.

We generally host our events at hotels and our attendees rent rooms at the same hotel.  To show their appreciation to us for the business we give them, the hotels generally give our family three hotel suites at the same price of a normal sleeping room.  The suites are normally each on a different floor and we always gather in one suite at the end of each day to recap the day’s happenings. 

The particular night of my story, we had decided to meet in my parents’ suite.  I informed everyone I was going to run to my room, change to my pajamas, and then meet them in my parents’ suite. Everyone else continued on to my parents’ room.

When we know we’re gathering, it’s customary for us to leave the bolt on the hotel room door open, in order to block the door from closing.  Then, when the last person enters the room, they shut the door completely and lock the door. This way, we don’t have to constantly get up to open the door for everyone who comes to the room.

It was a long day, so, after getting into my pajamas, I took my time walking down the hotel’s fifth floor hallway, where my parent’s suite was located.

Upon finding my parent’s room, with the door open as always, I walked in with my head bent in thought.  As I entered the room, I turned around, faced the door, shut it, locked the bolt on the door – and turned around towards the room to find I was smiling at a middle aged man whom I didn’t know.  This man was on the bed, reading.  I quickly realized this was not my parents’ room and I had entered the wrong room!

The man on the bed looked up at me, with his reading glasses halfway down his nose, and didn’t say a word.  I immediately started walking backwards, towards the door, repeatedly saying, “I’m so sorry, wrong room…so, so sorry sir…I’m so sorry…” I reached behind me, while still facing him, and unbolted the door; I then opened the door, backed out slowly, never stopping my constant babbling of, “I’m so sorry, sir.”  The man on the bed never said a word, just kept staring at me, shocked and flabbergasted by me, the crazy lady, walking into his room uninvited. I just kept backing out, until – finally – I was out of there; leaving the bolt open just as it was prior to my entrance.

Needless to say, I’ve never lived down that situation. 

Whenever I tell this story, I think to myself how much that situation is such an analogy to my life.  Let me tell you how…

In many instances throughout my business and personal life, I have entered “rooms” (places, situations, relationships) that I don’t belong in, simply because all the signs pointed to the fact that it was the correct room.  I have literally entered “rooms” and then later realized I didn’t belong there, because I was not paying full attention to where I was and into what room I was entering.  Can you relate to that?

I’ve also considered that my entering a wrong room on occasion has not only affected me, but has also affected the others who are watching me enter the room – or even those in the room.  For example, I later found out this man in the room was married with three children – well, imagine the reaction of his wife if she had seen me entering or exiting that room in my pajamas!  How have I affected others by entering or exiting an area where I didn’t belong in the first place?

What about the reasons I entered that room?  My reasons weren’t fundamentally wrong; I mean, I wasn’t purposely trying to enter an area where I didn’t belong.  However, it was a long day, and I had let my defenses down, becoming quite relaxed. I think I oftentimes enter into a situation where I don’t belong – not because I am purposely trying to do something wrong, but because my defenses are down.  I sometimes think I’m in a safe spot, or that I’m in complete control of myself and my situation – when, in reality, I am just about to enter the “wrong room”. Can you relate to that?

If you can relate to these things, then, next time you’re ready to enter into a situation or “room”, remember to check yourself – make sure it’s the right room, a place where you know you belong.

Until next time,


I wrote and sent a new Press Release for Published Daily and Party with a Purpose for Lebanon – I’ve added both of those Releases to my Press Releases Page, which can be found at this link:

Also, check out my Published Daily Newsletter at the following link:

A new personal blog entry coming soon.

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I’ve updated my Press Releases Page ( with my latest press releases for Published Daily and Party with a Purpose for Lebanon.


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