MMI Associates, Inc. President Named 2007 Women Extraordinaire

Raleigh, NC, December 07, 2007 --( MMI Associates, Inc. (, a full-service public relations and marketing firm, has announced that Patty Briguglio, president of the firm, has been named a Women Extraordinaire 2007 recipient by Business Leader magazine. Those selected as Women Extraordinaire are recognized for being leaders, innovators, problem solvers and inspirations to other women. These women serve the community by making a difference for worthy causes or by providing leadership, direction or support to a service-based professional, civic or charitable organization. The awards were presented at a luncheon on Dec. 6 at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh.

“I am proud to be included in a list of truly inspiring and amazing women leaders from our community,” said Briguglio. “It is an honor to be presented such a prestigious award that recognizes such a variety of women in leadership positions, and I hope that we will all continue to serve the community.”

About Patty Briguglio:
Patty Briguglio is President of MMI Associates, Inc. a full-service marketing and public relations firm. Instrumental in founding organizations that benefit women, Briguglio was a founder of the Arizona Women’s Business Enterprise Council (AWBEC) and the Triangle Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), a nonprofit organization whose members are a diverse group of entrepreneurial women presidents who have guided their businesses to generate at least $2 million in gross annual sales or $1 million for a service-based business. She has been active in the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) for more than 10 years, receiving many awards, most recently the NAWBO Rising Star Award and Member of the Year Award. Briguglio was named one of the 25 most influential Women In Business by the Triangle Business Journal. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) named her the 2005 Small Business Champion of North Carolina. The Office of the Governor recently honored Briguglio with the Old North State award. Briguglio devotes her time to a number of civic and charitable organizations including the Assistance League of Raleigh, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council, the Hospice of Wake County, and the Triangle Community Foundation (TCF). For more information, please call 919-233-6600 or visit the MMI Associates web site at

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