Staples Presents the ‘True Original’ Business Award to Mary Pisarkiewicz

On January 24th, 2008, Mary Pisarkiewicz, founder and Chief Creative Officer of PM & Co, was honored by Staples with the "True Original" Business Award, which recognizes business leaders making an impact in their local communities. The award, along with a $1,500 gift card, was presented to Mary for the mentoring partnership and successful branding program that she and PM & Co, created for the Greenwich Village Middle School.

New York, NY, February 07, 2008 --( Staples Celebrates Opening of New Copy & Print Shop in NYC by Awarding PENCIL with $5,000 Donation and Presents ‘True Original’ Business Award to Mary Pisarkiewicz.

Staples today awarded nonprofit organization PENCIL with a $5,000 donation during the opening celebration of its new Copy & Print Shop on 261 Madison Ave. PENCIL works to improve student achievement by creating and supporting customized partnerships between business leaders and principals to inspire innovation and transform public schools. This new store is one of the first Copy & Print Shops, a new store format created specifically to meet the unique needs of NYC businesses, to enter the city.

Staples today also presented its ‘True Original’ Business Award to Mary Pisarkiewicz, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Pisarkiewicz Mazur & Co., a New York-based marketing communications consultancy responsible for the branding and launch of over 70 companies, products and services. In May 2005, Mary volunteered to partner with Greenwich Village Middle School through PENCIL. Since then, Mary Pisarkiewicz has used her marketing expertise to help the school convey its unique identity through a successful branding campaign. The award, along with a $1,500 Staples gift card, was given during a store opening celebration at the new Copy & Print Shop on 261 Madison Ave. in Manhattan.

The Staples ‘True Original’ Business Award honors a business leader who has shown entrepreneurial excellence through his or her philanthropic efforts and, thus, serves as a role model for other New York City businesses.

Mary Pisarkiewicz truly embodies the spirit of the Staples ‘True Original’ Business Award and has shown a strong commitment to giving back to her community through her involvement with the Greenwich Village Middle School.

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Pisarkiewicz Mazur & Co., Inc.
Brian Stoehr