Chapter News

Dear EONJ,

I am pleased and honored to announce that we have officially entered into sister-chapter relationship with newly emerging chapter EO Belgium.

This has been an exhaustive review process that started at GLC in Bangkok last May — it is part of the growing globalization trend, and is a best practice by many of the top tier Chapters (and we here at EONJ are a top-top-tier Chapter.
Many of you contributed thoughts and experience to the process, thank you for keeping it Gestalt.
The short list included EO Cape Town, EO Barcelona, EO Amsterdam, EO Costa Rica, EO Rio, and EO Belgium.
Half were already spoken for, all were very interesting, and EO Belgium realy stood out.
I was lucky enough to have managed to help run a test drive, and an EO Value-proposition presentation in Belgium last month.  I was astounded at the quality and competence of the small but rapidly growing membership.
Why EO Belgium?:
Center of Europe, NATO is there, easy access to the rest of Europe (also the best security in Europe . . . now).
  • Amazing culture
  • Amazing Food
  • English is the common language (since they can’t agree between Flemish and French)
  • The membership frequently travel to our area
  • One of the members has an artisan chocolate factory
  • One of the candidates has a beer factory
As a new Chapter, it’s a win-win.  While they are looking for EO Mentorship (we are the best of the best), their fresh emerging perspective will certainly be refreshing and benefit us.
Did I mention chocolate and beer?
Please join me in welcoming EOBelgium to our new extended family.  Check the EONJ FaceBook page for pictures.
PS:  Any interest in a “welcome EOB” MyEO event, reach out to me (Mohit, you are already on the list).  Flights are cheap, the US$ is at it’s strongest in 14 years, and they have chocolate and beer.
Thank you, it’s an honor to be part of such a fine Chapter.

JB Blanchard
MyEO Chair, EONJ

Global News

The Global Membership Committee would like to recognize EO New Jersey on winning the October JOJA Award for most number of new members AND highest growth % in the US East . In particular, we would like to recognize the efforts of your Membership Chairs Scott Peloquin and Ronald Shovlin  towards expanding EO’s size and influence by recruiting a class of ‘quality’ new members

Members in the News

Annual golf classic benefits local children (Kieran Flanagan, Hollister Construction) Click here to read more.

5 ways to reduce bias in your hiring practices (Suzanne Cerra, Nukk-Freeman and Cerra) Click here to read more.

Morris Business News: S3 Agency; Moretrench American Corp. (Denise Blasevick & Adam Schnitzler, The S3 Agency) Click here to read more.

Are Outdated Pricing Models Hurting Clinical Research? (Darlene Panzitta, DSP Clinical Research) Click here to read more.

Global News

Interested in attending one of the top five rated business schools in the world and getting a better grip on your finances? Then see below! Questions?

EO@Wharton: Elevation Your Finance + Operations program

Registration is coming up in a few weeks, so please read the details below carefully, as the program sold out in 24 hours last year!


Number of Participants: 60 EO members

Registration Link:
Registration Date: 15 November 2016. Review the regional registration timeline below or here:
Registration Fee: US$4,800 per year (includes accommodations, most meals and all learning materials).
Dates9-12 May 2017

Program Goals:

Location: Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Region Local Time/Date in Region Registration Opens
Asia Pacific (APAC) 15 November, 2 a.m. GMT
(i.e. Auckland – 3 p.m. NZDT – GMT +13)
South Asia (SA) 15 November, 7 a.m. GMT
(i.e. New Dehli – 12:30 p.m. IST – GMT +5:30)
Europe 15 November, 7 a.m. GMT
(i.e. London – 7 a.m. GMT)
MEPA 15 November, 7 a.m. GMT
(i.e. Karachi – 12 p.m. PKT – GMT +5)
US East 15 November, 6 p.m. GMT
(i.e. New York – 1 p.m. EDT – GMT -5)
US Central 15 November, 6 p.m. GMT
(i.e. Chicago 12 p.m. CDT –GMT -6)
Latin America, Caribbean (LAC) 15 November, 6 p.m. GMT
(i.e. Mexico City – 12 p.m. CDT – GMT -6)
Canada 15 November, 6 p.m. GMT
(i.e. Montreal – 1 p.m. EDT- GMT -5)
US West 15 November, 6 p.m. GMT
(i.e. Los Angeles 10 a.m. PDT – GMT -8)


Members in the News

How to Be a Better Leader by Giving Back by OPEN Forum, (Denise Blasevick, The S3 Agency) Click here to see the video.

Boonton Agency Donates Free Services For Butler Non-Profit (Denise Blasevick, The S3 Agency) Click here to read more.

Parsippany, Morristown Organizations Hit The Links, Raise Money For Underprivileged Youth (Kieran Flanagan, Hollister Construction) Click here to read more.

Parsippany-Based Construction Company Working on World’s Largest Indoor Vertical Farm (Kieran Flanagan, Hollister Construction) Click here to read more.

The S3 Agency Launches “S FREE” Program to Help NJ-Based Organizations Who Can’t Afford to Pay for Creative Services   (Denise Blasevick, The S3 Agency) Click here to read more.

Madison’s Covenant House Auxiliary “Fall Into Giving” Event Raises $49K  (Kieran Flanagan, Hollister Construction) Click here to read more.

Sales Outsourcing Provider is One of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in NJ (Caryn Kopp, Kopp Consulting) Click here to read more. 

Global News – MyEO

Personalize Your EO Experience through MyEO
Eager to maximize your membership? Follow in the footsteps of your global peers by engaging MyEO, a program designed to unite members and foster growth through shared interests. 

  • Join MyEO Forums based on geography or industry
  • Expand your network through specialized MyEO Groups
  • Host MyEO Events aligned with your passions
Whatever the outlet, MyEO is your vehicle to personalize your EO experience! Learn more by watching this video, joining our Facebook group or contacting us.
MyEO: Making Dreams Come True
Have you read the latest edition of Octane, EO’s award-winning magazine? In this issue, EO South Florida’s Raul Pineiro shares how MyEO helped him fulfill his dream of returning to his homeland of Cuba. Read the article to discover how Raul used MyEO to achieve his lifelong goal.
Introducing MyEO Premier Groups
The MyEO Committee has identified five Premier Groups, created to increase EO’s support of our diverse membership. Each MyEO Group is listed below, along with the name of their respective champion. Contact these champions to learn more! 

*Coming soon to the MyEO website


Some of you have been asking about MyEO events and where to find them?

MyEO events can be found on the EONetwork. Here is how to locate them:

  1. Click on the “Benefits” tab
  2. Click on “MyEO” this brings you to the MyEO page
  3. Click on the “MyEO Events” tab where you will find upcoming events, including EONJ’s upcoming “EO Two-Wheeler Motus Tour” and many other upcoming events!

Members in the News

League of Extraordinary CEOs: Entrepreneur shares ‘sticky’ secret to success (Kevin Mahoney, Click here to read more.

 NJ Manufacturing Awards 2016 – The winners of the New Jersey Manufacturing Awards 2016 were announced live at NJMEP’s annual “Made in New Jersey” event in celebration of the fifth annual National Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 7th.Click here to read more.

  • Innovator of the year – WINNER – General Devices (GD) – Curt Bashford
  • Manufacturer for the Year (Medium – Between 51-125 Employees) Runner Up – Davion – Jimmy Placa

Chapter News

EONJ held a Test Drive on October 5th at the Bernards Inn. The Test Drive was successful and several of the attendees were invited to become members of EONJ.

Please welcome the below new members:

  • David DeFreitas – Northeast Power Dry Inc.
  • Todd Leonardis – Kramer Industries
  • Elisabete Miranda – CQ Fluency
  • Steven Schneider – Kramer Industries
  • Jean Oursler, Alden Management Consulting Group
  • Michael Ben Shimon, M&B IP Analysts, LLC
  • Ellen Pietrowitz, LEM Plastics

On Oct 13 EONJ Member Doug Rahn spoke at a Huddle – “Cyber Hacks are Common, Is your Network & Cloud Secure?” Members in attendance had some great takeaways, including the Cloud and ways to minimize risk:

  • Ask your Cloud vendor if it’s secure
  • Is the data stored in the USA?
  • Keep communication open with your team about what to do during certain scenarios.
  • Trust no one!
  • Everyone should have:
    • Anti virus
    • Anti Malware
    • A Firewall