Members in the News

Liberty Humane gets free services (Denise Blasevick & Adam Schnitzler, The S3 Agency) Click here to read more.

Mike Michalowicz gives tips for growing a healthy business (Michael Michalowicz, Profit First Professionals)  Click here to read more.

Westfield Home Transformation To Be Featured on NBC March 25th (Michael Mroz, Michael Robert Construction) Click Westfield Home Transformation To Be Featured on NBC to read more. 

EO NJ member Cheryl Biron and three other women entrepreneurs will be featured during a panel discussion the evening of March 27 at Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J. The event is free and open to the public.

The panelists will share their journey from idea to successful business, and discuss whether their gender was a help, or hindrance (or both). The startup founders will also tell how they got started, how they transitioned from a corporate job, tips for securing funding and advice for selecting a partner and how to divide up responsibilities. The event will also explore why women are under-represented as entrepreneurs.

Here’s the link with more info:

Attendees can register at the above link, or by emailing directly. Feel free to spread the word to anyone who might be interested.

Global News

Did you know that EO has a brand new Executive Education program focused specifically on EO members that have family businesses with the prestigious International Institute for Management Development (IMD) ? This intensive 3 day program covers topics such as: Learning from long-lasting and successful privately held businesses, What do high performing leaders actually do to be outstanding in resolving differences quickly and effectively?, Succession and Family Governance, and more!  You can attend solo or bring one member from your family business to attend!  

Fast Facts


Registration Link:

Registration Fee: US$4950/person. Registration fee includes all programming, meals and accommodations from 28 – 30 August 2017.

Number of Participants: 70 EO Members and their family business partners, colleagues or staff. You are encouraged to register and bring one member from your family business to participate in full with you, however, this is not mandatory for attendance.

Location: International Institute for Management Development (IMD) Lausanne, Switzerland


Global News


Grow Your Company Conference (GrowCo) by Inc. Magazine
Are you interested in attending Inc.’s GrowCo? EO members will receive a US$300 discount off the regular conference price by using the code: EOGC. GrowCo will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, from 8-10 May, and will feature an outstanding lineup of speakers, including Kevin O’Leary (“Shark Tank”), Neil Blumenthal (Warby Parker), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook) and Steve Case (Revolution). All EO members attending the conference will be connected by email before the event.


EO@IMD: Navigating Your Family Business – Registration Coming Soon!
If you own a family enterprise, or plan to appoint a relative as a successor, join us from 28-30 August for EO@IMD: Navigating Your Family Business. This three-day, intensive learning program, held in Lausanne, Switzerland, will provide you with world-class education from family business experts and established family firms. According to a 2016 survey by PwC, most issues within family businesses could be resolved or avoided through strategic planning for the future. Learn more and register on 14 March.


Save the Date for the 2017 EO Hyderabad University!
Your next opportunity to attend a University is approaching fast! The 2017 EO Hyderabad University will take place from 25-29 October. Twice a year, members from around the world gather for a four-day conference packed with opportunities to learn, network and explore different cultures. Don’t miss out on your chance to do this same! Subscribe to the interest list to receive updates about this upcoming University, including the registration date and times, speakers and more!
2017 EO Family Retreat & Experience - Register on 14 March
EO is proud to announce that registration for the EO Family Retreat & Experience will open on 14 March. This four-day adventure, designed for you and your loved ones to learn and grow together, will be held from 2-6 August in Orlando, Florida, USA, at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando. The program will help you build the framework for a stronger family unit, while your children will become inspired and ready to develop into confident, self-sufficient individuals. All of this, of course, with plenty of fun along the way. Review registration details and fees on the event website, be sure to subscribe to the interest list and join the Facebook group for important updates! Contact the EO Global Events team with any questions.


Join the MyEO Women of EO Group
Eager to learn and grow alongside fellow women entrepreneurs? Join the MyEO Women of EO Group, a dynamic group that gives women entrepreneurs in EO an opportunity to engage at scheduled events, empowers them through powerful connections and ongoing dialogue, and spotlights their strengths through the Women of EO Leadership Summit, to occur from 23-26 August. Save the date— registration opens in March, and will be available for group members first! Learn more.
Listen for Upcoming Virtual Learning Opportunities
Can you imagine your sales growth increasing from US$0 to more than US$2 billion? Listen to Brian Halligan’s story—and others—on the EO Podcast. Through our e-Learning adventures, learn how you can balance brain power and “Wake Up Productive”! Both e-courses are free and self-paced; exclusive for EO members and Accelerator participants. And stay tuned for the launch of a new podcast, “Wonder,” on 14 March. Take advantage of these virtual learning opportunities and more by visiting EO’s Virtual Learning webpage.

EONJ GSEA Competition

Rutgers student wins regional Global Student Entrepreneur Awards competition Click here to read more.

Thank you to our generous Lead Sponsors, Award Sponsors and judges!

  • Larry Prager – Entology, Inc. – Mentor
  • Darlene Panzitta – DSP Clinical Research, LLC – Mentor
  • JB Blanchard – RoofDeck Solutions – Judge
  • Carl Gould – 7 Stage Advisors -Award sponsor
  • Caryn Kopp – Kopp Consulting – Award Sponsor
  • Nick Kraus – Kraus Marketing – Award Sponsor
  • Keith Maddox – J.A. Lee Electric – Judge
  • Kevin Mahoney – – Judge
  • Susan Michael – Glen Eagle Advisors – Judge
  • Kurt Olender – Olender Feldman – Award Sponsor, Judge
  • Adam Schnitzler – The S3 Agency – Award Sponsor, Judge
  • Michael Schofel – Eastman Companies – Lead Sponsor, Award Sponsor and Program Director
  • Andy Tupler – Tupler Financial – Award Sponsor
  • Harris Wolin – Myers Wolin – Award Sponsor
  • Alan Sobel – Sobel & Co, LLC – Lead Sponsor
  • Brian Warden – Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer, Attorneys at Law – Lead Sponsor
  • Dartcor Food Services

Global Survey

Global Entrepreneur Indicator (GEI) Survey

The GEI survey is now live. The latest installment was rolled out on February 1st and will be open until February 28th. Chapters must receive 30% participation in both installments of the survey (the first was in August). Click to take the survey.

Members in the News

How To Deal With Everyday Intellectual Property Issues (Harris Wolin, Myers, Wolin, LLC) Click here to read more.

Liberty Humane Society wins S3 services (Denise Blasevick & Adam Schnitzler,The S3 Agency) Click here to read more.

Harris A. Wolin was featured in an article entitled Licensed to Sell: Know the Law about Patents and Trademarks (shared with permission) from the February 2017 edition of Promotional Products Business.

CQ fluency Awarded Contract With The Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (Elisabete Miranda, CQ Fluency, Inc.) Click here to read more.

 Brighton Cromwell Attending 2017 International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) (Glenn Van Etten, Brighton Cromwell, LLC) Click here to read more.

Two EONJ members made the  100 Best Places to Work in New Jersey: Small/medium companies Congratulations to:

  • Hollister Construction – Kieran Flanagan
  • Intac Actuarial Services – Charles Rosenberg

Global News

Forum Retreat Database

The Forum team is currently working on compiling and strengthening our list of resources for Forums going on annual retreats. All compiled information will be turned into “EO Forum Retreat City Guides.” We are looking to gather information on cities where EO has chapters. All entries received by April 15th will be eligible for a drawing for one Chapter Forum Summit ($4,500 value) to be delivered in the next fiscal year! Please submit your entry here!

Become a Mentor for the EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Give back to the next generation of entrepreneurs! The EO GSEA season is in full-swing, and we are looking for EO members to participate as mentors for the 50 student entrepreneurs preparing for the Global Finals in Frankfurt, Germany, from 27-29 April. No mentorship experience is needed, as we will provide educational content and guides to both the mentor and mentee. If you’re interested in participating, please complete this survey by 1 March.

Leaders Wanted for a Global University Planning Team

Have you attended Universities or participated in a regional or Global event-planning team? Are you interested in joining a team that creates unforgettable member experiences? We are looking for members who are interested in creating the next University! Learn more.

Listen for Upcoming Virtual Learning Opportunities

Can you imagine inheriting a declining family business in your 20s, only to completely turn it around within 10 years? Listen to Richard Bryan’s story—and others—on the EO Podcast. And stay tuned for the launch of a new podcast, “Wonder,” on 14 March. Take advantage of these virtual learning opportunities and more by visiting EO’s VL webpage.

Registration for EO@IMD: Navigating Your Family Business Opens Soon

What type of companies are the most successful in a recession, diversify most organically and encounter very little debt? Family businesses. If you own a family enterprise, plan to appoint a relative as a successor, or are thinking ahead to your business legacy, invest in your future. Join us in Lausanne, Switzerland, for EO@IMD: Navigating Your Family Business, from28-30 August. Receive world-class education, learn from family business experts, and experience this game-changing program with your colleagues and fellow EO members. Learn more and register on 14 March.

Virtual Learning: Women’s Podcast Channel

On March 14th EO will be offering the Women’s Podcast channel: Wonder! Members and Accelerators are welcome to enjoy 45 minute discussions with successful women entrepreneurs around the world. EO Podcast is designed for all entrepreneurs with a thirst for learning to better their business and themselves. There are also online courses available. To register, please follow this link.


Global GEI Survey

Mark the GEI Survey Off Your To-Do List!

EO has launched it’s February campaign to develop great economic talking points for every EO chapter through the semi-annual Global Entrepreneur Indicator (GEI) survey

Have you completed the 2017 EO Global Entrepreneur Indicator (GEI) survey? The GEI survey is a twice-yearly gauge of the near-term global economic outlook; it delivers data on job creation, profit outlook and access to capital, among other key metrics. The GEI Survey is the easiest way for our chapter to reach out to local press with timely and relevant economic commentary.


The survey is available in five languages, including: English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Portuguese. Simply click your preferred language in the GEI website navigation. It takes less than five minutes to complete and will stay open until Tuesday, 28 February. Take the survey today at