Members in the News

13 Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C. Attorrneys Selected to New Jersey Super Lawyer Lists. Click here to read more.

Designing Brand Identity in Retail Spaces (Ken Gruskin, Gruskin Group). Click here to read more.

Olaf the Snowman delights kids at Roman Jewelers (Sophie Shor & Lucy Zimmerman) Click here to read more.

On February 13, 2015, PTI (Neal Goldenberg) sponsored the first Career Orientation Program in conjunction with Passaic County Technical Institute.    Fifteen High School students interested in careers in Engineering  Injection Molding of Plastics and Metals attended the meeting that included, Mr. Cacace and NJMEP (New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program) representative, Mike Bani….Click here to read more.

Student group at PTI




Members in the News

The book, Sticks and Stones Life Lessons From a Lawyer, just debuted as the #1 best seller in the nation in its category on  (Terry Lyons, Lyons & Associates, PC) Click here to read more.

It’s All In Tape…Skillman-based (Kevin Mahoney) evolves from project into one of the fastest growing companies in the nation. Click here to read more.

Denise Blasevick (The S3 Agency) on MSNBC – Your Business, talks about how EO can help your business. Click here to read more and go to 3:40 to hear the plug.

Olaf from ‘Frozen’ visits Roman Jewelers (Sophie Shor & Lucy Zimmerman), March 15 in Bridgewater and Flemington. Click here to read more.




Members in the News

RightAnswers (Jeff Weinstein) Receives 2015 CUSTOMER Magazine Product of the Year Award. Click here to read more.

Pick your poison – Drive exotic and muscle cars in Vegas (World Class Driving, Aaron Fessler) Click here to read more.

RightAnswers (Jeff Weinstein) Named in KMWorlds 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management. Click here to read more.


Global News

Introducing: Virtual Learning Grant for Chapters

EO’s Virtual Learning team is happy to announce “Virtual Learning Grant for Chapters”, an opportunity that offers funding for live streaming to two chapters from different geographical locations to concurrently participate in a learning event.  All applicants must apply for the grant through this site by 31 March 2015 to be considered.  Questions? Please contact Scott Wilson ( or Pam Chanthavongsa ( for more information. Thank you!!

Inc. 500|5000 List Application Discount!

Inc. 500|5000 List Application Discount!
Last year, 299 EO members ranked on the prestigious Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S. Will your company make the list this year? Apply here and enter the code: EO500 to receive 20% off your application fee. If you make it on the list, you will be entered to win a complimentary Inc. 5000 conference ticket. Questions? Reach out to us.

Members in the News

RightAnswers (Jeff Weinstein) Reports Strong Performance in 2014 Introduces Groundbreaking Functionality to Improve Customer Service through Knowledge Management and Knowledge Centered Support (KCS); Strengthens Partnerships and Increases Global Footprint; Recognized for Contribution to Customer Service Organizations. Click here to read more.

Andy Tuper, (Tupler Financial) was recently awarded the 5 Star Wealth Manager Award for the fourth straight year and for the second straight year all three Financial Advisors at his firm won the award.   Less than 7% of the Financial Advisors in NJ qualified for this award.  He also just qualified for Presidents Club with Commonwealth Financial Network for the 6th straight year.   Less than 6% of the Financial Advisors at Commonwealth qualify for this award.

All Members Survey

All Member Survey 2015

The 2015 All Member Survey is officially launching 1 February and will be open until 28 February.  If members access the link and attempt to take the survey early, they will not be able to log in. Please be on the lookout for the link to the AMS on 1 February.  If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please contact your Regional Coordinator.

Forum Retreat Initiative 2015

Are your members looking to experience a once-in-a-lifetime Forum retreat in an exotic destination? Would an extra USD $1,000 on their return make that even sweeter?

In an effort to promote #EONation and get members connected around the world, EO Global is offering USD $1,000 to any Forum that has their retreat in any of EO’s newest, or soon to be launched chapter locations. This includes fun and exciting locations such as San Juan, Puerto Rico; Athens, Greece; Brooklyn, New York; and Wellington, New Zealand.

All the Forum needs to do to obtain the USD$1,000 is meet with the local members of that chapter, take a fun photo and submit to EO Global with a fun caption.  To be eligible, participating Forums must travel outside of their EO Area, or at least 100miles /160 kilometers from their chapter.

Please pass this info on to your members. We are accepting submissions for this contest through December 2015.  Questions?  Contact Laura Johnson, EO’s Global Membership Development Director

Global Citizen of the Year Award 

What is it?  A Global-level award, open to all members (except current Members of the EO Global Board, Regional Directors, Committee Chairs). This award recognizes members who are doing amazing things around the world to advance entrepreneurship, solve a world problem, or help EO and its members develop globally.

Examples might be:

  • A member who takes his entire Forum to a developing nation to build a school
  • A member who employees women in a village and provides educational benefits for their families
  • A member who uses EO resources and connections to start a business in a third-world country

It can be philanthropic, social entrepreneurship, or EO leadership.  Here’s the fun part…the prize is a paid trip to visit the EO chapter of their choice (up to US$3500)

The deadline to apply is 28 February. Please forward this on to members who would be interested. This award program is for actions taken in the last calendar year (2014) so applicants from last year are welcome to re-apply.

Questions? Contact John Mark Davidson, EO’s Strategic Engagement Director

Justice League Sees The Results of “Profit First” Thinking at Coffee Farm in Costa Rica

The Justice League left for Costa Rica on Sunday, January 11 for their annual forum retreat. After an original plan to have the retreat in late February changed because of a schedule conflict, the Justice League had to move it to January and had less than four weeks to pull everything together. They chose an all-inclusive resort called Riu Palace Costa Rica in Guanacaste and spent four days on retreat. With the winter temperatures outside in New Jersey dipping into the single digits last week, there was certainly no complaints about the timing of the trip.
The Justice League has been spending significant time recently discussing topics from two books: Mike Michaelowitz’s “Profit First” and Chris McChensey’s “The 4 Disciplines of Execution.” When you add into the mix the League’s desire to build more accountability into their forum experience, this year’s retreat focused on setting up goals across three categories: individual, family and business.On the second day, Justice League left early in the morning in a van and traveled through farms, small village-like towns and dense jungle terrain to reach Diria Coffee Farm for a tour of their production facility. After a great cup of their best organic “Peaberry” coffee, the group was led through the facility to learn the production process.One of the biggest takeaways of the tour was learning how much attention the farmers pay to being a sustainable operation. In the context of Michaelowitz’s “Profit First,” it was readily apparent that they were operating on the “small plate” philosophy. That region of Costa Rica is very dry during the harvest season for coffee, and water is a precious resource. The farmers there go to great lengths to recycle all the water they use to wash and filter the coffee beans. They also use the skin of the coffee bean as a fuel in the furnaces that dry the beans before the roasting process begins. The farmers at Diria Coffee Farm have implemented some ingeniously simple solutions to consume as little as possible and minimize their costs – it’s their version of small plates. The result is a highly profitable operation that supports the lives of 150 local farmers and their families.

On Wednesday, January 14 the Justice League returned to the great state of New Jersey as a stronger forum, all tanned and fired up for a very successful 2015.

Justice League Members: Steven Kramer, Dan Wilson, Joe Infante, Terry Lyons, John Cioffi, Glenn Van Etten, Brian MacClaren

Photo 1: Justice League on the beach at Riu Palace Costa Rica
Photo 2: Local coffee farmer, Dennis, explaining the coffee bean washing processIMG_2406