Monthly Archives: May 2014

Members in the News

Gruskin Group [Ken Gruskin] was named a top retail design firm by VMSD. The company was also in a story in the Suburban News for winning the grand prize at the 51st Annual New Jersey Concrete Awards for their Kean University building, which was featured in Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal. Additionally, SitOnIt did a designer profile of Gruskin Group.

Denise Blasevick [The S3 Agency] was quoted in an story about how to find a work-life balance.

A Forbes story on the price of MLB All-Star Game tickets mentioned Select-A-Ticket [Tom Patania].

Mike Michalowicz [Provendus Group] wrote an article for SmallBizDaily on how to choose a business partner.

MarketWatch quoted an OlenderFeldman [Kurt Olender] privacy attorney in a story about Google search results.

Cheryl Biron [One Horn Transportation] was included in NJBIZ‘s Cheers and Jeers column for making the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies list.

Rob Zadotti [Gold Medal Service] wrote a story about finding a new PR/marketing firm for SmallBizDaily. did a story on Roman Jewelers [Sophie Shor and Lucy Zimmerman] sponsoring an essay contest.

EO New Jersey Hosts The Art and Science of Collection

EO New Jersey is hosting The Art and Science of Collection, which will cover setting terms, collecting and what you need to know to get paid. The event is at noon on June 5 at Withum Smith & Brown in Morristown (add to calendar). This exclusive panel event will discuss:

  • Setting terms and collection with Fortune 500 Companies
  • Collecting from a customer who declares bankruptcy
  • Creative ways to collect while keeping relationships intact
  • Knowing when to call a collection agency or attorney for help
  • Ways to mitigate risk of delinquent payments through better cash flow management

Panelists will include Chris DeMayo, Kurt Olender, Anna Walz and Alex Zaltsman.

Lunch will be served. Space is limited to the first 20 members, and guests are not allowed. Click here to register.

Time: noon

Date: Thursday, June 5

Location: Withum Smith & Brown (465 South Street, Morristown, NJ)

In fairness to all EONJ members, should you reserve a spot and fail to attend (without 48 hours notice) you will be assessed a $100 charge.

It’s Renewal Season for EO

EO Global asks that all members please check to see that their credit card information is up to date.

To do this:

  1. Log into EOAccess
  2. Click onto renewal information
  3. Check to see your credit card is still valid and the expiration date is current through June 2014.

The renewal costs for the 2014-15 year are $3,600.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

EO New York Invites EO New Jersey Members to Exclusive Family Event

EO New York has invited EO New Jersey members to a weekend sleep-away camp—EO style. Come join fellow EO families for sleep-away retreat in the Berkshires where kids and adults will enjoy an amazing camp experience. There will be family time as well as separate “kid” and “adult” time so each can fully experience camp EO style.

Arrive Friday for a great dinner in moose lodge, check into your own private cabin, then split into kid and adult activities before joining for a campfire.

Saturday starts early with a delicious breakfast and then choose your own sessions with options including:

  • Rock climbing (two levels)
  • Water skiing
  • Kayak
  • Shoot hoops
  • Dance
  • Campfire

The night starts with a fabulous dinner and then TWO separate cocktail hours (one for kids and one for adults) each with age appropriate beverages, supervision and entertainment. The night wraps with taps and lights out at midnight.

This exclusive EO opportunity has never been done before and promises to be a fantastic family event. Availability is limited.

Your non-refundable fee includes:

  • Exclusive access to a private lakeside, 300 acre family-owned camp in the Berkshires
  • A private cabin for you and your family with your own private indoor bathroom
  • Five deliciously prepared meals. We’re NOT talking camp grub on paper plates here—expect chef prepared cuisine served properly (two breakfasts, lunch and two dinners)
  • All beverages, including the adult kind
  • All activities, including those that typically cost extra like water skiing
  • All staff and supervision for kids including the “kid” time activities
  • Entertainment
  • A great time

Please join us June 6-8 in the Berkshires for this one-of-a-kind EO exclusive (add to calendar). Click here to register.

EO Sleep away Camp Kids version


Members in the News

KM World did an article about RightAnswers [Jeff Weinstein] working with an automated milking machine company on knowledge management.

Gruskin Group [Ken Gruskin] was in a story about their design for a Kean University academic building.

British Weekly story about the reporter’s trip to Las Vegas included World Class Driving [Aaron Fessler].

Mike Michalowicz [Provendus Group] was in a Spanish language story on Dinero en Imagen.

Eastman Companies [Michael Schofel] was mentioned in an Alternative Press article about a tenant moving into their office building. The Alternative Press also included Eastman Companies in another story for their participation in the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner.

One Horn Transportation [Cheryl and Louis Biron] was in NJBIZ for making the Women Presidents’ Organization’s list of 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies.

A story mentioned Lyons & Associates [Theresa Lyons] for sponsoring the third annual Red Shoe event.

Parette Somjen Architects [Gregory Somjen] was in a Parsippany Life story for the upcoming project with Knollwood and Rockaway Meadow Schools.

The Hunterdon County Democrat mentioned Roman Jewelers [Sophie Shor and Lucy Zimmerman] in a story about the speaker series Roman Jewelers is sponsoring.


Get Ready for Jersey Jack Pinball and a Beach Party

EO New Jersey is kicking off the summer with a family event. The two-part event starts at Jersey Jack Pinball at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31 (add to calendar).  At Jersey Jack Pinball, EO members and their families will learn how to design and make a pinball machine from scratch and play in a pinball tournament. Jersey Jack Pinabll was founded by veteran arcade industry figure Jack Guarnieri: click here to learn more about Jack. Jersey Jack Pinball is located at 1645 Oak St. in Lakewood, N.J. Lunch will be provided.

The second part of the day is a beach party at EO New Jersey member Scott Weintraub’s beach house (60 Inlet Terrace, Belmar, N.J.) from 2:30 to 9 p.m. (add to calendar). Dinner and drinks will be provided. There will be a pool and beach house activities. For GPS, use either 60 Inlet Terrace or 66 Inlet Terrace (which requires you to cross a foot bridge to get to 60 Inlet Terrace). Parking is on one side of the street. Please bring your towels and swimsuits.

Click here to register for these events. Make sure to RSVP to the beach party (even if you cannot attend).

Gaining Power in Negotiation Through Incredible Preparation

EO New Jersey will host a half-day workshop presented by Marty Finkle, CEO of Scotwork Negotiating Skills, at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 14 at the Eisenhower Corporate Center (add to calendar). This dynamic workshop will give you practical tips on preparation and will help you: gain power even with much larger companies, understand and communicate your needs, communicate and propose your solutions, and trade for better outcomes for you and your company. The workshop works with suppliers, buyers, owners, executives operations and sales people or whoever trades anything across your organization. When negotiating agreements this workshop will help you gain better, timelier results inside and outside your organization.

Through stories, real world examples and a live negotiation case play, you will gain strategic insights for bringing new value and better negotiated outcomes to your organization and to you personally.

Attend this workshop and learn:

  • How to prepare correctly for any negotiation
  • How to gain power even if you feel like you are in a weak position
  • How to set objectives when asking for what you must have or must avoid in your negotiation
  • Who should go first when making proposals and why
  • Why having a Wish & Concession list will help you be more flexible

A Light continental breakfast will be available. In fairness to all EO New Jersey members, should you reserve a spot and fall to attend (without 48 hours notice) you will be assessed a $100 charge.

Click here to register.

One Horn Transportation Advances to 24th Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Businesses in North America

One Horn Transportation’s Freight Agent Growth Strategy continues to generate significant growth as The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and American Express OPEN ranked the One Horn Transportation 24th of the 50 Fastest Growing Women Owned/Led Companies in North America. The 50 companies were honored at the WPO’s annual conference in New Orleans on April 24.

One Horn was founded by EO New Jersey members Cheryl and Louis Biron. Having just entered its tenth year in business, One Horn’s reinvention in 2010 from a trucking company owning tractors-trailers to a freight agent based transportation brokerage has enabled the company to continue on its strong growth trajectory. Freight agents come to One Horn with a book of business and perform the sales function as well as subcontracting their customers’ loads to outside trucking companies. One Horn provides all the financing, proprietary software, and back office services, leveraging the strengths of its founders.

“We are very excited our freight agent strategy has enabled One Horn to move up in the ranking while building a company that empowers our freight agents and employees to pursue their dreams in life,” said Cheryl Biron, president and CEO of One Horn.

One Horn was founded by two corporate executives who decided the corporate lifestyle was not for them.

“We wanted to create an environment where people would love to come to work and be able to achieve success and personal happiness,” Cheryl said. “Our Freight Agents grow their businesses, One Horn grows, and we all succeed.”

The strong business foundation that enables One Horn’s freight agents to grow sales is Stratebo, the proprietary transportation management software package written by One Horn Co-Founder and COO Louis Biron.

“In creating Stratebo, I wanted our company to have the most efficient back office system so that our agents could handle more loads per day with maximum efficiency,” Louis said. “Operating efficiencies are key to enabling One Horn to grow with minimal fixed costs as Stratebo has enabled One Horn to grow without adding people pushing paper in the back office, and since I wrote it, there are no licensing fees involved.”

Leveraging its entrepreneurial culture, One Horn continues to look for new ways to innovate, evolve and reinvent itself for continued growth. For the past year, Cheryl has been blogging on to share ideas that helped with One Horn’s reinvention and growth over the years as well as ways freight agents can improve their operational efficiency and personal effectiveness.