Monthly Archives: February 2017

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

Chapter News

John Cioffi, incoming EONJ President, would like to announce the board for July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.  More details will follow about upcoming board goals.

  • President – John Cioffi
  • President Elect – Brian MacClaren
  • Forum – Larry Prager
  • Membership – Ron Shovlin
  • Membership Co-chairs – Steve Raz, Pat McGeehan
  • Learning – Dan Wilson
  • Learning Co-chairs – Tom Patania, Ellen Pietrowitz-Phillips
  • SAP – Jean Oursler
  • SAP Co-chair – Damon Finaldi
  • Integration Chair – Shawn Smith
  • Communications Chair – Nick Kraus
  • Finance Chair – Darlene Panzitta
  • Governance Chair – Scott Peloquin
  • Mentorship Chair – Hal Levenson
  • Mentorship Co-chair – Susan Michel
  • MYEO – JB Blanchard
  • GSEA Champion – Michael Schofel
  • Visionary  – Harris Wolin
  • Chapter Retreat – Scott Weintraub

Members in the News

Caryn Kopp, the Chief Door Opener of Kopp Consulting, offers tips on hiring the right sales Closer and the even harder-to-find Opener (Caryn Kopp, Kopp Consulting) Click here to read more.

NJBIZ reveals 2017’s Best 50 Women in Business (Caryn Kopp, Kopp Consulting) Click here to read more.

EO NJ Member Mike Michalowicz is publishing his new, revised and expanded book Profit First. His publisher, Penguin authorized a sneak peek release for 100 copies, so Mike asked that they send a copy of Profit First to every EO NJ member. Keep an eye on your mailbox! We hope you enjoy the book.