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Chapter News

FY2016/2017 PEAK Winners Announced

Congratulations to the entire membership of EONJ for an outstanding job reaching for the stars to achieve that which only 8 out of 167 chapters globally achieved, namely the highest level of PEAK and the $15,000 award that comes with it!

EONJ was also the only chapter to achieve Everest from the entire US East Region!



Members in the News

Imagine: Gruskin Group employs imaginative, integrative approach to design, communication challenges (Ken Gruskin, Gruskin Group) Click here to read more.

Is Your CRO Charging You The Right Price? (Darlene Panzitta, DSP Clinical Research) Click here to read more.

Data or Consumer Choice – Which Matters More in Ticketing? (Tom Patania, Select A Ticket) Click here to read more.

Bravo! group services team harvest food to help those facing hunger (Karen Martinez, BRAVO! Group Services) Click here to read more.

Global News

Connect Instantly With Your EO Peers on the EO Network App
Tap into the power of your EO network—now available at your fingertips! The EO Network app is here and provides a new way to interact with your entire chapter, Forum and everybody in the EO Nation. When you sign on, you’ll automatically be linked to your chapter, Forum, MyEO Groups and other EO contacts. Take part in real-time conversations. Send messages, photos, videos and audio files instantly. Watch this video tutorial to learn more about the EO Network app’s messaging features. The EO Network app is available on iOS and Android. Download it now and start communicating today!
EO’s Newest Podcast Is Tailored to Women Entrepreneurs (But Men Can Learn From It, Too!)
Looking for content crafted to your experience as a woman in entrepreneurship? Tune in to EO’s new podcast designed for women entrepreneurs: EO Wonder. Hosted by EO Los Angeles President Kalika Yap, EO Wonder will feature compelling conversations with world leaders in business who navigate the highs and lows of 21st-century entrepreneurship. Hear from guests like Toni Ko, founder of NYX Cosmetics, as she reveals how she built one of the top beauty businesses in the industry; and Lisa Sugar, founder of POPSUGAR, on how she created a media empire. Listen to or download episodes from or subscribe on iTunes.
EO Youth Exchange Is Looking for Hosts
Can you or your company host one of these EO member children? Rissa,an EO daughter from the Philippines, is looking for an internship in Germany. Gaur from India would like to start an internship in Germany, Japan or Ethiopia next summer. Karl, a trained cook, is looking for an opportunity with a chef in New Zealand. Pauline, a 12-year-old EO daughter from Germany, is looking for an international exchange family for spring 2018. Please email Youth Exchange Coordinator Anja Miller if you’re interested in hosting an EO member’s child. Or check out the Youth Exchange marketplace
Take the Next Step in Your Leadership Journey
Are you currently in a Path of Leadership (PoL) role and hoping to continue? Or are you a recognized leader at your organization who is ready to take your skills even further? EO is now accepting applications for PoL roles. Interested candidates can learn more at our PoL website. Please note:
1. Applications for the Global Board, Regional Chair and Committee Chair roles are due by 1 October 2017. Applications for all other PoL roles are due 15 January 2018.
2. All who wish to be considered for a role must submit an application. This includes members who wish to return to their current role for a second term.
2017 EO Hyderabad University Is Almost Sold Out!
Join your EO peers in Hyderabad, India, and experience the “Jugaadi” way of life. Learn from business leaders like Zev Siegel, co-founder of Starbucks; Gerard Houllier, former football manager of France, Liverpool and Paris Saint Germain teams; and Tony Buzan, one of the world’s leading thinkers and the inventor of Mind Maps. Visit the majestic Chowmahalla Palace, enjoy dine-arounds at EO Hyderabad member homes and play your part as a Bollywood star! The 2017 EO Hyderabad University takes place from 25-29 October 2017Register now before you miss out!
Build Your Path to the Future in Athens
EO One Level Up 2017 is a two-day learning event packed with high-caliber speakers and fresh experiences, shared with passionate EO members and Accelerator participants. Join us in Athens, Greece, from 13-14 November 2017. Register before 15 September 2017 to receive early bird pricing. Learn more and register today.
Save the Date: 2018 EO Dead Sea, Jordan University

If you can’t attend the 2017 EO Hyderabad University, your next opportunity to attend EO’s premier global learning event is not too far away! The 2018 EO Dead Sea, Jordan University is scheduled for 28 February-4 March 2018Sign up for the interest list to receive more information!

Seven EONJ members make the INC 5000 list!

The Inc 5000 list was released this week. Congratulations to the following EONJ members who made the list

  • Kraus Marketing (Nick Kraus) – #924
  • ABS Resources (Mohamed Bakerywala) – #1106
  • Hollister Construction Services (Kieran Flanagan, Sr.) – #1951
  • General Devices (Curt Bashford) – #2503
  • Kopp Consulting (Caryn Kopp) – #3007
  • Modern Store Equipment (David Dunigan) – #3637
  • Tel-Data Solutions (Damon & Vince Finaldi)  #4542

Members in the News

Green Brook-based BRAVO! celebrates 20th anniversary (Karen Martinez, BRAVO! Group Services) Click here to read more.

NATB Looks Forward as Industry Continues to Expand (Tom Patania, Select A Ticket) Click here to read more.

Friends of Livingston Animal Shelter Recognize Eastman Properties at Meeting (Michael Schofel, Eastman Companies) Click here to read more.

GD CAREpoint chosen to enhance patient care at Silver Cross Hospital (Curt Bashford, GD) Click here to read more.

Gruskin Group™ Wins ‘Best Out-of-Home Award’ at NJ Ad Club’s 49th Annual Jersey Awards, Earns 17 Awards (Ken Gruskin, Gruskin Group) Click here to read more.


Global News

GEI Survey Info – This is a PEAK item and adds value to our Chapter!

The Global GEI (Global Entrepreneur Indicator) Survey was launched on August 2nd and continues to August 31 – it came  direct form Global.

If you have not filled out the survey please do so ASAP (only 19 member have completed this to date)  Subject Line for email: EO GEI Survey – Global Entrepreneur Indicator – Take Action Today the link in the email is just for you.

Android Version of the EO App is now released!

The Android version of the EO Network App is now OUT! Download it today. This app allows members to connected instantly to all of their networks, reach out to EO members when traveling, and to register for events right within the app! The password and login are the same as if they were signing into Want to learn more, check out this video.

Members in the News

AV Budgeting: Reality Check (Steve Greenblatt, Control Concepts) Click here to read more.

Entrepreneurial Advice From Five Women Who Are Making It Work (Denise Blasevick, The S3 Agency) Click here to read more.

Business of the Week: Shovlin Mattress Factory (Ron Shovlin, Shovlin Mattress Factory) Click here to read more.

The S3 Agency Awards Free Creative Services to the Monmouth County Historical Association (Denise Blasevick &Adam Schnitzler, The S3 Agency). Click here to read more.


The Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Jason Bonam Experience concert was on July 22,  – 40 members and guests were in attendance. Four EONJ members (Ken Majmudar, Todd & Amy Leonardis  and David Federici) won VIP backstage passes to meet Foreigner.

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Global News

We now have a new process for new members that are looking to utilize their $500 New Member Voucher for NERVE 2017:

  • Eligible new members will register for NERVE
  • Members looking to use their voucher will need to complete the following registration online to be reimbursed:
  • Step by step instructions are on the page to help guide members
  • Refunds will be issued on a monthly basis to the business address listed on the member profile
  • Members can see if they are eligible on their “Member Homepage” on A banner will be present indicating how many days remain for the voucher to be used. If no such banner exists, they are no longer eligible.

For all other qualifying events (events other than NERVE), members will have a check box option to redeem their voucher on the individual event’s registration page. The above link is only for NERVE 2017. Members that have already submitted an old voucher request form have already been notified and we are working with them on this new process.

Please direct any questions to Catherine Buckingham, ( Global Membership Coordinator, or Courtney Hogan (