Category Archives: Chapter News

EONJ Test Drive

On April 6th EONJ hosted a Test Drive at the Bernards Inn. We had a record number of Members and Prospects attend.  Please welcome our newest members that are already processed! Several more members will be joining within the next week.

A special thanks goes out to the below members who referred a candidate:

  • Anna Walz
  • Caryn Kopp
  • Dave DeFrias
  • Scott Weintraub
  • Jean Oursler
  • Pat McGeehan
  • Harris Wolin
  • Scott Peloquin
  • Susan Michel
  • Michael Schofel

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

Chapter News

Record breaking attendance scheduled for upcoming EONJ events! Don’t miss out space is very limited.

If you have not already regsitered for:

  • 1/26/17  –  “A Consultative Sales Approach to Grow Revenue – Ian Altman” SOLD OUT  – WAITLIST ONLY ! Click here to register on the waitlist. If you can no longer attend please release your space
  • 2/15/17 – “Revenue is Vanity, Profit is Sanity, Cash is King” Room change due to overselling the original space – we will now be in room G at the Eisenhower Corporate Campus – 43 regsitered. Click here to register now!




Chapter News

Dear EONJ,

I am pleased and honored to announce that we have officially entered into sister-chapter relationship with newly emerging chapter EO Belgium.

This has been an exhaustive review process that started at GLC in Bangkok last May — it is part of the growing globalization trend, and is a best practice by many of the top tier Chapters (and we here at EONJ are a top-top-tier Chapter.
Many of you contributed thoughts and experience to the process, thank you for keeping it Gestalt.
The short list included EO Cape Town, EO Barcelona, EO Amsterdam, EO Costa Rica, EO Rio, and EO Belgium.
Half were already spoken for, all were very interesting, and EO Belgium realy stood out.
I was lucky enough to have managed to help run a test drive, and an EO Value-proposition presentation in Belgium last month.  I was astounded at the quality and competence of the small but rapidly growing membership.
Why EO Belgium?:
Center of Europe, NATO is there, easy access to the rest of Europe (also the best security in Europe . . . now).
  • Amazing culture
  • Amazing Food
  • English is the common language (since they can’t agree between Flemish and French)
  • The membership frequently travel to our area
  • One of the members has an artisan chocolate factory
  • One of the candidates has a beer factory
As a new Chapter, it’s a win-win.  While they are looking for EO Mentorship (we are the best of the best), their fresh emerging perspective will certainly be refreshing and benefit us.
Did I mention chocolate and beer?
Please join me in welcoming EOBelgium to our new extended family.  Check the EONJ FaceBook page for pictures.
PS:  Any interest in a “welcome EOB” MyEO event, reach out to me (Mohit, you are already on the list).  Flights are cheap, the US$ is at it’s strongest in 14 years, and they have chocolate and beer.
Thank you, it’s an honor to be part of such a fine Chapter.

JB Blanchard
MyEO Chair, EONJ

Global News

The Global Membership Committee would like to recognize EO New Jersey on winning the October JOJA Award for most number of new members AND highest growth % in the US East . In particular, we would like to recognize the efforts of your Membership Chairs Scott Peloquin and Ronald Shovlin  towards expanding EO’s size and influence by recruiting a class of ‘quality’ new members

Chapter News

EONJ held a Test Drive on October 5th at the Bernards Inn. The Test Drive was successful and several of the attendees were invited to become members of EONJ.

Please welcome the below new members:

  • David DeFreitas – Northeast Power Dry Inc.
  • Todd Leonardis – Kramer Industries
  • Elisabete Miranda – CQ Fluency
  • Steven Schneider – Kramer Industries
  • Jean Oursler, Alden Management Consulting Group
  • Michael Ben Shimon, M&B IP Analysts, LLC
  • Ellen Pietrowitz, LEM Plastics

On Oct 13 EONJ Member Doug Rahn spoke at a Huddle – “Cyber Hacks are Common, Is your Network & Cloud Secure?” Members in attendance had some great takeaways, including the Cloud and ways to minimize risk:

  • Ask your Cloud vendor if it’s secure
  • Is the data stored in the USA?
  • Keep communication open with your team about what to do during certain scenarios.
  • Trust no one!
  • Everyone should have:
    • Anti virus
    • Anti Malware
    • A Firewall