Join us for a combined huddle (add to calendar) and happy hour (add to calendar) starting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Crossfit 247. Arrive dressed and ready for long-time EO member Rick Haig to lead us through a fun and challenging class. Afterwards we’ll reward ourselves with a happy hour across the street at Willie McBride’s. If you cannot join us for Crossfit, you can still sign up for the happy hour by itself.
Click here to view event, here for registration or here to decline the invitation. Please register for the huddle and happy hour separately.
Time: 3:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Date: Sept. 10
Location: Crossfit 247 (3150 US22 Branchburg, NJ 08876)
Tuesday, July 29, Augur Inc. Founder and CEO Kathleen Frank will discuss with EO members how their Predictive Index® (PI) assessment impacts how they run their business. The time and location are to be determined. Topics discussed will include how each leader can optimize their strengths and more effectively manage their weaknesses, increase productivity of employees and decrease turnover through better hiring and targeted management.
All EO members attending this meeting will be invited to complete the PI survey checklist, which will take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. The deadline for completing the PI Checklist is July 14. To receive the survey, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for more information.
EO New Jersey is proud to serve at America’s Grow-a Row, an organization that grows and gleans fresh, healthy produce that is then donated to food pantries, soup kitchens, crisis centers, and food banks all over the state of New Jersey. EO New Jersey members are meeting at Peaceful Valley Orchards Farm, 150 Pittstown Road in Pittstown, N.J. at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11 to participate (add to calendar).
There will be an introduction to America’s Grow-a-Row, including history, vision and business insight. We will be harvesting from 10 a.m. to noon. Please eat breakfast prior to your arrival. Please make sure to bring a filled reusable water bottle, sunscreen and/or a hat, bug spray, gloves if you have them, and dress appropriately for the weather and to get dirty! We will pick in the rain and maybe wait out thunderstorms if appropriate.
Join us for happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 at Red Oak Grill (add to calendar). EO New Jersey 2014-15 President Michael Schofel will be there to discuss what we have planned for the year. Come relax and have a cocktail with your EO friends!
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Date: July 9
Location: Red Oak Grill (579 Allen Road, Basking Ridge, NJ)
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.
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.
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
- Shoot hoops
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
- 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 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).
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.
EO New Jersey and EO New York teamed up to host “The Business of Football” at The Chart House in Weehawken, N.J. A total of 122 people attended the event. You can see a video recap here.
The event scored high on satisfaction with an 8.7 overall satisfied score. The venue scored a 9.3 and the speakers scored an 8.6.
Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports, presented on selling sports and received great comments. Attendees thought his presentation was relevant with great content. Steiner shared his true business success story that was both inspiring and engaging.
Other feedback was also positive. Attendees thought Jamal Lewis, a former NFL running back, was authentic and funny. One EO-er wrote that Ted Sundquist, former general manager of the Denver Broncos, related sports to business well.
Overall, attendees most enjoyed the variety of speakers and the interesting topic. The business/football integration was a unique subject for both EO New Jersey and EO New York.
Registration closes for EO Nerve 2014, the EO East Coast regional annual conference, on April 15. Don’t forget to register before it sells out!
The conference is June 11 – 14 in Philadelphia (add to calendar). Keynote speakers include Michael Maddock, Gary Vaynerchuk, Randy Jones, Dick Vermeil and Rudy Karsan. Visit http://nerve2014.com to learn more about the conference.
Click here to see a video invite outlining the conference speakers from Eric Keiles, 2014 Nerve chairman. You can also learn more with this short video from EO Charlotte member Dana Bradley or this video from Dick Vermeil, former NFL football coach.
You can register here.