JERSEY SHORE BUSINESS EXPO
DOORS OPEN 11AM
RECOGNIZING ELECTED OFFICIALS
MEET AND GREET ELECTED OFFICIALS
JOIN US AS WE RECOGNIZE OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS
*Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy,
*Senator Robert Singer
*Ocean County Commissioner Director Joseph H. Vicari
12:30 Women Empowerment Panel
HELPING WOMEN IN THE WORKFORCE
ROCHEL LEBOWITZ -EOS TOOLS, HELP BUSINESS OWNERS GET MORE PEACE OF MIND+ THEIR LIFE BACK
is a third-generation female entrepreneur. Since the age of 10, she worked at her family’s business and got the business onto the ecommerce platform. But the most interesting part was observing the employees when the boss wasn’t around.
Her mission has always been to empower others to think and live independently.
Fast forward to 2015, her husband and her acquired a flexible packaging printing business. They were doing well but inevitably, with the rapid growth, it felt like the wheels were falling off the bus. In 2018 They implemented EOS, a system that has helped her husband and her find the calm in the chaos of running their flexible packaging business.
They have since grown three times in revenue and from 30-100 employees and most importantly got her life and marriage back.
As a partner in business, Rachel got a unique vantage point into the day-to-day stress and struggles of running a company.
Rachel is passionate about sharing those EOS tools, to help other business owners get more peace of mind and your life back!
Kelly McCullough, RDN, LDN is a Clinical Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Coach specializing in health concerns related to weight control and medical issues. As a sought-after instructional and motivational speaker in nutrition and business topics, she has conducted presentations for business teams, health professionals, and community and school programs empowering them in healthy living and team-building strategies.
Her presentation on Women’s Entrepreneurship will focus on women’s empowerment in the business world. There will also be a panel on the subject with other women who have made their mark in the business world.
EMPOWERING OUR BUSINESSES
Helping Business on all Levels
IN PARTICIPATION WITH
NJEDA/ NJBAC/ US DEPT OF COMMERCE
Christina Fuentes is Vice President of Community and Business Development within the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s (NJEDA’s) Community Development division. The Community Development division is a vital resource for small business development, and it is a priceless opportunity and honor to have the Vice President appear in person to engage directly with Jersey Shore communities.
In her role at the NJEDA, Christina provides strategic direction and leads the implementation of all small business services and targeted community development activities. This includes overseeing a team with expertise in community development, business banking, and small business services that work to build thriving, equitable, and inclusive communities. In her presentation, Helping Business on all Levels, she will share her expertise on overcoming challenges in the business world and utilizing government programs and services aimed at community development.
Don Newman is the Manager of Small Business Advocacy within the New Jersey Department of State, Business Action Center. As manager, he provides services to businesses of all sizes and at all stages of development, from startups through maturity. In addition, Don manages the NJ Business Helpline, 1-800 JERSEY-7, and a new live chat. This year, through both platforms, his team responded to over 75,000 business questions.
With the myriad programs the Business Action Center has to offer, every business should be acquainted with the agency and its relevance for them. Don’s presentation on Business Empowerment Services and Programs is an opportunity to engage directly with the head of Small Business Advocacy to learn how to obtain what your business needs to grow.
Tricia McLain has 14+ years as a Senior International Trade Specialist for the export promotion arm of the U.S. federal government, the U.S. Commercial Service. This is a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. The services she helps manage include export counseling, business matchmaking, due diligence, market research, and trade event support.
Business owners may be surprised to discover some of the resources that are available to them from this arm of the federal government. Tricia’s presentation on Import Export/International Trade promises to be an informative guide to taking advantage of federal assistance on trade.
Understand Your Business Financial Components to Help Expand Cash Flow and Grow Your Business Effectively
David Koegel is a middle-market lender with 33 years of direct involvement with business owners. He has worked for Republic Bank, Signature Bank, and Sterling Bank. He is credit trained and worked as a Credit analyst for Middle Market Business and recently joined CRS Capital Funding as its Managing Director.
His presentation, Understand Your Business Financial Components to Help Expand Cash Flow and Grow Your Business Effectively, provides the tools for effectively managing your cash flow. With a deeper understanding of your company’s liquid assets, you will know how to find that extra money when you need it and how to increase or tighten your cash flow according to your business’s needs.
Best Practices for Business Growth Using LinkedIn
Heshy Friedman is the president of Azurite Marketing Group, a branding, website, and marketing agency. He founded his first web design company in 2002 and has been helping companies grow their business with a captivating identity and a strong online presence since then. He is also the founder of the RBBN, the Rockland Business to Business Networking group, and facilitates monthly networking events for professionals in the Rockland area.
LinkedIn is such an important networking tool for professionals. Heshy’s presentation, Best Practices for Business Growth Using LinkedIn, will provide his vital insights and experience on this subject.