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Entrepreneur Expose\' is a series of events for women entrepreneurs and business owners who want to start a business or want to build an exisitng business. The events combine expo and conference, thus providing a complete avenue to make the connections necessary to truly build a successful empire. Pitch to the media and angel investors; meet other entrepreneurs, state resources, media writers, bankers, attorneys and virtual assistants to name a few great connections. Everything a woman needs to be a successful business owner/entrepreneur, including great exposure and our own "Sharkette Tank."

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  1. 2. The mission of Entrepreneur Expose’ is to reveal options, resources and connections for today’s business women through conferences, the internet, workshops and social media. We believe fostering the entrepreneurial spirit is one solution to economic growth and stability. The Co-Founders of Entrepreneur Expose’ are Melissa Gasnick Cloeter and Linda Wellbrock, who worked together for a media and events company. In 2007, Ms. Cloeter started a consulting business, WINC. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a Minor in Marketing and has extensive sales and marketing experience having worked for top major Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Wellbrock has a Masters in Female Entrepreneurship and extensive experience in sales and marketing having worked for major Fortune 500 Companies. She started “Her Business” in 2009. “ Our goal is to be an inspiration and a resource for women as they go through the journey of entrepreneurship. “ About Entrepreneur Expose’~
  2. 3. The inaugural Entrepreneur Expose’ was on October 24, 2009 at Hamilton Park Conference Center in Florham Park, NJ. Over 300 attendees were connecting throughout the day with over 62 businesses exhibiting, numerous media partners and several angel investors. Verizon Wireless was the co-sponsor of the event. About Entrepreneur Expose’~ ©2009 Entrepreneur Expose’ All Rights Reserved www.entrepreneurexpose.com
  3. 4. Our Sponsors~
  4. 5. Our Partner Organizations ~ Centenary College- SBDC Centenary College- WNTI Radio Continental Airlines Chameleon Video David Taylor Design, LLC Fairleigh Dickinson University- The Rothman Institute Hackettstown BID Identity Magazine In Biz Magazine Morristown Business Partnership NAWBO- North/Central New Jersey NJAWBO- Morris County Chapter NJAWBO- Women’s Business Center NJ Life Magazine NJ Monthly Magazine NJN Publishing NJ Young Professional Parsippany Chamber of Commerce Publishers Design Group, Inc. Saks Fifth Avenue The Professional Women’s Center “ The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur” Transitioning to Green The Women’s Fund of New Jersey UCEDC WRNJ Radio ©2009 Entrepreneur Expose’ All Rights Reserved www.entrepreneurexpose.com
  5. 6. The Morning ~ Nina Moseley ~ Senior Director Div. of Minority & Women Business Development, Department of Treasury, State of New Jersey…Nina spoke about the importance of having your business certified, the process, and the state’s resources to help. Entrepreneur Expose’ Co-Founders~ Melissa Gasnick-Cloeter & Linda Wellbrock Alan Wink ~ Director at Amper, Politziner & Mattia Accounting Firm and Jump Start NJ Angel Network…Alan spoke about how to pitch your business to Angel Investors. Kate Tomlinson ~ Publisher & Editor of NJ Monthly Magazine…Kate spoke about pitching your business to the media.
  6. 7. Break-Out Session ~ “ Let’s Get This Party Started”~ Implementing your idea to a reality. Marion Zajac ~ NJ Economic Development Authority was the Moderator with Jeana Wirtenberg ~ Co-Founder & Director for the Institute for sustainable Enterprise (ISE); Donnella Tilery ~ CEO & Founder of Donnella’s Closet; Nicholas Martin ~ Assistant VP at TD Bank; Mary Adelman ~ Assistant Director at Centenary College SBDC. “ Money, Money, Money” ~ Everything you need to know about money and your business. Gail Rosen ~ Principal at Gail Rosen CPA was the Moderator with Sharon Malone Brown~ President & CEO of Environmental & Occupational Safety Services, Inc. (EOSS); James Kocsi ~ District Director of the US Small Business Administration; Denise Boutross McGlone ~ Executive VP and CFO at Affinity Federal Credit Union; Renee’ Vanek ~ President of Affinity Investment Services & Members Alliance Insurance. ©2009 Entrepreneur Expose’ All Rights Reserved www.entrepreneurexpose.com
  7. 8. “ Simply the Best”~ Take your business to the next level by handling Human Resource issues, franchising and having your infrastructure ready. Jill Johnson ~ Co-Founder & COO of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL) was the Moderator with Christina Stoneburner ~ Attorney at Fox Rothschild LLP in the Labor & Employment Department; David Schmeltzle ~ President of Vintners Circle Franchising, LLC; Esther Luongo Psarakis ~ President of Taste of Crete LLC & Managing Partner of Foodpreneur; Monica Chenault_Kilgore ~ President & Senior Consultant of The Chenault Group. “ I Will Survive” ~ Marketing strategies in a recession, using social media and the legal implications associated with social media. Ethne Swartz ~ Associate Professor & Chair of Marketing & Entrepreneurial Studies at the Silberman College of Business at FDU was the Moderator with Mike Michalowicz ~ Founder of Obsidian Launch and author of “The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur;” Mary Repke ~ Founder of The Chief Bag Lady and Coakley Business Class, LLC; Beth Hinsdale-Piller ~ Shareholder at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer in the Labor & Employment Department. ©2009 Entrepreneur Expose’ All Rights Reserved www.entrepreneurexpose.com
  8. 9. Our Exhibitors~ Above & Beyond Massage Envy* Affinity Federal Credit Union Millar Hair Studios Associated Graphics Morristown Memorial Hospital Atrio Life Coaches NJAWBO- Women’s Business Center Baby Power* PNC Bank Bressler Law Firm Prudential** Bright Horizons* Saks Fifth Avenue Budd Larner Law Firm SCORE Cartridge World* Selve Shoes Centenary College~ SBDC Send Out Cards* Century 21~ Joe Tekula Realtors** Silk Purse Women Magazine Chameleon Video TD Bank Cocoa Vino The Division of Women & Minority Coughlin Duffy Law Firm Business Development David Taylor Design, LLC Toilet Paper Entrepreneur Donnellas’ Closet Transitioning to Green Dr. Paul Figlia Twisted NJ Economic Development Authority UBS Financial** Edward Jones** Union County - EDC Fox Rothschild Verizon Wireless Hackettstown BID Vintners Circle Wine* Hill Top Community Bank Wellness Gala Horizon Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Worth Collection* & ** IVF-NJ Jacqueline Pasquale Spa Kilcommons Shanahan Law Firm * Denotes a Franchise business Lady J’s Vintage Treasures opportunity Lia Sophia** **Denotes a Home-Based business LTC Partnerships opportunity Luran Custom Home De’cor Mary Kay Cosmetics** ©2009 Entrepreneur Expose’ All Rights Reserved www.entrepreneurexpose.com
  9. 10. Gubernatorial Candidates~ Governor Tom Kean Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Christie. Linda Wellbrock, Mr. Chris Christie, Melissa Gasnick-Cloeter, Gov. Tom Kean ©2009 Entrepreneur Expose’ All Rights Reserved www.entrepreneurexpose.com
  10. 11. Gubernatorial Candidates~ Lt. Governor Candidate Frank Esposito Gubernatorial Candidate Chris Daggett. Linda Wellbrock , Mr. Chris Daggett, Melissa Gasnick-Cloeter. Gov. Corzine Surrogate~ Fanwood Mayor Connie Mahr ©2009 Entrepreneur Expose’ All Rights Reserved www.entrepreneurexpose.com
  11. 12. Expo Time~ Great Connections, a Little Shopping and Serious Networking! ©2009 Entrepreneur Expose’ All Rights Reserved www.entrepreneurexpose.com
  12. 13. Entrepreneur Expose’ 2009 Advisory Steering Committee Members Alice Anselmo UBS Carol Jegou The Worth Collection Christina Stoneburner Fox Rothschild Law Firm David Capodanno Amper, Politziner & Mattia Dawn Deselmak Affinity Federal Credit Union Deborah Hurley Hurley Jones & Associates Debra Bowlby Pinpoint Graphics & Printing Elizabeth Smith Century 21- Joe Tekula Realtors Ethne Swartz FDU- The Rothman Institute Janice Kovach NJ Division on Women- Department of Community Affairs Jim Gerace Verizon Wireless Jodi Holveck NJN Publishing Jody Levinson Johnson & Johnson Lorraine LaShell Silk Purse Women Magazine Marian Sulenksi Right Management Mary Adelman Centenary College- SBDC Mike Michalowicz Obsidian Launch- The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur Mitchell Rait Budd Larner Law Firm Penni Nafus NJAWBO- The Women’s Business Center Paige Sato UCEBC Rose Suriano Podvey, Menaor, Catecci, Hildner, Cocoziello & Chattman Sharol Lewis Horizon Blue Cross & Blue Shield Srividya Rajan PNC Bank Stephanie Sherman Prudential ©2009 Entrepreneur Expose’ All Rights Reserved www.entrepreneurexpose.com
  13. 14. Pitching “Behind the Curtain” & “The Sharkette Tank” ©2009 Entrepreneur Expose’ All Rights Reserved www.entrepreneurexpose.com
  14. 15. “ Sharkette Tank” Finalists & The Winners~ Selve Shoes in Red Bank (L- R) Debbie Peterson~ Wellness Gala; Karin Lund~ Selve; Ruby Wesley~ Taste of Ruby; Shan Massucco~ SHAN Skin Care “ The Sharkette Tank” Winner: Selve owned by Karin Lund and her business associate Debi Kapec. ©2009 Entrepreneur Expose’ All Rights Reserved www.entrepreneurexpose.com
  15. 16. Survey Results~ ©2009 Entrepreneur Expose’ All Rights Reserved www.entrepreneurexpose.com
  16. 17. Survey Results~ Break-Outs ©2009 Entrepreneur Expose’ All Rights Reserved www.entrepreneurexpose.com
  17. 18. The Future… New Jersey Conferences/Expo- May 1, 2010 at Dolce October 2010 New Jersey Pitching Workshops- February 2010 March 2010 August 2010 September 2010 New Jersey Program & Guide~ May 2010 October 2010 New Jersey Mentoring Program Entrepreneur Expose’ Blog on NJ.Com~ January 2010 New Jersey Scholarship Program Angel Investor Network ©2009 Entrepreneur Expose’ All Rights Reserved www.entrepreneurexpose.com Franchising Program
  18. 19. The Future… As of January 2010, our Partner Organizations: NJ State SBDC; NJ EDA; NJ SBA; Fairleigh Dickinson University- The Rothman Institute; NJ.Com; UCEDC; Hackettstown BID; Morristown Business Partnership; SCORE; NJ Entrepreneur.com; NJ Monthly Magazine; NJ Life Magazine; NJ Young Professional; Publishers Design Group, Inc.; The Professional Women’s Center; “The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur;” Transitioning to Green; The Women’s Fund of New Jersey; WRNJ Radio ©2009 Entrepreneur Expose’ All Rights Reserved www.entrepreneurexpose.com
  19. 20. A Special “Thank You”… Photographs by: Diane J. Lizza Maplecroft Studio 731 Route 94 Newton, New Jersey 07860 908- 362-9546 Main Room Video by: Ted Dillenkofer TD Video Services LLC http://www.tdvideoservices.com 908-916-5250 Office 908-303-3329 Mobile ©2009 Entrepreneur Expose’ All Rights Reserved www.entrepreneurexpose.com Entrepreneur Expose’ P.O. Box 954 130 Goldfinch Drive Hackettstown, NJ. 07840 (908)852-4200 (908)852-4496 Fax www.entrepreneurexpose.com