Leading NJ Business Owners Flock to First Annual EisnerAmper Closely Held Business Summit
Business Owners, Executives and High Net Worth Audience Pack Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center for Conference on Issues Confronting Private Businesses. Summit Videos Available on YouTube.
More than 100 New Jersey business leaders, including some of the state’s most prominent entrepreneurs and owners of closely-held businesses, attended the first annual EisnerAmper Private Wealth and Closely Held Business Summit.
Executives and business owners face not only uncertain economic conditions but are also confronted by increased regulatory and compliance requirements. Added to these burdens is the imperative to stay current with the fast moving advances of technology, especially the opportunities presented by cloud computing and the Internet. The Closely Held Business Summit was designed to address these concerns.
Held at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on the campus of Montclair State University, the event featured two workshops: “Exit Strategies for Business Owners,” which outlined best practices in mergers and acquisitions; and “Strategies to Improve Your Business and Personal Balance Sheet,” which provided actionable advice on protecting assets.
The main conference featured a fast-paced and information rich panel, “The Changing Dynamics of Business Operations”. Four of New Jersey’s leading business owners presented candid overviews of the challenges they faced and overcame in order to grow and thrive in the state’s current economic environment.
- Allen Greenwald, President, Prudent Publishing, spoke about the importance of a quality workforce; and the impact of Internet marketing
- Michael Thompson, President and CEO of Sleep Innovations, spoke about how his company came back from bankruptcy lean and hungry and the uses of controls over revenue and expense
- Jacquie Cleary, CEO and founder of Atlas Data Systems, spoke eloquently on how her challenges of scale led to her re-think her entire corporate model
- Nick Chasinov, President of Teknicks, delivered a clarion call to all businesses to understand and deploy the power of social media and to work towards enhancing search engine optimization
Completing the panel was Thomas Bracken, President of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, who complimented the four panelists on being role models for New Jersey business. He then gave a strong message that the state is very much open for business – and that under the current administration there is a business-friendly environment in Trenton.
Attendees toured the Museum’s displays and, as a highlight and a thrill, got to meet and talk with Yogi himself, who graced the event with his inimitable presence.
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