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Over 120 attend breakfast and speed networking event


									                                                        The Official News of

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                                             The Greater Paramus Chamber of Commerce

                                                                                                                                                                                          TOWN NEWS
                                                                                                                                                                                          NOVEMBER 12, 2008
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new members
   The focus on the elections and the
economy hasn’t stopped our growth in
new members. In fact this past month we
added 17 new businesses. Please welcome
our latest group of new members.

   Joseph Fleming III, PE
   Robert Eble
CMIT SOLUTIONS OF PARAMUS                                                                                             PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE GREATER PARAMUS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

   Milton Perez

                                             Over 120 attend breakfast
   INC – Roy Gordon
FAIRWAY MARKET – Dan Glickberg
GEVITY – Tom Costello

                                             and speed networking event
   James Katsantonis
LASIK PLUS – Dr. Simki Shah
SAMY ELASHMAWY                                  Why were all those cars parked at the      ber Consortium.                               the attendees remained to continue their
SHEPELL-FGI – Carolyn Bucci                  Westfield Garden State Plaza’s food court         Over 120 attendees enjoyed a fun-         networking and enjoy a great variety of
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT                       entrance at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct.      filled, table-hopping, networking experi-     breakfast goodies and refreshments. Other
   Andrew Wach                               8? That’s what some of the “mall walkers”     ence called “3 Minute Speed Networking.”      speed networking events are already
STEW LEONARD’S WINE OF                       were asking.                                  Every three minutes, at the ring of a bell,   planned for February and October 2009.
   PARAMUS – Stan Bauldino                      For the second time this year the          everyone moved one seat to the right.         Our events are always open to non-cham-
VILLAFRANCO WEALTH MANAGE-                   Greater Paramus Chamber of Commerce           Attendees had three minutes to introduce      ber members – hope you can join us in
   MENT – Bob Johnston                       organized a unique networking event,          themselves to the person opposite them        February.
WATERWORKS PLUMBING AND                      hosted by Westfield Garden State Plaza,       and tell something interesting about their        To find out more about all our upcom-
   HEATING                                   and held in the plaza’s food court. Joining   business or organization. Lots of business    ing 2008 Chamber events, check out our
                                             the Paramus Chamber members were              cards were exchanged, new contacts were       Chamber Web site Events at
    For more information about all of our    attendees from seven other area cham-         made, and many potential business rela-
members, please visit the Membership         bers, all members of an informal alliance     tionships were established. Even after all    ber/chamber-events.htm. Check our Web
Directory Page of the Chamber Web Site       of area chambers called the Inter Cham-       those speed conversations ended many of       site every month for updates.
    The best way for new members to
benefit from their Chamber membership
is to get involved. The more time and          THE   MONEY STOP
effort invested, the more benefit derived.
Please reach out to us to become a mem-             NEW LOCATION
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                                                                           The Official News of The Greater Paramus Chamber of Commerce

NOVEMBER 12, 2008

                                                                                                                                                   PHOTO COURTESY OF THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE

                                                           Pictured is Wilker (left) standing with Anthony Barardo, bulk mailing accounts representative, in front of the Paramus
                                                           Post Office.

                              PHOTO COURTESY OF GREATER
                           PARAMUS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
                                                           AlphaGraphics owner Wilker joins
               Pictured are Chamber Chairperson
               Dimitri Miaoulis, Madeleine’s sales
               and marketing director Michelle
                                                           executive board of US Postal Service
               Kaplan, and Chamber member Paul             Greater Paramus Chamber of Commerce member Bernie                     States Postal Service leaders who work together to improve
               Shackford, partner at the firm of           Wilker is now representing our Paramus area as a member of            mail services, identify and correct problems, and exchange
               B2B CFO.                                    the Executive Board of the United States Postal Service Greater       ideas to help member companies be more successful. The
                                                           New Jersey Customer Council. The Postal Customer Councils             Greater New Jersey Postal Customer Council helps Alpha-
               Chamber’s                                   are community groups made up of businesses and United                 Graphics and its customers get the most out of the mail.

               latest after hours
               networking event Education Foundation presents
                                  lifetime achievement awards
               at Madeleine’s     to three Paramus honorees
               Petit Paris        On Thursday, Oct. 16, the Education Foundation of the
                                  Greater Paramus Chamber of Commerce hosted the 13th
               On Tuesday, Oct. 21, some 40 Chamber        Annual Dream Awards Gala at Macaluso’s in Hawthorne.
               members enjoyed some tasty treats at        Honored were longtime resident and Historic Farm Muse-
               an after hours networking event hosted      um namesake Fritz Benhke, active Paramus volunteer Janet
               by Greater Paramus Chamber of Com-          Akhtarshenas, and tireless volunteer and supervisor of the
               merce member Madeleine’s Petit Paris        Paramus Charles E. Reid Branch Library Catherine Eng. In
               at 416 Tappan Road, Northvale. To find      addition to honoring these terrific individuals, the Education
               out more about Madeleine’s great menu       Foundation also awarded six grants totaling over $27,000.
               and catering facilities, please call 201-   Details about these grants and their recipients will be high-
               767-0063 or visit their Web site at         lighted in next month’s edition of CrossRoads.
                                                                                                                              Pictured are Fritz, Janet, and Catherine with several of their
                   PHOTO COURTESY OF GREATER PARAMUS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE        recognition awards from the Education Foundation, Bergen
                                                                                                                              County and state governments.

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                                                          The Official News of The Greater Paramus Chamber of Commerce

                                                                                                                                                                                             TOWN NEWS

                                                                                                                                                                                             NOVEMBER 12, 2008

Pictured is Jon Ricklin as he was presented with both the
2008 Golden Hanger Award for the highest territory sales
nationwide, and the Presidents Award for commitment and                                                                  PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GREATER PARAMUS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
dedication to the franchise mission by Kent Issenberg, CEO.         Participating in the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony are Chamber Board member
                                                                    Joseph Perdone, Chamber Chairman Dimitri Miaoulis, Regus operations manager Marilyn
                                                                    Boyars, Regus general manager Ken Kramer, Chamber members Bruce Colthart and Mark

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                                                                    Dance, Regus area manager Chris Klein, Regus staff person Candiace Tarabocchia, and Cham-
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Dry Cleaning honored The Regus Group joins Chamber
Greater Paramus Chamber of Commerce member Pressed4Time             On Thursday, Oct. 2, members of the Greater                 E. Ridgewood Ave., Building 3, fourth floor. To
Mobile Dry Cleaning was recently honored at the franchise’s 2008    Paramus Chamber of Commerce welcomed new                    find out more about the Regus Group and how
annual meeting in Las Vegas. Find out more about Pressed4Time       Chamber member The Regus Group into their                   they can help your business call 201-490-1081 or
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                                                             Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio receives
                                                             national customer service recognition
                                                             Chamber member Arlene Abramowitz of The Merle                  honored to be recognized as a Gold Medallion Stu-
                                                             Norman Cosmetic Studio has received the “Gold                  dio,” says Arlene Abramowitz. “Being customer-ori-
                                                             Medallion” award for meeting Merle Norman’s stan-              ented is the best way to compete in business, and I’m
                                                             dards of excellence for customer service. “Our Gold            excited that Merle Norman Cosmetics recognizes my
                                                             Medallion Program distinguishes studios that meet              studio as one that meets the expectations of my cus-
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