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Join us at the Greek Taverna in Montclair for networking over lunch.

When: 3/16/2017
From 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Where: Greek Taverna
292 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey  07042
United States
Contact: Lindsay Haug

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 MetroEast Networking Luncheon

Network with the MetroEast Region in Montclair!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

11:30am to 1:30pm

Greek Taverna
292 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

Join us as we network over lunch and get some great tips about

Managing Your Business—WHAT TO DO and WHAT NOT TO DO

presented by

Holly Kaplansky
NJAWBO State President Elect
Owner of Minuteman Press of Newark

After 12 years owning a successful printing company, Holly will share what she did that worked, and what she wishes she had done differently. She will share one TIP for each year Holly was in business:


  1.  Tread carefully, but sometimes you just have to jump in.

  2.  Get involved, owning a business is not a solitary sport.

  3.  Surround yourself with good people who inspire and motivate—get rid of the whiners.

  4.  Spend your time carefully, it is an important resource.

  5.  Don’t cry over spilled milk, there’s another glass around the corner.

  6.  Take the hits and GET UP…it’s all about persistence.

  7.  You can’t do it all, you don’t know it all—get help.

  8.  Your job, like it or not, is SALES and MARKETING.

  9.  Spend money to make money…it’s TRUE. Does your marketing material look like you are a real company…
       or working out of your basement?

10.  Try to be nice.

11.  The Certification Conundrum

12.  Remember, you’re not a NON-Profit…mark it up! Don’t be afraid to ask for the $.

Holly Kaplansky
has owned Minuteman Press in Newark since 2005, which she purchased after a successful 30-year career holding corporate upper-management positions, including Brand Manager for Kraft Foods, Global Marketing Director for Ovid Technologies, and Chief Operating Officer for Russ CandyBears, a licensee of Russ Berrie plush toys. Minuteman Press of Newark is a high-quality business printer known for exceptional service and fast turn-around times. Holly is president elect of NJAWBO. She is also currently the president of the North Essex Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Rutgers University CUEED EPI Alumni Board, and an advisory Board Member of the Rutgers Small Business Development Center in Newark, NJ. Holly is a past president of the New Jersey Chapter of Women in Communication and a past president and founding board member of the New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Minuteman Press of Newark is a registered M/WBE and DBE.

Prepare your 30-second intro and bring lots of business cards!

Enjoy a selection of Greek Appetizers served family style and your choice of entrees from the following menu:

Chicken Souvlaki: Grilled marinated chunks of chicken breast on a skewer, served over rice

Shrimp Souvlaki: Jumbo shrimp on a stick with onions and peppers in a lemon-olive oil dressing, served with rice

Solomos Sharas: Grilled herbed salmon filet served with salad and rice

Grilled Vegetable Platter: A variety of grilled vegetables, including Portobello mushroom, eggplant, zucchini,
carrots, and tomatoes with Balsamic infusion

Hirini Brizola: Grilled tender pork chop served with salad and rice

Horiatiki: A traditional Greek salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, capers, olives, feta cheese, with an extra virgin olive oil and vinegar dressing

A soft drink, coffee/tea, and dessert are also included!


Members $30              Non-members $40

(Accepting only cash or checks at the door.)

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 Hope to see you at the Networking Luncheon!

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