The FENG Monmouth/Ocean, NJ Chapter

Next Meeting

When:

05/04/2017 – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)

Where:

Offices of CohnReznick, LLP
23 Christopher Way
Eatontown, NJ 07724

> note - this is close to Exit 108 off the Garden State Parkway

Agenda:

PRELIMINARY

THE HOSTS:
• Matt Bud, Chairman of the Financial Executive Network Group
• Jim Farrell, former head of Ocean/Monmouth
• Greg Hampson and Ray Miller, Co-heads of the Warren Chapter
• Jim Hockenberry, Princeton Chapter Head
• Marty Latman, Bergen Chapter Head
• Marty Mussman, Ocean/Monmouth Chapter Head

AGENDA:

• 6:00pm - 6:50: Informal networking. Doors will open at 6:00 and people can meet informally and network. I expect traffic will be a problem so I want to give people time to arrive before we start the meeting formally.

• 6:50 - 7:00: Opening remarks, introductions, and thank yous - Jim Hockenberry, Jim Farrell

• 7:00 - 7:10, someone from CohnReznick
• 7:10 - 7:25: Matt Bud
• 7:35 - 8:00: Marty Latman
• 8:00 - 8:25: Jim Hockenberry & Marty Mussman will discuss the popular “Princeton Breakfast Format” and may have a live 10 minute “workshop” with a volunteer
• 8:25 - 8:40: Greg Hampson & Ray Miller
• 8:40 - close: Informal Networking Part II

Directions


About the Monmouth/Ocean, NJ Chapter

The chapter in Monmouth/Ocean, NJ has 779 professionals with more than half on the Alumni list (meaning -- employed or they have landed and are with a new employer). Our objective is to support each other, share leads and discuss general intelligence about the market.

On the first Saturday of each month we hold a breakfast meeting at the Panera Bread in Freehold, NJ. Our breakfast meetings are very popular and draw a nice crowd. Stop by, grab a cup of coffee and network with other FENG members right within your community. Dress attire for the breakfast meetings is casual (jeans and sneaker are acceptable).

For all meeting please bring a name tag, plenty of business cards and resumes.

The FENG Ocean/Monmouth breakfasts are designed for members to get to know each other in a relaxed and informal setting. There is no agenda – this will give you time in a different forum to interact, receive individualized attention, and help each other.

Although the meeting is informal, here’s how we structure it:

• For the first 15 minutes, get your coffee and talk freely amongst yourselves.
• At 8:45, I will make a few announcements. I’ll ask if anyone has something they want to share with the group. Then, everyone will have a chance to say their elevator pitch (no more than 30 seconds, please).
• Then we’ll split the group into sub-groups of no more than 8-10 people facilitated by a leader. Depending on the number of attendees, we may ask someone to run a group. The group splits will be done on a random basis which facilitates a good mix.
• Within each sub-group, everyone will have a chance to talk about his / her issues and how the group can help, job search problems / opportunities, etc. Come prepared – if you want us to critique your resume or networking document, bring enough copies to distribute. Know what you want to achieve in the time we give you. I expect everyone will have the floor for about 5-7 minutes depending on attendance. In order to facilitate the conversation, I often ask people:

• What is your competitive advantage?
• What do you do differently that marks you out from others?
• How do you provide value?
• What are you known for? What do you want to be known for in a couple of years’ time?

These are a bit like interview questions, but often I am trying to find the gold in your value proposition that might not be as clear to others as it is to you.

Chapter Leadership

Marty Mussman
mussman@optonline.net
(732) 422-4942
Don Sondak
donaldsondak@yahoo.com
(732) 539-8592
Jim Hockenberry
jlhockenberry@verizon.net
(609) 683-0382

Future Meetings

05/06/2017
08:30 AM to 10:30 AM
PANERA Bread
531 Soloman Way
Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone:(732)308-1605

06/03/2017
08:30 AM to 10:30 AM
PANERA Bread
531 Soloman Way
Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone:(732)308-1605

07/01/2017
08:30 AM to 10:30 AM
PANERA Bread
531 Soloman Way
Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone:(732)308-1605

08/05/2017
08:30 AM to 10:30 AM
PANERA Bread
531 Soloman Way
Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone:(732)308-1605

09/02/2017
08:30 AM to 10:30 AM
PANERA Bread
531 Soloman Way
Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone:(732)308-1605

10/07/2017
08:30 AM to 10:30 AM
PANERA Bread
531 Soloman Way
Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone:(732)308-1605

11/04/2017
08:30 AM to 10:30 AM
PANERA Bread
531 Soloman Way
Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone:(732)308-1605

12/02/2017
08:30 AM to 10:30 AM
PANERA Bread
531 Soloman Way
Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone:(732)308-1605


For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Jim Hockenberry
jlhockenberry@verizon.net
(609) 683-0382

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