Speakers Bureau

It gives us great pleasure to announce the formation of the Gateway Speakers Bureau.

The Bureau is a directory of Chamber Members wishing to share their resources with other organizations.

Our speakers have proven themselves to be eloquent and experienced presenters, offering information exclusive to their industries and fields of expertise.

Whether you chair a committee under the Chamber’s umbrella, Rotary or other professional group, you can utilize the expertise of these dynamic speakers by just calling them directly.

If you would like to be included in the Speakers Bureau, please email Kate Conroy at kateconroy@gatewaychamber.com.

When you need a speaker on accounting, customer service, investments, real estate or business information, the Gateway Speakers Bureau is a valuable resource!

Use the Gateway Speakers Bureau to provide the very best speakers for your group!

Name:

Aaron Levitt

Company:

APL consulting LLC

Phone:

(201) 446-7267

Fax:

(908) 543-1033

Email:

aaronlevitt@verizon.net

Honorarium:

Up to you

Travel:

Reimbursed for travel

Target Audience:

New and old businesses

Product/Service:

Starting a business, financing, profit and loss, choice of products, budgeting and expense control


Name:

Edward S. Dolan

Company:

Kiva International/ EPIC Results

Phone:

(908) 541-9728

Fax:

(208) 279-9765

Email:

edolan@epicresultsinc.com

Honorarium:

Please call to discuss

Travel:

None in NJ/NY Metro

TargetAudience:

Professionals, entrepreneurs, anyone who sells to small, midsized businesses

Product/Service:

1. Why Selling to Business Owners Does Not Work – And What to Do About It

2. Effective Networking

3. Handling Objections

4. Growing Profitably – Good Times or Bad

5. Create Your Best Year Ever

6. Become a RainMaker

7.Managing Cash to Flow into your Pocket

8. 7 Steps to More Clients

9. Who’s Running Your Business

10. Let’s Get Growing

11. Finding and Closing More Clients


Name:

Eric B. Segal

Company:

Security Business Solutions

Phone:

(201) 874-1478

Fax:

(201) 569-2717

Email:

eric@securitybusinesssolutions.com

Honorarium:

No Fee Charged in most cases. Exceptions are programs which charge participants to attend and are set up to be ‘money makers’ for the Organizers.

Expenses:

Pre-agreed actual out of pocket expenses.

Target Audience:

Business Executives/Entrepreneurs who are concerned about ‘Best Practices’ in Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining a more efficient work force in these tough Economic Times.

Product/Services:

Over twenty five years of successful experience in recruiting over 17,000 employees for organizations throughout the world. These companies range, in size, from ‘start ups’ to some of the largest in their fields. The executives recruited fill positions from mid-management up to and including ‘CEOs’ and Chairmen of the Boards. Combining the recruiting experience with over seven years of performing pre-employment background investigations, any attendee will definitely leave the presentation with insights on how to improve their company’s bottom line by hiring employees who will exceed their expectations.


Name:

Dave Wight

Company:

Performance Leadership Systems

Phone:

908-347-7793

Email:

dave@performanceleadershipsystems.com

Honorarium:

Negotiable

Travel:

Open

Target Audience:

Owners of family-owned businesses and senior executives of mid-sized or large corporations.

Product Services:

A variety of topics related to improving organizational, managerial and employee performance:

  • Leading vs. Managing…Are They Really Different?
  • Executive Team Building…Why It’s Unique
  • Effective Business Planning
  • Why Customer Satisfaction Isn’t Enough
  • The Manager’s Dilemma
  • Managing Interpersonal Conflict
  • Why Performance Reviews Don’t Work
  • Overcoming Resistance to Change
  • The Uniqueness of Family-Owned Businesses
  • Vision…the First Step of Any Change Process
  • A Formula for Improved Business Results
  • The 3 Keys to Employee Engagement
  • Creating and Leading Effective Teams
  • Goal Setting & Planning for Success
  • The Keys to Adult Learning
  • Training vs. Development
  • What Do Business Coaches Do?
  • Developing Effective Business Relationships
  • Career Ladders Are Gone…Get Over It!
  • Build on Your Natural Strengths
  • Overcoming Procrastination
  • Achieving Work-Life Balance
  • New Approaches to Stress Management

Name:

John Hadley

Company:

John Hadley Associates

Phone:

(908) 725-2437

Fax:

Email:

John@JHACareers.com

Honorarium:

Negotiable

Travel:

Open

Target Audience:

Small Business Owners and Consultants.

Product/Service:

Variety of topics related to business and sales growth, including:

– Turn Speaking Into Revenues

– The Keys to a Powerful Marketing Message

– Become a Master Networker

– Hit The Ground Running as an Entrepreneur

– Secrets to Filling Your Coaching Practice


Name:

Paul Holland

Company:

MyBannerstand.com – SWG Marketing

Phone:

(973) 256-0816

Fax:

(973) 256-0858

Email:

paul@mybannerstand.com

Honorarium:

$1500 per day, in state – $2500 per day out of state, fee may be waived for public events

Travel:

None in New Jersey, reimbursed for out of state travel

Target Audience:

New and old businesses

Product/Service:

Face to face marketing, branding & sales – motivational speaker.

See www.marketingraw.com


Career Growth:

Name:

John Hadley

Company:

John Hadley Associates

Phone:

(908) 725-2437

Fax:

Email:

John@JHACareers.com

Honorarium:

Negotiable

Travel:

Open

Target Audience:

Companies and Professional Organizations seeking to promote career growth for their employees or members.

Product/Service:

Variety of topics related to career growth, including:

– Become a Master Networker

– The Keys to a Powerful Marketing Message

– Leveraging and Marketing Your Skills

– Unlock Your Career Potential

– Don’t Just Survive, Thrive In Your Career


College Planning:

Name:

Ian Welham

Company:

Complete College Planning Solutions

Phone:

(908) 857-4200

Fax:

(908) 789-9141

Email:

Ian@CompleteCollegePlanningSolutions.com

Honorarium:

None

Travel:

None

Target Audience:

Parents with children in high school

Product/Service:

College planning, college financial aid,how to find the best fit college for your student, and how to pay for it without going broke or raiding your retirement nest egg.


Educational Services:

Name:

Bruce Ficken

Company:

Merrill Lynch

Phone:

(973) 305-3811

Fax:

(973) 419-6387

Email:

bruce.ficken@ml.com

Honorarium:

Honorarium: Charitable Donation of any amount

Travel:

None

Target Audience:

Real Estate, Financial Services, Sports, Academic professionals & interested sports fans

Product/Service:

Sports Business Development – Sports & Entertainment Stadium Development, Financial Services Solutions


Employee Benefits:

Name:

James K. Estabrook & Elizabeth E. Manzo

Company:

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C.

Phone:

(908) 233-6800

Fax:

(908) 233-5078

Email:

jestabrook@lindabury.com

emanzo@lindabury.com

Honorarium:

Usually not requested

Travel:

Reimbursed if outside of New Jersey

Target Audience:

Any New Jersey business

Product/Service:

Employee benefits and estate planning


Estate Planning:

Name:

James K. Estabrook & Elizabeth E. Manzo

Company:

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook

& Cooper, P.C.

Phone:

(908) 233-6800

Fax:

(908) 233-5078

Email:

jestabrook@lindabury.com

emanzo@lindabury.com

Honorarium:

Usually not requested

Travel:

Reimbursed if outside of New Jersey

Target Audience:

Any New Jersey business

Product/Service:

Employee benefits and estate planning


Name:

Michael J. Dietrich, AAMS, CFP®

Company:

UBS Financial Services

Phone:

(908) 789-3175

Fax:

(908) 789-3190

Email:

michael.dietrich@ubs.com

Honorarium:

None

Travel:

None

Target Audience:

Specific targets vary based upon topic. Underlying themes revolve around financial planning, retirement planning, & estate planning.

Product/Service:

I can provide talks on a number of topics related to Financial Planning and Investing. Topics include but are not limited to the following:

New Roth IRA Seminar – A seminar highlighting the upcoming Roth opportunity in 2010 when income limit restrictions on conversions will be eliminated.
Plan for Your future, focus on today – General financial planning seminar

Employer Retirement Plan Distribution Options – Leaving Your Employer? Options for Your Retirement Plan

Suddenly Single – A conversation about financial empowerment for women facing divorce or widowhood

Women and Investing – A conversation about financial empowerment for women investors



Name:

Gregory T. Simpson

Company:

Northwestern Mutual

Phone:

(908) 918-4075

Fax:

(908) 918-0517

Email:

greg.simpson@nmfn.com

Honorarium:

None

Travel:

None

Target Audience:

Consumers, employees, small to mid-size business owners.

Product/Service:

Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Estate Planning, and Estate Planning for families with special needs children.


Financial Services:

Name:

Bruce Ficken

Company:

Merrill Lynch

Phone:

(973) 305-3811

Fax:

(973) 419-6387

Email:

bruce.ficken@ml.com

Honorarium:

Honorarium: Charitable Donation of any amount

Travel:

None

Target Audience:

Real Estate, Financial Services, Sports, Academic professionals & interested sports fans

Product/Service:

Sports Business Development – Sports & Entertainment Stadium Development, Financial Services Solutions


Name:

Michael J. Dietrich, AAMS, CFP®

Company:

UBS Financial Services

Phone:

(908) 789-3175

Fax:

(908) 789-3190

Email:

michael.dietrich@ubs.com

Honorarium:

None

Travel:

None

Target Audience:

Specific targets vary based upon topic. Underlying themes revolve around financial planning, retirement planning, & estate planning.

Product/Service:

I can provide talks on a number of topics related to Financial Planning and Investing. Topics include but are not limited to the following:

New Roth IRA Seminar – A seminar highlighting the upcoming Roth opportunity in 2010 when income limit restrictions on conversions will be eliminated.
Plan for Your future, focus on today – General financial planning seminar

Employer Retirement Plan Distribution Options – Leaving Your Employer? Options for Your Retirement Plan

Suddenly Single – A conversation about financial empowerment for women facing divorce or widowhood

Women and Investing – A conversation about financial empowerment for women investors



Name:

Richard Lynch

Company:

Emerald Financial Resources/Mass Mutual

Phone:

(908) 252-2347

Fax:

(908) 704-3535

Email:

RichLynch@finsvcs.com

Honorarium:

None

Travel:

None

Target Audience:

Anyone generally interested in financial services planning for personal or business.

Product/Service:

Insurance and benefit planning, retirement income, college savings, business key-man, estate and family wealth protection.


Health, Wellness & Safety:

Name:

Jay Kingley

Company:

Kingley Health

Phone:

(908) 229-4994

Fax:

(908) 903-1672

Email:

jay.kingley@kingleyhealth.com

Honorarium:

None

Travel:

None (Provided it is within 2 hour drive)

Target Audience:

Ranging from business executives and leaders to rank and file staff.

Product/Service:

Healthcare (general overview),

lifestyle modifications to lead healthier lifestyle, healthcare reform (why is the system broken and how to fix it), corporate wellness, entrepreneurship, innovation, business strategy development.


Name:

Jodi Thompson

Company:

American Heart Association

Phone:

(973) 687-9500

Fax:

(212) 850-5197

Email:

jody.thompson@heart.org

Honorarium:

None

Travel:

None

Target Audience:

All

Product/Service:

Heart disease, stroke, stress reduction, nutrition, physical activity, wellness programs, walking programs, weight loss and women and heart disease.


Name:

Michael A. Yarnell

Company:

U.S. Dept. of Labor – OSHA

Phone:

(732) 750-3270 ext. 225

Cell:

(908) 966-9268

Fax:

(732) 750-4737

Email:

yarnell.michael@dol.gov

Honorarium:

None

Travel:

None, but restricted to the State of NJ and metro NY only, non-overnight

Target Audience:

Groups of private sector businesses and non-profit organizations

Product/Service:

Wide range of safety and health subjects for employers and employees


Name:

Susan Jakers

Company:

Health and Wellness Advisor, Inc.

Phone:

(866) 689-1569

Fax:

(866) 689-1575

Email:

susan@healthandwellnessadvisor.com

Honorarium:

$200 one hour speaking engagement, 3 engagements scheduled at the same time, for the same company or organization $525

Travel:

$.55 per mile 2009 rates

Target Audience:

Baby boomers, new parents, breast cancer survivors, new widows.

Product/Service:

Weight management, stress reduction, how to survive becoming a care giver for a family member, coping with widowhood, breast cancer survivors coping with a new reality, how what we think plays a primary role in our lives and how we can change it.


Insurance:

Name:

Gregory T. Simpson

Company:

Northwestern Mutual

Phone:

(908) 918-4075

Fax:

(908) 918-0517

Email:

greg.simpson@nmfn.com

Honorarium:

None

Travel:

None

Target Audience:

Consumers, employees, small to mid-size business owners.

Product/Service:

Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Estate Planning, and Estate Planning for families with special needs children.


Name:

Jim Faulkner

Company:

Flynn & Faulkner Insurance Company

Phone:

(973) 216-2479

Fax:

(908) 852-3610

Email:

jfaulkner@coastalfinancialgroup.com

Honorarium:

None

Travel:

None

Target Audience:

NJ/NY small business – less than 50 employees.

Product/Service:

Health Insurance, Medicare and Life Insurance.


International Trade:

Name:

V.M. (Jim) DeLisi

Company:

Fanwood Chemical, Inc.

Phone:

(908) 322-8440

Fax:

(908) 322-8494

Email:

Jdelisi@fanwoodchemical.com

Honorarium:

None

Travel:

None (as long as within reasonable driving distance)

Target Audience:

Individuals interested in international trade issues.

Product/Service:

International Tariff and Trade Issues, as well as some International regulatory – mostly related to the Chemical Industry.


Job Seekers:

Name:

John Hadley

Company:

John Hadley Associates

Phone:

(908) 725-2437

Fax:

Email:

John@JHACareers.com

Honorarium:

Negotiable

Travel:

Open

Target Audience:

Current or Potential Job Seekers

Product/Service:

Variety of topics related to self-marketing, including:

– Turn Interviews Into Offers

– Become a Master Networker

– Create a Killer Resume

– The Keys to a Powerful Marketing Message

– Common Traps That Trip Up Job Seekers


Printing:

Name:

Janet Miller

Company:

Cox Printers

Phone:

(908) 928-1010

Fax:

(908) 928-1212

Email:

jmiller@coxprinters.com

Honorarium:

None

Travel:

None

Target Audience:

Small business owners, directors of marketing, purchasing agents, office managers and sales managers All people who often times make the buying decisions for printing.

Product/Service:

Design, Marketing, Offset vs. Digital, Variable Data Printing and Direct Mail., FSC vs. Recycled papers.


Real Estate:

Name:

Bruce Ficken

Company:

Merrill Lynch

Phone:

(973) 305-3811

Fax:

(973) 419-6387

Email:

bruce.ficken@ml.com

Honorarium:

Honorarium: Charitable Donation of any amount

Travel:

None

Target Audience:

Real Estate, Financial Services, Sports, Academic professionals & interested sports fans

Product/Service:

Sports Business Development – Sports & Entertainment Stadium Development, Financial Services Solutions