Biz@Net: New Jersey Business Networking Group
Biz@Net: New Jersey Business Networking Group.
Exchange ideas and referrals.  Develop business and social opportunities.
width preserver

Calendar of Events



The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fairfield, NJWhen and Where.
Biz@Net meets every other Tuesday (with the schedule adjusted for holidays and special events) at 8:00 am sharp in the Chives Italian-American restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Fairfield (Telephone: 973-227-9200) at 690 US Highway (Route) 46 East, Fairfield, NJ 07004-1539 (View Map). Situated in Northern New Jersey's Corporate corridor in Essex County, near Morris County, the Crowne Plaza Hotel Fairfield is close by the Willow Brook Mall and just a few miles west of the Meadowlands and Manhattan.

More Info. Morning meetings start promptly at 8:00 am with the featured presentation. Networking and breakfast is available before the meeting, beginning at 7:30 am, and after the preentation. Morning meetings end at 9:00 am. Please contact Paul Roberts at 201-934-4573 or by email for additional information about the meeting schedule or arrangements.

2014 Schedule of Meetings & Events

May Meetings.

  • May 20 Meeting: Basic Selling Ideas That Never Change

    Martin RubinMartin Rubin will be the Guest Speaker at the May 20, 2014 Breakfast Meeting of Biz@Net, the Northern New Jersey business networking group. Mr. Rubin is President of SpectraMedia in Linden, NJ and the author of Selling Can Be Fun. He will share some "Basic Selling Ideas That Never Change."

    Martin Rubin graduated from Rutgers with a B.S. in Business Administration, served in the Army during the Korean Conflict, then joined his father's company full-time in 1953. Now called SpectraMedia, it is an innovative printing and design company, which includes Cox Printers, CrossFire Communications and Mercury Media Processing. The company focuses on the banking industry, but is capable of supplying any business with advice, and printing.

    The meeting will be held in the Chives Italian-American restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Fairfield (Telephone: 973-227-9200) at 690 US Highway (Route) 46 East, Fairfield, NJ 07004-1539 [View Map]. Networking and breakfast are from 7:30-8:00 am; the presentation will start at 8:00 am sharp.

    Mr. Rubin has been a successful sales person, speaker and author for over 50 years. You won't want to miss his talk, but seating is limited, so please contact Paul Roberts ASAP at 201-934-4573 or by email if you'd like to attend.

  • Regular Tuesday morning Breakfast Meeting: May 6, 2014

April Meetings.

  • Regular Tuesday morning Breakfast Meeting: April 22, 2014.
  • April 8 Meeting: Fraud Schemes and Identity Theft

    Scam AlertDana Marsalisi will be the Guest Speaker at the April 8, 2014 Breakfast Meeting of Biz@Net, the Northern New Jersey business networking group. Ms. Marsalisi is a Vice President and Anti-Fraud Officer in the Security Department at Valley National Bank and serves as Treasurer of the New Jersey Security Association. She will discuss "Fraud Schemes and Identity Theft."

    Ms. Marsalisi, who has over 17 years experience investigating financial crimes, will talk about ways to detect and prevent identity theft and financial loss. Her presentation will describe common scams, including the grandparent and international lottery scams leading to loss, and the courtesy call scheme for identity theft.

    The meeting will be held in the Chives Italian-American restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Fairfield (Telephone: 973-227-9200) at 690 US Highway (Route) 46 East, Fairfield, NJ 07004-1539 [View Map]. Networking and breakfast are from 7:30-8:00 am; the presentation will start at 8:00 am sharp.

    Ms. Marsalisi is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics relating to identity theft and financial loss. Her talk is sure to be both eye-opening and educational, but seating is limited, so please contact Paul Roberts ASAP at 201-934-4573 or by email if you'd like to attend.

March Meetings.

  • March 4 Meeting: Top Online Marketing Trends for 2014

    Barbara ZicconeBarbara Zaccone will be the Guest Speaker at the March 4, 2014 Breakfast Meeting of Biz@Net, the Northern New Jersey business networking group. Ms. Zaccone is the founder and President of the Little Falls, NJ firm of BZA LLC, which specializes in online marketing, and website design and development. She will talk about "Top Online Marketing Trends for 2014." Her presentation will explore shifts in search, social media and content marketing, and ways to develop mobile visitor loyalty.

    The meeting will be held in the Chives Italian-American restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Fairfield (Telephone: 973-227-9200) at 690 US Highway (Route) 46 East, Fairfield, NJ 07004-1539 [View Map]. Networking and breakfast are from 7:30-8:00 am; the presentation will start at 8:00 am sharp.

    Barbara Zaccone parlayed her Fairleigh Dickinson B.S. in computer science into a career in online marketing and interactive design, first at Hewlett Packard, and then at her own company, BZA LLC. BZA helps companies and nonprofits maximize their return on investment (ROI) in Internet presence. Clients include the Accurate Box Company, D'Amore Jewelers, the Paterson Education Fund, and Yale University.

    Ms. Zaccone is a popular speaker on topics related to online marketing, website design, and search engine optimization. Her talk is sure to be a hit, but seating is limited, so please contact Paul Roberts ASAP at 201-934-4573 or by email if you'd like to attend.

  • Regular Tuesday morning Breakfast Meeting: March 18, 2014 (Next Meeting Three Weeks).

Check in often to catch up on our full calendar of educational, recreational, and social events. Here you'll find the latest news about seminars, meetings, lectures, speeches, parties, functions, and more. If involves Biz@Net, you'll get the scoop on it here!

Subscribe.  To be notified when new events are added to this page, or when significant revisions are posted, subscribe to the Biz@Net announcement-only newsletter at Google Groups.
Your Email Address:


Past Events (for reference)

Night of Networking February Meetings.
  • Regular Tuesday morning Breakfast Meeting: February 4, 2014
  • Networking Meeting. Biz@Net will sponsor an evening Networking Meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 pm at the Chives Italian-American restaurant in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Fairfield (Telephone: 973-227-9200) at 690 US Highway Rte 46 East, Fairfield, NJ 07004-1539. There will be a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
    Please contact Paul Roberts at 201-934-4573 or by email if you'd like to attend.

January Meetings.
Tuesdays: January 7, 2014; January 21, 2014

December Meeting.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013.

Night of Networking November Meetings.

October Meetings.
Tuesdays: October 8, 2013; October 22, 2013.

September Meetings.
Tuesdays: September 10, 2013; September 24, 2013.

August Meetings.
Tuesday: August 6, 2013 (Next Meeting Five Weeks).

Golf Outing
Biz@Net Invitational Classic The 2013 Biz@Net Invitational Classic/Paul B. Alper Memorial Tournament will be held at the Brooklake Country Club on Thursday, July 11, 2013 starting at 12:30 pm (please arrive by 11:15 am). The Club is located at 139 Brooklake Rd, Florham Park, NJ 07932. (Telephone: 973-377-2235).

The Golf Package for the Outing consists of 18 holes of golf -- modified shotgun format -- with a cart, a bucket of balls at the driving range, box lunch, and hors d'oeuvres with open bar afterward.

Each Biz@Net member firm may field a member and one guest at $160 per golfer and an unlimited number of additional guests at $190 each. Non-golfing members and one guest may join us afterwards for hors d'oeuvres and the open bar (price to be determined). Please download the reservation form and RSVP to Paul Roberts by June 10, 2013. Please mail your check payable to Biz@Net to Mike Wolansky, Demetrius Berkower, LLC, Wayne Interchange Plaza II, 155 Route 46 West, Wayne, NJ 07470, or bring it to a meeting. Outings must be paid in advance. This is a Members Only event. Sorry!

July Meeting.
Tuesday: July 9, 2013 (Next Meeting Four Weeks).

June Meetings.
Tuesdays: June 4, 2013 on Social Media and Marketing Solutions; June 18, 2013 (Next Meeting Three Weeks).

May Meetings.
Tuesdays: May 7, 2013; May 21, 2013.

April Meetings.
Tuesdays: April 9, 2013; April 23, 2013.

March Meetings.
Tuesdays: March 5, 2013; March 19, 2013 (Next Meeting Three Weeks).

February Meetings.
Tuesdays: February 5, 2013; February 19, 2013

January Meetings.
Tuesdays: January 8, 2013; January 22, 2013

Recent past events are listed above. Earlier events are chronicled on the Archive of 2004 Events and Archive of 2005-12 Events pages.