Lisa Berg
President / COO of LPB Graphics, Inc. dba
Founder of Edison Meet N’ Greet; Lisa is no stranger to networking. Over 3 decades in brand development as President and COO of LPB Graphics, Inc. dba; she has grown a passion for marketing, and has learned that a referral is the ultimate marketing product.

Topic: Marketing in the New Year. "Make a Plan... Work a Plan."
Joe Coyle
Executive Director of Edison Chamber of Commerce
As the Executive Director of Edison Chamber of Commerce, Joe Coyle is the chief advocate for business owners and commerce in township of Edison.
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Milton J. Paris
President of Getting Ahead in Business
A Management Coach as well as Business Development and Motivational Speaker, Milton J. Paris brings a wealth of experience to our meeting. Topic: The Importance of Sales and Marketing.
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Samuel K. Simpson
Independent Associate with Legal Shield
Millions of Americans are facing a Legal or Identity Theft situation at this very moment, and may be unaware that it exists.

Topic: The power of protecting yourself, your family and your business with a Legal and Identity Theft Protection Plan.
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Bonnie Kantor
President of Pressing Issues, Inc.
Bonnie Kantor is the president of Pressing Issues, a professional web solutions and digital marketing agency located in Metuchen, NJ. She is a geek disguised as a people-person with an area of expertise in social media marketing—Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and more. A Constant Contact Master-Certified Authorized Local Expert, she has been using email marketing and social media tools to help her clients stay top-of-mind for more than eight years.
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Chris Schoen
Director of Sales & Marketing of Servpro of Edison & Northern Staten Island
As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Edison provides 24-hour residential and commercial services. As a locally owned and operated business, we’re dedicated to being faster to any size disaster, with the training, equipment, and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs.
Edward Glasser
Owner, CertaPro Painters of Edison, NJ
With every painting project, we're committed to providing the highest quality work and professional service in the Edison, NJ area. Residential painting or commercial painting, we're dedicated to the process of certainty - of a job well done. Whatever your needs, big or small, CertaPro will provide a professional quality paint job and an experience you'll be thrilled with. That's our promise, that's Certainty.
Miriam Handler
Consultant, Sunrider International
Since I was introduced to Sunrider, my eating habits have changed completely. I feel I am cleansed, nourished, and balanced when I eat the Sunrider foods. I am glad to be a part of such a reliable company. Since 1982, our ongoing mission is to help people worldwide make exciting changes to the way they look, feel, and live their lives. We provide not only the opportunity for improved health, beauty, and fitness with our world-class products, but also to achieve financial independence through our extraordinary business opportunity.
Michael J. Lerman
Direct Ad Network
Digital Place-Based TV provides an intelligent leading-edge solution for your advertising needs. It’s an affordable way to reach hundreds of thousands of targeted viewers. ADVERTISING on our Networks is seen by thousands of your neighbors and business prospects every day. Get their attention! Put your ad right next to exciting entertainment, news, sports, weather, and trivia.Your ad appears throughout the day on every screen in our network of high-volume restaurants, sports bars, health clubs and salons in full-color high definition – every hour of every day during location business hours. Your high-definition commercial will be seen by a captive audience in a buying atmosphere tens of thousands of times per month.
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Brij Chawla
Owner, Inroads to Opportunities
Inroads to Opportunities is a Not for Profit 501 (c) 3 agency providing service for the greater Union area. Formerly known as The Occupational Center of Union County founded in March of 1959, we have grown from serving 4 individuals to over 400 annually.
Inroads is committed to providing transition from school to work, mental health services, job placement and training, and vocational preparation to individuals with disabilities from age 16 and up.
Our services provide real work experiences with an emphasis on the development of good work habits and skills by utilizing them in a real work environment.

Topics: Assembly Services - Professional Business Services; Employment Services
Nainesh Desai
Owner, Central Jersey Prosthodontics
Dr. Nainesh Desai is a Board Eligible Prosthodontist practising in East Brunswick, NJ. He obtained the Post-Graduate Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Desai then went on to practice and teach Prosthodontics in Michigan.He has published in peer-reviewed international journals and also received grants for implant related research, the results of which have been presented at various national dental meetings. Dr. Desai is the Immediate Past-President of Middlesex County Dental Society. He is also the Director of the Raritan Valley ITI Study Club.
Greg Trowbridge
Co-Owner, Carpet Maven II
Carpet Maven is a family-owned and operated business offering personalized service. We have been on Main Street in Metuchen for over 27 years. We have the latest styles in carpeting, flooring, and window treatments for every budget and have professional, courteous, and neat installers that have been with us for over a decade.
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Bill Devine
Owner, Rosetta Farms
Rosetta's Farm creates artisanal chili spice blends that have been smoke dried for unique flavor to complement foods, beverages and desserts. The succulent flavors from of our blends are supported by spice intensities ranging from mild to wild to satisfy an array of taste. Our chilies are Jersey grown, slowly dried and blended with complementary dry spices to provide concentrated zest for your palate.
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Michael Guido
Owner, Cartridge World, Metuchen
Michael has owned Cartridge World in Metuchen since 2009. Cartridge World continues to be America’s first choice for value driven consumers seeking quality ink and toner products and brand name printers backed by local service and expert advice. Whether you’re printing, scanning, faxing or copying, your local Cartridge World will help you save time and money with free delivery and personalized service you can only get from one of our locally owned and operated franchise locations.
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Dana Gabriele
Co-Owner, Gabrieles Bar and Grill
Located in Middlesex County, this family owned and operated establishment features an eclectic American fare menu, a Tiki Bar and super sports bar technology. A staple in Piscataway, Gabriele's recently celebrated their 15-year anniversary, beginning when owner Anthony Gabriele inherited the cavernous location from his father, Ugo, fifteen years ago. Back then it housed a Hooters-style sports bar named Bazookas that Gabriele took over and revamped into the family-friendly, neighborhood establishment it is now.
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John Sasieta
Vice President / Unity Bank - Retail Banking Division
With over 20 years of banking experience in the NY and NJ area, John focuses on small business development, consumer & commercial acquisition and lending. John is the Relationship Manager of the Edison Office. His passion is helping his customers grow their business while providing exceptional services. John has been involved in varies organization such as: Indian Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Union, and BNI.
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Mark Pletscher
Principal - Mark Pletscher Insurance Services, LLC
Mark is an independently licensed insurance advisor specializing in Life Insurance, Disability, Long Term Care, Health Insurance and Group Benefits solutions from dozens of different companies. Helping clients protect what is most important to them has been the goal from day one. The millions of dollars of claims paid out to his clients over his career remind Mark daily to ask the difficult questions. He began his career in the insurance industry in 1994 and started his own firm in 2012. Mark is an active member of his church with a passion for youth ministry. Mark lives in Fanwood, NJ with his wife Jennifer and their children Jake and Hayley.
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Jason Brito
Partner & Financial Planner - Wealth by Design
Jason is a Financial Planner, whose primary areas of focus are retirement and investment planning. Jason works alongside Nicholas Petriello in designing and implementing investment strategies. Jason also plays an important role in the due diligence process of various investments and investment products. He is influential in managing current client relationships as well as securing new client relationships as well as centers of influence.Jason joined Wealth by Design as a Para-Planner where his role was developing customized financial plans, researching specific client issues and staying current with the ever changing planning strategies. He gained a tremendous amount of knowledge, skills and experience that enhance his ability to serve clients as their Financial Planner.
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Frank Demming
Owner, Local Business Marketing Solutions
Frank Demming, owns and operates a lead generation digital marketing agency called Local Business Marketing Solutions. Over the course of 11 plus years, he grew his business from a one-man show to a virtual team of 10 people.Prior to starting his business, Frank worked as a Senior IT Project Manager for a high-profile Government Contractor. After getting burned out from working 80 hours per week in a high demand job, he decided to use his technical skills differently and started his own business in October of 2007.Along with running a successful digital marketing agency, Frank is also an Amazon Best Selling Author of the recently released book, “7 Steps To Recession-Proofing Your Business”.
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Loroine McKnight
Owner, 9Round South Plainfield
Loroine is the owner, and head trainer for 9Round South Plainfield. He has been into athletics and fitness dating back to the 5th grade. In High School, Loroine was a 3 year varsity letterman, starter, and captain of the football team. He also played basketball and ran track. He then went on to college to play division 1 football, and that is where he gained the knowledge on how to stay fit. After graduating from college, he had his own personal struggles with weight gain and poor nutrition habits. Loroine never gave. He decided to take control, and once again, focus on his nutrition and exercise, and lost over 40 pounds. His mission now is help others who struggle with their health and fitness, and help them to become better and stronger versions of themselves
Nick Scarillo
Owner, Nick's Meat Depot
No one knows meat like owner/butcher, Nick Scarillo - Nick's Meat Depot is your ideal place if you're looking for Quality. His mission is to bring quality to your table. Here's what to expect from Nick's Meat Depot - 1 on 1 servicing with expert knowledge for any meal you're looking to serve your family and friends - Providing you with fresh, quality meats that you will not find in local supermarkets - Homemade sausages and burgers made with pride and passion knowing that in our product you will TASTE the difference - Fair pricing...we WILL NOT lower our quality for a cheaper price but WE WILL put a fair price on top quality. Come by - Nick's waiting to MEAT you!
Wendy Kuchnicki
Independent Consultant, Pampered Chef
I’m Wendy Kuchnicki, and I am your go-to Kitchen Guru for all of your tough mealtime challenges. I love to cook and bake, and I love to entertain. What could be better than to cook and entertain in someone else’s house? It is almost 3 years since I signed on with Pampered Chef and I love this business. I help people with their kitchen challenges and get to do something I love every day.For Wendy's full bio, see the Members section.
Jimmy Jones
Owner, Fresco's by Jimmy
Fresco By Jimmy is an Italian deli that provides great customer service, fresh daily bread, daily specials, made to order zeppoles, cold cuts, signature sandwiches, signature Rueben egg rolls, Italian cookies, and catering for any event. Owners James and Lori Jones have been embedded in the Metuchen community for over two decades. Lori was a kindergarten teacher at Moss School and James was born and raised in Metuchen. They are very excited to give back to their community. James is creating a foundation this fall for local families in need and will be donating to the food pantry. He has sponsored local sports teams, cub scouts, catered local school districts teacher luncheons, provides discounts to first responders, and delivers to any occasion. Look for football specials in August through February. Our website is We look forward to serving you.
Jay Hoffman
Owner, Max Fitness of Edison
My entrepreneurial journey began in the early 90s running one of the largest Martial Arts facilities in the country. After 2 decades of coaching thousands of clients, my sights shifted to a different kind of coaching. In November of 2012, I partnered with a dear friend to open The Max Challenge of Edison NJ, where we provide high touch fitness classes and nutritional counseling to teens and adults.I am a huge fan of and believer in personal (and professional) development and spend the better part of my free time immersing myself in the philosophies that have assisted in creating some of the most successful men and women our world has known.At the end of your days your life will either serve as a warning or an example. I choose to be an example of love, humility, courage, service and am continually inspired to strive to reach my highest human potential so that I can serve others at the highest level.