April 24 Night Meeting at La Famiglia, Stacey Bender Speaker
On Wednesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m., we will be meeting at La Famiglia Restaurant, Bogota, to hear from Stacey Bender of Good Food Ireland. She also has several other clients, including Manischevitz and Perugina Chocolate. That is quite an array of ethnic foods. Let's hope she brings samples.
The cost of this dinner is $22. The press club will supply the wine. We are indebted to Dan Schlossberg, chairman of the speakers bureau (who is the bureau, by the way), for the wonderful speakers that we have had during the 2012/2013 season, including this meeting. He also arranged the restaurant details. See you at the night meeting.
From the George Washington Bridge – Take I-80 West to the Leonia/Teaneck Exit. Make a left at Glenwood Ave. and continue onto the road onto DeGraw Avenue. Go to the fourth light and the restaurant is on your right.
From the New Jersey Turnpike North – Exit at 18W. Follow signs for I-95 North (local lanes). Take Exit 70B and follow signs for Teaneck. Your will be on DeGraw Avenue. Pass the large Glen Pointe Hotel on your right. DeGraw becomes East Main Street in Bogota. At the third light, La Famiglia is on our right at the corner.
From I-80 East - Take Exit 67 which is Bogota/Ridgefield Park. Come to the stop sign on the off ramp. Make a left onto Palisade Avenue. Go the second light, which is the intersection of East Main Street and Palisade Avenue. It will be on the corner to your right.
From Route 46 West - Exit at Main Street in Ridgefield Park. Go under Route 46 and make a left onto Main Street. Proceed four lights and make a left onto East Main Street in Bogota. Drive four blocks and the restaurant is on the corner to your right.
May 23, Ken Schlager, Editor of New Jersey Monthly, is Awards Dinner Speaker
Ken Schlager, editor of New Jersey Monthly since April 2008, will be the keynote speaker at our 66th Annual Memorial Awards Dinner, Thursday, May 23, at The Chart House, Weehawken. During his tenure as editor, New Jersey Monthly has continued to thrive despite the difficult business climate for most magazines.
Prior to joining NJM, Ken spent 20 years at Billboard magazine, serving as managing editor, vice president of business development and executive editor. He joined Billboard in 1985, making his mark as a creative editor, recruiter of editorial talent and a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences. Ten years later, at the dawn of the digital age, he moved into a business development role and led the magazine's transition to the Internet.
He helmed the launches of Billboard.com, a robust website that targets a consumer audience, and Billboard Bulletin, a premium news service for the music trade. To support these initiatives, Schlager created the first daily-news operation in Billboard's 100-year history, recruiting staffers in New York, London and Los Angeles.
With Ken as editorial director, Billboard.com quickly surpassed more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month. Other successful brand extensions under Schlager's editorial direction included Billboard's first Spanish- and Portuguese-language website and Billboard Radio, a streamed online music “countdown” program.
Prior to Billboard, Schlager was associate features editor of The New York Post. He also served as features copy chief at Gannett Westchester Newspapers and as a pop music critic for The Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) News. Many thanks to Anthony Birritteri for obtaining our speaker for this event.
Reserve Tickets for Our Dinner
Time has a way of slipping away. So, now is the time to write a check for $65 for a ticket to our 66th Annual Journalism Awards Dinner at The Chart House, Weehawken. The GSJA is keeping the price at the same level it has been for the past six years. Mark your 2013 calendar for Thursday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. Send a check for $65 per person to: George Saliba, managing editor, New Jersey Business Magazine, 310 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, NJ, 07004 to reserve a seat.