ZAGO Manufacturing is an award-winning family-owned business that began over 25 years ago at the New Jersey Institute of Technology Enterprise Development Center's small business incubator. A full-fledged global manufacturing company, Zago operates from a 100-year old refurbished factory in Newark, NJ. It takes pride in being one of th
ZAGO Manufacturing is an award-winning family-owned business that began over 25 years ago at the New Jersey Institute of Technology Enterprise Development Center's small business incubator. A full-fledged global manufacturing company, Zago operates from a 100-year old refurbished factory in Newark, NJ. It takes pride in being one of the world’s largest and most respected producers of custom, high-tech, clean and inherently green sealing solutions and components.
Mike is part owner, vineyard manager, and winemaker for Beneduce Vineyards, a family business started in 2008 and opened to the public in 2012. He has a passion for wine and considers himself incredibly lucky to be doing something he loves every day. In the next decade, he hopes to help propel Beneduce Vineyards to the top of the list of quality producers on the East Coast.
Dennis Mikula, Jr. in his position as Executive Vice President at Mikula Contracting, Inc., currently implements and develops Mikula’s corporate strategic plan, evaluates its market position, economic outlook, industry trends, client base, and growth potential. Dennis is a recent winner of the New Jersey Family Business of the Year Awards.
Jeffrey Roscher is Owner and President of eWorkOrders which helps organizations take control of their service requests, work orders, preventive/scheduled maintenance, assets, employee, inventory and vendors economically.
Lydia Sarfati, CEO and Founder at Repechage which is now the leading professional skincare brand based on seaweed, combining natural ingredients with high tech research and development. Lydia's vision and passion is shared with her husband, David, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, who oversees the manufacturing facility in Secaucus, NJ.
Mark Speckhart of the ZCS Company is an international sales agent with over 25 years experience in the automation industry. He sells worldwide, providing practical operational solutions to the hospitality, casino, hospital, and industrial laundry markets.
Sue Slavin, Rothman Institute Programs Director, and Maura Pniewski, Assistant to the Executive Director, discuss the history of the Rothman Institute and its current programs and provide insights into the future.
Professor Domenick Celentano, Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Silberman College at Fairleigh Dickinson University, develops state-of-the-art curriculum with the objective to enhance student learning and engagement in entrepreneurship and innovation, small business management, business planning forum and principles of marketing.
Professor Domenick Celentano, Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Silberman College at Fairleigh Dickinson University, develops state-of-the-art curriculum with the objective to enhance student learning and engagement in entrepreneurship and innovation, small business management, business planning forum and principles of marketing. Professor Celentano founded FoodBevXpert to help food entrepreneurs create and manage sustainable food brands. He is frequently quoted in the press about food trends. His food focus comes from 25 years working in his family business, Celentano Bros., Inc.
H. Glenn Tucker is the Managing Partner and the Chair of the Corporate Department of Greenberg Dauber Epstein & Tucker in Newark, NJ. Mr. Tucker is currently a Director of the Business Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association where he has served as Chair. He is a founding Director and former Vice President of The Inn of Transactional Counsel.
Jordan Glatt is Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) where he works with corporations, entrepreneurs, and families to design charitable vehicles that deliver impact in New Jersey communities.
Randall Pinkett is the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of his fifth venture, BCT Partners, a multi-million dollar management, technology and policy consulting firm in Newark, NJ, a partner in Blackwell-BCT, a joint venture with Blackwell Consulting Services, and spokesperson for the Minority Information Technology Consortium.
Anthony Russo is the President of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) is a statewide business association representing the interests of more than 900 companies from virtually every business sector. Membership includes manufacturers, bankers, attorneys, accountants, environmental professionals, utilities, healthcare, insurance and colleges and universities..
Chief Jonathan Parham is Director of County-wide Police Policy, Planning and Training Union County NJ Prosecutors Office in Elizabeth, NJ.
Jeff Cantor is the founder and chief executive officer of the New Jersey State Veterans Chamber of Commerce which launched in November 2018. His goal is to improve the economic environment for veterans in the state and to build the infrastructure to create greater competitiveness and success for veteran business entities. He is a vete
Jeff Cantor is the founder and chief executive officer of the New Jersey State Veterans Chamber of Commerce which launched in November 2018. His goal is to improve the economic environment for veterans in the state and to build the infrastructure to create greater competitiveness and success for veteran business entities. He is a veteran of the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan and has been awarded a Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, and many other awards over a 32-year career.
As chief executive officer and executive director of the NJ Society of CPAs, Ralph Thomas is the face of the accounting business in the state. Having a membership of over 14,000 the NJCPA is the largest professional organization serving the needs of current and future CPAs in NJ.
Janet Werner is the President of You Have My Word, a team of experienced “change leadership” experts who partner with established professionals serving client needs requiring an integrated and streamlined approach to navigating the complexities in today’s environment. They expedite problem solving, collaborative alignment and behavior change with a Rethinking How We Think mastery.
M•I•A Media Group LLC is one of the nation’s largest Black publishers of its kind, with more than one million readers bi-monthly. The company publishes Legacy Miami, Legacy South Florida and M•I•A magazines serving South Florida’s Black community with insightful articles and information .
Mike Ferraro is President and Founder of Bridging The Gap for Veterans Inc, a non-profit organization led by military veterans who fully understand how to help the military community.
Valerie Drew is the VP, COO of Divisional Control and Regulatory Office responsible for designing controls for Artificial Intelligence, Robotics Process Automation and Cloud Security at Deutsche Bank.
Jeffrey L. Wasserman is Counsel to Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC's Corporate and Securities Practice. He provides corporate counseling to private equity and venture capital funds, family offices, unfunded sponsors and public and private companies.
Founded in 1977, Donnelly Construction is a leading general contractor, construction manager and property developer headquartered in Wayne, NJ.They serve a wide range of sectors, including country clubs, schools, corporate offices, retail stores, medical facilities, restaurants, hotels, and more.
Villani Bus Company was officially launched when the town of Linden needed help transporting schoolchildren. This a highly successful business operation with a strong focus on family values of integrity, honesty, pride and dedication to customers and community
Gene Waddy is a visionary entrepreneur and co-founder of DIVERSANT LLC, the nation’s largest African-American owned IT staffing and solutions firm. The company has enjoyed dramatic growth, even during the economic downturn, and has developed a reputation for excellence among numerous Fortune 500 companies
SHESS Global Alliance, LLC provides professional business advisory and training services for companies in the corporate, education, non-profit, and government sectors. Their comprehensive plan includes affordable business solutions and successful strategies to pursue entrepreneurial and small business development.
Entrepreneurial U, founded by James Howard, has been called “Morris County’s first and only school of design thinking” and it is where students earn a “Mastery of Design Thinking” certificate.
For those who call The Montreal Beach Resort their second home, this family-owned resort for more than fifty years, is more than just a summer getaway. It's a family tradition, handed down year after year, decade after decade and has become one of their guests' favorite hotels in Cape May, NJ.
Chorus Communications is an award-winning Technology Consulting Firm that has built an unmatched reputation with its sales-partners, suppliers, and customers. Founded in 1995, Chorus is highly regarded as a leading Master Agency and has an extensive portfolio of cutting edge products and services to meet today’s ever-evolving world of technology.
A & J Management's advisory services are strategic and tactical based on the needs of our client. These services range from strategic planning, analysis, facilitation, implementation, and feedback. A & J Management solves problems and helps with achievement of goals.
Coast Tile & Marble Supply believes that everyone deserves to have their dream home and that it is their job to take that dream and make it into a reality. They specialize in guiding people through the creative process and helping them turn their house into a home.
For over 40 years, Severino Pasta Company has been the place to find authentic, artisanal handmade pasta in the TriState region. The company is one grounded in a rich tradition that started at their kitchen table in Westmont, N.J. This is the pasta they serve in their home, and it’s that tradition they share with you, whether buying their products for your kitchen or for your customers.
Exothermic, one of the pioneers in the RIM Molding industry, was founded circa 1972 with a business plan to provide Reaction Injection Molded (RIM) parts to the medical, electronic, and lab instrument market. Since then Exothermic has expanded into many other applications and markets but remains committed to the RIM Molding process.
Norwalt is a very successful second generation led manufacturing firm. It is known as one of the five best high speed machine manufacturing firms in the world. In this episode, Dr. Caldwell conducts the second of two interesting interviews with Norwalt CEO Mike Seitel.
Rangam Consultants Inc. is a socially conscious company with strong ethics. They donate time, money and IT infrastructure to schools and charities. They are especially proud of their Verizon’s Powerful Answers Award for their work for the Autism community.
From advising families on financial planning and investments to helping business owners set up 401(k) retirement plans, Runnymede Capital Management has been recognized for its work with clients for over 25 years.
Mrs. G Appliances is a third generation, women-owned family business. In this segment, CEO Debbie Schaeffer discusses with us the company's amazing history and exceptional commitment to giving back to the local community.
RVN TV is an extraordinary family-owned and internet based television network that is changing the way television is delivered to viewers. In this segment, we conduct a fascinating interview with owners Keith and Lori Reynolds.
Norwalt is a very successful second generation led manufacturing firm. It is known as one of the five best high speed machine manufacturing firms in the world. In this episode, Dr. Caldwell conducts the first of two interesting interviews with Norwalt CEO Mike Seitel.
There are more than five million family businesses accounting for more than 60% of the workforce in the United States, yet most consumers and policy makers overlook their contribution to the quality of life in communities.
Family Business World, hosted by Dr. Dale Caldwell, is an entertaining television program. We celebrate amazing family businesses and explore the hurdles they have overcome in order to succeed. Find past episodes below!
RVN TV is an online broadcast television network airing live, entertaining and educational programs, ranging from cooking to business to sports. Tune in on Thursdays at 10am and 8pm for Family Business World!
Dr. Dale Caldwell is the executive director of the Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship as well as a professor researching and teaching Family Business Management in the FDU Silberman College of Business.
Dr. Caldwell graduated from Princeton University, earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received his doctorate from Seton Hall University. He is the founder of the global Family Business Week and is the author of six books.
Dr. Caldwell is certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC). He is also a professional speaker with over 20 years of experience sharing his insights with businesses. Dr. Caldwell is a former Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC) who has advised large, small and family businesses in areas ranging from strategic planning, operational improvements, leadership development, team building, sales maximization, hiring, business valuation, real estate and conflict resolution.