Entrepreneurs’ Organization Announces AJ Khubani as Keynote Speaker at “Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award” Event

(April 11, 2013 – Boonton, NJ): The New Jersey chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO NJ) today announced that AJ Khubani, legendary marketer and NJ-based entrepreneur, will be the keynote speaker at the first annual Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Awards ( www.GardenStateEntrepreneur.com ) on May 20, 2013. The Garden State Entrepreneur Awards have been created to honor New Jersey-based companies that exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of the state – as does Mr. Khubani. The founder of TeleBrands, the country’s top “As Seen On TV” marketer, he is often credited with revolutionizing the Direct Response Television industry. Mr. Khubani will draw on lessons learned from his 30 years leading TeleBrands to unequalled success, inspiring the Garden State Entrepreneur Award winners and finalists, as well as the members of EO.

Entrepreneurs headquartered in New Jersey are invited to visit the 2013 Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award website at GardenStateEntrepreneur.com for qualification details and to enter. Entries will be accepted through April 17, 2013. The Garden State Entrepreneur Award, which was created by EO NJ and The Star Ledger/nj.com, will be conferred in three levels of distinction by 2012 revenue levels: Under $1M, $1M-$10M and $10M+. Entries will be judged by EO, The Star Ledger , and a celebrity judge: JJ Ramberg, host of MSNBC’s Your Business . The three finalists in each category will be announced on May 6, 2013 and invited to an awards gala on May 20, 2013, where Mr. Khubani will be the keynote speaker and the winners of the first annual Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award will be named.

Winners will be recognized for their drive, perseverance, business creativity and business success stories with an award as well as a year’s membership in EO (for qualifying businesses; those who don’t qualify will receive a year of mentorship from EO). The Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award was created as a way to recognize and connect successful New Jersey entrepreneurs, and to help cultivate even more business growth within the state by increasing awareness of EO and the significant resources it offers.

“As a New Jersey-based entrepreneur, I’m thrilled to serve as the inaugural keynote speaker at the Garden Staten Entrepreneur Excellence Awards,” said Khubani. “The spirit and dedication of those choosing to take the risk to initiate a business represent the story of living the American Dream. We learn from our peers and can change the landscape for generations to come with our products and services.”

Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award eligibility and program details are available online at www.GardenStateEntrepreneur.com , where entries will be accepted through April 17, 2013.

PRESS: For more information about the Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Awards , please contact Allison Gogarty at The S3 Agency: 973-257-5533 or agogarty@theS3agency.com.

About the Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award

Entrepreneurs’ Organization New Jersey (EO NJ) and The Star Ledger have partnered to create the Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award to honor those who are building and leading successful and growing businesses in the Garden State. The Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award in New Jersey recognizes entrepreneurs who make a difference in their industry, with their employees and team, and with the community. For more information on the award, visit www.GardenStateEntrepreneur.com .

About the Entrepreneurs' Organization

The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) is a dynamic global business network of 8,000+ business owners in 40 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, the year 2012 marked EO’s 25thanniversary.  With its transformative experiences and unparalleled peer network, EO transforms the lives of the entrepreneurs who transform the world. EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Membership in one of EO’s 121 chapters is by invitation only; the average member is 41 years old with annual revenues of $17.3 million. For more information on EO, visit www.eonetwork.org or call 703.519.6700.

About AJ Khubani / TeleBrands

TeleBrands Corp., headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey, was founded in 1983 by AJ Khubani. Since its inception, the company has brought fun and useful inventions to consumers worldwide and has launched more products through direct response television than any other company in history. Khubani is responsible for moving once middle-of-the-night only infomercial products to bricks and mortar retail establishments in the late 1980s with the sale of AmberVision Glasses at Herman’s Sporting Goods in New Jersey.  He also created the red “As Seen on TV” logo which is the staple in the industry.  TeleBrands has a presence in every major retailer nationwide as well as in 100 countries

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As a New Jersey-based entrepreneur, I’m thrilled to serve as the inaugural keynote speaker at the Garden Staten Entrepreneur Excellence Awards
AJ Khubani