“Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award” Entry Deadline Extended to May 1

(April 17, 2013 – Boonton, NJ):  The New Jersey chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO NJ) and The Star-Ledger /NJ.com announced today that they will extend the call for entries for the first annual Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award ( www.GardenStateEntrepreneur.com ) to May 1, 2013.

EONJ and the Star Ledger have partnered to create this award to honor New Jersey-based companies that exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of the state. The 2013 Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award 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 at Rutgers School of Business on May 20, 2013.  AJ Khubani, legendary marketer and NJ-based entrepreneur, will be the keynote speaker, and the winners of the first annual Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award will be named at the gala.

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), valued at $4,700.  Winners 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.

Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award eligibility and program details are available online at www.GardenStateEntrepreneur.com , where entries will be accepted through May 1, 2013. 

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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 across the globe. Over the years, TeleBrands is responsible for selling billions of dollars worth of consumer products.  Visit www.TeleBrands.com and www.Facebook.com/TeleBrandsProducts .

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