Leads Council Meetings

Date and Time
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Friday, January 1, 2021

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The Wharton Club of NJ is committed to providing members with both the networking forum and networking coaching, so that all members get the most out of one of the greatest business networks in the world – Wharton alumni!

WCNJ offers networking opportunities for its members through Business Leads Council Meetings. The club currently has six such groups (see below), each with about 10-15 non-competing members meeting monthly at various New Jersey locations to share business ideas & leads, and learn about each other’s business interests. Additional Leads Councils can be established in other geographic areas of NJ if there is sufficient demand; please let us know if you would like to help establish another Leads Council in your area.


Current Business Leads Councils with dates and contact information: See below for VIRTUAL meetings. Others POSTPONED until safe again.

Bergen County  1st Friday of the month - for information contact Roger Saks wh.bergenleads@gmail.com. Next meeting: VIRTUAL MEETING August 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00noon. To register for the meeting, click here.

Mercer County - 2nd Thursday of the month - for information contact Louise Campi - louise@ptpabs.com  Next meeting will be POSTPONED FOR NOW, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. To register for the meeting, click here.

Middlesex County - 1st Friday of the month - for information contact Susan Goldsmith – sgoldsmith@mccarter.com or Louise Campi – louise@ptpabs.com. Next meeting: POSTPONED FOR NOW, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. To register for the next meeting, click here.

Monmouth County - 2nd Friday of the month - for information contact Joe Shammah - shammahj@gmail.com. Next meeting: POSTPONED FOR NOW, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. To register for the meeting, click here.

Morris-Essex Counties - 2nd Friday of the month. For information & to RSVP contact Alix Rubinarubin@alixrubinlaw.com. Next meeting: VIRTUAL MEETING July 10, 2020 at 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. To register for the meeting, contact Alix. Morris-Essex meetings will be virtual until further notice.

Union County - 3rd Friday of the month - for information contact Mark Ukrainskyj at mukrainskyj@verizon.net. Next meeting: POSTPONED FOR NOW, 2020 at 8:15 a.m. To register for the meeting, click here. 

SEEKING: Wharton Entrepreneurs - Consultants - Business Development Professionals – Small Business Owners - Sales and other Professionals

Leads Council Membership Details:

WCNJ Leads Councils meet monthly at a breakfast meeting. The location is shared with attendees after they have been accepted and officially registered with each individual council.  There is a registration fee which ranges between $10 to $17 to cover the cost of the room and the refreshments.  A link will be shared with you by the coordinator to register for individual meetings.

The WCNJ Leads Councils are networking groups open only to supporting members who live, work or do business in NJ. All members are welcome to join a first meeting, but you must be a dues paying member (“Supporting Member”) of the Wharton Club of New Jersey to become an ongoing member of a Leads Council. As described below, our non-competitive councils allow only one member representing each industry area within each networking group.

Membership is on a first-come, first-served basis.  

How to participate:

Send an email to the coordinator of the Leads Council you would like to join (see list above).

In your email, please include:

  • Your name
  • Title
  • Company
  • Industry area and professional concentration
  • Email address
  • Business address, and
  • Office and mobile phone numbers.

Members who are accepted will be contacted individually to register and to access the meeting location. No guests or walk-ins will be permitted.

Membership Benefits:

Leverage your Wharton network and share business leads or development opportunities with other Wharton alum that either live or work in your geographical area.   

• Expand your selling and business development network 
• Advise and help other non-competing Wharton alumni grow their businesses 
• All in a supportive, non-competitive environment

The mission of each Leads Council is to build a network of Wharton alumni, to share new leads and business development growth opportunities, and serve as a forum where members can learn from and support each other in growing their respective businesses.  Because it is a non-competitive council, we allow only one member representing each industry area.

If you have any additional questions or need any other information please contact our administration office at whartonnjclub@gmail.com.