Networking Groups Meetings


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 Networking Group meetings across most New Jersey counties (see below). (Note: Wharton Networking Groups were previously known as Wharton Leads Councils.) Share business ideas & leads, and learn about each other’s business interests. Networking is something that successful people in the business community do throughout their entire career– friendships with influential people take time to develop. New members to each group are welcome. Contact your county’s group organizer for more information:

Bergen County  - Roger Saks
2nd Friday of every month from 8:30 to 9:30 am. 

Middlesex County - Susan Goldsmith & Russel Like
1st Friday of the month, from 8:00 am to 9:30 am. 

Union County - Mark Ukrainskyj
3rd Friday of the month, from 8:15 am to 9:30 am.

If you don't see a networking group in your county and would like to start one, please email [email protected].  It is a great way to meet new people and expand your network.

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

WCNJ Networking Groups (previously known as Leads Councils) meet monthly, in person or virtual. The location or Zoom information is shared with attendees after they have been accepted and officially registered with each individual council. Please visit our Events page to register for individual meetings, or follow instructions you may receive from the Networking Group Chairperson.

The WCNJ Networking Group 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.

How to participate:

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 Networking Group 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.

Please contact if you have any additional questions or need any other information.