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Geek Speak III: How We Hire and Employ In Today's Digital Landscape


Location: Beach Haus Brewery

Description: GEEK SPEAK III:
Join us for Geek Speak III, a panel discussion on How We Hire and Employ In Today's Digital Landscape, on November 15th from 5:30-7:30pm at Beach Haus Brewery. Hear three different perspectives about the current and future status of business growth. Whether seeking a new job, looking to hire, or owner of a business, we will touch on points relevant to everyone.

Panelists include:
Matt Catania, Franchise Owner, Jersey Mike's
Tara Thurber Snyder, Direct Hire Consultant, Aquent/Vitamin T (Formerly of Throtle & V12 Data)
Chris Delany, CEO, SEMGeeks

Topics that will be discussed include:

- Outsourced vs in house teams

- Current and future business growth trends

- Using digital and traditional techniques to find candidates

- Scaling your company

- How corporate policy affects growth

Cash bar, light food provided by SEMGeeks.

Matt Catania, Jersey Mike's Franchise Owner (Multiple Locations): Matt Catania is a Jersey Mike’s Subs multi-unit franchisee based throughout New Jersey. Since 2011, Matt and his business partner, John Helm, have grown to 16 locations. Matt is a certified trainer with Jersey Mike’s and his team currently has 8 more stores in development. Matt was awarded 2018 Franchisee of the Year by Jersey Mike’s. His primary focus is finding new locations, building a great team/culture and driving sales in existing units. Prior to joining Jersey Mike’s, Matt earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Seton Hall University. While in private practice, he represented mid-sized corporations in real estate transactions, land use matters and lease negotiations.

Tara Thurber Snyder, Direct Hire Consultant for Aquent/Vitamin T: Tara Thurber is a mother of two, a wife, a friend, a colleague and an entrepreneur. Tara has a background in design and photography as well as marketing, technology and social media. She is a full-service recruiter that helps companies grow internally as well as helping them to brand and creatively build their vision. She works with companies to build their internal structures and staff accordingly. She has helped individuals to determine their true career paths as well as companies from startups to Fortune 100 to find and retain top talent for more than 15 years. Her background includes career consulting, resume writing, and recruiting expertise, and she has advised thousands of professionals across industries like advertising, marketing, design, technology, sales, fashion, education, and entertainment in developing career/business strategies, resumes, and branded marketing tools that stand out in today’s market.

Chris Delany, CEO SEMGeeks: Chris Delany is the Founder and CEO of SEMGeeks, a fully integrated digital marketing and web design agency located in the beautiful Jersey Shore town of Belmar. With over 18 years of digital strategy experience, Chris enjoys building teams of tech-savvy, creative professionals who are able to strategize and execute a client’s end goal. As a teenage entrepreneur in the late 90’s, he was the founder of several .com start-ups that would become the foundation for his education into the booming digital industry. Chris continues to share that wealth of knowledge with Fortune 1000 companies across the country.

Peter Pan


Location: 100 Grant Ave, Deal, NJ

Description: Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale with beloved characters Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook, Peter Pan features an unforgettable score by “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Axelrod’s award-winning Rising Stars Youth Performing Arts program presents one of Broadway’s timeless classics in a fully staged production directed by Lisa Goldfarb with musical direction by Randy Hurst and choreography by Wendy Roman. A family musical that’s perfect for the holiday season, Peter Pan features such as iconic songs as “I'm Flying,” “I've Gotta Crow,” “I Won't Grow Up” and “Never Never Land.

Adult/Senior - $25

Students - $22

Steven Delopoulos


Location: Tim McLoone's Supper Club

Description: Steven Delopoulos - Me Died Blue - 15 year Anniversary with Chris Pinnella "unplugged"
Tickets available online

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