Tuesday, February 18, 2014


NJAFED "News You Can Use"
NJAFED Winter Meeting
February 26, 2014  

Meeting Location:
Holiday Inn
1000 Roosevelt Avenue
Carteret, NJ 07008

Schedule of Events:
5:30-6:30pm - Reception
7:00pm - Buffet Dinner / Program

Meeting Fees:
NJAFED Members - $60.00
Non-Members - $70.00 

Meeting Program:
Legislative Update provided by Paul Bent, Pathways Government Relations LLC
Meeting Presentation:

The Real Cost of Contracts
Glen Welch; President, Charter Partners
Today's business environment requires a contract for everything.   They are more complex and pushing more and more responsibility especially on contractors.

It is important to understand the exposures you are   accepting and the real costs associated with those    decisions.

We will also briefly share what goes into determining rates and premium calculation and how you can best position yourself with action and information to
improve the underwriting process.

About our Guest Speaker:

Glen R. Welch
Charter Partners 
Co-Founder and President

Glen Welch has focused most of his insurance career on providing tools for family business owners who have the determination to build successful independent businesses.  Today, he and the Charter Partners team, continue their commitment to advancing the American Family Business through Shared Knowledge.

Glen is a co-founder with his brother Todd Welch and father Scott Welch of Charter Partners USA, Inc. Founded in 1996, Charter Partners has grown into an innovative business community of approximately 100 business owners in 18 states who work together in industry Pods to solve shared problems.

Charter Partners was originally founded to seek property & casualty insurance alternatives to the rising costs and plummeting trust that were common for business owners. By 2003, Charter Partners had reached the $15 million mark in property/casualty insurance premiums -- and had expanded its business into other areas of support for entrepreneurs.

The Charter Partners community now works together to address a range of other pressing business issues important to business owners: health insurance; recruiting and retention of good employees; perpetuating the family business; developing standard business practices; and training. 

News & Events
Upcoming Events of Interest to NJAFED Members
As a service to the NJAFED members we provide information on activities, training seminars and other events which are being held here in the State of New Jersey, which may be of interest to the membership.
Contact the event sponsor for event details and to determine if NJAFED Members are eligible for discounted member rates. 


NAFED Fire Extinguisher Training Seminar

Date(s): February 26, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM EST - 4:00 PM EST
Location: Middlesex County Fire Academy, 
1001 Fire Academy Drive, Sayreville, NJ 08872

NAFED's Fire Extinguisher Training Seminar presents essential servicing, maintenance, and inspection of stored pressured dry chemical, clean agent, cartridge operated, and wheeled unit extinguishers. This presentation is hardware generic in nature and addresses many specific hands-on service related issues. 


NAFED Pre-Engineered Kitchen Systems Seminar

Date(s): February 27, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM EST - 4:00 PM EST
Location: Middlesex County Fire Academy, 
1001 Fire Academy Drive, Sayreville, NJ 08872

This seminar goes beyond the basics of understanding the NFPA standards and manufacturers' manuals and deals with specific areas of NFPA 17A and 96 to provide a detailed visual and audio presentation on the problems and solutions faced by the kitchen fire extinguishing systems technician. You'll see first-hand visual substantiation of deficiencies encountered daily by technicians when they service commercial kitchen systems and you'll also see evidence of proper kitchen installations.

Registration forms for both seminars are available at www.NAFED.org  

"Member Savings Program"

Program provides additional value of membership...

NJAFED's partnership with the Member Savings Program Inc. (MSP) offers discounted business savings programs to you and your business. 

You now have access to 30 + programs designed to reduce your overhead costs and increase your profitability. All of these programs have been vetted and are held to the highest level of customer service.

MSP supplier programs are negotiated and administered by a Buying Group Alliance which includes the Member Savings Program Inc. as well as several other buying groups including BizUnite. This Alliance represents over 250,000 businesses, creating significant buying leverage and discounts for you.

Programs administered by the Member Savings Programs include:
  • Office Depot - Office Supplies, Printing and Promotional Items
  • World Pay - Credit Card Processing
  • Member Savings Freight Program - LTL & FTL Shipping
  • Member Savings Health Plans - Group & Individual Health Insurance
Contact Mark Schiavone at 941-330-8050 or mark@membersavingsprogram.com if you would like to start saving with the above Member Savings Program offerings.

Programs administered  by BizUnite include:
  • Grainger - Operations  Tools & Supplies
  • OfficeMax & Staples - Office Supplies, Printing and Promotional Items.
  • ADP - Payroll Processing
  • WEX - Fuel cards
  • UniFirst & Aramark - Uniforms
Contact Dan Pramis at 603-628-2333 or dpramis@bizunite.com if you would like to start saving with these BizUnite program offerings.

We encourage you to register with these programs so you can save money and reduce your operational costs. 

The only way to ensure you are setup with the discounts is to work through the  Member Savings Program and BizUnite directly. Please do not contact any of the vendors directly. 

Registering is quick and easy:

Online registration portal click HERE 

Save money on products and services you are already purchasing because you are a member of the NJAFED...

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The NJAFED Winter Meeting provides vendors and suppliers an opportunity to network with NJAFED members and display your products or services.

Each sponsor receives:
●  6' display table for product      or literature
●  name on sponsor card at        each dinner table
●  name on emailed meeting      notices
●  admission (for one) to the        reception and dinner
●  networking opportunity             with the attendees  
      throughout the evening

Vendor Sponsor Fee:
(limit of 3)

Contact the NJAFED office to register as a Winter Meeting Sponsor...

NJAFED Presidents Scholarship Program Reminder...

Just a quick reminder that NJAFED offers annually a scholarship for children and grandchildren of NJAFED members graduating high school and continuing their education at a college or technical school.

Individuals interested in applying for the scholarship are encouraged to visit the NJAFED website to download the application.

Submission deadline for the 2014 program is April 1, 2014...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

FFEDA offering Spring CE's

Continuing education is an important part of our industry.  Make sure you take every opportunity to expand your industry experience.