Our goal is to be the premier Professional Networking Organization within the Jewish community. As a member-based organization, JNET is committed to serving the needs of its increasing membership and to facilitating the growth of business relationships in our community.
Members include a diverse cross-section of individual business people and owners, professionals, corporate executives and tradespeople from private and public organizations. We invite you to attend our meetings. There is no cost for first-time guests and no reservation is required. Just show up! This is your opportunity to join local Jewish businesspeople and help give your business, and theirs, a BIG boost!
You will have the opportunity for schmoozing, introductions, “JNET Connect“ meetings and more.
We mean business!
JNET Leadership Changes
JNET has seen significant growth over the past few years. This growth is a result of many people who have contributed a great deal of time, talent and care to make JNET the Premier Business Networking Organization for the Jewish Community. While it has been a group effort, it is important for us to recognize one person, without who’s foresight, JNET might not exist today.
Frank Tessel was invited to join JNET in 2007. After a few years as a general member, Frank was asked to take over JNET to help keep it going. With clarity of vision, Frank said he would do so with the understanding that he wanted to establish a Board of Directors to help administer and grow JNET. Frank understood that to be effective JNET needed more than one person in a leadership position. In 2009, a Board was established and later that year JNET became a 501 (c) 6 with elected corporate officers.
Through Frank’s energy and leadership, JNET has grown from two Chapters in 2010, to five Chapters in 2011, to nine Chapters in 2012 and now at 11 Chapters in 2013, and still growing.
Throughout all this time Frank was the visionary, the leader of the Board, the driver of the growth. It is with much appreciation from everyone on the Board of Directors, the Chapter Leadership and members at large that we take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to Frank for all he has done, continues to do and we know will do in the future.
Frank has decided to step down as the Chairperson of JNET effective January 1, 2014 and to remain involved as the head of our Growth Committee. This is a normal transition within the time frame outlined in the JNET Bylaws. It allows us to make changes, acknowledge new leadership and welcome new guidance.
It is with great pleasure that we recognize Jackie Mendelson as our new Chairperson of the Board of Directors. Jackie has extensive experience in a leadership capacity for non-profit organizations and is ready to take the reins of JNET for the coming term. We are very excited to welcome her into this new position. Jackie has been instrumental as the Chairperson for the Growth Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee. Her active participation as a member of the current Board of Directors for JNET has shown us that she has the skills, demeanor and knowledge to lead us along the path of continued growth and in providing value to our membership.
The aforementioned changes will take place on January 1, 2014 and we anticipate a smooth transition. We hope that everyone will join us in thanking Frank for his years of service and congratulate Jackie on her new position as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of JNET.