What is LeTip?

LeTip International Inc. was founded by Ken Peterson in 1978 in San Diego, California. LeTip has over 500 chapters across the U.S.A. and Canada and is the largest networking organization in the country. LeTip is dedicated to putting "Dollars In Your Pocket".

LeTip of Somerset Hills

LeTip of Somerset Hills has 21 area businesses represented. Its members serve as a SALES FORCE for each other and pass over 50 qualified tips each month. Weekly Breakfast Meetings are brief and to the point. Members have the opportunity to identify their businesses and products at every meeting and make a formal presentation at least twice a year.

The LeTip Creed

LeTip is a professional organization of men and women dedicated to the highest standards of competence and service. Our purpose is the exchange or business tips. Members will, at all time, maintain the highest professional integrity. Each business category is represented by one member and conflicts of interest are disallowed.

Member’s News Feed

Ochs Homes

Category: Contractor Builder Representative Name: Marc Ochs Phone Number: 877-929-6247 E-mail Address: Mark@OchsHomes.com Website URL: read more

John Groel

 Category: Electrician Representative Name: John Groel Phone Number: 908-441-2956 E-mail Address: info@jwgelectric.com Website URL: read more

Life Health Disability Insurance Agents needed for networking group.

Please join us for a FREE breakfast and networking meeting. We are an established LeTip chapter with 20 members. Our chapter is in need of a Life Health Disability Insurance Agents. We are a friendly casual group that passes around a lot of business at our breakfast meetings.This event is read more

Healthy Life Solutions

 Category: Health and Wellness Representative Name: Ruby Gonzalez Email: NutritionalCleanse4Health@gmail.com Phone Number: 908-285-8590 Website URL: http://rubygonzalez123.isagenix.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bodymindandsoul.totalwellness/We help individuals meet their health and wellness goals. You too can enjoy the many benefits which include: weight loss, increase in lean muscle, boost in energy, improved sleep, better mental clarity, read more

Please come and visit for free!

Thank you for your interest in attending our business networking breakfast.Our networking meetings are limited. Please fill in the form below to receive your meeting invitation. We meet Friday's at 7am in Chester, New JerseyLast year we shared over $600,000.00 in business between 22 read more

Shredding or Secure Document Destruction?

Deadlines are always a call to action. Perhaps the biggest ongoing deadline we face in our lives is April 15th.  Not only are our taxes due but we get to sort through all sorts of papers. This is a good time to review what you have, decide what you need read more

Best Year Yet!

I just started my 11th year as a member of the Somerset Hills LeTip.  Last year was our best year yet!  Thanks to the many referrals from my fellow members.  Other than direct referrals from our happy customers, this group has generated more business than any other marketing strategy.  6 Pine read more

Vote Today!

Donald Pollard

Category: Printer Representative Donald Pollard Phone Number: 908-879-0100 E-mail Address: dpollard5497@theupsstore.com Website URL: http://chester-nj-5497.theupsstorelocal.com/  Presenting 'The UPS Store - Chester NJ' At The UPS Store in Chester we often have customers say "We didn't know you did that".  We do many things that help you with your business and your personal life.   See our full list read more

Meeting 7/25/14

We had a different sort of meeting today. Instead of one speaker we all took turns educating the group about our services so that members can spot opportunities for other members. I would like to thank Paul Della Valle our Regional Director for stopping by and having breakfast with us.If read more

my blog

This month Sterling Horticultural Services is featured in a garden space at the Biannual ‘Mansion in May’, a fundraising designer showhouse that benefits the Morristown Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital.   This year’s showhouse is at a mansion called ‘Blairsden’ in Peapack Gladstone.  Sterling’s garden space (landscape space # 6) is the read more

Visit Susan at Mansion In May

We are happy to announce our member Susan Olinger of Sterling Horticultural Services - http://www.sterlinghort.com/ Has been selected design and build a garden space at this years Mansion in read more

Meeting 2/7/14

Our Speaker today is Jon McAleney who spoke about succession planning for you business and the importance of  periodic reviews of your Investment portfolio and diversification.Category: Financial Advisor Representative Name: Jon C. McAleney Phone Number: 908-375-7970 Cellphone: 973-214-1922 Fax: 908-234-9330 E-mail Address: jon@mcaleneywealth.com Website URL: http://www.mcaleneywealth.com/Don't forget to get your invitation to our next private networking read more

Get invited to our next mixer

Please fill in the form at http://www.somersethillsletip.com/mixer-invitation/To receive your invitation to our next Mixer on March read more

Meeting 1/31/14

It's 20 degrees out a heatwave!Jim Stadtmueller was our speaker and discussed how his bank is "Expanding its reach"   and the future of banking.Banker – Jim Stadtmueller – Peapack-Gladstone Bank – 908-719-4315 – stadtmueller@pgbank.com – http://www.pgbank.com/ – View ProfileWe are having a breakfast mixer March 7th at 7am contact us for more information - read more

Meeting 1/24/14

It was a cold morning but the diner had plenty of hot food and coffee. We have an opening for anyone in the Life and Health insurance catagory. If you or anyone you know in that field would like to join us for a free breakfast,  please call 908-333-5871We spent much read more

Meeting 1/10/14

Our first meeting of the new year. 15 Members attended. Steve Mongo, Builder, spoke. Steve informed us of all his winter projects. www.stevemongo.com We looked at out schedule for the year and have 40 meetings planned. On 3/7 at 7am we will be having a mixer read more

blog post

The Garden in Winter Your garden is often still in view during the winter months, either through the windows or on your way in or out.  Why not design it to look almost as nice during the cold season as it does in spring and summer?   Shrubs often have winter fruit, read more

Groendyke Associates for all your Insurance Needs !

Groendyke Associates is an Independent Insurance firm which takes pride in its capacity and ability to match our client's needs with each insurance company's capability to meet those needs. We serve with empathy, experience and professional expertise and go to great extremes to include individuals with these qualities in our firm. read more

July 26, 2013 meeting notes.

A good meeting today. We had several members away on vacation but that did not stop us. Ron Karcich showed us how he sets up his open houses and shared some marketing tips with the group. I always like when Ron is our showboater I get to stock up on read more

Insurance Rates Rising

Life,Health and Ltc insurance rates are all rising for different reasons.Life,because of new reserve requirements,health because of Obamacare and Ltc because of claims.It's a great time to review any or all these lines of coverage.Please let me know if I can help! Quantum Insurance Services 245 South Street read more

New Jersey Employment Lawyer

Vincent A. Antoniello is Senior Counsel with Resnick Law Group, a New Jersey and New York employment law firm. He began practicing law in 2000 and has more than a decade of experience as an employment lawyer. He concentrates in representing employees in all aspects of employment law, including claims read more

blog post from Susan Olinger

Spring is here, it's time to get some "Garden Coaching" from Sterling Horticultural Serviceshttp://www.sterlinghort.com/?p=604  read more

CANCELLED EVENT

CANCELLED EVENT For those  of you coming to the Networking Event Friday morning at the Chester Diner it has been read more

Be accountable

Do you want to be more confident and increase your self-worth? Are you ready to go beyond surviving and start thriving? Then today's Survival Tip is just what you need. Accountability, a hallmark of the LeTip organization, is an essential virtue of successful business people. LeTip members take read more

It's a jungle out there!

It's a jungle out there! Today, more than ever before, small business owners and entrepreneurs face huge challenges and risks. We all have to swim deeper, fly higher, and run faster to survive. That's why it really pays off to collaborate and network with other business people in your community. read more

Buisness tip Do Something Positive

Sterling Horticultural Services

Plant Detectives Fall Workshop Saturday September 29th at read more

Boogie Board RIP Adds Handwriting Recognition

 n my last post I share with you how the Boogie Board RIP integrates with Evernote the online note taking service. Today I would like to share with you a screencast that shows you how you can take your hand written notes and covert them to editable text that can be exported to Microsoft Word. The read more

U.S. Supreme Court's Decision on Health Care Law

On June 28, 2012, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and its companion law, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA).  In a nutshell, the nation’s highest court upheld the law – except for read more

Changing the Way Small Businesses Access Capital

A strong cash flow and good payment behavior demonstrate the performance of your business and can help you to qualify for business loans from $5,000 up to $150,000. By reviewing business performance in addition to credit history, we can identify healthy businesses that others pass by. Cutting-edge technology allows our read more

A new board

Jeff Scotti of ScottiDesign.com takes over as president of the Somerset Hills LeTip chapter. Mr Scotti presented the previous president, Cathy Ayres , (http://www.somersethillsletip.com/members/mary-kay-cosmetics/) , with a gift basket from fellow member Michele Kotarski of Bellisimo in Chester (http://www.somersethillsletip.com/members/bellisimo/). The Somerset Hills Letip Chapter is one of the oldest and read more

2 members featured in "Mansion In May"

Two of our members Sterling Horticultural Services (Contractor Landscape) and Interiors at 40 Main (Interior Design)  Will be featured in this months Mansion In May.  Mansion In May features the areas top designers and contractors, each participant is selected from a field of hundreds of applicants and it is honor to read more

Stirling Horticulture knows their stuff

Last week Marc Zukovich from Stirling Horticulture spoke to us about the basics of pruning a garden. Marc made an excellant presentation that we all learned a lot from in a short time.           Look for Stirling Horticulture at this years Mansion in read more

Earth friendly garden tip

One of the best ways to avoid the use of chemical pesticides in your garden is to invite birds.  Birds dine on bugs, and their tastes vary by species.  The more varieties of bird species present in the garden, the more insects will read more

Livescribe Echo Smartpen Perfect for Business

If you are in business then you know just how important it is to be able to listen to your clients and respond to their needs. With so much going on you know how easy it is to get distracted and miss out on what your clients are saying. Well read more

Supercharge Your Meetings with Magic Whiteboard

Magic Whiteboard is a supercharged whiteboard on a roll that can be put up anywhere in seconds, and sticks with static. The magic lies in the statically charged polypropylene film that clings to almost any flat surface.  This film can be written on with standard dry erase markers and erased read more

Xpaper Saves Time and Money

 I'm sure if you are in a school or running a small business you are constantly being asked to sign papers and fill out forms. So in the process, you generally print the forms sign them and then if you are like me and have moved away from using a read more

Next step in the miracle

HYDRATION: It's so easy!  remember when the weather is cold, the heat is on, you need to think HYDRATION! Once your skin's been cleansed and a slight bit of the natural mantle has been removed, it has to be hydrated with moisturizer! Look for a moisturizer that promises results.. one that read more

Improve Your Workflow with Xpaper

 I have been a long time user of digital pen technologies and am always amazed by its feature set and simplicity. At the core of digital pen technologies is Anoto functionality which gives software developers the tools to create innovative solutions. For the past several years I have been using a solution read more

Food revival, turn back the clock.

This is a very well written informative article about local businesses. Twenty-three-year-old Nicole Ort of the Long Valley farming dynasty is leading Ort Farms into a farm future that looks a lot like her grandfather’s past.“We were dairy farmers,” said 85-year-old Harvey Ort Sr., whose father, Jacob, started the farm read more

A great meeting

A great meeting and a very interesting presentation by one of our newest members, Brian Friedlander. In his presentation he demonstrated a new digital pen which can record live information and then transfer the text onto paper or a wall chart. This is a excellent new item which would enhance  read more

do you want a miracle for your skin?

Skin care needn't be complicated. It's finding the right products that work for your skin. And sometimes that means trying before buying and having the complete money back guarantee as your back up..   Finding a cleanser that delivers anti-aging products while still deep cleaning read more

Business Hiring Best in years

Here is a Gallup poll that shows more hope for the economy. -By 22% to 8%, more U.S. small-business owners expect to increase than decrease the total number of jobs at their company over the next 12 months, according to a new Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index poll conducted Jan. read more

Digital Pen & Paper Solutions Demonstrated at Somerset Hill LeTip Meeting

 If you attended the February 10, 2012 Somerset Hills LeTip Meeting then you saw a demonstration of a number of innovative and easy to use digital pens solutions for your business. We first had a look at PaperShow for Teachers which was used to drive the PowerPoint slide deck and make the presentation more read more

Sterling Horticultural is designing a garden space for "Mansion in May"

Susan Olinger, of Sterling Horticultural Services, a full-service landscape firm, is designing a garden space for "Mansion in May", Morristown Hospital's fundraising event. This event showcases both landscape and interior designers. The photos show the garden space to be designed, and the view of the mansion from the space.    The garden will read more

The Best State for Raising Kids - New Jersey!

It's not so hard to believe when you live here but you never really expect to have it recognized nationally. There  are a lot of great things about New Jersey. It is easy to take your kids to NYC or Philli we have Princeton and Rutgers. The REAL Jersey Shore read more

Jobless rate at 3-year low as payrolls surge

The United States created jobs at the fastest pace in nine months in January and the unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to a near three-year low, Nonfarm payrolls jumped 243,000, the Labor Department said on Friday, as factory jobs grew by the most in a year.We are giving away a Kindle read more

1099 advice from McAleney Wealth Management

  McAleney Wealth Management, LLC Jon C. McAleneyPresident350 Main Street Suite 3ABedminster, NJ 07921908-375-7970jon@mcaleneywealth.comFebruary 2012Hi Everyone!Wow no snow yet and it's Febuary! Can you believe it? It's sure helping  all of our heating bills!Febuary also brings the time we start getting all your 1099's. Most companies should have the 1099's out by Feb 15th unless read more

Free Kindle Fire by Amazon Movies, apps, games, music, reading, web browser and more.

ScottiDesign is giving away a FREE Kindle Fire all you have to do is “Like” them.Do to ScottiDesign (Click here) Facebook page hit the “Like” button at the top of the page to enter to win.ScottiDesign an internet marketing and website development firm is showing off some of the promotions read more

Tax Appeals

This is a good time to be thinking about whether your paying too much in real estate taxes. The filing deadline is April 1, 2012. The process is not complicated but the first step is to understand what the market value of your property is, and whether you have the read more

Small business need to work together.

The 350 Project (http://www.the350project.net) has been around for a few years but I thought it would be a good idea to revive it for the new year. As the economy continues its steady climb we should all think about how we spend our money. Money spent at locally owned business read more

2012 WORKSHOPS @ NJSBDC of Northwest Jersey

Some very good workshops.  from NJSBDC of Northwest JerseyAbout NJSBDC The NJSBDC network (www.njsbdc.com) is the premier provider of comprehensive services and programs for small business in New Jersey. The organization, which consists of 11 centers statewide, helps businesses expand their operations, manage their growth or start ventures. Expert staff and read more

The good new keeps on coming.

(Reuters) - Employment growth accelerated last month and the jobless rate dropped to a near three-year low of 8.5 percent, the strongest evidence yet the economic recovery is gaining steam. The jobless rate, which peaked at 10 percent in October 2009, has dropped 0.6 percentage point in the last four months.For read more

Many of our members have seen a positive growth in their business.

Most of our members reported this morning that they are happy to see positive growth trends in their business.It may be because our members are the more aggressive motivated business people in our area but most member felt very positive about the future. I have been a member for over read more

Consumer Confidence up beating the forecasts

With the improvement in the job market, increase in corporate profits plus increases in durable goods orders and new homes sales, consumers are starting to regain their confidence. Bloomberg news reports.Confidence among U.S. consumers rose in December to the highest level in eight months as an improving job market helped read more

A new Holiday Tradition!

This one is worth sharing as most of us will be scrambling this weekend to finish up.. Christmas 2011 -- Birth of a New Tradition..shop local:) As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods read more

25 New twitter tips

New Twitter: 25 Tips and Tricks for Savvy Tweeters by Brian Anthony Hernandez The reorganized and refashioned Twitter.com is a markedly different beast than it was just 48 hours ago. Now millions of users who call Twitter’s web destination home are looking for help. Perhaps just 25 soupcons of it. read more

Any wall or blackboard or desk could be turned into a writing surface with Magic Whiteboard

In this day and age of computers and technology it is quite liberating to touch a marker to whiteboard. Now imagine if any wall or blackboard or desk could be turned into a writing surface with a simple and easy to use product. Well your quest has been answered, you read more

Internet Marketing member featured in restaurant TV commercial.

Jeff Scotti our Internet Marketing specialist ended up in a television commercial for Maria's Cafe. At 22 seconds into the commercial you can see Jeff dressed in blue and Andew Bloom in green directly across the table from him. ScottiDesign builds websites and internet marketing plans for small businesses. read more

Thanks to Ron Karcich for filling in.

Ron Karcich our Real-estate Professional filled in this morning as our guest speaker. There were over 20 members present that all had something to add to the conversation. We were able to ask him all the questions we had about short sales and real-estate in general. Ron asked us to read more

More good economic news

Boeing posts it's biggest order ever and four days later gets a bigger order.NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Emirates Airlines' position as the biggest all-time orderer of Boeing jets lasted all of four days.Boeing announced Thursday that Indonesia's Lion Air has set a record with a nearly $22 billion order of read more

Higher search engine results.

Clients always ask what is the best way to get listed higher in search engines. One of the best ways is to have a “Trusted” quality website link to your website. We have a goal to make our chapter's website a dynamic site that will be one of the most read more

No meeting Friday 11/4/11

Due to the widespread power outage and all the inconveniences most of our membership has had to endure from this storm, there will be no meeting this Friday, 11/4/11. See you on the 11th,CathyPosted by,Jeff Scottihttp://www.scottidesign.comWebsites and internet marketing(908) 333-5871read more

Good economic news CAT has best quarter ever.

It is not getting much attention in the news but there are definite signs of the economy improving. BOSTON (TheStreet) -- Caterpillar's(CAT_) third-quarter earnings report is a sign the global economy won't suffer a double-dip recession.Caterpillar, the world's largest construction- and mining-equipment maker, reported a third-quarter profit of $1.71 a share, read more

Your sump pump didn't work?

Well, after Hurricane Irene came to visit us and then a tropical storm made its presence known the week afterwards, you absolutely know whether you have a water problem at your home or business.  Sump pump failure questions on your policy do not necessarily mean whether or not your sump read more

Mixer October 17, 2011

Somerset Hills LeTip had a business mixer on Monday Night October 17th at CoWorking in Long Valley. We had a great turn out of around 50 business people. It was two hours of networking capped off by an abbreviated meeting and the awarding of doorprizes donated by the LeTip Chapter read more

Vote Yes for Michele Tardive Kotarski

Vote Yes for Michele Tardive Kotarski!Ken SonzogniSonzogni, Bottitto & FingerhutKenneth Sonzogni, CPA 908-719-8600 ext 201IRS Circular 230 Disclosure: To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS, we inform you that any U.S. federal tax advice contained in this communication (including any attachments) is not intended or written to be read more

Business Mixer Monday, October 17, 2011 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Business MixerMonday, October 17, 20115:30 pm – 7:30 pm 20 Schooley’s Mountain Road Long Valley, New JerseyWe are one of New Jersey’s most successful business networkinggroups. Last year we passed over $400,000 in business tips among our23 members. If you are interested in growing your business, join us tofind out read more

ScottiDesign launches a new website for Ladyfingers

ScottiDesign is happy to announce they have just launched a new website for Ladyfingers of Chester, NJ.LadyFingers is a retail store in Chester, NJ Featuring Vera Bradley, Brighton, Chamilia, beautiful jewelry, and unique gifts for women of all read more

2 new members

Somerset Hills Letip welcomes two new members. Gregg Kattermann of Clearwater Construction-Long Valley, NJ - Established in 1998, Clearwater Construction, LLC, specializes in renovations, home remodeling, additions and new construction. MoreandCristian Saavedra - Macarena Painting - 973-945-6678 -Painting and More Commercial, Residential, Interior, Exxterior, Decks, Power Washing, Stains and more. Fully read more

This weeks schedule

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE OF THE SCHEDULEDateGreeterShowboatBloggerSpeaker08/12/11David BlaineMichele KatarskiJulie KozaTommy Endahl8/12 Board meeting 8:32am08/19/11Greg YannacconeDavid BlaineJeff ScottiSusan Olinger8/19 will be Inthe gardens of Sterling Horticultural Services 110 Bartley-Flanders Road, FlandersDirections: Route 206 to Bartley-Flanders Road (at Flanders Shop-Rite) ¼ mile from Shop-Rite, on read more

Schedule for 7/29/11

Program for Jul 29, 2011 Greeter-Michele Katarski Showboat-Robert Heffernan Speaker- Christine read more

Yannaccone, Villa, & Aldrich, LLC

Category: Engineering Representative Name: Greg Yannaccone Phone Number: 908-879-6646 E-mail Address: info@yvallc.com Website URL: http://yvallc.com/Our firm employs a staff of Engineers, Surveyors and Planners who serve private and public clients. Our work includes, and is not necessarily limited to: Stormwater Management Design, Septic Design, Lot Development Plans, Soils Investigation, Wetland Delineation and Permitting, Subdivision read more

Ochs Homes

Category: Contractor Builder Representative Name: Marc Ochs Phone Number: 877-929-6247 E-mail Address: Mark@OchsHomes.com Website URL: read more

5 Reasons to Join LeTip

1. LeTip membership puts "Dollars in your pocket".

2. LeTip members learn to be better public speakers.

3. LeTip is a family and members are loyal to one another.

4. LeTip members have a reliable source of business professionals to recommend to clients, family and friends.

5. LeTip stimulates the "Feel Good Factor" that great feeling we get in our hearts when we help another towards success.

Weekly Meetings

Letip of Somerset Hills meets weekly at the Chester Diner on Route 206 in Chester on Friday mornings from 7:16 am to 8:31 am. Guests are always welcome! Contact us today to arrange a visit.

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Board Members

Donald Pollard
PRESIDENT
908-879-0100

Ruby Gonzalez
VICE PRESIDENT
908-285-8590

Diane Heininger
SECRETARY
862-258-3456

Kenneth Sonzogni
TREASURER
908-719-8600

Christine Golis, DDS
MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN
908-375-7970

Mark Ochs
TIPMASTERS
877-929-6247

Jeff Scotti
PROGRAM DIRECTOR
WEBMASTER and SEO Specialist
908-333-5871

Michael Byrne
PAST PRESIDENT
908-879-0996
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