Our mission is to be a free and friendly business organization where small business owners can share their ideas and challenges, request advice, and learn to grow their businesses through discussions, presentations, and networking in an informal atmosphere.
ISBOG was founded in July 2004 by Amy Steele and Emily Bittner, two small business owners, beginning to establish their businesses in Sussex County. This organization was created as an informal group of small business owners, both men and women, who benefit from sharing of business ideas and information.
July 2017 marked ISBOG's 13 year Anniversary!
Amy C. Steele
ISBOG Officers & Steering Committee
Lisa Natoli, Vice President/Flanders Co-Chair (Mainly Menus- Advertising)
Harvey Voorhees, Treasurer (Play Your Music DJ)
Sara Greenhouse, Secretary (Generate Buzz)
Mary Adelman, Business Advisor (Green Star Services, SBDC Assistant Director)
Eric Degen, Flanders Host/Co-Chair (Titan Business Development Group, LLC)
Maria Riso, Newsletter Editor
Carolyn King, Steering Committee (Insurance - CLU, ChFC, RHU)
Pat Voorhees, Steering Committee (The Teacher's Edge Tutoring)
ISBOG has operated and will continue to operate without any fees or dues. We believe that the small business owners has plenty of financial challenges and we are pleased to offer this organization and all of its benefits without charge.
There are, however, administrative costs for yearly insurance and printed materials. In 2013, we instituted a Sponsorship Program. For a period of 6 months, you may have your business listed on the Sponsor page of the web site and in the Sponsor section of the Quarterly Newsletter. Sponsorship opportunities are offered in August and February. The cost is $75. Please watch your email for the next offering.
If you have been enjoying the business fellowship and networking opportunities that ISBOG offers and would like to know more about the sponsorship program,
please contact AmySteele@ISBOG.org.