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August Meeting – Guest Speaker Snack’ons

We had another great networking meeting in August — our first on the first Thursday of the month. In addition to the great hospitlity we get from Molly Maguire’s, we were “treated” to a new snack from the start-up company Snack’ons.


The crouton you can snack on!


Two of the business owners, Eric Martin and Bridget Jones provided us with a great new treat and gave us a little insight into creating a new start-up company and growing that small business in central New Jersey.

For more information, you can check them out on the web:
    Facebook: (news and info)
    Website: (order your snacks online)

Also, check out their new Snack’ons commercial:

7th Annual Awards Dinner

2015 Awards Winners

The Irish Business Association (IBA) of New Jersey recently honored the honorees of its seventh annual Awards Dinner at the Westwood in Garwood. The honorees were (front row, from left) Steve Flood, owner of Scomage Information Services, Business of the Year; Woman of the Year Kathleen Connelly of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper and Man of the Year, Brian Reilly of Centric Benefits Consulting with Christopher Reardon of Reardon Communications Group (back row) Rich Callaghan of Capital Securities Management and event emcee, Tom Farrell of PMW Advisory Group.

IBA Donates to Community Food Bank


In the spirit of the holidays, food was collected at the IBA Christmas event in Scotch Plains. All collections were donated by the IBA to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside.

We were met by Tim Vogel, director of food sourcing, who let us know that donations are always welcome and that volunteers also are needed. Visit the food bank at to learn more.

IBA Food Bank

Tim Vogel (left), director of food sourcing at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside, accepts food collected by the Irish Business Association at the group’s December holiday party. Presenting the donation are Brian Reilly of Centric Benefits and Stephen Flood of Scomage Information Services.          Photo: Christopher Reardon, Seanache

Thank You Brian

A few gifts and a big “Thank You” to our past president Brian Reilly. Brian stepped down in December but will remain on the board. The honor was presented by newly elected president Tom Farrell at our Christmas event in Scotch Plains.

Brian was congratulated for two great years serving as president of the IBA. He was also given a box of cigars to celebrate the birth of his daughter.


Photo: Christopher Reardon, Seanache

IBA Meets with Cork Delegation

cork-innovates-logo On December 3rd, the IBA Board met with a delegation from County Cork in Ireland. They represented Cork Innovates a government sponsored, chamber-like business organization. They provide startup assistance, training, business advice, and promote businesses from County Cork both at home and in Europe and America.

IBA.Cork Delegation 12.2014

November Mtg and Officer Election

IBA Officers for 2015-2016

Photo: Christopher Reardon, Seanache

At the November Board Meeting, the board elected new officers to serve the IBA from 2015-2016: (lt-to-rt) Christopher Reardon – Secretary, Thomas Farrell – President, and Peter Floersch – Vice President.


The IBA typically meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at Molly Maguire’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Clark, New Jersey - 1085 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ 07066 - 732.388.6511. Dates and locations may vary for special events. First-time visitors are welcome for free.

Thursday Oct 21

Annual Focus on Women Executives

Molly Maguire’s * 6-8:30 pm

Join us for some great networking and presentations by women leaders from the IBA and Gateway Chamber communities.
Click here to register online