On Wednesday, August 23rd, eMazzanti Technologies, a Hoboken-based firm specializing in business network consulting, held its “Five Years in The Game” anniversary celebration in conjunction with the Newark Bears at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium. The event included client education seminars, activities during the game, and a client appreciation reception. The following are highlights of the event:
The day’s activities began at 11:00 when eMazzanti’s clients and prospective clients arrived at the Hall of Fame Conference Center at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium to participate in educational seminars presented by some of technology’s leading vendors including, American Power Conversion (APC), WatchGuard Technologies, Overland Storage and MXINSPECT. Presentations on how to better market their businesses were presented by Genevate Corporation, a web development firm based in Falmouth, MA, and by The New York Enterprise Report. The training sessions were interspersed with prize giveaways, a stadium tour and a trip to the APC demonstration van, a full size network datacenter on wheels, which parked at the main gate of the stadium. Attendees were also treated to a networking lunch where they opportunity to meet with fellow businesses owners and share ideas about how technology impacts their businesses. The education portion of the event wrapped at 6PM as the stadium began to fill with fans and the guest proceeded up to the Client Appreciation Reception.
All fans who attended the game that night were given an eMazzanti backpack at the stadium entrance to signify the firms sponsorship of that night’s game against the Road Warriors. As the game began, eMazzanti owners Jennifer Shine and Carl Mazzanti were called onto the field to receive a proclamation prepared by Newark Mayor Cory Booker. The proclamation was presented by Terrance Bankston, Director of Constituent Services for Newark, in honor of eMazzanti’s 5th Anniversary and the firm’s contributions to the city and the region. Mr. Bankston then threw out a first pitch followed by eMazzanti’s owners and two clients who have worked with eMazzanti since the company began. The national anthem featured the vocal styling of Dr. Rosemary Albano Mazzanti, the mother of CEO Carl Mazzanti.
CLIENT APPRECIATION RECEPTION
The reception took place on the Executive Deck of the stadium during the game featured dinner and drinks open to a larger group of eMazzanti’s clients, vendors, friends and family representing over 70 local businesses and visitors from as far away as Seattle. The deck was adorned with helium balloons as far as the eye could see as well as banners and other festive decorations. The event had a definite family flavor as clients were encouraged to bring their children to the game. Kids received special goody bags and three were chosen to participate in the Bear’s “Ketchup, Mustard and Relish” race around the bases on the field during the middle of the 6th inning. Guests were treated to a dinner of traditional ballpark foods and drinks at a private bar. Random prize drawings were held in a adjacent suite and attendees walked away with several thousand dollars in prizes during the game. The bears also emerged victorious in a 7-6 win that came down to the wire in the 9th inning.
SOME CLIENT QUOTES
“I wanted to say thank you so much for the invitation to a great night out. I just wish that we could have stayed longer. And thanks for the wonderful gifts!”
-Sean D. Pierce, MD
“Hi Carl: Just thought I’d drop you a line and express our sincere thanks and appreciation for all you have done for us yesterday. The seminar was very interesting, and informative. The game and all events were a lot of fun. It was truly a great day! Sincerely, Rosemary, Jonathan and friends at Saddle Brook”
Carl Mazzanti is Co-Founder and President of eMazzanti Technologies, Microsoft’s four time Partner of the Year and one of the premier IT consulting services for businesses throughout the New York metropolitan area and internationally. Carl and his company manage over 400 active accounts ranging from professional services firms to high-end global retailers.
eMazzanti is all about delivering powerful, efficient outsourced IT services, such as computer network management and troubleshooting, managed print, PCI DSS compliance, green computing, mobile workforce technology, information security, cloud computing, and business continuity and disaster recovery.
Carl Mazzanti is also a frequent business conference speaker and technology talk show guest and contributor at Microsoft-focused events, including frequent prominent roles at the Microsoft Inspire (Worldwide Partner Conference / WPC).
Carl, a serial Entrepreneur, gives back to the community through Entrepreneur teaching engagements at Georgetown University, the company’s ocean wildlife conservation effort, the Blue Project, and Tree Mazzanti.