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The Business Leadership Cruise, July 28, 2009

On July 28, 2009, over 100 attendees enjoyed a magical cruise on New York’s majestic Hudson and East Rivers. We set sail on “The Star” on Pier 40 enjoying views of the Manhattan skyline, New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the USS Intrepid, the Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport, the United Nations, the George Washington Bridge and The Palisades. Along the way, we received crucial business lessons from Norm Cooper on “Lessons of a Lifetime in Pest Control”, Dean Stanbridge on “Technology Solutions for the PMP”, plus an open forum, case studies and peer reviews by our panelists Norm Cooper, Dean Stanbridge, PMP Magazine’s Pete Grasso and Andy Linares. The “Star” was emblazoned with banners from many of our sponsors offering New Yorkers a singular sight as it worked its way around Manhattan island. Attendees enjoyed food and drink and many of our sponsors exhibited their products at their booths.

Opening Ceremonies

Mom at the registration desk

2 stars: Mom and “The Star”

All hands on deck

Mom and “The Star”

Great turnout

With Dean Stanbridge

With Pete Grasso

Me and Lady Liberty

Wanna buy a bridge?

Empire State Building

Dean Stanbridge and George Casey, PMP Editor

Glenn Berman looking sharp in his Bug Off tee

Lady Liberty

Norm Cooper making his point on “Lessons of a Lifetime in Pest Control”

Pete Grasso on stage

Our cruise ship “The Star” on Pier 40

“The Star” with sponsor banners




Mom and Liz handling registration



Atrix International

CLIMBUP™Insect Interceptor

Weisburger Insurance Brokerage

Enjoy the Cruise Videos!
Provided by PMP Magazine’s Pete Grasso

Cruise Slide Show (Provided by our friend Glenn Berman @ Budget Exterminating and featuring songs by his daughter Samantha Leigh)

Welcome to the Cruise

Introducing Norm Cooper

Introducing Dean Stanbridge

Norm Cooper on Key Advertising Words

A Message from Norm Cooper

Open Forum 1

Open Forum 2

Sponsor Banners on the Boat

Guided Tour by Andy

Views from the Cruise – Part 1

Views from the Cruise – Part 2

Views from the Cruise – Part 3

Views from the Cruise – Part 4