On Wednesday, October 7th, entrepreneurs from around the nation gathered at Seton Hall University’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies for its 10th anniversary Hall of Fame Inductee dinner, as part of the Stillman School of Business’ 65th anniversary. The Hall welcomed two new members, business leaders Beatriz “Betty” Manetta (M.S.I.B. ’98) and Sunny Bathla (M.B.A. ’00).
Also honored were: Earlene Cruz, ’14, founder of Kitchen Connection with the Emerging Entrepreneur Award. A special treat for the audience was Ray Hoffman, host and producer of CEO Radio on WCBS 880 AM who served as the Master of Ceremonies for the event.
Manetta is the founder, president, and CEO of system integration and supply chain companies Argent Associates, Inc. which she founded in 1998, and Asociar, LLC, which she launched in 2012. For Manetta, who holds a Master’s Degree in International Business from Seton Hall, this is not the first honor she has received from her alma mater. She was also given the Beta Gamma Sigma Award for her significant contributions to strengthening the economy, combining business with service to humanity. Argent Associates, Inc. which has over $100 million of annual revenue has also been the recipient of numerous awards, among them the 2011 AT&T Supplier of the Year. In 2014 the company ranked in the top 500 for Hispanic American owned businesses in the U.S.
Sunny Bathla is the founder of OSB Consulting, a specialized consulting services firm. In August 2012, Inc. Magazine ranked OSB in its 500/5000 list of the fastest growing companies in America. In 2013, Bathla sold the firm to Virtusa Corporation, a global information technology (IT) service company, for which he now serves a Vice President. He heads up the global business consulting and information technology firm’s SAP (Systems, Applications, and Processes) North American Practice. For more information, www.asociar1.com