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In Memoriam: Gerald Clor

Jerry ClorIt is with deep sorrow that I pass along the news of the death of our colleague, Gerald Clor.

Most recently with UCB Pharma, Jerry spent many years in the training field with companies such as Bayer, Sanofi, Roche and BMS. Jerry also served as a consultant, particularly in his field of specialization, Managed Markets Training.

At the LTEN Conference this past spring, Jerry was the picture of health – trim and vigorous, and (as always) ready to teach. However, he fell ill during the week; and when the doctors treated him, they discovered that he had a Stage 4 untreatable cancer. This was stunning news, as he had been asymptomatic before that week.

I had the privilege of working closely with Jerry throughout the years and considered him to be, not only a very knowledgeable and personable professional, but a genuine friend. Jerry and I used to meet for lunch at an Irish pub in Parsippany (NJ) to brainstorm business and it always struck me how energetic and enthused he was about his work. He wasn’t looking to retire – he had too many ideas, and an irrepressible drive to teach.

He was a veteran, a family man, and a truly amazing networker. More than that, however – he was a true gentleman.

Jerry was one of the good guys and will be truly missed by all who knew him. The announcement of his passing is here.

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In South Carolina…

for a very meaningful week for our family.

Should be back to regular postings on Monday morning!

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I’m not sure if that claim can be made and backed up in any objective sense, but I can say that I have just had the bestrojo.jpg coffee I’VE ever enjoyed in New Jersey – and maybe anywhere!

Where? Rojo’s Roastery, Lambertville, NJ.

A friend bought me a bag of Bosco’s Blend, a darker roast that is way beyond wonderful.

These folks roast their own beans on-site, and grind them to order. You can tell that they are passionate about their craft. I had a Cafe Americano in the very pleasant shop (delicious), but the real test for me was, how was this blend going to taste when it was the first thing to greet my taste buds at home in the morning?

Oh, yeah.

I’ve praised some other coffee suppliers in the past, particularly Mill Mountain in Roanoke, VA, and Storyville out in Seattle. Rojo is contending for the lead in my book. If you’re ever in Lambertville – or even within 15 miles – look them up. You won’t regret it.

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Sun, Surf…and Storm

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A day at Long Beach Island, NJ (July 19th, 2007)

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