Eric Moss was not always a “strongman.” As a kid he battled eczema and turned negative comments from others into a career as a strongman and inspirational speaker. Moss speaks about how a strongman mindset can also be applied to business and life. His main programs include: Steel Forged Self-Esteem, Becoming Strong Enough To Lead From The Front and Witness the Power of Our Potential. The programs focus on self-esteem enhancement, leadership cultivation, overcoming adversity, resilience and perseverance.

Moss will work with meeting and event planners to customize each event to fit their needs. Along with inspirational speaking, he incorporates one-liners in his strongman routine, which can include bending a thick steel bar, bending a 6-inch spike, twisting a horseshoe into a heart, rolling up a frying pan and driving a nail through a board in one strike with only a rag to protect his hand. These acts serve a larger purpose than simply entertainment. For example, “to illustrate setting and achieving goals,” Moss will rip a deck of cards in half. Moss says, “The audience will leave with a newfound mindset of self-belief of the power within, and reveal the secrets of the steel-bending super humans that lead to success in business and life.” 

October is the month of fall color viewing, pumpkin picking, and pizza. Yes, October is National Pizza Month, and if you’re looking to commemorate the occasion, head to New Jersey.

Others may disagree—let’s make that, others will certainly disagree—but last year Food & Wine Magazine named New Jersey the best pizza state in America, followed by Connecticut and New York in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively. Pennsylvania landed in seventh place and Massachusetts nabbed 10th place. 

 

Greater Boston CVB head Martha J. Sheridan has found that staying in step with colleagues is the best way to navigate the pandemic. 

 

League City CVB manager Stephanie Polk shares her career journey.

Originally from Kentwood, Louisiana, Stephanie Polk, TDM, CTE, first made her mark on the travel and tourism industry as director of marketing for the Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau. There, she helped to elevate the city as a destination for recreation travelers and business groups. Wowed by her accomplishments, in 2020, League City brought her on board to lead its marketing efforts. She shares with us highlights and advice from her experience in the industry.