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Ever since MJ Recruiters, LLC joined Top Echelon Network on August 4, 2005, the firm has evolved into the model Network firm, accounting for a total of 116 Top Echelon placements.

On Tuesday, August 4, MJ Recruiters will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Top Echelon Network.  A little over a week later, the firm will hold what has become an annual event—“Top Echelon Networking on the Farm.”

This event is one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) regional core group meetings in the Network, with recruiters from multiple states typically in attendance, including Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan.  As you might imagine, if you’re within driving distance of this event, we strongly encourage you to attend and take advantage of the many opportunities for networking—and fun—that exist.

Below is important information regarding the event, including what to do if you’d like to attend.  We’re providing this information as far in advance as possible.  We know that summer schedules are busy, but if you’re looking to increase your participation and production in Top Echelon Network, this event would be an excellent place to start.

Click here to view photos from previous “Networking on the FARM” events!

We hope to see you there this year!

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EVENT: “Top Echelon Networking on the FARM”

HOSTS: Maria Hemminger and Joanna Spaun of MJ Recruiters, LLC

DATE: Wednesday, August 12

START TIME: 10:30 a.m.

ADDRESS: The Hemminger Farm, 3144 W. U.S. 224, Tiffin, OH  44883


Join MJ Recruiters for the Top Echelon networking event of the summer at The Hemminger Farm in Tiffin.  TE members are invited to network, meet new recruiters, and communicate with Top Echelon officials.  This will be the fourth such event at The Hemminger Farm.


  • Share HOT jobs and HOT candidates.
  • MJ Recruiters will provide grilled hamburgers and bratwurst patties for everyone to enjoy.  Drinks will also be supplied (water, pop, and beer).
  • Please bring a side dish to share, as well as a camp chair.
  • This is a casual, relaxing, informal day.  Kayaking, swimming, fishing, sand volleyball, and corn hole will be available!
  • Bill Quackenbush and Bob Gabor shall seek to defend their pickle ball championship!

RSVP/QUESTIONS: Email or call 419.443.1840.


David M. Sgro of True North Consultants, Inc. in North Olmsted, Ohio
Brian Shaw of Ives & Associates, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio
Ryan Klusch of Alliance Technical Services in Beloit, Ohio
Michael Lesch of Alliance Technical Services in Beloit, Ohio
Molly Carver of Alliance Technical Services in Beloit, Ohio
Bill Kubena of Kubena & Associates in Brunswick, Ohio
Bob Gabor of The Gabor Group in Akron, Ohio
Angela Marasco of A. Marasco Recruiting, LLC in Bellbrook, Ohio
Denise Montrose of Small World Logistics Recruiting in Medina, Ohio
Abby Monstrose of Small World Logistics Recruiting in Medina, Ohio
Melinda O’Neil of Enterprise Search Associates, LLC in Dayton, Ohio
Paul Albeit of Hire Horizons in Pickerington, Ohio
Kathy Rogers of KB Search Team, LLC in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Rhonda Dove of KB Search Team, LLC in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Pat McCombs of KB Search Team, LLC in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Kevin Smith of The Smith Consulting Group, LLC in Jackson, Michigan
Juli Smith of The Smith Consulting Group, LLC in Jackson, Michigan
Randy Thomas of The Smith Consulting Group, LLC in Jackson, Michigan
George Seipel of Charter Executive Search in Groveport, Ohio
Sonya Artman of Thunder Bay Resources in Plymouth, Michigan
Karl Carter of Thunder Bay Resources in Plymouth, Michigan

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"Top Echelon Networking on the Farm" with MJ Recruiters, LLC

We recently conducted a poll of Top Echelon Network recruiters by posting a question in the Members’ Area.

That question was as follows:

How many new recruiting clients have you picked up since the first of the year?


The choice of answers that we provided is listed below, along with the percentage of recruiters that selected each one:

  • None — 15.6%
  • One — 20.0%
  • Two — 21.5%
  • Three — 17.0%
  • Four — 9.6%
  • More than four — 16.3%


Okay, first for the bad news: 15.6% of Network members who participated in the poll haven’t picked up any new recruiting clients since the first of the year.

However, that bad news is not as bad as it seems.  That’s because 84.6% of participants have picked up new recruiting clients.

The percentages were rather evenly spread out, with 21.5% of TE members picking up two new clients, 20.0% picking up one and 17.0% snagging three.  What’s interesting, though, is that 16.3% of poll respondents have landed “more than four” new clients since January 1!

That makes me wonder if we should have included “five” and “six” as possible answers, as well . . . and how many recruiters would have answered “more than six.”


Just like the results of last week’s poll, these results appear to be indicative of an improving economy.  That’s because recruiters can’t pick up new clients if those clients don’t 1.) have hiring needs, and 2.) those needs are so urgent that they’re willing to secure the services of a recruiter and pay a recruiting fee in order to find the candidates they want.

What’s especially encouraging is not just that Top Echelon Network members have picked up one or two clients.  Many of them have added three, four, and even more than four clients during the past six months.  Heck, some Network members might have added an average of one new client per month since the beginning of the year.

More clients means more job orders.  More job orders (hopefully) means more quality job orders.  More quality job orders means more placements.  More placements means higher billings.

Higher billings means happier recruiters.