Jon “Ferris” Meredith has been an entrepreneur his entire adult life, starting a family entertainment company while still in college at Montclair State University where he received a BS degree in Commercial Recreation and Tourism in 1991. After graduation, his entertainment company flourished reaching a peak before 2008.
Ferris then launched a medical sales business appropriately named Ferris Medical Marketing where he led a small team of sales professionals marketing medical devices and laboratory services. His last venture in medical sales was his fist salaried position in his adult life as a Sales Director for a startup that offered mobile practice management software into Plastic Surgery Centers.
Recently, he penned two novels that he is working on getting published. “Something that I checked off my bucket list,” said Ferris who is partnering with his brother’s independent publishing company to get his books released.
“When the opportunity to start a TAPinto franchise fell into my lap, it hit upon two of my strongest skill sets: Writing and Sales. Plus, I was ready to start the next chapter in my life,” said Ferris with a smile.
“I chose Wayne Township because of its rich history, its beauty and for the obvious need for real hyper-local news coverage. “For most people, Wayne is a town you drive through on Routes 23, 46 and 80, but anyone who really knows Wayne, loves Wayne,” said Ferris. He is focusing on articles on the town government, the school board and upcoming elections, but Ferris loves to write about the great history in Wayne, touching on Albert Payson Terhune, Dorothy Knipperberg, and Theunis Day in recent articles. “I also love to tell the stories of the great people in Wayne, so many of which are incredibly giving and kind,” he said.