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Global Meetings
Chapter/SIGMeeting Date 
Phoenix, AZ May 3, 2016


3:30 PM to 5:00 PM


First Western Trust Scottsdale
7025 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85253


Topic: The Good, Bad and the Ugly of Telecom

Speaker:Jim Good, owner of the Schooley Mitchell Telecom Consultant

1. Who is Schooley Mitchell and how do we help business owners
2. This business is designed to find ways of getting money away from the phone company.
3. From land lines to cell phones, when you get a bill over 100 pages long, who wants to mess with it? I had a client FedEx me 600 pages of a phone bill and when they made the copy, the secretary copied only one side of each page by mistake so it is really 1200 pages long.

Speaker's bio:
Jim Good is the owner of the Schooley Mitchell Telecom Consultant practice in Phoenix. Over the past 4 years of operation he has saved 100's of thousands of dollars for our clients. We are best compared to a tax consultant. The tax codes have gotten so convoluted that we all hire someone to do it for us. The phone companies have done the same. We can generally find 25-35% savings on your telecom spend. We are completely independent and work on a contingency bases...there is no risk or obligation. Our fees are self generated by the savings we find for our clients through finding mistakes, correcting overages, analyzing services for optimization, and researching the market place for competitive pricing. If you have a tax consultant to lead you through the maze of the IRS...you should have a professional doing the same with your telecom.



Montgomery/Bucks County, PA May 3, 2016


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Giant Food Store
315 York Road
Community Room, 2nd Floor
Willow Grove, PA 19090


The meeting will start at 6:00 P.M. The objective is to give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, meet their peers from various disciplines, share job leads, ideas, and develop networking opportunities.

BE SURE TO BRING YOUR RESUME OR ONE PAGE MARKETING PIECE! As well as a name badge and name tent for the table.

This is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

Your chapter leadership will be delighted to see you there.

Dress: business casual



Energy & Natural Resources May 4, 2016


7:00 AM to 9:00 AM


Cafe Express
1101 Uptown Park Boulevard
Houston, TX 77056


Private Equity SIG meeting

Will Jaco, President of Statesman, "Preparing a middle market company for market"

Networking, 7:00-7:30 AM.
Will Jaco, 7:30-8.30 AM
Networking,8:30-9:00 AM


West Loop and Post Oak in Uptown Park

Los Angeles (South Bay), CA May 4, 2016


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Toyota USA Auto Museum
19600 Van Ness
Torrance, CA 90501
310 468-4728


Speaker: Guy Marsala (Frmr CEO EZ Lube)

Topic: 9-1-1 Leadership

Networking and a light meal will start at 6 PM.

Presentation: 9-1-1 Leadership
Guy Marsala usually doesn’t get called when “the trains are all running on schedule”. In his discussion, he will describe his playbook to save companies, save customers, save shareholders and save careers.
That playbook includes operating with a sense of urgency to build an elite culture and implementing a plan that quickly gets results! One of the keys to success is partnering with the CFO!
Come to the meeting and learn all about it!

Speaker: Guy Marsala
Guy Marsala is a Managing Partner at Go2Guy4Results, Inc., a management consulting company. Guy has built a successful career bringing leadership skills learned as a West Point-trained Army officer and Fortune 500 executive to small-middle market companies. He has served in numerous senior executive roles and board of director positions in both public and private companies.

In 2010, Guy was hired by Goldman Sachs to be President and CEO of EZ Lube, one of their private equity portfolio companies. EZ Lube had faced numerous compliance and financial challenges that led to a bankruptcy filing in 2008. Less than two years after taking the helm, the value of EZ Lube more than doubled and a sale to a strategic buyer was completed ahead of schedule. The company was named “Company of the Year” by the Association for Corporate Growth and the Orange County Business Journal and National Oil and Lube News profiled the turn-around story in a front-page feature.

Guy’s list of accomplishments also includes senior executive roles with Medbox, Inc., American Career College/West Coast University, Hollywood Video, Corinthian Colleges, Jostens, Navarre and ARAMARK.

Thanks to Decton Staffing and RSM for generously sponsoring our events.


Approximately 6 blocks south of 190th Street. Exit the 405 at Western, go west to Van Ness and turn left to the Museum.

Free parking is available in front and back of the building.

Miami (Palm Beach/Treasure Coast), FL May 4, 2016


6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Palm Beach County Library
3650 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33406


Topic: Branding Yourself Indispensable For Rapid Employment

Speaker: Jay Block, President of The Jay Block Companies and author

- Guarantee success by turning your job search into a campaign
- Create a value-based resume to stand out from the crowd
- Master the secrets every successful job seeker should know!

Speaker’s bio:
Jay Block is a highly respected industry pioneer and is the creator of 5 Steps to Rapid Employment. With more than 20 years’ of high-profile experience in the field, Jay is the author of 18 motivational career-related titles including 12 best-selling books published by McGraw-Hill. Jay is best known for combining world-class motivational techniques with cutting-edge job campaign tools and strategies.


From I-95: Take I-95 to Southern Boulevard (Exit 68), go west to Congress Avenue, then south to Summit Boulevard. Turn right on Summit Boulevard, Library is midway between Congress Avenue and Military Trail on the left.

From Florida’s Turnpike: Take the Turnpike to Southern Boulevard, go east to Jog Road, then south to Summit Boulevard. Turn left on Summit Boulevard to Library on right.

Asset Management May 5, 2016


6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Hinduja Group Offices
520 Madison Ave, 34th FLOOR
New York, NY


Doors open at 5:30PM

Current Issues in Asset Management.

Speaker: Erin Bengtson-Olivieri Managing Director, US Chief Financial Officer at Allianz Global Investors

Ms. Bengtson-Olivieri is a managing director and US Chief Financial Officer with Allianz
Global Investors, which she joined in 2014. She is the head of the firm’s US Finance team
and a member of the US Executive Committee. Ms. Bengtson-Olivieri has more than 20
years of financial-services industry experience.
Before joining the firm, she was a managing director at Deutsche Bank, where she
was most recently the Private Wealth Management CFO and the Private Wealth
Management Finance Global COO. Before that, Ms. Bengtson-Olivieri was the controller
at D.E. Shaw and a manager at Grant Thornton.
Ms. Bengtson-Olivieri has a Bachelor of Business degree in public accounting from Hofstra University.


Philadelphia-Downtown, PA May 5, 2016


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


KPMG Offices
1601 Market Street, 36th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103



Directions from Route 95 South or North:
Take Central Philadelphia exit. You will be on the Vine Street Expressway. Take the Museum Area Exit off to right. You will be on 22nd Street. Make your 1st right (Ben Franklin Parkway). Make right onto 21st Street. Stay on 21st until you reach Market Street. There are several parking lots along Market Street as well as parking lots on Arch Street. KPMG is located at 1601 Market Street on the 36th Floor.

Directions from Ben Franklin Bridge:
Stay in left lane coming off of bridge. Take Vine Street expressway. Take the Museum Area Exit off to right. You will be on 22nd Street. Make your 1st right (Ben Franklin Parkway). Make right onto 21st Street. Stay on 21st until you reach Market Street. There are several parking lots along Market Street as well as parking lots on Arch Street. KPMG is located at 1601 Market Street on the 36th floor.

Directions from Walt Whitman Bridge:
Stay in middle lane line coming off of bridge. Follow signs for Route 76 West. Take 30th Street Station Exit (Exit #39). Go to second light and make a right onto Market Street. There are several parking lots along Market Street as well as parking lots on Arch Street. KPMG is located at 1601 Market Street on the 36th floor.

Directions from Route 76 West:
Follow 76 West to Vine Street Expressway Exit. Take the Broad Street Exit (stay on the right side). Make right turn onto JFK Boulevard. Stay on JFK Blvd then make a left onto 21st Street. Stay on 21st until you reach Market Street. There are several parking lots along Market Street as well as parking lots on Arch Street. KPMG is located at 1601 Market Street on the 36th floor.


From New Jersey:
Take Patco High Speed Line to last stop(16th & Locust). When above ground, take 16th Street north (next street is Walnut) until you get to Market Street. Smart Devine is located at 1601 Market Street on the 36th floor.

From PA Suburbs & Center City:
The closest train stop to the Smart Devine office is 15th Street. Call Septa at (215)568-7800 to find out best way to get to this stop.

Bergen County, NJ May 5, 2016


6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Bethlehem Lutheran Church
155 Linwood Avenue
1st Floor Parlor Room
Ridgewood, NJ


We are excited to have Dale G. Caldwell as our May 5th speaker at FENG. Dale has developed a proprietary leadership, recruiting, job search, networking and sales framework called Intelligent Influence® based on his extensive experience as a senior executive in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. His FENG presentation will discuss ways in which his Intelligent Influence® framework can help financial executives secure the jobs of their dreams, effectively lead teams, network successfully, enhance their sales to clients and hire the most qualified candidates. In this interactive session Dale will help attendees discover how understanding how they have been influenced is the key to succeeding in a career, relationships and life.

Dale is the CEO of Strategic Influence, LLC and the author of the entertaining and thought-provoking book, Intelligent Influence®: The 4 Steps of Highly Successful Leaders and Organizations. In this popular book, Dale explains how his ground-breaking Intelligent Influence® process is the foundation of success in business and life. He opens readers minds to the reality that they “Do what they do, think the way they think and accomplish what they accomplish because of influence.” Strategic Influence uses his Intelligent Influence® competency framework to provide strategy, operations and human capital consulting advice to corporations, government agencies and nonprofits around the world. His Intelligent Influence® consulting clients have included Marriott International, Viacom, Shire Pharmaceutical, the United States Tennis Association, the American Tennis Association, The Mayor of Newark and his Cabinet and the East Orange Water Commission.

Dale received a BA in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed the Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executives in State and Local Government program. Dale is currently a student in the Seton Hall University Executive Ed.D. Educational Leadership Program. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the United States Tennis Association (USTA); a recipient of the 2010 International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) Tennis Educational Merit Award; and, the curator of the ITHF Breaking The Barriers exhibit on black tennis history. Dale is also an accomplished athlete who has completed three marathons, three 500 mile bike rides and received national rankings in tennis, triathlon and duathlon. He lives in New Jersey with his daughter Ashley.

Dale can be reached on his personal cell phone at (732) 208-9808 or on his personal email at dalegcaldwell@aol.com.

Please reserve your seat for the meetings by signing up at the www.TheFENG.org website under Bergen County Chapter Meetings. I can be reached at the following:

201-919-2607 - Cell
201 337-7554 – Home
646-710-4677 - Office

Marty Latman


Please contact Marty Latman for directions:
646-710-4677 - Office
201-919-2607 - Cell
201 337-7554 – Home

Princeton, NJ May 5, 2016


7:00 PM to 8:45 PM


Mercer County Public Library,
West Windsor Branch
333 North Post Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550


TOPIC / GUEST SPEAKER: Informal meeting

• Until our attendance increases a bit, our evening meetings will follow our popular breakfast meeting format. Everyone will have a chance to talk about his / her issues and how the group can help; job search problems / opportunities; etc. Come prepared – if you want us to critique your resume or networking document, bring enough copies to distribute. Know what you want to achieve in the time we give you. I expect everyone will have the floor for about 5-7 minutes depending on attendance. In order to facilitate the conversation, I often ask people:

* What is your competitive advantage?
* What do you do differently that marks you out from others?
* How do you provide value?
* What are you known for? What do you want to be known for in a couple of years’ time?

These are a bit like interview questions, but often I am trying to find the gold in your value proposition that might not be as clear to others as it is to you. (Questions taken from a newsletter article – Jan 21, 2014 – provided by Ken Witt, Raleigh FENG Chapter).


Part 1: 5 - 10 minutes: Informal networking / Announcements. I will dedicate the first few minutes of the meeting to informal networking. I would like to take this time to get your thoughts concerning attendance and the speaker format.

Part 2: “Present your “30 Second” Commercial (15 minutes). Please get to the point. It’s NOT about you. This is a marketing presentation. Be specific – what makes you special? What are you offering? How do you add value? No one wants to know why you left your previous job or how many years you have been working. Please note that because of time, I will ask everyone to keep his / her commercial to 30 seconds. I will cut people off after 40 seconds.

Part 3: Informal “breakfast format” session. Bring your questions and problems. Everyone will get a chance to address his issues.

Part 4: Informal Networking, Part 2 (if time allows)



Cabs available from southbound side.

Exit parking lots via Vaughan Drive.
Left onto Alexander Road.
Cross narrow bridge over railroad tracks.
At T intersection, turn right.
Proceed 0.5 miles. Library is on right side.

From parking lots, turn right onto Wallace Circle/Road
Right onto Alexander Road.
Continue about 1.0 mile. No turns.
Library is on right side.

Route One South to Princeton.
Past Sarnoff Corporation on left side.
Past Washington Road.
Exit at Alexander Road, not for Princeton but for West Windsor/Princeton Jct.
Head East back over highway towards Princeton Jct.
Proceed about 1 mile.
Cross narrow bridge over railroad tracks.
At T intersection, turn right.
Proceed 0.5 miles. Library is on right side.

From TRENTON, I95 or I295:
Route One North to Princeton.
Past Market Fair Mall on left side, Carnegie Center on right.
Past Hyatt Hotel on right side.
Exit at Alexander Street.
Atop ramp, turn right at light.
Proceed about 1 mile.
Cross narrow bridge over railroad tracks.
At T intersection, turn right.
Proceed 0.5 miles. Library is on right side.

Rt. 33 to Rt. 571/Princeton-Hightstown Road.
Rt. 571/Princeton-Hightstown Road to Princeton Jct.
Past West Windsor High School on left side.
Left at light onto Clarksville Road.
Right at light onto North Post Road.
Proceed 0.1 miles. Library is on left side.

Route 206 South to Princeton.
On 206, straight thru light across Cherry Valley Road.
Still on 206, straight thru light past Mountain Avenue
Still on 206, straight thru light across Robeson Place/Hodge Road (YMCA on left side)
Left at light at Nassau Street/Stockton Street
IMMEDIATE right onto Mercer Street.
First left onto Alexander Street.
Proceed to Route One: thru 2 lights, across canal, thru 1 light, over the overpass.
Proceed about 1 mile.
Cross narrow bridge over railroad tracks.
At T intersection, turn right.
Proceed 0.5 miles. Library is on right side.

Monmouth/Ocean, NJ May 7, 2016


8:30 AM to 10:30 AM


531 Soloman Way
Freehold, NJ 07728




- For the first 15 minutes, get your coffee and talk freely among yourselves.

- At 8:45, General announcements. If anyone has something they want to share with the group. Then, everyone will have a chance to say their elevator pitch (no more than 30 seconds, please).
Then we’ll split the group into sub-groups of no more than 10 people with a facilitator for each group. Depending on the number of attendees, we may ask someone to run a group. The group splits will be based on mutual interest: financial services, consulting, manufacturing, accounting, etc..

- Within each sub-group, everyone will have a chance to talk about his/her issues and how the group can help, job search problems/opportunities, etc. Come prepared – if you want us to critique your resume or networking document, bring enough copies to distribute. Know what you want to achieve in the time we give you. I expect everyone will have the floor for about 5-7 minutes depending on attendance.

- Everyone can stay as long as they want, but the leader will make sure everyone has an equal chance to talk based on the 10:30 break.

I will update the attendance list for everyone who shows up. It will be available on the website for about a month.

PLEASE BRING: a name-tag, business cards, and copies of your marketing material.

DRESS: informal (jeans are fine)

Please note this is just a few blocks down the street from CentraState Hospital.

COST: This is an informal meeting. We will ask everyone to buy their own coffee and snack and join us at the biggest table we can find.

We look forward to seeing you.

Tom Bocchino
Marty Mussman
Don Sondak


Use the following link for directions to the Freehold Panera Bread: http://goo.gl/maps/YUPB8

London, United Kingdom May 9, 2016


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Goodman Masson's offices
120 Aldersgate Street
London UK EC1A 4JQ


UK Job Hunt Club

1. 90 Second elevator pitch. (45")

2. Metrics - activity for the last 2 weeks. (30")
- Networking - number of e-mails/meetings/calls
- Number of company interviews
- Number of Headhunter / Agency interviews
- Number of applications for roles (adverts, job boards, etc.)

3. Open Session. Job sharing (30")
- Share job leads, networking events, other opportunities
- Share any job searching insight

4. Agree agenda for next meeting. (15")

This meeting is open to FENG members ONLY.

Please RSVP by: Wednesday, May 4th

SEATING IS LIMITED. If you have registered and cannot attend, please remove your name from the list.


Tube station Barbican

Louisville, KY May 9, 2016


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Captains Quarters Restaurant
5700 Captains Quarter Road
Prospect, KY 40059


Please join us for lunch and network with your peers from various disciplines.

Our objective is to support each other, give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, share leads and discuss general intelligence about the market.

Attire: is business casual.




Orlando, FL May 9, 2016


6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


CliftonLarsonAllen LLC
420 South Orange Avenue, Suite 500
Orlando, FL 32801


Topic/Speaker: TBA

Sponsor: CliftonLarsonAllen is a good-sized local accounting firm with a stellar reputation and offices in a nice downtown Orlando high-rise.


Parking Instructions:
- You will want to park in the CNL/City Hall parking garage, the entrance to which is on Boone Street (one street west of Orange Ave.) between South Street and Anderson Street.
- Once inside the parking garage, take the ramp to the far end in front of you, those will be the elevators you will use. Park in any visitor space there on the second level or any other empty space not marked as "Reserved."
- Take the elevators to the 3rd level bridge. Follow the walkway to the building and around the corner to the building security guard desk.
- Once you have showed identification, signed in and obtained your guest pass from the security guard, take the elevators to the CLA reception area on the 5th floor, where you will be directed to the conference room where the meeting will be held.


Charlotte, NC May 9, 2016


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Dilworth Neighborhood Grille
911 E. Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28204


Advanced Networking – So you think that you know how to Network?......you don’t know Jack until you have met Terri.

In this talk we will cover many Relationship Building obstacles and help you to better understand your role in making better use of your time and efforts during events and more important, after…

• What are my personal goals and objectives specific to networking?
• What are some of the barriers that I need to break through?
• How could I be more effective networking with my existing clients, and how will I do this?
• How do I effectively "work the room" at an event, whether I am introverted or extroverted?
• How do I make a memorable impact when meeting someone?
• How do I strengthen my 30-second "My Story"?
• How do I effectively follow up?
While it will be an opportunity to only touch on these subjects due to time limitations, you will walk away with information you may begin to use immediately.
Relationship Building is fun and I can show you how it can be.

Terri DeBoo is the owner of Terri DeBoo Ideas@Work. Terri is active in the community, lending her years of marketing, sales and management experience to the many boards and committees she has and does serve in Charlotte.

Terri was named 2007 Charlotte Business Woman of the Year finalist by Queens University and Wachovia Corporation. In 2010, Mecklenburg Times named Terri as one of the “50 Most Influential Women”. Most recently, Terri was highly honored when named The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ 2013 “Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year.”

Highly networked, Terri uses her talents to connect business, non-profit, and government entities for better relationship and business building opportunities. Terri is credited as the catalyst for business expansion into North Carolina for many companies including IKEA. A consummate fundraiser, to date Terri has raised over 3 million dollars for the Charlotte region. Along with the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Board of Advisors, Terri has served or is serving on the Chamber’s: Legislative Committee, chairs the Workplace Issues Committee, and captains a team for their Capital Campaign. Other service includes: Blumenthal Performing Arts Development Campaign, City of Charlotte Business Advisory Committee, Chairman Charlotte International Cabinet, CharlotteSaves Board of Advisors, Chair of WTVI Friends Board, Rotary Youth Exchange Board District 7680, Rotary of Charlotte Club Membership Chair, Executive Leadership Committee for “Go Red for Women” American Heart Association, and the Leadership Charlotte Marketing Committee, and Board of Directors Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage among others.
Having moved from Chicago in 1999, Terri immediately jumped into the Charlotte volunteer environment while representing All American Roofing, Inc. as the Marketing Director/Community Relations Officer. In 2012 Terri launched Terri DeBoo Ideas@Work, where she serves as a Business Growth Advisor helping companies grow through convergence, integration and connection into the Charlotte Community; building strategies and utilizing Networking, Sales, Business Development, and Customer Service Training.

Terri, husband Mark and son Blaine enjoy travel and seeing the world but, love to come home to Charlotte.

Please remember: This is not Tom Maupin’s Chapter, this is your Chapter. Please come to this meeting and bring a fellow FENG member.

Also there will be a $5 minimum at this meeting and all future meetings held at Dilworth Grille. If you do not order food or drink in the amount of $5 or more, you will need to pay a $5 cover charge. The purpose of this is so that Dilworth Grille can continue to host our Charlotte Chapter without any "room charge". Thanks for your understanding.

RSVP Acceptance is required as we have limited seating. Please RSVP acceptance through The FENG website (www.thefeng.org). Please call Tom Maupin at 704-756-6609 or email: tmaupin@vaco.com should you have trouble going through the website.


Dilworth Neighborhood Grille is at the corner of Morehead and McDowell on the northeast corner. Overflow parking will be at the Addison Building parking deck across McDowell from the restaurant.

Los Angeles (Orange County), CA May 10, 2016


8:00 AM to 9:00 AM


Webster University
32 Discovery Ste 250
Irvine, CA


Please park in the back of the building


Houston, TX May 10, 2016


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


The Marriott Hotel
1750 West Loop South,
Diamond Room
Houston, TX 77027


Topic: Telemedicine: How onsite employee healthcare clinics use video technology to consult with qualified physicians remotely and help lower healthcare costs

Speaker: Jay Donnella - Medicine at Work

Food and parking courtesy of our sponsors, Donovan & Watkins.

6:00-6:40 Informal networking
6:40-6:45 Chapter announcements
6:45-7:30 Jay Donnella
7:30-8:00 Small group networking

All members and prospective members are welcome! Dress is business casual.


Call 713-547-4400 (For Directions Only)

From the 610 loop & Post Oak Boulevard exit, stay on southbound feeder road. The Marriott Hotel is on the right hand side, just past the intersection with Hallmark Drive but before the intersection with San Felipe.

New Orleans, LA May 10, 2016


6:30 PM to 7:30 PM


New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Company
3005 Veterans Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70002


This meeting will be an open networking style with members sharing about themselves, current status, career plans/goals, etc.



Westchester, NY May 10, 2016


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Hitchcock Church
Greenacres and Walworth Avenue
Scarsdale, NY


If you are planning to attend, please respond NO LATER THAN May 9th, 2016 by logging in to the FENG web site (www.thefeng.org) which will take you to your personal home page. Then, just check the box for the meeting you will be attending. You will be receiving a reminder email in advance from our new RSVP feature.

Using the new RSVP feature will allow an attending member to:
• Receive a directory of all members who plan to attend. The directory includes their backgrounds from the FENG database.
• This directory can be used for your personal networking during or after the meeting.
• Allow the chapter chair to know how many people will be attending the meeting.

No reply is needed to this announcement if you cannot attend or previously responded. If your plans change, make sure to remove your registration.

The meeting will be held at the Hitchcock Church in Scarsdale. Dress is Business Casual. All FENG members, active and alumni, are welcomed, whether or not you are a member of the Westchester Chapter. (Please do not invite candidates who may have been nominated for membership, but not yet accepted by Matt.) Alumni members are also encouraged to attend. (If you have a business challenge, you can mention that in your 45 to 60 second speech, and possibly receive advice and solutions from other talented attendees).

Please bring table tents with your name, name badges, and resumes.


The Hitchcock Church is located at the intersection of the Greenacres and Walworth Ave in the Greenacres section of Scarsdale, right off the Bronx River Parkway (BRP). It is also a very short walk from the Hartsdale Station on Metro North’s Harlem Division Line. (It is just up the block and over the Parkway from the northeast end of the station. Enter through the second door up the street doors. We will meet in the Hancock Room.)

By Train: Metro North’s Harlem Division Line to Hartsdale Train Station. Walk to the north end of station, up the hill, and over the short bridge. The Church will be directly ahead of you.

Bronx River Parkway South to Exit 16, make a left at the stop sign and cross over BRP and make a right into Church parking lot. Enter at through the large portal doors.

Bronx River Parkway North to Exit 15, make a right at the stop sign and make a left at the first traffic light. Make another left after next traffic light, proceed downhill around the church and make a left into its parking lot.

From Sprain Brook Parkway, exit for Rte. 100B Dobbs Ferry Road/Ardsley, make a left on exit and go east to the double set of traffic lights. At the second light make a right (after Texaco gas station) and continue east until you pass past Central Avenue and through the village of Hartsdale. After crossing the Metro North tracks and BRP, follow the directions as above for BRP North.

From points East of Scarsdale (including the Hutchinson River Parkway), take Exit 22 off Hutchinson Pkwy, Mamaroneck Road, and make a right of either northbound or southbound exit. Continue on Mamaroneck Road for 2-3 miles until a T intersection (Post Road). Make a left and an immediate right onto Fenimore Road. Go until the next traffic light and make a right onto Walworth Ave. At the next traffic light make a left and go around the church to its parking lot.

From the Tappan Zee Bridge: Stay on 287 east; Get off at Exit 5, 119 east. Go just past the Westchester County Center and make a left turn so that you are in front of the County Center. You will then make a quick right turn onto the Bronx River Parkway South. Take the BRP South to Exit 16 (Hartsdale Train Station), make a left at the stop and cross over BRP and, make a right into Church's parking lot

Westport, CT May 11, 2016


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Temple Israel in Westport, CT. We meet in the Temple’s Board Room, on the first floor. The entrance is through the Temple’s administrative offices on the left hand side of the main entrance. Alumni members are always welcome!


Please try to be on time. I never punish those who show up on time by starting late. And, you honestly do miss something when you arrive late.

The beginning of the meeting will be devoted to members delivering their 90-second announcements so we can learn more about each other.

Our very special guest speaker for this meeting will be Bonnie Marcus.

Her topic will be: The Politics of Promotion

The workplace is a highly political environment where key decisions about who gets ahead, who gets the plum assignments, and who gets access to scarce resources are not decided solely on merit. Promotion and political savvy are critical to influence the decision making process for career advancement and business success.

In this presentation, Bonnie addresses:

- The importance of being politically savvy for career advancement.
- How to use promotion as a political skill for access to informal networks, information, and opportunities.
- How to build and nurture a power network to support career ambition.
- The impact of the rules, power, and culture of the organization on their career.

Bonnie Marcus is President of Women’s Success Coaching, a company she founded in 2007 to help professional women advance their careers. Forbes.com honored Women’s Success Coaching in 2010, 2011, and 2012 as one of the Top 100 Websites for Professional Women. Marcus is a contributing writer for Forbes and professional speaker who conducts keynote speeches, live workshops, webinars, blogging, and a popular radio show and podcast. She was previously CEO of a ServiceMaster company and VP of sales at Medical Staffing Network. www.thepoliticsofpromotion.com.

Bonnie can be reached at: bonnie@womenssuccesscoaching.com


With regard to future meetings, please mark your calendars for the second Wednesday of the month and try to keep this date available. Interviews, work, and family emergencies are good exceptions.

In order to get the maximum benefit from our meeting:

1. Bring a name badge and/or "tent" to the meeting.*
2. Bring copies of your résumé and/or business cards.
3. Polish your 90 second announcement.

*(A tent is a 8" x 12" piece of cardboard folded in half with your name on BOTH sides.)

You should plan that the formal session will end no later than 6:30 PM so that the remaining 1/2 hour can be spent on a "scramble". Everyone should stay alert during the 90 second announcements so that when we break for individual networking you are able to connect in depth with as many people as possible. I want to strongly emphasize the importance to your job search of making a personal connection to other members.

If you bring a BIG name badge & big tent, this will also help. There is nothing more embarrassing than to get engrossed in a conversation with someone and have to ask them to repeat their name! Make it easy for others to remember you.


The directions to Temple Israel are very easy. Take the Merritt Parkway to Exit 42.

FROM NEW YORK: At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto Route 57 North (Weston Road). At the 2nd stop light, turn right onto Lyons Plains Road.

FROM NEW HAVEN: At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Route 57 North (Weston Road). At the 1st stop light, turn right onto Lyons Plains Road.

There is a fork in the road just prior to the Temple. Lyons Plains Road branches off to the left, Coleytown Road to the right. Stay to the right on Coleytown. Temple Israel will be on your right at 14 Coleytown Road. Do not park in front of the building. A large parking lot is located at the end of the driveway past the main entrance. The number at the Temple is 203-227-1293.

Pittsburgh, PA May 11, 2016


5:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Squirrel Hill Library
5801 Forbes Avenue, 2nd Floor, Room A
Pittsburgh, PA 15217



Chapter meetings represent a golden opportunity that honestly shouldn’t be missed.

The objective of the meeting is to give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, meet their peers from various disciplines, share job leads, ideas, and develop networking opportunities.

Practicing your 90-second announcement in the comfort of your own home is a good thing to do, but it is hardly enough. The missing element is a live audience. The additional benefit is that the live audience you will encounter at a meeting of The FENG will also be a friendly audience so you can improve this important tool.

Please bring:
- Name Badge
- Personal Contact cards
- 90-second announcement, and
- a friend or two.

Your chapter leadership will be delighted to see you there.


Corner of Forbes Avenue and Murray Avenue


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