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Global Meetings
Chapter/SIGMeeting Date 
Cleveland, OH May 20, 2019

Time

5:45 PM to 7:40 PM

Location

Eton Collection
2nd Floor Conference Room,
28601 Chagrin Boulevard,
Beachwood, OH 44122
I-271 and Chagrin, east of the interchange; The entrance is right next to Stone Oven Café

Agenda

The Cleveland Chapter of The Financial Executives Networking Group invites you to its monthly meeting on May 20, 2019.

LOCATION:

Eton Collection 2nd Floor Conference Room, 28601 Chagrin Boulevard, Beachwood, OH 44122 at I-271 and Chagrin, east of the interchange. The entrance is right next to Stone Oven Café

SCHEDULE

5:45 to 6:00pm Informal Networking

6:00 to 6:30pm Welcome; Introduction of First Time Attendees; Elevator Pitches; Good News Announcements, FENG next meeting, Other Networking Groups, Intro of Water Sponsor, Jim Dean of Farmer’s Bank. https://farmersbankgroup.com/

6:30 to 7:15pm Our speaker will be Mike Ryan of M. Ryan Group. Michael has solved inventory and operational issues for both middle market and Fortune 500 businesses, translating into optimized inventory, higher customer satisfaction, improved cash flow and EBITDA. https://www.mryangroup.com/

7:15 to 7:35pm Member issues, ideas / requests for assistance, call for speakers

7:25 to 7:35pm Clean-up. Please replace chairs and clean up the room. We must be completely out of the room by 7:40pm.

7:35 to ? pm Adjourn to TAZA for food, drink and additional networking.


NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be June 17. At this meeting we will have a panel discussion of selected members, addressing their job search process, and what worked well (as well as what did not work so well).



Directions

Philadelphia-Suburban, PA May 20, 2019

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Paoli Presbyterian Church
225 South Valley Road
Paoli, PA 1931

Enter the front door of the church
Walk straight ahead to the end of the hallway.
The Lounge is to your left or right up three stairs

Agenda

Directions

Greensboro (Piedmont Triad), NC May 20, 2019

Time

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Robert Half/Accountemps - host
Shared Conference Room at
202 Centreport Drive
2nd Floor - Suite 220
Greensboro, NC 27409

Agenda

The FENG Greensboro (Piedmont Triad), NC Chapter meetings:
1. offer an invaluable opportunity for members to create a sharp focus of their background with the other members
2. provide advice and knowledge of the local market
3. provide a pool of knowledgable "hiring managers" to test job search skills against
4. assist others to achieve their job marketing plan

Directions

This is off NC68, just North of the NC-68 intersection with I-40 (in other words, the Airport exit, going towards the airport). After the I-40 stoplights, access to CentrePort Drive is the first stoplight (not too far down the road - maybe a 1/4 mile from the intersection mentioned above). Take an immediate left, the building past the Embassy Suites (not where Robert Half offices are).

Conference room is on the second floor.
Door locks at 6 pm.

Warren County, NJ May 20, 2019

Time

6:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Location

Morris County Library
30 East Hanover Avenue
1st Floor Conference Room
Whippany, NJ 07981

973-285-6930
Near Morristown

Agenda

This month’s meeting will feature John Hadley speaking on interviewing.

Build Your Interview Skills
Do you consistently turn interviews into engaging conversations that get you the offer? Or are you too often the bridesmaid and not the bride?

An interactive skill-building workshop as John Hadley (www.JHACareers.com) helps you construct better answers to difficult questions, raises your awareness about what to watch for and how to react to it, and builds your interview muscles so that you can get the offers you deserve.

John Hadley
John has coached 100’s of job seekers 1-on-1, and is sought after to speak on career search and marketing topics. He teaches professionals who are frustrated with their job search, strategies and skills to tap into the 'hidden' job market and land the job and pay they deserve. He also works with executives who want to be recognized as influential leaders. His free Career Tips email newsletter is read each month by 9,500 subscribers; check it out at www.JHACareers.com/Newsletter.htm.

Please RSVP via the FENG website if you plan to attend.




Meeting Notes:

Come prepared to present your 30-second introduction/elevator speech.

Bring a list of target companies, and then ask who knows people in these firms. The meeting will end early enough to allow for networking afterwards.

Please be sure to:

- Bring a name badge and tent
- Bring business cards to exchange with other members
- Bring resumes for distribution with other members
- List of target companies



Business Casual


If anyone has speakers they can recommend, please contact Ray Miller at: rwmiller@optonline.net












Dress: Business Casual

Directions

WEST:
Route 10 East through Parsippany. Just before the Route 287 overpass, turn south off of Route 10 at the Hanover Marriott onto Ridgedale Avenue. Down Ridgedale about 2 miles, past Allen papers on the right and, next, the Morris County Mall on the left as you reach the Mall and approach the intersection, move into left turning lane. A Sunoco station is left and across the intersection from you. Turn left onto Hanover Ave. The library is a half mile down the road on your left. There is a stop light and overhead sign at the library entrance.

EAST:
Route 10 West, passing under Route 287. Take the jughandle turn for Ridgedale Avenue and follow directions above OR Route 24 West to last exit, 1A. Turn right off the exit ramp and pass under Rte 24. Take the immediate right hand feed off of Whippany Rd onto Hanover Ave. The library is 200 yards up the road, on your right.

SOUTH:
Route 287 to exit 36A, Morris Avenue and Rte 511. Turn right at top of exit ramp. Stay in middle lane. Pass the equestrian statue on your right, Ford Mansion (large white colonial home) on your left. Road narrows to two lanes; move into left turning lane as you approach the second light. Left turn off of Whippany Rd onto Hanover Ave. The library is 200 yards up the road, on your right.

NORTH:
Route 287 to exit 36, Lafayette and Ridgedale Avenue. Stay to the right coming off of Route 287 and bear right onto Ridgedale Avenue. Seven tenths of a mile to intersection with Hanover Ave. (Sunoco station on the right); right turn onto Hanover. The library is a half mile down the road on your left, marked by a stop light and overhead sign.

Charleston, SC May 21, 2019

Time

7:00 AM to 7:30 AM

Location

Charleston Job Club Conference Call

Phone Number:
United States +1 218-339-7800
Access code 464 5103

Agenda

Activity/Time (Minutes):
- Chair/Co-Chair Introductions/2
- Member - Report Outs/Updates/15
- Discussion - Job Opportunities: Job Boards, Company Site Alerts, Etc./5
- Member Support Dialog: Resume' Review, Interview Techniques/Approaches/etc./5
- Follow-Up Items - Next Meeting/ 2
- Chair/Co-Chair Closing Comments/1

Directions

Women's May 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Location

Conference call:
United States: +1 605 472 5396
Access code: 884 495

Please see below under "Directions" for additional country phone numbers. Also, thank you for connecting slightly before the call starts so that the “beep” sound announcing that you have joined is not heard while we are talking, and thank you for setting your phone on "mute" when you are not talking to limit background noise interference. Finally, to avoid the surcharge imposed by several phone carriers such as T-Mobile and Metro PCS, you may place your call through the FreeConferenceCall app, which is downloadable from freeconferencecall.com. Thank you. We very much look forward to speaking with you!

Agenda

What is the Women's SIG about?
Leveraging the impressive network of The FENG to help women occupy 50% of senior leadership positions.

Where and when will the meetings take place?
Our teleconference, held every three weeks on a Tuesday at 10 a.m. US ET, will serve as the serendipitous meeting by the coffee machine at which people who work within the same organization, but not together, meet, and as the golf game at which long-time business partners meet. This call is where we will discuss what we can do to have more women in senior leadership roles now, concretely.

Please check the Women’s SIG page (https://www.thefeng.org/membersonly/chapterHome.php?c=164) for updates, answer the survey, participate to our teleconferences, email us, and volunteer to lead an initiative that you believe will help more women obtain senior leadership positions. We welcome all new initiatives as long as they do not compete with the already excellent job that many other women groups are doing.

To learn more about, to make suggestions about, or to volunteer for the following initiatives, please write to:

* Survey *
Brenda Grandell
Women's SIG Steering Committee Member (volunteer)
brendagrandell@gmail.com

* Mentoring of FENG members *
Eileen Robbins
Women's SIG Steering Committee Member (volunteer)
eileen.d.robbins@gmail.com

* New initiatives and initiatives waiting for volunteers to launch them *
. Benchmarking of salary and consulting rates
. Peer-to-peer mentoring
. Teaming up with a peer during your job search
. Maintaining a calendar of events for women in finance
. Organizing a golf tournament
. Mentoring potential future FENG members
. Other initiatives that you would like to suggest
Isabelle Caillat-Gillette
Women's SIG Steering Committee Member (volunteer)
icaillat1@yahoo.com

*******************************************************************************************************
* The higher the number of Women’s SIG members who volunteer, the more we will be able to accomplish for all women! *
*******************************************************************************************************

Finally, you are welcome to add your insights to the Women’s SIG forum by either replying to existing posts or adding a new post about a different topic.

For questions about The FENG, please email:

Charlotte Leslie
Administrative Assistant (Staff Member)
charlotteleslie@thefeng.org

Thank you!

Directions

United States +1 605-472-5396
Access code: 884 495

Other dial-in numbers:
Argentina +54 11 5219-0362 Brazil +55 17 3042-1802 Chile +56 2 3210 9970 Colombia +57 4 2040708 Costa Rica +506 4001 0250 Dominican Republic +1 829-239-8019 Guatemala +502 2458 1461 Mexico +52 899 274 7432 Panama +507 833-6994 Peru +51 1 6429074 Australia +61 2 6194 9930 Cambodia +855 96 696 7930 Japan +81 3-5050-5117 Malaysia +60 11-1146 0091 Mongolia +976 7049 7618 New Zealand +64 9-884 4701 Singapore +65 3138 9200 Afghanistan +93 72 989 0508 Albania +355 4 454 1723 Algeria +213 98 221 05 09 Austria +43 1 2650553 Bahrain +973 6500 9168 Belgium +32 2 792 02 70 Bulgaria +359 2 495 2670 Croatia +385 1 7757 271 Cyprus +357 77 788741 Czech Republic +420 225 989 145 Denmark +45 93 75 41 50 Estonia +372 634 6170 Finland +358 9 31587216 France +33 7 55 51 18 49 Georgia +995 706 777 592 Germany +49 221 98203452 Greece +30 21 0300 2709 Hungary +36 1 323 7110 Iceland +354 632 9700 India +91 172 519 9261 Ireland +353 1 907 9734 Israel +972 55-966-1131 Italy +39 051 092 0304 Kenya +254 20 7653312 Kosovo +383 38 413 970 Latvia +371 67 660 664 Lithuania +370 5 208 0624 Luxembourg +352 20 30 16 64 Malawi +265 212 342 002 Malta +356 2031 0014 Monaco +377 93 10 82 06 Netherlands +31 97 05 500 1815 Nigeria +234 1 227 8508 Norway +47 52 90 06 78 Pakistan +92 21 37132658 Poland +48 22 263 97 36 Portugal +351 21 114 3172 Romania +40 31 780 7071 Russian Federation +7 812 383-96-34 Serbia +381 67 7892813 Slovakia +421 2/333 252 21 Slovenia +386 828 06518 South Africa +27 87 825 0910 Spain +34 872 50 31 71 Sri Lanka +94 115 896 985 Sweden +46 8 420 020 30 Switzerland +41 44 513 30 38 Tanzania +255 41 120 1052 Turkey +90 212 988 17 91 Uganda +256 205 491009 Ukraine Ukrainian +380 89 324 0659 United Arab Emirates +971 600 521250 United Kingdom +44 330 998 1320

New York, NY May 21, 2019

Time

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Location

TUESDAY BIG-APPLE JOB CLUB (TBJC)
Riverside Library
127 Amsterdam Avenue
Between 65th & 66th Street
New York, NY

Agenda

1. Networking, upcoming events, courses, sharing leads (10m)
2. Elevator pitches (all attendees to pitch) (40m)
3. Job Search Metrics, including LinkedIn views and active search dates (10m)
4. Focus topics (25m)
- Two weeks in the life of (one of the Job Club members) (10m)
- (Professional Development/Competitive Advantage topic agreed at last meeting) (15m)
5. AOB/Items for next agenda (5m)
6. General round up and job market assessment (5m)

SEATING IS LIMITED TO 11 ON-GOING JOB CLUB MEMBERS. If you you are registrant number 12 or higher, we will work with on you to launch a second Big Apple Job Club. This second Job Club will need two Co-Chairs ... please feel free to Volunteer for this Leadership Role to help yourself and PAY-IT-FORWARD to FENG Friends.

Directions

Richmond, VA May 21, 2019

Time

5:45 PM to 8:15 PM

Location

Virago Spirits
1727 Rhoadmiller Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Agenda

Networking Meeting and tour of Virago Spirits.

Agenda:
- 5:45 pm-6:15 pm: Networking and Introductions of new members and the Virago team
- 6:15 pm-6:45 pm: 1st tour
- 6:45 pm-7:15 pm: 2nd tour (if needed)
- 7:15 pm-8:00 pm: Open Discussion
- 8:00 pm-8:15 pm: Discussion about next meeting.

PLEASE Bring a Friend who is interested in joining The FENG.

About Virago Spirits:
Virago Spirits is a family-owned craft distillery, located in Richmond, Virginia, specializing in the production of classically-inspired, creatively-interpreted spirits. Virago produces rum, gin, brandy, and herbal liqueurs using a vintage, Charentais-style alembic still. For more information on our production, spirits and others awards, visit www.viragospirits.com

Directions

www.google.com/maps/place/Virago+Spirits/@37.5666246,-77.4645352,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b117d1017bb5a7:0xfc7d3911d7cef8eb!8m2!3d37.5666204!4d-77.4623519

Not-for-Profit May 21, 2019

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

New York Restoration Project
254 W 31st Street, 10th Floor
Located just south of Penn Station off Eighth Avenue

Agenda

Round table discussion about networking, job opportunities,the transition to Not For Profit and any other job search networking discussions folks would like to share.

Directions

Closest subway A,C,E to 34th Street, Penn Station
Also convenient: 1,2,3 to 34th Street, Penn Station

Tele-conferencing instructions for those members who cannot attend in person:
- Dial in starts at 6:15 pm EST
- Conference Dial-in Number: (319) 527-3513
- Participant Access Code: 445296#

Lehigh Valley, PA May 21, 2019

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Ben Franklin TechVentures
Mountaintop campus of Lehigh University
116 Research Drive, Solarium on the 4th Floor, Room 4408
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Agenda

This is a joint meeting with the Lehigh Valley Business Executive Networking Meeting.

1. Attendees will get a chance to deliver their two-minute elevator speech
2. Share recent successes and failures
3. Present networking requests
4. Discuss job search questions and concerns
5. Apprise the group of any new searches, requests, etc. that they have become aware of

Preparation:
1. Bring a name tag to wear and a "name" tent card to place on the table in front of you
2. If you represent a business, please bring business cards

Attire: Business casual

Directions

http://nep.benfranklin.org/about/contact/directions-ben-franklin-techventures-and-headquarters/

Chicago (Suburban), IL May 21, 2019

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Rosemont Park District Building
6140 Scott, 2nd Floor
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
(847) 823-6685

Agenda

Doors will open at 6:00pm and we will have pizza delivered shortly after 6:00pm.

There will be a $10 charge to cover cost of the room and the pizza. Dress is business casual.

- 6:00pm to 6:30pm: We will have informal networking, if you can, be there for this part of the meeting, some people have said they enjoy this the most – it is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

As always, be sure to bring 15-20 copies of your resume or handbill; a supply of business cards may come in handy for networking as well. Please polish your 90-second presentation! Your networking time is a value added activity for you and your peers; practice your 'elevator speech' and try it out with your friends at FENG, compare contrast and revise it until you hear it in your sleep. This platform skill will serve you long after you land your next assignment.

Alumni members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the discussion - it is a great way to give back to the group, and to maintain and build your network.



Directions

From 90 or 294 take the O'Hare exit, and then exit again on Mannheim Rd. North.

Take Mannheim north to Higgins Rd.

Turn right on Higgins and go to the first light.

On the right you should see entry to Village of Rosemont. Take this entry to the guard gate.

Tell the guard you are going to the park district building. Proceed south from the guard shack and the road will curve to the left and then intersect with Kirschoff. Go south (right) on Kirschoff several blocks and it will go straight into the parking lot at the back of the Rosemont Park District Building (you will need to enter at the front of the building).

Free parking is available both in the back and the front (Scott Street) of the building.

Our meeting will be in the upstairs meeting room.

Eastern Europe May 21, 2019

Time

6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Location

Baltic Restaurant
74 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8HA UK

Agenda

- 6:30 pm: drinks and networking
- 7:30 pm: dinner and networking

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

Directions

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Baltic+Restaurant+and+Bar/@51.5034961,-0.1070657,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x487604a549d14475:0xf65c1dc86b7ddfb6!8m2!3d51.5034928!4d-0.104877

Houston (The Woodlands), TX May 22, 2019

Time

7:15 AM to 10:00 AM

Location

One Hughes Landing Conference Center
1800 Hughes Landing Boulevard, 1st Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Agenda

Topic: Using LinkedIn for a professional financial executive job search

Speaker: Mimi Dishman Ryburn, LINK Professional Group

Agenda:
- 7:15 am – 7:35 am: Networking
- 7:35 am – 7:50 am: Chapter Announcements and Self-Introductions
- 7:50 am – 8:40 am: Speakers' Presentation
- 8:40 am – 9:00 am: Networking
- 9:00 am – 9:55 am: JSWT available time to use conference room (Job Search Work Team)

Presentation:

I. Introduction:
Mimi- Summary of Experience (from Linked In Page) & LPG

II. A Walk Through the History of Job Hunting – 50 years

III. Your Job Search Using Linked In
A. Linked In Etiquette- Top 10 Don’ts!
B. Updating Career Interests
C. The Best Linked In Profile Tips
D. Searching Jobs

IV. Q&A

Speaker's bio:
In August of 2017 Mimi joined Link Staffing, a privately held company based in Houston, Texas. Since 1980, LINK has been a premier provider of primarily light industrial and skilled trades. They have 45 offices across the United States and employ 20,000 people annually. In August of 2017, she was brought on to start LINK Professional Group providing Financial, IT, HR and Sales & Marketing solutions to clients. They provide consulting, contract and direct hire search services. From 2017 to 2018 they experienced 100% YOY growth and were profitable in a state where the unemployment rate is less than the national average. They are also positioned to double their business this year with locations in Houston, Dallas, and now The Woodlands office which they recently opened in the winter of 2018.

In addition to driving sales for Dallas, Mimi has also developed a sales training program for LINK, and have been training/mentoring sales professionals in both the light industrial space as well as those sales professionals dedicated to the professional team.

CPE Credit: 1 Credit hour
Prerequisites: None

What to bring:
- Business Cards
- Name Badge (Note: within the "Other Useful Documents" section of the FENG member portal there is a Word document name badge template available to print your own)

Sponsor: The Talance Group is a boutique search and consulting firm that offers both Direct Hire and Contract placement of Finance/Accounting and Information Technology professionals. Our focus is solely in the Houston area, with extensive knowledge of our city’s talent pool, job market, companies and industries. The Talance Group has been named one of Houstons Fast 100 3 years in a row and is recognized as one of Houston's best places to work by the HBJ.

The Talance Group
713-357-9598 office
www.talancegroup.com

Directions

Please park in the Parking garage designated for One and Two Hughes Landing/Tower. We can validate parking for this garage only.

When you enter the building, you will walk past the elevators on the left. Down the hall, to the end.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/One+Hughes+Landing/@30.1720425,-95.4723102,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x864736ce2e6a1433:0x97dcfd50d599cb51!8m2!3d30.1720379!4d-95.4701162

Hartford, CT & Springfield, MA May 22, 2019

Time

7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Location

Offices of BlumShapiro
CFS - Creative Financial Staffing
29 South Main Street, 4th floor
West Hartford, CT 006479

Host: Kris Brault

Agenda

60-90-second announcements so we can learn more about each other
General Networking

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 resume and/or networking profile and business cards.
3. Polish your 90 second announcement.

The Hartford CT/Springfield MA Chapter welcomes active and alumni members from ALL FENG chapters. Guests are welcome with review by chapter leadership.

Dress: Networking with Professionals

If you need additional information please contact:

Jack Veale
JackVeale@gmail.com
860-916-3544
-or-
Tom Carlson
Tom.Carlson.exec@gmail.com
203-885-8865

Directions

Directions to BlumShapiro
29 South Main Street, West Hartford
4th Floor
Town Center Building
Kristine Brault 860.969.3929

From Route I-84 Westbound: (From Hartford) Take Exit 41 (South Main Street) and turn right at the end of the exit ramp. You are now on South Main Street. At the 5th light (about 1.7 miles) make a left into the drive leading to the parking garage. From the garage, take the elevator to the first floor, cross through the courtyard & enter the building lobby. Take the elevator to the 4th floor to the Blum Shapiro office. We will validate your parking.

From Route I-84 Eastbound: (From Waterbury) Take Exit 41 (South Main Street) and turn left at the end of the exit ramp. You are now on South Main Street. At the 6th light (about 1.8 miles) make a left into the drive leading to the parking garage. From the garage, take the elevator to the first floor, cross through the courtyard & enter the building lobby. Take the elevator to the 4th floor to the Blum Shapiro office. We will validate your parking.

Boston, MA May 22, 2019

Time

7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Location

Morse, Barnes-Brown, Pendleton PC, CityPoint,
230 Third Avenue, Waltham,
MA 02451, 4th Floor conference room
(Free parking in the garage below the building that overlooks Rte 128)

Agenda

Topic: Finance Execs, Who Says Your Marketing Can’t Be Better, Faster, and Cheaper?

Companies that market more grow much faster, yet very few B2B companies are taking advantage of modern marketing.

Given the increasingly strategic role of financial executives, whether you’re currently at a company or looking for a new position, knowing how the company can gain a competitive advantage through marketing can provide a competitive advantage for you and your company.

Marketing strategist and author Louis Gudema will share with us the results of his study of 351 companies which shows how few non-software companies are marketing.

An additional challenge in most companies is that the CFO and other financial heads typically think that marketers do a poor job of reporting on ROI.

Louis will then describe his Bullseye Marketing approach, the subject of his acclaimed 2018 book, and how companies can use it to significantly improve their business results while keeping down their risk and marketing costs.

So come join us for an engaging discussion on what you need know to be a fully informed leader and help grow your organization.

7:30 AM – Coffee/Juice & Light Networking
8:00 AM – 30 Second Member Introductions
8:15 AM – Presentation & Interactive Discussion
9:00 AM – Wind-down, and Final Networking Discussions
9:30 AM – Adjourn

Speaker bio:

Louis Gudema helps companies from startups and small businesses to the Global 2000 increase their revenue by focusing on the fastest, least expensive and most cost-effective programs to get more leads and sales. He is the founder and president of marketing consultancy, revenue & associates and previously founded and grew a marketing agency into one of the top three or four in its national market before a successful exit. He also mentors startups at MIT.

Louis speaks frequently on marketing and business at regional and national events and has written for such leading business sites as The Harvard Business Review, TechTarget, IDG Connect Marketer, and many others.




PLEASE REGISTER:

Members login: http://www.thefeng.org/membersonly/ this will take you to your personal home page. Check box for this event.

Guests of Members are welcome. Please register:_____

When registering, a $10 donation is requested to help continue to support our great organization and for light refreshments at the meeting. This should be paid on the FENG registration site prior to the meeting.

The dress code is business casual.




FENG Boston Chapter Leadership:

Will Oliver
Bedford, MA
will@wjoliver.com
781-424-0179

Marc Cote
Duxbury, MA
marc.cote@comcast.net
617-538-5688

Directions

Pittsburgh, PA May 22, 2019

Time

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location

Sewickly Public Library
500 Thorn Street, Community Room
Sewickley, PA 15143

412-741-6920

Agenda

General Networking Meeting

Chapter meetings represent a golden opportunity. Please join us for an evening of networking 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.

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.

Dress: Business Casual 

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.

Directions

www.google.com/maps/place/500+Thorn+St,+Sewickley,+PA+15143/@40.5387757,-80.1837179,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88345e0225edd64b:0x54ee689e48c02f03!8m2!3d40.5387757!4d-80.1815346

Cincinnati, OH May 22, 2019

Time

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

8044 Montgomery Rd,
Kenwood Towers,
Kenwood, 1st Floor Conference Room,
There is plenty of FREE parking available.

Agenda

Speaker TBD



Please Register: Members login:
http://www.thefeng.org/membersonly/ this will take you to your personal home page. Check box for this event.

AGENDA:

5:30-6:00 PM - General Networking
6:00-6:30 PM - Introductions/90-second announcements
6:30-7:30 PM - Guest Speaker
7:30-8:00 PM - General Networking







Pizza and refreshments will be provided by our friends and colleagues at Vernovis.

An evening not to be missed. I look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it.



Directions

Saint Louis, MO May 22, 2019

Time

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Seven Gables Inn
26 North Meramec Avenue, Gables Room
Clayton, MO 63105

Agenda

Please join us for a social evening of Hors d'Oeuvres, Cash Bar and Networking.

Attendance is for The FENG St. Louis Members and Strategic Partners Only

Your cost: $10.00 cover charge includes a ticket for your first drink

To RSVP: Please write to happyhour@thefengstl.org

Directions

www.google.com/maps/dir/''/seven+gables+inn+26+n+meramec+ave+clayton+mo+63105/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x87d8cb2adfd3d517:0x7b4e34da5e3951a4?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjT7p7jrufYAhWjk-AKHfjBCh0Q9RcIqAEwCw

Tampa, FL May 22, 2019

Time

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Vaco Tampa
4030 Boy Scout Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607

Agenda

Topic: The Art of Networking

Speaker: Andrew Machota, CEO and Founder, New Town Connections

Presentation:

1. What are the best approaches to starting conversations?

2. How do you enter / exit conversations with grace?

3. How do you maximize your time at a networking event? What are your main goals?

4. Do business cards still work today?

5. Learn to become a master of reading people and asking engaging questions

Our Speaker:

Andrew is a CPA, former auditor, finance manager and is originally from Indiana. He currently runs New Town Connections, a social club to help people make new friends, and most recently launched Networking Nation, a membership group where he’ll be teaching weekly webinars on how to network and build relationships. He wrote his first book “Friend Request Accepted: Connecting in a Disconnected World” in 2017 and is currently writing his next book “Hack the Handshake” which is set to be published in 2020. When he’s not networking and running events he spends his time with his wife Jane, who he met in 2016 through a New Town Connections paddle boarding outing.

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/4030+W+Boy+Scout+Blvd,+Tampa,+FL+33607/@27.9661694,-82.5123212,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x88c2c3ae1043065b:0xc9acb3ed8ff38c54

Charleston, SC May 22, 2019

Time

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Crowne Plaza
4831 Tanger Outlet Boulevard, Plantation Board Room
North Charleston, SC 29418

Agenda

PLEASE NOTE: New Speaker and Topic

Topic: Cyber Security

Speaker: Michael Hladczuk, CEO of Integrated Technology Services

Presentation:
1. Threats in the Marketplace.
2. Regulation and Government Response to Threats.
3. How Companies Protect Themselves.

Speaker's Bio:
Michael Hladczuk is the CEO and Founder of Integrated Technology Solutions or I.T.S., one of the largest IT firms in the Charleston area. They have over 300 customers that represent a wide range of industry and sizes. Some familiar names include large Healthcare organizations like Palmetto Primary Care or Sportsman Boats. Their team and service offering specializes in companies that have high value on security and/or regulatory compliance.

Michael and his wife of 20 years, Tiffiny, are parents of 4 and recently grandparents of 2. Having both been products of underprivileged families, the husband and wife team have a big heart for the underprivileged children in Charleston area and spend much of their time invested in organizations like HALOs, Low Country Pregnancy Center, and the foster system. 2 of their 4 children are adopted children from the foster system, while 1, is actually a full time technician at I.T.S. Michael by the age of 20 had become self-taught in Information Technology. Finding his way into being the director of IT for a Department of Defense contractor of New Jersey, he ventured into being responsible for creating secure and sustainable IT networks for military bases all over North America, including a Canadian air force base in the Arctic Circle. In 2011, Michael and his family moved to SC and has missed cheesesteaks but not the snow.

Please bring:
- Name Badge
- Personal Contact cards
- Resumes
- Your 90-second elevator speech

Attire: business casual

Sponsor: Heidi Finniff with First National Bank

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/4831+Tanger+Outlet+Blvd,+North+Charleston,+SC+29418/@32.8749764,-80.0177026,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88fe635bed8ef0e9:0x2668f6f8f1ed25a4!8m2!3d32.8749764!4d-80.0155139

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