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Global Meetings
Chapter/SIGMeeting Date 
Princeton, NJ Jul 21, 2018

Time

8:30 AM to 10:45 AM

Location

PANERA Bread
510 Nassau Park Boulevard, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 514-1456 / phone

Please note that this is NOT the Panera Bread in downtown Princeton. It is the Panera bread near Wegmans.

Agenda

The FENG Princeton breakfasts are designed for members to get to know each other in a relaxed and informal setting. There is no agenda – this will give you time in a different forum to interact, receive individualized attention, and help each other.

Although the meeting is informal, here’s how we structure it:
• For the first 15 minutes, get your coffee and talk freely amongst yourselves.
• At 8:45, I will make a few announcements. I’ll ask 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).
o One of our attendees made the suggestion that everyone who attends should be a job lead or something else to share with the group. I encourage this but will not make a requirement. Anyone who wants to contribute something to the group can do so here.
• Then we’ll split the group into sub-groups of no more than 8-10 people facilitated by a leader. Depending on the number of attendees, we may ask someone to run a group. The group splits will be done on a random basis which facilitates a good mix.
• 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. 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).
• Everyone can stay as long as they want, but the leader will make sure everyone has an equal chance to talk based on the 10:45 break.

Directions

I suggest it is best to go to the Panera Bread website for specific directions and maps.

Banking Jul 24, 2018

Time

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Grant Thornton
757 Third Avenue (between 47th and 48th Streets)
9th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Teleconferencing instructions - for those unable to attend, but would like to listen to the speaker
Teleconference starts at: 5:50 pm EST
Phone number: 712.432.0360 Access code: 588787#

Agenda

Featured Speaker -
Kevin Kerridge
Executive Vice President
Hiscox USA

Kevin is a 22 year veteran of Hiscox, a global specialist insurer, running their digital direct-to-consumer and partnership distribution business in the USA.

For the last 20 years he has been responsible for starting, building and running these businesses for Hiscox – first in the UK, and then in 2009 moving to the US to replicate that model. Hiscox was the first admitted carrier in 2010 to enable their target small businesses to buy their insurance through a digital and service center platform. Since then they have invested over $300m driving this business and capitalising on their first mover advantage – sitting today with over 250,000 policyholders. There are a ton of people trying to predict the future of small business insurance in the US, but Kevin feels privileged to be leading a team that doesn’t need to try and predict the future because they feel they are creating it……


The meeting schedule is:
5:30 – 5:45 PM Networking
5:45 – 5:50 PM Introductions and Housekeeping
5:50 – 7:00 PM Speaker, Martin Ferrer
7:00 – 7:30 PM Networking






The meeting schedule is:
5:30 – 5:45 PM Networking
5:45 – 5:50 PM Introductions and Housekeeping
5:50 – 7:00 PM Speaker,
7:00 – 7:30 PM Networking





Please register by 2:30 PM on Monday before meeting or you may be wait-listed. Building security requires we provide a list of attendees before the meeting.

If you cannot make the meeting, please use the web site to un-register.

ALUMNI VERY WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.





Directions

757 Third Avenue is between 47th and 48th Streets, near Grand Central Terminal

Insurance Jul 24, 2018

Time

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Grant Thornton
757 Third Avenue (between 47th and 48th Streets)
9th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Teleconferencing instructions - for those unable to attend, but would like to listen to the speaker
Teleconference starts at: 5:50 pm EST
Phone number: 712.432.0360 Access code: 588787#

Agenda

Featured Speaker:
Kevin Kerridge
Executive Vice President
Hiscox USA

Kevin is a 22 year veteran of Hiscox, a global specialist insurer, running their digital direct-to-consumer and partnership distribution business in the USA.

For the last 20 years he has been responsible for starting, building and running these businesses for Hiscox – first in the UK, and then in 2009 moving to the US to replicate that model. Hiscox was the first admitted carrier in 2010 to enable their target small businesses to buy their insurance through a digital and service center platform. Since then they have invested over $300m driving this business and capitalising on their first mover advantage – sitting today with over 250,000 policyholders. There are a ton of people trying to predict the future of small business insurance in the US, but Kevin feels privileged to be leading a team that doesn’t need to try and predict the future because they feel they are creating it……The meeting schedule is:
5:30 – 5:45 PM Networking
5:45 – 5:50 PM Introductions and Housekeeping
5:50 – 7:00 PM Speaker,
7:00 – 7:30 PM Networking



Please bring a name badge, your resume, business cards and be prepared with your elevator speech to the meeting.





ALUMNI VERY WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.



Please bring a name badge, a list of target companies, your resume, tent cards (with name), business cards and be prepared with your elevator speech to the meeting.

Teleconferencing instructions - for those unable to attend, but would like to listen to the speaker
Teleconference starts at: 5:50 pm EST
Phone number: 712.432.0360 Access code: 588787#

Directions

757 Third Avenue is between 47th and 48th Streets, near Grand Central Terminal

Chicago (Suburban), IL Jul 24, 2018

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.

Dallas, TX Jul 24, 2018

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Bravo Technical Resources, Inc.
Heritage Square I
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75244
972-419-1655

Agenda

Topic: Professional Recruiter Panel

Speakers:

Recruiter Panel: Kelly Harris, Founding Partner, Harris & Dickey; Rich Lavinski, Managing Partner, East 57th Street, and Lynn Mazur, Recruiting Manager, CFO Suite.

Moderator: Ben Pinto, Director, Contract Services Division, Thomas, Edwards Group

Presentation:
The panel will discuss how best to work with recruiters and how they evaluate candidates and work with clients.

Learning objectives include:
- How to open up lines of communication with search firms
- How to best position yourself to work with search firms

This is a joint meeting with The FEI.

Speakers' bios:

Ben Pinto:
Ben brings 20+ years of accounting and finance experience working with companies of various sizes and industries including insurance, manufacturing, oil & gas, professional services, real estate and retail. He currently serves as Director of the Contract Services Division for the firm. Prior to joining Thomas, Edwards Group, Ben was a Business Development Manager and an Executive Search Recruiter with a professional services firm for 12 years. He also served as a Regional Manager and VP for a national, privately-held company in the automotive industry. He began his career in Big 4 audit with Ernst & Young and is a Texas CPA and member of the Dallas Chapter of CPAs. A proud Aggie, Ben graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Accounting.

He is a longtime member of Watermark Community Church and serves with several not for profit organizations including Water is Basic, The Marcella Project and New Friends New Life.

Ben Pinto, CPA
Director, Contract Services Division
Thomas, Edwards Group Inc.
5151 Belt Line Road, Suite 350
Dallas, TX 75254
Phone: 214-239-1288
Email: ben@thomasedwards.com
Phone: 214-823-6440
info@e57partners.com

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Kelly Harris:
Kelly Harris has over 25 years of corporate and consulting business experience. The last ten years of her career were spent in consulting with Titus, Resources Global Professionals (a Deloitte spin-off) and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She was responsible for overseeing delivery of services, operations, growth, business development, resource management and provided strategic direction and leadership.

Kelly is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor in Business Administration majoring in accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the Board Connection, and has served on the Board of Directors for Family Gateway since 2005.

Harris & Dickey is a women-owned business based in Dallas, Texas. The founders/partners of Harris & Dickey are Kelly Harris and Helen Dickey.

Kelly Harris
Harris & Dickey
Founding Partner
972-672-7597
kelly.harris@Harris-Dickey.com

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Richard Lavinski:
Rich is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of East 57th Street Partners Consulting, has founded and led several of the largest and most highly regarded professional firms in the DFW marketplace. In his role at East 57th Street, Rich is responsible for leading the direction of the practice and managing the various consulting services offered to clients.

With over 20 years of experience, Rich has used his management, operations and financial experience to help organizations meet their goals through providing Consulting, Project Management, Talent Acquisition and Professional Staffing services. Rich has extensive experience servicing the needs of Private Equity, Telecom, Banking, Real Estate, Retail, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Fortune 500, and Charitable Non-Profits.
Rich graduated from the University of Chicago with an AB in Economics. He earned his MBA with a concentration in Accounting and Taxation from University of North Texas. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of WaterStone (formerly known as The Christian Community Foundation), The Cartmell Home Foundation, and Lakeview Methodist Foundation. Rich also serves on the Business School Advisory Boards of the University of North Texas School of Business and Southern Methodist University.

Richard Lavinski
Managing Partner
East 57th Street Partners
214-823-6440
rlavinski@e57partners.com

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Lynn Mazur:
Lynn is dedicated to talent management within our DFW consultative and interim staffing solutions practice. She has over 23 years’ experience focused on Finance and Accounting search in the DFW area.

After moving to Dallas in 1994, Lynn played a key role in growing a newly established contract division for a global recruiting firm. She was promoted twice to leadership roles and earned President’s Club honors for both individual and management production. In 1999, Lynn joined the founding partners of an executive search firm to help establish their footprint in Dallas and was recognized as Rookie of the Year. After an acquisition of the firm, she was instrumental in implementing the success of Texas strategies on a national basis.

Lynn graduated from University of Maryland and is an active member of the Frisco community, serving with her teenage children on Young Men’s Service League and National Charity League.

Lynn Mazur
Recruiting Manager
The CFO Suite
(972) 786-6773
Lynn.Mazur@CFOSuite.com

Directions

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?address=4835+Lyndon+B+Johnson+Fwy&city=Dallas&state=TX&zipcode=75244&latitude=32.926569&longitude=-96.823458&geocode=ADDRESS&redirect=true

The Building is behind the Wyndham Hotel on the northwest side of LBJ and the Tollway.

If you are headed east on 635:
- Take the 22A exit, for Dallas North Tollway (do not get onto the Tollway).
- Turn left at the light after the exit (follow the signs to the Galleria)
- Turn left on westbound access road to 635.
- Turn right at the first road past the Tollway entrance. (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot)
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed west on 635:
- Take the exit for Dallas North Parkway.
-Stay on the access road to 635 west (do not get onto the Tollway).
- Turn right at the first road past the Tollway entrance (just at the bottom of the hill, past the Oxy Building) (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot)
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed south on the Tollway:
- Take the Alpha Road/Galleria Mall exit.
- Go through the light at Alpha (you will curve to the left just after Great Indoors)
- Turn right at the 2nd light. onto Galleria Road
- We are the third building on the left.
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the left side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

If you are headed North on the Tollway:
- Take the Alpha Road/Galleria Mall exit.
- Turn left to get to 635 west (you will not get onto the highway), and stay in the right-hand lane on the access road.
- Take the first right, at the Heritage Square sign. (If you miss the road you can turn into the Wyndham Parking lot).
- The building says "Imprimis" on the east & west sides and C-Beyond on North and South. We are behind the Wyndham Hotel, just west of the Oxy building.
- You can park in visitors parking to the right side of the building (when you are driving up).
- You may enter from either side of the building from the parking lot. We are on the 10th floor.

Houston (The Woodlands), TX Jul 25, 2018

Time

7:15 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

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

Agenda

Topic: Basics of Sales & Use Tax for CFOs

Speaker: Ramy Elfaham, State and Local Tax Manager at Calvetti Ferguson

Presentation:
- What is Sales Tax? Use Tax? What kinds of sales/purchases are subject to these taxes?
- Identifying and claiming exemptions
- Nexus and the recent Wayfair Supreme Court Decision
- How to mitigate audit exposure
- Sales & Use Tax considerations for CFO’s making business decisions

Speaker's Bio:
Ramy Elfaham is a State and Local Tax Manager at Calvetti Ferguson. With more than 9 years of experience, Ramy handles the compliance and consulting needs of his clients in both Income/Franchise taxes and Sales & Use Taxes. At Calvetti Ferguson, Ramy serves clients in the Oil & Gas, Construction, Technology, and Staffing industries.

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: Speaker Presentation
- 8:40 am – 9:00 am: Networking

CPE Credit: will be available

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

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

Austin, TX Jul 25, 2018

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

8108 Mesa Dr.
Suite A-100,
Austin, Texas 78759


Agenda

TBA


Bring business cards and name tags, and resumes.

Directions

Susquehanna Valley, PA Jul 25, 2018

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Murray Securus
39 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17608

Agenda

LANCASTER

1. Each attendee 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. Please bring your "one pager" (twenty-five copies).
a. This should provide your contact information at the top.
b. Followed by a brief overview of you and your background.
c. Finally your target company list and a list of people you would like to meet.
2. One Pager should be handed out to the attendees just before you make your presentation, thus helping them to provide you with targeted assistance and advice.
3. Please have copies of your resume available to hand out to those interested parties who may want to learn more about you or pass it on to individuals they think may be interested in talking to you.
4. Bring a name tag to wear and a "name" tent card to place on the table in front of you.
5. If you represent a business, please bring business cards and/or flyers.

Attire: Business casual


Thanks to Pete Wengrenovich for providing the location.

Directions

Parking: There is parking in the rear of the building if you take the Grant Alley back behind the Murray Insurance building. The entrance is in the back also.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/39+N+Duke+St,+Lancaster,+PA+17602/@40.0391756,-76.3034399,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c624ed07e01471:0xc5337a9fe4fec9de

London, United Kingdom Jul 30, 2018

Time

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location

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

Agenda

Monday Job Club

AGENDA: please see “Notes” lower down this message for additional details

1. Introductions (15m)
- News about past members
- Scope of this and future meetings
2. Elevator pitches – 30 seconds (45m) (1)
3. Job Search Metrics (15m) (2)
4. Networking, sharing leads (10m)
5. Focus topics (20m)
6. Round up with Paul (15m)
7. AOB/Items for next agenda (5m)

Notes to agenda:
(1) Elevator pitches – (eg telecon with recruitment agent. Each member gets 5 mins which allows for c. 3 - 4 minutes feedback. (I will keep the stop-watch)

(2) Metrics - As well as your backward review, we are incorporating targets for the next two weeks. This will help give you an added incentive to press on with your search.

A spreadsheet will be sent to those members who register to be filled out with instructions to return prior to Monday’s meeting. David Levenson will collate the results for circulation at the meeting.

Please RSVP: by WEDNESDAY, July 25th so that Goodman Masson receives sufficient notice to provide the adequate space.

SEATING IS LIMITED TO 12 MEMBERS. If you register and can NOT attend, please remove your name from the list.

This meeting is open to FENG members ONLY.

Also, if you find a job, please let us know in order to share the goods news with the rest of the team as well as to update your directory. In addition, please make sure that you update your membership directory listing by going to: http://www.thefeng.org, and filling out the form you will find there.

Directions

Tube station Barbican

San Francisco, CA Jul 31, 2018

Time

7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

EB SF FENG
Robert Half Offices,
Bishop Ranch 3,
2613 Camino Ramon,
San Ramon

Agenda

EB SF FENG - San Ramon

Facilitator: Norbert Walz with Attila Bardos and Rob Gardner of RHMR




Our goal as a group is to help people evaluate their “Regular Full Time Opportunities” and go to market strategies. We discuss new technologies and how to leverage plus work on the basics of how to refine your elevator pitch. What is working for you and what is not working for you?
As our facilitator Norbert Walz has said, “the best time to look for an opportunity is when you don’t need to”. So bring to the meeting your personal and business development goals and prepare to contribute and enjoy the difference a community can bring. (comment contributed by Steve Peterson)

Directions

Asset Management Aug 2, 2018

Time

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Hinduja Group Offices
520 Madison Avenue 34th FL
New York

Agenda

Networking starts at 5:30 PM
Speaker Presentation at 6:00pm -7:00pm
There will be time for networking after the presentation.

Guest Speaker: Joel Salomon will speak to us about his book, Mindful Money Management: Memoirs of a Hedge Fund Manager

Directions

Bergen County, NJ Aug 2, 2018

Time

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

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

Agenda

Abby Kohut – “10 Steps to Employability in 2018” - Bethlehem Lutheran Church – Ridgewood, NJ

During this presentation, you will gain insight into what HR recruiters look for when they are evaluating your qualifications. In 2018, you must do more than applying on job boards. There are far more candidates applying for the same positions, so you have to differentiate yourself. We need to use the 10 P’s some of which include being prepared, persistent, patient, positive and prudent. Join Absolutely Abby, an award winning national recruiter as she teaches us the steps we need to take to assure ourselves a successful search in 2018.


Abby Kohut, who is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and author of "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets." In the past 22 years, Abby held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people get hired. Her website AbsolutelyAbby.com, which was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes, teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you. AbsolutelyAbby.com was also mentioned on CNBC as one of three top websites for career changers. Abby is one of the “Top 100 Influential People Online” according to Fast Company Magazine and is known as "Ask Abby" on LinkedIn. She has provided job search tips on SiriusXM, Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. Recently, CEOWORLD Magazine rated Abby “One of the Top 25 Women for your Job Search” and Business News Daily rated @Absolutely_Abby as "One of Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Jobseeker Should Follow". Since 2012, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and is currently driving & flying around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal.
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
martylatman@gmail.com

Regards,
Marty Latman

Directions

Please contact Marty Latman for directions:
201-919-2607 - Cell
201 337-7554 – Home
martylatman@gmail.com

Monmouth/Ocean, NJ Aug 4, 2018

Time

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Location

PANERA Bread
531 Soloman Way
Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone:(732)308-1605

Agenda

BREAKFAST MEETING: MONMOUTH/OCEAN Chapter in Freehold, NJ

- 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.

Marty Mussman
Jim Hockenberry

Directions

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

Susquehanna Valley, PA Aug 6, 2018

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Alvernia University
Alvernia Upland Center Building, second floor, Room 227
540 Upland Avenue
Reading, PA 19611

Agenda

READING

The objective of our meetings is to give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, meet their peers, share job leads and develop networking opportunities.

Each attendee will get a chance to deliver their two-minute elevator speech, share recent successes and failures, present their networking requests, discuss their job search questions and any concerns they may be struggling with, and apprise the group of any new searches, requests, etc. that they have become aware of.

Please bring at least twenty-five copies of your “one pager”. This should provide your contact information at the top, followed by a brief overview of your background, and finally your target company list and a list of people you would like to meet. They should be handed out to the attendees just before you make your presentation, thus helping them to provide you with targeted assistance and advice.

Please have copies of your resume available to handout to those interested parties who may want to learn more about you or pass it on to individuals they think may be interested in talking to you. Also, bring a nametag to wear and a “name” tent card to place on the table in front of you.

Attire is business casual.

Members of BENG and FEI are also invited to attend.

Directions

www.google.com/search?q=540+upland+avenue+reading+pa&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-SearchBox&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7TSNP_en&gws_rd=ssl

- As you enter the building go up the stairs or the elevator and turn right through the door to room 227.
- Free parking at the facility.

Phoenix, AZ Aug 7, 2018

Time

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Location

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

Agenda

Topic/Speaker: TBA

Directions

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=First+Western+Trust+Scottsdale,+7025+North+Scottsdale+Road,+Suite+100&hl=en&sll=41.172425,-73.278118&sspn=0.121979,0.338173&t=h&hq=First+Western+Trust&hnear=7025+N+Scottsdale+Rd+%23100,+Scottsdale,+Arizona+85258&z=16

Montgomery/Bucks County, PA Aug 7, 2018

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

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

Agenda

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

Directions

www.google.com/maps/place/GIANT+Food+Store/@40.1465518,-75.1169542,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c6b02e97c28a7b:0x65d3c7d67d14a03

Boston, MA Aug 8, 2018

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: Verbal Branding: Learn how to position yourself and clarify your value within a few seconds

How Verbal Branding™ creates ‘simplicity’ to differentiate, create efficiency, and drive Continuous Improvement

Do you know how to position yourself and clarify your value within a few seconds? Do you trust that people will understand and remember the right things about you? And, can you use simplicity as a mission-critical business tool to drive performance?

Financial executives are often seen as all the same, whether they’re looking for a new role or are embedded into the culture of an organization already.

Regardless of the situation, financial executives must ‘position’ themselves for how they add strategic value to an operation. They also need a seat at the table, to be involved and proactive toward the direction of an organization rather than reacting to other people’s decisions.

Verbal Branding is the secret sauce to create ‘Simplicity’ and plain language clarity, where differentiated value can first be articulated and then delivered on, using no more than one or two concepts as drivers.

Unique in the branding, sales, coaching, and consulting industries, Verbal Branding is the missing ingredient to highly practical branding and operational guidance via an ultra-simple framework.
- Apply a unique and proven Simplicity logic to vastly improve messaging results.
- Eliminate the elevator pitch mindset forever.
- Apply Simplicity as a mission-critical, multi-impact business tool.
- Unify any number of people around your strategy, super-charging entire operations.
- Unify your sales, delivery, and customer experience strategy for integrated brand impact.
- Clarify the collective mindset for decision-making speed and effectiveness.

Without a Verbal Branding platform, most people and companies are nearly guaranteed to underperform compared to their potential. Come join us for this educational session!


7:30 AM – Coffee/Juice & Light Networking
8:00 AM – Presentation & Interactive Discussion
8:45 AM – Practice Your New Introduction
9:00 AM – Wind-down, and Final Networking Discussions
9:30 AM – Adjourn

Speaker bio:
Stephen Melanson is the President of Melanson Consulting, which was founded in 2004. He is a management consultant, trainer, speaker, Verbal Branding™ expert, and – as featured on Forbes.com – originator of the only ‘Differentiation and Business Simplicity’ platform of its kind worldwide. Mr. Melanson helps businesses grow faster, unify people, and simplify their strategy. He is a service provider and educational partner for small through Fortune 500 firms along with numerous associations and nonprofits.

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

Atlanta, GA Aug 8, 2018

Time

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

600 Embassy Row NE
Suite 105
Atlanta GA 30328

When you drive in the complex Building 600 will be the first building on your right.
If you come in the main entrance in the front of the building you would turn right before elevator bank and go down the corridor to Suite 105.

FYI, the building locks down at 6 PM so attendees have to be in the building before 6 PM or they will not have access.

Agenda

General Networking.


Dressy Business Casual or Interview Attire.


Directions

Susquehanna Valley, PA Aug 8, 2018

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

RBC Wealth Management
635 N 12th Street, 2nd Floor
Lemoyne, PA 17043

Agenda

HARRISBURG

Agenda:
1. Each attendee 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. Please bring your "one pager" (twenty-five copies).
a. This should provide your contact information at the top.
b. Followed by a brief overview of you and your background.
c. Finally your target company list and a list of people you would like to meet.
2. One Pager should be handed out to the attendees just before you make your presentation, thus helping them to provide you with targeted assistance and advice.
3. Please have copies of your resume available to hand out to those interested parties who may want to learn more about you or pass it on to individuals they think may be interested in talking to you.
4. Bring a name tag to wear and a "name" tent card to place on the table in front of you.
5. If you represent a business, please bring business cards and/or flyers.

Attire: Business casual

Thanks to Pete Wengrenovich for providing the location.

Directions

www.google.com/maps/search/635+N+12th+Street,+2nd+Floor,+Lemoyne,+PA+17043+/@40.106933,-76.8203245,10z

Parking Free at Facility

Chicago (Downtown), IL Aug 9, 2018

Time

7:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Location

SALO LLC
560 West Washington Blvd., Suite 230
Chicago, IL 60661

Agenda

The Worst Business Model in the World: A New Kind of Guide for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

Whether or not you see yourself as an ‘entrepreneur,’ in this day and age, we all have ownership over our careers like never before. Writer and entrepreneur Danny Schuman’s new book The Worst Business Model in the World: A New Kind of Guide for a New Kind of Entrepreneur offers the theory that whether you’re an entrepreneur or not, it should all start with solving problems and creating ideas. Those are the things that lead to a more informed and more satisfied life, which ultimately lead to a more productive and profitable life. In this interactive session, Danny presents and workshops three simple steps from the book that can help you achieve the kind of success that fills your wallet and feeds your soul.

Schuman is the President and Head Twister at Twist, a marketing consultancy in Chicago. Twist works with brands ranging from small non-profits to Fortune 100 companies, helping them develop successful brand strategy, focus their message, and achieve maximum impact through superior ideas and execution.
At his heart Danny is a writer and entrepreneur. His book The Worst Business Model in the World: A New Kind of Guide for a New Kind of Entrepreneur helps people who aren’t naturally born entrepreneurs find success on their own paths. He mentors and workshops at the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center at DePaul University and at the Polsky Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago, as well as 2112, 1871, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Before founding Twist, Danny wrote and creative directed marketing campaigns that helped build iconic brands like Quaker Oatmeal, Coors Light, and Gatorade. He and Michael Jordan started working on Gatorade on the same day. Michael called Danny “Peanut Butter Jelly Boy,” but that’s a story for another time.

Event Details

* 730a-800a - Informal networking
* 800a-810a - Opening remarks/housekeeping
* 810a-930a - Formal presentation
* 930a-1025a - Structured networking
* 1025a-1030a - Closing remarks

Additional Info:

(1) Business Casual attire is appropriate.
(2) Host is providing beverages and snacks as well as name tags (be sure to thank our gracious hosts!).
(3) Parking –The train is the best option as the meeting location within blocks of Ogilvie and Union Stations. There are two parking lots near the offices: Presidential Towers garage – located on Madison and Jefferson or an open lot at Washington and Des Plaines.
(4) Suggested donation: $0.00 (again, be sure to thank our gracious hosts!).
(5) Bring 35-40 copies of your resume/handbill.
(6) RSVP deadline is Monday, August 7, 2018 at Noon CT.

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. Register on this link:
http://www.thefeng.org/chapters/rsvp.php?tid=9954

Also, please email Steve.

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.

We hope to see you at the FENG meeting. If you have any questions please contact:

Downtown Chicago Sub-Chapter Chairs:

Steve Eschbach
SPEschbach@gmail.com
(312) 550-9965

Matt Oey
mattoey@hotmail.com
(312) 255-1887

Directions

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