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Global Meetings
Chapter/SIGMeeting Date 
Charlotte, NC Nov 12, 2018

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

AvidXchange Headquarters
1210 AvidXchange Lane
Charlotte, NC 28206

Agenda

TOPIC:
“Charlotte Douglas International Airport: Economic Engine for the Carolinas”

An exclusive behind the scenes review of Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Highlighting the growth and development of the nation’s 6th busiest airport, unique insights into the role within the global economy will be shared. Detailed discussion on the Airport’s business model and commercial development program will be provided.

Presenters/Speakers:

Stuart Hair, Director of Economic & Community Affairs

Stuart P. Hair serves as the City of Charlotte Aviation Department Director of Economic & Community Affairs. He is responsible for planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations regarding commercial development, community engagement, real estate, and airplane noise at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. His primary duties include identifying corporations and business facilities that are targets for recruitment to locate on or near Airport and marketing the Airport to those organizations. Hair has been on the job since April 2015.

He has worked in economic development since April 2006 throughout the Charlotte region with local and state organizations. Hair is a graduate of Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute (OUEDI) and a Certified Member (CM) of American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)

He holds a BA from Queens University of Charlotte and a MA from UNC-Charlotte. Along with his wife and son, Hair lives in Southeast Charlotte.

Affiliations:
Charlotte Rotary Club
Mecklenburg County Council Boy Scouts of America Executive Board
North Carolina Economic Development Association (NCEDA)
International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
North Carolina Airports Association (NCAA)

Mike Hill, Chief Financial Officer

Mike Hill serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). In this capacity, Hill oversees all financial, accounting and procurement activities for the Airport, including the development and implementation of the Airport’s strategic financial plan and annual operating budget. He is also responsible for the preparation and development of the Airport’s airline rates and charges program, development of the Airport’s Annual Financial Report, the financial implementation of the Airport’s approximate $2.5 billion capital improvement program and management of the Airport’s $500 million debt portfolio.
Hill has been employed at CLT for 5 years. Prior to joining the City of Charlotte, he was employed as a Senior Financial Consultant at Newton & Associates, Inc. in Charlotte for 16 years.
Hill holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Administration from Indiana State University.

Professional affiliations and certifications:
American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) - Certified Member (CM)

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

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.

Please call Tom Maupin at 704-756-6609 or email: tmaupin@vaco.com should you have trouble going through the website.

Monthly chapter meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month, are casual and generally last around 2 hours providing members time for 1:1 networking or small group gatherings for dinner or cocktails afterwards.

We would like to spend the first 30 to 60 minutes doing our rounds of introductions and network leads and then adjourn to a mutually agreed upon location for adult beverages and conversation.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!

The regular meeting agenda will include:

1. Introductions for first time attendees and exchange of resumes (bring 15 copies of your resume to share, or a brief objective and biographical summary). Bring name tent.
2. Sharing your 60-second announcement (optional).
3. Share individual search and success stories.
4. Share leads - Please make an effort to identify potential leads or contacts to share.
5. Bring your membership list.
6. Please try to be on time though we understand traffic can be a challenge.

Directions

AvidXchange’s headquarters is in the Music Factory. If you put the above address into your GPS, it should bring you to AvidXchange’s parking deck, which is directly across the street from the headquarters’ main entrance. All attendees are required to check in at the front desk and then be escorted to The School of Rock meeting room. The front desk will have names of all attendees provided that attendees have properly RSVPed through The FENG website.

Los Angeles (Orange County), CA Nov 13, 2018

Time

8:15 AM to 9:15 AM

Location

Webster University
32 Discovery
Suite 250
Irvine, CA

Please park in the back of the building in deference to the tenants

Agenda

Please join us at Webster University to hear Wade Slome talk about:
The Traitorous 8

Who are the Traitorous 8, and why are they important to billions of people around the world? What connection does the Traitorous 8 have to Orange County? And how does the Traitorous 8 relate to the birth of Silicon Valley? Come to learn answers to these questions, and understand the factors that are driving the current technology revolution, including A.I., augmented/virtual reality, driverless cars, robotics, gene mapping and other innovations.


Wade Slome, CFA, CFP, is President/Founder of Sidoxia Capital Management, LLC.


· Worked in the investment industry for more than 25 years
· Managed a $20 billion mutual fund at American Century Investments in Kansas City
· Founder of Sidoxia Capital Management in Newport Beach, where he manages a hedge fund, and investment accounts for individuals and businesses (e.g., 401(K) and pensions)
· Seen on CNBC and ABC News
· Quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, Dow Jones, Investor’s Business Daily, Bloomberg, and Smart Money
· Education: UCLA (BA – Economics), Cornell University (MBA – Finance)

· Worked in the investment industry for more than 25 years
· Managed a $20 billion mutual fund at American Century Investments in Kansas City
· Founder of Sidoxia Capital Management in Newport Beach, where he manages a hedge fund, and investment accounts for individuals and businesses (e.g., 401(K) and pensions)
· Seen on CNBC and ABC News
· Quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, Dow Jones, Investor’s Business Daily, Bloomberg, and Smart Money
· Education: UCLA (BA – Economics), Cornell University (MBA – Finance)

The meeting will be held at Webster University, 32 Discovery, Irvine
Doors open at 8:00 am.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Please park behind the building in deference to the tenants.
Please RSVP on the FENG website

Directions

The meeting will be held at Webster University, 32 Discovery, Irvine
Doors open by 8:00 am.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Please park behind the building in deference to the tenants.

Please RSVP on the FENG website

Sacramento, CA Nov 13, 2018

Time

5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

CalChamber
California Room, 14th Floor
1215 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Agenda

Please join us for a joint meeting of The FENG and the Sacramento Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI).

Topic: The Election Wrap-Up:Impact on California

Speaker: Dan Walters, Reporter and Author

Agenda:
- 5:00 PM Networking
- 6:00 PM Dinner
- 6:30 PM Presentation

Presentation:
Join us as journalist Dan Walters provides his post-election insights and opinions. The session will focus on an analysis of the accuracy of pre-election predictions of turnout and voting patterns of California voters. Was there a blue wave? Were the polls right? How much impact did the growing younger electorate and NPAs have on the outcome? Did Californians split their votes in the US Senate and gubernatorial races? What issues dominated—national or state/local? How did changing media use patterns play out in campaign strategies?

Learn from Dan’s experience and hear his unique perspective on the future of California.

Speaker's bio:
Dan Walters has been a journalist for nearly 60 years, spending all but a few of those years working for California newspapers. At one point in his career, at age 22, he was the nation’s youngest daily newspaper editor.

He joined The Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975, just as Jerry Brown began his governorship, and later became the Union’s Capitol bureau chief. In 1981, Mr. Walters began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events.

In 1984, he and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee and in 2017, Mr. Walters and his column shifted to CALmatters.org, a non-profit organization devoted to California public policy issues. He has written more than 9,000 articles and his column appears in dozens of California newspapers.

Mr. Walters has written about California and its politics for a number of other publications, including The Wall Street Journal, and in 1986, his book, “The New California: Facing the 21st Century,” was published in its first edition. The book later underwent revisions and became a widely used college textbook about socioeconomic and political trends in the state.

He is also the founding editor of the “California Political Almanac” and the co-author of “The Third House: Lobbyists, Money and Power in Sacramento,” published by the University of California. Mr. Walters frequently appears on CNN, Fox, and other networks, commenting about political developments in California.

CPE: This event qualifies for one (1.0) CPE credit.

Registration Fee: Complimentary to Members, Prospective Members and Strategic Partners

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/California+Chamber+of+Commerce/@38.5785372,-121.492345,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x809ad634a15f1ffb:0x1f1fa33bd20abcf3!8m2!3d38.578533!4d-121.490151

Houston, TX Nov 13, 2018

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

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

Agenda

Speaker : Absolutely Abby - Abby Kohut

Topic: Are you over-qualified or absolutely qualified?

Many seasoned job seekers find themselves being called overqualified because they have more years of experience than the job description calls for. Learn powerful strategies to overcome your interviewer's misconceptions about you. It's impossible to BE overqualified unless YOU believe you ARE overqualified. In this seminar, you will learn:

• How to answer the overqualified question
• The REAL reason why recruiters AND hiring managers are concerned about hiring overqualified applicants
• How to change your cover letter and resume if you believe you are overqualified
• Seven ways to explain on an interview why being overqualified is an advantage
• How to handle the “age factor” and being over age 36


About the Presenter:

Abby Kohut, "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 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 around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal.

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


6:00-6:40 Informal networking
6:40-6:45 Chapter announcements
6:45-7:00 New member introductions
7:00-8:00 Abby Kohut

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


Directions

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. Park in the hotel car park on the south side of the property.

New Orleans, LA Nov 13, 2018

Time

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Puccino’s Coffee
Lakeside Shopping Center
3301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Metairie, LA 70002

Agenda

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

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Puccino's+Coffee/@30.0084526,-90.161005,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8620b02464c658fb:0x8503b43d54c87227!8m2!3d30.008448!4d-90.158811

Eastern Europe Nov 13, 2018

Time

6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Location

Baltic Restaurant
74 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8HA UK

Agenda

Topic: Central Asia

Details to follow.

- 6:30 PM: Drinks and Networking
- 7:30 PM: Dinner and Networking

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 ideas, and develop networking opportunities.

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

Westchester, NY Nov 13, 2018

Time

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location

Hitchcock Church
Greenacres and Walworth Avenue
Scarsdale, NY

Agenda

Don't miss this opportunity to practice your 45-60 second announcement. If you have been doing this in the comfort of your own home, let us assure you this 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 as a member of The FENG will also be a friendly audience so you can improve this important tool.

Directions

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

Norfolk, VA Nov 14, 2018

Time

7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

Haynes Furniture Corporate Offices
5324 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Conference Room
Virginia Beach, VA 23462-1898

Agenda

PLEASE NOTE: Earlier Starting Time and New Location

Topic: Tax Planning Strategies 2018/2019 – Q&A

Speaker: Patrick L. Shuler, CPA/Partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Agenda:
- 7:30 AM to 7:45: Introductions, 90-second announcements
- 7:45 AM to 8:30: Topic: Tax Planning Strategies 2018/2019 – Q&A
- 8:30 AM to 9:00 – Wrap- Up Comments/ Next Meeting

Speaker's bio:
Pat has extensive tax planning and compliance experience working with companies of all sizes in the hospitality, real estate, construction, government contracting and manufacturing and distribution industries with a focus on federal and state specialty taxation. In addition to his public accounting experience, he has served as the chief financial officer for a national organization and in other key financial and managerial roles in the private sector.

While with Dixon Hughes Goodman, Pat has additionally focused on assisting clients in developing and implementing business and tax strategies relating to capital formation and expansion of business parameters driving desired results for owners. Pat is frequently asked to speak at various organizational meetings and conferences on tax developmental issues.

Pat currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP.

Sponsor: Bruce Breedlove, CFO, Haynes Furniture

Directions

Please enter through the employee entrance which is about 20 yards to the left of the main entrance when facing the building. There will be someone outside to direct visitors.

www.google.com/maps/place/Haynes+Furniture/@36.8501483,-76.1664095,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89ba95c2f7585f21:0x68f2c00c98693897!8m2!3d36.8501483!4d-76.1642154

Denver, CO Nov 14, 2018

Time

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location

6300 S. Syracuse Way, Suite #120
Englewood, CO 80111

This Legacy Cascade building on South Syracuse between East Caley Avenue and Peakview Avenue.

Agenda

Topic: Sales Tax Nexus after Wayfair

Field of Study: Taxes

Guest Speaker: Keith R. Crichton

Learning Objective

1. Learn about the new nexus environment after Wayfair.
2. Understand any potential retroactive consequences of Wayfair.
3. Understand what the Court did not address and resolve.
4. Obtain an understanding of the consequences of the new Colorado regulations

Bio

Keith R. Crichton, CPA has over 30 years’ experience with corporate sales/use, multi-state individual, consolidated, and combined corporate income/ franchise and gross receipts taxes, as well as many of the other corporate taxes of all 50 states. He has managed or provided consulting services for numerous corporate tax departments in the Denver area and other states.
He holds a BS in Accountancy from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, an MBA from the University of Colorado and a Master of Taxation from the University of Denver.

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This is an intermediate level group live lecture presentation and do not require any advance preparation or pre-required education. The free registration can be made in advance online or the day of the presentation. Attendance is free so no refund is offered.

Complaint Resolution Policy: Please contact FENG Colorado Chairman George Thomas gxthomas@gmail.com or Co-Chairman Jaime Velasco jaicevel@hotmail.com.

Note: FENG Colorado has made every effort to comply with NASBA/AICPA Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education Programs. Final authority of acceptance of CPE credits rests with the Colorado Board of Accountancy.
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Future Denver Meetings:

1. December 2018 – Xmas Social
2. January 2019 – TBD
3. February 2019 – TBD
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This is an intermediate level group live lecture presentation and do not require any advance preparation or pre-required education. The free registration can be made in advance online or the day of the presentation. Attendance is free so no refund is offered.
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Complaint Resolution Policy: Please contact FENG Colorado Chairman George Thomas gxthomas@gmail.com or Co-Chairman Jaime Velasco jaicevel@hotmail.com.
Note: FENG Colorado has made every effort to comply with NASBA/AICPA Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education Programs. Final authority of acceptance of CPE credits rests with the Colorado Board of Accountancy.
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Directions

Saint Louis, MO Nov 14, 2018

Time

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

UHY Advisors
15 Sunnen Drive, Suite 108
St. Louis, MO 63143

Agenda

- 5:30 - 6:00 pm: Coffee & Conversation
- 6:00 - 6:20 pm: Welcome; Agenda; New/1st Time Attendee Introductions; Business Items
- 6:20 - 6:30 pm: Success Stories
- 6:30 - 7:30 pm: Topical Discussion & Tabletop Networking
- 7:30 pm: Formal Meeting Adjourns (Continued Ad Hoc Networking Encouraged)

The primary purpose of Chapter meetings is to provide an opportunity for you to meet, network, and learn from your FENG friends. We normally break into small groups for two or three 20-to-30 minute Tabletop Networking sessions. Session begins with each person taking 60-90 seconds to introduce themselves (strict limit; great "elevator speech" practice for an initial contact with a potential networking source) covering:
- Who I am
- Where I work or worked last
- What I'm looking for
- What I need help with

The rest of Tabletop session is informal conversation focusing on your distinctive competencies, future plans, and target companies, and how FENG members can help in your search. It is especially useful for those in active search to bring resumes and business cards to hand out so your new friends can read about your background and have a record for future network contacts/opportunities.

Dress is business casual.

Bring some resumes and business cards to exchange.

Directions

2-step driving instructions to UHY Advisors

#1: Print a Google map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&q=&msa=0&om=1&z=16&ll=38.610734,-90.32856&spn=0.007646,0.014462&msid=100518440492906639277.00000111c6999a49b4193

#2: Turn west off South Big Bend Blvd on to Sunnen Drive (into Sunnen Business Park): Go 3/10ths mile west from S. Big Bend (through 2 roundabouts traffic circles). Turn right (north) into the last parking lot on your right just before the metro train tracks (this is past the first parking lot with the UHY sign, which is UHY's front entrance--we enter at UHY's west side door nearest their training room). The Suite 108 entrance is not visible from the parking lot, but it is just left of Suite of 109 which is easy to see from the parking lot. Follow the FENG signs from the Suite 108 door to the UHY training room.

Atlanta, GA Nov 14, 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

Presentation/discussion with Mark Galvin as below:

Mark Galvin is the CEO and Founder of ePresence. He is a personal social media expert and specializes in blending technology, marketing, networking and social branding.

Mark’s company, ePresence, manages the personal brand for professionals by focusing on personal social media. His ePublicists serve as personal social media managers for organizations and individuals.

He will share tips and smart practices that will help all of us have a better ePresence on our social media accounts. After this talk, you will see an ROI on your social media efforts!

Dressy Business Casual or Interview Attire.


Directions

Susquehanna Valley, PA Nov 14, 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

Directions

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

Parking Free at Facility

Pittsburgh, PA Nov 14, 2018

Time

6:30 PM to 7:45 PM

Location

MEETING CANCELLED

Agenda

MEETING CANCELLED

Directions

Columbus, OH Nov 14, 2018

Time

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

The Wine Bistro - Upper Arlington
1750 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH 43221
Phone: 614.485.1750

Agenda

Topic: Career Transitions

Speaker: Debbie J. (Deb) Mitchell, Career, Transition and Retirement Coach; Communications Adviser

Presentation:
Deb will discuss Career Transitions -- from early, to mid, to the ultimate career transition, retirement. Through her own experiences and those of her clients, she'll use real life examples to get you thinking about where you are today and future possibilities. She'll cover things you can be doing today in your current position and the marketplace that will make future changes easier, as well as tips for targeting and networking.

Speaker's bio:
With vast experience in all facets of communications – for small and large companies – for executives, employee groups and individuals – and as a corporate executive, consultant, and board member, Deb Mitchell has built unique depth in leading, coaching and mentoring others for top performance; through issues and crisis; and career challenges and opportunities. A certified Birkman Method and Retirement Options coach, Deb coaches people ranging from college bound students to those looking to make an early to mid-career change, to those contemplating retirement options at Crosworks and LifeLaunch Consulting. She also works on communications initiatives for clients through Boldsquare.

Directions

www.google.com/maps/place/The+Wine+Bistro/@40.0075002,-83.058409,16.7z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x88388e6d3943a6fb:0xfaa32eee14894ae7!2s1750+W+Lane+Ave,+Upper+Arlington,+OH+43221!3b1!8m2!3d40.0075437!4d-83.0566789!3m4!1s0x88388e6d307cbae3:0x6ef38ae93fd953d7!8m2!3d40.0075263!4d-83.056567

Charleston, SC Nov 14, 2018

Time

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Crowne Plaza
4831 Tanger Outlet Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29418

Agenda

Topic: Art of Storytelling in Business

Speaker: Kirk Vitello is a Certified Dale Carnegie Trainer for Dale Carnegie South Carolina

Presentation:
Influence others through effective stories. This could be good for the sales part of being a fractional CFO (how to move prospects to trusting hiring you.

Speaker's bio:
Kirk Vitello is a Certified Dale Carnegie Trainer for Dale Carnegie South Carolina; a franchise for Dale Carnegie Training, Inc. Kirk joined Dale Carnegie after managing operations for a family owned business post graduation from College of Charleston. In his daily role, he engages with clients to understand the needs of organizations and individuals to build competencies and skills that drive organizational results. Through assessments and professional improvement discussions, he creates road maps tailored to reach specific goals and outcomes. By combining his skill set as a Coach, Trainer and Business Consultant, Kirk incorporates the metrics and development strategies to assist individuals in turning their potential into reality.

Kirk has over 800 hours of experience with coaching and training business professionals in the areas of confidence, interpersonal skills, communication, presentations, public speaking, leadership and handing stress while improving our attitude. He has his Bachelors in Business Administration from College of Charleston with a minor in Finance.

Prior to Dale Carnegie of South Carolina, Kirk was a trainer and consultant with Performance Training Associates, another Dale Carnegie Franchise located in the MA, RI & NH area. Over his 3-year employment in New England Kirk established himself as a successful business development generator & qualified trainer driving outstanding results for participants and clients.

Kirk is an avid reader and adamant about continuous improvement. He’s hungry for new tools, techniques and methodologies that cannot only increase his success, but the success of his participants, students & clients as well.

Speaking Engagement Topic Areas:
- Attitudes for Service
- Building Trust, Credibility and Respect
- Bringing Conflict into the Open
- Conflict Management
- Disagreeing Agreeably
- High Impact Presentations
- Keeping Stress and Worry in Perspective
- Learning Skills to Boost Communication
- Leadership Communication
- Presenting To Persuade
- Team Building
- Generational Leadership

Kirk Vitello
Certified Trainer & Consultant
Dale Carnegie Training® South Carolina

Cell: (843) 284 - 3104
Email: Kirk.vitello@dalecarnegie.com
Instagram: kirk.vitello.dale.carnegie

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

Attire: business casual

Sponsor: Ameris 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

Houston (Katy/Sugar Land), TX Nov 15, 2018

Time

7:30 AM to 9:15 AM

Location

Fellowship Church
22765 Westheimer Parkway
Community Room
Katy, TX 77450
www.thefellowship.org

Agenda

Topic: Beyond DiSC: Creating Profitable Relationships

Speaker: Toni Harris Taylor, Marketing & Sales Trainer

Agenda:
The meeting will begin and end with networking, business card exchanges, 90 second elevator speech practice opportunities as well as Resume review drop-offs. The middle of the meeting will be our guest speaker.

Presentation:
DiSC has been around for decades helping people improve communications one relationship at a time. In this session, we will explore the four styles and have activities that are safe and people feel comfortable acknowledging differences.

Participants understand and appreciate the styles of the people they work with. The result is more effective and productive working relationships and teams. Everything DiSC Workplace focuses on:
- Discovering your DiSC personal style and how you function
- Understanding other styles and how they function
- How to read and recognize styles to improve interteam relationships
- Building more cohesive teams through effective relationships

Speaker's bio:
Toni Harris Taylor is a speaker, trainer and facilitator who helps her clients to implement training courses and strategies that improve productivity, grow sales and increase the bottom line. The underlying theme to Toni’s programs is taking drastic steps to get results. FUN, HIGH ENERGY, DYNAMIC, PASSIONATE, and REALISTIC are just a few adjectives used to describe Toni's style. With over 27 years’ experience as an entrepreneur in corporate training, financial sales and business coaching, Toni helps organizations to grow and thrive through innovative, out-of-the box training solutions that create drastic results. Toni’s mission is to touch, move and inspire her audience to implement new strategies that help them to grow which in turn helps them to perform better.

Directions

Corner of Westheimer & Peek

Parking: There is lots of free parking as well as a great Coffee Shop called Kosmos in the corner of the main Church building where the Community room is located.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/22765+Westheimer+Pkwy,+Katy,+TX+77450/@29.7336737,-95.7629392,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x864120dd5c0aecd5:0xd2d51cd9ec9ed006

Baltimore, MD Nov 15, 2018

Time

8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location

Ledgent Staffing
36 South Charles Street, LEVEL 2
Baltimore, MD 21201

Agenda

FREE CPE classroom credit

Ledgent Staffing offers this event to help you fit your Continuing Professional Education into your schedule.

Topics:
- ACCOUNTING: Revenue Recognition and Franchisors
-AUDITING: SSARS 24 Omnibus
- SMALL BUSINESS: Statement of Cash Flow Changes

There are only 25 certifications available for each CPE session, so please be sure to secure your space immediately.

This CPE session is created by Bisk Education and meets NASBA requirements.

Breakfast is provided and the event is a great opportunity to network with local accounting & finance colleagues.

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/''/ultimate+staffing+services/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x89c80361d521844f:0xb9f6716f5da4a793?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjlobGysJnZAhWixFkKHb84AXsQ9RcIfjAO

- Available in Building Garage

Orlando, FL Nov 15, 2018

Time

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Orlando Public Library
101 East Central Boulevard, Palm Conference Room
Orlando, FL 32801

Agenda

1) Introductions

2) Share of job leads

3) "Resume speed dating" (e.g. each FENG member to pass their resume to the right and that person has 2 minutes to "grade" the resume with a pen. Repeat a few times and then each resume is returned to the FENG member who can then review the feedback.)

4) Open session for general Q&A.

Please bring:
- 10-15 copies of your Resumes
- Pen
- 90-second elevator speech
- Name Tag and Tent Card: To print a name tag or tent card: log on to the website, go to “Members Only.” Then scroll down to “Member Downloads.” From there scroll to “Other Useful Documents.” Then scroll down to “FENG-Name Badge” and/or “FENG- Meeting Tent.”

Attire: business casual

Sponsor: Kforce will provide sandwiches and refreshments.

Kforce, Inc.
8427 Southpark Circle, Suite 160
Orlando, FL 32819

Directions

www.google.com/maps/place/Orlando+Public+Library/@28.542476,-81.3793431,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88e77afc378ac8bb:0xe518ad05f69d094f!8m2!3d28.542476!4d-81.377149

Fort Worth, TX Nov 15, 2018

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

BDO Fort Worth Office
Bank of America Tower
301 Commerce Street, Suite 2000
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Phone 817-738-2400


Agenda

Topic: Success for the Seasoned Search...The Benefit of Being Overqualified

Speaker: Abby Kohut, aka "Absolutely Abby," President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and author of "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets"

Presentation:
Many seasoned job seekers find themselves being called overqualified because they have more years of experience than the job description calls for. Learn powerful strategies to overcome your interviewer's misconceptions about you. It's impossible to BE overqualified unless YOU believe you ARE overqualified. In this seminar, you will learn:
- How to answer the overqualified question
- The REAL reason why recruiters AND hiring managers are concerned about hiring overqualified applicants
- How to change your cover letter and resume if you believe you are overqualified
- Seven ways to explain on an interview why being overqualified is an advantage
- How to handle the “age factor” and being over age 36

Speaker's bio:
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.

Directions

www.google.com/maps/search/301%20Commerce%20St.%20%20Suite%202000%20Fort%20Worth,%20TX%2076102

Parking:
- After 5:00 PM parking is free in the parking garage to the facility
- Downtown parking is available

Jacksonville, FL Nov 16, 2018

Time

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Location

The offices of Aston Carter
7077 Bonneval Road, Suite 500
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Agenda

Topic: What do you Measure in your business? A discussion on Key Performance Indicators.

Speaker: Roundtable discussion led by Matt Laffey

Agenda:
1. 90-second introductions and elevator speeches
2. Members will be asked to share at least one resource, job lead or other helpful information with the group
3. Networking and Open Discussion

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.

It is important to you in your career to stay connected to The FENG whether you are currently employed or in transition. Meetings provide a great opportunity to meet new people and catch-up with old friends. One can never have enough networking contacts. You need to continually nurture the friendships you make through The FENG. "The Power of Networking. The Power of Friendships." is what we are all about.

Coffee and bagels will be provided.

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/7077+Bonneval+Rd,+Jacksonville,+FL+32216/@30.2470241,-81.5994073,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88e5ca04b197d063:0x3ec1f1a8a31f2891!8m2!3d30.2470195!4d-81.5972133

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