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Take some time off

Editorial by Matt Bud from the May 25, 2017 Newsletter

For those who are active in their job searches, taking time off can be very difficult. Well, this weekend you really have no choice. No one will likely be around in the afternoon tomorrow and they certainly won’t be around on Monday since it is a holiday. That said holiday weekends are great times for networking with family and friends. Ah, Memorial Day, that great kick off to summer. The key to a successful weekend, other than stocking up on food and beverages of your choosing, is to paint a smile on your face and have a good story to tell. Those who know and care about you are sensitive to your feelings and will likely observe a “don’t ask” [ Read more… ]

Global Meetings
Chapter/SIGMeeting Date 
Richmond, VA May 30, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location

Tavern 19
600 Founders Bridge Boulevard
Midlothian, VA 23113

Agenda

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

This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and network with new ones whether you are currently employed or in transition.

Attire: Business casual

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tavern+19/@37.5437376,-77.6868187,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b16ef629ba4e7b:0x4e039746cdea221c!8m2!3d37.5437334!4d-77.6846246

Long Island, NY May 31, 2017

Time

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Marcum
10 Melville Park Road
Melville, NY 11747
516.653.7375

One traffic light south of the LIE, on the east side of Route 110)

Agenda

Special Guest Speaker - Beth Granger

Don't Miss Your Social Media Opportunities!
- LinkedIn for Everyone (Beginner thru Advanced)
and Mapping LinkedIn Features - "Where'd that go?"


Beth Granger, a social media and social selling strategist, trainer, and coach, will present the importance of social media for all professionals for all reasons.

Beth will also focus on LinkedIn and help user of all level, as well as help us navigate through the most recent updates and re-located LinkedIn features.

Beth is also an Idea Generator: helping navigate the online/social media landscape. Teaching Linkedin and social media for business development and professional branding.

Beth’s presentations have been well received at national sales meetings, trade events, and as a series of one-on-one seminars. She also guest lectures on multiple topics at the Hofstra University Continuing Education program.
Before starting her own consulting firm, Beth was the Director of Online Marketing and Design at Pall Corporation. As leader of the online strategy for the company, Beth provided the vision, long-range strategic planning, and management of the implementation for all initiatives related to Pall’s global website. She also directed the web and corporate design departments, and the global corporate identity program.
Beth is a Co-Vice President on the board of directors: of the Social Media Association, and of the Landmark on Main Street (not-for-profit theater/community center)
Beth can be found on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and is already researching the next new platform that you haven’t heard of yet, but will.



As always, be sure to bring about 15 copies of your resume; a supply of business cards may come in handy for networking as well. Please polish your 2 minute 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.

We plan on starting the meeting promptly at 6:30 PM, but attendees may begin to arrive anywhere from 6:00 PM for informal networking.


Directions

Asset Management Jun 1, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

HBI/Hinduja Group Offices
520 Madison Ave, 34th FLOOR
New York, NY
Entrance on 53rd between 5th and Madison

Agenda

Networking starts at 5:30PM

Speaker Presentation at 6:00pm -7:00pm
There will be time for networking after the presentation.

Guest Speaker, Valery Herrington, will speak about Digital Transformation.

Valery Herrington is an Executive Global Technology Business Solutions Leader. She holds degrees in Economics, German and Computer Science, an Executive MBA degree from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and a New York International Business Finance professional certification. She has exceptional consulting, enterprise business, technology and advanced computing expertise. This includes leading hybrid cloud, big data, HPC, digital, in memory database and security/cyber security expertise. She has a unique specialization in SAP Technology including expert SAP implementation experience with top consulting companies. She is founder and CEO of Herrington Technology located in New York. She holds many certifications including SAP EBM, MSP, Accenture PM Accredited, SAP HANA and more. She has published several professional advanced technology articles for the global online community with topics like big data and predictive analytics. Valery is an active Ph.D. student in the field of computer science and participates in several professional business and technology groups. She serves on advisory boards and councils for software and business leadership. She has public speaking experience and has participated in Public and International Affairs programs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in Princeton, NJ. She is a business ethics program sponsor and participates in several community and charity programs including Dress for Success, Toys for Tots and local community child autism programs.




To attend, RSVP on the Asset Management webpage at http://www.thefeng.org/membersonly/

Guests of members are welcome too.

Hope to see you there.

--
Tom McFarland
40 Cherry Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801-5337
914-500-8601

Directions

Philadelphia-Downtown, PA Jun 1, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

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

Agenda

OPEN Networking

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

Please bring about 15 copies of your one-pager to hand out to all attendees as we work together to find new job opportunities, helpful information, and new networking partners to assist you in your career transition.

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


About the chapter:

Our goal is to give each member an opportunity to meet with peers, share job leads and create a sharp focus of your career search target in the minds of our members so they can provide you with job leads and networking contacts.

When arriving, please check in with security in the lobby and indicate that you will be attending the FENG meeting on the 36th floor with KPMG. Take the elevator bank furthest to your left to the 36th floor.

Dress is business casual.

Directions

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

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

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

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

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

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

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

Bergen County, NJ Jun 1, 2017

Time

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

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

Agenda

View From My Side of the Desk
Common Mistakes I see during Interviews



Glenn Pasch CEO of PCG Companies will share his thoughts on common mistakes in the interview process. From lack of preparedness to canned interview questions to lack of standing out in the crowd.

This will be a highly interactive Q&A session so that the audience and ask specific questions regarding their experience and strategies.

We can review Linkedin profiles, current resumes and whatever the audience needs in order to walk away with tangible strategies to improve their interview performance.

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:
646-710-4677 - Office
201-919-2607 - Cell
201 337-7554 – Home
martylatman@gmail.com

Monmouth/Ocean, NJ Jun 3, 2017

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.


Tom Bocchino
Marty Mussman
Don Sondak

Directions

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

Minneapolis, MN Jun 5, 2017

Time

7:15 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

Agenda



Directions

The Deli is located in the Golden Hills Office Center Building - Two blocks North of 394 and Xenia.


London, United Kingdom Jun 5, 2017

Time

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location

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

Agenda

UK Job Hunt Club

AGENDA:
1. Introductions (15m)
- News about past members
- Scope of this and future meetings
2. Elevator pitches – 90 seconds or 30 seconds (1), as preferred (45m)
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 – Choice of either 90 second or 30 second pitch (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, May 31st so that Goodman Masson receives sufficient notice to provide the adequate space.

SEATING IS LIMITED TO 10 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

Susquehanna Valley, PA Jun 5, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Alvernia University
Alvernia Upland Center Building,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

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.

San Diego, CA Jun 6, 2017

Time

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Location

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
5375 Mira Sorrento Place, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92121

(in Sorrento Mesa)

Agenda

Topic: IP's Critical Role in M&A Transactions

Speakers: Ray Wagenknecht, Managing Partner of Wagenknecht Law Group and Antony Novom, of counsel to the firm

Presentation:
They will guide us through the vital role that intellectual property plays in M&A strategy, key considerations to be addressed in the M&A transaction itself, and pitfalls to be avoided in transitioning IP from the sellers to the buyers during an M&A.

Meetings are for members, prospective members and invited guests only. For non-members, RSVP is required by writing to chapter chair, Dan Ruchman at DRuchman@aol.com. Please include a one or two sentence description of who you are, and your interest in attending the meeting. Thank you.

Breakfast and Meeting Sponsor: breakfast refreshments will be generously provided by the Wagenknecht Law Group.

CPE Credits: Reminder for those members maintaining their professional certifications - we offer the documentation for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for our speaker presentations. For those members interested in this, you may complete the appropriate forms, which we'll have available at the meeting, for 1.0 hours of CPE credit

Directions

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=5375+Mira+Sorrento+Place,+San+Diego,+CA&aq=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=39.729049,92.724609&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=5375+Mira+Sorrento+Pl,+43;San+Diego,+California+92121&z=16

PwC is near the 805, just off of Scranton Road, a block north of Mira Mesa Boulevard, close to Qualcomm and Karl Strauss.

- Just off of 805 and Mira Mesa Blvd.
- If coming north on 805, exit Sorrento Valley Road
- Go straight at the signal and turn into the driveway for the two buildings you see on the right
- Once in the garage, drive to the left to the second set of elevators, to the East Tower.
- Take the elevator to the Plaza level and then switch to the bank of elevators to the 3rd floor.
- There is ample free parking in the garage or in the adjacent parking lot near the Scranton/Mira Mesa Food Court.
- Parking is Free.

Phoenix, AZ Jun 6, 2017

Time

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Location

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

Agenda

Topic: "How Do I Know I Have the Right Business Insurance Coverage for My Business?"

Speaker: Jerry Austin from Hester & Heitel

Presentation:
I. Employment Practices Liability
A. What is it?
B. Is this covered by my general liability policy?
C. Why do I need it?
D. What types of companies need this coverage?
E. How can I manage my risk so that I don’t need to buy this coverage?
F. What types of wrongs are covered by this type of policy?
G. What is Third Party Employment Practices Liability?
H. What can I do to reduce the incidence and likelihood of claims?

II. When Independent Contractors Become Your Employees
A. What are the two types of subcontractors?
B. What is the impact of hiring one versus the other?
C. Which is more cost effective?
D. General Liability and Worker Compensation Audits
E. Do Sole Proprietor Waivers Work?

Speaker's bio:

Industry Experience:
- Marketing Representative-Commercial Union Insurance Company (1974-1977)
- Territorial Manager-Commercial Union Insurance Company (1977-1981)
- Regional Marketing Manager - Commercial Union Insurance Company (1981-1983)
- Branch Manager-Commercial Union Insurance Company (1983-1985)
- Independent Insurance Broker-Burns, Harrelson, Burns Insurance (1985-1999)
- Independent Insurance Broker-HRH Insurance (1999-2003)
- Independent Insurance Broker-Little Insurance Agency (2003-2005)
- Independent Insurance Broker-Hester, Heitel & Associates, Inc. (2005-Present)

Community:
- Building Owners & Manager Association Member (1988 to Present)
- Painting & Decorating Contractors Association Member (1987-Present)

Education:
- B.A. in Psychology-Central Missouri State University-1969
- Certified Insurance Counselor Designation- 1989
- Certified Risk Manager Designation-2007

Hobbies:
- Golf
- Travel

Jerry R. Austin, CIC, CRM
Independent Insurance Broker
Hester, Heitel & Associates, Inc.

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 Jun 6, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

MEETING CANCELLED

Agenda

Directions


Princeton, NJ Jun 6, 2017

Time

7:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Location

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

Agenda

Agenda

As the meeting nears, I will flesh out the details of the agenda. In the meantime, here’s the basic agenda:

i. Informal networking (15 minutes)
ii. Announcements, etc. (10 minutes)
iii. Present Elevator Pitch
(10-15 minutes)
iv. Speaker or “breakfast”
format session (1 hour)
v. Informal networking
(as time permits)

Please note we have to leave the library by 8:50pm.

Directions

From PRINCETON JUNCTION TRAIN STATION (5 minutes):

Cabs available from southbound side.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charleston, SC Jun 7, 2017

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: This month's meeting is on WEDNESDAY.

Attire: Our meetings will be "relaxed" Business Professional

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

Miami (Palm Beach/Treasure Coast), FL Jun 7, 2017

Time

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch Library
5689 West Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33417

Agenda

General Networking

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

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.
As always, this is a great opportunity to network, practice your "elevator" speech with fellow FENG members.

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

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

Attire: business casual

Your chapter leadership will be delighted to see you there.

Directions

- From I-95: Travel to Okeechobee Boulevard (Exit 70). Drive west on Okeechobee Boulevard (approximately 3-1/2 miles), past Haverhill Road. Library will be on your right, next to Dunkin Donuts.
- From Florida’s Turnpike: Take the Okeechobee Boulevard (east) exit off of the Turnpike. Drive east on Okeechobee Boulevard (approximately 1/4 mile). Library will be on your left, next to Dunkin Donuts.

Portland, OR Jun 8, 2017

Time

5:30 PM to 7:45 PM

Location

TENTATIVE DATE

Agenda

General Networking Meeting

- 5:30 pm: General informal networking
- 6:15 pm: Introduction of host(s)
- 6:30 pm: Chapter announcements, round robin introductions of attendees and return to informal networking

Directions

New York, NY Jun 8, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Wells Fargo Securities
150 East 42nd Street,
New York, NY 10017

In The Learning Center, in the basement of the Wells Fargo

Agenda

Beverly Daniel
Riding the Wave: Careers in 2020 and Beyond.

Topics to be covered include:

- Defining your own success on a playing field in constant transformation

- Positioning yourself at the peak spot for professional growth

- Securing the attention of A-list recruiting firms

- Targeting yourself for the opportunity that’s a less-than-perfect fit.

- Landing that perfect career-advancing job

About our speaker:

Beverly R Daniel, MS, MBA, founder of the CareerGrowth Group, is a well-known business executive and management consultant in the human capital development and management field. She has spoken and lectured throughout the USA on the topics she knows best from over 25 years experience in: career management and development, executive coaching, executive search, and leadership development and leadership training.

In more recent years, as she began coaching executives and management-level professionals, particularly investment bankers and hedge fund managers. Currently, her clients are professionals in the midst of career changes, as well as professionals reaching to attain new levels of success in their chosen fields. Two years ago, she expanded her practice to help entrepreneurs develop strategic business plans and marketing (new business) plans. Now she provides consulting to professional societies and their staff members.

Previously, she served as an executive search consultant to numerous clients from major FORTUNE 500 companies; i.e., Avon Products, Colgate-Palmolive, Exxon-Mobil, etc., leading financial services companies; i.e., Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase, as well as leading-edge management consulting firms; i.e., Deloitte Consulting and McKinsey & Company and law firms. In 1998, Consulting Magazine named Beverly to their “Ten Best” list of search professionals for outstanding service in the management consulting field. She began her retained executive search career doing nationwide searches for CIOs and CFOs for Halbrecht & Associates. At that time, she was an officer at the Society for Information Management (SIM) and the Institute for Management Consulting (IMC).

Beverly is a well-known speaker and panelist and has spoken recently at Stern Women in Business Leadership Conference at New York University, The Entrepreneurship Conference at New York University, and The Institute of Management Consultants, New York chapter. Also, she has spoken at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Women in Corporate Communications (WICI), Financial Executives Institute (FEI), New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG), The Transition Network (TTN), the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (ABCNY), Project Management Institute (PMI) and the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). Currently she leads a Women’s Career & Networking Club at The Princeton Club. She is on the Program Committee of the Columbia Business Club of New York (CBSCNY). In addition, Beverly has developed programs for alums @University of Michigan, Columbia, Wharton School-University of Pennsylvania, MIT, Case Western Reserve, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Chicago, Thunderbird School, and Hofstra University. Recently, she has delivered programs for corporate women’s groups at such companies as Allianz AG and Motorola.

In addition, Beverly holds a BS and MS in Psychological Counseling. She holds an MBA in Management from Stern School of Business, New York University. Beverly studied for a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Case Western Reserve University. Her graduate degrees were obtained in the evenings by working full-time.


Beverly R. Daniel, MS, MBA
Career Counseling & Coaching Services
Career Growth Group
575 Madison Avenue, Suite 1006
New York, NY 10022
phone: 212.980.2525 email: bdaniel@cggny.com
Please visit http://www.careergrowthgroup.com

Meeting Notes: Coffee, water and snacks will be served at the meeting.

Please turn off cell phones at the beginning of the meeting.

The dress code is BUSINESS CASUAL.





Directions

Baltimore, MD Jun 8, 2017

Time

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Towson Public Library
320 York Road
Towson, MD 21204-5179

Agenda

General Networking and Resume Review

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 fifteen copies of your "one pager" (view sample here). 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.

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

Attire is business casual.

This is joint FENG/BENG (Business Executives Networking Group) event.

Café on the main floor serving coffee, sandwiches etc.

Directions

- Paid parking attached to the library.
- https://www.google.com/maps/place/320+York+Rd,+Towson,+MD+21204/@39.39889,-76.6024626,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c80faf5c1bf86b:0xb4aa7b61847ea5ac

St. Louis, MO Jun 10, 2017

Time

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Location

UHY Advisors
15 Sunnen Drive, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63143

Agenda

- 8:00 - 8:30: Coffee & Conversation
- 8:30 - 8:50: Welcome; Agenda; New/1st Time Attendee Introductions; Business Items
- 8:50 - 9:00: Success Stories
- 9:00 - 10:00: Topical Discussion & Tabletop Networking
- 10:00: 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.

Orlando, FL Jun 12, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

CliftonLarsonAllen LLC
420 South Orange Avenue, Board Room
Orlando, FL 32801

Agenda

Topic: "How to Maximize LinkedIn as a Networking Tool"

Speaker: Mark Brice, FENG Orlando Chapter Chair

The meeting will end early enough to allow for networking afterwards.

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

Attire: business casual

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

Your chapter leadership will be delighted to see you there.

Directions

Parking Instructions:
- You will want to park in the CNL/City Hall parking garage, the entrance to which is on Boone Street (one street west of Orange Ave.) between South Street and Anderson Street.
- Once inside the parking garage, take the ramp to the far end in front of you, those will be the elevators you will use. Park in any visitor space there on the second level or any other empty space not marked as "Reserved."
- Take the elevators to the 3rd level bridge. Follow the walkway to the building and around the corner to the building security guard desk.
- Once you have showed identification, signed in and obtained your guest pass from the security guard, take the elevators to the CLA reception area on the 5th floor, where you will be directed to the conference room where the meeting will be held.
- https://www.google.com/maps/place/CliftonLarsonAllen+LLP/@28.538148,-81.3797123,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x88e77b01f09b2e47:0xc3cc1719048fa763

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