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Global Meetings
Chapter/SIGMeeting Date 
San Francisco, CA May 21, 2018

Time

7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

Robert Half San Mateo Office
1850 Gateway Drive
Suite 200
San Mateo, CA 94402

Agenda

Improve Our LinkedIn Profiles
Join Us at the Peninsula FENG Meeting

Reviewing and Improving Our LinkedIn Profiles

1. 7:30 – 8:00 Network with Senior Financial Executives

2. 8:00 – 9:00 Interactive Review of LinkedIn Profiles

Spend time interactively reviewing each person’s LinkedIn Profiles. Ensuring they maximize our strengths and goals.

Directions

London, United Kingdom May 21, 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, February 28th 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

Cleveland, OH May 21, 2018

Time

5:45 PM to 7:45 PM

Location

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

Agenda

5:45 to 6:00pm Informal Networking

6:00 to 6:30pm Welcome; Introduction of First Time Attendees; Elevator Pitches; Good News Announcements

6:30 to 7:15pm Pete Elliott of the US Marshall Service.

7:15 to 7:35pm Member issues, ideas and requests for assistance

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

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







Bring plenty of business cards.

Review prior meeting attendee lists and develop a Plan to talk to members that you don’t know well. Bring a new technique or question to the Networking Event to practice in a safe environment. Keep your eyes open for mutually beneficial connections, they’re everywhere.

The best option for parking will be the West Side Market parking lot. It is free and open to the public. The lot is directly behind the brewery.








Directions

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=28601+Chagrin+Boulevard,+Beachwood,+Ohio+44122&hl=en&sll=41.172425,-73.278118&sspn=0.115518,0.315857&oq=28601+Chagrin+Boulevard,+Beachwood,+Ohio+44122&t=h&hnear=28601+Chagrin+Blvd,+Beachwood,+Ohio+44122&z=16

I-271 and Chagrin Boulevard, east of the interchange.

The 4-5 story building is next to the Stone Oven Café.

Greensboro (Piedmont Triad), NC May 21, 2018

Time

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

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

Agenda

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

Directions

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

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

Portland, OR May 21, 2018

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Lucky Labrador Beer Hall
1945 NW Quimby
Portland, OR

Agenda

- 5:30-6:30 PM: Please plan to arrive during this time.
- 6:30-7:00 PM: There will be a short period of announcements followed by informal introductions of all assembled.
- 7:00-8:00 PM: General networking; depart on your schedule.

Please join fellow FENG members for an informal networking event.

Learn what's going on in the Portland job market and connect to share, learn and give or receive assistance on career transitions, the latest technology or finance and accounting issues of the day.

Welcome new members and new friends of the Portland Chapter. We hope you will take this opportunity to meet before the summer distracts and schedules fill up.

Directions

Copy the link to your browser for a map:
http://mapq.st/2y7JVyL

Street parking in the neighborhood

Warren County, NJ May 21, 2018

Time

6:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Location

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

973-285-6930
Near Morristown

Agenda

Guest speaker and FENG member - Charles Mizejewski

Topic – Owning your own business

Charles Mizejewski is Vice President of Sunbelt of New Jersey, a business brokerage and M&A firm which facilitates the sale of closely held small and mid-size businesses to qualified buyers. Sunbelt is the largest business brokerage firm in the United States with over 250 offices, and has been ranked number one by Entrepreneur Magazine for the last 15 years. Sunbelt specializes in brokering businesses with sales of $1 million to $10 million.

Charles Mizejewski is also a Senior Consultant with FranNet of New Jersey offering free consultations for those considering small business ownership. FranNet represents over one hundred carefully selected franchise opportunities and has fifty-five offices worldwide specializing in helping people find the right franchise.


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Meeting Notes:

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

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

Please be sure to:

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



Business Casual


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












Dress: Business Casual

Directions

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

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

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

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

Chicago (Suburban), IL May 22, 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 May 22, 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: Effective Networking

Speaker: Jay Fusaro, Principal and Founder of Eureka Professional Services

Presentation:
Jay will discuss how to separate yourself from the competition with effective networking. He will explain how proper preparation is one of the keys to a successful networking meeting. You will know how to answer 3 key questions that will be asked during the meeting as well as introduce the concept of a Playbook which is a critical component of your preparation. He will also share which networking tool he believes is best to use during your meeting.

Speaker's Bio:
Jay is the Principal and Founder of Eureka Professional Services, where, as an interview coach he provides his clients with the skills and techniques necessary to successfully conduct an efficient and effective job search.

Jay graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, is a CPA in the state of Texas as well as a Certified SMU Business Coach. He was Vice President of Financial Planning for Alliance Data during their successful IPO.

Jay is a two time award winning author, his book titled “From The Other Side of The Desk: A Practical Guide to Shortening Your Job Search” received a 2017 silver medal from the Independent Publishers Association in recognition as the "Best Non-Fiction Informational E-Book” and the book was selected as the 2017 Book Excellence Award Winner in the “Career” category.

Jay has been a guest speaker at the Texas Society of CPA’s Expo Conferences in Houston, San Antonio and Arlington.

After 24 years in Dallas he and his wife Rosemary moved to Eureka Springs Arkansas.

This is a joint meeting with The FEI.

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.

Not-for-Profit May 22, 2018

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

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

Agenda

This open forum style discussion will center around using the networking model to drive your search – especially in the NFP sector. We plan to discuss development of your brand, marketing materials, using Linkedin as well as working the network, what unique opportunities are there for the NFP arena and other experiences we have had. We also hope for a lot of give and take and an open discussion of issues that are keeping folks from reaching their goals.

Directions

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

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

Eastern Europe May 22, 2018

Time

6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Location

Goodman Masson
120 Aldersgate Street, 7th Floor
London EC1A 4JQ UK

Agenda

Please register by 15 May to (space is limited):
Stacey O’Shea
Goodman Masson
stacey.oshea@goodmanmasson.com

Please join us for a networking evening focused on Eastern Europe.

This month's meeting will take the form of a buffet networking event, generously sponsored and hosted by Goodman Masson. The event will take place on 22 May from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at:
Goodman Masson
120 Aldersgate Street, 7th Floor
London EC1A 4JQ

Sponsor:
Goodman Masson has been supporting The FENG for many years by providing the UK Monday Job Club with a venue and coaching advice for their bi-monthly meetings, as well as on other occasions for the London Chapter and Eastern Europe SIG.

They are a financial recruitment business in London with a team of over 160 professionals recruiting professionally qualified accountants and other finance professionals for over 20 years. The 4 main sectors they specialize in are: Professional Services, Banking & Financial Services, Public Sector & Not for Profit and Commerce & Industry.

Directions

Tube station Barbican

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/''/Goodman+Masson,+120+Aldersgate+St,+London+EC1A+4JQ,+UK/@51.5212099,-0.1680132,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x48761b568fb8755d:0x4a16579dc6bdeff!2m2!1d-0.0978014!2d51.521124

Houston (The Woodlands), TX May 23, 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: “The Business of Your Career – Managing Your Career Like a Business Enterprise”

Speaker: Mr. Kim Sawyer, Executive and Enterprise Coach, Business Facilitator, Professional Speaker and Founder of theWealthSource®

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

Presentation:
Your Career is a business, and you are the CEO of it. Do you truly realize that? Do you manage your career with the same types of rigor, focus, and tools as you would run a business???

- What is “Career”? What is its deeper meaning and significance to a well-lived life?
- What are the parallels between a business and your career?
- What is the business strategy for your career development and accomplishment?

Together we will explore these questions in this presentation.

You will walk away with:
- A highly valuable framework for understanding your career
- A set of provocative concepts as food for thought
- Practically useful tools for career development.

Together they comprise an integrated, strategic, lifelong Career Management System.

This system, when implemented consistently, will evolve your career in keeping with an ever changing world and a continually developing you. And it will enable you to build, operate, and navigate the Business of Your Career to achieve your Maximum Authentic Professional Success.

Speaker's bio:
Kim Sawyer has over twenty years of diverse business experience; he has started businesses, led companies, and been involved in almost every aspect of a business enterprise.

Kim holds a BBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Houston and an MS in Organizational Development from the University of Texas. He is an ICF Certified Coach and Certified Birkman Consultant. He has been published and interviewed in the Houston Chronicle and other news publications, appeared on CNN Business Radio.

theWealthSource®
Phone: 832.298.0143
Email: kimsawyer@thewealthsource.com
Web: theWealthSource.com

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

Boston, MA May 23, 2018

Time

7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Location

Morse, Barnes-Brown, Pendleton PC
230 Third Avenue,
at CityPoint 4th Floor Conference Room
Waltham, MA

(Free parking in the garage below the building that overlooks Rte 128)

Agenda

Topic: How to Stay Positive During a Job Search

Have you had your fill of networking meetings, coffee chats, and phone screens? Do you find the grind of a job search affecting your confidence and energy? Executive job searches take longer, and it's critical to remain positive.

In this workshop, you will learn strategies for dealing with the emotional rollercoaster of job-searching and tactics for staying optimistic and confident. So join us for an informational and interactive discussion and bring a new and positive perspective to your search.

Speaker's bio:

Susan Peppercorn, ACC
Susan Peppercorn is an executive and career coach who enables mid, and senior-level professionals to find their next best career step; promotion, new job, career or entrepreneurial option. She is also the author of the new Amazon bestselling book, Ditch Your Inner Critic: Evidence-Based Strategies to Thrive in Your Career.

The NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Glassdoor, the Boston Globe and U.S. World News and World Report are some of the publications that have tapped her for career advice.

A certified positive psychology and executive coach and is accredited by the International Coaching Federation.


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


Directions

230 Third Ave is conveniently located off of Exit 27, Winter St/Third Ave in Waltham on Rte 128. There is free parking in the garage below the building that overlooks Rte 128.

Charlotte, NC May 23, 2018

Time

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location

South Park Towers
6100 Fairview Road
Suite 205
Charlotte, NC 28210

Agenda

Success for the Seasoned Search...The Benefit of Being Overqualified”
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

Presenter/Speaker: Abby Kohut

Abby's career began in computer sales. She worked for a computer reseller for five years, managing major accounts such as Bear Stearns, Grey Advertising, Gartner Group and the Museum of Natural History and was elected into Apple's Million Dollar Club. Although successful in sales, Abby felt most passionate about hiring and mentoring new sales reps for the company. That passion motivated her to launch her career in Human Resources and career development.

Abby's next successful recruiting project was at Cheyenne Software, where she recruited 500 employees in two years, effectively doubling the size of the company. Following that, Abby worked for Kaplan, Inc., a world leader in educational services, for seven years. Abby took on various roles including Senior Director of Recruiting and Career Development, which offered her the opportunity to lead a team of recruiters responsible for filling staff and management positions across the country. In particular, Abby led teams that hired 50 Customer Service Representatives in two months and 900 part time K-12 teachers in four months. She also career coached and mentored many top internal applicants into new roles within the company.

As a Staffing Consultant, Abby managed several recruiting projects for Alpharma, Inc., one of which helped them double the size of the division, from 300 to 600 employees. Abby also led the expansion of a national outside sales force and support staff for the Economist Intelligence Unit, Economist Magazine and CFO Magazine. As the Interim Director of Recruiting for Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's – Roosevelt Hospital, Abby managed a large recruiting team responsible for filling 1,000-2,000 positions per year and developed written documentation around their processes and procedures. She also managed an expansion project for LEO Pharma and helped them grow from six employees to 300 in two years.

Abby's articles on AbsolutelyAbby.com and her monthly Career Wake Up Calls inspire job seekers to stay motivated as they continue their search for their ideal job. AbsolutelyAbby.com, which was selected as one of the "Top 100 Websites for Your Career" by Forbes in 2013, teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you. Abby has presented to over 300 groups and has provided job search tips on Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, LinkedIn, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. Her books "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets" and "Absolutely Abby's Top 12 Interview Questions Exposed" teach candidates secrets about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you. Abby was selected as one of the top 100 influential people online according to Fast Company Magazine and was named as one of "The Monster 11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search". Since 2010, 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 which you can learn more about at www.AbbyAcrossAmerica.com
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.

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.

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

St. Louis, MO May 23, 2018

Time

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Seven Gables Inn
26 North Meramec Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105

Agenda

Agenda: Evening Networking

To RSVP: Please write to: happyhour@thefengstl.org

Please join us for an evening of Hors d'Oeuvres, Cash Bar and Networking

Your cost: $5.00 cover charge includes a ticket for your first drink.

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

Directions

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Tampa, FL May 23, 2018

Time

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Vaco Tampa
4030 Boy Scout Boulevard, Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33607

Agenda

Topic: Things About Your Resume That Makes HR Cringe, and Other Hot Topics

Speaker: Jennifer Currence, President, OnCore Management Solutions, LLC, MBA, SHRM-CP, SPHR, ACC

Presentation:
Join us for the opportunity to get all your questions answered. We anticipate that this will be a VERY interactive session, so please come with questions in mind!

Speaker's bio:
Jennifer is the president of OnCore Management Solutions, an HR advisory firm based in Tampa, and founder of OnCore Academy, a growing website where HR professionals earn recertification credits online and on-demand. She began her HR career with Accenture Consulting over 20 years ago and expanded into financial services, consumer goods, and non-profit organizations. She is now a certified trainer and career coach, a professor of management at the University of Tampa, has been recognized as a Thought Leader by the International Society of Performance Improvement, a subject matter expert by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and was named the Tampa Bay HR Consultant of the Year for 2017.

Jennifer has been published in HR Magazine and featured in Fast Company magazine, USA Weekly, HR.com, and BambooHR.com. She writes exam questions for the SHRM-SCP exam and was an editor for SHRM’s 2016 Learning System. Jennifer is a national SHRM faculty member, a regular speaker at regional, national, and international events and conferences, and the author of SHRM’s eight-book series on behavioral competencies: Making an Impact in Small Business.

Sponsor: Thanks to Vaco Tampa for their ongoing support and hospitality.

As always, we are looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Directions

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

Susquehanna Valley, PA May 23, 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

Philadelphia-Suburban, PA May 23, 2018

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

TalentFleX Solutions
2570 Boulevard of the Generals,
Building 100 Washington Square,
Suite X
Audubon, PA 19403



Agenda

Host: Matt Sullivan CEO, TalentFlex

Speaker: William Casey Fehl

“A Salesperson’s Approach to Job Hunting – Presented by William ‘Casey’ Fehl, the discussion is based on his 13-year experience as a financial advisor and the similarities of professional sales and job hunting.

Attendees will learn:
A proven, simple, convenient system to track their progress and maintain accountability.
Successful job hunting strategies, based on statistical evidence.
How to handle the inevitable rejection that comes with job hunting and how to bounce back.

More than anything, we will discuss the effectiveness (statistically speaking) of proactively reaching out to people to discuss “your situation” (aka your job search) instead of, for example, applying online and (reactively) waiting for a response.
We also touch on a few things to help people maintain a positive attitude during these tough times.

William Casey Fehl is a registered representative who offers securities through AXA Advisors, LLC (NY, NY 212-314-4600), member FINRA, SIPC and an agent who offers annuity and insurance products through AXA Network, LLC.

Agenda:

6:15pm - Networking

6:45pm - Member Introductions & Chapter Update

7:00pm - Presentation – Casey Fehl

7:30pm - Q&A

7:45pm - Meeting Wrap Up

Directions

Miami (Palm Beach/Treasure Coast), FL May 23, 2018

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.

Houston, TX May 24, 2018

Time

7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

Amegy Bank
1717 West Loop S
TX 77027

Complimentary Parking

Agenda

Meeting for the Commercial Real Estate SIG of Houston

Office Trends in Commercial Real Estate – Houston MSA
--Come and learn current lease rates in key sub-markets
--The direction of lease rates in office in contrast to other types
--Negotiating the term of your lease under the new reg
--Co-working office spaces in Houston – is it for you?


Agenda:
7:00 – 7:30 AM Check-in and Informal Networking
7:30 – 8:15 AM Presentation/Group Discussion
8:15 – 8:45 AM Informal group discussion

By Libby Cadillo MBA CRE, Managing Director & Principal Broker SVN|HINT Advisors and
By Vince Calicchia, Vice President Business Banking Amegy Bank of Texas

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


Directions

Bank is on the northbound feeder role of I-610 between San Felipe and Post Oak Blvd

Houston (Katy/Sugar Land), TX May 24, 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: The 2018 tax law act and related items

Speaker: Steve Elliott, Tax Technical Director at TNCPA, P.C., and Katy/Sugar Land Chapter Co-Chair

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 a discussion on the tax laws.

Speaker's bio:
Steve serves as the Tax Director at TNCPA’s. He has over 35 years of diversified public accounting experience advising high net worth individuals and closely held and family businesses as well as trusts, estates, partnerships, corporations, not-for-profits, state and local and expatriate taxation issues.

In addition, Steve has extensive experience acting as a client advocate in regards to tax notices, audits and protests, including payment plans, and offers in compromise.

Steve received his master's in taxation from Bentley University and did his undergraduate studies at Northeastern University both in Boston. He holds Certificates in Advanced Taxation Issues and Personal Financial Planning from Bentley. Steve holds CPA licenses in the states of Texas, New York and Massachusetts and is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Steve also acts as Chairman of the Katy / Sugar Land chapter of FENG (The Financial Executive Networking Group) and is also an Adjunct Professor teaching Master's level Tax and Financial Planning Topics.

Steve is married and lives in the Houston, TX area with his wife and three daughters. He is active in church groups and is a strong advocate of cancer cure causes. Steve serves on the Board of Directors / Accounting & Tax adviser for the military non-profit organization, S.T.A.N.O. Foundation as well as being part of Westwood Trust's 2018 Advisory Board.

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

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