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Global Meetings
Chapter/SIGMeeting Date 
San Francisco, CA Sep 27, 2016

Time

7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

The FENG East Bay Networking Group (EBNG)
Robert Half Corporate Office
Bishop Ranch 3
2613 Camino Ramon
San Ramon, CA 94583

Agenda

FENG East Bay Networking Group (EBNG)
Breakfast Meeting
Coffee and networking From 7:00 am to 9 am
Contact and host:
Norbert Walz,
Norbert_walz@yahoo.com,
925-216-5409

Directions

Rochester, NY Sep 27, 2016

Time

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Panera Bread
16 Courtney Drive
Perinton, NY 14450

Phone: (585) 425-0527

Agenda

Rochester

Informal Networking Meeting

Chapter meetings represent a golden opportunity.

It is important to you in your career to stay connected to The FENG. Whether you are currently employed or in transition, 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.

Please join us for an evening of networking with your peers from various disciplines. Our objective is to support each other, give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, share leads and discuss general intelligence about the market.

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

REMEMBER:
- Bring a name badge and/or 'tent' to the meeting.
- Bring copies of your résumé and/or business cards.
- Polish your 90 second announcement.

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Panera+Bread/@43.0684518,-77.4399411,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89d1330e45719b91:0xb79db813761c7f5c

Chicago (Suburban), IL Sep 27, 2016

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 $5 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.

Richmond, VA Sep 27, 2016

Time

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location

Extra Billy's BBQ
5205 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230

Agenda

Join us for an evening of networking with your peers from various disciplines. Our objective is to support each other, give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, share leads and discuss general intelligence about the market.

It is important to you in your career to stay connected to The FENG. Whether you are currently employed or in transition, 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.

Attire: Business casual

Directions

https://www.google.com/search?q=5205+West+Broad+Street,+richmond,+va&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&gws_rd=ssl

Dallas, TX Sep 27, 2016

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

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

Agenda

Topic: Reading Body Language for Success in Business

Speaker:Kendall Helfenbein, MBA, CPA

Agenda:
- 6:00-7:15 p.m. - Program
- 7:15-8:30 p.m. - Networking

Presentation:
Reading others' thoughts and feelings are critical for success in business. Most face-to-face communication is nonverbal with only 7% coming from the actual words being spoken. This session will focus on the 93%.

Learning Objectives: The objectives of this program are to teach you to identify stress (deception) in others, appear more confident, build rapport, and use positive nonverbals during a job interview. Nonverbal communication is very honest and happens instantly. This session will introduce you to the amazing world going on around you at all times. Success in business comes from seeing things others miss. Learn what you have been missing. Some of this will shock you!

Speaker's bio:
Kendall Helfenbein is the former CFO of Romacorp, Inc. (the headquarters just relocated to Orlando, Florida) which owns and operates the Tony Roma’s Restaurant Chain with locations in over 30 countries Worldwide. Before that he was CFO for 15 years of a group of 10 privately owned companies in Dallas with 700 locations and 7,000 employees. He spent the first 10 years out of college in public accounting starting with KPMG. He earned a BBA in Accounting from West Texas A&M and his MBA and Masters in Accounting both from UTD. He has been active in the Dallas CPA Society for many years and is past VP and Director and winner of the Stanley J. Scott CPE Award. He has been active for many years in FEI-Dallas and is currently Vice President. He is also a long time Director of the TSCPA and serves on their Professional Standards Committee. He was DBJ’s CFO of the Year 2014, DCEO’s Outstanding CFO of the Year 2015 and named in DCEO’s Dallas 500 in 2016. He has been a member of Toastmasters for 12 years and has now completed 20 Triathlons. He was featured in Financial Executive magazine in 2013 and interviewed for an article in Forbes in 2015 called “Managing the M&A Process as CFO”. He has studied body language for 25 years and is considered an expert in the topic.

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.

Washington, DC Sep 27, 2016

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Boardroom of Cherry Bekaert LLP
Conference Room, Suite 400
1934 Old Gallows Road, 4th Floor,
Vienna, VA, 22182

Agenda

Our speaker will be Lamont Corprew, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management (http://www.morganstanleyfa.com/lamont.corprew/).

Lamont’s topic will be “Wealth Management During Transition.” Lamont will talk about dealing with the impact of job loss on our personal finances. He’ll touch on preparing for job loss, how to weather the storm financially, and what to do recover after landing

Our presenter's bio follows:
Lamont N. Corprew, Sr. is a proud Maryland native with over 25 years of executive financial management experience. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland. He also has a Masters of Business Administration degree from Loyola University.

Mr. Corprew is a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley. Previously he has served in various management positions including as a Senior Accountant in the Municipal Bond Division of T. Rowe Price, a Division Controller with the CBS Station Group, and as an Equity Research Analyst in the Capital Markets division with Legg Mason.

His hobbies and interests include golf, sailing, chess; reading, helping families to become financially literate and he participates in community service activities with his church (Bridgeway Community Church) and fraternity (Phi Beta Sigma, Inc.). Mr. Corprew also holds a second degree black belt in Shotokan Karate.

He decided to become a financial advisor because of the many lessons taught by his father (John F. Corprew) concerning saving, investing and planning for retirement.

Lamont’s full contact information is:
Lamont N. Corprew, Sr.
Financial Advisor
NMLS #1510424
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
7500 Old Georgetown Road 10th Floor | Bethesda, MD 20814
Direct+1 301 961-1802
Cell +1 443 324-9020
E-fax: +1 240 392-4473
lamont.corprew@morganstanley.com

Our agenda is:

6:00-6:30: Networking
6:30-6:40: Call to order, agenda review, announcements, and introduction of host, Rob Schneider, Tax Partner – Cherry Bekaert
6:40-7:30: Presentation - "Wealth Management During Transition" by Lamont Corprew and discussion
7:30-8:30: 90-second announcements and meeting wrap up

Directions

I-495 Beltway to Exit 47A (Leesburg Pike/Rte. 7) towards
Tysons Corner. Make left at first light into Fairfax Square, opposite the
entrance to the Tysons Corner Mall, after merging onto Rte. 7 West. Turn immediately
left onto service road in front of Fairfax Square buildings and proceed to last turn before gas station.
Make right at this turn and enter parking garage at last entrance on right at end of road. Meeting is
on 4th floor of building across from parking garage.

Houston (The Woodlands), TX Sep 28, 2016

Time

7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

The Forum at The Woodlands
5055 West Panther Creek Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381

Agenda

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

Speaker: Abby Kohut, Absolutely Abby, Staffing Symphony

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"

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 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.

“Absolutely” Abby tells the truth on how to secure a job in 2016.

Everyone will receive one hour of free CPE credit for attending.

Breakfast Sponsor for 2016: VACO Houston

Agenda:
- 7:00 – 7:25: Networking, coffee and light breakfast
- 7:25 – 7:50: Chapter Announcements and Self-Introductions
- 7:50 – 8:40: Speaker Presentation
- 8:40 – 9:00: Networking

Directions

From I-45 take Woodlands Parkway west for 4 miles. Turn right (north) onto W Panther Creek Drive. In about half a mile turn left into The Forum at The Woodlands. The entrance to this gated assisted living facility is not well lit and is easy to miss in the dark. Once inside the grounds bear left towards the main entrance.

Tampa, FL Sep 28, 2016

Time

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

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

Agenda

Topic: Success Seminar Workshop

Speaker: Steve Black, Senior Consultant/Speaker/Trainer

Please join us for a stimulating and powerful workshop as seen on CNN, CBS News, FOX, NBC and ABC. Steve Black, an internationally recognized Business Speaker and Social Media Expert, will be presenting a Success Seminar Workshop. These skills are key to selling yourself for your next position.

In it you will:
LEARN HOW TO IMPROVE IN THE FOLLOWING:
- GOAL SETTING-MENTAL VS WRITTEN, SPECIFIC & ACHIEVABLE
- TIME MANAGEMENT & TECH TOOLS THAT GET YOU TWO EXTRA HOURS A DAY
- ATTITUDE-KEYS TO ESTABLISHING “LIKE & TRUST”
- PROSPECTING & INITIAL CONTACT NEEDS ANALYSIS & DISCOVERY PROBING PRESENTATION SKILLS AND OVERCOMING OBJECTIONS
- CLOSING THE SALE WITHOUT OFFENDING YOUR PROSPECTS
- LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA & NETWORKING TO MAKE MORE MONEY
- WHERE TO FIND REFERRAL PARTNERS ONLINE AND OFFLINE
- THE CLOSE & FOLLOW UP
- PLUS MANY MORE IDEAS!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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 Sep 28, 2016

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Murray Securus
39 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17608

Agenda

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

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

Attire: Business casual


Thanks to Pete Wengrenovich for providing the location.

Directions

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

Long Island, NY Sep 28, 2016

Time

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Marcum & Kliegman, LLP
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

General Networking


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

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/''/marcum+melville/@40.7756928,-73.4861729,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89e82a34f3298bdb:0x78fb39f308491589!2m2!1d-73.416133!2d40.775714

Sacramento, CA Sep 28, 2016

Time

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Resources Global Professionals
2901 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 200
Roseville, CA 95661

Agenda

Topic: Strategic Planning to Develop and Manage Your 2017 Budget

Speaker: John Arthur, FENG Sacramento Chapter Chair

Agenda:
- 6:30 to 7:00: Networking
- 7:00 to 7:45: Guest Speaker
- 7:45 to 8:00: Networking

Speaker's bio:
John Arthur has more than 20 years experience as a Chief Financial Officer for Retail, Wholesale, Consumer Products and Manufacturing companies in the range of $50 million to $100 million in annual revenues. Prior to his experience as CFO, he has worked for KPMG, Macy's and Mervyn's. John has an active CPA license and graduated from the Indiana University Kelly School of Business with an MBA majoring in accounting.

Currently, John is consulting as a Part Time CFO for one client in the San Francisco Bay Area and one in the Central Valley.

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Resources+Global+Professionals/@38.7450382,-121.2404349,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x809b1fdd3eb316bd:0xf66f243c5a7aa047

São Paulo, Brazil Sep 28, 2016

Time

7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Location

TBA

Agenda

Topic: TBA

Speaker: Tatiana Tosi, Data Scientist at Future Socialytics

Speaker's bio:
Tatiana is an expert in Business Intelligence in Social Media by FGV, emphasizing the importance of consumer behavior, the point of view, quantitative, qualitative and anthropological. Researcher trends and digital social behavior, with emphasis in Netnography and anthropology of consumption.

Directions

TBA

Houston (Katy/Sugar Land), TX Sep 29, 2016

Time

7:30 AM to 9:15 AM

Location

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

Agenda

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

Speaker: Abby Kohut, “Absolutely Abby”, President of Staffing Symphony, LLC

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”

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 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.

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

Rochester, NY Sep 29, 2016

Time

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Panera Bread
8200 Transit Road
(Eastview Tops & Transit Plaza)
Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone: (716) 636-4705

Agenda

Buffalo

Informal Networking Meeting

Chapter meetings represent a golden opportunity.

It is important to you in your career to stay connected to The FENG. Whether you are currently employed or in transition, 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.

Please join us for an evening of networking with your peers from various disciplines. Our objective is to support each other, give each member an opportunity to continually hone their networking skills, share leads and discuss general intelligence about the market.

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

REMEMBER:
- Bring a name badge and/or 'tent' to the meeting.
- Bring copies of your résumé and/or business cards.
- Polish your 90 second announcement.

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/8200+Transit+Rd,+Buffalo,+NY+14221/@42.9918903,-78.6976144,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89d375d211a3adff:0x2d56846695cc393

Indianapolis, IN Sep 29, 2016

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Wolfies Grille @ Merchants Square
11162 Keystone Way
Carmel, IN 46032
317.844.9070

Agenda

Topic: Greater Indianapolis Foreign Trade Zone, Inc. (INzone)

Speaker: Andrew Crecelius, Operations Manager, INzone

Agenda:
- 6:00 - 6:45: General Networking
- 6:45 - 7:15: Welcome and Introductions
- 7:15 - 8:00: Our Program
- 8:15 : Adjournment

Presentation:
Foreign-Trade Zone #72 is a federal program service area covering the forty-one counties in Central Indiana, administered by the Greater Indianapolis Foreign Trade Zone, Inc. (INzone). It grants companies access to establish onsite and operate/use Subzones or Usage-Driven Zones, which are designated areas considered to be outside of US Customs Territory. The FTZ program provides participating companies with special international trade-related advantages to improve their global competitive position. These advantages can include the delay, reduction, or elimination of customs duties for imports, among other benefits.

Speaker's bio:
Andrew Crecelius is the Operations Manager for INzone. With a BA in International Studies from Saint Louis University (Madrid) and an MBA candidacy with Butler University, his professional and volunteer work has included administration, program development and management, market research, marketing and business development, and organization management.

Please note: This meeting is not open to the general public. Only current or potential FENG members with approximately 15 years of finance experience are invited to attend.

Sponsor: Vaco Indianapolis

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Wolfies+Grill/@39.9612018,-86.1516216,13z/data=!4m15!1m12!4m11!1m3!2m2!1d-86.1174438!2d39.9620702!1m6!1m2!1s0x8814ada047e1eb13:0x22e793fa71014430!2s1162+Keystone+Way+N,+Carmel,+IN+46032!2m2!1d-86.1157594!2d39.960565!3m1!1s0x8814ada047e1eb13:0x22e793fa71014430

Just off East Carmel Drive.

Monmouth/Ocean, NJ Oct 1, 2016

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

London, United Kingdom Oct 3, 2016

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

1. 90 Second elevator pitch. (45")

2. Metrics - activity for the last 2 weeks. (30")
- Networking - number of e-mails/meetings/calls
- Number of company interviews
- Number of Headhunter / Agency interviews
- Number of applications for roles (adverts, job boards, etc.)

3. Open Session. Job sharing (30")
- Share job leads, networking events, other opportunities
- Share any job searching insight

4. Agree agenda for next meeting. (15")

Please RSVP: by WEDNESDAY, September 28th 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 Oct 3, 2016

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

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

Agenda

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 Oct 4, 2016

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: Planning Your Company's Exit Strategy

Speaker: Cheryl Kessler, Director at Vantage Point Advisors

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.

Our presenter will be Cheryl Kessler, Director at Vantage Point Advisors and a well-known expert and speaker in San Diego on issues related to corporate valuations. Cheryl will be speaking to us on Planning Your Company's Exit Strategy, a topic we've not had before. This will be Cheryl's second time presenting to the FENG, with her earlier having given us a very insightful talk on corporate valuation.

Details to follow.

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 Oct 4, 2016

Time

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Location

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

Agenda

Topic: TBA

Speaker: Craig Reinmuth, President, Expert Insights

Craig is a Cerified Fraud Investigator who provides litigation support to attorneys and performs forensic audits.

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

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