The FENG Charlotte, NC Chapter

Next Meeting

When:

11/16/2017 – 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)

Where:

AvidXchange
1210 AvidXchange Lane
Charlotte, NC 28206

DIRECTIONS
AvidXchange’s new headquarters is in the AvidXchange Music Factory. The following link allows you to get directions from your originating location: http://avidxchangemusicfactory.com/directions/

Agenda:

TOPIC:
“Get LinkedIn or Be LeftOut Workshop”

Cost to FENG Members: $75 paid through The FENG website when you RSVP

Out of the over 500 million people currently on LinkedIn, very few are getting all that they should from the world’s largest business-themed social media platform. Why? Because most people don’t know what they don’t know about LinkedIn. They don’t realize what a powerful tool it really is. Most people collect connections and then just hope for the best. But LinkedIn isn’t Facebook. It’s not about how many connections you have. LinkedIn is about making the right connections, and once you do, using them to propel you and your business forward.

In this intensive 2 hour workshop you will learn how to optimize your profile to increase your chances of being discovered on LinkedIn, establish yourself as a person of interest via content sharing and publishing and how to establish a vibrant and powerful network for collaboration, sales and thought leadership.

All of this will be conducted using the live LinkedIn platform. No PowerPoint.

Your instructors are Ira Bass, CEO and Linda Bass, COO of Connect To Success (www.ConnectToSuccess.biz).

After a long and distinguished career as an advertising media director, Ira founded IB Media LLC in 2007. In an effort to stimulate growth, Ira began to use LinkedIn to build his network of contacts and pursue new business opportunities.

Linda joined IB Media LLC in 2011 after the company experienced significant growth thanks in large part to connections cultivated on LinkedIn. After a lengthy career in marketing, communications, management, and new business development, Linda brings a wealth of business experience to Connect to Success.

After landing several multi-million dollar accounts as a direct result of his LinkedIn interactivity, Ira and Linda were inspired to launch Connect to Success to help other professionals achieve their own business goals. Since starting the company, they have shared their LinkedIn expertise globally with both corporations and individuals. They are passionate about conducting workshops for conferences, groups, associations and companies in a variety of industries.

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 and payment are required as we have limited seating. Please RSVP acceptance through The FENG website (www.thefeng.org). Please call Tom Maupin at 704-756-6609 or email: tmaupin@vaco.com should you have trouble going through the website.

Please call Tom Maupin on his cell phone (704) 756-6609 if you get lost or need additional information on the meeting.

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

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

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!

The regular meeting agenda will include:

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

Directions

AvidXchange’s new headquarters is in the AvidXchange Music Factory. The following link allows you to get directions from your originating location: http://avidxchangemusicfactory.com/directions/


About the Charlotte, NC Chapter

The chapter in Charlotte has over 1,100 professionals with more than half on the Alumni list (meaning -- employed or they have landed and are with a new employer).

Monthly chapter meetings are on the second Monday of the month, are casual and generally last two hours providing members time for 1:1 networking or small group gatherings for dinner or cocktails afterwards, following our featured speaker’s presentation

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

The regular meeting agenda will include:

1. Introductions for first time attendees and exchange of resumes (New attendees should bring 15 copies of your resume to share, or a brief objective and biographical summary). Bring name tent.
2. Featured Speaker (Topic) for the Evening. Will generally have 75 – 90 minutes of time.
3 Networking within Group: Sharing your 60-second announcement (optional).
4. Share individual search and success stories.
5.. Share leads - Please make an effort to identify potential leads or contacts to share.

6. Please try to be on time though we understand traffic can be a challenge.


Please mark your calendars and plan to attend! We look forward to seeing you all on the 2nd Monday evening of every month!

Chapter Leadership

Tom Maupin
tommaupin@windstream.net
(704) 756-6609
Tom is currently a Partner of VACO Charlotte, LLC., a finance, accounting and technology consulting/talent acquisition company. Tom started his career in banking in Dallas, Texas followed by a 10-year career in International Banking as manager of offices in Tokyo and Singapore. Tom is a seasoned financial executive with expertise in business development and relationship and profit center management, who has been able to successfully transition from international and corporate banking to corporate and personal trust senior management positions with Chase, First Union and First Charter Bank prior to recently changing careers to executive recruiting for finance & accounting projects. Tom has been married to his wife Judy since 1970. They have three sons, Michael, Brian and Jay. When Tom is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family. In addition, he enjoys cooking, fishing, gardening, travel, and staying active.

Tom was born in California, but grew up in Texas, and graduated from Rice University with a business degree in Commerce. After beginning his career in Texas with a major Dallas-based bank, he later was assigned to Tokyo, Singapore, back to Dallas, went to New York with Chemical Bank's Global Corporate Trust Group and came to Charlotte with First Union in 1999.

Tom was a Vice President and Director of the Securities Transfer Association in New York for 6 years. He has been a member of The Corporate Transfer Association, The American Society of Corporate Secretaries and the National Investor Relations Institute.

Since 1999, Tom has been the Chairman of the local chapter of The Financial Executive Networking Group, a 45,000 + national member networking organization and is a founder and member of the Davidson United Methodist Church Network Group, a non-denominational job search networking group.
Ken Carlson
ken.carlson917@gmail.com
(704) 655-0352
John Brader
john_brader@hotmail.com
(704) 957-1256
Phil Geissinger
Phil.Geissinger@PGConsulting.us
(603) 781-5936

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Tom Maupin
tommaupin@windstream.net
(704) 756-6609

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