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Global Meetings
Chapter/SIGMeeting Date 
Indianapolis, IN Mar 30, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

MEETING CANCELLED

Agenda

MEETING CANCELLED.

Looking forward to seeing you in April at a new location.

Directions

Monmouth/Ocean, NJ Apr 1, 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 Apr 3, 2017

Time

7:15 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

Near Pickerman's Deli, Room 140, 701 Xenia Ave, Golden Valley, MN. The meetings are held in a meeting room that is adjacent to Pickerman's Deli

Agenda

First Monday FENG / FEI Minneapolis Career Transitions Group Networking Meeting

Objective: To connect financial executives who are in transition from different industries, for the purpose of networking toward gainful employment for all attendees. Attendees are all working to find the next opportunity (all jobs are temporary) and we like to encourage everyone who attends to offer up to the group any opportunities that you know about which do not fit your background, or that you have no interest in pursuing.

To-Do's: Please prepare a brief summary of your background to present to the group. Please be prepared to discuss your target industry, size, whether private or public, location preferences; and describe your goal for your next opportunity.

Who Should Attend? This meeting is open to all financial executives including the directors, managers and above that report to the office of the CFO.

Directions

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


London, United Kingdom Apr 3, 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

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, March 15th 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 Apr 3, 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 Apr 4, 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: "Rising Strong"

Speaker: Randy Noe, former senior financial executive and longtime executive coach

Our presenter will be Randy Noe, former senior financial executive, longtime executive coach, and a popular speaker in southern Cal -- known to many of our members -- in the area of getting and keeping your personal and working life on track.

Randy will be speaking to us on the subject of "Rising Strong" -- how to come back from any of life's failures or disappointments, and how to bounce back even more strongly than before, by cultivating a spirit of resiliency in ourselves and others.

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: As usual, we will have breakfast refreshments for all attendees.

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 Apr 4, 2017

Time

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Location

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

Agenda

Title: Economic Outlook for 2017

Speaker: Justin Cairns, Financial Advisor with Raymond James

Presentation:
1. Overall market and economy outlook for 2017
2. Market winners and losers for 2017
3. Positives and/or negatives with the Trump administration

Speaker's bio:
Justin focuses on partnering with executives to develop tailored wealth strategies that are centered on his clients’ retirement and charitable goals. He believes that financial education is instrumental in helping people navigate through market volatility and creating income outside of the current low interest rate environment.

Justin has extensive experience being a resource for the legal community. He is currently a member benefit provider for the State Bar of Arizona in regards to long-term care insurance for all attorneys and their families. He is a member of the Central Arizona Estate Planning Council, and is the exclusive financial advisor who sponsors the North Phoenix Bar Association since their inception in 2010.

Justin currently manages approximately 30 retirement plans in both the for-profit and non-profit community. He has been in the industry for over 8 years, and is on the Private Planned Giving Board for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Originally from Wisconsin, Justin has been in the financial services industry since 2006 where he began his career at Northwestern Mutual in Phoenix, AZ. Justin came to Arizona in 2003 where he quickly understood the value of building and preserving long term relationships. He soon met Tom LaPorte, and 3 years after graduating from Arizona State University with a concurrent degree in Management and Marketing, he followed Tom to Raymond James and Associates. He currently resides in Scottsdale, AZ and enjoys bowling, hiking, and soccer in his spare time.

Justin Cairns, CLU®, ChFC® , AIF®
Financial Advisor
Raymond James
14850 N Scottsdale Rd Suite 155 Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Team Website: www.justin-cairns.com

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 Apr 4, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Giant Food Store
315 York Road
Community Room, 2nd Floor
Willow Grove, PA 19090

Agenda

The meeting will start at 6:00 P.M. 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.

BE SURE TO BRING YOUR RESUME OR ONE PAGE MARKETING PIECE! As well as a name badge and name tent for the table.

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

Your chapter leadership will be delighted to see you there.

Dress: business casual

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/GIANT+Food+Store/@40.1465518,-75.1169542,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c6b02e97c28a7b:0x65d3c7d67d14a03


Princeton, NJ Apr 4, 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.

Los Angeles (South Bay), CA Apr 5, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Toyota USA Auto Museum
19600 Van Ness
Torrance, CA 90501
310 468-4728
Networking and a light meal will start at 6 PM.

Agenda

Thanks to Retirement Benefits Group and RSM for generously sponsoring our events.

Presentation- We are all in Sales; Are you an Influencer?

Are the skills that got you to the C-Suite enough now that you are there? Today's C-Execs and VPs have more challenges than ever. The technical skills that helped you climb the ladder won't alone suffice, and outside that box are expectations of offering strategic insights that contribute to the landscape at large.

You will learn -
- The art of being an Influencer
- How to be a visible Senior Thought Leader across multiple disciplines.
- How to build rapport and be seen by all as one who can play different roles, appreciate perspectives of other Execs, and ultimately build allegiances.
Join us for a lively discussion and gain “X” factor that could mean your long-term career security.

Speaker- Deborah Kantor – Kantor Sales Training

Deborah Kantor, founder of southern California based Kantor Sales Training, has mentored and trained many along her four-decade-long sales career path. With 25 years in the Executive Staffing space, Deborah worked directly with a wide range of businesses from startups to Fortune 500 companies regarding the growth and culture of their businesses. She coached hundreds of fast tracking execs on their journey to climb the C-Suite ladder.

Most recently, Deborah worked with a 100-person real estate company who never had a professional sales training platform. After 24 months, she directly impacted the success of those who trained with her with an average increase of 107% in their sales results. Her teachings were not on how to sell more homes, it was on teaching the concept of sales which is truly about influence - if a customer was going to buy or sell, influencing their decision as to who they were going to commit to working with. That lesson applies to everyone, across all business demographics, in any discipline.

Directions

Approximately 6 blocks south of 190th Street. Exit the 405 at Western, go west to Van Ness and turn left to the Museum.

Free parking is available in front and back of the building.

Miami (Palm Beach/Treasure Coast), FL Apr 5, 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.

Asset Management Apr 6, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

NEW YORK CITY LOCATION
Hinduja Group Offices
520 Madison Ave, 34th FLOOR
New York, NY

Agenda


Doors open at 5:30PM

Directions

Philadelphia-Downtown, PA Apr 6, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

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

Agenda

Leveraging LinkedIn & Social Selling Techniques for Power Networking and Job Search

Featuring Speaker, Bobbie Foedisch, a VP of Relationship Marketing at CCI Consulting


With 450+ million LinkedIn members globally, 150+ million in the US alone and 2 new users every second, LinkedIn has become the most powerful professional network available to us today.

This interactive discussion will explore the powerful ways in which leveraging LinkedIn and Social Selling techniques can build power networks, open more doors, and maximize opportunities. Bobbie Foedisch’s “traditional networking meets modern day technology” approach will bridge the gap between on-line social networking and face-to-face social networking, building tangible relationships and creating more opportunities, while positioning you as a resource and thought leader to your network. And don’t forget about personal branding. Often times, your LinkedIn profile is your first impression. Make it a good one.

Bobbie is a national key-note speaker, published author; contributing blogger; Adjunct Professor at Temple University and Alumni Trainer at Seton Hall University. Bobbie specializes in helping career transitioners, executives, and sales teams maximize efforts through the intersection of face-to-face networking combined with LinkedIn techniques. Her customized programs and processes help build a power network, and become a resource and thought leader.

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 Apr 6, 2017

Time

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

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

Agenda

April 6, 2017 – Alyssa Gelbard – ”Optimizing Your Personal Brand” - Bethlehem Lutheran Church- Ridgewood, NJ

Whether you're looking for a job, board role or new business, it's important to optimize your personal brand and communicate it in a strong and consistent manner. In this interactive session, we'll cover ways to strengthen your brand across your LinkedIn profile, bio, resume, social media accounts and emails. We'll also explore perspectives you may not have considered when networking, interviewing or attending meetings, and how your professional image and personal style reflect your brand as well.
Alyssa Gelbard is the Founder and President of Resume Strategists Inc., a leading career consulting and personal branding firm that works with individuals and organizations. With a strategic and highly personalized approach, Resume Strategists helps executives and experienced professionals confidently market themselves to achieve their career goals. Working with Resume Strategists enables clients to establish a strong personal brand and make powerful first impressions on prospective employers and professional contacts.
Alyssa is a sought-after expert on career advancement and personal branding, known for her highly personalized and strategic approach to working with clients. With a background in strategic marketing and branding, and experience hiring and managing staff for the majority of her career, Alyssa brings a unique perspective to career consulting. She leads a talented Resume Strategists team that provides a superior client experience during all phases of client engagement. Alyssa conducts presentations and workshops on a variety of career advancement topics for companies, professional associations and nonprofits. She is a recurring featured speaker at The 92nd Street Y and NYU’s Center for Career Development, and a repeat guest lecturer at Tufts University. Alyssa has also been a mentor and speaker at the non-profit Dress for Success, providing career and professional development guidance. She is an elected member of the Tufts University Alumni Council and has been an alumni interviewer for Tufts prospective students for almost 20 years. Her expertise in career advancement and personal branding has been featured in Fast Company, Inc., Huffington Post, Forbes, Business Insider, CIO, The Street and eFinancial Careers, among many other publications.
Alyssa has an MBA in Marketing from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a BA in Sociology from Tufts University.

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

St. Louis, MO Apr 8, 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.

Los Angeles (Orange County), CA Apr 11, 2017

Time

8:15 AM to 9:15 AM

Location

Webster University
32 Discovery, Suite 250
Irvine, CA
Please park behind the building in deference to the tenants.

Agenda

Speaker TBA

NOTE: Doors open at 8AM

Directions

San Francisco, CA Apr 11, 2017

Time

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location

Robert Half Management Resources
50 California Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA


Agenda

5:30-6:00 PM – Networking
6:00-7:00 PM – Michael Kinstlick’s Presentation
7:00-7:30 PM – Networking

Guest Speaker: Michael Kinstlick, Head of Standards Setting Organization, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)

Topic: Sustainability Accounting – Accounting for a Sustainable Future

Speaker Bio:

As Head of Standards Setting, Michael oversees research, analytics, consultation, and codification and maintenance of the SASB standards. Michael’s career spans functions and industries. He has worked predominantly in Finance, including almost a decade at quantitative equities firm AXA Rosenberg with roles in both core research and helping manage billions-of-$ in Long/Short strategies. He has most recently served as the founding CEO of Coppersea Distilling, a field-to-glass farm distillery in NY’s Hudson Valley. He graduated cum laude in Economics and Philosophy from Columbia before graduate school at Northwestern (MS, Industrial Engineering) and UC Berkeley (MBA, Haas School of Business).

One (1) hour of Accounting and Auditing (A&A) CPE Credit will be granted to all attendees of the presentation.

Please RSVP no later than Monday, April 10th at 9AM.

Food and refreshments will be provided by Robert Half Management Resources.

In order to ensure that the catering order reflects the true number of attendees, if you have RSVP’d but will not be able to attend the meeting, please cancel your RSVP no later than Monday, April 10th @ 9 AM. Although there were 20 attendees for Abby’s presentation earlier this month, 10 members who RSVP’d did not attend. Thank you very much for your cooperation.





Directions

Houston, TX Apr 11, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

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

Agenda

Topic: LinkedIn - GET OFF YOUR ASK

Speaker: Michelle Peavy, Rimi and Co.

What you will learn
- How to ASK for what you want.
- The top 3 main components of your LinkedIn Profile.
- Using your LinkedIn Headline to create an ASK statement.
- Why your Headshot can make or break your LinkedIn profile.
- How to use your LinkedIn summary to tell your story.
- Increase visibility and expand your connections.

Michelle is the owner of Rimi and Company, an executive recruiting firm in Houston and Calgary. She is an Inspirational Speaker, Motivator, Mentor, Salsa Performer and singer of the National Anthem for the NBA Houston Rockets.

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


6:00-6:40 Informal networking
6:40-6:45 Chapter announcements
6:45-7:00 New member introductions
7:00-8:00 Michelle Peavy

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


Directions

Call 713-547-4400 (For Directions Only)

From the 610 loop & Post Oak Boulevard exit, stay on southbound feeder road. The Marriott Hotel is on the right hand side, just past the intersection with Hallmark Drive but before the intersection with San Felipe. Park in the hotel car park on the south side of the property.

London, United Kingdom Apr 11, 2017

Time

6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Location

Shampers Restaurant
4 Kingly Street
London W1B 5PE UK

tel #: 0207 437 1692

Agenda

This evening will be sponsored by The Consultancy Group represented by Christian Pampellone and Phil Dye, Co-Founders.
The format will be the same as in the past, namely:
1. There will be a fixed price to the meal of £40 including wine.
2. The meal will include starter, main course & coffee
3. We will sit down sharp at 7:00pm and hope to be finished by 9:30pm.

This will allow networking before & after the meal and those with early trains will be able to catch them.

As usual we have reserved a table for dinner at Shampers restaurant. We will be in the downstairs part of the restaurant.

So please:
- bring some cash as it is BYOD (Buy Your Own Dinner)

Directions

Restaurant is just off Regent Street round the back of Hamleys.

Charleston, SC Apr 11, 2017

Time

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Crowne Plaza
4831 Tanger Outlet Boulevard, Plantation Board Room
North Charleston, SC 29418

Agenda

Topic: Effective Networking

Speaker: Christina Lock, Chief Executive Officer and Talent Recruiter at Catch Talent

Speaker's bio:
Christina is an entrepreneur, leader, human resources executive, and public speaker with a proven track record of building companies and driving results. As CEO of Catch Talent, Christina leads the delivery of recruiting and employer branding services to growing technology, manufacturing, and government contracting companies. Prior to launching Catch, she was a founding member and Vice President of HR and Recruiting at SPARC, where her team hired over 300 Team Members in less than five years. Christina has also held leadership, recruiting, and business development positions at ARAMARK and Aerotek. Christina serves on the advisory boards of Charleston Women in Tech and The Iron Yard, is a member of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance’s steering committee, and has spoken at SHRM, DIG South, Pecha Kucha, and the College of Charleston. She mentors entrepreneurs and professionals through the Harbor Entrepreneur Center and Charleston Young Professionals.

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

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