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Global Meetings
Chapter/SIGMeeting Date 
Nashville, TN Feb 21, 2017

Time

7:15 AM to 8:45 AM

Location

LBMC (new facilities)
201 Franklin Road
Brentwood, TN 37027

Agenda

Topic: Best Practices for Job Search, A Brainstorming Discussion

We as senior financial executives have discovered through our own experiences the tactics and strategies that work most effectively in our search for the next opportunity. In this brainstorming session, we will compile our best practices based on our own experiences. Please come prepared to share at least 3 to 5 tactics or strategies you have found to work most effectively for you. The ideas shared will be outlined and shared with attendees after the event.

Come join us and share your experience and expertise.

Sponsor: Coffee and bagels are provided compliments of LBMC.

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/201+Franklin+Rd,+Brentwood,+TN+37027/@36.0333376,-86.7909135,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88647b25ad97909b:0xd189f0689598a698!8m2!3d36.0333333!4d-86.7887195

Instructions for parking and building entry:
Please come to 201 Franklin Road at the corner of Franklin Road and Maryland Way in Brentwood. Please park on the second floor (or P2 level) of the parking garage. Please DO NOT park on P1 /Office Visitor Parking. Take parking garage elevator (south side of garage down to the P1 level take pathway to the lobby. Once at the lobby take the elevator to the 3rd floor. The FENG meeting will be held in the Multipurpose conference room which is to the right coming off the elevators.

Charlotte, NC Feb 21, 2017

Time

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Location

McCormick & Schmick's
200 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Agenda

TOPIC:
"BITCOIN: The Internet of Money" - Presented by Mark Dukas
CPE Seminar - 2 Free CPE Credits

Vaco Charlotte is partnering with FENG Charlotte and Mark Dukhas for this installment of the Vaco CPE Series. Mark Dukas holds an undergraduate Degree in Economics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Masters of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management. He spent over 10 years with Tyco Int’l (now Johnson Controls) in field positions and consistently received top awards for achievement.

Mark specializes in the technology field and work with projects which help the adoption of Blockchain technologies in the area of fintech, autonomous organizations, smart contracts and decentralized markets. He provides consultation and assistance to cryptocurrency businesses and individual clients who are looking to become proficient with Bitcoin.

As an early adopter in Bitcoin and its technologies Mark also brings skills in financial markets and bitcoin trading arbitrage. Mark supports values of decentralization, end-to-end security, user control, and open permissionless innovation.

REGISTRATION AND ADMISSION:
While there is no cost to attend, participants must register no later than Wednesday, February 15, 2017 via the FENG website or by emailing Jennifer Christ at jchrist@vaco.com.

CPE INFORMATION:
CPE Certificates will be emailed to participants after the event.
• Program Description: What is Bitcoin and its origins; How Bitcoin can become one of the strongest assets ever created
• Learning Objectives:
Who created Bitcoin?
How does Bitcoin derive value?
What is a Blockchain?
Is Bitcoin secure?
What does bitcoin mining really mean?
What purposes does Bitcoin serve?
Real life use cases
• Delivery Method: Group-Live
• CPE Field of Study: Money & Banking
• Program Knowledge Level: Beginner
• Prerequisites: No
• Advance Preparation: No

VACO CPE EVENT QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS:

Please contact us and let us know what you think! You can also visit here to learn more about the most current CPE standards in your state. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at (704) 887-9788.
Refund Policy: Any issues or refund requests should be submitted to Jennifer Christ (jchrist@vaco.com).
We look forward to seeing you there!
Vaco is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

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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

McCormick & Schmick’s is located at the southwest corner of S. Tryon and 4th Street. The closest parking garage is the First Citizen's Bank Garage on the corner of 4th & Church (behind M&S, same building)

Lehigh Valley, PA Feb 21, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Ben Franklin TechVentures
Mountaintop campus of Lehigh University
116 Research Drive, Room 102
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Agenda

This is a joint meeting with the Lehigh Valley Business Executive Networking Meeting.

1. Attendees 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. Bring a name tag to wear and a "name" tent card to place on the table in front of you
2. If you represent a business, please bring business cards

Attire: Business casual

Directions

Directions:
http://nep.benfranklin.org/about/contact/directions-ben-franklin-techventures-and-headquarters/

Not-for-Profit Feb 21, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Brennan Center for Justice

NEW LOCATION
120 Broadway
Suite 1750
New York, NY
(between Pine and Cedar Streets)

Agenda

To be announced

Directions

Closest subway station is Wall Street on the 4 & 5 lines.

Also nearby is the Fulton Street station on the 2,3,4,5,A,C,J, and Z lines

Kansas City, KS Feb 21, 2017

Time

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Aston Carter
7900 College Boulevard, Second Floor
Overland Park, KS 66210

Agenda

Topic: Interviewing: A View from both an Employer and Candidate Perspective

Speaker: Greg Baugh, President and Executive Recruiter, GSB Search Associates LLC

Business Meeting

Agenda:
- 6:30PM to 7:00PM: Networking
- 7:00PM to 7:30PM: Announcements/Introductions
- 7:30PM to 8:30PM: Presentation
- 8:30PM to 9:00PM: Optional Networking

Greg is a long-time FENG supporter and good friend. He has attended several of our meetings where other professional recruiters and career coaches have presented their ideas. After each of these meetings Greg has wanted to share his expertise. Finally, this is our chance to hear and discuss the job search and specifically the interviewing process with Greg.

Greg has been working in the Search Industry for 23 years. During this time, he has worked with candidates at all stages of their careers and he has personally coached and educated thousands of candidates in various industries on career management, resume writing and interviewing skills. He has also consulted with some of Kansas City’s top companies helping them define search requirements and assisted them on the best approach to land the top available talent.

Greg started his career in public accounting and spent three years as the International Accounting Manager for Butler Manufacturing. Today, Greg is President and Executive Recruiter at GSB Search Associates LLC. GSB Search Associates provides specialty recruiting and consulting services for Kansas City and Regional companies.

Greg earned an under graduate degree in accounting from Emporia State University in 1988 and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas in 1995. He holds a CPA Certificate issued by the State of Kansas.

Please bring:
- Personal Contact cards
- Resume' (If you are in the hunt!)
- A Friend who might be interested in joining The FENG!

Dress: Business Casual

Directions

About a mile west of Metcalf, in the Aerotek Building.

Please Park and Enter on the North Side of the Building

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/''/Aston+Carter+7900+college+boulevard+overland+park+kansas/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x87c0ea51b4c4c1bd:0x7ca423bc326a564?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwii_NT65-fRAhUG4YMKHRSmDikQ9RcIejAL

Westchester, NY Feb 21, 2017

Time

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location

Hitchcock Church
Greenacres and Walworth Avenue
Scarsdale, NY

Agenda

If you are planning to attend, please respond NO LATER THAN February 2oth, 2017 by logging in to the FENG web site (www.thefeng.org) which will take you to your personal home page. Then, just check the box for the meeting you will be attending. You will be receiving a reminder email in advance from our new RSVP feature.

Using the new RSVP feature will allow an attending member to:
• Receive a directory of all members who plan to attend. The directory includes their backgrounds from the FENG database.
• This directory can be used for your personal networking during or after the meeting.
• Allow the chapter chair to know how many people will be attending the meeting.

No reply is needed to this announcement if you cannot attend or previously responded. If your plans change, make sure to remove your registration.

The meeting will be held at the Hitchcock Church in Scarsdale. Dress is Business Casual. All FENG members, active and alumni, are welcomed, whether or not you are a member of the Westchester Chapter. (Please do not invite candidates who may have been nominated for membership, but not yet accepted by Matt.) Alumni members are also encouraged to attend. (If you have a business challenge, you can mention that in your 45 to 60 second speech, and possibly receive advice and solutions from other talented attendees).

Please bring table tents with your name, name badges, and resumes.

Directions

The Hitchcock Church is located at the intersection of the Greenacres and Walworth Ave in the Greenacres section of Scarsdale, right off the Bronx River Parkway (BRP). It is also a very short walk from the Hartsdale Station on Metro North’s Harlem Division Line. (It is just up the block and over the Parkway from the northeast end of the station. Enter through the second door up the street doors. We will meet in the Hancock Room.)

By Train: Metro North’s Harlem Division Line to Hartsdale Train Station. Walk to the north end of station, up the hill, and over the short bridge. The Church will be directly ahead of you.

Bronx River Parkway South to Exit 16, make a left at the stop sign and cross over BRP and make a right into Church parking lot. Enter at through the large portal doors.

Bronx River Parkway North to Exit 15, make a right at the stop sign and make a left at the first traffic light. Make another left after next traffic light, proceed downhill around the church and make a left into its parking lot.

From Sprain Brook Parkway, exit for Rte. 100B Dobbs Ferry Road/Ardsley, make a left on exit and go east to the double set of traffic lights. At the second light make a right (after Texaco gas station) and continue east until you pass past Central Avenue and through the village of Hartsdale. After crossing the Metro North tracks and BRP, follow the directions as above for BRP North.

From points East of Scarsdale (including the Hutchinson River Parkway), take Exit 22 off Hutchinson Pkwy, Mamaroneck Road, and make a right of either northbound or southbound exit. Continue on Mamaroneck Road for 2-3 miles until a T intersection (Post Road). Make a left and an immediate right onto Fenimore Road. Go until the next traffic light and make a right onto Walworth Ave. At the next traffic light make a left and go around the church to its parking lot.

From the Tappan Zee Bridge: Stay on 287 east; Get off at Exit 5, 119 east. Go just past the Westchester County Center and make a left turn so that you are in front of the County Center. You will then make a quick right turn onto the Bronx River Parkway South. Take the BRP South to Exit 16 (Hartsdale Train Station), make a left at the stop and cross over BRP and, make a right into Church's parking lot

Abu Dhabi/Dubai, UAE Feb 21, 2017

Time

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

COSTA Coffee
China Court at Ibn Battuta Mall
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Agenda

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.

Please bring:
- Personal Contact cards
- Resumes (optional for the first meeting)
- Your 90-second elevator speech/personal introduction

Attire: Standard business attire or business casual.

Chapter meetings represent a golden opportunity. Your chapter leadership will be delighted to see you there.

Directions

https://www.google.ae/maps/place/Costa+Coffee/@25.044721,55.120504,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x68c3216dc249840c!8m2!3d25.044721!4d55.120504

Houston (The Woodlands), TX Feb 22, 2017

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: Succession Planning for the C Suite

Speaker: Steven Sfamenos, Director Talent Development, Career Partners International

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

CPE credit: 1 hour

Presentation:
- Outplacement & Recruiting: Trends in the local marketplace
- Employment trends in the Financial Services sector
- Succession Planning: whose job is it?
- What leaders should be doing to ensure effective Succession Planning
- How to measure return on investment (ROI) - capital and time spent developing people

Speaker's bio:
As a Human Resources Consultant, Steve provides subject matter expertise, leadership guidance and professional services to business owners, executive leadership, and managers in various industries including financial services, energy, information systems, and engineering. He possesses expertise in Strategy Development and Alignment, Talent Acquisition, Coaching, Performance Management and Leadership Development. In these capacities, Steve has become a trusted advisor to company leaders and developed results driven training programs and cultural enhancement initiatives for clients.

Steve has gained more than 25 years of relevant business experience with a focus on HR Management. His background spans all HR disciplines and includes strategies to groom the next generation of leaders, policy development, legal compliance, and risk management. Steve’s experience encompasses organizational development, start-ups, and acquisitions & divestiture projects in multiple business sectors. Steve holds a Master’s Degree in Labor Relations and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from West Virginia University. He earned an Executive Coaching certification from the University of Houston and is a licensed benefits broker.

Steven Sfamenos
Director Talent Development
Career Partners International Houston/Dallas/Austin/Louisiana
2000 Bering Drive
Houston, Texas 77057
Office: (713) 784-3197
Direct: (832) 564-1586
Cell: (713) 417-2989
Email: steven.sfamenos@cpitexla.com
Web: www.cpihouston.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-sfamenos-1454775

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.

Boston, MA Feb 22, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

150 Cambridge Park Drive
Cambridge MA

Agenda

Introducing Automation to Accounts Payable: Organizations are automating taxes, T&E, payroll, but why not accounts payable?

Presentation:

Automating the Finance Organization - will it work for you?

Presentation highlights:
• A look at how finance organizations are using automation
• Highlights from the annual Invoice-to-Pay Research Report
• A look at automation for accounts payable
• How automation enables data accuracy and reporting for the CFO

Speaker: Bill Price, CFO of MineralTree

Bill brings a history of successful financial leadership at high-growth companies to his role as CFO of Mineraltree, a company that provides accounts payable (AP) and payment automation solutions to finance professionals at mid-market organizations. As CFO at an emerging technology company with a solution built for finance departments – and a user of the company’s products – Bill has been instrumental in building MineralTree. With a leadership role that stretches across departments, Bill’s direction helps drive many facets of the company’s business.

Prior to MineralTree, Bill served as CFO at Zoominfo, a business information SaaS company. He also served as SVP Finance & Administration and CFO at MarketSoft (acquired by Unica/IBM), and before to that, worked as CFO at NextPoint Networks (later acquired by NetScout Systems), and CFO at MediQual (later acquired by Cardinal Health). Before MediQual/Cardinal Health, Bill worked as Senior Audit Manager at Arthur Andersen.


Dress: Business Casual

Directions

Susquehanna Valley, PA Feb 22, 2017

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

Long Island, NY Feb 22, 2017

Time

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

Marcum
10 Melville Park Road
Melville, NY 11747
516.653.7375

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

Agenda

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

Baltimore, MD Feb 23, 2017

Time

8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location

Ledgent Staffing
36 South Charles Street, 2nd floor conference room
Baltimore, MD 21201

Agenda

Agenda: 3 hours of FREE CPE Credit

Topics:
- ACCOUNTING: New Lease Guidelines
- AUDIT: Asking Better Questions, Getting Better Answers
- SMALL BUSINESS: Will the Entity Continue?

There are only 25 certifications available for each CPE session, so please be sure to secure your space immediately.

Breakfast is provided and the event is a great opportunity to network with local accounting & finance colleagues.

Directions

www.google.com/maps/place/36+S+Charles+St,+Baltimore,+MD+21201/@39.2879883,-76.6176525,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c803602a75e55f:0xb723dd93242fc3cb!8m2!3d39.2879842!4d-76.6154638 
- Available in Building Garage
- Meeting Held on 2nd Floor

Indianapolis, IN Feb 23, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location

MEETING CANCELLED

Agenda

MEETING CANCELLED

Directions

Tulsa, OK Feb 27, 2017

Time

11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Location

Hideaway Pizza
Cherry Street, 1419 East 15th Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

Agenda

Informal Networking Luncheon

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.

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

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/search/Hideaway+Pizza,+1419+East+15th+Street,+Tulsa,+OK+74120/@36.1326019,-96.0448496,15z

Cleveland, OH Feb 27, 2017

Time

5:45 PM to 8:00 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

Social Network event


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.

San Francisco, CA Feb 28, 2017

Time

7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Location

East Bay, SF FENG
Robert Half Offices
Bishop Ranch 3
2613 Camino Ramon
San Ramon



Agenda

Facilitator: Norbert Walz with Attila Bardos

The Discussion Topic for this meeting is
Do you have a marketing plan for 2017?

Our goal as a group is to help people evaluate their “Regular Full Time Opportunities” and go to market strategies. We discuss new technologies and how to leverage plus work on the basics of how to refine your elevator pitch. What is working for you and what is not working for you?
As our facilitator Norbert Walz has said, “the best time to look for an opportunity is when you don’t need to”. So bring to the meeting your personal and business development goals and prepare to contribute and enjoy the difference a community can bring. (comment contributed by Steve Peterson

Norbert A Walz, MBA CPA CMA
Interim CFO / Controller
9000 Crow Canyon Road - #226
Danville, CA 94506
925-216-5409 cell - norbert_walz@yahoo.com
profile - http://www.linkedin.com/in/norbertwalz

Directions

Salt Lake City, UT Feb 28, 2017

Time

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Location

U.S. Bank
170 South Main, Suite 200
Salt Lake City Utah 84101
www.usbank.com

Agenda

Third time is the charm....our apologies for having cancelled the previous two meetings...but as we all know...life sometimes gets in the way....

Agenda:
1) Welcome/Opening Remarks
2) Share ideas for Chapter’s purpose: member involvement, possible subchapters in other places in the state, quarterly meetings, topics/speakers, etc.
3) Closing remarks - decide schedule for future meetings

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.

If you would like to have someone look over your resume, please submit it to: ResumeReview@TheFENG.org.

Please bring:
- Name tent for the table
- Business card

Directions

- The parking garage is located off of 2nd South on the west side of the building.
- Parking validation will be provided
- https://www.google.com/maps/place/U.S.+Bank+Branch/@40.7654111,-111.8937943,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8752f50f0ab60d35:0xb9d1105a9e83993d!8m2!3d40.7654071!4d-111.8916003

Dallas, TX Feb 28, 2017

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

Speaker:Abby Kohut, aka "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:
- 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 flying and driving around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal.

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.

Richmond, VA Feb 28, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location

Shagbark
4901 Libbie Mill E Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230

Agenda

NEW LOCATION

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

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

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Shagbark/@37.5906835,-77.4959801,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b11440c7358d73:0x261793489216d1bd!8m2!3d37.5906793!4d-77.493786

Birmingham, AL Feb 28, 2017

Time

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location

Village Tavern
101 Summit Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 970-1640
www.villagetavern.com

Agenda

Chapter meetings represent a golden opportunity.

Please register and join us for a networking and social gathering.

Whether you are currently employed or in transition, this is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch-up with old friends and discuss any issues you have on your mind.

We will start off by meeting in the bar area which is to the right as you enter the tavern.

Attire: Casual

Directions

https://www.google.com/maps/place/101+Summit+Blvd,+Birmingham,+AL+35243/@33.4454295,-86.7336865,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x88891779845ee891:0x93c8c3ae37080548

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