Sunday, March 9, 2008

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 3-9

I'm about halfway through a major survey of networking groups. Most weeks, I can do a shallow pass to see what sort of items are coming up near-term on the calendars of the groups I track. Every month or so, I need to take a longer-term view and see what sort of things are coming up six months down the horizon. I also skirt around and see if there are some new groups I should be adding. Sometimes I find out about some great activities I had never heard about.

The past few days have been very busy, doing a skit in the annual Rose Valley Folk Variety Show. It's major silliness, but it's a lot of fun and a great bonding experience with the members of the cast. I'm the "director" of my skit, and the cast includes two members of our local school board, a township director, a few members of the regional press, and numerous consultants and others spread in relatively high-level positions throughout the Philadelphia area. They'd kill me if I posted anything about the subject matter of our skit on the Internet, so you'll just have to take my word on it that our skit was wildly funny. Two people in our skit got "roses" -- the Folk's version of the Academy Award, so we are very pleased with ourselves.

I won a Rose for my skit!
Uploaded by geishaboy500

My point is, though, that this is a form of networking -- building long-term trusted relationships with people from all walks of life. I now have a whole community of people who know that I can write an outrageously funny send-up of an Amy Winehouse song!

Monday, 10-Mar

Mid-Atlantic Consultants Network -- Monthly Meeting
7:30am - Merrill Lynch, 724 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087

Women's Business Development Center -- Orientation Session
6pm - 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1124

Monthly meeting -- Financial Executives Networking Group FENG
6pm - KPMG LLP, 1601 Market Street, 36th Floor

Wayne Presbyterian Church -- Career Networking Program
7:30pm - Wayne Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Lancaster Ave, Wayne

Tuesday, 11-Mar

Sales and Marketing Executives International of Philadelphia -- How to Use Success Stories to Win More Business
7:30am - Plymouth Country Club

LeTip of Center City Philadelphia -- Weekly Meeting
11:30am - Dave and Buster's 325 North Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia

Flaster/Greenberg 2007-2008 Entrepreneur Series -- Trademark and Copyright Survival Guide
11:30am - Flaster/Greenberg P.C. Conference Center, 2nd Floor

Center City Proprietors Association -- Lunch with the CITY's LEADERS
11:45am - Brasserie Perrier 1619 Walnut Street

Cherry Hill Regional Chamber of Commerce -- Power Networking Luncheon
12pm - Coastline Restaurant, 1240 Brace Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia -- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - TAKING YOUR IDEA INTO A BUSINESS
5:30pm - Federal Reserve Bank

CFA Society of Philadelphia -- Networking Happy Hour
6pm - 333 Belrose Lane, Wayne, PA 19087

National Association of Asian American Professionals -- Introducing Filipino American Histories and Literature
6:30pm - Drexel University

Wednesday, 12-Mar

Center City Proprietors Association -- The Breakfast Club
7:45am - Tavern 17

Knowledge Management Group of Philadelphia -- KM Evolving in 2008 and Beyond: Notes from the Edges of Knowledge Theory
7:45am - St. Joseph's, City Line Avenue

PAMPI -- Strategic Communications to Reach the Executive
8am - ACE Conference Center

Network Now -- Brainstorming Breakfast
9am - Waterlillies in Lahaska, PA

BioNJ -- Challenges and Opportunities of Outsourcing to Europe
9am - Science Center, 3701 Market, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce -- 2008 Paradigm Award
11:30am - Crystal Tea Room, The Wanamaker Building

CreativeConnects -- Happy Hour
5:30pm - Alfa Bar

Philly AMA -- Value Propositions that Hook Customers
5:30pm - Hilton on City Line Ave

Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society -- Milestones: Stories of African American Women in the Media
6pm - PECO, An Exelon Company

Philadelphia Startup Leaders -- March Happy Hour
7:30pm - Undisclosed location

Thursday, 13-Mar

Bagels & Business, Cabrini College -- Reaching Your Clients With Ink
7:30am - The Mansion, Cabrini College

Drexel University, Baiada Center -- The Democratization of Entrepreneurship: Let Me In!
7:30am - George D. Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Union, Drexel

GPSEG Financial Executives Subgroup -- Record Retention
7:30am - Doubletree Guest Suites

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce -- Business Before Hours
8am - JC Melrose Country Club, Cheltenham

eWomenNetwork -- How to Overcome the Generational Divide in the Workplace
11am - Union League

PPRA -- Annual Speed Pitching Program
11:30am - World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street

Business Club of America -- Cocktail Reception
5:30pm - Bala Country Club, 2200 Belmont Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce -- City Council Reception
5:30pm - PNC Bank, Executive Dining Room

New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners -- Barbara Boggs Sigmund Awards Reception
6pm - Trenton Marriott

Friday, 14-Mar

Business Club of America -- AM Breakfast Event Featuring Coach Ken Carter
7:15am - Crystal Tea Room

IMC-Philly -- Friday Breakfast: LinkedIn - A Tool to Help You Build a Consulting Practice
7:30am - Sheraton Park Ridge, King of Prussia, PA

Rutgers University -- 5th Annual New Jersey Biomedical Engineering Showcase
7:30am - Rutgers Busch Campus Center

La Salle Nonprofit Center -- Harnessing the Power of Your Nonprofit Brand
8:30am - United Way of Burlington County

Saturday, 15-Mar

National Speakers Association -- Guerilla Marketing for the Professional Speaker with Orvel Ray Wilson
8am - Valley Forge Radisson

PACS -- Anne Chase, DriveSavers Data Recovery
8am - Upper Moreland Middle School

ASTD Organizational Development SIG -- Diagnosing Performance Problems
9:30am - Strayer University, King of Prussia

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