Sunday, February 22, 2009

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 2-22



We seem to be experiencing technical difficulties tonight. Google Calendar isn't cooperating, so I haven't been able to assemble my usual TWIP list of events. Instead, I point you directly to the source I use to find my events: the Basecamp Business calendar on the MAC Alliance web site.

I've prepared a query to show all events this week within 25 miles of 19106. You can adjust it by clicking Advanced Search and filtering events by subject, location, date, etc.

Among the more interesting-looking meetings this week:


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Sunday, February 15, 2009

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 2-15


I'm definitely noticing an increase in the number of events that touch on the "how to survive tough times" theme -- whether that is starting your own consultancy, starting a company, getting a job, selling more, or cutting costs. There is definitely a focus to things these days. To be honest with you, I am actually encouraged by this.

Where there is discontinuity, there is opportunity. This is a period of creative destruction -- where new things are being created just as the old is being destroyed. The news is focusing on the destruction. It's up to you to go find the creation.

Networking can help you get out there and find the opportunity that no one else recognizes. Don't wait to hear about it in the news. Find it now by talking to people yourself.

There's also a number of "chasing the Winter blues" events happening, too. Have a luau. There's even a meeting for aspiring pinball wizards. It can't all be gloom and doom.


Monday, Feb 16

Meetup.com -- Women for Women Networking
6:30pm – 8pm - Private Yardley, PA 19067

Tuesday, Feb 17

GNPCC -- GNPCC Breakfast Meeting: STOP Selling and Close MORE Sales
8:30am – 10am - Hampton Inn Philadelphia NE 1329 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA 19020

VANJ -- VANJ Luncheon: Growth Strategies in a Tough Economy
11:30am – 2pm - Marriott Hanover 1401 Rt 10 East Whippany, NJ 07981

GVFHRA -- The Entrepreneurial Leap: How To Start A Human Resource Consulting Business
5:30pm – 8:30pm - Sheraton Park Ridge 480 North Gulph Road King Of Prussia, PA 19406

GPPN -- Post-Valentine's Day Networking Mixer
6pm – 8:30pm - La Bourse Bar (at the Sofitel) 120 South 17th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Free Library of Philadelphia -- How to make money NOW and long term in consulting
6:30pm – 9pm - The Free Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine Street Room 108 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Meetup.com -- The Philadelphia Entrepreneur February Meetup
6:45pm – 9pm - Inquirer Building Schuylkill River Rd Public Room Conshohocken, PA 19428

Wednesday, Feb 18

Eastern Technology Council -- Cost-Effective IT Strategies
8am – 10am - Drexel University LeBow College of Business/Malvern Facility Two West Liberty Boulevard Malvern, PA 19355

EFSNJ -- SBA Lending
8am – 10am - Samuel H. Jones Innovation Center 107 Gilbreth Parkway Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

BOMA -- Dr. Mark Alan Hughes Director of the Mayor's Office of Sustainability
11:30am – 1:30pm - The Union League of Philadelphia 140 South Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19102

PDMA -- It's Noon, Do You Know How Your Marketing Campaign is Doing?
11:30am – 2pm - Crowne Plaza Philadelphia Main Line 4100 Presidential Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19131

CCPA -- Lunch with the CITY's LEADERS with Senator Larry Farnese & State Rep. Babette Josephs
11:45am – 1:30pm - The Vesper Club 223 South Sydenham Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

ATA -- Social Media: Consumer Interaction and The Digital Age
3:30pm – 8pm - World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

Digital Delaware -- Shake the Winter Blues Networking Mixer
5:30pm – 7:30pm - Pizza by Elizabeth's 4019 Kennett Pike Wilmington, DE 19807

Empowerment Group -- Bright Ideas Business Workshop
6pm – 8pm - Northern Liberties Community Center 700 N. 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19123

WBF -- Conflict Resolution: Dealing with difficult people
7:30pm – 9pm - James Lorah House 132 North Main Street Doylestown, PA 18901

SBN -- SpeedCrewing II
8:30pm – 10:30pm - Johnny Brendas 1201 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125

Thursday, Feb 19

Relevante, Inc. -- Accounting Technology Symposium
All Day - The Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley Malvern, PA 30 East Swedesford Road Malvern, PA 19355

Association for Corporate Growth -- ACG Philadelphia Breakfast Briefing: Growing a Company in Greater Philadelphia - How We Compare
7:30am – 9am - Top of the Tower 1717 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

IBA -- LGBT Business Brown Bag
12pm – 1:30pm - William Way LGBT Community Center 1315 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

NJTC -- NJTC Life Science Industry Luau
2pm – 6pm - Deloitte 750 College Road East Third Floor Princeton, NJ 08540

Main Line Chamber of Commerce -- Chamber University: Surviving & Thriving in a Slowdown Part II
4pm – 6pm - Main Line Chamber Conference Center 175 Strafford Ave., Suite 130 Wayne, PA 19087

Temple University Fox School of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute -- Management and Team Building Business Plan Workshop
4:30pm – 6pm - Temple University, 503d Alter Hall 1810 N. 13th St. Philadelphia, PA 19122

Philadelphia SHRM -- Career Management Forum: Work Life Balance
5:30pm – 7:30pm - One Comcast Center 1701 JFK Boulevard Training Room 42M

IABC Phila -- Taking Advantage of Social Media for Business
6pm – 8pm - Exelon Generation 300 Exelon Way Kennett Square, PA 19348

Wharton Health Care Business Conference
6pm – 9pm - Park Hyatt at the Bellevue 200 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

Friday, Feb 20

Fairleigh Dickinson University -- Get Stimulated
7:30am – 9:30am - Fairleigh Dickinson University 285 Madison Avenue Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall Madison, NJ 07940

Wharton Health Care Business Conference
8am – 6pm - Park Hyatt at the Bellevue 200 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

ChemPharma -- Career Transitioning / Protecting Your Finances: Philadelphia Chapter Meeting
9am – 12pm - Career Concepts 4 Sentry Park East Suite 100 Blue Bell, PA 19422

PhillyCHI -- Joint PhillyCHI IDSA Happy Hour
6pm – 8pm - Mad River Bar & Grille 126 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, Feb 21

ASTD -- OD SIG: Improving Employee Engagement
9:30am – 12pm - Strayer University 234 Mall Boulevard King Of Prussia, PA 19406

ASTD -- Career Transitions: Getting Your Foot in the Door with a Powerful Resume/Creating Your Job Search Marketing Tool
9:45am – 11:45am - Strayer University 234 Mall Blvd. just behind the King of Prussia Mall King of Prussia, PA 19406

Sunday, Feb 22

MakePhilly -- Make Philly Meeting: Pinball Wizards, Extended Challenge
3pm – 6pm - University of the Arts 333 S. Broad Street, Anderson Hall 4th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102

Photo lovingly ripped off from the Make:Philly web site. Copyright Aaron Weber.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 2-8

Monday Feb 9

Mid-Atlantic Consultants Network -- Email vs. Direct Mail: Which Works Better?
7:30am – 9am -- Merrill Lynch 724 West Lancaster Avenue Wayne, PA 19087

Tuesday Feb 10

SMEI -- Live Ammo Marketing Lab
7:30am – 10am -- Plymouth Country Club 888 Plymouth Road Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Private Investors Forum -- PIF Breakfast
7:45am – 9:30am -- Pepper Hamilton LLP 3000 Two Logan Square Eighteenth and Arch Sts. Philadelphia, PA 19103

Women of Wit and Wisdom -- Early Bird Breakfast and Business Card Exchange
8am – 9am -- Pyramid Club 1735 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

GPCC -- Mayoral Luncheon
11am – 1:30pm -- Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 1201 Market Street Grand Ballroom Philadelphia, PA 19107

Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia -- Building and Managing an Entrepreneurial Team in 2009
5:30pm – 8:30pm -- The Federal Reserve Bank 10 Independence Mall

CFAP -- Networking Happy Hour
6pm – 8pm -- Tir Na Nog 1600 Arch St Philadelphia, PA 19103

LinkedIn Live Philly - Winter '09
6pm – 8:30pm -- Great American Pub 123 Fayette St Conshohocken, PA 19428

Wednesday Feb 11

SMPS -- Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Outlook 2009
5pm – 7:30pm -- Philadelphia, PA 19106

Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology -- Entrepreneurial Skills Workshop - "How to Grow and Keep Business During a Challenging Economy"
6pm – 8:30pm -- Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology 3225 Arch Street, G-55 Wedge Classroom Philadelphia, PA 19104

ASTD -- Minimizing an Often Overlooked Obstacle to Good Performance
6pm – 8:30pm -- Hilton Garden Inn 1100 Arch Street 10th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107-2956

Philly Startup Leaders — Happy Hour
7:30pm – 9:30pm -- University City Science Center 3711 Market Street, 8th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19104

Thursday Feb 12

Eastern Tech Council -- Tech CEO Roundtable: What is the Up Side to a Down Market -- Doing More with Less
8am – 10am -- Novitas Capital 1200 Liberty Ridge Drive, Suite 310 Wayne, PA 19087

CFAP -- Maneuvering Through a Credit Winter
12pm – 1:30pm -- Racquet Club of Philadelphia 215 South 16th Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

Temple University Fox School of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute -- Strategy and Business Model Business Plan Workshop
4:30pm – 6pm -- Temple University, 201 Speakman Hall 1810 N. 13th St. Philadelphia, PA 19122

Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science -- Amar Bhidé: The Venturesome Economy
4:30pm – 6pm -- Princeton University Sherrerd Hall, Room 101 Princeton, NJ 08544

CCPA -- Speed Biz
5:30pm – 7pm -- Rembrandt's Restaurant and Bar 741 N. 23rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19130

German American Chamber of Commerce -- Hax'n Essen
6pm – 8pm -- City Tavern 138 S 2nd St Philadelphia, PA 19106

IABC Phila -- How to Make Your Press Release Thrive Online
6pm – 8pm -- La Salle University Montgomery County Center 4000 Chemical Road Suite 110 Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Empowerment Group -- Legal Workshop
6pm – 8pm -- Community College of Philadelphia 1700 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, PA 19130

Meetup.com -- The Philadelphia Entrepreneur February Meetup
6:45pm – 9pm -- Inquirer Building Schuylkill River Rd Public Room Conshohocken, PA 19428

Friday Feb 13

University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business -- Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference 2009
10am – 7pm -- Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 1201 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Saturday Feb 14

IMC-Philly -- Management Consulting: Dream Job, or Worst Nightmare?
7:30am – 12pm -- ACE Conference Center, Business Center 800 Ridge Pike Lafayette Hills, PA 19444

Flaster/Greenberg -- Southern New Jersey Go Red for Women Luncheon
10am – 2:30pm -- The Westin Hotel 555 Fellowship

Sunday, February 1, 2009

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 2-1


It's Ground Hog Day! (The day is halfway between the first day of Winter and the first day of Spring, so by definition you are going to have 6 more weeks of Winter.)

There's a couple of new groups in this week's calendar -- some are new, and I suppose some of them are only new to me. Enjoy, even so. The Renewable Energy Business Network is holding its inaugural meeting -- it's sold out, but the second meeting is in March. The Jewish Business Network and Professional Convention Management Association and the Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group are all new to me, though I suppose they've been around before. Jeff Pulver is in town with another of his Social Media Breakfasts, though for some reason he's not allowed to call them Social Media Breakfasts. The last one was a lot of fun and I recommend it highly.


Monday, Feb 2

GVFHRA -- Career Development Meeting
5:30pm – 8pm - Right Management Offices 400 Berwyn Park 899 Cassatt Road, Suite 120 Berwyn, PA 19312

Empowerment Group -- Business Start Up 101
6:30pm – 8pm - Donatucci Branch Free Library 1935 Shunk Street Philadelphia, PA 19145

Tuesday, Feb 3

FSI -- First State Innovation's Friends of FSI Breakfast Showcase
7:15am – 9:30am - Wilmington Club 1103 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE 19801

DVIRC -- Six Sigma Roundtable Breakfast
8am – 10:30am - DVIRC 2905 Southampton Road Philadelphia, PA 19154

Eastern Tech Council -- Green IT - CIO Institute Event
8:30am – 10:30am - Sungard Higher Education, Conference Room, Client Presentation C Three Country View Road Malvern, PA 19355

Renewable Energy Business Network -- Cleantech Investment Forum and REBN Inaugural Meeting
4pm – 7:30pm - Blank Rome LLP One Logan Square Marvin Comisky Center Philadelphia, PA 19103

PAMA -- 7th Annual Super Bowl Smackdown
6pm – 9pm - Dave and Buster’s 325 North Columbus Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19106
Ladies Who Launch -- Ladies Who Launch Incubator Intensive
6:30pm – 8:30pm - 1616 Walnut Street Suite 1407 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Wednesday, Feb 4

Womens' Business Forum -- Qualify, Close, THEN Present... Stop Doing Unpaid Consulting
8am – 9am - James Lorah House 132 North Main Street Doylestown, PA 18901

GPCC -- Building Brands Without Breaking the Bank
8am – 10am - Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce 200 South Broad Street; 7th Floor DiBona Room Philadelphia, PA 19102

Breakfast with Jeff Pulver (and friends) in Philadelphia -- The Only Breakfast with Real-Time Social Tagging
8am – 10am - WolfBlock 1650 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Square 2 Marketing -- How to Drive Sales Using the Internet
8am – 11am - Main Line Chamber of Commerce 175 Strafford Avenue Wayne, PA 19087

World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia -- Sustainable Energy: From Global Evolution to Local Execution
8am – 3pm - Drexel University, Creese Student Union Complex 3210 Chestnut St. Behrakis Grand Hall Philadelphia, PA 19213

Jewish Business Network -- JBN Luncheon: Ira Lubert, Co-Founder, Lubert-Adler
12pm – 1:30pm - Temple University Center City 1515 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19102
Professional Convention Management Association -- Chapter Meeting: Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale?
5pm – 7:30pm - Doubletree Hotel 237 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

GPCC -- Business After Hours
5pm – 7:30pm - Domus 3411 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group -- Networking Event
6pm – 8pm - Sheraton Philadelphia City Center 17th and Race Sts. Philadelphia, PA 19103

Thursday, Feb 5

PDMA -- PDMA Breakfast Meeting: Get to Know the USPS Intelligent Mail Barcode System
7:30am – 9am - Associates Graphic Services 100 Rogers Road Wilmington, DE 19810

Eastern Tech Council -- Seeking Success by Learning From Others
8am – 10am - The Desmond Hotel

DVIRC -- Six Sigma Roundtable Breakfast
8am – 10:30am - Radnor Valley Country Club 555 Sproul Road Villanova, PA 19085

BioSP -- CFO: Bookkeeper or Financial Leader?
8:30am – 11am - Citizens Bank Gateway Center 3025 Chemical Road Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

ACG -- DealMakers' PE Workshop: Best Practices in Lender Negotiations for Underperforming Companies
4pm – 7pm - Loews Philadelphia Hotel 1200 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Temple University Fox School of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute -- Competitive Analysis Business Plan Workshop
4:30pm – 6pm - Temple University, 201 Speakman Hall 1810 N. 13th St. Philadelphia, PA 19122

Drexel University's Lebow College of Business -- Philadelphia Drexel Alumni Reception
5pm – 8pm - Continental Mid-town 1801 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
Philadelphia 100 Alumni Association -- VIP Cocktail Reception
5:30pm – 7:30pm - Kildare's Irish Pub 4417 Main Street Philadelphia, PA 19127

Friday, Feb 6
GPCC -- Owners Only: HR, Managing Legal Matters
8am – 11am - Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce 200 South Broad Street DiBona Room Philadelphia, PA 19102
NAWBO Philly -- Satellite NAWBO Monthly Meetings
9am – 10am - Various location around the region
ChemPharma -- Managing Your Performance: Philadelphia Chapter Meeting
9am – 12pm - Career Concepts 4 Sentry Park East Suite 100 Blue Bell, PA 19422
ASTD -- The Consultants` Forum SIG: Video for Consultants: Technology Breakthroughts Help You Reach Out to Clients and Prospects
9am – 12pm - Strayer University 234 Mall Boulevard King Of Prussia, PA 19406

Saturday, Feb 7

International Association of Business Communicators Phila -- Informal IABC Networking Cafe - Audubon, PA

9:30am – 11am - Panera Breads 601 South Trooper Road Norristown, PA 19403

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