Sunday, March 29, 2009

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 3-29


On Thursday, Philly Startup Leaders will be hosting the Entrepreneurs Expo, a great place to see what businesses are being started in Philadelphia and, if you have started a business, to show yours off. I plan to be there myself, demo'ing the Basecamp Business calendar, as entrepreneurs are a key market segment for us.

There are some great meetings this week on how to network better, negotiate better, survive better, get things done better, grow your business better, and even strike out on your own in business.


Monday, Mar 30

Mid-Atlantic Consultants Network -- First Annual Awards Celebration
6pm – 9pm - The Farmhouse 12 Great Valley Parkway Malvern, PA 19355

IdeaBlob.com -- BlobLive Philadelphia
6pm – 9pm - Helium Comedy Club 2031 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tuesday, Mar 31

On Demand Conference
All day - Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

Kane Partners LLC -- "State of the Region & Outlook" by Philadelphia Business Journal & " How to Survive & Thrive" by Square 2 Marketing
3pm – 6pm - Blue Bell Country Club 1800 Tournament Drive Blue Bell, PA 19422

Free Library of Philadelphia -- Clinic for Small Businesses and Start-ups
6:30pm – 8:30pm - Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central 1901 Vine St 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

Meetup.com -- SEO Grail March Meetup
7pm – 9pm - ScreenMatter 2 E. Lancaster Avenue Ardmore, PA 19003

Wednesday, Apr 1

On Demand Conference
All day - Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

Kelleher Associates -- Execunet
7:30am – 9am - Park Ridge Hotel 480 N. Gulph Road Park Ridge, PA 19406

CCPA -- The Breakfast Club
7:45am – 9am - Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse 111 South 17th Street 2nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103

Women’s Business Forum -- Negotiate Better: How to Avoid Tricks and Beat Hardballers
8am – 9am - James Lorah House 132 North Main Street Doylestown, PA 18901

Kelleher Associates -- Execunet Senior Roundtable Meeting
9:30am – 11am - Park Ridge Hotel 480 N. Gulph Road Park Ridge, PA 19406

GPPCMA -- Emotional Resiliency at Work
5pm – 7:30pm - Loews Hotel Philadelphia 1200 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

ASTD -- Getting Things Done: A Proven System - Presented by Danny Bader
6pm – 8:30pm - Hilton Garden Inn 1100 Arch Street 10th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107-2956

Thursday, Apr 2

On Demand Conference
All day - Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

Philadelphia Company of Friends -- 2nd CoF Social Network Breakfast
7:30am – 9am - Starbucks, Wayne, PA

Ladies Who Launch -- Ladies Who Launch Incubator Intensive
8am – 10am - 123 Chesnut Street Suite 204 Philadelphia, PA 19106

Wayne Tarken's World of Leadership -- Business Sale Growth Session
8am – 10am - Pyramid Club 1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103

Wharton SBDC -- Gaining Ground in an Economic Slowdown
8:30am – 10:30am - Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, 3620 Locust Walk Room 1203 Philadelphia, PA 19104

Network Now -- Effective Networking
9:30am – 11:30am - Saxby's 22 N. Main St. Doylestown, PA 18901

Sustainable Business Network -- Solar Now: Solar Power is Finally Affordable in Pennsylvania
5:30pm – 8pm - The Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19103

Career Potential, LLC -- Unemployment Wars - The Entrepreneur Strikes Back
5:45pm – 8pm - Fox Rothschild LLP Eagleview Corporate Center 747 Constitution Drive, Suite 100 Exton, PA 19341

National Speakers Association-MAC -- Book Yourself Solid Lead Generation and Marketing
6pm – 8pm - Private Doylestown, PA 18901

Philly Startup Leaders -- Entrepreneur Expo
6pm – 9pm - Science Center 3711 Market St. 8th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19104

Friday, Apr 3

National Association of Women Business Owners Philly -- Satellite NAWBO Monthly Meetings
9am – 10am - Held around the city

ASTD -- Consultants SIG Meeting: Business and Marketing Planning for your Consulting Practice
9am – 12pm - Strayer University 234 Mall Boulevard King Of Prussia, PA 19406

Saturday, Apr 4

IABC Phila -- CORPORATE COMMUNICATORS CONNECTION - IABC Philly’s Informal Networking Gathering
10am – 11:30am - Chestnut Hill Coffee 8620 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118

Monday, March 23, 2009

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 3-22

Tue Mar 24

Renewable Energy Business Network -- Second REBN Meeting: the Impact of the Stimulus Package on Renewable Energy, Clean Technology and Energy Conservation
6pm – 8pm - Maia Restaurant 789 East Lancaster Avenue Villanova, PA 19085

Philly Ad Club -- Young Professionals: Build a Network--Bowl a Strike
6pm – 8pm - Lucky Strike Lanes 1336 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19107

IdeaBlob.com -- Bloblive Philadelphia (Conshohocken)
6pm – 9pm - Great American Pub 123 Fayette Street Conshohocken, PA 19428

Wed Mar 25

Early Stage East -- Part I — Lessons Learned: Entrepreneurs who have raised venture capital in these economic times

7:30am – 10am - Blank Rome LLP One Logan Square Marvin Comisky Conference Center Philadelphia, PA 19103

Philadelphia SHRM -- Recruiting, Retention and Succession Planning
7:30am – 11:30am - Loews Philadelphia Hotel 1200 Market Street Philadephia, PA 19107

Society for Marketing Professional Services -- Principal's Forum: Generation Gap in the Workplace
8am – 10am - The Union League of Philadelphia 140 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

WBF -- Special Hands-On Session on Using Google for Business - SOLD OUT
9am – 12pm - James Lorah House 132 North Main Street Doylestown, PA 18901

FundingPost -- PA Early-Stage Venture Event
2pm – 6pm - WolfBlock LLP 1650 Arch Street, 22nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103

ISES -- FRESH! 2009
5pm – 9pm - Cruise Terminal at Navy Yard 5100 South Broad Street Building

PPRA -- From PRactice to PRo: Standing Out With What You Know
5:30pm – 8pm - PECO 2301 Market Street Energy Hall Philadelphia, PA 19103

PDMA -- Getting And Keeping The Job You Love!
6pm – 8pm - Arcadia University 450 S. Easton Road Rose Room in the Grey Towers Castle Glenside, PA 19038

Women of Wit and Wisdom -- Super Networking Event
6pm – 8pm - Pyramid Club 1735 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

GPCC -- YPN @ WHYY
6pm – 8pm - WHYY, Inc. 150 N. 6th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

SBN -- Meet Me in a Minute
6pm – 8pm - Joe Coffee Bar 1100 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

Thu Mar 26

Chariot Solutions -- 4th Annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference
All day - Philadelphia Marriott West 111 Crawford Avenue West Conshohockent, PA 19428

Diverse Philly -- Breakfast with Fran Tarkenton
7:30am – 10am - Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce 200 South Broad Street; 7th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Arts & Business Council -- Board Governance Workshop for the Arts
8:45am – 12:15pm - Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce 200 South Broad Street; 7th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103

CCPA -- Lunch with the CITY's LEADERS with Gary Steuer
11:45am – 1:30pm - Le Bec Fin 1523 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

Temple University Fox School of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute -- Legal 101 for Entrepreneurs Business Plan Workshop
4:30pm – 6pm - Temple University, 201 Speakman Hall 1810 N. 13th St. Philadelphia, PA 19122

Temple University Fox School of Business -- Fox Corporate Speakers Series: "Going Green, Growing Strong"
6pm – 8pm - The Union League of Philadelphia 140 Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19102

NAWBO Philly -- Past President's Panel
6pm – 8pm - Margaret Kuo's 175 E. Lancaster Ave. Wayne, PA 19087

PANMA -- Social Media Demystified!
6:30pm – 8:30pm - University City Science Center 3711 Market Street, 8th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19104

Fri Mar 27


Chariot Solutions -- 4th Annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference
All day - Philadelphia Marriott West 111 Crawford Avenue West Conshohockent, PA 19428

World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia -- Briefings and One-On-One Appointments
All day - Chester County Economic Development Council 737 Constitution Avenue Eagleview Corporate Center Exton, PA 19341

PBJ -- March Book of Lists 101
8:30am – 9:15am - Philadelphia Business Journal Office 400 Market St. 1200 Philadelphia, PA 19106

Drexel University's Lebow College of Business -- 2009 Academic Conference on Corporate Governance
8:30am – 4pm - Pearlstein Business Learning Center 3218 Market Street Room: 45 Philadelphia, PA 19104

Sat Mar 28

HealthCamp Philadelphia -- HealthCamp Philadelphia
8am – 5pm - Thomas Jefferson University, Hamilton Building 1071 Locust Street 5th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107

NWCT -- Rebounding, Renetworking, Reenergizing IT for 2009
8:30am – 10:30am - PECO an Exelon Company 2301 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19103

ITAG -- G.E.T.T. (Girls Exploring Tomorrow's Technology)
9am – 2:30pm - Downingtown Educational Center 335 Manor Avenue Downingtown, PA 19335

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Radio Conversation on Networking


I was a guest on Todd Cohen’s “Let’s Talk Sales Culture” call-in BlogTalkRadio show a few days ago, talking about “Sales Culture and Networking”. I was thrilled to have Steve Smolinsky as a fellow guest. It has been a goal of mine to be on a panel with Steve, who literally wrote the book on networking with his Conversation on Networking partner Kay Keenan.

I invite you to listen to the show using this player or download it to your player of choice.



The radio show itself was a testament to networking, as the four of us had all met through networking. We have all since developed very deep and mutually beneficial business relationships with each other. Todd and I met almost two years ago at an event hosted by Ford Myers. I met the producer of the show, Steve Lubetkin of Professional Podcasting, at BlogPhiladelphia. John Moscatelli had told me the week before in a one-on-one meeting that I should meet Steve, and I suddenly found myself standing next to Steve while we were getting coffee.

As you listen to the show, you will hear Steve Smolinsky and I get into a discussion of how we met. It is interesting that we have different perspectives on how we met. Steve remembers that we were introduced through a strong referral by Jen Antonio Lim, who was co- leader of the at-that-time-very-active Purple Cow Brainstorming Circle. I remember that Steve sent me an e-mail asking if he could post a reference to his newly published book in this blog. Jen later told me she had sent an e-mail to the Philadelphia Company of Friends group telling them about my blog, which is how Steve heard of me. However it happened, Steve and I decided to meet for lunch.

I take a couple of lessons from this “how we met” story:

  • When you meet someone, there are a lot of different “currents” that have worked to bring the two of you together. Don’t depend on one activity to work for you. Do a variety of things: meet with people for one-on-ones, attend events and conferences, use social media, volunteer, write articles, speak. You will find that it all starts to work together to be “greater the sum of the parts,” as the saying goes.

  • Referrals from a trusted third-party make all the difference.

  • Taking a leadership role in a community, or communities, virtual or otherwise, can help you gain referrals from trusted third parties.

  • In the long run, it doesn’t really matter how you meet. It is the relationship you build over time that makes the real difference.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 3-15


I guess everyone is out drinking for Saint Patrick's Day on Tuesday, because there really isn't much going on that day, networking-wise. We make up for it on Wednesday and Thursday, with metaphorical events dealing with challenged CFOs, leaky profits, economic moats, entrepreneurial fishbowls, successful leaders, and engaged employees.



Monday, Mar 16

MobileMonday MA -- Social Networking and Entertainment: A Mobile Perspective
5:30pm – 8:30pm - g Lounge 111 S. 17th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

IMC-Philly -- Winning Strategies & Tactics for Marketing & Selling Consulting Services
5:30pm – 8:30pm - Double Tree Guest Suites Hotel 640 W. Germantown Pike Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Wednesday, Mar 18

The CFO Alliance -- CFO Alliance Roundtable: How Will The Challenges CFOs Face Today, Shape What They Do in 2014?
7:30am – 9:30am - Philadelphia Country Club 1601 Spring Mill Road Gladwyne, PA 19035

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce -- Montgomery County Breakfast, Building a Powerful Region
8am – 10am - Talamore Country Club 723 Talamore Drive Ambler, PA 19002

Entrepreneurs Forum of Southern NJ -- Intellectual Property Issues
8am – 10am - EDA Waterfront Technology Center at Camden 200 Federal Street Camden, NJ 08103

PICPA -- Plug Your Profit Leaks: Ways to Significantly Save Time and Money
8am – 4pm - Wildwood Conference Center Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA 17110

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Mid-Atlantic -- How to Get Your News Story Online
8:30am – 10:30am - Loews Philadelphia Hotel 1200 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Center City Proprietors' Association -- Lunch with the CITY's LEADERS with Jim Donovan
11:45am – 1:30pm - Le Bec Fin 1523 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

Jewish Business Network -- JBN Power Luncheon: Richard Green, President and CEO, Firstrust Bank
12pm – 1:30pm - Temple University Center City 1515 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19102

CFAP -- Durable Competitive Advantages: Using Economic Moats to Improve Investment Returns
12pm – 1:30pm - Racquet Club of Philadelphia 215 South 16th St Philadelphia, PA 19102

K HR Solutions -- The Strengths and Styles of Successful Leaders
1pm – 5pm - Indian Valley Country Club 650 Bergey Road Telford, PA 18969

PAMPI -- March Monthly Meeting
4:30pm – 8:30pm - Dolce Valley Forge 301 W. Dekalb Pike King Of Prussia, PA 19406

Digital Delaware -- Capitalizing Innovation
5:30pm – 7:30pm - Arsht Hall, University of Delaware Wilmington Campus 2600 Pennsylvania Avenue Wilmington, DE 19806

Ladies Who Launch -- The Art of PR: From the Inside Out
6:30pm – 8:30pm - Lauren Albert Communications 1616 Walnut Street Suite 1405 Philadelphia, PA 19103

PSL -- Philly Startup Leaders Fishbowl
7pm – 8:30pm - University of the Arts 211 South Broad Street The Terra Building, Room 1106 and 1107 Philadelphia, PA 19102

Womens Business Forum -- Build Your Business Seminar
7pm – 10pm - James Lorah House 132 North Main Street Doylestown, PA 18901

Thursday, Mar 19

Relevante, Inc. -- Human Capital Management 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: Economic Impact of Sports on the Region
7:30am – 9am - Philadelphia Country Club 1601 Spring Mill Road Gladwyne, PA 19035

PHRPS -- The New Innovation Mindset: How Creativity and Innovation Fuel Company Growth and Drive Employee Engagement
7:30am – 9:30am - The HUB Circa Center 2929 Arch Street Suite 200 Philadelphia, PA 19104

Women Inventing Next and Eastern Tech Council -- More Than "Just Friends": The Impact of Social Networking on Business
7:30am – 10:30am - Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP; 1735 Market Street, 51st Floor; Philadelphia, PA 19103

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce -- Business Before Hours
8am – 9:30am - Cherry Hill Mall 2000 Rt. 38 Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

PRSA -- Philly PRSA Hosts First-Ever Event for the Out of Work
11:30am – 1:30pm - The Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce 200 South Broad Street; 7th Floor DiBona Room Philadelphia, PA 19102

eWomen Network -- eWomenNetwork "Accelerated Networking" Luncheon
11:30am – 1:30pm - Union League of Philadelphia 140 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

Independence Business Alliance -- LGBT Business Brown Bag: The Dos and Don’ts of Owning a Business
12:30pm – 2pm - William Way Community Center 1315 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia -- Chinese Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) Delegation
2pm – 3:30pm - Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce 200 South Broad Street; 7th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102

The CFO Alliance -- DealSource: Connect with the Region’s Leading Investors
4pm – 6pm - Overbrook Golf Club 799 Godfrey Road Villanova, PA 19085

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

The CFO Alliance -- RSM McGladrey March Madness Kickoff Party
5pm – 10pm - Overbrook Golf Club 799 Godfrey Road Villanova, PA 19085

ASTD -- eLearning SIG: Podcasting 101 with Kaliym Islam
6pm – 8pm - La Salle University Bucks County Center 33 University Drive Newtown, PA 18940

Friday, Mar 20

IABC Phila -- Writing for the Web
7:30am – 9:30am - Hub Cira Center 30th Street Station Philadelphia, PA 19104

Main Line Chamber of Commerce -- FOCUS: Achieving Your Highest Priorities
8am – 4pm - Main Line Chamber Conference Center 175 Strafford Ave., Suite 130 Wayne, PA 19087

Main Line Chamber of Commerce -- Non-Profit Roundtable
8:30am – 10:30am - Main Line Chamber Conference Center 175 Strafford Ave., Suite 130 Wayne, PA 19087

Career Potential, LLC -- 10 Vital Strategies to Maximize Your Career Success
9am – 11:30am - Radnor Financial Center 150 N. Radnor-Chester Road Suite F-200 Radnor, PA 19087

ChemPharma -- Exit Stories and References: Philadelphia Chapter Meeting
9am – 12pm - Career Concepts 4 Sentry Park East Suite 100 Blue Bell, PA 19422

Saturday, Mar 21

National Speakers Association-MAC -- How to Re-Think Your Way to Speaking Success
8am – 12pm - Penn State Great Valley 30 E. Swedesford Rd. Room 130/131 Malvern, PA 19355

ASTD -- OD SIG Meeting: Results Based Measures - A teambuilding case study
9:30am – 11:30am - Strayer University 234 Mall Boulevard King Of Prussia, PA 19406

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 3-8

I got a nice note the other day from the Wayne Presbyterian Church, asking me to tell folks about the Career Networking meeting they will be holding on Monday, March 9. This is a follow-up to a session they had with Tom Lombardi a few weeks ago. I overheard a few people talking about this session, and they apparently loved it (from what I overheard). Wayne Presby has a meeting every week, but this Monday's session is focused specifically discussing the ideas Tom Lombardi outlined.

Monday, Mar 9


Mid-Atlantic Consultants Network -- Panel of Consulting Experts on Pricing
7:30am – 9am - Merrill Lynch 724 West Lancaster Avenue Wayne, PA 19087

Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology -- Concept Competition Finalist - Elevator Pitch
5pm – 7pm - Drexel University Matheson Hall 3220 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

WBDC -- FastTrac New Venture
6pm – 9:30pm - Women's Business Development Center 1315 Walnut St. Suite 1124 Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Stuzo Group -- Philadelphia Facebook Garage
6pm – 10pm - 1426 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

Wayne Presbyterian Church -- Career Networking Program
7:30pm – 9pm - Wayne Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Lancaster Ave, Wayne

Tuesday, Mar 10

World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia -- Due Dilligence in China
All day - World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, Two Penn Center 1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 305 Philadelphia, PA 19102

Delaware State Chamber of Commerce -- Networking Breakfast at the Food Bank of Delaware
7:30am – 9am - Food Bank of Delaware 14 Garfield Way Newark, DE 19713

SMEI -- The Seven Communication Killers
7:30am – 9:30am - Plymouth Country Club 888 Plymouth Road Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

GPSEG Supply Chain and Operations Subgroup
7:30am – 10am - Marriott Conshohocken 211 Crawford Ave. W. Conshohocken, PA 19428

Private Investors Forum -- PIF Breakfast
7:45am – 9:30am - Montgomery, McCracken, Walker

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

NAWBO Philly -- Think Spring with IKEA
8am – 10am - IKEA 400 Alan Wood Rd. Conshohocken, PA 19428

GVFHRA -- Controlling Benefit Costs
8:30am – 11:15am - Tozour-Trane Corporate Facility 741 1st Ave King Of Prussia, PA 19406

NAWBO Philly -- New Member Coffee with the President, Philadelphia Chapter
10am – 11:30am - IKEA 400 Alan Wood Rd. Conshohocken, PA 19428

CCPA -- Lunch with the CITY's LEADERS with Joanne Davidow
11:45am – 1:30pm - Le Bec Fin 1523 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

Flaster/Greenberg -- Franchises and Franchising - Where to Start?
12:30pm – 3pm - Commerce Center 1810 Chapel Ave. West Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia -- What's New in Pennsylvania's Economic Development Initiatives?
5:30pm – 8:30pm - The Federal Reserve Bank 10 Independence Mall

Ladies Who Launch -- Ladies Who Launch Incubator Intensive
6:30pm – 8:30pm - 1616 Walnut Street Suite 1407 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Wednesday, Mar 11

CIO Perspectives Forum

7:30am – 4:15pm - The Hyatt Regency Philadelphia 201 South Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19106

ITAG -- Effective Personal Management
7:45am – 9:30am - Chester County Economic Development Council 737 Constitution Drive Exton, PA 19341

CFAP -- Suburban Luncheon: Outlook on the International Space for 2009 and Beyond
12pm – 1:30pm - Philadelphia Country Club 1601 Spring Mill Road Gladwyne, PA 19035

Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia -- Technology Connector volunteer orientation session
5:30pm – 7pm - Comcast Center One Comcast Center Philadelphia, PA 19103

CreativeConnects -- Creative Connects Happy Hour
5:30pm – 8pm - Alfa Bar - Walnut Room 1709 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA 19103

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

Thursday, Mar 12

Saint Joseph's University, Haub School of Business -- Food Industry Summit
8am – 5pm - Saint Joseph's University, Wolfington Teletorium 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131

GPCC -- 2009 Paradigm Award
11am – 1:30pm - Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 1201 Market Street Grand Ballroom Philadelphia, PA 19107

SBN -- Philadelphia Circle of Entrepreneurs
5:45pm – 8pm - Kaffa Crossing Coffee House 4423 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Empowerment Group -- Bright Ideas Business Workshop
6pm – 8pm - Wholefoods Market 125 S 52nd St Philadelphia, PA 19139

Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology -- Entrepreneurial Skills Workshop - "Managing Your Time for Profits"
6pm – 8:30pm - Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology 3225 Arch Street, G-55 Wedge Classroom Philadelphia, PA 19104

Friday, Mar 13

CEO Think Tank's Third Annual "Growth Strategies" Summit Breakfast featuring Aldonna Ambler
7:30am – 10am - Union League of Philadelphia 140 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

Saturday, Mar 14

ASTD -- Career Transitions: Everyone is in Sales: Using Smart Sales Techniques in Career Transition
9:45am – 11:45am - Strayer University 234 Mall Blvd. just behind the King of Prussia Mall King of Prussia, PA 19406

Sunday, March 1, 2009

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 3-1




Monday, Mar 2

Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology -- Concept Competition Finalist - Elevator Pitch
5pm – 7pm - Bossone Research Enterprise Center 3120 Market Street Auditorium Philadelphia, PA 19104

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

SMART Business Advisory and Consulting, LLC -- Getting Hired in a Tough Economy
5:30pm – 8:30pm - SMART Business Advisory and Consulting, LLC 80 Lancaster Ave Devon, PA 19333

Empowerment Group -- Empowerment Group Business Start-Up 101
6pm – 8pm - Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library 125 S. 52nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19139

Tuesday, Mar 3

Philly NetSquared -- Net Tuesday: Extreme Makeover: Web Strategy Edition
6pm – 8:30pm - Buffalo Billiards 118 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Wednesday, Mar 4

Saint Joseph's University, Haub School of Business -- THE CONSUMER ROLLERCOASTER: Marketing Strategies for Turbulent Times
All Day - Sheraton Philadelphia City Center 201 N. 17th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Company of Friends -- CoF Social Network Breakfast
7:30am – 9am - Villanova University 800 Lancaster Avenue Villanova, PA 19085
Women’s Business Forum -- WBF Build Your Business Seminar
8am – 11am - James Lorah House 132 North Main Street Doylestown, PA 18901

MAC Alliance -- MAC Alliance Entrepreneur Series Event featuring Square 2 Marketing and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP MoneyTree Series Event
8:30am – 10:30am - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Offices Two Commerce Square 2001 Market Street, Suite 1700 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Philadelphia Commercial Development Corporation -- How to Recession Proof Your Business with Smart Marketing
5:30pm – 7:30pm - Philadelphia Commercial Development Corporation 1441 Sansom Street Philadephia, PA 19102

PA Bio -- 2009 Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration
6pm – 7pm - Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel 17th and Race Sts. Philadelphia, PA 19103

Green Drinks Delaware Valley -- One Green Night a Month
6pm – 8pm - Various places around the area (double check this -- they say they do it first Tuesday of every month, but the web site doesn't list a March date)

Thursday, Mar 5

Saint Joseph's University, Haub School of Business -- THE CONSUMER ROLLERCOASTER: Marketing Strategies for Turbulent Times
All Day - Sheraton Philadelphia City Center 201 N. 17th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

PAMPI -- Basic Ingredients Workshop: The Essentials to Site Selection
8:15am – 9:45am - Maggiano's Little Italy 205 Mall Blvd. King Of Prussia, PA 19406

CCPA -- Lunch with the CITY's LEADERS with Peter Luukko
11:45am – 1:30pm - The Vesper Club 223 South Sydenham Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

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

Drexel University's Lebow College of Business -- Main Line Drexel Alumni Reception
6pm – 8pm - Nectar 1091 Lancaster Avenue Berwyn, PA 19312

Philadelphia Ad Club -- 2009 ADDY AWARDS Dinner
6:30pm – 10pm - Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia, PA 19101

Friday, Mar 6

NAWBO Philly -- NAWBO Monthly Meeting

9am – 10am - Various places around the area

ChemPharma -- Philadelphia Chapter Meeting
9am – 12pm - Career Concepts 4 Sentry Park East Suite 100 Blue Bell, PA

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