Sunday, June 28, 2009

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 6-28



Happy 4th of July! Naturally, there's not a lot happening networking-wise after Wednesday, so enjoy your holiday. We've already gone to one fireworks display last Saturday, and we're looking to do at least one more, if not more.

Mon Jun 29

ITAG -- Web Optimization Training
8am – 4pm - WCU Graduate Business Center 1130 McDermott Drive West Chester, PA 19380

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

Tue Jun 30


Conversation on Networking -- Networking In These Times: Becoming More Effective
7:30am – 10am - Looking Glass Pond 800 Alexander Road Princeton, NJ 08540

MLCC -- Experience Leadership Main Line
8am – 9:30am - Valley Forge Military Academy, Wayne PA

Cisco Systems Inc. -- Green IT Forum: Sustain and Save
8am – 3pm - Penn State, Great Valley Conference Center 30 East Swedesford Road Malvern, PA 19355

CCPA -- Summer City Stroll
5:30pm – 7pm - Le Bec-Fin 1523 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

Independence Business Alliance -- South Jersey Business Networking Mixer
6pm – 8pm - Kitchen 233 233 Haddon Avenue Westmont, NJ 08108

Wed Jul 1

WBF -- How to Write a Great Speech
8am – 9am - James Lorah House 132 N. Main St. Doylestown, PA 18901

Wayne Tarken's World of Leadership -- Executive Peer Group Session
8am – 11am - Training Resource Group 123 S. Broad Street Suite 1325 Philadelphia, PA 19109

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 6-21



If you are feeling stressed out about your networking, Wayne Presbyterian's weekly career networking group is holding an "Attitude Maintenance & Stress Management" session on Monday. A Licensed Counseling Psychologist, a Stress Management Specialist & certified Yoga Therapist (not sure if that is one, two or three people) will be on hand to demonstrate some proven strategies for positive self-talk to boost your mood, improve your outlook, and keep you moving forward. Further, you’ll learn techniques for deep relaxation and understand the important relationship between sleep, nutrition, and stress.

Here are some other things happening around the area:


Mon Jun 22

YPN -- YPN Golf Outing
11:30am – 8pm - Bala Golf Club 2200 Belmont Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131

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

Tue Jun 23

ITAG -- Evolve or Die: How Organizations Use Project
7am – 9am - Chester County Economic Development Council 737 Constitution Dr Exton, PA 19341

Delaware State Chamber of Commerce -- Sales Prospecting, How to Empty and Fill your Sales Funnel
8:15am – 10:30am - DSCC Board Room 1201 N. Orange Street - 1st Floor Wilmington, DE 19801

PPRA -- 2009 Annual Meeting
5:30pm – 7:30pm - Loews Philadelphia Hotel 1200 Market Street 33rd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Ultimate Networking Event
6:30pm – 9pm - Kildare's Irish Pub 826 Dekalb Pike King Of Prussia, PA 19406

Wed Jun 24

WBF -- Career Discovery Workshop for Adults
7am – 7:45am - Central Bucks West High School 375 W. Court St. Doylestown, PA 18901

Wayne Tarken's World of Leadership -- Mark Servodidio, EVP, Avis Budget - HR-CEO Roundtable
8:15am – 11am - The Union League of Philadelphia 140 South Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19102

BioSP -- Making BioSp Work for YOU!
3:30pm – 5:30pm - Lankenau Institute for Medical Research 100 Lancaster Avenue The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Conference Center - Room 101A Wynnewood, PA 19096

GVRCC -- Plan for Exceptional Opportunities
5pm – 7:30pm - Phoenixville Foundry 2 N. Main Street Phoenixville, PA 19460

PhillyCHI -- Kyle Soucy: Trends in Usability Testing
6pm – 8pm - Wharton School of Business, John M. Huntsman Hall, Room F30 3730 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

NAAAP -- The Evolution of a Business Idea
6pm – 8pm - PGW Corporate HQ 800 W. Montgomery Ave Philadelphia, PA 19122

ISES -- 2009 Liberty Awards Gala
6pm – 11pm - Park Ridge Hotel

Free Library of Philadelphia -- High Impact, Low Budget Marketing
6:30pm – 8pm - Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Thu Jun 25

Wayne Tarken's World of Leadership -- CEO Women's Club: Colleen Barret, President, SouthWest Airlines
8am – 11am - Rohm & Haas

CFAP -- The Coming Wave of Consolidation in the North American Oil and Gas Producing Sector
12pm – 1:30pm - Philadelphia Racquet Club 215 S. 16th Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

National Black MBA Association, Philadelphia Chapter -- NBMBAA Networking Happy Hour
5pm – 8pm - NBMBAA Networking Happy Hour - World Café Live 3025 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

Women of Wit and Wisdom -- Ancient Wisdom to Improve Modern Living
5:30pm – 8pm - Pyramid Club 1735 Market St. 52nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103

PhIMA -- Happy Hour at the Public House
6pm – 9pm - Public House at Logan Square 2 Logan Square Philadelphia, PA 19103

Fri Jun 26

CCEDC -- ITAG - IT for the Non-IT Business Leader
7:45am – 12pm - Chester County Economic Development Council 737 Constitution Drive Exton, PA 19341

ChemPharma -- ChemPharma Philadelphia Chapter Meeting
9am – 11:30am - Career Concepts 4 Sentry Parkway East (Suite 100) Blue Bell, PA 19422

Empowerment Group -- Women Entrepreneurs' Circle: Celebrating Neighborhood Women in Business
7pm – 9:30pm - Angler Movement Arts Center 1550 E. Montgomery Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19125

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 6-14


Happy Flag Day.

Not much going on Monday or Friday, but there's a whole lot stuffed into Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The DVIRC is opening up a new network group for manufacturers from Upper Bucks and Montgomery Counties, with the first meeting on Tuesday morning. The new Philadelphia area chapter of the National Business Marketing Association is holding its 2nd kick-off meeting at Kildare's in King of Prussia, one of several meetings taking place there. There's also an interesting-sounding get-together called "The Business of Sports Networking Event."

On top of this, there's the Wharton Leadership Conference, a face-off between an entrepreneur and a VC at the Venture Association of New Jersey (VANJ) luncheon, and a whole bunch of networking mixers, including the Philadelphia SHRM networking event, which for some reason has been one of the most-viewed events on the Basecamp Business Calendar for several months now.


Tue Jun 16

GPCC -- Women Take Charge: Steps for Getting What You Want Out of Life
8am – 10:30am - Rittenhouse Hotel 210 West Rittenhouse Square Grand Ballroom Philadelphia, PA 19103

DVIRC -- Executive Network Breakfast
8am – 10:30am - Revival’s Restaurant 4 South Ridge Road Perkasie, PA 18944

University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business -- 13th Annual Wharton Leadership Conference
8am – 6pm - John M. Huntsman Hall, Wharton School of Business 3730 Walnut Street Ambani Auditorium (Room G6) Philadelphia, PA 19104

Team and a Dream -- Twitter-LinkedIn: A Hands-On, Business Building Workshop
9:30am – 12pm - Temple University - Center City Campus 1515 Market St. Room 620 Philadelphia, PA 19102

VANJ -- Entrepreneur vs. the Investor: the battle of the deal negotiation
11:30am – 2pm - Marriott Hanover 1401 Rt 10 East Whippany, NJ 07981

CFAP -- The Recession: How Deep, How Long and What Caused It?
12pm – 1:30pm - Hotel du Pont 1100 N Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801

NJBIA -- Employer Legislative Committees (ELC) Dinner
5pm – 8pm - Hyatt Regency Princeton 102 Carnegie Center Princeton, NJ 08540

NWCT -- Annual Female Executive Roundtable
6pm – 9pm - Yangming 1051 Conestoga Rd. Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

The Business of Sports -- The Business of Sports Networking Event
6:30pm – 8pm - McCormick & Schmick's

Wed Jun 17

NJTC -- NJBIN Linkages Program for Entrepreneurs
2pm – 4pm - Waterfront Technology Center 200 Federal Street Camden, NJ 08103

PAMPI -- 31st Annual Awards Gala
3pm – 8:30pm - Hyatt Regency Philadelphia 201 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19106

BMA -- National Business Marketing Association Kick-off Mixer
5:30pm – 7:30pm - Kildare's Irish Pub 826 Dekalb Pike King Of Prussia, PA 19406

TechForum DE: June 17 - Summer Networking Mixer
5:30pm – 7:30pm - Harry's Savoy Grill 2020 Naamans Road Wilmington, DE 19810

Philadelphia SHRM -- Philadelphia SHRM Networking Event
5:30pm – 8pm - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 34th Street and Civic Center Blvd Abramson Research Building Lobby Philadephia, PA 19104

GPPN -- GPPN Networking Mixer
6pm – 8:30pm - Water Works Restaurant 640 Water Works Drive Philadelphia, PA 19130

Philly Startup Leaders -- Entrepreneur Unplugged: Rafi Spero of Neat Company
7pm – 8pm - University of the Arts 320 South Broad Street Hamilton Hall Philadelphia, PA 19102

WBF -- The Seven Keys to Legal Success as a Businessperson
7:30pm – 9pm - James Lorah House 132 N. Main Doylestown, PA 18901

Thu Jun 18

ACG -- ACG Philadelphia Breakfast Briefing: Perspectives from Strategic & Financial Acquirers
7:15am – 9am - Philadelphia Country Club 1601 Spring Mill Rd Gladwyne, PA 19035

Eastern Tech Council -- Initiatives to Enhance Post Market Safety and Prepare for Innovative Technologies
8:30am – 10:30am - Drexel University, Lebow College of Business/ Malvern Facility 2 West Liberty Boulevard, 2nd Floor Malvern, PA 19355

IABC Phila -- Improve Your Communications by Acknowledging the Power of Emotions
8:30am – 10:30am - TBD

World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia -- WTCGP Breakfast Briefing
9am – 12pm - Delaware River Port Authority One Port Center 2 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ 08101

IBA -- LGBT Business Brown Bag: Successful Job Searches and Transitions
12:30pm – 2pm - William Way Community Center 1315 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Empowerment Group -- Emergency Preparedness for Small Businesses
6pm – 7:30pm - United Way 7 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia, PA 19103

PhillyCHI -- PhillyCHI Happy Hour
6pm – 8pm - Kildare's Irish Pub 826 Dekalb Pike King Of Prussia, PA 19406

Philly Ad Club -- Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour
6pm – 8pm - Triumph Brewery 117 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Innovators Club -- Tracking and Utilizing the Maze of Social Media to Advance your Business
6pm – 9pm - The Great American Pub 123 Fayette St Conshohocken, PA 19428

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 6-7

Mon Jun 8

Mid-Atlantic Consultants Network -- The “Benefit” of Benefit Communication
7:30am – 9am - Merrill Lynch, 724 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087

Solar Energy Industries Association -- PV America Conference and Trade Show
9am – 8pm - Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

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

WBF -- Workshop: How to be Comfortable in Your Own Skin, Anytime, Anywhere
7:30pm – 9:09pm - The Resiliency Center, LLC 602 S. Bethlehem Pike Building B Ambler, PA 19002

Tue Jun 9


Sales and Marketing Executives (SMEI) -- Social Media: What is it & How should I use it?
7:30am – 9:30am - Plymouth Meeting Country Club 888 Plymouth Rd Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

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

Kane Partners LLC -- "How to Market Your Company on the Internet"
3:30pm – 6pm - Blue Bell Country Club 1800 Tournament Drive Blue Bell, PA 19422

Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia -- Social Networking and the Entrepreneur
5:30pm – 8pm - The Federal Reserve Bank 10 Independence Mall

Innovation Philadelphia -- Keith Ferrazzi Presents Who’s Got Your Back
6pm – 8pm - Park Hyatt 200 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

Early Stage East 2009 Opening Reception & Gala
6:30pm – 9pm - ESE -- Early Stage East 2009 Opening Reception - Hotel Dupont

Wed Jun 10


Early Stage East 2009
8:30am – 5pm - Hotel Dupont

GPSEG -- The Case for Wellness: Why Employee Health Matters to Your Bottom Line
5:30pm – 8:30pm - Tavistock Country Club 100 Tavistock Ln Haddonfield, NJ 08033

ASTD -- Crucial Conversations: How to Get the Best Ideas When the Stakes Are High
6pm – 8:30pm - Hilton Garden Inn 1100 Arch Street 10th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107

Philly Startup Leaders -- Happy Hour - Networking Event
7:30pm – 9pm - University City Science Center 3711 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

Thu Jun 11


PAMPI -- Social Event Planning
8:15am – 9:45am - Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia 237 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

NAWBO Philly -- Annual Recognition Meeting: Success of a Serial Entrepreneur
8:30am – 10:30am - CBIZ 401 Plymouth Road, Suite 200 Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Science Center -- Smart Talk - Free Seminar
9:30am – 11am - University City Science Center 3711 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

NAWBO Philly -- NAWBO - New Member Coffee
10:45am – 12pm - CBIZ 401 Plymouth Rd. Suite 200 Plymouth Meeting, PA 19428

Philadelphia Ad Club -- Movers and Shakers Luncheon Honoring Lew Klein, Gerry Lensfest and Brian Roberts
11:30am – 2pm - Loews Philadelphia Hotel 1200 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

PBJ -- Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in South Jersey
11:30am – 2pm - The Merion Route 130 South Riverton, NJ 08077

CCPA -- Lunch with the CITY's LEADERS with Derek Gillman
11:45am – 1:30pm - Table 31 1701 JFK Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19103

French American Chamber of Commerce -- Private Viewing of Napoleon Exhibit
6pm – 8pm - National Constitution Center 525 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106

Fri Jun 12


CCPA -- Brown Bag Braintrusts - The Ergonomic Stimulus Package
12pm – 1:30pm - CCPA Offices 1528 Walnut Street 12th Floor conference room Philadelphia, PA 19102

Sat Jun 13


Career Transitions -- Career Development and Social Media
9:45am – 11:45am - Villanova University 800 E. Lancaster Avenue CEER Building 001/bottom level Villanova, PA 19085

National Black MBA Association, Philadelphia Chapter -- Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) - Showcasing our Students
10:30am – 12pm - Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 3730 Walnut Street Jon M. Huntsman Hall Philadelphia, PA 19104

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 5-31

My goodness! Is it Tuesday already? And I forgot to post! I was totally tied up on Sunday and simply unable to post. Then Monday, and now Tuesday, rolled around, and I didn't get to the post because, after all, that's something I do on Sunday and it was now Tuesday. Thanks to all of you who sent me note wondering what happened. It's nice to know that you find this useful.

And you know you can always find these events on the Basecamp Business web site, which is now found on the MAC Alliance, Select Greater Philadelphia, Ben Franklin Technology PArtners, South Jersey Technology Park, Hershey Center for Applied Research, and soon many others.

Anyway, much sorry for not getting this out on Sunday. There's a LOT happening this week, with the MAC Alliance Luncheon, the Baiada Center 2009 Entrepreneur Conference, The Governor’s Entrepreneurial Business Conference, just to name a few. There's also barbecues, open hacks, camps, and sparglefests, for those in a lighter moods.


Mon Jun 1

CCPA -- Brown Bag Braintrusts - Take a Break From Stress
12pm – 1:30pm - CCPA Offices 1528 Walnut Street 12th Floor conference room Philadelphia, PA 19102

GoodCompany Ventures -- GoodCompany Ventures Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
1pm – 2pm - GoodCompany Ventures 4747 S. Broad Street, building 101 Philadelphia, PA 19112

Spark! Networking -- Spark! Entrepreneurial Conference
5pm – 9pm - The Huba Cira Center 2929 Arch St. Mezzanine Lower Level Philadelphia, PA 19104

GPCC -- YPN Event at Ralph's Café
6pm – 8pm - Ralph's Cafe 1701 JFK Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tue Jun 2

ETC -- Virtualization Technology Conference
7:30am – 4:30pm - Penn State Great Valley Campus 30 E. Swedesford Road Malvern, PA 19355

SBN -- Philadelphia Material Project: Redeveloping Local Manufacturing Infrastructure
9am – 12pm - Center for Architecture 1218 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

NJTC -- Nano Entrepreneurship
9:30am – 1pm - New Jersey Institute of Technology 211 Warren Street Newark, NJ 07103

Philly NetSquared -- Net Tuesday Philly June Meetup: Mobile Applications for Social Change
6pm – 8:30pm - Buffalo Billiards 118 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Wed Jun 3

ETC -- Breakfast with IBM Chief Economist
7:30am – 9:30am - Penn State Great Valley Campus-Musser Bldg 30 E. Swedesford Road Malvern, PA 19355

Philadelphia SHRM -- Leadership Development, Training and Curriculum Design
7:30am – 11:30am - Loews Philadelphia Hotel 1200 Market Street Philadephia, PA 19107

Cisco Systems Inc. -- Green IT Forum: Sustain and Save
8am – 3pm - Independence Ballroom One North Independence Mall West Philadelphia, PA 19106

NAAAP -- NAAAP Philly's Monthly Meeting
6:30pm – 8:30pm - Partridge Architects 1717 Arch St. Suite 4101 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Thu Jun 4

Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology -- 2009 Entrepreneur Conference
7:30am – 3pm - World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

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

Urban League of Philadelphia -- Opportunity's Knocking: Empower Yourself to Answer
11am – 2pm - KPMG 1601 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19103

MAC Alliance -- 22nd Annual MAC Alliance Awards Luncheon
11:30am – 2pm - Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East Philadelphia, PA 19107

CCPA -- Lunch with the CITY's LEADERS with Dr. Camille Cates Barnett
11:45am – 1:30pm - Table 31 1701 JFK Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19103

Innovation Philadelphia -- The Economic Stimulus Plan: What You Should Know but Don’t
5:30pm – 8pm - PNC Center Center Hall, 1600 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

German American Chamber of Commerce -- Spargelfest
6pm – 9pm - City Tavern 138 S 2nd St Philadelphia, PA 19106

NSA-MAC -- NSA Meeting and Barbeque
6pm – 9pm - David Newman's House (NSA MAC Member) 121 Rodney Circle Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Fri Jun 5

DEDO -- The Governor’s Entrepreneurial Business Conference
7:30am – 4:30pm - Chase Center on the Riverfront 815 Justison Street Wilmington, DE 19801

MADV -- Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures Late Spring Venture Forum
8am – 12pm - 1st Floor Alter Hall 1801 Liacouras Walk Philadelphia, PA 19122

NAWBO Philly -- Satellite NAWBO Monthly Meetings
9am – 10am - Various location around the region

Sat Jun 6


HigherEdCamp -- HigherEdCamp Philly
8am – 7pm - University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School 3730 Walnut Street Huntsman Hall Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Hacktory -- Open Hack
1pm - 6pm - 1524 Brandywine St. Philadelphia, PA 19130

Urban League of Philadelphia -- Empowerment Week Gala
5:30pm – 10pm - Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 1201 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19107