Sunday, January 31, 2010

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 1-31


Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association, Inc. -- Networking (for HR Jobs) in the Wireless World

Eastern Technology Council -- Driving Corporate Performance in 2010

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce -- Corporate Speed Networking – Members Only

CFA Society of Philadelphia -- “Think Twice” with Author Michael Mauboussin

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Philadelphia -- DealMakers' Private Equity Workshop: Negotiating for Competitive Advantage (Part 2)

Philly NetSquared -- Net Tuesday February: Crowdsourcing Change

Center for Environmental Policy at The Academy of Natural Sciences -- Microturbines: Cutting Edge Alternative Power For Your Building

Philadelphia Area Chapter of Meeting Professionals International -- Our Industry’s Future: Anticipation & Preparation

World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia -- Preparing for the Rebound: Strategies for Success in Global Markets

Professional Business Network -- Mike Howard, President of American Executive Centers

Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association, Inc. -- What is Your Company's RQ (Relationship Intelligence)?

Philadelphia Ad Club -- Breakfast Seminar: Discover What Happens When Science Meets Creative

Eastern Technology Council -- Platform for Growth

America-Israel Chamber of Commerce -- Dan Senor Co-Author of START-UP NATION: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle Reception, Book Signing, and Presentation

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) - New Jersey -- Building a New Kind of Digital Advertising Agency

Center for Environmental Policy at The Academy of Natural Sciences -- Urban Sustainability ForumBicycle Diaries with David Byrne

National Association of Asian American Professionals -- February Hour of Power - Election Meeting

New Jersey Technology Council -- NJTC Capital Conference

NAWBO Philly -- Local Monthly Satellite Meetings

New Jersey Technology Council -- Annual Venture Update Featuring Mark Heesen, President NVCA

Urban League of Philadelphia -- Social Media for Business at Drexel University

Sunday, January 24, 2010

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 1-24

I don't usually cover Chamber of Commerce events, but there were a few that looked interesting this week, so I've included them. Mobile Monday's annual DEMO night is worth a look for those in the tech or communications fields. BioNJ is having its annual dinner, and BioBreak is having its quarterly networking gathering, both at the same time I think, for those in the life sciences field. The Sustainable Business Network is also holding its annual meeting.

Not sure this counts as a business meeting, but the Franklin Institute is having a life-sized Operation tournament to highlight the BodyWorlds exhibit. This is just a scaled-up version of the kids game, in case you were wondering.

Delaware County Chamber of Commerce -- Funding and Finance for Nonprofits Forum

Mobile Monday MidAtlantic -- 3rd annual Philadelphia DEMO Night

GPSEG -- International Executives Subgroup Meeting: Will the Celtic Tiger rise again?

Philadelphia Chapter of the American Marketing Association -- Social Media Boot Camp

Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center -- Six Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Business Legacy - and How to Avoid Them

Delaware County Chamber of Commerce -- Knowledge at Noon @ Chamber: KEEPING SMALL BUSINESS LEGAL

Main Line Chamber of Commerce -- Network At Noon™ - EAST Sponsored by CMIT Solutions

Delaware Valley Law Firm Marketing Group -- Future Planning: Learn from the experts at Decision Strategies International

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce -- A Conversation with the Governor

Sustainable Business Network -- Annual Member's Meeting

The Innovators Club -- Enterprise 2.0, Implementing Social Media and Social Networking Within and Throughout the Enterprise

GPSEG -- Non-Profit Subgroup Meeting

FEI Philly -- PD Session "The 2010 Deal Market and the Impact of New Accounting Standards" By PricewaterhouseCoopers

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce -- Bucks County Breakfast - Exploring Green Jobs

International Special Events Society -- January Networking Meeting

NAWBO Philly -- New Member Orientation Coffee

NAWBO Philly -- Legal Essentials for Small Business Owners

Joint Chamber Meeting -- Major League Networking: A UNION of International Business and Soccer

America-Israel Chamber of Commerce -- Dan Senor Co-Author of START-UP NATION: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle Reception, Book Signing, and Presentation

Sales and Marketing Executives (SMEI) of Philadelphia -- Winter Dinner Party and Speed Networking Event

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce -- Bridging the Gap: Managing Generational Diversity in the Workplace

The Main Line Society of Professional Women - Networking in Stilettos

CFA Society of Philadelphia -- Economic Outlook with Bill Dunkelberg

Urban League Entrepreneurship Center --Thursday's Brown Bag Special

BioNJ -- 2010 Annual Dinner Meeting, Awards Program and Networking Event

Philly BioBreak -- Networking Happy Hour

National Association of Asian American Professionals -- Connect to Advance Multicultural Mixer

Center for Environmental Policy at The Academy of Natural Sciences -- Urban Sustainability Forum “Land Use, Community Building and Safety”

Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce -- Alegria Ball 2010: Fiesta Caribena

NAWBO Delaware -- Women Mean Business Summit

Franklin Institute Science Museum -- BODY WORLDS 2 hosts OPERATION Game Tournament at The Franklin Institute

Empowerment Group -- Women Entrepreneurs' Circle Visits Sweetie's Pie Diner

Sunday, January 17, 2010

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 1-17

I've been seeing a lot about a group called Whine and Dine lately -- there are several meetings around the area this week, which is why I mention them.  They are HR-focused, but it seems like an interesting concept.  Not sure I like the whining, but the dining sounds like it makes for a relaxed atmosphere.

I'd never heard of them until recently, but I'm always interested in learning about new groups.  Drop me a comment if there is a group I'm not covering that you think should be mentioned.

Here's what's happening this week around the Philadelphia area:

Barristers' Association of Philadelphia -- Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast

Eastern Technology Council -- Technology Summit- Lockheed Martin

Philadelphia SHRM -- Are HR Strategies Changing for Execution and Post Recession Recovery?

Women Inventing Next -- January Educational Event: Maximizing Human Capital

Angel Venture Fair Education Day

CFA Society of Philadelphia -- Current Trends in Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions

Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association, Inc. -- Do You Know What The "C" Suite Wants From HR?

Pennsylvania Bio – Capital: From Sourcing to Preserving

Associated Builders and Contractors -- 2010 Construction Industry Symposium

Delaware BioScience Association -- 50th BioBreakfast

Philadelphia CFO Alliance Roundtable Breakfast

TechForum DE: Capital for Emerging Technology Companies

Philly Startup Leaders -- Fishbowl with Fwd:Vault

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Philadelphia -- Deal Trends: Perspectives on Leverage, Terms and Financing

Legal Marketing Association -- What Managing Partners Did to Survive in ’09 featuring Hank Grezlak, Editor, The Legal Intelligencer

Temple University Fox School of Business IEI -- Idea Creation and Opportunity Assessment Business Plan Workshop

200 Pros Networking Happy Hour

FEI Philly -- Career Development Dinner Featuring Mitch Wienick of Kelleher & Associates

Jersey BioBreak Networking Happy Hour, Princeton

IABC -- Jump-Start Your Career: Strategies for Career Management

BioStrategy Partners -- Practical Knowledge Series: How to Fund Your Company

ChemPharma Philadelphia Chapter Meeting

University City Science Center -- The Esther Klein Gallery and NextFab Reception

PhillyCHI -- Fourth Annual Design Slam

IABC -- Philly Coffee Connection – Conshohocken

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 1-10

The future is hazy...

A lot of economic and industry outlooks happening this week, to get your thoughts churning on your plans for the year.

You are making plans for what you want to accomplish this year, aren't you? As much as I find it difficult to do, I've always found it worthwhile to assess the past year, think about what I want to accomplish by the end of the coming year, and start taking concrete steps (such as networking your way to the people you need to meet) to making it happen.

Mid-Atlantic Consultants Network -- Financial Strategies for Growth and Retirement

Drexel University, Baiada Center -- Breathing Life Into Your Business Idea

Delaware State Chamber of Commerce -- 173rd Annual Dinner with Keynote Speaker Ellen Kullman, chief executive officer at DuPont

Institute of Management Consultants -- Consulting Industry Outlook for 2010

Sales and Marketing Executives (SMEI) -- "Economic Outlook - 2010"

National Business Marketing Association -- Breaking into an emerging market during a distressed economy

Drexel University, Baiada Center -- "Markets and Niches Do Not Matter - But Here are the 5 Things That Do"

Jan #140conf Philly Meetup

Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia -- Technology Connectors 2.0 Program

CFA Society of Philadelphia -- Networking Happy Hour

Penjerdel Employee Benefits and Compensation Association -- Best Practices for Using Incentives to Promote Employee Health

Building Owners and Managers Association of Philadelphia (BOMA) -- Annual Joint Real Estate Forecast Luncheon


Greater Philadelphia Professional Network (GPPN) -- 2010 Kick-Off Mixer at The Prime Rib

Barristers' Association of Philadelphia -- General Body Meeting

Philadelphia Public Relations Association, Inc. -- PPRA Networking Happy Hour - PPRA Members Only!

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) -- RESET: Powerful Habits of Highly Effective Facilitators and Presenters

Empowerment Group -- Tools of the Trade: Turn Your Bright Idea into a Successful Start-up

YPN Event at Loews Hotel

Philly Startup Leaders -- PSL January Happy Hour

Main Line Chamber of Commerce -- 2010 Economic Forecast Breakfast and Annual Meetings

CFA Society of Philadelphia -- 2010 Annual Forecast Dinner

Empowerment Group and Ladies Who Launch Present an Evening at Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 1-4

Welcome back, and welcome to the New Year. I hope your New Year's resolution is to get out and make more connections. It will definitely pay off for you, in ways you may not expect.

I was reading in today's Inquirer on how people who use social networking sites are more connected in the real world than people who don't:

Just what do we mean by staying in touch? The Pew study let participants define it. Hampton describes the method: " 'Give us a list of names,' we said, 'of people you consider to be especially significant in your life,' and social-media users had bigger lists."

Well, I don't know about bigger lists necessarily being better, but it did get me thinking about who is especially significant in my life right now. In my business life, by and large those are people I've met as a result of networking (and I do keep up with a lot of them via social media). The starting point -- the initial splashes -- for a lot of these significant relationships happened during events I attended in 2007! The ripples from those splashes keep expanding and interconnecting. I think my New Years resolution is to go make more ripples.

Here are some of the things going on this week:

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce -- Congressional Reception

Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association -- Culture Sleuthing

Construction Financial Management Association Seminar -- Employee Fraud

The Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise -- Open House

Kelleher Associates -- ExecuNet Networking for Executives in Transition

GPSEG -- Technology Subgroup

Women's Business Forum -- Conversation Transformation: The Power of Social Media to Market Your Small Business

Professional Business Network -- Networking Luncheon

Young Professionals Network -- New Member Orientation

PAMPI -- Basic Ingredients Workshop

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Philadelphia -- Members Only New Year Celebration Reception

NAWBO Philly -- Local Monthly Satellite Meetings

ASTD Consultant's Forum SIG -- “Build your Business by Building your Sales Culture"

My Career Transitions Presents -- How 5 Outstanding Professionals Found a Great Job

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