Monday, October 5, 2009 events this week

Save-the-date! Our next Signature Event is on Thursday, November 19th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas. The previous event brought out ~1,000 networkers and was a huge hit with the business community. This is our last big event of the year, so don't miss out. More info to come soon!

In other big news, turns 1 year old this month! We're very proud of our accomplishments, which include having nearly 5,500 members, hosting extremely well attended networking events and most importantly being successful at bringing the business networking community together! A big thank you to everyone that has helped us make such great strides in one year! Read full press release here. We're looking forward to another great year of creating connections!

And it was actually through working my own connections that I was introduced to Debbie Allen, international business speaker, bestselling author and motivational movie star. Debbie is one of the world's leading authorities on sales, marketing and effective self-promotion and she happens to live in AZ! I was very excited when Debbie called me to tell me about her latest project, Millionaire Entrepreneur Summit. This powerful 3-day event will give you the business skills required to build massive success and you'll be learning from people that have done it themselves. Interested? We're giving away 6 free tickets. Reply to this email with subject line 'Millionaire' and we'll enter you into our random drawing.

A HUGE thank you to our photographer, Glenn Mire, of Mire Images for working on a tight deadline and getting my professional headshots done! I had to turn in a high-res photo for the '35 entrepreneurs under 35' award and because I procrastinated on getting a professional photo done, I didn't have one! Don't find yourself in a similar situation - contact Glenn today to get yours done. If you want to see some photos from the shoot, visit the album on our Facebook Fan Page.

Below are this week's featured events. Happy networking and see you soon!

Joint Mixer - You will not want to miss a very special October Joint Mixer with NSCC, ASBA, Little Pink Book, GPGLCC and One Community! Take this opportunity to meet, mix, and mingle with the amazing members of these five organizations.
SCORE: Loan Clinic - Are you thinking about starting a business? Are you already in business and looking for financing or financial restructuring? A skilled and knowledgeable finance banking representative that will show you the process including collateral requirements, sources of funds, and loan products in this informational seminar.

Southwest Job Network - Are you in the job hunt? The SJN provides job transition training, personal connections, access to resources and moral support for job seekers through a Valley-wide network of passionate volunteers.
Wine & Networking - Discover the Yin & Yang of wine and cheese pairing in this content-rich session. You will come away with a new connections and a new appreciation for unique and delicious cheese and wine combinations from around the world.

Millionaire Entrepreneur Group - Meet a new network of empowered entrepreneurs to share tips, tricks and strategies to building wealth in any economy. Connect at this FREE social networking event and see what you might be missing out on.
Social Media Marketing for Small Business: Just the Facts Please! - Have you seen the flood of new technologies and services in social media? What’s real and how does it impact your business? John-Scott Dixon, a seasoned social media expert, will expose fact from fiction. Learn from an industry professional and small business owner what works in social media marketing today!

Raven's B2B Mixer - We welcome everyone with an entrepreneurial spirit! So bring plenty of business cards and get ready to meet with some of the Valley’s most enterprising, successful business owners and professionals in an informal, open forum.

NPCC Presents... Jon Schmieder! Join us to hear Jon Schmieder, President of the Phoenix Regional Sports Commission talk to us about sporting events, tourism, and economic development.
Arizona Business & Professional Women - We bring together women from all kinds of careers. To network. To share ideas and contacts. To build the leadership and management skills we can grow on. Come see what we are all about!

Face Time Friday - Glendale - In the Face Time Friday™ tradition, come relaxed, come in comfy clothes, and drop by anytime between 12:00pm and 4:00 pm. You are welcome to hang out and leave whenever you want, just make sure to bring lots of business cards.
SCORE: Web-Based Marketing Series - It's one thing to get people to your website - its another to get them to take action from your website. Give customers what they want from your website instead of a standard "how cool we are" pitch . We'll show you how smartly designed websites draw users into them, create lasting impressions, and save businesses money.
Second Sundays - This evening's event will feature Award-winning, acoustic guitar sensation, singer, songwriter - Stephen Ashbrook! Join us for this charity social to benefit the O'Connor House Project!

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AZIMA: Landing Page Optimization Tips to Improve ROI - Bryan Eisenberg, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, shares great tips on how you can improve landing page ROI by using Google’s free Website Optimizer. He will feature examples from B2B and B2C websites at this seminar on October 13th!

A New Impression's Casting Call - Do you want to know "THE RAW TRUTH” About Relationships & Dating? Join us for our monthly mixer on October 14th and find out what men and women really think and want from our ready-to-dish panel 0f 14 men and women.

Salute to the Armed Forces Golf Tournament - Join us for this first-ever Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona golf event in support of Operation Outreach, an awareness campaign targeting veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Play a round of golf in honor of the brave military men and women who have fought for our freedom! Please contact the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona if you'd like to be a part of this dynamic event on October 16th!

Witches Night Out Costume Charity Event - Witches, Warlocks, Wizards and Creatures of the Night... You won't want to miss this evening of fun, fantasy and frolic at this exciting Costume Charity Event! Tarot card readers, belly dancers, intuitives, energy healers, and other surprises await guests on October 17th, all in support of the The Arizona Humane Society and Lost our Home Pet Foundation.
AZIMA: Web Analytics & Tactics - Want more insight into how changes on your internet presence will enhance the user experience? This session will present a survey of web analytics tactics that will provide deeper insights into whether a marketing strategy is working, and how to create the infrastructure to glean those insights. Join us on October 20th for thisFREE webinar designed to give you a host of ideas about how to actually use web measurement to your benefit.

At Secure Your Bottom Line our goal is to educate you and provide the resources so that you may protect yourself and your business. Topics presented at this FREE seminar on October 22nd include Background Checks: What you need to know before your next decision, Identity Theft: Good Business Practices, and Computer Forensics & Cyber Crime.

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