Monday, December 7, 2009 events this week

Yes the year is coming to an end...but we've still got a whole month of networking events! Here is one of my favorite networking tips to get your through the cold months: Hold your drink in your left hand. That leaves you free to shake hands quickly, and also avoids the cold, clammy handshake that comes if you just had a cold drink in your hand.

And in some really exciting news... as of Dec. 6th 2009, ranks our small phoenix-centric site the 45,515 most popular in the entire United States. Woohoo!! Out of the approximately 117 million US domains, this means that we get more traffic than 99.96% of all other US websites. And its all thanks to YOU - our members and guests! (sources:,,

If you didn't get a chance to view the photos from the last Signature Event, here is the link on our Facebook Fan Page.

BIG thank you to our email sponsor this week: Scottsdale Law Group is offering a free consultation to any member in need of discussing short sale negotiations, loan modifications or bankruptcy. This is an unavoidable topic in today’s environment and if you’d like to talk to a professional, please contact Kristi Collins. Kristi and team will be happy to chat with you and guide you down the path that best suits your unique circumstances.

Start your year off right and check out the special member deal we have going on with the Business Journal for new subscribers. Below are this week's featured events. Happy networking and see you soon!
First Monday Social - Meet new friends, spark up interesting conversation, relax on the patio, and connect with the valley's professionals at this monthly social hosted by One Community and the GPGLCC.
AZIMA: Engaging Fans Through Social Media - Want to better engage your customers with social media? Join us as representatives from the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks take you behind the scenes for a glimpse at the strategies and tactics that make Valley sports teams social media innovators at this social.

Arizona Power Networking Holiday Party - Meet successful professionals, grow your business and get ready for the Holidays in style with the power players of this group!

ASBA Fast & Curious Speed Networking™ - This "ready - set - go" style of networking allows members to meet other members at three minute intervals, maximizing participants' time and gaining them many valuable contacts in 90 minutes.
Shakers & Stirrers - Make quality business connections and mingle with top professionals at this dynamic event. Sign up in advance we'll email you the list of confirmed attendees to help you follow up with your new contacts.

NAWBO Annual Red Affair Luncheon - Enjoy a delicious holiday meal with the business women of NAWBO, topped off with your very own custom "red" dessert!! Network with our fabulous membership and support the companies showcasing themselves through sponsorships, raffles and a silent auction at our annual event.

Fusion is FREE event and there are no membership fees and no attendance rules. If you arrive early or late, stay the entire time or only for a few minutes it is up to you. There are no agendas, no commercials and no speakers. This is business networking the way it should be.
North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce’s Evening with Charities - Please join us in making the holiday season brighter for those who are less fortunate! We've teamed up with Mutual of Omaha Bank to host this exciting holiday networking event.

Raven's B2B Mixer - This is an energetic event to mix, mingle, network and socialize! Bring plenty of business cards and get ready to connect with some of the Valley’s most enterprising, successful business owners and professionals
North Phoenix Chamber - Enjoy your lunch break with the NPCC! Our weekly Friday Powering Network event is an industry specific leads group and we'd love to see you there.
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. This seminar will show how smartly designed websites draw users into them - create lasting impressions and save businesses money.

Plan Ahead
AZIMA Webinar: How to Blend Social Media with Traditional Marketing Practices - AZIMA is the place Arizonans turn to for interactive marketing education and networking! Be sure to sign up for our FREE webinar on December 15th, featuring Sandy Carter, IBM’s vice president of SOA and WebSphere marketing, strategy, and channels.

Association for Strategic Planning: Building an Effective Intellectual Property Business Strategy - Attend this seminar and you will gain proven frameworks to leverage innovations and intellectual property for competitive advantage—and position your organization for corporate growth. Don't miss it on December 16th!

Sip, Shop, & Socialize - You will not want to miss this special holiday shopping, networking, happy hour mixer on December 16th! This ThisFREE event is sponsored by some of the valley's best Women-owned Social & Business Networking groups and will be showcasing a variety of unique local vendors!

WEALTH 2010 presented by Arizona Power Networking - Do you want to THRIVE in 2010? During this life-changing ONE-DAY information-packed event, you will learn how to act upon the opportunities that abound in this economy, increase Sales exponentially, and build Wealth as a Millionaire Entrepreneur! Register TODAY for this seminar onJanuary 30th and attract WEALTH in 2010 & beyond.

No comments: