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What is the Friends of Kevin?

The Friends of Kevin is the only networking group that brings together the business, non profit and artistic communities. This allows you to meet people that you won't see at other networking events.

The Friends of Kevin is unique because we combine in person monthly networking with online monthly promotion to offer you the chance to promote your business to my over 20,000 followers. If you are looking to grow your business this is the group for you!

To learn more call Kevin at 978-995-1743 or email Kevin@friendsofkevin.com

Meet Steve Labbe of Paradigm Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning

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Steve Labbe, President of  Paradigm Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, takes pleasure in creating systems while helping people---that is exactly why he loves providing plumbing, heating and air conditioning services as a profession. 

Steve also enjoys spending time off at home and at Lake Winnipesaukee with his family and friends. A favorite local restaurant of his is the Puritan Back Room. And of course, his favorite sports team is the Patriots.

Starting out in the industry in 1985, he was certain that people truly value a company they can trust. Steve describes Paradigm as “up and coming,” believing his company should be held to the highest standard. 

Steve specializes in complete residential and commercial plumbing, heating and air conditioning services---from new construction and remodeling to service repairs and maintenance.

Servicing Manchester, Concord and all surrounding areas of New Hampshire as well as parts of Maine and Mass. Whether you are a home owner, builder, property manager or commercial construction company, call today for your quote or estimate!

Contact: 

Phone: (603) 641-6400

Email: info@paradigmph.com

Website: http://www.paradigmph.com/

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ParadigmPlumbingHeatingAC/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParadigmPH

 

Resume for Marie Faranna

MARIE FARANNA

603-401-4738 u mlf1964@comcast.net

 

A dedicated team player with 10 years of experience in Purchasing and Administrative in the retail and manufacturing industries, ability to work in a multi-faceted environment, honored for perfect attendance in work and in school.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Certifications:  Microsoft Office Specialist, Digital Literacy, Customer Service Professional,

MS Word & Excel, QuickBooks, DBA, EVO, Alpha 5 & E2 Software

 

PURCHASING SKILLS

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Obtained quotes from suppliers and creating Purchase Orders for electronics, aluminum, steel, rubber, plastic, hardware, shipping, cleaning and office supplies

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Prepared purchase orders to send our parts to outside vendor for services such as Heat Treat, Laser Cutting, Anodize or Passivation.  Kept track of my outside service purchase orders on a spreadsheet and expedited as needed

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Researched suppliers and prepared a comparative analysis based upon cost, quality, service, support, reliability and reputation for products

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Experienced in MRP (Material Requirement Planning)

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Requested and prepared RMA’s (Return Material Authorization)

MERCHANDISING SKILLS

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Packaged, and shipped internet orders, unloaded merchandise in the  receiving department 

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Brought merchandise out to sales floor, or in to the stock room

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE/ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS

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Matched and posted invoices daily, and prepared weekly check runs

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Processed daily production and scrap reports into Alpha 5 database

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Generated daily production reports and emailed to the Engineers

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS

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Prepared and set up the delivery of furniture with customers’

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Responded to customers calls once the delivery was made

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Set up service call to customers home for assessment of any damages

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Lab Medical Manufacturing, Billerica, MA (Temporary Assignment)                        05/2015 – 08/2015

Buyer

Macy’s, Salem, NH                                                                                                                          2013 – 2015

Merchandising

RPP Corporation, Lawrence, MA                                                                                               09/2012 – 11/2012

Administrative Assistant/Accounts Payable

Martel Electronics Corporation, Derry, NH                                                                          2005 – 2009

Purchasing Clerk

Diversified Optical Products, Salem, NH                                                                                               1996 – 2003

Purchasing Clerk

Cabot House Furniture, Haverhill, MA                                                                                  1992 – 1996

Customer Service

EDUCATION

LARE Institute, Andover, MA                                                                                                      2015 – 2016

Business Technology Program

Greater Lawrence Technical High School, Andover, MA

 

Focus on Distributive Ed/High School Diploma Attained

Free Friends of Kevin Networking Event in Salem, NH

Date: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Kevin Willett the Founder of the Friends of Kevin Networking Group is happy to announce that the Friends of Kevin will be hosting a free networking event in Salem, NH at the Microsoft Store at the Mall at Rockingham Park. The Friendworking event will be held on August 2nd from 6-8pm. The Microsoft Store is located at 99 Rockingham Park Blvd.

You can register on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1714016065516395/

You can register on meetup at: http://www.meetup.com/Friendsofkevin/events/232420115/

When you register for the event please take a moment to introduce yourself to the group on our event page. 

I would like to thank Melissa Dunham of The Microsoft Store for hosting this event. Please visit their website at http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/home

Resume for Gregory Petros

  GREGORY J. PETROS

3 Dumbarton St. Andover, MA  01810 978-475-7377 gjpetros@gmail.com   LinkedIn.com/in/gregpetros

SUMMARY

Biotechnology professional with expertise in the start-up and operation of GMP production suites. Extensive experience in commercial and contract manufacturing management combining protein purification and cell culture subject matter expertise with a thorough understanding of cGMP requirements.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Taurus PCC, Genzyme, Allston/Framingham, MA                                                                                           2013- 2015

Project Scheduler                                                                                                  

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Created and managed schedules for the CQV of a Cell Culture Suite, Media Bottling Relocation Project, and the shutdown of two GMP Manufacturing Facilities.

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Provided schedule updates, look-a-heads, and critical paths.

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Provided guidance/technical assistance to the Project Team with document revisions.

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Participated in all project meetings and provided meeting minutes.

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Used the shutdown schedules to assist the PM/Project Team with resource management.

 

Xcellerex, Marlborough, MA                                                                                                                                     2010-2013

Bioprocess Manager, Manufacturing                                                                                                 

Provided leadership for all Manufacturing activities, with particular focus on Safety, Operational Excellence and Manufacturing Productivity.

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Led a group of two supervisors and five operators processing in three “single-use” suites.

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Utilized teamwork to build effective and productive links within the manufacturing group and across other departments.

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Provided hands-on direction for all aspects of the manufacturing of biologics, including vendor selection and process troubleshooting.

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Drove successful outcomes on all manufacturing projects.

Shire HGT, Lexington and Cambridge, MA                                                                                                          2008-2010

Senior Engineer II, Manufacturing Technical Services - 2 years                                                                                                 

Provided “on-the-floor” technical support in GMP bioreactor, roller bottle and media-buffer prep suites which included data collection and analysis as well as writing technical assessments for deviations.

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Led a project which developed and implemented product wet filter integrity test parameters.

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Represented MTS on a technology transfer team to start up cell culture production in a new “single-use” manufacturing facility.

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Extended the hold time of dispensed raw materials from 24 hours to 7 days by leading a risk assessment team and authoring a technical report.

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Collaborated with a team to perform the characterization (mixing studies, KLa) and “dry runs” of single-use bioreactors, holding tanks/bags and centrifuges.

Wyeth, (formerly American Home Products prior to 2002) Andover, MA                                                  2000-2008

 

Senior Project Manager, Biotech Technology and Engineering - 2 years

Provided purification process subject matter expert support and technical support management for the start-up a GMP purification suite. 

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Facilitated a risk assessment of filter integrity testing which resulted in reducing filter integrity testing requirements for a commercial product.

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Led technology transfer for a vaccine purification process suite start-up.

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Served as co-leader of a manufacturing technology community of practice common interest group.

Manufacturing Manager Protein Purification, Multiple assignments - 6 years                                    

Managed two successful suite “start-ups” and commercial manufacturing in production suites with staffs of 30-40 people.

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Maintained the manufacturing schedule to meet business needs.

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Managed teams to produce high quality and compliant products in a timely manner. 

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Represented my department during internal and external audits, regulatory audits and tours.

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Led investigations for major process deviations.

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Completed assignment as a protein purification subject matter expert at facility in Dublin, Ireland.

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Ensured that all operations met cGMPs, training and safety requirements. 

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Interviewed and hired Shift Supervisors, Suite Coordinators and Technical Trainers.

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Reviewed and approved batch records, SOPs, validation documents, etc.

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Authored, reviewed and approved deviation reports, CAPAs and planned deviations.

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Interacted with supporting departments including; HR, QA, QC, Validation, Engineering, Development.

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  American Home Products, (formerly Genetics Institute), Andover and Cambridge, MA                   1994-2000

Associate Scientist, Pilot Lab and Cambridge Clinical Manufacturing Facility; collaborated on the start-up of a new clinical manufacturing facility, worked on development of purification and cell culture processes.

Production Supervisor, Clinical Manufacturing; coordinated the schedules and operation of all production activities in a protein purification suite, monitored all in-suite operations to ensure the quality and timeliness of cGMP production, interacted with supporting departments, FDA and other regulatory inspectors, wrote and reviewed documents, including batch records, SOPs, Manufacturing Formulation Records, IQs, OQs, and PQs.

Progression through development and manufacturing roles at Genetics Institute prior to 1994:     

Senior Process Technician, Protein Purification, Clinical Manufacturing; performed all daily operations necessary to keep the protein purification suites operating.  Performed column chromatography, UF/DF, and virus retention filtration. Wrote SOPs and batch records and responsible for in-suite supervision.

Development Associate, Process Technology Group; worked on development and scale up of fermentation, mammalian cell culture and purification processes.  Supervised fermentation and isolation suite that produced product for Phase I Clinical Trial.  Performed small and large-scale fermentation and mammalian cell culture, column.  Chromatography, gel electrophoresis, Bradford protein assays, and UV spectroscopy.

                                                                                     EDUCATION and TRAINING                 

BS, Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Continuing Professional Development:

 

  • Principles and Techniques of Project Management (Boston University)
  • Basic Statistical Process Control Workshop (WPI)
  • Downstream Processing (MIT)
  • Validation Issues in Chromatographic Processes (PDA)
  • Tangential Flow Filtration for Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology (Millipore)

Resume for Kathleen Boutot

    Kathleen M. Boutot

59 Ponemah Hill Road, Bldg. 1-204

Milford, NH 03055

Cell: (603)204-3879

 

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION ANALYST

Dedicated and detailed-oriented professional with background in benefits management and compensation initiatives, providing cost effective programs designed to attract and retain top talent. Exceptional ability to organize, set priorities and complete multiple projects within established deadlines. Collaborative partner with strong analytic skills and effective communication in establishing successful partnerships with all levels of organization.

 

Demonstrated Competencies

 

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Successfully converted performance management program to competencies and goals-based automated system; introduced systems and pay-for-performance philosophy to executive management. Created employee/management training and communication plans for implementation at local site. Program subsequently adopted by corporate U.S. operations.

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Established new employee benefit programs, including welfare and defined benefit/contribution plans, as a result of company buy-out. Exercised significant role in development of new plans; requiring close collaboration with coverage providers and corporate legal counsel, including design of plans and documents.  Successfully implemented all plans, including all plan documents in compliance with governing laws and regulations, within the first year.

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Converted from managed-care to consumer-driven health plan philosophy as a result of corporate-wide initiative for site. Introduced new plans to employees and management through instructive presentations, and development of educational material, including data supporting necessity for conversion to consumer-driven philosophy.

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Led site in conversion from activities-based to outcomes-based wellness philosophy, creating program informational material and employee communication plan (used corporate-wide), resulting in improved employee satisfaction with program requirements.

 

Professional Experience

 

Elbit Systems of America, Merrimack, NH                                                                                                                                          2005 - 2015

Owned by Elbit Systems Ltd., international leading provider of high-performance products and system solutions with operations in New Hampshire, Alabama, Florida, Texas and Virginia.

Senior Benefits and Compensation Analyst

Provided analytic and administrative function to develop, implement, manage and administer benefits and compensation programs and policies. Responsible for corporate performance management program, including system configuration, maintenance, employee/management training.

 

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Designed, evaluated and modified benefits programs/policies to ensure current, compliant and competitive.

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Performed feasibility studies, analysis, and surveys ensuring programs aligned with market trends.

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Researched, interpreted and ensured compliance with federal and state regulations including HIPAA, COBRA, ACA and FMLA. Managed New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation program.

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Administered benefit plans including medical/wellness program, dental, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, section 125 plan, short and long-term disability insurance, defined contribution and defined benefit plans. Managed corporate executive 409a plan for all locations.

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Coordinated company-wide employee meetings, open enrollments, annual biometric screenings, flu shot clinics.  Provided guidance/advice to other locations’ Human Resources staff.

Professional Experience (continued)

 

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Managed actuaries, vendors and legal counsel for Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan Form 5500's and nondiscrimination testing for welfare, defined benefit and defined contribution plans.  Point of contact for defined benefit/contribution plan nondiscrimination and accounting audits.

 

Kollsman, Inc., Merrimack, NH                                                                                                                                                                           1985 - 2005

Leading manufacturer of avionics, electro-optic systems for commercial, military markets and medical instruments systems contractor.                 

                                                                                                           

Benefits and Compensation Analyst, 2005

Promoted into position, performing professional level analytic and administrative functions to develop, implement, manage/administer company benefits and compensation programs and policies.                                                                   

Benefits and Compensation Administrator, 1994 - 2005

Promoted into position to provide benefits service and assistance in interpreting benefits and compensation guidelines and policies. Administer benefit programs in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

 

Senior Personnel Assistant, 1985 - 1994

Personnel Assistant - Benefits

Responsible for organizing and processing benefits information and providing benefits service to employees.

 

 

Education & Professional Development

 

Lockton Dunning: Health Reform and Compliance, HIPAA, FMLA, COBRA, ACA Reporting

Ceridian: ACA, COBRA, Employee/Manager Self-Service, Benefits Open Enrollment

SAP SuccessFactors: Human Capital Management, Performance Management, Business Intelligence, Reporting, Analysis and Design, Succession Planning

Institute for Personal Development: Benefits & the Law

Lorman: Workers Compensation Law Seminars/Workshops

New Hampshire Department of Labor: Labor Laws Seminars

Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green: Annual Employment Law Update Seminars

Uhas Computer Training, LLC: Basic/Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel

New Horizons: Basic/Advanced Microsoft Excel

 

Graduate, Mascenic Regional High School, New Ipswich, NH

 

Human Resource Affiliations/Memberships

 

Human Resources Association of Greater Concord

Greater Nashua Human Resources Association

New Hampshire Employee Benefits Council

Manchester Area Human Resources Association

Southern New Hampshire Survey Group

New England Employee Benefits Council

Society for Human Resource Management

 

Computer Skills

Ceridian Human Resources Information System

Success Factors Performance Management System

 

Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Resume for Kristyn E. Mohrmann

Kristyn E. Mohrmann

6 Hastings Lane Nashua, NH 03064

E-mail: kristynmohrmann@gmail.com

Phone: (978) 609-5826

 

Education

Boston Baptist College, Boston, MA                                                                                              

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  Bachelor of Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Church Ministry

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  Graduated May 2008, Cum Laude

 

Word of Life Bible Institute, Pottersville, NY

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  One year Bible certificate

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  Graduated in August 2005

 

Calvary Christian School, Derry, NH

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  Graduated in June 2004, High School Diploma

 

Experience

Safety Team Leader                                                                                                                                    January 2015-February 2016

Sales Associate II                                                                                                                              April 2013-January 2015

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England                                                                                    Amherst, NH

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  Supervises Safety Inspection for Store

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  Represents Store at Regional Meetings for Safety Team

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  Operating Cash Register

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  Customer Service

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  Evaluating Donated Merchandise for Salability

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  Pricing of Merchandise

 

Seasonal Help – Cashier                                                                                                    November 2012-December 2012 

Target Corporation                                                                                                                                                    Nashua, NH

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  Operating Cash Register at Check Out

 

Contract Labor/Volunteer                                                                                                                   January 2011-July 2014 

Northridge Church                                                                                                                                  Derry/Londonderry, NH

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  Assist Pastor with Filing Paperwork

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  Teach Kids Church to 1st through 5th Grade Students

 

Sales Associate                                                                                                                                            June 2007-May 2009 

Payless Shoe Source                                                                                                                        North Andover, MA

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  Organizing Merchandise

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  Operating Cash Register

 

Kitchen Worker                                                                                                                                     August 2006-May 2008

Boston Baptist College                                                                                                                                               Boston, MA

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  Serving Food

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  Cleaning the Kitchen, Cafeteria, and Dish Room

 

STC (Summer Training Corps) Bookstore Supervisor                                                                         June -August 2006

Word of Life Ranch                                                                                                                                  Pottersville, NY

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  Supervise Students at Work

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  Inventory Tracking

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  Tracking Cash Flows at End of Day

 

 

Business Networking Tip - Be Persistent

If you ask me to describe what it is like to be an entrepreneur in one word, I would say persistence. What is persistence? It’s a firm continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. Growing a business is hard and it takes a lot of work, but you cannot give up. We all know that there are going to be up times and down times when running our business. It’s during those down times that you want to panic or bail out. Be persistent. I always say that if it was easy, then everyone would start their own business. I have faced incredible challenges that have made me question running the networking group and hosting so many events. The time, energy and knowledge that you need to have and give can be overwhelming. I know through persistence and hard work that everything has and will work out. This is your dream! Be persistent.

Business networking tip - Be where you are suppose to be

I have found that I always make great connections at events that I don’t want to go to. I get invited to a lot of events. I host a lot of events. As I write this book, I am currently hosting twenty business networking events a month. Sometimes, it can be very challenging to find time to attend events. Sometimes, I am just tired after a long day and don’t want to go out. You all know that feeling. Despite these challenges, I do try and support my friends when I can and you know what, it seems these are the times I meet someone and find out they have a need for my service or the service of one of my clients. So now, whenever I am tempted to back out of an event, I think about how many times keeping that commitment has lead to a really awesome connection.  Also, it makes you a good person to support your friend.

Kevin Willett is the Author of One Connection How you can grow your business (and change the world) one connection at a time. The business networking book is available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X7RMHOUTy

Kevin is also the CEO of the Friends of Kevin Networking Group. To see a list of upcoming events please visit their website at www.friendsofkevin.com  

Business Networking Tip - Control Your Devices

I was at an event recently that allowed everyone 1 minute to speak about their business. When it was my turn to speak I looked around the room and the majority of the people were looking down at their phones and a few of them had even brought their tablets and were using those as well. Now that is simply rude, both to the event organizer and the people speaking.  It was especially rude when they only stopped texting long enough to take their turn speaking! When you are at an event put your phone on silent or vibrate during it. I do understand that emergencies do happen but let’s be honest; the majority of texts and emails can wait until the end of the event. Pay attention to the speakers at networking events they may be your next big client. If they see you are not paying attention, they are not going to bother with you or your business. Please, control your devices. Don’t let them control you. 

Kevin Willett is the Author of One Connection How you can grow your business (and change the world) one connection at a time. The business networking book is available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X7RMHOUTy

Kevin is also the CEO of the Friends of Kevin Networking Group. To see a list of upcoming networking events please visit their website at www.friendsofkevin.com