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Friends of Kevin Friendworking Event at Cobblestones in Lowell Ma

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cobblestones and the Friends of Kevin will be hosting a Friendworking event at Cobblestones, 91 Dutton Street Lowell Ma, on September 1st. The event runs from 6 to 8pm and the admission fee is $10.00. Please invite your friends!

We had such a great time at Moonstones so I asked Scott Plath if he would be kind enough to host an event at his other equally incredible restaurant, Cobblestones. For more information about Cobblestones please visit their website at

Please use this link to facebook to register for this event.

The Friends of Kevin is a unique networking group that brings together the business, non profit and artist communities. We hold our friendworking events at non profits in the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire.

For more information about the Friends of Kevin please visit our website at

Friendworking event at the Dracut American Legion

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Friends of Kevin would like to invite you to a Friendworking event on Tuesday August 17th, at the Dracut American Legion, 574 Broadway Road, Dracut, from 6-8 p.m.  This event is being hosted to introduce local business owners to each other.  Dracut has many businesses that are quite seasoned and those that are new and we hope to give you all this unique networking opportunity.  We anticipate between 30 and 50 Dracut and other Business Owners to attend.  The cost of admission is $10.00.



For more information about the Friends of Kevin networking group, please visit our website at


How to use social media to grow your business

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Kevin Willett is pleased to announce that we will be conducting a free class on how to use social media to grow your business. The class will give you a understanding of how to use facebook, twitter and linkedin to connect with current and future clients. The class will be held on August 10th from 6 to 8pm at the Dracut Library. The class is limited to 30 people. Please email me at [email protected] if you plan on attending.  I would like to thank Billy Macdonald Cofounder of Siphon Marketing for volunteering to conduct the class. Please check out his website at For more information on the Friends of Kevin please visit our website at


Please tell us how you have benefited from being a member of the Friends of Kevin or by attending one of our Friendworking events. Please email your testimonials to Kevin Willett at [email protected]

Hi Kevin,

I just received my labels from Wayne Gelardi at Ad Services Unlimited. These labels will be placed on phone hardware that we install. It gives clients a quick and easy way to get the information they need to contact us. This shows Friends of Kevin at work. I met Wayne at an Friends of Kevin event. Please post how Friends of Kevin is working for your members. Dennis Sweeney First Acces Technologies. 

have had the pleasure of hiring Kevin, through his networking group, The Friends of Kevin, and had great results. met many new and interesting people some of whom became clients. Kevin has worked hard and been very creative in developing unique was for people to network and have fun. I have found him to be personable, and highly committed to helping me grow my business. I highly recommend Kevin Willett and the Friends of Kevin networking group." Rom Couming from RCS Computer Solutions

Kevin, I just want to thank you and the "Friends of Kevin" *NETWORK* for
the help needed to land my new job. You have done remarkable work building
such a powerful base of trusted, selfless business professionals, who
continually look out for each other and help towards our common goals. It
took a quick shout out from you, to find a solid connection at my new
company, which was the final piece needed to secure the position. Friends of Kevin's 
variety of event locations, diversity of followers, key contacts made, and
the help you also do to support and educate us on local non profit
organizations, is not just beneficial to us, but the community in large!
Again, thank you for being my "Friend"! Respectfully, Dave Laine 

I attended, Friends of Kevin Client Only Event at Eastern Bank in Dracut on Wednesday April 11th and it was amazing. I made great contacts and saw familiar faces as well. Thank you Kevin


MaryAnn Comparato

Independent Representative


Kevin has been a huge help to the networking needs of CLASS, Inc. As a non-profit, it feels that many times you are ignored when you join a new networking group, but not with Kevin. Kevin has gone out of his way to be a great asset, and has turned into a great friend. I highly recommend joining the Friend's of Kevin group, and finding out how to expand your business network!" 

Kevin runs one of the most varied and interesting networks I've encountered. His focus on connecting people, and providing exposure for non-profit organizations and artists at the same time makes his Friends of Kevin network an exciting and valuable resource to all in New Hampshire and Massachusetts." Keith Odell

“Kevin is a consummate professional with the highest level of integrity. It has been my great pleasure to work with him through Networking and Social Media. Kevin has created a business out of building strong relationships, forming partnerships and implementing creative ideas. If I had the opportunity to hire Kevin in the future I would be lucky to do so because he possesses the talent and relationship building skills that any business would be blessed to have in an employee.”

Mechell (Hunter) Lord,  

“Kevin has always gone out of his way to help me succeed and connect me with others whom have helped me reach my goals.”

James DesRocher,

I enjoyed your presentation today @ the Littleton library. The most positive thing that is happening because of the state of our economy is the fact that people are reaching out to help each other. With so many people unemployed, it's encouraging to talk with people who are giving their all to help people make connections and find jobs. Thanks for being one of those people who care and are passionate about it, as well.
Trudy Croff

"It has been my pleasure to get to know Kevin Willett. I’ve attended his business networking events and corresponded with him on other occasions. What strikes me about Kevin is his sincere regard for small business owners and jobseekers. Kevin shows a knack for bringing people together to network with the purpose of building relationships. He understands the true meaning of networking, and he has shown a willingness to help others in need.

I wasn’t asked to write this recommendation, but after being at one of Kevin’s networking functions, I felt the urge to share with folks how Kevin has impressed me with his dedication, professionalism, and warmth. Last night’s networking event was held at the Lowell Salvation Army, an organization near and dear to Kevin’s heart. He shared with me how he and his recruits ring the bell for the Salvation Army during the Holiday Seasons. He’s convinced me to join him this December. We need more people like Kevin Willett to help business owners and jobseekers through these challenging times.

Bob McIntosh

The moment that I walked into my first networking event Kevin made me feel so welcome by introducing me around. By the end of the night I was walking out with a new friend and had made lots of great contacts. Thanks, Kevin, for providing a nice relaxing atmosphere and supporting local charities at the same time. Your fan and friend – Melissa, Keller Williams Nashua 


Melissa Alpuerto

Keller Williams Realty

Office: 603-883-8400 x363

Cell: 978-223-0530

[email protected]


I have attended several Friends Of Kevin events, not as a business owner, but as a job seeker. What impressed me most was that Kevin made it a point of knowing who I wasand why I was there when I attended my first event. I was immediately made to feel comfortable walking into the group. Everyone in the group was warm and personable.

The best part of the event for me was Kevin asking if anyone in the group was job searching. He knew I was and asked me to speak to the group telling them what kind of employment I was looking for.

From that first meeting I made some really great business contacts and even got a job interview from it.

Thank you Kevin for allowing business owners to promote their business, and for job seekers to promote themselves.

 Lisa Chakalos Ryan

 [email protected]



I have known Kevin Willett for over 6 years now and he has always strived to connect people in business and in the nonprofit segment of the business world.  Since starting Friends of Kevin he continues to find new connection to introduce to his ever growing group of friends.  I attend as many of the events as possible and joined his web site!  It is an honor to be a friend!  At every event I meet new people and get to connect with some I have met at past events.  By attending networking events regularly you will find your business increase because you will be fresh on the minds of the people you see when opportunities presents itself.


Thank you Kevin for continuing to find new venues and connections for your friends!  You are helping everyone!


Laura Rocha,  EFTS, Inc.


At my first "Friends of Kevin Networking Event" I met some very interesting people from the Lowell Area.  After sharing my story regarding my journey of writing the definitive 50 year history of the New England Patriots I set up a book signing event at a local business in downtown Lowell.   Please join us at the Welles Emporium, on 175 Middlesex Street, on Friday Nite, February 11th, from 7-9 pm, for a Pre-Valentine's Day "Total Patriots" Book Signing Event.


Great Job Kevin.


Go Patriots!!


Bob Hyldburg

Creative Historian of the Patriots





Friends of Kevin Friendworking Event - The Hellenic American Academy Oct 13th

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Hellenic American Academy and the Friends of Kevin will be hosting a Friendworking event at the academy on October 13th from 6 to 8pm. The academy is located at 41 Broadway Street in Lowell Ma. The admission fee is $10.00.

The mission of the Hellenic American Academy is to provide an elementary school education of the highest quality, enriched by the teaching of the Greek language, history, culture, and faith, in a warm family atmosphere. By providing a learning environment that is safe, supportive, and structured, we aim to provide the best opportunities for each student to develop his or her individuality and potential to the fullest. We strive to create a learning environment that is relevant and to stimulate intellectual curiosity while encouraging a sense of responsibility by challenging students to perform at their highest level of achievement.

Please use this link to signup on facebook or please email me if you are attending at [email protected]

For more information about the Friends of Kevin, please visit our website at or contact Kevin Willett at [email protected] or call 978-995-1743

Friends of Kevin Friendworking Event Salvation Army Lowell September 20th

Monday, September 20, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Salvation Army Lowell and the Friends of Kevin will be hosting a Frienworking event at the Salvation Army 150 Appleton Street Lowell ma on September 20th from 6 to 8pm. The admission fee is 10.00.

THE SALVATION ARMY OF Massachusetts offers recreational, spiritual, educational, and social programs to assist those in need. Our programs are open to people of all ages and are focused on building character, confidence, and capacity for excellence within underserved communities. For more information please visit their website at

For more information about this event or the Friends of Kevin please contact Kevin Willett at [email protected] or call 978-995-1743.


Friends of Kevin Friendworking Event - Lazarus House October 5th

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Lazarus House and the Friends of Kevin will be hosting a Friendworking event at the Lazarus House 410 Hampshire Street 2nd Floor Lawrence Ma on October 5th from 6 to 8pm. The admission fee is 10.00.

Lazarus House provides a continuum of services to people who are in dire need of life's most basic necessities, and our mission is to see the "face of Jesus" in all people we have the privilege to serve.

We help to prevent homelessness by providing food orders from our food pantry for those who cannot afford to pay both the rent and buy food. If that fails, we provide shelter. All of our guests are assigned an advocate who will assist them with a tailored plan for reconstructing their lives in a way that will allow them to be active and productive members of the community. For more information on the Lazarus House please visit their website

For more information about this event or the Friends of Kevin Please contact Kevin Willett at [email protected] or call 978-995-1743.

Friends of Kevin Friendworking Event NECB School August 23rd.

Monday, August 23, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The NECB School and the Friends of Kevin will be holding a Friendworking event at the NECB School 4 Dracut Street S.Lawrence Ma on August 23rd from 6 to 8pm. Admission fee for the event is 10.00

The NECB brings Professional Ballet to the Merrimack Valley for more information on the group please visit thier website at

You can register for this event on facebook by following this link

For more information on this event or the Friends of Kevin please email Kevin Willett at [email protected] or call 978-995-1743.

Friends of Kevin Friendworking Event at Chatterbox Cafe Windham NH July 28th

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Chatterbox Cafe and the Friends of Kevin will be hosting a Friendworking event at the Chatterbox Cafe 4 Cobbets Pond Road on July 28th from 6 to 8 pm. Admission fee is 10.00

Please RSVP for this event on our Facebook Fan page

For more information on this event please contact Kevin Willett at [email protected] or call 978-995-1743.

Friends of Kevin Friendworking Event - Big Friends Little Friends September 14th.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Big Friends Little Friends and the Friends of Kevin will be holding a Friendworking event on Tuesday September 14th from 6 to 8pm at Big Friends Little Friends 430 North Canal Street in Lawrence Ma. The admission fee is $10.00.

Big Friends Little Friends (FDBA Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lawrence) is a youth mentoring program that matches caring adult mentors with young people who could benefit from a relationship with a positive adult role model.  The goal of the program is to develop the positive potential of young people by providing them with support, guidance and friendship.  Big Friends Little Friends serves 15 towns in the Merrimack Valley. For more information on this group please visit their website.

Please use this link to register for the event

For more information on this event or the Friends of Kevin please email Kevin Willett at [email protected] or call 978-995-1743.