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FREE Friends of Kevin Business Networking Event in Tyngsboro

Date: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 7:30am - 9:00am

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 morning networking event  in Tyngsboro Ma at Bliss Color Studio.  The Friendworking event will be held on July 16th  from 730am to 9am Bliss Color Studio is located at 130 Middlesex Road in Tyngsboro Ma.

Space is limited to 20 people so please regsiter early for this event.

You can register on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/639012692860557/

You can register on meetup at http://www.meetup.com/Friendsofkevin/events/191593752/

Three Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. As a sponsor you will receive 3 minutes to promote your business to the group. The fee to be a sponsor is $50.00

We have 3 opportunites to promote your non profit to the group for 1 minute. You must pre-regsiter and email me at[email protected] if you are interested.

We have 3 opportunities available for job seekers to promote themselves to the group. You must pre-regsiter and email me at [email protected] if you are interested.

I would like to thank  Deb from Bliss Color Studio for hosting this event. Please become a fan of their page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/BLISS-COLOR-STUDIO/106224587458

Networking Success Story - Brenda Beaudoin - Beaudoin & Associates Realtors

I have been in the real estate business for 28 years now and found one of the best sources of meeting people is networking.  Especially if you want to meet other business owners and leaders.  I check monthly with all the area networking opportunities and book them in my calendar in advance.  And I always make sure to visit the same source on numerous occasions, because it takes someone receiving your business card 10 times before they truly remember you.  And, meeting people face to face gives you an opportunity to talk to them and see what type of business they are in and what kind of referrals they are looking for and also let them know all about you.  Follow up is always the key however, a follow up call or note tend to bring the relationship to the next level.  Be a good listener!

Friends of Kevin has been my primary source of networking, although I certainly search out others in the area.  But the reason why Kevin’s comes to the top of mind is that he always goes the extra mile to put people together!

 

Free Friends of Kevin Morning Networking Event in Tewksbury Ma at the Merrimack Valley Pavilion

Date: 
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:30am - 9:00am

Kevin Willett the Founder of the Friends of Kevin networking group is happy to announce that the Friends of Kevin will be having an Efficient Breakfast Networking event in Tewksbury Ma at the Merrimack Valley Pavilion The Friendworking event will be held on May 15th from 730 to 9am at the Merrimack Valley Pavilion  located at 2087 Main st in Tewksbury Ma. 

You can register on Meetup at http://www.meetup.com/Friendsofkevin/events/181747552

You can register on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1449873628591770/  

Three Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. As a sponsor you will receive 3 minutes to promote your business to the group. The fee to be a sponsor is $50.00

We have 3 opportunites to promote your non profit to the group for 1 minute. You must pre-regsiter and email me at [email protected] if you are interested.

We have 3 opportunities available for job seekers to promote themselves to the group. You must pre-regsiter and email me at [email protected] if you are interested.

 

New to the Merrimack Valley in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, just 20 minutes north of Boston, and centrally located on Route 38 (Main Street Tewksbury, MA) between routes 495 and 93 is the Merrimack Valley Pavilion featuring lots of good family fun! 

Come play at our beautiful “Tiki Island” mini golf course nestled beside the Shawsheen River, or come inside to challenge yourself to a laser tag game at our new state-of-the-art 6,000 square foot, multi-level laser tag arena, “The Jungle”. Once inside, you'll find a family-friendly atmosphere in our “Sports Café” where you can relax and cheer on your favorite sports teams on one of our plasma TV's while enjoying one of 25 flavors of delicious Richardson's ice cream, 6 frozen yogurt flavors, soft serve, pizza, chicken fingers and fries. And if that's not enough, you can even create your own sundae at our sundae bar. The kids will love the adjacent arcade. We have seating both indoors and outdoors on our scenic patio. 

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 wont 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 6,500 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 [email protected]

Free Friends of Kevin Networking Event in Billerica Ma

Date: 
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 7:30am - 9:30am

Kevin Willett the Founder of the Friends of Kevin networking group is happy to announce that the Friends of Kevin will be having an Morning Networking event in Billerica Ma at Cafe 101. The Friendworking event will be held on May 30th from 730 to 9am. Cafe 101 is located at 101 Billerica Ave in Billerica Ma.  

You can register on Meetup at  http://www.meetup.com/Friendsofkevin/events/183722002/

You can register on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/551106335007227/

Three Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. As a sponsor you will receive 3 minutes to promote your business to the group. The fee to be a sponsor is $50.00  

We have 3 opportunites to promote your non profit to the group for 1 minute. You must pre-regsiter and email me at [email protected] if you are interested.

We have 3 opportunities available for job seekers to promote themselves to the group. You must pre-regsiter and email me at [email protected] if you are interested.  

Located at 101 Billerica Ave in Billerica, MA, Café 101 serves breakfast and lunch every business day.  You'll find our food to be fresh and of the highest quality. Every day, we serve two types of homemade soups that vary based on available ingredients. More importantly, everything we prepare is homemade (including stuffing, salsa, cranberry sauce, etc.). 

We happily deliver our food to anyone located in the Brookwood Park Business Center. If you don't work in the Office Park, we will deliver to you with a minimum order. There is tons of parking, and we are a great, quick escape for a delicious breakfast or lunch.  

Café 101 also provides catering services for corporate or private functions. Take a look at our diverse catering menu and have us cater your next event. We’ll eliminate the stress and your guests will rave about the food.  

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 wont 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 6,500 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 [email protected]

FREE Friends of Kevin Business Networking Event in Tyngsboro

Date: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 7:30am - 9:30am

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 morning networking event  in Tyngsboro Ma at Bliss Color Studio.  The Friendworking event will be held on May 14th  from 730am to 9am Bliss Color Studio is located at 130 Middlesex Road in Tyngsboro Ma.

Space is limited to 20 people so please regsiter early for this event.

You can regsiter on facebook at 

You can regsiter on meetup at 

Three Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. As a sponsor you will receive 3 minutes to promote your business to the group. The fee to be a sponsor is $50.00

We have 3 opportunites to promote your non profit to the group for 1 minute. You must pre-regsiter and email me at[email protected] if you are interested.

We have 3 opportunities available for job seekers to promote themselves to the group. You must pre-regsiter and email me at [email protected] if you are interested.

I would like to thank  Deb from Bliss Color Studio for hosting this event. Please become a fan of their page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/BLISS-COLOR-STUDIO/106224587458

Exclusive Business Networking Event in Dracut for people in Real Estate and Contractors

Date: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Friends of Kevin Networking Group is hosting an exclusive networking event on Wednesday morning April 23rd for people in real estate / contractors. This event will be held at Dracut Law Office 101 Broadway Road from 8am to 9am with a $20.00 admission fee. Space is limited to 10 people with no overlap of professions. If you would like to attend you must email me at [email protected] and I will let you know if a spot is available for you. No walk in registration is available for this event. 

Who would you like to meet?

After four years as a professional networker I have realized that most people have at least one person that they would like to meet but simply havent found a way to connect with them. So lets try to use the power of social media to help you conect. Please send me an email at [email protected] and tell me who you would like to meet and the name of their company and I will use my 10,000 social media  contacts to try to help you. 

If we havent connected on Facebook, Linkedin, Google+ or Twitter please connect with me so that we can network together and please encourage your friends to do the same. 

The Benefits of Membership in the Friends of Kevin Networking Group

Some people have mentioned that they didn’t know that they could become a member of the Friends of Kevin Networking Group. So I thought it may be a good idea to bring it up in this month’s newsletter.  Yes, we do offer memberships in the group. Here are the major benefits of membership:

1. Promotion to my over 11,000 social media connections through the use of my blog.

2. Personal introductions to potential clients and partners to help you grow your business.

3. A 15 minute interview on the Friends of Kevin Radio show.

4. Members receive their own page on the Friends of Kevin website which helps with SEO

5. Membership is limited to 300 clients to better help you market your business.

6. Low membership fee of only $200.00 per year.

 

No other networking group offers this combination of services to help you grow your business. If you would like to learn more please call me at 978-995-1743 or email me at [email protected]

Networking Success Story - Laura Scott - Cinderella's Dust Worthy Cleaning

As a Small business owner, I was lucky enough to know the importance of networking prior to starting my business.  Starting a business is easy, continually Growing your business is not.  Advertising is a great tool, but it cost a lot of money.   Advertising gets your Company name out there, but it does not get your reputation out there.  Networking is the easiest and cheapest way I have found to keep my business growing.  Kevin Willet has been instrumental in helping me to continually grow my business.  Three years ago when he asked me to invest in him and his Dream, I didn't hesitate.  October is my month to renew my membership, with out hesitation I renew because I know Kevin is out there every day working for me!  Just one referral from Kevin pays for my membership for the year and then some. 

Getting a referral from Kevin is always easier than the normal "Found you on the Web" client.  They have already been recommend by Kevin so the only thing they want to know is "How soon can you Start ? "  It always amazes me how easy it is.

The other Great thing about having Kevin Willet on your team is I always know who to call when I need anything.  From where to Donate a winter coat, to finding a Plumber, a dog walker or an extra employee for the day.

 

I appreciate all the work he does and I am Grateful to be a " Friend Of Kevin " 

Laura Scott

 

Owner  of Cinderella's Dust-Worthy Cleaning
http://www.cinderellasdustworthy.com/

Networking Success Story - Donna Mcdonough - New England Career Services

I have always been a strong advocate of networking.  I truly believe it is the backbone of my business!  It is so much easier to get your foot in the door if you have a personal contact within a company.  In today's busy workplace, people's time is limited.  Although I do cold calling, it has always been more productive for me when I can contact a company and refer to a networking contact to help reach the person I want to connect with.  I believe people feel more comfortable when there is a mutual contact.

Although I have been in the job placement industry for several years, I worked in direct sales for 18 years.  I was one of the top sales people in New England. I contributed my success to networking.  I would always ask for referrals and these referrals ultimately brought me more business.  One must realize that "no" does not always mean "no forever". I learned to keep the door open, and would always ask permission if I could follow up again in a few months.  The majority of the time, people welcomed a second phone call. 

Patience is a key factor in networking.  It takes time to build relationships.  I do not feel comfortable giving referrals to people until I get to know and trust them.  If one walks into a networking meeting and expects "instant referrals", they are setting themselves up for disappointment.  I facilitate a networking group called Business Supporting Business out of Nashua.  We pride ourselves on relationship building first....in time the referrals will come and they do come!

As a career counselor with New England Career Services LLC, it is so important for me to be able to reach out to a networking contact when I need help.  Not only do I assist people finding  employment, I also work with individuals who are trying to determine a new career path.  Informational interviews are a big part of my business.  Being able to sit down with someone and learn about what they do, what a typical day is like in their business, what training/education is necessary and what are the pros and cons of their industry have helped many of my clients make a more informed choice when deciding on a career path.

Friends of Kevin has been a great resource for me.  I know I can call Kevin and feel confident he can come up with a referral for me whenever I need assistance. In today's world, unfortunately it is "who you know versus what you know" that can help people find a job.  For anyone in the job market, network, network, network every day!  Let everyone know you are looking for work.  Your bank teller, you hairdresser, your financial adviser....it doesn't matter...just letting people know you are seeking a job can do wonders. 

 

It is important to look at networking as a partnership.  When I approach a networking event, I always walk in to a group thinking "how can I help someone?  According to Dale Carnegie, "You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."