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LinkingRaleighnc.com’s OpenLink Holiday Networking event, DEC. 2nd

DON’T MISS OUT…REGISTER TODAY!

LinkingRaleighNC.com will be holding it’s second annual Holiday Networking and Charity Event at the downtown Raleigh Sheraton on 12/2/2010. Come to network with local professionals and business owners. Refresh your connections and make new ones while supporting a charitible cause.
Last year the event was attended by over 225 local professionals and business owners. We collected over 425 pound of food for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. This year we have partnered with them again. We are expecting to have more people attend this year as well as collect even more donations for the Food Bank. We are asking attendees to bring at least one non-perishable food item to contribute to the Food Bank which will then be distributed through out the 35 counties that they serve.
Sponsors include:
GoldLink Sponsors
Jason’s Deli
Toni Drapkin – Edward Jones Logo
Storr Office Environments
Raleigh Downtowner Magazine
AdzZoo
3 GoldLink Sponsor Tables Left!
SilverLink Sponsors
Triangle Healthy Vending
TekSystems
2 Silver Sponsor spots Left!
Media Sponsors
Connect Marketing and Design (Graphics) One Vision Photography (Photography)
We are still accepting sponsors. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a sponsor for this event please contact Christina Blandi-James for more information.

Event Coordination by: Christina Blandi-James with CBJ Promotional Avenues

LinkingRaleigh presents Uplink “Social Media Marketing”

The UpLink Professional and Business Networking Luncheon is a networking luncheon opportunity for you to meet other local professionals.
Topic: Social Media Marketing and Business
This is your opportunity to come and hear from professionals of social media marketing. Gain insight, knowledge and inspiration that may help you find a new way to attract new customers and prepare you for the changes ahead.
The panelists will discuss how they use social media marketing in their role, discuss best practices and share insights into what is to come, followed by questions from attendees.
Panelists include:
* James Wong – Marketing Communications Manager at iContact
* Martin Brossman – Owner and Social Media Coach at Martin Brossman and Associates
* Greg Hyer – Founder of LinkingRaleighNC.com
Will you join us for lunch? Register TODAY!
http://uplink4.ettend.com/
A buffet lunch catered by The Matthews House will be provided.
Event Coordination by:
CBJ Promotional Avenues – Christina Blandi-James

LinkingRaleighNC.com Presents UpLink Professional and Business Luncheon May 18th


LinkingRaleighNC.com Presents UpLink Professional and Business Luncheon May 18, 2010 11:30am to 1:30pm The Matthews House, Cary
The UpLink Professional and Business Luncheon is a networking luncheon opportunity for you to meet other local professionals and hear from local experts.
Topic: Sales, Service and Support. Working as a Team
Panelists Include:
Jim Morgan, M.A., Team Coach and Founder of TeamTrainers Consulting
Martin Brossman, Success Coach and Founder of Martin Brossman and Associates

(More Information will follow).
A buffet lunch catered by The Matthews House will be provided.
Venue Sponsor: The Matthews House Catering
Event Coordination by: CBJ Promotional Avenues – Christina Blandi-James

Lessons Learned and Capitalizing on them! Perseverance….

I recently began my newest side of my venture, event planning. I have been thrilled to be back in the industry where I grew up and first fell in love with it as a career. After having gone through several years of being absent and raising a young family (they are teens now) and realizing that kind of life (10-12= hours a day) was not conducive to family life, I have reentered the way of life on my terms! I have been able to incorporate planning events into my already existing promotional marketing company. The added dimension has blossomed into something with so many possibilities for the future. I have appreciated the clients that have given me the influence to create the ideas I presented and have seen the value in raising their profiles in the marketplace. As well as having realized the value of being a part of two of my newest clients, www.LinkingRaleighnc.com and MA Engineering, organizations. So Thanks to Greg @LinkingRaleigh and Arvin Manitkala of MA Engineering. Thanks guys! You’re the best. I will continue to help you all attain the exposure in the market place of events helping the members of LinkingRaleighnc.com and its members gain their next opportunity and gaining more web and marketing knowledge.
In times as uncertain as these, with the market going up and down like a yo yo, I have been able to build upon something so innate to me as breathing is. Event planning has captured my heart once again and it flutters with every success I bring to the table! The thrill of it all, it really is not work at all. This passion that has captured me once again, is the same kind of passion I wish for everyone. At the time, before his passing before my upcoming marriage to my then fiance, my future father in law gave me the same advice my Dad did when I was trying to decide what to do with my life, “Always Follow Your Heart” So true are these words. I have finally begun to understand these words as my wisdom and experience has taught me. And my kids see what the perseverance efforts and feeling of pride can bring and I hope it rubs off on them and their decisions for life.