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LinkingRaleighnc.com presents OpenLink event at Solas restaurant, Sept 16th


Come and network for FREE with local professionals and business owners while supporting a good cause.
On 9/16/2010 LinkingRaleighNC.com will be hosting the OpenLink Networking Event and School Supplies Drive presented by Solas Restaurant Lounge & Rooftop in downtown Raleigh.
This event is open to all members of this group and their guests. We ask that you do use this page to register for the event and let us know how many guest you are bringing.
http://openlink.ettend.com/
We are proud to announce that we have partnered with the United Way of the Greater Triangle for this event.
We ask that you bring one school supply item to this event. All collected school supplies will be given to the United Way of the Greater Triangle to distribute to teachers and students throughout the Triangle. School supply items can include unopened packages of pens, pencils, dry erase markers, filler paper, notebooks, backpacks, etc. For more information about the United Way of the Greater Triangle please visit: http://www.unitedwaytriangle.org/
Would you like to partner with LinkingRaleighNC.com by helping sponsor this event?
We are offering two very affordable packages that any small business owner would be crazy not to take advantage the opportunity. Contact me at events@LinkingRaleighNC.com for all the details.

LinkingRaleighnc.com presents Uplink Professional and Business Networking Luncheon


The UpLink Professional and Business Networking Luncheon is a networking luncheon opportunity for you to meet other local professionals.
Topic: Discover and Share New Opportunities
Come and network with local professionals over lunch. If you are looking for the next opportunity or interested in sharing opportunities the come and lunch with us at the Matthews House. Everyone will get a chance to share their opportunities.
If you are:
* Looking for a new job or career
* Looking to hire
* Looking for new business relationships
* Looking to get the word out about your business
* Looking for someone with a solution
…then you need join us for lunch!
A buffet lunch catered by The Matthews House will be provided.
http://uplink3.ettend.com/
LinkingRaleighNC.com
This is a professional networking group for all those hard working professionals and business owners in the Raleigh – Durham and Triangle area of North Carolina. Members span groups on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouNoodle and the online community at htt p://My.LinkingRaleighN C.com
The Matthews House is located near the heart of the Triangle in Cary, NC. A picturesque setting for lovely garden wedding ceremonies and receptions. Large ballroom with all bamboo floors for dancing! An executive conference room in the main house, perfect for corporate clients. Executive Chef and Banquet Manager on site. The Matthews House delivered fabulous foods all around RTP since 2001.
Event Coordination by:
CBJ Promotional Avenues – Christina Blandi-James
CBJ Promotional Avenues strives to help the small to medium sized businesses gain that “BIG” company voice out in the market place. With the integral components of Marketing Collateral, Social Media, Promotional Products, Press Releases and BEST of all, Event Planning and Management.
Mission: CBJ Promotional Avenues is recognized as serving the community, using a team approach to provide dependable, creative, ethical results driven marketing products and services.

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.