Friday, October 22, 2010

Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) - Friday, Oct 22

Hello Everyone,

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by our speaker, Gail Greenberg. The facilitator for this week will be Mario Tardif. We will devote the first hour, from 10 to 11 AM to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs & Leads. Please arrive early, so we can make every effort to start on time. In the second hour, Gail will talk about "Am I Insane or what?"

"Am I Insane or what?"

Gail will provide details at the meeting.

About Gail Greenberg:

Gail Greenberg functioned as a Senior Project manager in the High-Tech industry in the past 20 years. During this time she was part of a startup company where she held the position of Director of Business Development for 4 years until the company was bought.

As EMC alumni, she focused in Engineering Product Marketing proficient on "time to market" and "effective budgeting". Gail has PMP certification and served as the Director of Marketing of the PMI central chapter for couple of years.

She holds MBA from the Hebrew University and notable technology credentials which she attained during the years.

Since Gail was laid off, few months ago, she made a career change and opened her own real estate business.

Schedule for HNG Meetings:

November 5, 2010 Bill Bean "Reinventing Your Career in the Green Economy"
November 19, 2010 Joellyn Schwerdlin "Overcoming Negative Self-Talk Which Sabotages Job Search Success"
December 3, 2010 William Lippincott
December 17, 2010 Workshop

General Information:

The networking group meets in Hopkinton, at St. John the Evangelist Church parish hall. The meeting occurs, from 10 to 12 noon, and will meet every other Friday. The parish hall has a capacity for 250 people and there is plenty of parking spaces in the parking lot and on the street. Around the perimeter of the parish hall are rooms to allow us to have focused network groups or for any other purpose we need. We chose every other Friday to allow everyone to attend the Acton Networking Group or any other networking group, if they wanted, on the Friday we do not meet.

We will maintain our close affiliation with Acton Networkers by using the same list-server to share information between the groups. Any e-mails specific to the Hopkinton Networking Group (HNG) will be indicated in the subject line either by "Hopkinton Networking Group" or "HNG"; this way anyone attending these meetings will know the e-mail is intended for them.

We will follow the following agenda items:

  • Welcome
  • Landings (with doughnuts)
  • Announcements
  • New member introductions
  • Needs and Leads
  • Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group
  • Cleanup

For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would like to know:

  • Name
  • Skills and Value Statement
  • Where have you been?
  • Where are you going?
  • Your title
  • Your target companies
  • Geography of search
  • Name and e-mail address

If anyone wants to join our team, please let one of us know; we could always use the extra help and input for ideas.

Take Rt. 495 North/South and get off Exit 21A. Go through three traffic lights. Colella's Supermarket is on the right at the third traffic light. The first street after the third traffic light is Church Street, take a right turn. The church is on the right. Go around to the left of the parking lot and go into the side entrance of the parish hall.

Depending upon where you live, perhaps you may want to use Mapquest for a more direct route. The address of the church is:
St. John the Evangelist
20 Church Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Coordinators:

Daren Canfield       daren.canfield@...    
Patricia Centola     patricia.centola@...
Gil Krispien     
William Lam          wmlam508@...
Mario Tardif            mario_tardif@...

Andrea Haber (HNG Coordinator Emeritus; she is employed now)
Christine Hurley (HNG Coordinator Emeritus; she is employed now)
Marilyn Johnson (HNG Coordinator Emeritus; she is employed now)
Laura Nelson (HNG Coordinator Emeritus; she is employed now)
Del Richmond (HNG Coordinator Emeritus; he is employed now)
Diane Shelley (HNG Coordinator Emeritus; she is employed now)
Steve Sherlock (HNG Coordinator Emeritus; he is employed now)
Nancy Spadorcia (HNG Coordinator Emeritus; she is employed now)
Qing Ye (HNG Coordinator Emeritus; she is employed now)
Denise Zazzera (HNG Coordinator Emeritus; she is employed now)

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