Thursday, August 14, 2014

HNG Meeting August 15, 2014: Agenda: Speaker on Subject to be Announced at the Meeting

Hello Everyone, 

The agenda for Aug 15th Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be a speaker, Bill Lippincott. The facilitator for this week will be Sheri Ablaza. We will devote the first hour to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs & Leads. Important Note: Please make a serious, concerted effort to arrive before 10:00 AM. We are going to start the meeting on time at 10:00 AM. In the second hour, Bill will talk about a subject to be defined at the meeting.

Important Note: On Friday, Sep 12th, there will be the fifth version of the Job Search Jam Session. Job Search Jam Sessions #5 will be held in Hopkinton at the St John Evangelist Parish Center.

The cost of $8.00 you can pay online or at the door. Tickets can be purchased online or reserved so you can pay at the door. (To pay at the door – choose
'Show other payment options.' Advance registrations are highly encouraged to ensure we have a good count of participants to plan for the food and

The schedule will be similar to that held in 2013:

Topic To be Defined at the Meeting

Bill Lippincott

Financial Advisor, Northeast Wealth Management

Bill Lippincott is a results oriented professional with management experience in several industries specializing in financial services, customer relationship center operations, collections, project management, information systems, cost control and process engineering disciplines. He has a proven record of accomplishment of bottom line results through teamwork, customer focus, leadership and goal setting. His background includes many management leadership roles with P&L responsibilities; strategic planning and process design. He is an expert in succession planning strategies for small business owners and wealth distribution planning for individuals. He holds a Series 7 and 66 securities license and is an Investment Advisor Representative. Prior to his current work, Bill has held various managerial positions with NSTAR and GE Capital. He has held industry association leadership positions including a national speaker regarding data standards in a deregulated electric environment. Bill has authored several technical works adopted by the Electric Distribution industry. He is currently a member of the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chair of Norton Founders Day, Chair of the Norton Economic Development Committee and facilitator for the Employment Support Group of Norton.

Bill is married to Pam his bride of 30 years and has two grown children. He is active in his community, his church and with the Boy Scouts of America. When not working he enjoys sailing, golf, gardening and outdoor activities.

Recap of HNG Meeting of August 1, 2014:

Our 127th meeting had 27 people, this is 10 more than the previous meeting; 3 signed the New Member list. Gil Krispien was our facilitator. There was 3 introduction speeches. 

We had a speaker, Greg Page, who talked about "Online Identity Optimization for Job Seekers." This entailed the following:

Studies now show that anywhere from 85-95 percent of HR Departments research job candidates’ online profiles via sites like Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn. This presentation covers the basic aspects of online identity optimization, including strategies for accentuating strengths, avoiding common mistakes, and downplaying negative information. Along with recommendations about how to balance security concerns with the goal of presenting a comprehensive online presence, we mention techniques that people can use to passively monitor their online presence with minimal effort.

Schedule for HNG Meetings:

Sep 5 -  Alex Bering

General Information 

The networking group meets in Hopkinton, at St. John the Evangelist Church parish hall. The meeting occurs, from 10:00 to noon, and will meet the first and third Friday of the month. 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 the first and third 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: 
Sheri Ablaza 
Grace Carcich 
Emilia Gordon 
Gil Krispien 
William Lam 
Laura Startzenbach 

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