Monday, April 27, 2009

Upcoming April / May 2009 Networking Groups and Events in Seattle

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Wednesday, 4/29, 7am
Location: Seattle, WA
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Please help us celebrate 20 years of Hope, Home and Education at the First Place School annual fundraising breakfast. Breakfast program features keynote speaker Skip Rowland, and First Place students and families.

First Place Mission Statement:

First Place educates and nurtures children whose families struggle with the risk or reality of homelessness, where we offer housing, culturally relevant education and support services enabling families to achieve permanent stability.

Thursday, April 30, 2009
Thursday, 4/30, 5:30pm
Location: Snoqualmie, WA
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SAVE OUR RAILS! A benefit dinner for the Northwest Railway Musuem.

The evening includes:
*Your choice from four delicious entrees
*Picturesque train excursion after dinner
*Silent auction and lots of special surprises

Tickets are $85 person/$150 couple. Please email ticket requests to or give us a call at (425) 888-4441. For more information visit

Friday, May 1, 2009
Friday, 5/1, 7am
Location: Bellevue, WA
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In the world of solo-practice/small-practice consulting, delivering the work is the reward for finding, selling to and closing prospects. We are very well qualified to deliver the work. We often bring less expertise to the job of marketing and selling our services. Now, more than ever, we need to be more effective at staying positive, keeping our pipeline full and closing the sale. 15-year consulting veteran Ann Amati of Deliberate Strategies will discuss practical tips and tools to effectively market and sell your consulting services.

Saturday, May 2, 2009
Saturday, 5/2
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
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The Go Wild Kayak Expedition invites you show your support for wild salmon by paddling with them at their expedition launch at 9 a.m. on Sat, May 2, 2009 in Gig Harbor.

Participants wishing to launch with the expedition will be meeting at the Gig Harbor public boat ramp at 9:00 a.m. and launching promptly at 10:00 a.m. Those who need to rent kayaks will need to meet at Gig Harbor Rent-a-Boat, which is offering 20% off rentals for the event. Each paddler will receive an orange balloon to tie to their kayak to show their support.

We look forward to seeing you on the water!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Tuesday, 5/5, 9am
Location: Seattle, WA
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The Seattle Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens invites area boomers and seniors to their free annual Healthy Aging Fair on Tuesday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Central Bulding, 810 3rd Avenue. Guests can receive free a "Falls Risk Report Card," blood pressure, spinal and bone density checks.

Thursday, May 7, 2009
Thursday, 5/7, 11:30am
Location: Bellevue, WA
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Puget Sound Business Journal's Corporate Citizenship Luncheon, presented in part by the Seattle Foundation, offers a time to honor local corporate champions in the Puget Sound region.

Sunday, May 10, 2009
Sunday, 5/10, 10am
Location: Seattle, WA
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A great opportunity to meet people in the green field. Learn about Trees and Have Fun! Open and free to the public, with free parking. A huge event with activities for families, secret garden tours, celebrity gardeners (Ciscoe Morris, Marty Wingate, Arthur Lee Jacobsen, Linda Chalker-Scott), tree climbing and planting demos along with info booths, eco-friendly vendors and more. A symposium follows the following day for private and government green professionals. Info and vendor Booths are still available.

More events . . .

Saturday, April 25, 2009

ETP Network Hosts Don Gabor April 29, 2009

Click here to Register Now *Free Conference Call

In a job search?
Need new clients?
Keeping your options open?

As part of its successful
*free career management conference call series,
ETP Network hosts
world known author & speaker
Don Gabor
, discussing his newly released book
"How to Turn Small Talk Into BIG Deals"

April 29, 2009 - Session Starts Promptly at 9:00PM EST

Limited Lines for This *FREE Call - So Dial In Early

Plug In - Charge Up - Get Connected
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Limited Space Global Call - So Dial in Early

*Check with your phone carrier. There may be charges based on location time zone.

Special Guest: Don Gabor, Author of
"How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends" and "Turn Small Talk into Big Deals"
About Don Gabor
Don trains executives, managers and staff on how to work more effectively with coworkers and clients. He is the author of the bestseller, How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends, (Fireside/Simon & Schuster) and ten other books and tapes on interpersonal communication skills.

Don has been writing books and offering communication programs since 1980. His clients include Korin Japanese Trading Corp. Marriott Hotels, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Standard & Poors, Time Inc., Viacom and many others.

Don was a spokesperson for Sprint and Frito-Lay, and is a frequent media guest with over 1000 print, radio and television placements, including "60 Minutes with Andy Rooney." The New Yorker called Don, "a gifted conversationalist." He has been a member of the National Speakers Association since 1991. He founded his company Conversation Arts Media in 1991.