Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce :Grow Your Business Lunch

In CLAUDIA MACDERMOTT, Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce on March 23, 2009 at 12:09 am

Grow Your Business Lunch
How to Network Your Way Out of Any Recession
Tue, March 24, 2009
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Winberies Restaurant & Bar, 30 Oak Street
Cost: $20 per person

Event Description
Wouldn’t it be great if we could all have our own personal economic stimulus package? Wouldn’t it just be terrific if we could make ourselves and our businesses recession-proof? You know, like a superhero, impervious to bullets, able to fend off anything that comes along, brush ourselves off and keep going?

The answer lies in becoming a professional networker, possessed of the knowledge, skills and tools to ride out any economic tidal wave. Sound like a long-term plan? Well, it is. So what can we do now, right now, to survive or even thrive? There are key activities that business people can engage in now, right now that will have both short and long term benefits.

Come learn what those keys are at the lunch seminar Tuesday, March 24. Enjoy lunch at Winberies Restaurant and learn about this very important topic. Chamber members and non-members encouraged to attend.

About the Speaker

CLAUDIA MACDERMOTT Claudia MacDermott is a trainer and speaker who loves to see the light go on when she is working with others helping them to improve their networking skills.

Here are some interesting facts about her:

1. She is the winner of the Teal Heart award for service from the Bergen County chapter of NJAWBO – the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners.

2. She has spoken for business groups more than 1,000 times and was a presenter at the May 2008 BNI National Directors Conference in Orlando.

3. She has appeared in productions with several New Jersey community theater groups.

4. She created the “Power of 100 Women” networking event that has been held for 8 years in northern New Jersey.

5. She is a reviewer for the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters.

6. She is co-authoring a book about networking to be published this summer.

Here are her keys to success: A sunny-side up positive outlook on life. She believes that we all have enormous untapped potential.

Her philosophy is this: It isn’t what happens, it is how we choose to respond.


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