Monthly Archives: August 2011

Finally we have electricity again…

You might have missed my weekly list of events. I lost power at my house on Sunday morning early and it just came back a few hours ago.

 

For the rest of the week I am referring you to the list my friend David Gussin of 516ADs produces:

http://516ads.com/LongIsland-Networking-Events.php

Long Island (networking) Events, August 21 – 28, 2011

REGISTER NOW
September 18
How to Thrive Amidst Chaos
“Reduce Stress, Create Dreams And Heal Your Life Both Physically And Emotionally”
LET THE PERK-U-LATORS PERK U UP!
9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Holiday Inn Westbury, 369 Old Country Road, Carle Place
Cost: $100.00 – registration closes 8/22
http://www.balanceandpower.com/events.php

VENDORS NEEDED
September 17 and 18
Fine Arts and Craft Autumn Fair
St.Pauls Field House, 295 Stewart Avenue, Garden City
Contact mcmullenpro33@yahoo.com
Theresa Marie 516 221-6593

August 22
NETWORKING WITH NYBA (NY Business Alliance)
8:00AM
Paradise Diner, 579 Veterans Hwy, Hauppauge
RSVP Laurinda Handlik – 631-926-2899

August 22
Northshore Business Chamber
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Candlelight Diner in Commack
No membership fee to become a sponsor
Pay for your own breakfast + $2 donation
http://northshorebusinesschamber.com/

August 23
Long Island Networking Meeting
7:45 AM
Lighthouse Restaurant Diner, 3240 Sunrise Highway, Wantagh
http://www.meetup.com/Long-Island-Networking-Group/events/29885031/confirm/?rv=me1.2o

August 23
516ADS.com Breakfast Networking
Panera Bread, 1025 West Montauk Highway, West Babylon
8AM
Breakfast cost $3 – $5

August 23
Orientation of a new chapter of LeTip
11 AM – 1 PM
Lake Grove Diner
Andrea Vilardi – 631-338-5258

August 23
IBWC Tradeshow, Seminar and Networking Event
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Brandywine, 55-15 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck
www.ibwctradeshow82311.eventbrite.com
Call Karen Bomzer at 631.754.6640 for more information

August 23
Career Transitions Associates
Resume Critique and Career Coaching
6 – 8PM
Remax Building, CTA Conference Room,1670 Old Country Road, Plainview
$15PP (Use code ACE)
RSVP to Bob Simmons 516.501.0717 / CTASimmons@aol.com

August 23
516Ads.com & 631Ads.com Networking Night
6PM – 8PM
Kasey’s American Grill, 23 North Park Avenue, Rockville Centre

August 23
Cardinal Networking
6PM – 8PM
Carlyle at the Palace, 1600 Round Swamp Road, Plainview
Complimentary appetizers and drink specials
$20 with Pre-Registration – $25 at the door
http://ctglongislandaug23.eventbrite.com/

August 23
Learn to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business and Learn to Dress for Success
7 – 9 PM
The Family Wellness Center, 641 Old Country Road, Plainview
http://www.meetup.com/The-Wellness-and-Entrepreneurs-Exchange/

August 24
Breakfast networking
Panera Bread, 313 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre
8AM
Breakfast cost $3 – $5

August 24
VAN (Value Added Networking) Group
8 – 9 30 AM
FREE
Wyld Chyld Cafe / Tattoo Parlor, 1708 Sunrise Highway, Merrick
Info/RSVP Patrick Rodgers 516.608.0349

August 24
The Round Table Networking Lunch
12:00pm – 2pm
The Blue Lagoon, 677 Farmingdale Rd. (Rt. 109) West Babylon
$15 for lunch
RSVP a must- Kenneth J, Greene – 631-882-7018

August 24 – 28, 2011
Italian Festival
Michael J. Tully Park (Indoor Pool), Denton/Evergreen, New Hyde Park
WED/THUR/FRI 6 – 11 PM, SAT 3 – 11 PM , SUN FREE admission 3 – 11 PM
$1 / children free

August 25
Interchange Business Organization (IBO)
7:30 AM
Greenvale Townhouse Restaurant, 49 Glen Cove Road, Greenvale
For more information call Lisa Cohn – 516-759-0550 ext. 235
http://www.meetibo.com

August 25
Teammates Business Networking
10AM – 12 Noon
American Red Cross, 195 Willis Avenue, Mineola
one per industry
$5 – 100% of the funds are donated to the American Red Cross of Nassau County
RSVP a must-Salil Zaveri 516-924-7999

August 25
Networking Happy Hour @ Retro Lounge & Grill
6-8 pm
Retro Lounge & Grill, 10 Brooklyn Avenue, Freeport
2 for 1 drink special on selected drinks and FREE hors d’oeuvres
Free parking at LIRR parking lot across from Retro Lounge & Grill (parking is free from 3pm Mon-Fri)

August 26
Fondue Mingle and Speed Dating
8 PM
Simply Fondue, 24 Great Neck Road, Great Neck
$38
http://www.7-in-heaven.com/calendar.html

August 26 – August 28
Long Island Green Energy Expo
The Hyatt Regency Hotel
For more info and/or sponsorship opportunities pleae visit http://lipga.com/expo.pdf

August 26
LIMBA (Long Island Mid-Suffolk Business Association)
Holiday Inn, 3845 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Ronkonkoma
8:30-9:30 AM (registration opens at 8:00)
$15/25 for members and $20 for non members
ernie@limba.net
http://www.limba.net

August 26
Auditions “Are You The Next Teresa Girl”
1 – 4 PM
Viana Hotel and Spa, 3998 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury
YOU CAN ALSO UPLOAD YOUR OWN AUDITION VIDEO UNTIL JULY 31st
Register online NOW http://teresagirl.com/

August 26
Summer Networking Happy Hour
The Blue Lagoon, West Babylon
4-7PM
1/2 Priced Drinks/ $5 Appetizers

August 26
Long Island Speed Dating
8 PM
Tavern 18
$35.75    Reservation bef 8/24    $34.25 with discount code
$40.75    Reservation on/aft 8/24    $39.25 with discount code
Use discount code BISK
http://weekenddating.com/upcoming.shtml?eventid=904

August 27
8th Annual Golf Classic Network Event
11am-5pm
Riis Park
$50 Pre-Registration / $60 Registration at the Park
Cost includes: *18 holes of golf *Golf clinic- NY Golf Center *Refreshments – Food, BBQ *DJ Eric Polite
Sponsorship available
RSVP & Payments Contact: Sharon or Derrick info@netstruc.net POSTPONED TO NEXT SATURDAY!!!!

August 27
Singles BBQ
2 PM
RJ Daniels
$10.00        Reservation bef 8/25    $9.99 with discount code
$20.00    Reservation on/aft 8/26    $19.99 with discount code
Use discount code BISK
http://weekenddating.com/upcoming.shtml?eventid=948

August 27
Airpower Museum Sizzling Summer Dance Party
7 PM
American Airpower Museum, 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale
$30
http://www.7-in-heaven.com/calendar.html

August 28
Nature Walk and Walt Whitman Birthplace visit
11:30 PM
246 Old Walt Whitman Road, West Hills
$5
http://www.7-in-heaven.com/calendar.html

ARTICLES WANTED… grab your chance to get your name out !!

LongIsland.com has an Expert area at experts.longisland.com with article topics ranging from acupuncture to yoga.

 

If you would like to contribute, please send an email to articles@longisland.com and tell us who you are and what topics you would like to write about that you are passionate about.

Raffle Gifts at the AUGUST 9, 2011 meeting…

1)    Singles event organizer, Gail Adams, http://www.7-in-heaven.com is offering $20 off a singles events of choice

2)    Eileen Lichtenstein, Wilma Zaltman and Diana Moore offer discounted tickets to their September 18th workshop – “How to Thrive Amidst Chaos”!

3)    Optician, Arthur Singer http://www.opticmasters.com is offering a FREE eye exam PLUS 20% off glasses

4)    Dr. Linda Eisen, is offering a discounted first visit (value $100) to her Chiropractic Care,   http://www.drleisen.com

5)    Mitch Gold, Classic Home Services, has generously offered a FREE carpet cleaning, http://www.LIPainting.LI

6)    Bruce Chamoff, CEO of Hot Web Ideas is offering One Month Free Feature on  http://www.LIBusinessCards.com Your business card and QR Code will display on a Long Island map where consumers can find your business in their areas (QR Code included for free)

7)    Teresa Ward of http://www.TeresasFamilyCleaning is offering $75 discount towards a house cleaning

8)    Sherri Gillespie – http://www.MRGMarketingCorp.com gave away a cookbook

9)    Eileen Lichtenstein of http://www.BalanceAndPower.com will hold a free session with one lucky winner

10)    Howard and Yvonne Bisk gave away 5 door prizes http://www.HowardsHomes.com plus a $20 gift certificate to Cue 9 Billiards and restaurant http://www.cue-nine.com/

11)    Janine Friedman provides Pilates and Fittness classes and offers a personal training session, including a consult/assessment ($160 value) – http://www.EsteemFit.com

12)    Doctor Promo, Regina Finkelstein, offered an umbrella http://www.DoctorPromo.biz

13)    A discount of $200 for the creation of a new website by Neil Ackerman – http://www.MarketAmerica.com/rgttouch

14)    Anne Antonucci is offering complimentary nutritional consultation (45 minutes) or a free private yoga or tai chi class (1 hour) in your home http://www.healholistically.com

Long Island (networking) Events, August 15 – 21, 2011

REGISTER NOW
September 18
How to Thrive Amidst Chaos
“Reduce Stress, Create Dreams And Heal Your Life Both Physically And Emotionally”
LET THE PERK-U-LATORS PERK U UP!
9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Holiday Inn Westbury, 369 Old Country Road, Carle Place
Cost: $100.00  – registration closes 8/22
http://www.balanceandpower.com/events.php

VENDORS NEEDED
September 17 and 18
Fine Arts and Craft Autumn Fair
St.Pauls Field House, 295 Stewart Avenue, Garden City
Contact mcmullenpro33@yahoo.com
Theresa Marie 516 221-6593

August 15
Northshore Business Chamber
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Candlelight Diner in Commack
No membership fee to become a sponsor
Pay for your own breakfast + $2 donation
http://northshorebusinesschamber.com/

August 15
Freeport Business and Support Group
6 – 9 PM
$15 (incl. Buffet)
Retro Lounge and Grill, 10 Brooklyn Avenue, Freeport
For more info. http://FreeportNetworkingGroup.com
RSVP – Georgia @ 516.377.1191 or Georgia123@optonline.net

August 16
Business Breakfast
Preferred Provider Network
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Carlyle at the Palace, 1600 Round Swamp Road, Plainview
To register, guests must send by e-mail Your Name, Company Name, Company Address, Company Telephone Number to ppn@nnappn.com
http://www.nnappn.com/

August 16
SOUTH SHORE NETWORKING MEETING
8AM
Imperial Diner, 63 West Merrick Road, Freeport
$15 for breakfast
ONE per industry group
RSVP a must – Sherri 516 623 5883

August 16
All Day Golf Outing Event
hosted by LIHCC and Wickers Restaurant
8:00am – 11:00am
The Great Rock Golf Club
$175 per Golfer incl. Bus Transportation, Golf (Carts, Greens fee and Range), Roving Bar, Lunch and Dinner
http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=223218117719470

August 16
The Original 3rd Tuesdays (open networking)
by ActionCoach of Long Island
4 – 8 PM
The Grille Room, 160 Adams Avenue,  Hauppauge
http://www.3rdtuesdays.com/

August 16
Free Seminar & Business Networking
Supersize Your Business Using Social Media – Top Ten Tools
6 – 8 pm
Retro Lounge & Grill, 10 Brooklyn Avenue, Freeport
Free parking at LIRR Parking Lot
Limited seating RSVP to sandra@smbizsol.com

August 16
The After-Work Business Network Mixer
6 – 8 PM
Strawberry’s Sports Grill, 42-15 235th Street, Douglaston
FREE event, complimentary appetizers
Intended For: Realtors, CPAs, Developers, REO Service Providers, Asset Managers, Architects, Investors, Attorneys, Contractors, Engineers, Renovation Specialists, Builders & Property Managers (NO MORTGAGE related PROFESSIONALS)
To Register: All attendees must send an email consisting of their; Full Name, Title/Position, Company/Firm, E-mail address and Phone# to EVANTZ@YAHOO.COM

August 17
MacArthur Business Alliance
Ronkonkoma Holiday Inn
breakfast 7:30 am
RSVP themailinglady@aol.com

August 17
How to Get Better Results from Trade Show Exhibiting
FREE Lunch & Learn seminar
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Skyline New York, 60 Plant Avenue, Hauppauge
http://bit.ly/Skyline-Lunch-And-Learn

August 17
LI CONNECTS 2011 SUMMER SOCIAL
Fundraiser for Angela’s House
‎6:00PM
56th Fighter Group Restaurant, 7160 Republic Airport, East Farmingdale
http://angelashouse.org
$20 per person incl. a full on buffet and donation to Angela’s House
RSVP please contact Tiffany O’Reilly – 631-504-9202

August 17
“Technology – Whose Idea Is It Anyway?”
5:30 – 8:30PM
Chateau, 440 Old Country Road, Carle Place
Gerry Bodner and Jonathan Exor, Author specializing in social media & technology
$30PP incl. – Top shelf open bar, buffet, etc.
RSVP Cindy@iqconline.com or 631.439.6864

August 17
The Hispanic Network’s 2nd Anniversary
6 – 9 PM
Holiday Inn, 369 Old Country Road, Carle Place
Member $40 / Non-Members $60  (Only for non-members code Sherri $15 off)
Networking and Buffet Dinner
Display tables incl. dinner for $75.
INFO – Maria Prieto  thehispanicnetwork@gmail.com

August 17
Tarot readings
Rock Spot Bullitts Saloon, 2955 Merrick Road, Bellmore
7:30 PM
$20
http://www.7-in-heaven.com/calendar.html

August 18
Interchange Business Organization (IBO)
7:30 AM
Greenvale Townhouse Restaurant, 49 Glen Cove Road, Greenvale
For more information call Lisa Cohn – 516-759-0550 ext. 235
http://www.meetibo.com

August 18
Teammates Business Networking
10AM – 12 Noon
American Red Cross, 195 Willis Avenue, Mineola
One per industry
$5 – 100% of the funds are donated to the American Red Cross of Nassau County
RSVP a must-Salil Zaveri 516-924-7999

August 18
The Lunchbox Networking Lunch
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Happy Times Cafe, 535 Broad Hollow Road (use north side entrance), Melville
One per industry
$12 per person, includes lunch
RSVP a must – Bennet Gold – 631-243-5960

August 18
Networking Happy Hour @ Retro Lounge & Grill
6-8 pm
Retro Lounge & Grill, 10 Brooklyn Avenue, Freeport
2 for 1 drink special on selected drinks and FREE hors d’oeuvres
Free parking at LIRR parking lot across from Retro Lounge & Grill (parking is free from 3pm Mon-Fri)

August 18
Melville Chamber “Business after Hours”
6PM-8PM
Holiday Inn, 215 Sunnyside Boulevard, Plainview
“Poolside COCKTAILS, Chocolate Tastings & CONVERSATIONS”
Members / FREE – Non members/ $30.00 – Cash Bar / Complimentary Food
http://www.mefchamber.com/Holidayinnafterhours8-18-11.html

August 18
FREE- Concert Party – Journey Tribute Band
7:30 PM
Merrick Road Park
http://weekenddating.com/upcoming.shtml?eventid=897

August 19
LIMBA (Long Island Mid-Suffolk Business Association)
Holiday Inn, 3845 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Ronkonkoma
8:30-9:30 AM (registration opens at 8:00)
$15/25 for members and $20 for non members
ernie@limba.net
http://www.limba.net

August 19
Full Throttle Bike Night
Bullitts Saloon, 2955 Merrick Road, Bellmore
Cool give-aways, trophies, live music, food and drink specials
http://www.BullittsSaloon.com

August 19
Long Island Speed Dating
8 PM
Brasserie 214 (New Hyde Park)
$35.75    Reservation bef 8/17    $30.75 with discount code
$40.75    Reservation on/aft 8/17    $35.75 with discount code
Use discount code BISK
http://weekenddating.com/upcoming.shtml?eventid=908

August 19
Speed Dating
8:30 PM
Blue Lagoon, 677 Farmingdale Road, West Babylon
$38
http://www.7-in-heaven.com/calendar.html

August 20
WordPress And Blogging Strategies Seminar
10 – 11 AM
ONLINE from the comfort of your home or office
$45
Sign up  at http://www.hotwebideas.net/wordpress-and%20blogging-strategies-seminar.php

August 20
Long Island Speed Dating
8 PM
34 New Street Restauran-Huntington
$35.75    Reservation bef 8/17        $30.75 with discount code
$40.75    Reservation on/aft 8/17    $35.75 with discount code
Use discount code BISK
http://weekenddating.com/upcoming.shtml?eventid=905

August 20
Sunset Cruise
Captain Jim III Charter Boat, 540 Guy Lombardo Avenue, Freeport
6:15 PM
$40
http://www.7-in-heaven.com/calendar.html

August 21
Nature Walk + Aquarium Visit
12 PM
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
$5
http://www.7-in-heaven.com/calendar.html

5 rules for choosing a great promotional product

1. It stands out – Big companies like Target, Nike, or Coca-Cola may put their logo on ordinary items because they know people will grab them up by the handful. But if you are new in business or trying to increase your market share you need to use products that have the “wow factor.”

2. It fits the occasion/target audience – Do your homework and find out who your target audience, good referral sources, and prime markets are and choose a product that fits. If it’s the construction industry don’t give them a mousepad, as they probably don’t spend much time on the computer. Give out a tape measure key chain instead.

3. It evokes an emotion – You want people to feel strongly about your promotional products so give them something about which to get excited. You also want to motivate them to buy from you so make sure it’s not an item to which they might object. A strong motto or tagline helps get this message across.

4. It has a function – The worst is when your give-away ends up in the “circular file” AKA garbage can. Make sure you give away things that have a function other than being decorative. It’s all about RPI (recognition per impression). There are plenty of useful, handy items that you can brand your logo on and give out.

5. It’s good quality – You don’t have to give away the most expensive things out there, just make sure what you do give out is a quality product. It’s your name and reputation you’re promoting so what will it say about you if the recipient uses your product only to have it break, leak, or fail in some other way?

 

Thank you Regina Finkelstein, alias Doctor Promo, for this great info

http://www.DoctorPromo.com

FEATURED BUSINESS August/September 2011

Always Best Care Senior Services
Anthony D’Amico
Specializing in In-Home Car and Assisted Living Placement
http://centralsuffolk.alwaysbestcare.com   

Always Best Care combines national strength and standards with local accessibility and personal service. The owner and president of Always Best Care of Central Suffolk is Anthony D’Amico, a life-long Long Island resident who is expanding the Always Best Care brand on Long Island.

Anthony and his team have your loved ones best interests at heart, and will ensure that exceptional service and care is provided to all family members.

After the meeting – August 9, 2011

If you take a minute to fill out the ‘rate the meeting’ section on Meetup.com after you attend one of the meetings, you will get your name and link posted on this very popular Long Island Entrepreneurs Blog. Just like these people did:

Jerrold Schwartz – http://www.JerroldSchwartz.com
Great meeting! Gets better every time!

Patrick Picarsic – http://www.cpsfinancialservices.com
Very organized. Needs more mingling booze time!

Howard and Yvonne Bisk – http://www.HowardsHomes.com
What a crowd! What a turnout! Thank you to all who came to the meeting. And thank you Christine Segal from Inner Beauty Workshops – http://www.InnerBeautyWorkshops.com for your talk on healthy lifestyle choices.

31st annual Paumanauke POW-WOW

 

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REGISTER NOW

August 16

Free Seminar & Business Networking

Supersize Your Business Using Social Media – Top Ten Tools

6 – 8 pm

Retro Lounge & Grill, 10 Brooklyn Avenue, Freeport

Free parking at LIRR Parking Lot

Limited seating RSVP before August 10 to sandra@smbizsol.com