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Our 2nd Annual Business Social & Networking Event!

Join like minded business professionals for a fun evening of business networking in Marblehead on Thursday, May 3rd!

The Marblehead Business Referral Network (MBRN) invites you to their 2nd annual social networking event. The first one was such a success, we decided to do it again! 

 You will:

  • Socialize with other North Shore business professionals

  • Engage in interactive activities that will help you polish your networking skills and leave you smiling

  • Enjoy tasty appetizers and potentially win one of a number of door prizes

Cash bar and appetizers will be available. Space is limited, so register today!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Date: Thursday, May 3

Time 5:30-7pm

Location: Boston Yacht Club, 1 Front St. Marblehead

Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

We will have a box available to collect non-perishables for the food pantry.

How to be an Effective Leader | MBRN Speaking Series

How to be an Effective Leader Presented By Priscilla Douglas

Learning effective leadership is the cornerstone of any successful business. Priscilla’s unique skill set aids her clients in developing higher leadership skills. With 30 years experience working in the private and public sector, Priscilla walks the talk and readily shares her insights in practical ways that help leaders lead.

Join Us on November 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm | Boston Yacht Club | 1 Front St. | Marblehead, MA

Click Here For Tickets!

*Cash bar and Light hors d’oeuvres

 

MBRN Speaking Series – Networking 101

Purple Diamond Marketing

Join the Marblehead Business Referral Network on Thursday, April 6th, from 5:30-7:00pm at the Boston Yacht Club, to gain tips on successful business networking from North Shore businesswomen and marketing coach Charlene St. Jean. The Marblehead Business Referral Network invites members and guests to enjoy this informative meeting with networking opportunities.
Learn the “Networking 101” from Charlene St. Jean, owner of Purple Diamond, LLC. Charlene will focus on the most effective ways to overcome your fears of networking and offer helpful tips on how to get the most from networking opportunities. Her talk will help you to gain knowledge on how to promote yourself and your business smoothly so that they complement one another in a positive way and gain greater success.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: CHARLENE ST. JEAN, PURPLE DIAMOND, LLC
CHARLENE ST. JEAN IS THE OWNER OF PURPLE DIAMOND, AN ADVERTISING AGENCY AND MARKETING COACHING / CONSULTING COMPANY WHICH COACHES SMALL TO MID-SIZE COMPANIES ON AFFORDABLE AND EFFECTIVE WAYS TO MARKET AND ADVERTISE. BEFORE STARTING HER OWN AGENCY IN MARCH 2008, CHARLENE ACHIEVED SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE STATUS SELLING TELEVISION COMMERCIAL CAMPAIGNS IN THE BOSTON AND NEW ENGLAND MARKET AND RECEIVED NUMEROUS AWARDS FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN HER FIELD. SHE HAS ALSO WORKED ON THE ADVERTISING SIDE FOR LOCAL NEWSPAPER, RADIO, INTERNET / EMAIL MARKETING AND SMS TEXT MESSAGING FIRMS. CHARLENE IS ON THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT THE GREATER BEVERLY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND WAS A PAST BOARD MEMBER OF THE NORTH SHORE BUSINESS FORUM AND THE CURRENT CO-CHAIR OF THE KEEP IT LOCAL CAMPAIGN. PURPLE DIAMOND WAS HONORED TO RECEIVE THE 2014 GREATER BEVERLY CHAMBER “SOLE PROPRIETOR OF THE YEAR AWARD” AND WAS NOMINATED FOR “SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR” BY THE BEVERLY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN 2012. CONTACT CHARLENE AT CHARLENE@PURPLEDIAMONDMARKETING.COM OR VISIT: WWW.PURPLEDIAMONDMARKETING.COM

 

Marblehead Business Referral Network Speaking Series Featuring Gayle Nowak

Marblehead Business Referral Network Speaking Series Featuring Gayle Nowak, The Story Stylist

Where: Tedesco Country Club, 154 Tedesco St., Marblehead

When: Thursday, January 26 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Cost: Guests = $15 per person / MBRN Members = Free

RSVP: Limited seating. RSVP by January 23rd at https://mbrnevent.eventbrite.com

You’ll learn: 

  • The essential elements of powerful & profitable personal stories

  • Right & wrong approaches to tell your story and ONE HUGE pointer that will increase your sales!

  • The powerful storytelling habit that all successful entrepreneurs practice

  • An easy-to-follow system that will help you connect with the right people & turn them into raving fans who love to buy your stuff & work with you

About the Speaker: Gayle Nowak, The Story Stylist

Gayle shows purpose-driven entrepreneurs how to get known and get clients by helping them find, craft & tell their powerful personal brand story. Through her signature Tell to Sell Story System, she incorporates the skills she has honed in journalism, marketing, copywriting, public relations and entrepreneurship over the last 20 years.

A former journalist and award-winning PR executive, Gayle has profiled everyday people, Olympians and business leaders; she has placed clients on The Oprah Show, in The New York Times and other national media. Today, Gayle helps coaches, consultants and creative entrepreneurs make competitors irrelevant, attract their best clients, impact more people and make meaningful money.

Gayle lives in Beverly, Massachusetts with her two young daughters, Hazel and Natasha, husband Greg and their cat Veronica. In her free time, she likes to run up mountains, crawl in mud under barbed-wire and eat LOTS of dark chocolate.

 

 

 

Speaking Series Featuring Scott Simons, Founder and Owner of C.S.Simons Consulting, LLC

Please join us for a presentation by Scott Simons of C.S. Simons Consulting,  Network Marketing & How to Get the Most From Your Efforts
In this presentation, you will learn:
1. Where to network for your business
2. How to work a room! – Learn Tips & Tricks, Do’s & Don’ts
3. A more effective way to convey your brand and its uniqueness
4. The key components to Brand Management, and ways to manage perceptions of others
Limited seating. RSVP to d.currier@easternbank.com by October 31st.

Where: Harbor Light Inn, 58 Washington St., Marblehead

When:  Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

About the Speaker:                

Scott Simons, Founder and Owner, of C.S.Simons Consulting, has been successful in building and strengthening businesses for over 25 years throughout New England.  C.S.Simons Consulting is a full service partner specializing in Business Analysis, Strategic Planning, and Operational Effectiveness working with all sizes and all stages of businesses. Scott was a top performer for global leaders in the Contract/Consulting and Hospitality industries with multiple experiences as an Operator, Corporate Trainer, Auditor and Multi-Unit Director to draw from before becoming an Entrepreneur.  His company offers a rich portfolio of tools and resources to help assess and impact all of the key areas your business needs for growth.  Scott specializes in assessing a businesses ability to generate revenue and creating impactful solutions.  http://cssimonsconsulting.com/

MBRN Speaking Series Featuring Scott Graham | Using LinkedIn to Supercharge Your Already Existing Referral Network

Presentation Topic: Using LinkedIn to Supercharge your Already Existing Referral Network

Scott Graham of True Azimuth, LLC, is a business coach in Boston, MA. Scott helps entrepreneurs avoid mistakes new business owners often make by creating systems to run their business. He also helps business owners shift from marketing “on the fly” to using an integrated marketing plan. And, most importantly, he makes sure clients create balance between work and their personal life.

Scott will be presenting on April 21 at the regular MBRN morning meeting. His will be discussing how you can enhance your existing referral network via LinkedIn. He’ll talk, not about the specifics of a LinkedIn profile, but the importance of a plan to focus your efforts on LinkedIn and enhance your efforts to engage your current referral network through this social media platform.

Scott has a wealth of experience with LinkedIn as well as business networking. He just released a new book on this topic called How to be more Linkable… …and Likeable on LinkedIn. His book is available through Amazon at http://amzn.to/1Ryw5qQ

For more information about Scott and the services he offers, visit http://www.trueazimuth.biz

Where: Palmers in Marblehead
When: Thursday, April 21 from 7:30am – 8:30am
RSVP: Melissa@feelingorganized.com

Priscilla Douglas To Speak on November 12th 2015

About The Speaker

Priscilla Douglas is well known by top exexecutives as a skilled adviser and coach. Priscilla coaches individuals en route to the C-suite and exexecutives in the C-suite to be more skillful at working col-laboratively and strategically. She helps advance leadership skills for major clients in financial ser-vices, biotech, government, higher education, architecture and defense. Priscilla’s ability to help others unlock higher leadership value can be attributed, quite simply, to the fact that Priscilla is a leader herself. Earning her doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in four years and being elected class marshal Her professional career includes key ex-executive positions in government, academics and business where she was often the first woman and the first African American.

Priscilla has worked with over one thousand individuals and teams in healthcare, financial services, technology, manufacturing and government. She brings over thirty years of real world experience and thought leadership from the public and private sectors to client engagements. She knows how to walk the talk and readily shares her in-sights in a practical way to help her clients.

A much sought-after public speaker, Douglas has keynoted conferences around the globe and has presented at the prestigious Aspen Insituate, Club of Rome and in forums in Singapore, Australia, South Africa, Japan, and beyond. She is also on the faculty of the International Women’s Forum (IWF), offering exexecutive development seminars to its global business partners. Douglas currently serves on the Board of Directors for Leader Bank, the John Adams In-situate, Landmarks Orchestra, Northeastern University, and the Boston Museum of Science, and she has been elected by her peers to serve on the White House Fellows Alumni Association.

About MBRN

The Marblehead Business Referral Network is a professional organization of men and women dedicated to helping small and entrepreneurial business with ties to Marblehead, MA. Not only do they offer quality referrals to fellow members, the group conducts a speaking series with timely topics for small business owners in order to complete better in today’s ever changing business environment. Each member is regularly allowed to lead a business brainstorming session which is safe environment for folks to table a current business problem that they need ad-vice on how to tackle. Each member is allowed an opportunity for an individual business spotlights to go in depth to describe their current business opportunities. MBRN requires a reasonable commitment as they meet twice a month on Thursday mornings at Palmers Restaurant which is located at 123 Pleasant Street in Marblehead. New members are welcome

Mamak Charepoo To Speak on November 5th, 2015

About The Speaker

One of the many challenges with small businesses today is defining how to have their time valued correctly while remaining competitive in the marketplace. Mamak is the owner of Charepoo Coaching and Consulting and she will be speaking regarding these challenges.

 

Mamak is an award winning speaker. She has spoken for The Bedford Chamber of Commerce, National Association for Women, Believe Inspire Grow, Boston Public Libraries, Out on the Limb Radio, and Boston Rotary Club.

Mamak has been featured on Powerful Women Revealed radio and PACTV, popular Harvard Business blogger, Whitney Johnson’s Dare to Dream Blog and am the author of an upcoming collaborative coaching book being published by Nutmeg Press.

Mamak has a Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University, Master of Music from Carnegie Mellon University, is a Nurtured Heart Approach® Advanced Trainer, and Sacred Money Archetype® Certified Coach. She is a member of IAWC, Children’s Success Foundation, South Shore Chamber of Commerce, Pod Leader of Believe Inspire Grow (B.I.G.), and Board Member of NAPW Boston Chapter

Mamak grew up in Pennsylvania to parents who taught her to have an open heart, open mind and open home. She currently lives in Quincy with her husband and three children. For more information please visit http://charepoocoaching.com/

About MBRN

The Marblehead Business Referral Network is a professional organization of men and women dedicated to helping small and entrepreneurial business with ties to Marblehead, MA. Not only do they offer quality referrals to fellow members, the group conducts a speaking series with timely topics for small business owners in order to compete better in today’s ever changing business environment. Each member is regularly allowed to lead a business brainstorming session which is a safe environment for folks to table a current business problem that they need advice on how to tackle. Each member is allowed an opportunity for an individual business spotlight to go in depth to describe their current business opportunities. MBRN requires a reasonable commitment as they meet twice a month on Thursday mornings at Palmers Restaurant which is located at 123 Pleasant Street in Marblehead. New members are welcome.