Getting Down with the Duck at the Business Professionals February 2015 Mixer

David Bruno, networking group administrator, hosted the first Business Professionals of Greater Harrisburg & Central PA mixer of 2015 on February 25 at the Coliseum Megaplex in Camp Hill, PA. If you read my blog about attending my first mixer, you may remember that I followed the advice I’d read on how to feel comfortable at a networking event. My self-assigned role promoting the mixers through taking event photos and then blogging about it provides the perfect opportunity to speak with everyone and drive traffic to my LinkedIn posts and my website. That role’s success became evident at the latest mixer. Continue Reading →

Business Professionals Find More Than Guns While Networking

What does the Business Professionals of Greater Harrisburg and Central PA have in common with guns and a gorgeous meeting space? If you attended the November 19, 2014, mixer, you know the answer – Trop Elite Equipment in Elizabethtown, PA. Trop Elite Equipment hosted the November mixer in their second-floor event space, “The Club.” Karen Diehl, Club Liaison, and Luis Bermudez, Creative Director, briefed attendees on the history of The Club, gave a tour of The Club and the store, and explained the many amenities The Club offers as part of its rental packages, such as: Private entrance Cigar deck Continue Reading →

No Longer a Networking Virgin: Happy Hour Mixer Sparks Conversations & Connections

I can proudly say that I am no longer a networking virgin. Part of my “economic-recovery plan” (i.e., finding a job) includes taking advantage of networking events. I belong to the Business Professionals of Greater Harrisburg & Central PA LinkedIn group, but had not yet attended one of their mixers. I took the plunge, attending my first event on June 25, 2014. Being the organized person that I am, prior to the mixer, I researched how to get the most value out of a networking event. I found a great suggestion – find a role for yourself at the event. Continue Reading →