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- President’s message: Moving ahead, together!
- Advertising opportunities on the New RPCN Meeting Information Sheet
- RPCN Blogging Partnership with Eastman Business Park
- Making your business better
Moving ahead, together!
By Laurie Enos, President
has just finished a great year, led by past president David Powe. I
plan to keep RPCN going in the direction that David’s term has been
directing us. This direction requires many of RPCN’s members to be
welcome our members to become involved in any committee that interests
them. Here are just a few of the ways you can volunteer to help grow our
Membership Committee, led by Jim Barton, is working hard to welcome new
members, increase our membership, and keep our current members active
and involved. They are a fun group and would love some more hands
helping achieve their goals of increasing RPCN membership and retaining
you love to write? Have you wanted to start blogging? RPCN has
implemented a blogging program for the Eastman Business Park (EBP).
Currently, members are blogging for them twice a month. We are looking
to provide blog posts once a week starting in January 2017.
you have a great topic you’d like to blog about that the businesses at
Eastman Business Park would find of interest? If so, contact the
Blogging Committee at email@example.com by Thursday, September 1, 2016. The committee wants to get a 2017 editorial calendar put together and share it with EBP by the beginning of October.
RPCN Conference Committee
next RPCN Conference – “Lead. Market. Sell.” – will take place on
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at the Radisson Airport Hotel (175
Jefferson Road in Henrietta). It is an all-day sales and marketing
conference. We are looking for volunteers for the day of the conference
to help with registration, vendors and speakers. If you’d like to
participate, contact Conference Committee chair Bob Manard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our conference will only be a great success if all RPCN members participate.
involved not only helps RPCN grow – it can help your consultancy grow,
too. As members get to know you better and work with you, they will
better understand what you do and who your customers are, making it easy
to refer business to you.
Advertising opportunities on the New RPCN Meeting Information Sheet
By Laurie Enos
in September, RPCN will be passing out Meeting Information Sheets to
all meeting attendees. The Meeting Information Sheets will have a list
of upcoming meetings for the quarter, as well as a “Save the Date”
listing for events such as our Wall of Fame Awards Dinner and Holiday
and non-members will be allowed to advertise on the Meeting Information
Sheets for a low fee of $25 per ad. The ad will be printed on each
sheet for an entire quarter. The first Meeting Information Sheet
advertisers will receive September as a free month of ad time.
Meeting Information Sheets will be distributed to each attendee every
month, giving ads exposure to the average monthly number of attendees of
To advertise, send a .jpg of your ad or a scan of your business card (and we’ll design a small ad for you) to email@example.com. Ads are approximately 2½” square.
Promote your business to RPCN members and visitors!
RPCN Blogging Partnership with Eastman Business Park
By Laurie Enos and Sandra Glanton
has created an alliance with the Eastman Business Park (EBP). One part
of this alliance is that RPCN members are blogging for EBP twice a
month. Blogging for EBP is an opportunity for our members to showcase
wants to create a great experience for their tenants. Part of that
experience involves educating and sharing information. RPCN members are
experts in their fields and have such diverse offerings that we can
bring a wealth of knowledge to the tenants of Eastman Business Park.
For more information about EBP, and to see who their 66 tenants are, visit http://www.eastmanbusinesspark.com/. Below are the rules and the submission process for the blogs.
Blogging Program Committee
RPCN has created a Blogging Program Committee, chaired by Bob Lewis. All blogs should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rules and the Submission Process for the Blogs
- The blogger must be a current RPCN member.
- The blog must be educational.
- The blog must be a maximum of 250–500 words. The ideal length is 150–250 words.
- You must include an image with your blog, and you must have permission to use it.
- A maximum of three (3) brief sentences at the end of the blog can be about the author and have the author’s contact information.
RPCN has a topic for each scheduled blog post. The topics, and their scheduled publication dates, are shown below.
RPCN members should submit a blog title with a brief description (one
to two paragraphs) of what will be covered to the RPCN Blogging Program
Committee email (email@example.com).
2. A confirmation email will be sent back to each submitter to indicate the blog title and description were received.
The Blogging Program Committee will choose the date your blog will be
published and you will be informed of the date the completed blog is due
to RPCN. Note: The completed blog will be due at least two weeks before
it is published.
4. A confirmation email will be sent back to the submitter when the completed blog is received.
To ensure a high-quality product, the RPCN Newsletter Committee will
review and edit all blogs submitted. If your blog does not pass the
review, it will be sent back to you for final edits with suggestions for
how to improve it.
6. Steps 3 and 4 will be repeated and the blog returned to the author, if necessary, for additional edits.
7. The final blog will be submitted to the RPCN Blogging Program Committee email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the author.
A confirmation email will be sent back to each submitter to indicate
the final blog was received and also when it is sent to Eastman Business
will schedule all blog posts. Your post may not be the week you desire,
but it will be published within the Blogging Topics Schedule below.
RPCN 2016/2017 Topics Schedule for Eastman Business Park Blogging Program:
Completed blog posts are due to the Blogging Program Committee at least two weeks before each date!
September 7 - Project management
September 21 - Small business marketing
October 5 - Clean rooms
October 19 - Health insurance for yourself & your company
November 2 - Training
November 16 - IT issues
November 30 - Chemical engineering
December 14 - Customer usability
December 28 - Operations excellence
January 4 – Grants
January 11 - Technical writing
you are an RPCN member and you have an idea for a blog, click on the
link below to submit the following via email to the RPCN Blogging
Program Committee: email@example.com
- Blog Title
- A brief one- to three-paragraph description
We want you!
RPCN newsletter welcomes news, success stories, tips, resources, events
and other items that would be of broad interest to consultants. Submit a
newsletter item by email to the Newsletter Committee.
RPCN members also may write articles for our website; submit articles here.
In the newsletter, we'll highlight submitted articles aimed at helping
consultants make their businesses better. If you have newsletter
questions or suggestions, or ideas for how RPCN could improve
communications, contact the Newsletter Committee: Sandy Glanton, Chair; Ruth E. Thaler-Carter; Steve Royal; Mary DeFranco. Please send articles for the September newsletter by August 15.