In this issue:
Looking ahead as a new president steps up
By David Powe, RPCN Past President, and Laurie Enos, President
we reach the end of David Powe’s term as RPCN president and the
beginning of Laurie Enos’s, we would like to bring you up to date on
where RPCN is and what our plans for the coming year are.
the first half of David Powe’s term, we concluded our 25th anniversary
celebration with a cruise on the Erie Canal and a fun holiday party.
David’s term also saw the completion of the fourth Consultant’s Boot
Camp and a TrendTalk focused on economic growth in our region and how
RPCN members can benefit from the growth. We also held our second annual
Wall of Fame Gala, where we honored local entrepreneurs for their
made great strides in strengthening our alliance relationships with
Eastman Business Park and the Finger Lakes Regional Development Economic
Council. RPCN has many opportunities to work with Eastman Business
Park, the first being our blogging program that launched this month.
RPCN also now has a seat on the Innovation and Development work group
that is part of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council,
where we can learn about consulting opportunities for our members
this coming year, a key focus will be on expanding our alliance
relationships and exposing RPCN members to the amazing opportunities
that are available through these alliance relationships. Other
priorities for this coming year include:
- Launching the updated RPCN website.
- Holding the “Lead. Market. Sell.” Conference on October 26, 2016.
- Create more opportunities for our members to build relationships with other members and potential clients.
- Continuing to focus on RPCN’s “Learn-from-the-Best” approach when choosing workshops and speakers.
- Holding another Boot Camp and maybe even a Boot Camp Level 2 for graduates to dive deeper.
- Continuing to work on retaining members and increasing our membership base.
You can see the entire strategic plan, including our vision, mission, organizational values, outcomes and strategic objectives, on our website.
is a terrific group of talented consultants. Our group is a needed
resource for many of the new start-ups calling Rochester home. Our
talents and expertise are necessary for many of these companies to
succeed. Our goal is to promote RPCN and our members in the Rochester
business community so we are the “go-to” organization for consultative
expertise in many areas.
we transition from David to Laurie, we also want to welcome our new
vice president, Bob Manard, to the team. David will become the past
president and continue to work his connections with our alliance
partners to grow the reputation of RPCN.
We look forward to this year of growth and opportunity. Cruise the Canal on Surprise Thursday
your RPCN peers on Thursday, July 28, 2016, for a summer night cruise
along the Erie Canal on the Colonial Belle. We are meeting at the dock
at 400 Packett’s Landing, Fairport, NY 14450 at 6:15 PM. The ship
departs at 6:30 PM and returns at 9:00 PM.
that went on this cruise last year has such a great time networking and
relaxing that we were asked to hold this event again. We are not having
a dinner on this cruise, but there is a cash bar and snack items
The cost for this cruise is $21.00 per person. You can register on the RPCN website. Making your business better
Logical Operations classes
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce offers a variety of useful
Logical Operations classes in July on various aspects of using Microsoft
Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, SharePoint, Office 365 and other
programs, as well as general topics such as cybersafety and
organization. Read more and register here.
Brighton Chamber of Commerce - July seminar Upcoming events
Brighton Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled an Expert Edge Seminar on
"The Power of Branding - Attract more customers today” with Michelle
Roberts, brand strategist with novusbeknown.com,
for 7:45 - 9 AM on Wednesday, July 6, at the Legacy at Clover Blossom.
Free to Chamber members, $15/person for nonmembers, continental
breakfast included. Read more and register here.
Brighton Chamber of Commerce - August seminar
Brighton Chamber’s August Expert Edge Seminar will focus on on “10 Ways
to Drive More Traffic to Your Business,” presented by Michael D.
Krause, author/consultant/strategist and president of Sales Sense
Payments, from 7:45 - 9 AM on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Free to Chamber
members, $15/person for nonmembers, continental breakfast included. Read more and register here.
Launching a consulting practice (or any small business)™
Friday, July 22, 2016; 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM; NeighborWorks, 570 South Avenue, Rochester
finally decided to take the entrepreneurial path and hang out your
shingle as a consultant.What do you need to know to get started? This
presentation by Tracy Jong will cover topics such as: Can I run my
business from my home? Should I incorporate or form an LLC? Should I
have a contract? Jong has been an attorney for more than 20 years. Click here to register.
Colonial Belle Cruise
Thursday, July 28, 2016; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Colonial Belle, 400 Packett's Landing, Fairport
your RPCN peers and their guests for a summer night cruise on the Erie
Canal aboard the Colonial Belle. We will meet at the dock at 6:15 PM.
The cruise leaves promptly at 6:30 PM and returns at 9:00 PM. Click here for more information and to register.
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 August newsletter by July 15. New RPCN address
The RPCN address has changed to:ROCHESTER PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS NETWORK
2604 ELMWOOD AVE, STE 294
ROCHESTER, NY 14618-2213
Mail sent to our former address
PO BOX 18086
ROCHESTER, NY 14618
was no longer accepted as of July 1, 2016.