A monthly newsletter from the Rochester Professional Consultants Network.
Entrepreneur Wall of Fame Gala winners
More than 80 people celebrated our winners at the 5th Annual Entrepreneurs Wall of Fame Gala on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel.
Congratulations to Lee Drake, Consultant’s Consultant Award; Michele Liddle, Entrepreneur of the Year Award; Mark Assini, Community Champion Award; Laurie Enos, Dave Young Dedicated Service Award; Kayla Jenkins, Linda Halliburton Friend of RPCN Award; Steve DiPaolo, Steve Royal Lifetime Achievement Award; Kevin Beckford, Leadership Award; and Ruth Balkin, Special Recognition.
The April 12th presentation for "Marketing Methods That Worked for Us" was unexpectedly canceled due to a scheduling error with Five Star Bank. This presentation has been rescheduled for June 28, 2019. Sorry for any confusion!
RPCN member and co-owner of Blue Lilac Marketing Group, LLC, Laurie Enos, is presenting “Get Started Building Your Social Media Presence” for SBDC’s “First Wednesday” program on May 1, 2019, from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Rundel Library. At this presentation, attendees will learn which social media platforms your customers are on and how best to use social media to get new customers! Register here for this FREE presentation!
Congratulations to RPCN member, Mary Sperr! Mary will be awarded the Loretta Simmons Women’s Leadership Award on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Gates Chili Chamber’s Community Awards Gala.
In case you missed Dave Bassett’s April 26 RPCN presentation on Patents, or want to learn even more, he will be giving an expanded version at the Rochester Public Library on June 5. Titled “Patients and Intellectual Property: Considerations for Small Business” And will run from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and is free of charge. This program is part of the monthly “Small Business First Wednesday Speaker Series” presented by Brockport College’s N.Y. Small Business Development Center, in combination with the Rochester Public Library’ Business and Social Sciences Division. The registration link will be up soon at the SBDC website or people can register by phone at (585) 395-8410.
RPCN’s Blogging Program with
Eastman Business Park (EBP)
RPCN could still use more blogs, and potential blogging topics, for our monthly blogs with our EBP alliance partners.
Do you have some knowledge that you would like to share with the close to 100 tenants on EBP’s 1200 acre site on the west side of Rochester, NY? Their tenants cover a range of businesses in all categories from manufacturing to research and development (R&D).
The diversity of the EBP tenants is one of the reasons why RPCN is the preferred provider of EBP’s monthly blogging program since RPCN is composed of a diverse group of consultants.
If you are a member of RPCN, log in and refer to the RPCN website here for the Rules and Submission Process. The link will also show you the subjects and titles of the blogs submitted between April 2019 and September 2016 and the blogs planned for the next couple of months.
Here are some of the titles and authors of the most recent blogs:
April 3, 2019, “3 Actions That Help to Create a Winning Product,” by Mark Fling
March 3, 2019, “The Answer is in the Room – Peer Learning Approach,” by David Powe
February 5, 2019, “5 Tips to Improve Your DIY Graphic Design from a professional graphic designer,” by Melanie Watson
January 8, 2019, “Consultants Don’t Have the Answers; They Have the Questions,” by Bob Lurz
December 3, 2018, “How to Drive Traffic to Your Website,” by Laurie Enos
November 5, 2018, “Utility Patents & Design Patents,” by Dave Bassett
If you would like to read any of the RPCN blogs on the EBP public website, please click here. You may also access individual completed RPCN blogs here.
If you are an RPCN member, please consider submitting a blog for EBP. We are always looking for new blogs to enlighten us and our EBP alliance partners. For more information, please send questions to me at email@example.com.
Would you like to promote your business at RPCN meetings? You can do this by sponsoring an RPCN meeting. As a meeting sponsor, you will choose a Friday to bring donuts (or other morning goodies) for 30 people to the RPCN meeting of your choosing. RPCN will provide the coffee (included in your fee).
Benefits of being a Meeting Sponsor:
• The sponsor will get up to 3 minutes to talk about your business to the audience before the presentation starts at the RPCN meeting.
• Your logo will be on display at the refreshment table to acknowledge your sponsorship.
• Your logo will be displayed on the page of the event that you choose to sponsor. Your logo will have a link back to your website.
• With enough advance notice, we will also place your logo on the RPCN calendar ad sheet next to the date you chose. The RPCN calendar ad sheet is distributed to all attendees at each of our weekly meetings.
Click here to register at least 2 weeks prior to the date you want to sponsor.
Many visitors to the RPCN website want to find the name, phone number, or email address of a particular consultant. Maybe they’re looking for someone with a particular skill set to assist them in their business. Maybe they need advice from an expert in a field in which they are not an expert.
Whatever the reason, the RPCN website provides an easy way to solve the problem. On the main menu at the top of every web page, there is a “Find a Consultant” option. Click on it and you will see a white box that says, “Business Focus Search.” Clicking on this will provide a list of all of the business areas in which RPCN members are involved. Click on any one of them and you will see a list of all RPCN members who have listed that business focus on their profile. From here, it is easy to contact any one of them.
Further down the page is a search box preceded by three choices: Search by Name, Company, or Key terms/phrases. Whatever it is you are looking for, enter it in the search box and the appropriate RPCN member(s) will be displayed.
Enjoy your searches for RPCN members and those who can help YOU.
At every RPCN meeting, and at our events and tradeshow booths, RPCN distributes the Program Ad sheets.
Ads are inexpensive and support RPCN. The cost for members to advertise is $20 for 2 months. For non-members, the cost is $40 for 2 months. The deadline to get your ad included in the July/August 2019 calendar ad sheet is June 21, 2019. Sign up for your ad here.
Not an RPCN member? You can join RPCN now to receive great benefits, including free admission to RPCN presentations, a listing in the RPCN Member Directory, and discounts to RPCN events. Click here for more information on joining RPCN.
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