Borghese, Lord & Taylor and Express Success are partnering on a networking event Thursday, September 20, at the Lord & Taylor on East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, New Jersey, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
Contributing authors of "Big Bold Business Advice from New Jersey Women Business Owners", Dr. Joy Pedersen and Adriana O'Toole, will be presenting. Pedersen, Success Consultant and Founder of Express Success, will open with a brief discussion on rebranding. O'Toole, a ReMax realtor, will be discussing the contents of her chapter, "A Brand-Building Checklist: Simple Strategies to Keeping Your Brand Current".
Borghese's Mary Mustakas will be discussing the Borghese beginning in the United as the first spa line on the market and how they branded themselves as well as the importance of branding as a foundation. Everyone in attendance will be receiving a personalized sample of their signature Fango product.
Lord & Taylor's personal shopper, Teri Capparelli, will be discussing branding through the use of acessories.
All in attendance will receive a $25 gift card from Lord & Taylor, a makeover and mini facial from Borghese valued at $100 and a copy of "Big Bold Business" valued at $28. This event valued at over $150 will be yours for only $48.
To reserve your spot, register at Express Success at the link here. If you have questions, call 973.706.8212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrating our 5th Anniversary was a great pleasure. I had the opportunity to share the evening with people who have been with me for many years. I also had the opportunity to meet some new people.
It's always great to meet new people as you never know what will come of the connection. But having built relationships with people over the years makes the occasion even sweeter. It's wonderful to share fond memories.
Seeing the relationships that have been created over the years warms my heart knowing these people may not have met had I not had this event.
I personally can't believe 5 years went so fast. It's wonderful though to have shared a good part of it with such great people.
Here's a few photos of some our attendees.
It's time to celebrate. I'm embarrassed to say that I have lost count at how many years we've been meeting at the Paris Inn, but I can clearly remember when we started.
There were three of us that met at the bar at the time. Over cocktails the three of us would discuss our personal and business lives and bonded. We had a good time and that caught on.
Over the years we have tweaked things to having a formula that seems to work. We have had countless people attend over the years. Many were regulars for a time and others come and go when available. We never know who will be in attendance. The only guarantee is they have always been a nice bunch.
Those attendees have been generous by nature. The stories of connections made have been the most treasured part of my doing this. I love hearing that people met through this event knowing I had something to do with the friendship or business that came from meeting at my event.
This coming Tuesday, July 17, we will be celebrating our anniversary. I hope you can join us and bring a friend.
As usual, we will meet at the bar at Paris Inn, 1292 Alps Road, Wayne, NJ at 6 PM. The rest of the night will be an informal mixer rather than our usual sit down at 6:30. We will still have hors d'ouevres and the event cost remains at $15.
Celebrate our anniversary and wonderful longevity!
One of the numerous benefits of belonging to a regular networking group where you feel safe, is that you can ask for feedback.
At the Express Success Network, we have mixed attendees. People come when they can come. We have regulars, semi-regulars and guests - a different mix each event.
There is a comfort level established and the intimate setting provides the opportunity for participants to ask for feedback. The benefit of that is they receive honest input from caring professionals who have either experience as someone who has done what they are trying to do or are possible consumers so they could give two different perspectives.
Woudn't it be better to receive honest feedback from a select group before taking your show on the road to the masses? We've actually had a participant with a new business blossom with the feedback received from attendees. We watched her grow and flourish and it was heartwarming to see.
I am doing just that for tomorrow's meeting. We meet at 6 PM every other Tuesday. At our last meeting, Brenda Hendrickson, CSA attended. She was a first-time guest at our event. As it turns out, we are both authors through iUniverse. I have my book, Wisdom of the Guardian: Treasures from Archangel Michael to Change Your Life. Brenda wrote, How to be a Frugal Millionaire.
We are both also authors of chapters in the new book, Big Bold Business Advice to be launched next week.
We found our common denominator so decided to meet at 5 tomorrow prior to our regular meeting to capitalize on the opportunity to network. Also, it gives us the opportunity to get to know each other and our respective work better.
If we don't take the opportunity to meet one-on-one with people, we miss out on learning how to effectively connect. It is a time effective and useful practice so recommend all participants at our events pick someone to schedule a one-on-one before our next event.
If you've ever been to Europe, you know it's true: women in Europe seem to age better than Americans.
Why? Is it the diet? The wine? Is it a more relaxed way of life?
A new business, Speranzi Fcial Spa, has opened up in Caldwell, next to the non-profit thrift store Willing Hearts, at 485 Bloomfield Avenue.
Owner "Yolanda" hails from Europe, and wants to share her non-surgical methods of refreshing your face.
"I want to help woman look at themselves in the mirror and see what they want to change - and change it - without surgery," she noted. "You do not need Botox. I have some simple solutions."
Yolanda said her methods work - and she promises to teach you how to achieve a more youthful appearance, using her non-surgical methods.
Speranzi Facial Spa is having a grand opening on Saturday, March 31st from noon - 4:00 p.m.
Yolanda offers unique facial treatments, including micro-dermabrasion and oxygen facials.
"We also have a wonderful peptide serum (she recommended this for me) and offer memberships, so you can come in once a month and also use our techniques at home," she added.
If you've been considering Botox - give yourself a break and check out this world class spot right in Caldwell.
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About the author:
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What a delightful gathering. Everyone reported having a wonderful time. Because of the size crowd, we had the large room at the Paris Inn which gave everyone plenty of room to mingle. Paris had set up our own bar and hor'dourves.
The emails following sharing some of their success stories of people they met and are able to do business with is always rewarding for me to hear.
It was such a pleasure to see everyone connecting so warmly. And it is always delightful to have the opportunity to share time with this generous and fun group of individuals.
We had a wonderful evening of socializing and networking this week kicking off the holiday season. This annual event always brings out our participants from all over. It is a great opportunity to connect with old friends and make new ones.
Those that were new to the group expressed interest in returning to our regular, more intimate events and we look forward to getting to know them better.
It was a reminder that it is the relationship that matters and the room was evident of some wonderful relationships that have formed from participation in the group. It was nice to see.
I am blessed to have a large personal network as well as a large business network. The personal network, however, kicked in yesterday to help celebrate my birthday.
I was delighted that a group of summer pool pals invited me out for a delightful afternoon of food and drink. They made my birthday one to be remembered. We also saw others from my business network there as well so it was an extra surprise.
This followed brunch with other friends that I wouldn't have become friends with unless I had attended a business networking event where we first met.
Obviously, I probably ate too much but limiting myself wasn't on the radar for this celebration.
It doesn't matter how or where you meet. What does matter is creating a network of people with whom you can share the challenges as well as the celebrations of life.