Join 150+ of the SMARTEST NoVA Small Business Owners for the COOLEST Event of the Summer...

(Fri, Aug 14th)

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We're looking forward to seeing you.

Our focus for the Spring Lunch is a "launch" of sorts for the new Leadership NoVA Initiative. Our goal is to interview and profile community and business leaders who are "doers" on our community and use what we learn as a sort of "curriculum" to help student leaders become more confident, competent, and effective in leadership and project management.

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Frazier O'Leary
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Fort Hunt Community Business Association &
"In our neighborhood, Business is Good!" tm
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If you want to modify or add a photo to your "Who's Coming" entry, please email me with the link (e.g. LinkedIn page) or the file.

Also, you can email me your wish list item - either start up or modifications. But please do so SOON so that your Secret Santa has something to work with!

Secret Santa Assignment

You have been assigned to be the Secret Santa for:
Dave Rudy, Branch Manager, Snap Fitness

Dave's Wish List Item

Ideas for how to attract more clients

We're counting on YOU to use your BRAIN, your BUSINESS, or your NETWORK to help make Dave's Christmas Dream come true! Let me know if you need help! (Remember, someone out there is going to be doing the same for you!)

Networking For Good Summer Expo

The day has finally arrived for our FIRST Networking For Good Expo! (Please be gentle!)

I'm looking forward to helping you connect with each other, with some great speakers and topics, and to meet some new community organizations and initiatives that you may be interested in supporting. Let's "Network for Good!".
Our first official activity doesn't begin until our Speed Networking/Hosted introductions at 10:00. Between now and then, visit the "Meet the Networkers" section below and meet some of our attendees in advance. ( indicates a video introduction.)

If you return at 10 or already here, you will be automatically transported into our Speed Networking where you will be able to meet other attendees. (If you're interested/willing to be a room host (SPEED NETWORKING HOST GUIDE ), let me know via email!)

We will have 3 rounds of speed networking from 10-11:30 at which point, we'll take a break. We will return for our panels and workshops at 1:30.

You will be able to tune in to our LIVE Panels (Lessons of Extraordinary Agents) (Panel 1 at 1:30 and Panel 2 at 2:30) or tune in to the other workshops (presented through pre-recorded video) on your own schedule.

And if you're interested in connecting with some of our speakers/faculty after the workshops, you can visit the "faculty lounge" using a few application called Gather Town. (NOTE: The faculty lounge feature is for laptops only - does not work on mobile).
The Faculty Lounge will open at 8:00 am for coffee and donuts.

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Special Focus for May Meeting: Fort Hunt University

Our focus for the Spring Lunch is a "launch" of sorts for the Fort Hunt University "Community University" Project.
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7:30 - 9:00 - Exhibit Hall & Networking
10:00 - 11:30 - Hosted Introductions/Speed Networking
12:00 - 1:00 - Battle of the Networking All Stars - Trivia Challenge
1:30 - 3:00 - Business Acceleration Workshops and Networking
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Take what you need - Drop In and Out - Come for one or All sessions
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Our Community Sponsors (Alexandria)

These community-focused businesses are making the opening of the campus community possible!

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Speed Networking

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About Fort Hunt University

Who's Here for Speed Networking
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About The Organizations

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About The Community Entreperneurs Fund

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"Lessons from Extraordinary Agents" Panel

One of our scheduled panels involves a panel discussion with some of the top agents in Northern Virginia.

Panel #1 - 1:30 - 2:00 -

Brittany Patterson

The Patterson Group - TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Chris White

Long and Foster

Aaron Podolsky

Compass Real Estate

Elizabeth Lucchesi

The LizLuke Team

Bonnie Rivkin

Compass Real Estate

Dilara Wentz


Panel #2 - 2:30 - 3:00 -

Ron Kowalski

Ron Kowalski Real Estate Group

Dan Rochon

Greetings Virginia - Keller-Williams

Lyssa Seward

The Seward Group

Digital Marketing Workshops

Search Engine Optimization 101

Google My Local Business

Social Media Marketing

Our Panels and Workshops (Available at 1:30 pm)

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Learn About FHU - A "Community University"

12 Community Campuses around NoVA
Faculty drawn from Local Small Business and Neighbor Experts
Programming for Families, Homeowners, Professionals, Neighbors
Robust Student Activities
Knowledge, Networking, and Fun!
Brought to you by our FHU Business Boosters!
Join the Club - Become a Fort Hunt U Business Booster

Our Ambassadors

Invite your business network to attend this "once in a summer" networking and learning opportunity and you will be proudly included in our Ambassadors "Wall of Fame" AND you have a chance to win our "Top Inviter" prize - $150.00 to donate to your favorite organization in your community!

Meet The Organizations Our Attendees Are "Playing For"

After you register to attend, you'lll be able to nominate your favorite school, church, or community organization from one of our community campuses to be the recipient of funds that they raise or win during the event.

Attendees can win funds by inviting members of their business network to attend, competing in our "Battle of the Networking All Stars", or just by being in attendance during one of our hourly drawings. (More details this week)
Coming this week...

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