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Spring Fling into Networking

City of Ferndale & Build Institute

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Spring Fling into Networking
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FREE- No RSVP Required Mar 28, 2018 Free  

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The City of Ferndale is partnering with BUILD Institute to host a series of FREE innovative new business development events to kick off the spring season.

This three part series begins with "Open City Ferndale: The Art of Networking." The dialogue and panel discussion will focus on creating connections and making lasting first impressions. It will be held at Ferndale's Rust Belt Market on Wednesday, March 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The first 60 attendees receive a complimentary drink. 

Part II of Spring Fling into Networking Series
March 21, 6:30-8p.m.: “30-Second First Impression” Workshop, Ferndale Area District Library
Topic: Learn how to craft a grabbing 30-second first impression.  Update and improve your business pitch at this small, one hour long workshop.

Part III of Spring Fling into Networking Series
April 4, 5-7p.m.: “Networking with an Axe,” The Corner Grill, Bar + Game Room
Join us as we close our three part series on Spring Fling into Networking. Help break the ice with an axe and light refreshments brought to you by The Corner Grill, Bar + Game Room

All events are FREE and no RSVP required!!


More about Open City Ferndale: The Art of Networking

The City of Ferndale’s vibrant business environment is buzzing to make new connections and to refresh their business pitches. Join us on Wednesday, March 7 from 6p.m.-8p.m. at the Rust Belt Market for Open City: The Art of Networking, a dialogue and panel discussion on how to connect with other businesses and make a lasting first impression.

Participants will hear from a panel of business leaders and network-engagement specialists on how they intentionally use networking to improve their professional and business identities and increase opportunities.

-  Dave Coulter, Mayor, City of Ferndale

- Dan Riley, president of Axle Brewing Co..
- Cheryl Salinas-Tucker, owner of ROUGE MakeUp and Nail Studio
- Javier Evelyn, CEO of Alerje
- Matt Zook, director of Ferndale Chamber of Commerce
- Heather Coleman-Voss, business services coordinator for Ferndale Michigan Works.

Come hear these grabbing personal stories and take notes on how these successful entrepreneurs make themselves memorable.

Have questions about Spring Fling into Networking? Contact City of Ferndale & Build Institute

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Ferndale, MI 48220

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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City of Ferndale & Build Institute

Great ideas start with Build.We help people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. To date, we have graduated over 1400 aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs from our classes, many of whom have gone on to start successful businesses in the city. In addition to classes, we offer networking events, mentorship, connections to resources and a nurturing community that allows ideas to develop and flourish over time.

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