Manhattan Chamber of Commerce BRG Networking Review September 15, 2016

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce hosted a speed networking event with their four business referral groups on September 15, 2016 at Indeed in mid-town Manhattan.

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce was established in July 1920. The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce was started by eleven prominent business owners in the Yorkville section of Manhattan.

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce now represents the voice of over 100,000 companies in Manhattan and partners with more than 300 diverse business organizations in the city. The chamber supports the business community and help companies grow through advocating for positive business legislation, hosting monthly educational seminars and networking events, marketing and international outreach.

Speed networking (or speed business meeting) is a meeting format designed to accelerate business contacts. It involves multiple people who gather in a single space in order to exchange information. During an interaction, attendees share their professional backgrounds and business goals. Networkers are generally seeking exposure to new markets and/or to expand their pool of vendors.

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce followed a group based model. In the group-based model of speed networking attendees are assigned to a sequence of tables. Each table seats a specific number of participants, depending on attendance. A typical event may call for tables of four to 10. Table assignments are often predetermined by computer software but other techniques can be used to determine the groups each attendee participates in

Some of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce  ambassadors and staff who helped run the event were:

Bruce Hurwitz

Bruce is President and CEO of Hurwitz Strategic Staffing, Ltd., whose mission is to promote the hiring of veterans, and Publisher at Fish Hook Books,® Ltd., has been an executive recruiter since 2003.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucehurwitz

Mat Schwartz

Matt is a Financial Representative with International Planning Alliance, LLC. He and his team have a time-tested track record of helping individuals, families, and small businesses build solid financial balance sheets and strategies

https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-schwartz-2473485b

Mads Hebbelstrup

Mads joined the Chamber in October 2013 as the Projects Coordinator, before taking over the position as Events Coordinator and is now the Membership Director. Mads’ responsibilities include event management and execution, event promotion, marketing and social media postings, representation of the Chamber at expos, member & partner communication, community relations and project management. Mads originates from Denmark.

Mads did a terrific job in working the room, interacting and controlling sessions at the table.. Mat also helped by announcing the sessions and rules.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/madshebbelstrup

Jessica Walker

Jessica is a public policy expert who has advocated on behalf of New York City residents, neighborhoods and businesses for more than 15 years. I had an excellent conversation with Jessica, who encouraged me to keep working with Mads to promote the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and recruit members.

Among the people I met and networked with were:

Michaela Boruta

Stephen Peca

Bruce Segall

Leticia Molinero

Noreen Sumpter

A. A. T.Wilson

Barbara Knispel

Michele Pratt

Thomas Szoeke

Louise Shohet

Jean-Philippe Krahmer

Gayle Baron

Eileen Goldblatt

Newelle Mcdonald

Robert Picone

Julia Bonem

 

Among the people I met and networked with were:

Michaela Boruta

Stephen Peca

Bruce Segall

Leticia Molinero

Noreen Sumpter

A. A. T.Wilson

Barbara Knispel

Michele Pratt

Thomas Szoeke

Louise Shohet

Jean-Philippe Krahmer

Gayle Baron

Eileen Goldblatt

Newelle Mcdonald

Robert Picone

Julia Bonem

The next Manhattan Chamber of Commerce event will be:

MCC Networking at Mari Vanna

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Mari Vanna

41 E 20th St

New York, NY 10003

Between Broadway & Park Ave S

http://www.manhattancc.org/events/MCC-Networking-at-Mari-Vanna-2464/details

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