Monday, April 2, 2012

Report From Second Meeting Of Roosevelt Island Business Networking Group - Local Entrepreneurs Meet, Share Ideas, Potential Opportunities and Stella & Dot Jewelry Presentation

The Roosevelt Island Business Networking Group was recently formed to provide local entrepreneurs an opportunity to meet each other, share ideas and potential opportunities. As reported in this post on the inaugural meeting of the Group:

... About 30 residents, with professions ranging from photographer and architect to travel agent and caterer, gathered on Tuesday morning, March 13 to swap business cards and consider how they might be able to help each other grow their small business and solo practices. ...
The Roosevelt Island Business Networking Group reports on what took place during their second meeting on March 27:
About 25 residents, with professions ranging from travel agent and interpreter to interactive digital comic book artist and personal assistant/errands manager, organizing and special projects, gathered on Tuesday evening, March 27 to swap business cards and discuss their respective small businesses and solo practices.

Organized by Tom Wood, a financial specialist, and Janet Falk, a public relations professional, the group included members who had attended the March 13 breakfast meeting and others joining for the first time.

Capitalizing on the momentum of the kickoff event, this session featured six-minute presentations each by three members to share their expertise. Dick Lutz, Editor and Publisher of The Main Street WIRE, described the opportunity to promote local business, through both special on-Island advertising rates and possible article submissions. Sharon Pope spoke about writing and community activism, especially the Upper East Side esplanade. Sharon Williams presented samples of the jewelry she sells as a stylist for Stella and Dot.

Members are encouraged to meet with others in the group and consider what they have to offer and what they might need from a colleague. The Roosevelt Island Business Networking Group on LinkedIn continues to grow.

The next event will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 am at Riverwalk Bar & Grill for BYOB (bring your own breakfast). Please contact Tom Wood at to RSVP. Members are welcome to bring Island friends and neighbors who are also small business owners and solo practitioners and expand the networking group.
Here's an example of products offered by one of the presenters -  Stella & Dot jewelry from Ms Williams

and Ms. Williams presentation to the Roosevelt Island Business Network Group

More information on the Roosevelt Island Business Networking Group and how you can join available at Linked In.