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Monday, May 7, 2012

Roosevelt Island Business Networking Group Meeting Tomorrow Morning 7:30 AM, Local Entrepreneurs Meet, Share Stories and Potential Opportunities - Presentation Last Meeting From Real Estate Agent and Parenting Coach - Are You Next?

The Roosevelt Island Business Networking Group (RIBN) will be holding their next meeting tomorrow morning, May 8 7:30 AM. at the Riverwalk Bar & Grill (425 Main Street).

Networking Works! Next Meeting Tuesday 5/8 at 7:30 am at Riverwalk Bar & Grill
We're on a roll as members help each other to expand their circles of business contacts and sharpen their strategy. Hear three members describe what their essential services are and participate in a business card exchange. Invite Island friends and neighbors who are also small business owners and solo practitioners to attend as we expand the networking group. Contact Tom Wood at to present at a future meeting.
The RIBN report from their last meeting:
About 20 residents, with professions ranging from event designer and financial advisor to chef and yoga teacher, gathered on Tuesday evening, April 24th, for the Roosevelt Island Business Networking Group’s bi-monthly meeting. As usual, the meeting kicked off with informal conversations and a business card exchange, as familiar faces and new members shared ideas about their respective small businesses and solo practices.

The member presentations included an informative and eye-opening presentation by Kelle Sargent who has recently transitioned into the unique world of Manhattan real estate. Her insights, specifically on the real estate environment of Roosevelt Island, were invaluable. A second presentations was by Gigi Khonyongwa, who is a parenting coach for parents of children with special needs. She explained from her own experiences that there is often a lack of support for the parents of special needs children. She launched Families Blossoming to meet this need. Gigi shared that she has already made a significant difference for others, and described the massive vision she has for the future.

Attendees were reminded to submit a listing of their contact information and services to The WIRE and to the Roosevelt Islander online. 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 group plans to participate in Roosevelt Island Day, on Saturday, June 9th with a table in Good Shepherd Plaza. Details will follow.

The next event will be held on Tuesday, May 8th at 7:30 am at River Cross Bar & Grill. Members are welcome to bring Island friends and neighbors who are also small business owners and solo practitioners and expand the networking group.
Here are excerpts from two presentations made to the April 24 RIBN meeting. The first is from real estate agent Kelle Sargent

and then parenting coach for parents of special needs children Gigi Khonyongwa.

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