Contact: (585) 348-7142                rpcn@rochesterconsultants.org

Speakers/Workshops

Upcoming events

    • 25-Feb-2016
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hilton DoubleTree Hotel, 1111 Jefferson Rd, Henrietta

    Economic Development TrendTalk Dinner

    For this TrendTalk dinner panel discussion, we have engaged as presenters three highly respected leaders in the economic development sector of the Rochester region.

    This evening will allow you the opportunity to network with other members of the community who may be your future colleagues, clients or collaborators.

    Networking and cash bar: 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
    Dinner: 6:15 pm
    Panel Discussion: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Panel Participants:

    Dolores Kruchten, Vice President of Eastman Business Park




    Vincent Esposito, Director of Empire State Development Finger Lakes Region




    Carlos Carballada, Associate Director of RIT’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship






    Cost:

    RPCN Member - $50
    Non-member - $80
    Student - $30

    Menu (choice of one of the following):

    • Sliced Sirloin Au jus
    • Chicken Mediterranean – chicken breast, sundried tomato pesto roasted red and yellow peppers, melted mozzarella cheese

    • Penne Primavera

    Note: Choose your menu item during registration.

    Sponsored by:  

                                                
      
        


    • 26-Feb-2016
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • NeighborWorks, 570 South Ave., Rochester
    Members Showcase Panel Discussion

    At the Members’ Panel Showcase on February 26, three RPCN members will share what it took to build and manage their successful consultancies.  You will learn about their backgrounds, business objectives, their failures and successes, and the strategies and tactics they deployed to succeed.  Each panelist will start with a short introduction followed by an interactive discussion among the panelists and the audience.  Come ready with your questions!

    Three key learnings  the audience will take away from the program:

    1. How the panelists decided on their business missions and objectives?
    2. How did they overcome failures and adversity on the road to success?
    3. What are their strategies and key tactics for continuing to thrive?

    Panelist Bios:

    Margit Brazda Poirier, Owner and Founder of Grants4Good LLC, created the company in 2009 to help nonprofits and businesses find and get grants. Margit has written and received numerous grants from federal, state, foundation, and corporate sources – and she has the unique perspective of understanding both grant seeking and grant making, given her experience leading a prominent New York foundation.  In addition to grant development, Margit’s strengths include technical writing, board facilitation, project management, and specialized training for boards and staff.

    Grants4Good LLC is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Grant Professionals Association, and the Rochester Professional Consultants Network.

    Peter Burns studied Electrical and Computer Engineering and Imaging Science. After working for Xerox, Eastman Kodak, and Carestream Health, he formed Burns Digital Imaging LLC in 2011. His firm provides consulting services for imaging system development and improvement, focusing on performance evaluation, monitoring, and software tools for imaging standards. Recently the focus is on imaging for libraries and archives, and mobile imaging.

    His published articles and patents have been in the areas of detector performance, image quality evaluation, color-error propagation, and digital image processing. Peter has taught imaging courses for many years, as an adjunct faculty member at RIT, at Kodak, and at several technical conferences

    As 50% owner of Aztek Computer Solutions, Inc., Lee Drake helped build a Rochester Top 100 company.  As President and CEO of OS-Cubed, Inc., Lee is well on the way to creating his next Top 100 company.

    Lee Drake has extensive speaking experience.  He's spoken on topics such as computer security, programming best practices, building content-managed websites, building online communities, virus and spyware prevention, social media, and a variety of other computer-related topics.  Lee has built a world-wide following of users who rely on him to get up-to-date computer, security, social media, and information technology news.  In addition, Lee has participated in a number of discussion panels on wide-ranging business-related topics, including health insurance for small businesses, legislative issues for NYS businesses, workmen's comp, 240/241 reform, and Medicaid/Medicare reform.

    Open to the public. No charge for RPCN members. $10.00 for non-members.

    Refreshments will be available. A "Tip Jar" is also provided. Your contribution is appreciated.


    Here's a Map to 570 South Ave., Rochester. Entrance and free parking in the rear of the building (Averill & Hamilton)





    • 11-Mar-2016
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • NeighborWorks, 570 South Ave., Rochester
    LinkedIn: How to Make It Work for You

    Presenter: Michelle Arbore

    Michelle has seen many people who are experts at what they do go unnoticed because they don’t have a professional LinkedIn profile.  It frustrates Michelle because these people are great at what they do, but nobody can tell that by their profile.  That’s why she loves working with entrepreneurs and small businesses because she can show business owners how to grow their presence on LinkedIn and get more income.

    Three Key Learnings  The Audience Will Take Away From Your Program:

    1. The top 5 thinks your profile must have
    2. Why you need a LinkedIn Company Page
    3. Why LinkedIn Groups are so important

    Michelle Arbore is the Owner of Savvy Social Media, where she helps entrepreneurs and small businesses move past the overwhelm and frustration of social media.  Her company offers social media creation, management and coaching so you can live the life you want.  She takes you through each step with ease and simplification so you understand this ever changing social media world.  Because of that, Michelle's clients have more time to work on their business and meet new clients, as well as spend more time with the people they love.  With being a successful business owner and mom, Michelle understands the value of time and it empowers her to give you back yours.

    Open to the public. No charge for RPCN members. $10.00 for non-members.

    Refreshments will be available. A "Tip Jar" is also provided. Your contribution is appreciated.


    Here's a Map to 570 South Ave., Rochester. Entrance and free parking in the rear of the building (Averill & Hamilton)





Past events

12-Feb-2016 Navigating The Financial Roadblocks For Consultants
22-Jan-2016 2016 Tax Update Seminar
08-Jan-2016 New Year Kickoff
11-Dec-2015 So Ya Wanna Consult
13-Nov-2015 Concepts Of Building A Conscious Business & Organization
23-Oct-2015 Health Insurance 2016 Open enrollment: What small businesses need to know
09-Oct-2015 A Taste of Emotional Intelligence AT WORK
25-Sep-2015 Key Do’s and Don’t’s for Patenting Inventions
11-Sep-2015 The Art and Science of Marketing Success
28-Aug-2015 Incubators and Consultants
14-Aug-2015 Estate Planning for Small Business
24-Jul-2015 Three Keys To Position & Sell 5-Figure Contracts
10-Jul-2015 3 Common Myths Consultants Buy Into That Keeps Them Stuck
26-Jun-2015 Running Effective Meetings
12-Jun-2015 Health Insurance Options Available Through the Individual and Small Group Marketplace
22-May-2015 Cyber Security: Critical IT Security Protections Every Business Must Have
08-May-2015 Everything you always wanted to know about intellectual property but were afraid to ask
24-Apr-2015 Enlightened Leadership: The Rising Spirit Of Leadership
10-Apr-2015 Writing a Winning Project Proposal
27-Mar-2015 How to Speak to Grow Your Business
13-Mar-2015 An Introduction to Bitcoin
27-Feb-2015 Refining Your Business Etiquette
13-Feb-2015 The Domain Name System - What It Is and How It Works
23-Jan-2015 Living Authentically: A Business Strategy
09-Jan-2015 Annual Tax Update Seminar
12-Dec-2014 Great Consulting Service, But Who Needs It?
14-Nov-2014 Sales Sucks and What to Do about It
24-Oct-2014 Close The Expert-Novice Chasm To Achieve Positive Outcomes
10-Oct-2014 Improving Profits Through Top-Notch Listening
26-Sep-2014 Transforming Kodak Alaris: A customer-driven approach
12-Sep-2014 Helping Your Clients Understand Theirs
22-Aug-2014 Networking for Introverts
08-Aug-2014 Why and How to Blog
25-Jul-2014 The Skype VOIP Program and How to Use It
24-Jul-2014 Exposing the Hidden Consulting Market
11-Jul-2014 Strategic Foresight: Equipping you for competitive advantage in the now & future
27-Jun-2014 Hit the ground running - Starting a new sales effort.
13-Jun-2014 Franchising as a Business: A practical overview of the pitfalls and advantages
23-May-2014 Microsoft in the Cloud
15-May-2014 TrendTalk: Challenges and Opportunities in Rochester’s Human Services Sector
09-May-2014 Is your Product or Service What Customers Want?
25-Apr-2014 How to Effectively Use Google AdWords
11-Apr-2014 Technology for Consultants: An Overview
28-Mar-2014 The State of the Economy: Current Economic Trends
14-Mar-2014 Improvise your way to successful collaboration -- LOCATION CHANGE
28-Feb-2014 Beautiful Questions to Guide a Consultants Career
14-Feb-2014 The Greater Rochester Region - Poised for Greatness!
24-Jan-2014 Practical Application of Web Technologies for Consultants
10-Jan-2014 Annual Tax Update
13-Dec-2013 Caring for Clients and the Power of Presence
22-Nov-2013 Using newsletters to tell your story
08-Nov-2013 Best Year of your Life - How to Set and Achieve Goals for 2014
25-Oct-2013 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on Small Businesses
16-Oct-2013 TrendTalk: Challenges and Opportunities in the Rochester High-Tech Sector
11-Oct-2013 Fraud Busting: Prevention and Detection for your Business
27-Sep-2013 RPCN Survey Results
13-Sep-2013 How Consultants Make Money (Note: Extended Program)
23-Aug-2013 Beyond IRA’s: Retirement Plan Options for Consultants
09-Aug-2013 Genesee County: Regional Opportunities
26-Jul-2013 Patenting Under the America Invents Act (AIA)
12-Jul-2013 Getting the most out of your trade show experience
28-Jun-2013 Pinterest for Business
14-Jun-2013 Demystifying Client Attraction
31-May-2013 OACES Program: Influential Leadership
24-May-2013 OACES Program: Telling Your Organization's Story
24-May-2013 How to Use Your Blog to Build Your Business
17-May-2013 Making Decisions Based on Facts - Excel Business Model
10-May-2013 OACES Program: Team Building - It's More Than a Job!
10-May-2013 Communication using Google
03-May-2013 OACES Program: Grants Workshop: How to Find and Get Grants
26-Apr-2013 OACES Program: Engaging Community Partners
26-Apr-2013 Eastman Business Park
19-Apr-2013 OACES Program: Understanding E-body (Online) Language -- CANCELLED
12-Apr-2013 Generating Evidence-Based Outcomes
29-Mar-2013 No Meeting
22-Mar-2013 7 Steps to Marketing Success
08-Mar-2013 Sandy Parker
22-Feb-2013 Data Visualization
08-Feb-2013 Perspectives on Retiring in Time: for yourself, your clients, your family, your legacy
25-Jan-2013 Google Analytics
11-Jan-2013 The Alliance Consultancy Business Model
14-Dec-2012 Tax Update for 2012
30-Nov-2012 How to Keep Your Computer from Catching a Cold or Flu
09-Nov-2012 Communicating Your Value
26-Oct-2012 Communication 101
12-Oct-2012 Business Success - It's All In Your Head!!
28-Sep-2012 What is Six Sigma? -- Location Change --
14-Sep-2012 Inbound Marketing--Location Change
31-Aug-2012 Get R.E.A.L: Unleashing Your Passion with PRsonality--Location Change
24-Aug-2012 Market Research at the Central Library---Location Change
10-Aug-2012 Business Solutions Forums
03-Aug-2012 RPCN Leadership Retreat
27-Jul-2012 Excel for Business Applications
13-Jul-2012 Pinterest --What Is It?
29-Jun-2012 Cloud Computing--What's in It for You?
22-Jun-2012 Leading With Your Strengths
22-Jun-2012 Advanced Excel Workshop
08-Jun-2012 Cultivate Influence
07-Jun-2012 Career Initiative for 16-24 year olds
25-May-2012 The America Invents Act – How It Alters Your Ability to Patent Your Invention
11-May-2012 Effective Problem Solving
27-Apr-2012 OACES/RPCN Literacy Zone – Professional Development Workshops - Organizing
27-Apr-2012 How to Write a Business Plan
13-Apr-2012 Getting Yourself into Print
30-Mar-2012 Customer 3D: A New Dimension
23-Mar-2012 Take Back Your Life: Using Microsoft Outlook to increase Your Productivity
09-Mar-2012 LinkedIn and Twitter Workshop
24-Feb-2012 Consultant as Leader
10-Feb-2012 Excel Workshop
27-Jan-2012 Quickbooks Workshop
13-Jan-2012 Tax Presentation
30-Dec-2011 No Meeting -- Fifth Friday
23-Dec-2011 No Meeting -- Holiday Week
09-Dec-2011 Create a Sizzling Brand
25-Nov-2011 No Meeting -- Thanksgiving Holiday
11-Nov-2011 How Usable Is Your Web Site?
28-Oct-2011 Impression Management, Skill Lab
14-Oct-2011 Impression Management, Using Your First 3 Seconds to Create a Lasting Impression
23-Sep-2011 The Truth About Grants
09-Sep-2011 2011 RPCN Strategy Session --Location Change
26-Aug-2011 Accountability Groups & RPCN Consultants Incubator
12-Aug-2011 RPCN Incubator: Mentoring
22-Jul-2011 Advanced Mail Merge Workshop--Special Location
08-Jul-2011 RIT "Venture Creations" Business Incubator & RPCN Consulants Incubator
24-Jun-2011 Mail Merge Workshop--Location Change
10-Jun-2011 Messaging That Works!
27-May-2011 WORD Styles Workshop
13-May-2011 Panel Discussion: Networking Techniques
29-Apr-2011 Small Business Expo
22-Apr-2011 Skype II Workshop--Location & Time Change
25-Mar-2011 Profile Marketing and SEO 101
11-Mar-2011 Marketing and Consulting to Non-Profits
25-Feb-2011 Microsoft Office Workshop
11-Feb-2011 Getting the Respect You Deserve, Without Self-Sabotage
28-Jan-2011 Skype Workshop
14-Jan-2011 Annual Tax Update
31-Dec-2010 No Meeting--New Year's Eve
24-Dec-2010 No Meeting--Holiday Week
10-Dec-2010 Marketing in the 21st Century
26-Nov-2010 No Meeting--Thanksgiving Holiday
17-Nov-2010 Social Networking Forum Canceled
12-Nov-2010 Harvesting Your Marketing Efforts--Replacement Event
29-Oct-2010 RPCN Strategy Session II
22-Oct-2010 Windows 7 Workshop -- Special Time & Location
15-Oct-2010 Business Forum -- Location Change
24-Sep-2010 Financial Workshop
15-Sep-2010 Writing Your Business Plan
10-Sep-2010 Take Advantage of the RPCN Web Site
27-Aug-2010 Market Research & Competitive Analysis Workshop
19-Aug-2010 Strategy Workshop
09-Jul-2010 Technology: Tools For Business - Part 2
25-Jun-2010 Excel Workshop
25-Jun-2010 LinkedIn Workshop
11-Jun-2010 Technology: Tools For Business
28-May-2010 Google Collaboration Tools
14-May-2010 Building Trust
30-Apr-2010 Introduction to the New RPCN Website
23-Apr-2010 Facebook for Business Workshop
09-Apr-2010 Branding
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