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MONDAYS: Altamonte "Motivational Monday's Leads Group ... from 6 to 7:30 pm
Emiliano'z Mexican Rest

1012 W. SR 436, Altamonte Springs.  The old "Shells"

>>>A Leads Groups that meets in the evening!  

Are you a business owner or manager, looking to grow your business? Are you an employee, unemployed, or new to the area, seeking contacts who can help you improve your career track? Can't get away during the day?
 Join us at the Happy-Hour Leads Group! We make it easy: no membership fees, no restrictions, and you can come whenever you like.

Preferred attire is business-casual.
Food and drinks are available.

FREE - You just get your own tab.

To RSVP, or for more info, call
Connections Director Teri Siciliano,
at 321-229-4413 or e-mail: ts@connectionsgroups.com

Every Friday - Winter Park Toastmasters ...7:30-9am
Mt. Vernon Motor Lodge

110 South Orlando Avenue,
Winter Park (on 17-92 between Lee Road & Fairbanks Avenue)

Regardless of your occupation, your success depends a great deal upon your ability to communicate effectively! Whether you’re running a meeting, selling a product, making a presentation, motivating co-workers or just communicating one-on-one with others, you’ll get far better results if you can speak persuasively, smoothly and intelligently. Toastmasters is the perfect organization to help you quickly develop these skills. For over 75 years Toastmasters has enabled over a million men and women to advance their careers through its structured communication and leadership program. The Winter Park Toastmasters Club is designed to get your Friday started with an energizing morning of enthusiasm, motivation and entertainment.
Business Attire
Free for 1st Time Guests
Joel Weiner

4/7: (tues) "My Next Phase seminar ...6:00pm-7:00pm
Delaney Park Financial

2702 E. Robinson Street 407-206-7399

A NON-Financial Retirement Planning Seminar! This personality-driven session helps you develop a deeply personal, immediately actionalable plan based on the goals and activities YOU identify as most meaningful and realistic for you!
This session is most beneficial for people 45 and over!
Topics include: The 5 keys to a FUN retirement! The 5 MAJOR challenges faced in retirement and how to overcome them! BUSTING through retirement myths!
Casual attire/Free parking
Cost: FREE
Call Pam to RSVP at 407-206-7262

4/23 (Thurs): Reading between the Wines ...6pm-9pm
Orlando Marriott Downtown

400 E. Livingston St., Orlando

Reading between the Wines features a wine and food tasting from several Orlando eateries with celebrity guest authors who will be signing and discussing their books. This year's featured authors include: Michael Connelly, NY Times' best-selling mystery writer, and Bob Morris, former newspaper humorist who writes mystery novels that take place in Florida and the Caribbean.
attire: Business Casual
Cost: $100
Contact Lisa Warren for more info 407-422-1540

Friday's @ Friday's -
NEXT Date:  CLICK here for next date.
Lunch, Learn & Leverage!
South Orlando
Small Business Lunch Bunch

...11:30 am to 1:00 PM
Fridays Front Row Grill
8126 International Drive 407-363-1414
(just South of Sand Lake Road)

~~ Supercharge YOUR Business  ...You'll get to present YOUR business to the whole group.
~~ Referral Jet-Fuel   ...You'll get to speak in-depth with those sitting right around you.
~~ Serious networking for serious professionals that is FUN!...  this is formal networking but in a casual, FUN environment! 
~~ Each month - something NEW!  Each month well have a slightly different twist on the LUNCHEON. 

Bring your business Cards
Brochures, etc.
If you want to do a short presentation on your business you will have that opportunity.

We don't limit the attendance, you participate as much as YOU want and you aren't required to bring a certain number of leads.
Just come, get to know the other members and watch your business grow! 

NO event fee ...
you just pay for your own lunch off the fabulous Friday's menu!
Lead by Connections Director Sue Copening
at 407-275-2956 or e-mail: sc@connectionsgroups.com 
Please RSVP so we can hold us the right number of tables.


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Real Estate & Finance Industry
Lunch Bunch
...11:30 AM
at the
Citrus Club
18th Floor of the BB&T Building
255 S. Orange Ave at Jackson, Downtown Orlando

Are you in a business that is involved in
the Residential or Commercial Real Estate market?

If you are a real estate agent, mortgage broker, real estate tax attorney, Insurance Agent, CPA, Investor, or have Home Service business such as construction, home inspection, etc. then you will meet valuable contacts and get new business through this networking group.

These luncheons are limited to just 7 professionals at each event in order for all to get to know one another.  There will be ample time for you to tell all about your business and REALLY get to know the others at the table.  The Citrus Club is a very upscale private membership club with a birds-eye view of the city and their lunch buffet is "to die for" ...chock full of fabulous entrees, salad bar and tempting desserts!

$25 - cash at event or pay below and save $5.
Important to RSVP to attend due to limited seating.

LIMITED to six people at each luncheon. You really need to RSVP so we know you are coming... if you are a walk-in, and we have a full table, you won't get a seat.  OK to call right prior to see if we have an empty slot though - sometimes people cancel at last minute!
RSVP/ more info at sc@connectionsgroups.com
Phone: 407-275-2956
- on street on Jackson or east of building on Rosiland.  There is also a parking garage with entrance on Jackson - bring up your ticket for 1 hour of validation.
Want to pay for lunch via CREDIT CARD and save $5.00?

Use button below and look for where it says "Don't have a PayPal account?" and you can pay withOUT creating an account.   If you have an account with Pay Pal... just log in to use it!

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