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3rd Thursday Networking Event
Thursday, June 19, 2008
The Black Business Professional Network invites you to attend our June 3rd Thursday Networking Event. This month our sponsor, Gettel Nissan will host a joint networking event between BBPN and the Gulf Coast Latin Chamber.
This is an excellent networking opportunity surrounded by food, beverages and music. Come out and meet members of the Latin Chamber and continue to build your business and professional connections.
RSVP: 941-366-8403 or email@example.com
DATE: Thursday June 19th 2008
Location: Gettel Nissan
Nursing Program Free Tuition
If you know of anyone between 18-28 years old, interested in the Nursing Field, University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is offering FREE Tuition, FREE books, a $250 monthly stipend, and guaranteed job placement as a nurse at Providence Hospital upon graduation (it's a 3 year program) with a starting salary of $40,000.
The program is recruiting new students now!! Please contact Ms. Beshon Smith (202) 266-5481 or email Bsmith@urbanalliance.org
Help Get the Red Sox to Sarasota
Citizens For Sox has been organized as a public forum. The grassroots organization’s goal is to provide clear and accurate information to the residents and taxpayers of Sarasota and surrounding communities about the positive potential impact of relocation of the Boston Red Sox to Sarasota for Spring Training.
Citizens For Sox will collect the REAL facts and act as a citizens' group liaison with the city, county and the media. Our goal is to help the residents of Sarasota make an informed choice about the Red Sox. If you are interested in supporting these initiatives, please CLICK HERE to sign the petition. This organization has
no affiliation with the Boston Red Sox.
CUNY Alumni of SW Florida (CAS) Holding Summer Bash Events
The newly formed CUNY ALUMNI OF SW FLORIDA (CAS) are holding monthly events following their highly successful Inaugural February Luncheon attended by 170 people from the various City University of New York schools. These events have ranged from bridge, to theater parties to wine tastings, to film discussions etc. To find out about the July and August events and be added to the CAS Mailing List or to receive a Membership Application contact Shelly at 462-1167; firstname.lastname@example.org
African American Students Are Not Applying for Scholarships (PDF Scholarship Opportunities List)
Though there are a number of companies and organizations that have donated money for scholarships to African Americans, a great deal of the money is being returned because of a lack of interest or awareness. No one is going to knock on our doors and ask if we can use a scholarship. Take the initiative to get your sons and daughters involved.! Money shouldn't be returned to donating companies because we fail to apply for it.
Please pass this information on to family members, nieces, nephews, friends with children etc. We must get the word out that money is available. If you are a college student or getting ready to become one, you probably already know how useful additional money can be. Scholarship opportunities list (PDF).
Speaking of Men's Health
This month the Community Health Improvement Partnership Sarasota County Health Department is recognizing men’s health as a reminder to all men that it is important to get regular checkups and age-appropriate screenings.In addition to attaching this month’s issue of HealthNews, we have attached a Checklist of Men’s Screenings and Exams, excerpted from the brochure Get It Checked! from the Men’s Health Network. You can review the entire brochure; the other side has a schedule for women, on their website at http://menshealthnetwork.org. Please share this checklist with the men in your life and remind them of the importance of regular physical exams.
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Tuesday June 24, 2008 6:30 PM Hook & Ladder Dinner at Fleming’s Steakhouse
You are cordially invited to a Hook & Ladder Wine Dinner. Please join us at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar for an intimate evening with Michael DeLoach, winemaker of Hook & Ladder Winery featuring a special menu created by our Chef Partner Charlie Flint. $85 Per Person Plus Tax and Gratuity . Located at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 2001 Siesta Drive Sarasota, FL 34239 941.358.WINE (9463)
The Black Business Professional Network EXPO
Interested in showcasing your business? Want to sell your products and services in a marketplace atmosphere? BBPN is planning its first Black Business Professional Network Expo. We are looking for businesses interested in exhibiting there products and services.
We are looking for BBPN members who would like to work on the EXPO Planning Committee. We are also looking for businesses and organizations interested in sponsoring the BBPN EXPO. Interested business owners and professionals please contact us at: 941.366.8403 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Two BBPN members who attended the "Taking it to the Next Level- Educational Networking Event held at Webster College a few months ago have recently been accepted into graduate programs at local university campuses. Another example of how the BBPN 3rd Thursday Networking events can work in your favor.
Congratulations to BBPN member, Shavon Reed on her acceptance to Argosy University. Shavon will be pursuing a Masters Degree in the Mental Health Counseling.
Congratulations to BBPN member, Paula Beard on her acceptance to Argosy University. Paula will be pursuing her PHD in Organizational Leadership.
If your business or place of employment has positions available please send us the job descriptions and we will place them in the newsletter-Free. We are also in the process if creating a resume database for our future BBPN Job Bank, coming soon. If you would like you resume included in this database (that employers can search for potential hires) please forward your resume as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Empowered Quote: "Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face." Carol Moseley-Braun (1947-)interview in The New Republic, November 15, 1993
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