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Bring Animals and Magic to Life With Author Kate DiCamillo


Beloved Children’s Book Author Kate DiCamillo Brings Animals—and Magic—to Life

Flora Belle Buckman is 10 years old and hates romance. She prides herself on being a natural-born cynic, and while she wants to believe in superheroes, she just can’t make herself buy into the premise.

At least, that’s how she feels during the summer after 5th grade when she’s reading, “The Illuminated Adventures of the Amazing Incandesto!”

With the whoosh of a vacuum cleaner, that all changes. Flora’s neighbor, Mrs. Tickham, while using her new Ulysses Super-Suction, Multi-Terrain 2000X—on the lawn—sucks up an unassuming squirrel, and the incident magically gives him superpowers. From then on, the squirrel is known as (what else?) Ulysses.

“Holy bagumba!” shouts Flora, witnessing the scene from her bedroom window.

Holy bagumba, indeed.

Magical realism abounds in the 240 pages of Kate DiCamillo’s “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.” After his encounter with the 2000X, Ulysses is born anew with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry. Their friendship helps Flora discover the power of having an open heart.

Themes of hope and belief amid impossible circumstances are the hallmark of DiCamillo’s wildly popular novels. Her 12 New York Times best-selling titles have sold nearly 20 million copies and have been translated into 39 languages.

Adding to the appeal of this latest tome are illustrations by former Hollywood interior designer Keith Gordon Campbell, whose genre-bending approach blends graphic and comic-style in the artwork.

It is no surprise that “Flora & Ulysses” is the 2014 Newbery Medal-winner—another honor for DiCamillo to add to her collection, which includes the National Book Award (2001), the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (2006), and the (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award (2007, 2011).

She is also the 2014-2015 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature—which means this celebrity author will be making the rounds to meet kids across the country. Yet, the modest DiCamillo says she’s stunned that any of her books have even made it into print, much less onto the silver screen.

“This almost sounds disingenuous, but there’s a large part of me that is still hoping I will simply get published,” DiCamillo admits. “I wrote for six years and got a lot of rejection letters before I sold anything.”

In fact, DiCamillo didn’t consider a career as a writer until one of her professors at the University of Florida told her she had “a certain facility for words.”

“Because I was 20 years old, I thought he was telling me I was wildly talented. So I ditched the idea of grad school and bought a bunch of black turtlenecks and sat around telling everyone that I was a writer—for the next 10 years. I wasn’t writing anything, mind you, just telling everybody that I was a writer.”

To make a living, she traded the turtlenecks for a light-blue polyester jumpsuit and worked as a guide at several Florida theme parks, including Circus World and Disney’s EPCOT.

“My job was basically to tell people, ‘Watch your step,’” she shares. At 30, all that changed. She moved to Minneapolis and made writing her priority.

Holy unanticipated occurrences! Her 2000 breakout book, “Because of Winn-Dixie,” won critical acclaim and became a feature film in 2005. Like the sensationally scrappy Flora, this book’s star is another 10-year-old. This girl, named India Opal, rescues a scruffy dog that was wreaking havoc in the Winn-Dixie supermarket, and of course, adventures ensue.

DiCamillo’s 2003 mega hit, “The Tale of Despereaux,” became an animated movie in 2008. This fantasy follows Despereaux Tilling, a mouse with giant ears, who sets out on a quest to rescue a beautiful human princess named Pea.

Why do animals have starring roles in her books?

“It’s not a conscious thing,” admits DiCamillo, now 49. “Sometimes I sit there and think, ‘Oh boy, I’ve got to make sure there isn’t an animal in this one.’ But as readers, we’re inclined to open our hearts to an animal. Once we do, we give the rest of ourselves over to the story. And that’s when the magic happens.”

Don’t stop now! Click here to read Kate DiCamillo’s thoughts on being the 2014-2015 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature in our September Tips for Entrepreneurs. Click here to listen to our Q&A on the Inkandescent Radio Network.

Also be sure to read our Q&A with “Flora & Ulysses” illustrator Keith Gordon Campbell.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 17, 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Chamber Day in Washington D.C.

Location: United States Capitol | Capitol Visitor Center Washington, DC 20515
Cost: $395 | Register for event

Wednesday, September 17, 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM

Rotary Quarterly Business Leaders Breakfast & Networking

Location: Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel | 903 Dulaney Valley Rd Towson, MD 21204
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, September 17, 8:00am-9:30am

Washington Business Journal: Lead Generation Seminar - Breakfast

Location: 1555 Wilson Blvd, Suite 400 Arlington VA 22209
Cost: $25 | Register for event

Wednesday, September 17, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Business Before Business Networking Breakfast

Location: 18851 NE 29th Avenue, Suite 700 Aventura, FL 33180
Cost: Member: $10 | Non-Member: $15 | Register for event

Wednesday, September 17, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

LinkedIn Basics for Business Owners

Location: BusinesSuites Parole Center 1910 Towne Centre Boulevard Suite 250 Annapolis, MD 21401
Cost: $25 | Register for event

Wednesday, September 17, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Advanced Degree Open House

Location: Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia 1800 Market Street Philadelphia PA 19103
Cost: $25 | Register for event

Wednesday, September 17, 4:30 PM to 6:00

OFBPA Meeting at Brightview Assisted Living

Location: Brightview Assisted Living 8100 Rossville Blvd Nottingham, MD 21236
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, September 17, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Meet With Top Business Schools - MBA Consulting

Location: Embassy Suites Washington DC Convention Center | 900 10th Street NW Washington DC, 20001
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, September 17, 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

MCC Networking and Cocktail Night at Gansevoort Park

Location: Gansevoort Park Avenue 420 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10018
Cost: Member: $45 | Non-Member: $50 | Register for event

Wednesday, September 17, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Miami Networked Recruiter Fall Networking Event

Location: Fado Irish Pub Mary Brickell Villages 900 South Miami Avenue Deck Area to the left as you enter Miami, FL 33130
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, September 17, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

IABC Philadelphia Networking at the Sugar House Casino

Location: Refinery Restaurant at SugarHouse Casino 1001 N Delaware Ave Philadelphia, PA 19125
Cost: Member: $5 | Non-Member: $10 | Register for event

Wednesday, September 17, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

It's Back to Networking YOU go! IFW School edition evening Networking event

Location: The Kove 20 West Atlantic Avenue Audubon, NJ 08106
Cost: $15-$40 | Register for event

Wednesday, September 17, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

NYC Business Owners & Professionals Networking Event, at 49 Grove Street

Location: 49 Grove Street (Next to 7th Avenue) 49 Grove Street New York, NY 10036
Cost: Free | Register for event

Thursday, September 18, 7:30am-9:30am

BBJ Breakfast Biz Mix

Location: Office Furniture Loft 10 Painters Mill Road Owings Mills MD 21117
Cost: $25 | Register for event

Thursday, September 18, 7:30 AM TO 9:30 AM

Breakfast Networking Mixer

Location: 10 Painters Mill Road Owings Mills, MD 21117
Cost: $25 | Register for event

Thursday, September 18, 8:00 AM TO 8:00 PM

Woman Entrepreneurs Conference 2014

Location: 365 Fifth Avenue The Graduate Center of The City University of NY New York, NY 10016
Cost: $149 | Register for event

Thursday, September 18, 11:45am-1:00pm

BBJ & Constant Contact Smart Reader Seminar

Location: 160 Federal St FL 12 Boston MA 02110
Cost: $20 | Register for event

Thursday, September 18, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

@AnalyticsWeek: #AnalyticsFair NYC - Analytics Rendezvous Eve

Location: PricewaterhouseCoopers 300 Madison Ave #24, New York, , NY 10017
Cost: Free | Register for event

Thursday, September 18, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Business Networking Reception @ WellsFargo

Location: Wells Fargo | 1934 14th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20009 USA
Cost: Member: $50 | Non-Member: $75 | Register for event

Thursday, September 18, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Business Volunteers Meet & Greet

Location: 1201 S Sharp St Suite 302 Baltimore, MD 21230
Cost: $5 | Register for event

Thursday, September 18, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

"What's on M.E.N.U.?" Entrepreneurial Meet-up at Miami Dade College, North Campus

Location: Miami Dade College - North Campus 11380 NW 27th Ave Buildin 2, Room 2151 Miami, FL 33167
Cost: Free | Register for event

Friday, September 19, 7:45 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit Baltimore 2014

Location: Pier 5 Hotel | 711 Eastern Ave Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Cost: Early Bird : $229 | Register for event

Saturday, September 20, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Constitution Day Celebration

Location: James Madison's Montpelier 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957 Located on Route 20, four miles south of the town of Orange.
Cost: General Admission $10|Tasting tickets $20 | Register for event

Saturday, September 20, 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Hospice Cup Dinghy Poker Run

Location: Bert Jabin Yacht Yard 7310 Edgewood Rd Annapolis, MD 21403
Cost: $50 | Register for event

Sunday, September 21, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Social Sundays Philly Networking Mixer

Location: Manayunk Brewery 4120 Main St Philadelphia, PA 19127
Cost: $10 (early bird), $15 (regular) | Register for event

Monday, September 22, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Creating and Refining Your Company Culture

Location: 4 Penn Center 1600 JFK Blvd, 2nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103
Cost: Free | Register for event | Phone: 215-790-3675

Tuesday, September 23, 08:00 am - 05:00 pm

2014 Credit & Collections Conference: Game Changing Strategies!

Location: 1 Dorrance Street Providence, RI 02903
Register for event

Tuesday, September 23, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

How Do You Network?

Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library - Severna Park Branch 45 West McKinsey Road Severna Park, MD 21146
Cost: $20 | Register for event

Tuesday, September 23, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Social Media & Networking Workshop for Restaurants

Location: 745 Atlantic Ave Second Floor Boston, MA 02111
Cost: $48 | Register for event

Tuesday, September 23, 6-9pm

New York at 230 Fifth

Location: 230 5th Ave New York New York 10001
Cost: $12 | Register for event

Wednesday, September 24, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Baltimore Business Networking Event for September 2014

Location: Investors United School of Real Estate 6721 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21234
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, September 24, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Effective Networking In Person and On Line

Location: BusinesSuites Annapolis 1910 Towne Centre Boulevard Suite 250 Parole Center Annapolis, MD 21401
Cost: $25 | Register for event

Wednesday, September 24, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Young Professionals Networking Dinner

Location: Southeast Anchor Branch Library 3601 Eastern Ave Baltimore, MD 21224
Cost: Free |

Wednesday, September 24, 6-9pm

Network After Work Miami at Batch Gastropub

Location: 30 SW 12th St Miami FL 33130
Cost: $12 in Advance | $15 RSVP At the Door | No RSVP $20 | Register for event

Wednesday, September 24, 6:00 PM

vBeers Miami After Work Hours IT Meet-Up Event

Location: Biscayne Tavern (Inside of the B2 Hotel) 146 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132
Cost: Free | Register for event

Thursday, September 25, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Executive Alliance's Security Leaders Summit Boston

Location: Mandarin Oriental, Boston 776 Boylston St Boston, MA 02199
Cost: Free | Register for event

Thursday, September 25, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Financing for Startups and Supporting Your Operations

Location: 2101 L Street NW Suite 440 Washington, DC 20037
Cost: Free (Must register) | Register for event

Thursday, September 25, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Top Private Cocktail Celebration

Location: Hotel Monaco | 2 N. Charles Street Baltimore MD 21201
Cost: $60 | Register for event

Thursday, September 25, 5:30pm-7:30pm

"The Art of the Powerful Conversation” Workshop

Location: Sherin & Lodgen 101 Federal Street, 31st Floor 02110
Cost: $35 | Register for event

Thursday, September 25, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Gold Business Connect Networking Game Show

Location: Regus | 750 3rd Ave New York, NY 10017
Cost: $40 | Register for event

Saturday, September 27, 8:00 AM

Run in Lincoln's Footsteps with Joan Benoit Samuelson at the First Annual Freedom 5K XC at President Lincoln's Cottage!

Location: Presidents Lincoln’s Cottage is located on the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) campus in Northwest Washington, D.C.
Cost: $40 | Register for event | Phone: 202-829-0436

Saturday, September 27, 11 AM

2014 Maryland Business & Community Expo

Location: Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel - BWI 1100 Old Elkridge Landing Rd Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Cost: $6 | Register for event

Sunday, September 28, 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Jazzy Networking Cocktail

Location: Occasions Banquet and Catering Hall 127-08 Merrick Blvd Springfield Gardens, NY 11434
Cost: $30 | Register for event | Phone: 917 915 9923

Tuesday, September 30, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

All Aboard Florida Luncheon & Social

Location: 1826 Restaurant & Lounge 1826 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Cost: $60 | Register for event

Tuesday, September 30, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

YEP-Boston Education Fall Speed Networking

Location: Julep Bar 200 High St Boston, MA 02110
Cost: Free | Register for event

Tuesday, September 30, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Biz Mix at Michael's Cafe

Location: Michael's Cafe | 2119 York Road Timonium MD 21093
Cost: $35 | Register for event

Tuesday, September 30, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Right Connection

Location: Sky Room 330 W 40th St New York, NY 10018
Cost: Free | Register for event

Tuesday, September 30, 6:30 PM

Starting a Business and Staying Out of Tax Trouble

Location: 929 West Street, Suite 208C Annapolis, 21401
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, October 1, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Get the Click Through

Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library - Severna Park Branch 45 West McKinsey Road Severna Park, MD 21146
Cost: $20 | Register for event

Wednesday, October 1, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

The Who's Who of Dade County Mixer

Location: 1826 Restaurant & Lounge 1826 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139
Cost: $10 | Register for event

Wednesday, October 1, 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

NYC Networking Event - Foosball, Cocktails & Fun at Sweetwater Social

Location: Sweetwater Social | 643 Broadway New York, NY
Cost: Members: Free | Non-members : $5 | Register for event

Thursday, October 2, 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM

Small Business Expo 2014

Location: Hynes Convention Center 900 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02115
Cost: Free | Register for event | Phone: 212) 404-2345

Thursday, October 2, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Top Private Cocktail Celebration

Location: Hotel Monaco | 2 N. Charles Street Baltimore MD 21201
Cost: $60 | Register for event

Thursday, October 2, 5:30pm

2014 Annual Speed Networking

Location: 125 High Street, Oliver Street Tower Boston, MA 02110
Cost: Members: Free | Non-members : $20 | Register for event

Friday, October 3, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Maryland State Social Media Managers Meeting

Location: Miller Senate Conference Room East 11 Bladen St Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Cost: Free | Register for event

Friday, October 3, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Maryland State Social Media Managers Meeting

Location: Miller Senate Conference Room East 11 Bladen St Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Cost: Free | Register for event

Saturday, October 4, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Rapid Action Money Map Weekend Bootcamp - RAMM

Location: Strategic Economic Solutions, LLC 929 West Street, Suite 208C Annapolis, MD 21401
Register for event | Phone: (443) 994-3084

Saturday, October 4, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Fall Cocktails: Networking for the Cause

Location: Magnet | 24105 Linden Blvd Elmont, NY 11003
Cost: $15 | Register for event

Sunday, October 5, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

WSW October Networking Event

Location: Embassy Suites 9000 Bartram Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19153
Cost: $25 | Register for event | Phone: 215-605-6193

Sunday, October 5, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

WSW October Networking Event

Location: Embassy Suites 9000 Bartram Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19153
Cost: $35 | Register for event

Monday, October 6, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Philadelphia Career Fair - Meet Hiring Employers Face to Face

Location: Crowne Plaza | 4010 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131
Cost: Free | Register for event

Tuesday, October 7, 8:30 AM TO 10:00 AM

Networking Breakfast with MCC, DuaneReade and Walgreens

Location: 1 Times Square Walgreens (between 42nd and Broadway)
Cost: Members: Free | Non-members : $15 | Register for event

Tuesday, October 7, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Network After Work DC at Josephine

Location: 1008 Vermont Ave NW Washington DC 20005
Cost: $12 in Advance | $15 RSVP At the Door | No RSVP $20 | Register for event

Tuesday, October 7, 6-9pm

Network After Work Philadelphia at Xfinity Live

Location: 1100 Pattison Ave Philadelphia PA 19148
Cost: $12 in Advance | $15 RSVP At the Door | No RSVP $20 | Register for event

Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Annapolitan Tuesdays Networking Mixer

Location: Ports of Call Restaurant Doubletree Hotel 210 Holiday Ct. Annapolis, MD
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, October 8, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Alexandria Business Networking Event, October 2014

Location: Regus 1940 Duke Street Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314
Cost: Free (Must register) | Register for event

Wednesday, October 8, 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM

thrive! A Celebration of our Small Business Community

Location: Mandarin Oriental, Boston 776 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02199
Cost: $75.00 | Register for event

Thursday, October 9, 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM

2014 Small Business of the Year Awards

Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel 39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199
Cost: $65 | Register for event

Thursday, October 9, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

October 9th, 2014 - Safelite AutoGlass presents Continuing Education - The Future Is Now - Two (2) Credit Hours - Arnold, MD

Location: 1521 Ritchie Hwy Arnold, MD 21012
Cost: Free | Register for event

Thursday, October 9, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Washington D.C Business Shakers Network Mixer

Location: Washington, DC (TBA)
Cost: Free (Must Be Approved) | Register for event

Saturday, October 11, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Ladies Power Circle Networking Mixer

Location: Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Ave New York, NY 10018
Cost: Free | Register for event

Saturday, October 11, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Young African Leaders Networking Reception

Location: Washington, DC
Cost: Free | Register for event

Tuesday, October 14, 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Chamber 101 in Annapolis

Location: Maryland Chamber of Commerce 60 West St., Ste. 100 Annapolis, MD 21401
Cost: Free (Must register) | Register for event | Phone: (410) 269-0642

Tuesday, October 14, Tuesday-Wednesday

Networking can be BOO-TASTIC for your Business!

Location: The Kove 20 West Atlantic Avenue Audubon, NJ 08106
Cost: $23-$40 | Register for event

Tuesday, October 14, 11:30 PM

Networking can be BOO-TASTIC for your Business!!!Interconnections for Women

Location: The Kove 20 West Atlantic Avenue Audubon, NJ 08106
Cost: $23 | Register for event

Wednesday, October 15, 8:30am - 10:15am

Understanding the Risks You Face as a 401(k) Fiduciary

Location: 800 Red Brook Boulevard, Suite 300 21117
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, October 15, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Business Loans 101: How to Finance Your Small Business

Location: Start Small Think Big at the Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator 1231 Lafayette Avenue (2nd Floor) Bronx, New York 10474
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, October 15, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

New York Career Fair - Meet Hiring Employers Face to Face

Location: Holiday Inn Midtown 57 Street 440 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019
Cost: Free | Register for event | Phone: 1-702-818-8905

Wednesday, October 15, 1:30

Networking can be BOO-TASTIC for your Business!!!Interconnections for Women

Location: 20 West Atlantic Avenue Audubon, NJ 08106
Cost: $23 | Register for event

Wednesday, October 15, 6-9pm

Boston at Bijou

Location: 51 Stuart St Boston MA 02116
Cost: $12 | Register for event

Wednesday, October 15, 6-9pm

Network After Work Boston at Bijou

Location: 51 Stuart St Boston MA 02116
Cost: $12 in Advance | $15 RSVP At the Door | No RSVP $20 | Register for event

Thursday, October 16, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

2014 Women in Business: Making Change

Location: NASDAQ MarketSite 4 Times Square New York, NY 10036
Register for event

Thursday, October 16, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Networking and Celebration Reception

Location: Pepco Edison Place Gallery | 702 8th St NW Washington, DC 20068
Cost: $100 | Register for event

Thursday, October 16, 6:00pm-9:00pm

40 Under 40

Location: Mandarin Oriental Boston 776 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116
Cost: $100 | Register for event

Thursday, October 16, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Startup Stir: Engaging Fans with Social Media

Location: Workbar Cambridge 45 Prospect St Cambridge, MA 02139
Cost: Free | Register for event

Monday, October 20, 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

NYC Professionals Speed Networking

Location: Public House 140 E 41st St New York, NY 10017
Cost: Members: Free | Non-members : $15 | Register for event

Tuesday, October 21, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Philadelphia Business Networking Event for October 2014

Location: SANDLER TRAINING at the Training Center For Sales & Business Development, Inc 466 Germantown Pike Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, October 22, Wednesday-Thursday

Powered by Purpose: Innovative Ideas for Non-Profit Organizations

Location: Temple University Student Faculty Center 3340 N. Broad Street 4th Floor / Conference Room C Philadelphia, 19140
Cost: $50-$75 | Register for event

Wednesday, October 22, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Small Business Summit - 9th Annual - #smallbizsummit

Location: The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 5th Ave New York, NY 10016
Register for event

Wednesday, October 22, 8:00am-11:00am

2014 Leaders in Diversity

Location: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel 606 Congress Street Boston MA 02210
Cost: $130 | Register for event

Wednesday, October 22, 5:45 PM to 9:00 PM

European-American Chamber of Commerce's Fall Networking Reception

Location: World Yacht 81 West 41st Street New York, NY 10036
Cost: Member: $75 | Non-Member: $100 | Register for event | Phone: 212 838 5530

Wednesday, October 22, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

2014 Business Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner

Location: Loews Annapolis Hotel | 126 West Street Annapolis, MD 21401
Cost: $95 | Register for event | Phone: 443.569.8306

Wednesday, October 22, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Network After Work New York at Hudson Terrance

Location: 621 W 46th St New York NY 10036
Cost: $12 in Advance | $15 RSVP At the Door | No RSVP $20 | Register for event

Tuesday, October 28, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Women's Education Alliance Luncheon

Location: Cardinal Shehan School | 5407 Loch Raven Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21239
Cost: $25 | Register for event

Thursday, October 30, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Strategies for Fearless Public Speaking

Location: 200 South Broad Street Suite 700 Philadelphia, PA 19102
Cost: Members: Free | Non-members : $35 | Register for event

Thursday, October 30, 6:30pm-9:30pm

2014 Fastest Growing Companies

Location: Hilton McLean Tysons Corner 7920 Jones Branch Drive McLean, VA 22102
Register for event

Thursday, October 30, 6:30pm-9:30pm

2014 Fastest Growing Companies

Location: Hilton McLean Tysons Corner 7920 Jones Branch Drive VA 22102
Cost: $5000 | Register for event

Saturday, November 1, Friday-Sunday

Art Between the Creeks

Location: 222 Severn Avenue
Cost: Free | Register for event

Saturday, November 1, 12:30 PM

Montpelier Hunt Races

Location: 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957
Cost: $15 | Register for event | Phone: 540-672-0027

Thursday, November 6, 2:00pm-5:30pm

2014 Business Growth Expo

Location: 300 Gulf Stream Way Dania Beach FL 33004
Cost: $15 in advance | $20 cash at the door | Register for event

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Events

Since 2007, NYCBNG has been hosting business and networking events. Join them September 16, 6-9pm at Pranna NYC, 79 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.

Inside The Network

“There is a turning point in healing when your interest in the world revives, and despair gives way to hope,” explains Dr. Esther Sternberg, whose PBS Special “The Science of Healing,” airs through June.

meet the hosts

Since August 2009, former Pennsylvania State Senator Rob Wonderling (R-24th) has been the President & CEO of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce—the advocate of the region’s business community in 11 counties and three states.

hotels food & Fun

Have a hankering for a delicious salad that’s a zip to prepare, and will make your loved ones swoon? Start with EVOO from Taste.

Book Store

“We think life keeps getting harder, but the percentage of people who feel happy is growing every year,” author David Niven explains in his new book, Up! So if you are feeling down, don’t miss his 365 reasons to be optimistic.

Art Gallery

Photographer Cindy Seip has been taking photos since she was in college at the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute back in the early 80s. A longtime designer for The Miami Herald, and a photographer for its Sunday magazine, “Tropic,” she shot photos of some of Miami’s hottest celebs and scintillating newsmakers.

Networking & PR Tips

Industry-specific conferences and conventions are a hallmark in business networking. Beware! The chaos of the convention floor can prove a sensory overload for the experienced and first-timers alike.