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In Celebration of July 4 — David Bruce Smith Launches Grateful American™ Foundation Website

In what ways do you consider yourself to be a Grateful American?

That’s the question that author and publisher David Bruce Smith is investigating in his new Foundation through The Grateful American™ Series.

With the goal of restoring enthusiasm in American history for kids, and adults, Smith’s new website, which launched July 3, is a portal for parents to learn more about the nation’s Founding Fathers, and its presidential and historic homes.

“Quite simply, our mission is to make it fun to learn about American history,” says Smith, who borrowed the title for The Grateful American™ Series from his father, developer and philanthropist Robert H. Smith. “My father always referred to himself as a grateful American. He realized that the community and this country have been good to our family, and he wanted to give back. The Grateful American™ Foundation is my way of doing the same.”

A history buff himself, Smith says he’s excited to share his interest with others.

“Educators know history is critical to students learning how to become better citizens by understanding how the country’s political and cultural systems work,” says Smith. “Students need not only recognize leaders like Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, but really understand why they were important to the development of the country. That’s where the great stories are. And that’s how we plan to engage them—by telling the great stories of the real people who built America.”

From the veranda along the Potomac River of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, to James and Dolley Madison’s home, Montpelier, and dozens more—Smith’s Grateful American™ Series features interviews with the directors of the nation’s most popular historical sites. The website will also feature interviews with historians, authors, and educators whose gift is to bring history to life. Be sure to check it out: www.GratefulAmericanSeries.com.

Now, we’d love for you to play with us!

  • We are starting out with 13 responses (in celebration of the original 13 Colonies); scroll down for the responses.
  • Our next goal is to get 76 responses—with the ultimate target of 1776 responses that we’ll turn into an eBook and share with the White House.
  • To participate, simply send an email telling why you’re a Grateful American along with your photo here. We look forward to hearing from you! — Hope Katz Gibbs, founder of InkandescentPR.com and executive director of The Grateful American™ Foundation


How Are You a Grateful American?

Hilary Blair, founder and CEO, ARTiculate Real & Clear
“I have always been grateful to be an American, but when I look at my international friends who made the choice and effort to immigrate here that I am reminded how truly fortunate I am. I am awed by the creative vision that our founders set in motion more than two centuries ago. When I talk with those friends, I am reminded how many freedoms I enjoy as an American and as the owner of ARTiculate Real & Clear: freedom of speech, the right to work where and how I choose, and the right to vote. Back in the late 1770s, these rights were but a dream — especially for a woman. Today, they are my reality, and I don’t take any of it for granted.”

Nadene Bradburn, president, Blackwell Associates, Inc.
“I am grateful to live in a nation where we are empowered to build our lives into what we choose, regardless of the circumstances into which we were born. Some of us, no doubt, have bigger barriers than others, but the potential is always there somewhere to live beyond other people’s expectation. There are people in this country of whom expectations are low but who become the first in their families to go to college. There are people who seize opportunities and take risks and people who work tirelessly every day to increase the opportunities of their children and their neighbors. Which leads me to a related object of my gratitude: That so many people are committed to the creation of safety nets and outreach and programs that remove barriers for those who are eager to build something. I’m grateful for the American sense of responsibility to our neighbors that comes from the pride of self-fulfillment, the ‘giving back.’ This is a nation of people who see in each other an unlimited capacity to do amazing things.”

Rita Cheng, CEO, Blue Ocean Global Wealth, author, Wealth Management Rules,
“As we celebrate the freedom we enjoy as Americans on July 4, I am grateful for my career as a Certified Financial Planner Professional. It is abundant with opportunities for personal and professional growth. As an Asian-American, I know that my opportunities would be much different if I had been born in another country. In fact, I am not sure I would have been able to launch my own firm in 2013 if I weren’t living in America. I have long lived by the sage advice imparted by Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius from his Meditations on Stoic philosophy: Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.

Tom Fleming, historian, novelist, author, The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers
“I am a grateful American because I have a sense of history. I acquired the beginnings of this invaluable spiritual gift very early. I realized my grandparents, David and Mary Fleming, could not read or write. They had been born in awful poverty in Ireland. They came here hoping for a better life, and instilled the same desire in their four children. My father was a war hero in World War I and afterward a successful local politician. He taught me one of the crucial things about being grateful—you give back. I saw him help hundreds of people find jobs in the Great Depression. He made sure they had decent food to eat on Thanksgiving and Christmas. He was a caring man. As I grew older, I realized this tradition of caring was an essential part of my American heritage. I will never forget the day I first read George Washington’s wonderful words, “To see this country happy is so much the wish of my soul, nothing else can compare to it this side of Elysium. This desire to widen the circle of happiness to include everyone has made America a great and enduring country. It has also made me deeply grateful for this heritage.”

Hope Katz Gibbs, executive director, The Grateful American™ Foundation / founder and president, InkandescentPR.com
“As a journalist, author, and publisher, I am most grateful for my First Amendment right to Freedom of Speech. Of course, the Bill of Rights was originally proposed as a measure to assuage anti-Federalist opposition to ratifying the Constitution, and the First Amendment applied only to laws enacted by the Congress. Many of its provisions are interpreted differently today—especially the Free Press Clause, which protects publication of information and opinions, and applies to a wide variety of media. I am also grateful for the many opportunities I enjoy as an entrepreneur here in America. Where else would a nice Jewish girl from Philadelphia have the chance to create a small media empire that helps small-business owners everywhere realize their dreams? Only in America!”

Kat Imhoff, president and CEO Montpelier Foundation
“Until now, no one ever asked me to write down thoughts of why I am a grateful for being an American.* … My first thought was to say thank you for the natural wonders I have seen in travelling and living from California to Maine, and places in between. But, there are so many beautiful and grand natural wonders elsewhere in the world that natural wonders do not set us apart; but we do stand apart in terms of our holding firm to the American idea of the illimitable freedom of the human mind, a Founding Fathers’ concept that pervades our public institutions and our laws. In America, I can practice, or not, my religion. As a woman I am keenly aware there are no religious proscriptions on where I can travel, what I can wear, and how I can act or speak. When Jefferson and Madison were successful in passing the first governmental act establishing religious freedom, Madison wrote to Jefferson: “I flatter myself [that we] have in this country extinguished forever the ambitious hope of making laws for the human mind.” Today in 2014, the fight to protect freedom for the human mind goes on—as it must go on, even in a democracy—and especially so in these times when we see so much human misery and chaos in lands where civil society first developed.”

Hilary Malson, marketing and membership coordinator, President Lincoln’s Cottage — a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
“As an American, I am deeply grateful for our legal system. It enables ordinary citizens to change the world in extraordinary ways. African-American families like my own understand the historic legacy of discrimination all too well, but by challenging discriminatory laws, breaking segregation barriers in public education, and organizing activists on a grassroots level, African-Americans have been able to use the American justice system to allow more citizens to live with dignity. The American activist heritage is alive and well at President Lincoln’s Cottage, where the Students Opposing Slavery program empowers young people from across the world to continue Lincoln’s fight for freedom. Each summer, teenagers convene at the very site where Lincoln developed the Emancipation Proclamation and commit themselves to fighting human trafficking by raising awareness of this crisis in their own communities and joining the global fight. With our protections of free speech and national legacy of activism, it is fitting that the students unite here in the U.S., and I am grateful that our nation has been and continues to be dedicated to making the world a better, safer place for all.”

Erin Carlson Mast, executive director, President Lincoln’s Cottage
“I’m grateful that as an American I have the opportunity and the duty to be engaged civically, environmentally, and culturally. Every day I look out over a landscape that is a true oasis in the city. This is a place that has been home to thousands of people who served their country. This is a place where President Lincoln developed his Emancipation Proclamation and struggled to maintain the only constitutional democracy that existed in his time while living here. It is a place where thousands more come each year to gain understanding, inspiration, and resources because they too want to make our world a better place. To me, being a grateful American isn’t just about learning our history, it’s about understanding and acknowledging that what we do today is inextricably linked to our past. What we do today will be part of our shared history.”

Kathleen McCarthy senior vice president, InkandescentPR.com
“Every Thanksgiving, my parents rent a big house on the Florida panhandle, and my parents, siblings, and our families all spend a week at the beach together. Since the house we stay in is a rental, it’s both no one’s and everyone’s. We all come from other places to be together, and yet for a week, that place is home to all of us. That’s how I think of being an American, too. Except for Native Americans, the rest of us are all from somewhere else in either the recent or distant past, and lucky to be here together. When I was 24, I traveled to what was then the Soviet Union as a chaperone for a group of Washington, DC, high-school kids on a trip led by their history teacher. During the visit, a few of us met in secret with some ‘refuseniks’ (Russian Jews who were scientists and had been refused permission to leave Russia). One of these scientists asked if I would take a letter to his scientific counterpart in the United States. It was jarring to realize that he couldn’t do his work openly and had to rely on strangers to convey even the most banal communication. I remember encoding his letter into my trip journal and standing with my heart in my throat as I went through airport security before returning home. More than 30 years later, when I try to articulate what makes me grateful to be an American, what comes to mind is freedom to come and freedom to go. Freedom to be alone and freedom to congregate. Freedom to have my own thoughts and freedom to express them. Or not.

Barbara Mitchell, author, The Big Book of HR and The Essential HR Handbook
“I am grateful for the Americans who came before me to make this a country that I love! As we approach the 4th of July and celebrate, I remember my mother who came to America from Scotland as a child and became an American citizen. She was a proud American and sincerely appreciated all this country offered to her. She particularly loved to sing “God Bless America, Land that I love …” I am grateful for my father who served in the army in World War II, and my uncles who served in WWII and Korea. I love to travel to other countries and learn about other cultures but am always glad to be home in the USA. I am a proud and Grateful American!”

Tony Reichhardt, senior editor, Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine
As a child I lived overseas, and I remember what it feels like to be an American when most people around you are not—to feel the stirring of pride and superiority (for that’s the way it felt in the 1960s) when the “Star-Spangled Banner” was played. I now think of that kind of patriotism as childish, and mere tribalism: My group is better than yours. American exceptionalism is a delusion, and seems particularly silly in a time of rapid globalization. Still … the American Constitution, with its protection of basic freedoms of speech, the press, and religion (including the right to have no religion, or to make up your own) is one of civilization’s greatest achievements, and I’m grateful to live under those protections. History shows that those freedoms were—and still are—routinely violated, ignored, or subject to widely different interpretations. Southerners in the Civil War fought for “freedom,” including the freedom to enslave other people. Some see the influence of money on our political system as “free speech,” while others see it as a tool by which the rich hold power over the rest. The debate goes on. It’s possible that most people don’t even want to be “free,” if it means being different from everyone else. But I’m grateful that in America, freedom is still an ideal, if not always a reality.

Alec Rosenberg, partner, Arent Fox law firm, Washington, DC
“For me, being a grateful American involves stopping to reflect on the truly exceptional characteristics of our society that most of us take for granted as we go about our daily lives. The list is enormous, but consider a few examples. If you disagree with something our government has done, you can stand directly in front of the White House or on Capitol Hill and make your position heard loud, clear, and even obnoxiously, and you can publish your views to the world without censorship. Artists in the U.S. can express themselves however they want, even if virtually everyone else finds the message or expression offensive. Even after the closest, most hard-fought elections, we have peaceful transfers of power. As a people, our creative energies, and our ability to transform and create entirely new industries, are unparalleled. And, in each generation, many of those who have personally benefited most from our free markets and capitalism have also given back to society enormous portions of their wealth through philanthropy. We can worship according to our own faith, or we can choose not to worship at all. These are just some of the threads that form the basic fabric of our society, and the remarkable thing is that they are so deeply established that we rarely even think about them. I try to do that from time to time—for example, on the Fourth of July, when many others are likewise thinking about them—and I try to discuss with my young children why these societal hallmarks are special and worthy of admiration. The fact that our collective ethos is so ingrained is remarkable and wonderful, but we should never let ourselves forget that it can easily erode. Even as we disagree vehemently about politics, religion, and myriad other things—disagreement being perhaps the most ‘American’ of all of our traits—we should pause from time to time to celebrate the things on which we agree.”

Angela Sontheimer, managing director, Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg
“I am grateful for my foremothers. Not only my biological mom and grandmothers, whom I’m also grateful for—but for all the women, well-known and unknown, who have worked to make today’s society one where women like myself are equal players to any man. So many women spring to mind, including pioneers such as Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Jane Adams, Amelia Earhart, Betty Friedan, Maya Angelou, Sally Ride—and all the others who broke down barriers and helped to create a country where as women can do or be anything we choose. Of course, there is still much work to be done. But as the mother of two strong, smart and independent young women (now 15 and 18), I am grateful for the all who have paved the way and demonstrated how we can all work toward a society of freedom and equality.”

Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 24, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Protocol & Business Etiquette Workshop

Location: Miami Dade College North Campus Science Complex Room A-104 11380 NW 27th Avenue Miami, FL 33167
Cost: $65 | Register for event

Thursday, July 24, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Summer Social Series

Location: 131 State St Boston, MA 02110
Cost: Free | Register for event

Thursday, July 24, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

FREE NYC Professionals Networking Rooftop Event at The Attic - Hosted by Eventsy

Location: The Attic Rooftop Lounge 251 West 48th Street New York, NY 10036
Cost: Free | Register for event

Thursday, July 24, 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

Wine and Cheese Reception: MCC Networking and Toot Your Own Horn

Location: 910 Eighth Ave TD Bank New York, NY 10019
Cost: Members: Free | Non-members : $20 | Register for event | Phone: 212-473-7875

Thursday, July 24, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Refresh Miami Presents| You’ve built it, now launch it!

Location: Miami Science Museum 3280 S Miami Ave Miami, FL 33133
Cost: $10 | Register for event

Thursday, July 24, 6:30 PM

The Success Collective Summer Soiree

Location: Toshi's Livingroom & Penthouse 1141 Broadway New York, NY 10010
Cost: $5 | Register for event

Friday, July 25, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

GirlfriendConnect After Work Networking Event

Location: 7165 Germantown Ave Philadelphia, PA 19119
Cost: Free | Register for event

Friday, July 25, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Pre-Conference Business Opportunity Event

Location: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace 202 E Pratt St Baltimore, MD 21202
Cost: Free | Register for event

Saturday, July 26, Saturday-Sunday

Bucklers Craft Fair

Location: War Memorial Auditorium 800 NE Eighth Street Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Register for event

Saturday, July 26, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Taste Of Jamaica Networking Event

Location: Studio 10TWO5 1022 Buttonwood St Philadelphia, PA 19123
Cost: $10 | Register for event | Phone: 347-769-0702

Sunday, July 27, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Baltimore Business Career Expo

Location: 10 W Burke Ave United States, MD 21204
Cost: Free | Register for event

Sunday, July 27, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

WSW July Networking Event

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

Sunday, July 27, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Successful People Social Networking Parties

Location: 649 New York Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20001 USA
Cost: $40 | Register for event

Monday, July 28, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Summer Networking w/ Mass Professional Networking and UR Business Network

Location: 184 High St Boston, MA 02110
Cost: Free | Register for event

Tuesday, July 29, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Ft. Washington Networking Professionals

Location: MaGerks Pub & Grill 582 S Bethlehem Pike Fort Washington, PA 19034
Cost: Free | Register for event

Tuesday, July 29, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Women Leaders of Boston Mentorship Event

Location: Millennial Media Offices 155 Seaport Boulevard, 8th Floor Boston, MA 02210
Cost: Free | Register for event

Tuesday, July 29, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Network After Work Miami at Blue Martini

Location: Blue Martini Brickell-Miami 900 S Miami Ave #250 Miami, FL 33130
Cost: $12 | Register for event

Tuesday, July 29, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Boston Music Press Networking Event

Location: Middlesex Lounge 315 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, July 30, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Understanding Behavioral Styles To Improve Your Business and Career

Location: BusinesSuites 1910 Towne Centre Boulevard Suite 250 Annapolis, MD 21401
Cost: $16 | Register for event

Wednesday, July 30, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WNG Communications Roundtable

Location: Lima Restaurant & Lounge 1401 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20005
Cost: $15 | Register for event | Phone: 202-455-4504

Wednesday, July 30, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Annual Summer Reception

Location: The New England Aquarium
Cost: Member: $75 Non-member: $150 | Register for event

Wednesday, July 30, 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

MCC Young Professionals Summer Networking Mixer

Location: Five Mile Stone | 1640 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10028
Cost: Members: Free | Non-members : $10 | Register for event

Wednesday, July 30, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Boston Networking Club Cocktail Party

Location: The Hyatt Regency Hotel Boston - in the lounge, One Avenue de Lafayette , Boston MA 02111
Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members | Register for event

Wednesday, July 30, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Networking Cocktail Patio Party

Location: Hyatt Regency Boston 1 Avenue de Lafayette Boston, MA 02111
Cost: $15 | Register for event

Wednesday, July 30, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Start Off Strong Networking Event

Location: PRANNA | 79 Madison Ave New York, NY 10016
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, July 30, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Georgetown Summer Startup Showcase

Location: 1133 15th St NW Washington, DC 20005
Cost: Free | Register for event

Thursday, July 31, 10 AM

"THE BUSINESS OF DOING BUSINESS"

Location: 1101 East 33rd Street, Suite C 307 Johns Hopkins @ Eastern Campus Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Cost: Free | Register for event

Thursday, July 31, 6:00p to 8:00p

Business Acceleration Summit

Location: Sofitel Miami Luxury Hotel 5800 Blue Lagoon Dr. Miami, FL 33126
Register for event | Phone: (321) 549-2128

Thursday, July 31, 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

NYC Summer Luau Networking Rooftop Social

Location: 95 Delancey Street New York, NY
Cost: Free | Register for event

Friday, August 1, 7:30am-9:30am

Enterprising Women 2014: Learn to Lead

Location: Martin's West 6817 Dogwood Road Baltimore MD 21244
Cost: $45 | Register for event

Friday, August 1, 12:00am-1:00am

2014 Exhibitor Opportunities

Location: Various Locations Greater Baltimore Area MD 21202
Register for event

Friday, August 1, 8:00a to 10:00a

Annapolis TechBreakfast featuring @Pay, EventKloud, Pixilated Photo Booth, Accelepad, Senseware

Location: Merrill Lynch Wealth Management One Park Place Annapolis, MD 21401
Cost: Free | Register for event

Friday, August 1, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

69th Annual Rotary Club of Annapolis Crab Feast

Location: 550 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Maryland, United States 21401
Cost: Free | Register for event

Saturday, August 2, 10:00a

Nbmbaa-DC New Member Orientation Breakfast 2014

Location: Metro Points Hotel 8500 Annapolis Rd. New Carrollton, MD 20784
Cost: Free | Register for event

Saturday, August 2, 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

2nd Annual Shawna's House Inc. Basketball Game Fundraiser

Location: Penn-Crisp Inc Gym 9151 Academy Rd Philadelphia, PA 19136
Cost: $5 | Register for event

Saturday, August 2, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

You Have the Power Business Seminar (How to Balance Life and Build a Profitable Business)

Location: YMCA Rooftop Terrace 1325 W Street, NW Washington, DC 20009
Cost: $25 | Register for event

Saturday, August 2, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Smoking Hot Women In Business

Location: The Smoking Dog 300 S. Lenola Road Maple Shade, NJ 08052
Cost: $5 | Register for event

Sunday, August 3, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Building Better Business (BBB) EXPO

Location: 7900 NW 27th Avenue 2nd Floor Auditorium Miami, Florida 33147
Cost: $10 | Register for event

Tuesday, August 5, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Networking With H.I.M.

Location: 14th and K Lounge 1001 14th St NW Washington, DC 20005
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, August 6, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Better Business by Design Conference

Location: Better Business by Design exhibition space 1 Design Center Place • Suite 144 Boston, MA 02210
Cost: $30 | Register for event

Wednesday, August 6, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Network After Work Baltimore at Luckie's Tavern

Location: Luckie's Tavern 10 Market Pl Baltimore, MD 21202
Cost: $12 | Register for event

Wednesday, August 6, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Miami Networked Recruiter Summer Heat Wave 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

Thursday, August 7, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Network After Work DC at The Huxley

Location: 1730 M St NW Washington DC 20036
Cost: $12 in Advance | $15 RSVP At the Door | No RSVP $20 | Register for event

Saturday, August 9, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Business Growth Workshop

Location: Westin - Baltimore Washington Airport | 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Rd Linthicum, MD 21090
Cost: Free | Register for event

Tuesday, August 12, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Financing Your Business Workshop for Start-Ups

Location: Queens Business Outreach Center 96-11 40th Road Corona, NY 11368
Cost: Free | Register for event

Tuesday, August 12, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour New York City - May 13

Location: Prime 333 333 East 60th Street New York, NY 10022
Cost: $20 | Register for event

Tuesday, August 12, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Best Alternative Investments Networking with Golden Networking's Hedge Funds Happy Hour New York City

Location: Best Alternative Investments Networking with Golden Networking's Hedge Funds Happy Hour New York City
Cost: $20 | Register for event

Tuesday, August 12, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Business & Entrepreneur Grade-A Networking Mixer

Location: Pranna NYC | 79 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016
Cost: $10 | Register for event

Wednesday, August 13, 10 AM

SMALL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES WITH FEDEX WORKSHOP

Location: 1101 East 33rd Street, Suite C 307 Johns Hopkins @ Eastern Campus Baltimore, Maryland 21218erican Whiskey 247 W 30th St Upstairs Private Bar New York, NY 10001
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, August 13, 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Small Business Sense | Small Business Summer School - Panel Discussion

Location: Annapolis, MD
Cost: Free | Register for event

Thursday, August 14, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

New York/Brooklyn 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: 1-702-614-9537.

Thursday, August 14, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Summer Soiree with the Baltimore Business Journal

Location: : Mosaic Lounge ( Located in Power Plant Live) | 4 Market Place Baltimore MD 21202
Cost: $35 | Register for event

Thursday, August 14, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Network After Work Boston at North Star

Location: The North Star 222 Friend St Boston, MA 02114
Cost: In Advance: $12 | At the Door: $15-20 | Register for event

Friday, August 15, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Worldwide Boss Launch Party: The Ultimate Boss Hour

Location: Copia, NYC 307 E 53rd St (Between 1st Ave and 2nd Ave) New York, NY 10022
Cost: Free | Register for event

Friday, August 15, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

NYC FREE After Work Summer Fridays Networking Social

Location: Pera SoHo 54 Thompson St New York, NY 10012
Cost: Free | Register for event

Saturday, August 16, 2:00

Divine Timings To Succeed!: Master The Best Moments in Which to

Location: GODSPEED PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS! 6850 Coral Way, Suite 508 BY APPOINTMENT/PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY Miami, FL 33155
Cost: $45 | Register for event

Tuesday, August 19, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Networking at Phillies

Location: Citizens Bank Park 1 Citizens Bank Way Philadelphia, PA 19148
Cost: $32 | Register for event | Phone: 215-778-2076

Tuesday, August 19, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Interior Designer & Realtor SoBe Networking Happy Hour

Location: Venue TBA Clinton Hotel 821 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, Fl 33139
Cost: Free | Register for event

Tuesday, August 19, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Seaport Network Mixer

Location: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel 606 Congress St Boston, MA 02210
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, August 20, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Alexandria Business Networking Event, August 2014

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

Wednesday, August 20, 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM (EDT)

Multi Business Networking Breakfast

Location: Conference Center at the Maritime Institute | 692 Maritime Blvd Linthicum, MD 21090
Cost: Member: $25 | Non-Member: $45 | Register for event

Wednesday, August 20, 6:30pm-9:00pm

National Society of Accountants Annual Meeting

Location: Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Register for event | Phone: 800-966-6679

Wednesday, August 20, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Bowdoin Business Network/Williams Entrepreneurship Meetup by PJC

Location: Koa Labs 66 Church St #2nd Floor Cambridge, MA 02138
Cost: Free | Register for event

Thursday, August 21, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Take a Bite out of MS!

Location: The Adventure Aquarium 1 Riverside Dr Camden, NJ 08103
Cost: $100 | Register for event

Thursday, August 21, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Miami Job Fair AUGUST 21ST! *Sales, Business Development, Marketing

Location: Holiday Inn Coral Gables 1350 South Dixie Hwy. Coral Gables, FL 33146
Cost: Free | Register for event

Thursday, August 21, 6:00 PM

Workshop 101: Start Your Own Business

Location: 100 South Biscayne Boulevard Miami, 33131-2011
Cost: $40 |

Thursday, August 21, 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

MCC and herematch : Matchup and Networking

Location: The Attic Rooftop Lounge | 251 West 48th Street New York, NY 10036
Cost: Free | Register for event

Thursday, August 21, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Networking In The City

Location: Gallery Underground 2100 Crystal Drive Arlington, VA 22202
Cost: $7 | Register for event

Thursday, August 21, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Networking with a Purpose Business Seminar 2014 Series

Location: GCOB Fellowship Hall 6601 Germantown Ave Philadelphia, PA 19119
Cost: $5 | Register for event

Sunday, August 24, 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Annapolis Ten Mile Run

Location: 550 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Maryland, United States 21401
Register for event | Phone: 410-263-4012

Sunday, August 24, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Women in Business Networking Dinner Event

Location: Loft near Rittenhouse Square Section
Cost: $15 | Register for event

Monday, August 25, 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM

IESE Business School New York Career Expo 2014

Location: IESE New York Center 165 W 57th St New York, NY 10019
Cost: $20 | Register for event

Tuesday, August 26, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Philadelphia Business Networking Event for August 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

Tuesday, August 26, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

Boston Career Fair - Meet Hiring Employers Face to Face

Location: Sheraton Commander Hotel 16 Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Cost: Free | Register for event

Tuesday, August 26, 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

HUB Hot Summer Mixer

Location: Chima Brazilian Steakhouse | 8010 Towers Crescent Drive Vienna, Virginia
Cost: Members: $25-35 | Non-members: $55-65 | Register for event

Wednesday, August 27, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Baltimore Business Networking Event for August 2014

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

Wednesday, August 27, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Grants...Get it Right! Brunch Series

Location: Pelican Harbor Marina 1275 NE 79 Street Miami, FL 33138-4206
Cost: $20 | Register for event | Phone: 786-266-0506

Wednesday, August 27, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Young Professional Networking at Sweetwater Social

Location: 643 Broadway Sweetwater Social New York, NY 10012
Cost: Members Free | Non-members $10 | Register for event

Wednesday, September 3, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

What problem are you solving? (followed by Lean Startups & Fatty Stone Crabs)

Location: The LAB Miami 400 NW 26th St, Miami, FL Miami, Florida 33127
Cost: $27 | Register for event

Sunday, September 7, 2:00 PM

9/11 Heroes Run

Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium 550 Taylor Ave Annapolis, MD 21401
Cost: $25 | Register for event

Monday, September 8, Monday-Wednesday

DMW Week NYC

Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage 36 Battery Place New York, NY 10280
Cost: $599-$1,199 | Register for event

Tuesday, September 9, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Network After Work DC at Opera

Location: Opera Ultra Lounge | 1400 1st St NW Washington, DC 20001
Cost: $12 in Advance | $15 RSVP At the Door | No RSVP $20 | Register for event

Wednesday, September 10, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Alexandria Business Networking Event, September 2014

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

Wednesday, September 10, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Baltimore Career Fair

Location: Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport 1739 West Nursery Road Linthicum, MD 21090
Cost: Free | Register for event | Phone: 1-702-614-9537

Thursday, September 11, 5:30 PM

Annapolis Speed Networking

Location: Full map and directions © 2014 Microsoft Corporation© 2013 Nokia −+Show nearby: Restaurants Bars Hotels 0.1 mi 1 Crush Winehouse 0.2 mi 2 Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen and Wine Bar 0.3 mi 3 Stan and Joe's Saloon 0.3 mi 4 Ram's Head Tavern 0.8 mi 5 Pusser's
Cost: $20 | Register for event

Saturday, September 13, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival

Location: 550 Taylor Avenue The Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Cost: $40 | Register for event

Tuesday, September 16, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Philadelphia Business Networking Event for September 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

Tuesday, September 16, Tuesday-Friday

Medgate User Group Conference

Location: Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore 200 International Drive Baltimore, MD 21202
Cost: $895 | Register for event | Phone: 416 863 6800 ext. 362

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, 6:30 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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Events

June 21, 6pm: The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership’s Board of Trustees and Mrs. Arthur Arundel and Family invite you to attend the Annual Journey Through Hallowed Ground Auction & Gala on Saturday, June 21 at Merry Oak Farm in The Plains, VA.

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.