Sunday, October 07, 2007

I'll be at these MUST ATTEND OCTOBER events in NYC

New York Times Small Business Summit

High Profile SpeakersPanel Discussions and Q&ABreakout SessionsSmall Business Resource Cafe and Help CenterLuncheon with Keynote SpeakerAfternoon Second Keynote SpeakerNetworking OpportunitiesVendor FairCocktail Reception
The NY Times Small Business Summit. Gather. Network. Grow.
Wednesday October 10, 2007 8:00AM - 6:30PMSheraton New York Hotel and Towers, New York
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General Admission is $99
Wednesday October 10, 2007 8:00AM - 6:30PMSheraton New York Hotel and Towers, New York

Victoria Moran: Fat, Broke and Lonely No More

Bestselling author and spiritual-life coach Victoria Moran has been fat, broke & lonely and knows that making peace with food, money, and relationships comes from filling the emptiness we feel on the inside. This presentation, rich in content, humor and heart, is based on her latest book Fat, Broke & Lonely No More: Your Personal Solution to Overeating, Overspending, and Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places.

Date & Time: Thu, Oct 11, 2007, 7:00pm
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Directions
Code: T-LP3ES02-01
Price: $25.00

VALERIE and LAURA’s MEET-UP networking social--MONDAY OCTOBER 15th--

Monday, October 15, 2007, 6:30 PM
Overlook Lounge225 E. 44th b/w 2nd and 3rdNew York , NY 10016212-682-7266
Valerie Gurka and I are combining our meet-up groups for one big, fun mixer on MONDAY OCTOBER 15th, 6:30pm
Our networking social is an opportunity to meet other business owners, network, share ideas and enjoy some healthy conversation. It is a casual setting in a private room, conducive to introductions and pitching yourself. Your hosts Valerie Gurka and Laura Allen will help to introduce you to everyone.
There will be $5 Apple Martinis and $5 Cosmos available if you'd like.
The event is free but there is a suggested donation of $5 to help pay for some nibbles.
Great event for entrepreneurs, career changers, salespeople, freelancers, consultants, upwardly-mobile professionals and anyone who sees value in networking.
See you at the event!
**Go to for more details and to RSVP** Join Laura’s 15SecondPitch Networking and Fun Group and Valerie’s Fearless Networkers group to hear about more events like this one**

Lunch 2.0 @
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 12:30 PM 2007
The Ladders137 Varick Street , NY 10013
Description: will host the first official Lunch 2.0 in New York City on Tuesday, October 16th. The lunch, which will be at their office on 137 Varick Street, runs from 12:30-2:00pm.
In the true tradition of Lunch 2.0, there will be lots of complimentary goodies! They?re serving Chinese food with own branded chopsticks (yes, you read that right!) and customized fortune cookies, as well as offering a variety of prizes and long-sleeved t-shirts for everyone. In the market for a new job? A recruitment table will be available for those bringing resumes. Please RSVP through the Web 2.0 Meetup or by emailing with your contact information. is a privately-held, New York-based company offering online recruiting resources to recruiters and job seekers in the $100k+

"Demystifying Media & Entertainment Investment Opportunities"

Sponsored by GE Commercial Finance
Media, Communications & EntertainmentWhat are the investment opportunities in the media/entertainmentsector over the next five or ten years? When you strip away all thehype, how is this business similar to and different from others? Howdo you look at a movie hedge fund similar to different investments?What is a SPAC (a/k/a "a blank check company")?
Our panel of experts will consider such other topics as: What doinvestors look for in a potential media and entertainment investment? How do they balance their usual "due diligence" mentality with the creative perspectives typically associated with an M&E project? What are some longer-term projections of how the M&E world will change in 2008 and beyond.Our Panel will include:(Moderator) Michael Kelley: Partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopersEntertainment and Media practiceAndrew Cleland: Executive Director Alliances and Technology atTimeWarner InvestmentsPeter Foley: Senior Managing Director & Global Sales Leader at GE Commercial Finance – Media, Communications & Entertainment

Lydia Loizides: Vice President, Interactive Media Division, NYC atParadigm
Bruce Maggin: Managing Partner at The HAM Media Group LLC and EVP at MEHI, Media & Entertainment Holdings Inc.

Speaker Biographies coming soon.EVENT INFO:DATE:Wednesday, October 17, 20077:30am - 10amLOCATION:SobelMedia World Headquarters4 West 43rd Street/Main Ballroom (just West of 5th Avenue)FOR REGISTRATION INFO

Ladies Who Launch LIVE-New York, NY
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New York, NYOCTOBER 18, 20078:45am to 5:00pm$165.00 to pre-register (must be reserved by October 18, 2007)$200.00 at the door
Contact: kmudrick@ladieswholaunch.comReceive a Launch Pad Posting in the Ladies Who Launch Classified Listings with your Registration
Event Information

Every busy woman loves to multi-task; you know, catch up with a friend while jogging, a pedicure with a business partner. Accomplishing two things at once is natural for a woman. But the Ladies Who Launch LIVE event is not only one big multi-task, it's so much fun you'll forget it's good for business and your life! Come to this day and get totally, unabashedly inspired and motivated by listening to women who have launched a cable network, a lifestyle brand, the bible of restaurant guides and a balanced, joy infused life. Don't be surprised if you leave with referrals, new friends, a new hand bag, a great marketing tip, a connection, a surprise run in with a long lost friend and incredible opportunities to learn, enjoy and move forward in your life or business. This day is unlike anything you've ever attended; so check your expectations at the door.
Take a day for YOURSELF (and tell your best friend to do the same.) Ladies Who Launch LIVE is worth dedicating an entire day for.
The day will include:
Inspiring speakers will share their stories of launching, living and dreaming. Speakers include
Geraldine Laybourne: Founder of Oxygen Media
Nina S. Zagat: Co-Founder, Co-Chair Zagat Survey
Mariel Hemingway: Actress, Author "Mariel Hemingway's Healthy Living From The Inside Out"
Christy Turlington Burns: Entrepreneur, Cover Model, and Author of "Living Yoga: Creating a Life Practice"
Deb Neuman: Senior Vice President of External Relations for CARE
Danyel Smith: Editor in Chief Vibe Magazine
Amy Swift: Editor in Chief Ladies Who Launch
Victoria Colligan and Beth Schoenfeldt: Founders of Ladies Who Launch
Educational workshops and information gathering
Invaluable exchanges, introductions, business contacts and referrals
Exclusive discounts, free consultations and access to original products and services
Lunch and spa services
An opportunity to become a "Featured Lady" on Ladies Who Launch
Valuable GIFT BAG guaranteed with pre-registration
Enjoy shopping from amazing vendors and women in the Ladies Who Launch Incubator...all in one place. Consultations with one of dozens of experts in PR, marketing, communications, packaging, design, finance, pitching, script doctoring, beauty, start-up 101, trade show navigation, brand strategy and so much more!A percentage of the vendors sales will be donated to No Doubt Inc. and all proceeds from the silent auction will go to CARE USA. Christy Turlington Burns is an ambassador for CARE USA. THE PRODUCERS Ladies Who Launch is an innovative platform for women interested in broadening their vision in any capacity. Our Incubators and events combine information, community, style, fun and passion and channel those into action. Through these Incubators, weekly emails, online startup survival kit, virtual network and events in different cities, Ladies Who Launch provides both a virtual and in-person event forum for women to share products and services, resources, ideas, creativity and networking.