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Sergison Weese and Miller

Rick Sergison of innerPOW Coaching, Bob Weese of B2B Sales Connections Inc. and Corette Miller of new initiatives hr consulting inc. exchange business cards.

There wasn’t an empty seat in the bar area of Boston Pizza Ajax Tuesday evening as over 70 local business people turned up to schmooze, mingle and connect at this month’s Networking After 5 event. Notwithstanding the uncharacteristically high number of unexpected walk-ins, APBOT staff, Boston Pizza staff and our dedicated team of volunteer facilitators pulled together to ensure the event ran smoothly. Once again, our popular Networking Shuffle speed-networking format ensured that people were introduced to as many others as possible and the facilitators introduced discussion topics to break the ice, get the conversation flowing and to help attendees  maximize these valuable introductions.

During the structured networking, attendees were asked to write down what they would like to learn more about and APBOT review their responses to help tailor our programming to their needs.

There was also plenty of unstructured networking before and after the shuffle to allow old friends to reconnect and for smaller groups to take their conversations a little deeper.

It’s tough to network when your mind is on your growling tummy so a nice variety of appetizers were put out by the fine folks at Boston Pizza Ajax.

As per our usual custom, we handed out some great prizes in our business card draw. Donna Rowe of Pearly Gates Building Maintenance Services won a complimentary registration to the Regional Chair’s Luncheon Address taking place on March 25th at the Lake House in Pickering. Debbie Salomon of Corporate Traveller won a complimentary registration to April’s Networking Breakfast event but generously donated it back so the registration was won by Rob Tyler Morin.  Finally, Shanaza Sooknanan of TD Canada Trust and Rich Sergison of innerPOW Coaching both won vouchers for some complimentary appetizers, courtesy of Boston Pizza, Ajax.

APBOT wouldn’t be able to offer these networking opportunities at such an affordable price were it not for the generous support of our sponsors. The event sponsor for March’s Networking After 5 event was Pam Little, CPA, CGA and the series sponsors for our 2015 Networking After 5 series are Helene Ata – Investors Group Financial Services, Minuteman Press and R & G Auto Centre. Learn how affordable it is for you to sponsor an APBOT event by clicking here.

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