Build Your Network With Business First

Build Your Network with Business First

This workshop is perfect for anyone who would like to brush up on his or her networking skills and learn how to make valuable connections at any networking event. Featuring AmSpirit Business Connections founder, Frank Agin. For information or to register go to:

Date and Time
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 1:30 PM
Columbus Business First
303 W. Nationwide Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Additional Details
Cost: $15.00

Networking Success On LinkedIn

Social Media

To be a successful businessperson, you need to network yourself. Great networking, however, requires a multi-faceted attack. There is structured networking like business-referral groups (such as AmSpirit Business Connections), trade association meetings, and other organizations. In addition, there are networking events, like trade shows, business after-hours, and open houses. There is also free-form networking, such as going to lunch with someone, meeting up for coffee, or hitting the golf course.

In the 21st century, however, there is another important facet to great networking. This is taking advantage of social media, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. If you find that you shy away from networking on social media applications like LinkedIn because you really don’t understand how to make the best use of it, read Networking On LinkedIn For The Successful Businessperson, an article written by author, consultant and founder of the AmSpirit Business Connections franchise opportunity, Frank Agin (

Member Launches Book

Homegrown- FrolkingEvelyn Frolking of Artiflora and member of the Granville Chapter of AmSpirit Business Connections launches book, Homegrown: Stories from the Farm. Homegrown, includes stories about six different Ohio farmers and Granville and Licking County are highlighted throughout the book.

The book signing is this Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 PM at the Granville Inn. More more information on the book, to see endorsements or more details on the singing visit

Evelyn can be reached at (740) 587-3515 or via email at

Networking: Feel The Fear

Let’s face it, the number one aversion to professional networking is … not time, but fear. It can seem so intimidating to walk into a room of (many) strangers. As a result, we might not. According to Angela Wild in her blog post Business Networking … Not as Scary as It Sounds, there is less to fear than we might have once, well, feared. Read On!

Member To Serve As Team Leader of Group Study Exchange in Nigeria

Jay Schuermann with EOE Furniture and a member of the Montgomery Chapter of AmSpirit Business Connections was chosen to be the team leader of the Rotary Clubs Group Study Exchange trip to Nigeria. Jay has been a member of the Rotary Club for over 30 years. He served as President of the club in 2008 and was a board member for 3 years. Jay also served on the Foundation board which uses its proceeds to support children with special needs in the Cinncinnati area.

This is a great opportunity for prospective team members who are in seek of an international adventure. The trip will take place in May and last 30 days. All expenses are provided by the Rotary excluding personal items. Team members are to be non-Rotarians between the ages of 25-40 and gainfully employed.

Jay can be reached my email at and by telephone at (513)324-1865

Working The Room Online

What is the best way to conduct yourself in social media? That is the subject of much debate. Tony Restell nails the answer in his Social Hire blog … Social Networking: Are You Working The Room? Read On!

Member Receives Service Pin

Marie Trudeau, with W.E. Davis Insurance Agency and member of the City Center Chapter of AmSpirit Business Connections received Service Pin for her time and dedication to nonprofit organization, Camp Fire.

Camp Fire is a national youth development organization with a primary goal of getting kids out into nature. Our council owns a the beautiful Camp Wyandot in Hocking County.  We were formed in 1910 as Camp Fire Girls in response to the Boy Scouts for boys. We went co-ed in the 70’s.platinum_star

To learn more about Camp Fire and their efforts visit:

“Light The Fire Within”

Marie an be reached by email at or via telephone at (614) 443-0533

Interested In FREE Rent in downtown Columbus?

kickstartCould your business use FREE office space in downtown Columbus? Do you have a client, vendor or business friend that could use FREE office space in downtown Columbus? Intrigued? Read on (or pass this on) …

In addition to being a knowledgeable business attorney in the Port Columbus Chapter of AmSpirit Business Connections, Eileen Paley is a member of City Council for the City of Columbus. Through this capacity as a city leader, she has helped create the Columbus KickStart program.

This program is more or less a contest where Columbus area businesses submit their business plan for consideration. Up to three will be selected and given free office space in downtown Columbus (281 S. Third Street) along with other prizes (including a free one-year membership in AmSpirit Business Connections). In addition the City of Columbus, Councilmember Paley has involved ECDI, Capitol South and Capital Crossroads SID.

For details, CLICK HERE.

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Networking Time Management

How much is enough networking? Where does the Law of Diminishing Returns take hold? These are a couple good questions that Jacky Sherman with the Northampton Referral Institute addresses in her blog post. Read On!