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Guerda Martin Hello everyone! I am glad to be part of such a growing industry. Looking forward to learning and sharing with everyone. Please visit my site and lets see how we can collaborate our talents.
  • May 24, 2017
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    Hollie Chambers Hello Everyone, I am new to NAPW and very excited to get started networking. I have an event management business Impeccably Planned, LLC http://www.impeccablyplanned4u.com. We manage events ranging from weddings, corporate and birthday parties. Please visit our website for more information. Gratitude is the attitude. Thank you!
  • Apr 07, 2017
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    Shelbye Maynard Hi everyone! One of the best mutual relationships that event planners can have is with travel agents. Did you know that our businesses overlap so frequently that we can both benefit from working together? I would love to network with you to find out how we can grow together and build some great relationships, and take these events to the next level! just email me, and we can chat about our goals and plans! shelbye@simpletravelsolutions.com
  • Feb 26, 2017
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    Lynda Bast Hi everyone! I've been given a gift that I want to share with you! If you are needing something more in your life and career, please listen to this recorded phone message to learn about how an Event Planner took a leap of faith and partnered with this huge opportunity! This is authentic and can seriously give you more out of life. I invite you to listen & just think about it...Do you want to spend more time with your family, take more vacations, be more available for things YOU want to do? This is a game changer! Event planners are surpassing their incomes in less than a year just by doing a this side business!! I'd love to help get you there!!
  • Jan 21, 2017
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    Lakesha Logan Hello Everyone,My name is Lakesha Logan, Event planner/Owner of Royal Divine Services LLC and new member with NAPW and I am looking forward to networking with professional women such as yourselves. Head over to my profile and let me know how I could be of service to you and your clients. My goals are to earn your trust and establish a professional relationship, network, pass referrals, and gain knowledge! Be Blessed Queens!! Visit my website at www.royaldivineservice.com and find me on FB at www.facebook.com/RoyalDivineServices/
  • Jan 12, 2017
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    Sandy Nelson Hello to the dynamic women of the Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner Chapter! The past year was full of intense challenges for me - and I wasn’t alone! As a Creativity and Life Purpose Coach I’m always looking to find new ways to improve upon success while having fun enjoying life. 2016 gave me experiences I never thought I’d have, and I learned some new important ways to achieve successful goals. One was that doing the same things likely won’t get you where you want to be in 2017. I’m so inspired to share what I gained I’m opening up my coaching practice by adding a few new spots. I coach worldwide via phone or skype. If you want to make meaningful changes to reach your goals and work with the mentoring help of a coach please email me directly, because I can’t help everyone and I’d love to help you reach your stars! sandy@meetyourmuse.com. Here’s to your 2017 happiness and success! Sandy Nelson Web site: meetyourmuse.com. Author of Ask Power Questions: A Practical Guide to Get What You Want in Business, Life, and Friendship. Blog:
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    http://sandysmymblog.wordpress.com
  • Jan 10, 2017

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    Assistant Director of Finance
    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FINANCE The Division of Student Affairs works for and alongside students to create the distinctive student experience for which UVA is known.  The division’s mission is to promote the intellectual, cultural, personal, and social development of students while enhancing their physical and psychological well-being.  The Division is recruiting for an Assistant Director of Finance and is seeking a motivated and creative self-starter. Student Affairs is transforming the way we create budgets, analyze data, and pair finance with strategy.  The Assistant Director will play a key role in this on-going transformation and will specialize in budgets, financial reporting, data projects, and human resource management.  The work that the Finance team is responsible for is changing rapidly and new projects are commonplace (e.g. creating a budget for a new program, analyzing peer school fee structures, etc.). We have an exploratory mindset that sees data as a way to find answers.  The Assistant Director is also responsible for weekly transactional work, including payment processing, expense approval, and reconciliations.  There is frequent interaction with students and it is important to have the ability to advise, coach, and teach students in financial matters.  Position reports to the Director of Finance and will work with the Director to conduct financial analysis and develop long range financial plans.   Responsibilities: Work closely with Director of Finance to prepare Student Affairs annual budgets using appropriate University budget guidance, enrollment data, operating and capital budgets, and 10 year financial projections.  Ensure that all budget related documentation is kept electronically and accessible to those who assist with budget development.  Responsible for the tracking and evaluation of the budget cycle.  Communicate with the University Budget Office regarding the completion of budget templates and funding increase requests.  Include benchmarking data of peer institutions that support rate/funding increases.  Ensure Student Affairs 10 year budgets and supporting documents are aligned with long range planning assumptions. The position assists with the preparation of monthly financial reports.  Goal is to provide data-informed analysis and assessment of needs to directors and deans.  Provide specialized financial consultation and advice, interpret financial data, and present the information in frequent reports and presentations to leaders across the division.   Work with colleagues across Student Affairs on data projects.  Data is foundational to the work the division does and enables us to look at a subject from many different angles.  Think and act with a data mindset; look at data in new ways.   Responsible for the monthly approval of 60+ accounts in the Recon@UVA system.  Approve 20+ expense reports per week in the Expense@UVA system.  Assist with the processing and timely payment of all department contracts, PO’s, and other accounts payable.  Part of a team that processes student and programming payments on a daily basis.  Ensure compliance with University and state requirements related to financial management/accounting.    Will manage the transition of HR transactional duties into the new Workday system.  Provide day-to-day direction to the human resource function, including timekeeping, labor distribution, and evaluations.  Ensure compliance of all university, state, and federal employment regulations.   The position assists with the financial aspects of the department’s compensation-related activities for full time employees, temporary, wage, and student employees, including the review of pay practices and the analysis of market ranges.  Responsible for accurate and timely submission of all payrolls, time sheets, and leave documentation to support payroll-related requirements.    The position is responsible for other special projects and duties as assigned by senior leadership.   Qualifications Candidates must have the following required knowledge areas, skills and abilities: Bachelor’s degree Minimum of 3-5 years of professional relevant experience Inquisitive approach to data Work until completion attitude Expert problem solver, analytical thinker, and decision maker Strong work ethic with an appreciation for deadlines Able to adapt quickly and take intelligent action Proficient in Excel and confident with databases/reporting tools Resourceful and collaborative: able to connect dots across the University Excellent judgement and discretion: able to build trust Strong commitment to the division’s core values of academic rigor, honor, student self-governance, public service, diversity and multiculturalism, and health and wellness A competitive applicant for the Assistant Director position will have many of the following preferred knowledge areas, skills and abilities: Excellent organizational skills Excellent oral and written communication skills: strong presentation skills Able to think and act strategically and tactically Able to delegate effectively Able to coach not just students but other professionals successfully The anticipated hiring range for this position is $60,000 to $70,000 and is commensurate with qualifications.   All interested applicants are encouraged to apply to posting #0623053  at https://jobs.virginia.edu.   The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  
    Assistant Director of Finance
    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FINANCE The Division of Student Affairs works for and alongside students to create the distinctive student experience for which UVA is known.  The division’s mission is to promote the intellectual, cultural, personal, and social development of students while enhancing their physical and psychological well-being.  The Division is recruiting for an Assistant Director of Finance and is seeking a motivated and creative self-starter. Student Affairs is transforming the way we create budgets, analyze data, and pair finance with strategy.  The Assistant Director will play a key role in this on-going transformation and will specialize in budgets, financial reporting, data projects, and human resource management.  The work that the Finance team is responsible for is changing rapidly and new projects are commonplace (e.g. creating a budget for a new program, analyzing peer school fee structures, etc.). We have an exploratory mindset that sees data as a way to find answers.  The Assistant Director is also responsible for weekly transactional work, including payment processing, expense approval, and reconciliations.  There is frequent interaction with students and it is important to have the ability to advise, coach, and teach students in financial matters.  Position reports to the Director of Finance and will work with the Director to conduct financial analysis and develop long range financial plans.   Responsibilities: Work closely with Director of Finance to prepare Student Affairs annual budgets using appropriate University budget guidance, enrollment data, operating and capital budgets, and 10 year financial projections.  Ensure that all budget related documentation is kept electronically and accessible to those who assist with budget development.  Responsible for the tracking and evaluation of the budget cycle.  Communicate with the University Budget Office regarding the completion of budget templates and funding increase requests.  Include benchmarking data of peer institutions that support rate/funding increases.  Ensure Student Affairs 10 year budgets and supporting documents are aligned with long range planning assumptions. The position assists with the preparation of monthly financial reports.  Goal is to provide data-informed analysis and assessment of needs to directors and deans.  Provide specialized financial consultation and advice, interpret financial data, and present the information in frequent reports and presentations to leaders across the division.   Work with colleagues across Student Affairs on data projects.  Data is foundational to the work the division does and enables us to look at a subject from many different angles.  Think and act with a data mindset; look at data in new ways.   Responsible for the monthly approval of 60+ accounts in the Recon@UVA system.  Approve 20+ expense reports per week in the Expense@UVA system.  Assist with the processing and timely payment of all department contracts, PO’s, and other accounts payable.  Part of a team that processes student and programming payments on a daily basis.  Ensure compliance with University and state requirements related to financial management/accounting.    Will manage the transition of HR transactional duties into the new Workday system.  Provide day-to-day direction to the human resource function, including timekeeping, labor distribution, and evaluations.  Ensure compliance of all university, state, and federal employment regulations.   The position assists with the financial aspects of the department’s compensation-related activities for full time employees, temporary, wage, and student employees, including the review of pay practices and the analysis of market ranges.  Responsible for accurate and timely submission of all payrolls, time sheets, and leave documentation to support payroll-related requirements.    The position is responsible for other special projects and duties as assigned by senior leadership.   Qualifications Candidates must have the following required knowledge areas, skills and abilities: Bachelor’s degree Minimum of 3-5 years of professional relevant experience Inquisitive approach to data Work until completion attitude Expert problem solver, analytical thinker, and decision maker Strong work ethic with an appreciation for deadlines Able to adapt quickly and take intelligent action Proficient in Excel and confident with databases/reporting tools Resourceful and collaborative: able to connect dots across the University Excellent judgement and discretion: able to build trust Strong commitment to the division’s core values of academic rigor, honor, student self-governance, public service, diversity and multiculturalism, and health and wellness A competitive applicant for the Assistant Director position will have many of the following preferred knowledge areas, skills and abilities: Excellent organizational skills Excellent oral and written communication skills: strong presentation skills Able to think and act strategically and tactically Able to delegate effectively Able to coach not just students but other professionals successfully The anticipated hiring range for this position is $60,000 to $70,000 and is commensurate with qualifications.   All interested applicants are encouraged to apply to posting #0623053  at https://jobs.virginia.edu.   The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  
    Interior Design - Health Care
    Ennead is looking for a Senior Interior Designer or Interior Architect with at least 15 years experience working on health care and institutional projects.  The Senior Interior Designer has the ability and responsibility to lead the project team to conceptualize the interior design as a whole, sets the initial design direction along with the Design Principal, and makes critical decisions throughout the project while integrating programmatic requirements and client/user needs. This position requires active involvement in all phases of design from programming, concept, space planning, design development, detailing, documentation, and involvement in construction administration, as well as FF&E selection, specification and procurement.   This position requires considerable client and end-user interface, the ability to manage several projects at various phases, and the capacity to mentor and educate junior staff.Job Responsibilities: Team leadership and organizational skills Space planning and conceptual design skills Medical planning a plus Development of layouts for typical rooms/space types Development of material palettes Graphic and material presentations for in-house and client meetings Construction documentation and coordination Coordination with CSI spec writer Programming with user groups for FF&E Furniture budgets and specifications, bid packages Extensive knowledge of furniture systems and materials appropriate for health care and institutional work Qualifications: Degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture Minimum 15 years of relevant experience Strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with others Proficiency with Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Excel, Word and other design related software NCIDQ and LEED accreditation preferred How to apply: Interested applicants must submit a PDF cover letter, resume and portfolio to employment@ennead.com, as well as go to http://www.ennead.com/employment and submit the Applicant ID, Veteran Self-ID, and Disability Self-ID Forms with your materials.   In addition, please indicate in your cover letter whether or not you are legally authorized to work in the US, or if you will now, or in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status).   The firm is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable local, state and federal fair employment practices laws. The firm gives equal opportunity and consideration to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, creed, age, disability which is unrelated to the individual’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable local, state or federal laws.    
    Interior Design - Health Care
    Ennead is looking for a Senior Interior Designer or Interior Architect with at least 15 years experience working on health care and institutional projects.  The Senior Interior Designer has the ability and responsibility to lead the project team to conceptualize the interior design as a whole, sets the initial design direction along with the Design Principal, and makes critical decisions throughout the project while integrating programmatic requirements and client/user needs. This position requires active involvement in all phases of design from programming, concept, space planning, design development, detailing, documentation, and involvement in construction administration, as well as FF&E selection, specification and procurement.   This position requires considerable client and end-user interface, the ability to manage several projects at various phases, and the capacity to mentor and educate junior staff.Job Responsibilities: Team leadership and organizational skills Space planning and conceptual design skills Medical planning a plus Development of layouts for typical rooms/space types Development of material palettes Graphic and material presentations for in-house and client meetings Construction documentation and coordination Coordination with CSI spec writer Programming with user groups for FF&E Furniture budgets and specifications, bid packages Extensive knowledge of furniture systems and materials appropriate for health care and institutional work Qualifications: Degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture Minimum 15 years of relevant experience Strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with others Proficiency with Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Excel, Word and other design related software NCIDQ and LEED accreditation preferred How to apply: Interested applicants must submit a PDF cover letter, resume and portfolio to employment@ennead.com, as well as go to http://www.ennead.com/employment and submit the Applicant ID, Veteran Self-ID, and Disability Self-ID Forms with your materials.   In addition, please indicate in your cover letter whether or not you are legally authorized to work in the US, or if you will now, or in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B visa status).   The firm is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable local, state and federal fair employment practices laws. The firm gives equal opportunity and consideration to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, creed, age, disability which is unrelated to the individual’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable local, state or federal laws.    
    Amazon is Hiring Part Time Sortation Associates in Bethpage!
    One-click shopping. Two-day shipping. Same-day delivery. There are so many ways Amazon is striving to bring delight to our customers. In an Amazon delivery station you’re at the epicenter of delivering the customer promise – the final step in ensuring that each and every package gets delivered on time, every time, to the customer.Things you should know about working in an Amazon Delivery Station: Safety, it’s more than wearing a reflective vest. We’re committed to providing one of the safest work environments, which means stretching, safety tips, and yes… following the rules. Customer-obsession. It makes your day to make someone else happy. Quality is key. You have high standards, and it shows in your work. We’ll hold you to it, but only because we know our associates can handle it.  We like to keep you on your toes, associates will rotate tasks multiple times throughout the week. Amazon lets customers order whatever they need, whenever they need. Flexibility is key, associates should be open to extra hours, time off, and a rapid pace. Layer up! You should be comfortable working in an environment with varying temperatures. Many buildings have dock doors that open throughout shifts, this can cause the temperature to be high during the summer or cold during the winter depending on the location. Got it? Okay, but what will you actually be doing? Keep on truckin’. Manage the receiving of truck deliveries and packages. Pumped up kicks. You’ll stand in one place for extended periods of time, and be walking a good distance around the facility – good shoes are a must! All hands on deck! You can expect to handle packages from small envelopes to boxes ranging up to 49 pounds. On the move. You should be willing and able to operate carts, dollies, hand trucks and other moving equipment to move large quantities of merchandise. Potential opportunity to operate PIT equipment, special training is offered to associates based on interest and availability. Keepin’ up with the times. You’ll use a smartphone, apps, handheld devices, and can even scan a bar code or two. Hourly Pay Rate: $12.75Shift Structure (subject to change based on business need)    4-5 days in a row - generally includes a Saturday or Sunday    Immediate Shift Needs listed below: Friday-Sunday  11:00pm- 7:30am    Thursday-Saturday 11:00pm- 7:30am      Tuesday- Thursday 11:00pm- 7:30am    Sunday- Tuesday 11:00pm- 7:30am      Let’s sweeten the deal… Weekly pay schedule Holiday overtime pay Basic Life, AD&D insurance On-the-job training and skill development Employee Assistance Program We want you to join the team if you can check these boxes: Thrown your cap in the air – you have a High School diploma or equivalent. Blown out the candles – you are at least 18 years old. Flex, not just your muscles – you don’t mind a curve ball every once in a while and you can be flexible in responsibilities. You are willing and able to work extra hours as required, bringing smiles to our customers doesn’t take time off. Let’s get physical – associates must, with or without reasonable accommodation, be able to lift up to 49 pounds, stand/walk for up to 8-10 hours, and be able to frequently push, pull, squat, bend, and reach. Step it up – be able to continuously climb and descend stairs safely (applies to sites with stairs) Must be able to work on a secure mezzanine at a height of up to 40 feet (applies to buildings with mezzanines) Must be willing and able to work on powered equipment-for example forklift or cherry picker       Basic Qualifications (because compliance asked us nicely to list these out…) Must be at least 18 years old High School diploma or equivalent English literacy skills If you’ve read this far, we think you’re ready. Agree? Apply now!Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
    Amazon is Hiring Part Time Sortation Associates in Bethpage!
    One-click shopping. Two-day shipping. Same-day delivery. There are so many ways Amazon is striving to bring delight to our customers. In an Amazon delivery station you’re at the epicenter of delivering the customer promise – the final step in ensuring that each and every package gets delivered on time, every time, to the customer.Things you should know about working in an Amazon Delivery Station: Safety, it’s more than wearing a reflective vest. We’re committed to providing one of the safest work environments, which means stretching, safety tips, and yes… following the rules. Customer-obsession. It makes your day to make someone else happy. Quality is key. You have high standards, and it shows in your work. We’ll hold you to it, but only because we know our associates can handle it.  We like to keep you on your toes, associates will rotate tasks multiple times throughout the week. Amazon lets customers order whatever they need, whenever they need. Flexibility is key, associates should be open to extra hours, time off, and a rapid pace. Layer up! You should be comfortable working in an environment with varying temperatures. Many buildings have dock doors that open throughout shifts, this can cause the temperature to be high during the summer or cold during the winter depending on the location. Got it? Okay, but what will you actually be doing? Keep on truckin’. Manage the receiving of truck deliveries and packages. Pumped up kicks. You’ll stand in one place for extended periods of time, and be walking a good distance around the facility – good shoes are a must! All hands on deck! You can expect to handle packages from small envelopes to boxes ranging up to 49 pounds. On the move. You should be willing and able to operate carts, dollies, hand trucks and other moving equipment to move large quantities of merchandise. Potential opportunity to operate PIT equipment, special training is offered to associates based on interest and availability. Keepin’ up with the times. You’ll use a smartphone, apps, handheld devices, and can even scan a bar code or two. Hourly Pay Rate: $12.75Shift Structure (subject to change based on business need)    4-5 days in a row - generally includes a Saturday or Sunday    Immediate Shift Needs listed below: Friday-Sunday  11:00pm- 7:30am    Thursday-Saturday 11:00pm- 7:30am      Tuesday- Thursday 11:00pm- 7:30am    Sunday- Tuesday 11:00pm- 7:30am      Let’s sweeten the deal… Weekly pay schedule Holiday overtime pay Basic Life, AD&D insurance On-the-job training and skill development Employee Assistance Program We want you to join the team if you can check these boxes: Thrown your cap in the air – you have a High School diploma or equivalent. Blown out the candles – you are at least 18 years old. Flex, not just your muscles – you don’t mind a curve ball every once in a while and you can be flexible in responsibilities. You are willing and able to work extra hours as required, bringing smiles to our customers doesn’t take time off. Let’s get physical – associates must, with or without reasonable accommodation, be able to lift up to 49 pounds, stand/walk for up to 8-10 hours, and be able to frequently push, pull, squat, bend, and reach. Step it up – be able to continuously climb and descend stairs safely (applies to sites with stairs) Must be able to work on a secure mezzanine at a height of up to 40 feet (applies to buildings with mezzanines) Must be willing and able to work on powered equipment-for example forklift or cherry picker       Basic Qualifications (because compliance asked us nicely to list these out…) Must be at least 18 years old High School diploma or equivalent English literacy skills If you’ve read this far, we think you’re ready. Agree? Apply now!Amazon.com is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation
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