Thursday, January 8th, 2015 – Networking and Referrals

Please join us for our 2015 kickoff meeting!

For consultants in general, and Vermont consultants in particular, networking can be a key source of clients and referrals to clients. In Vermont, these referrals often form the best source of new opportunities for consultants as their practices grow.

Emily Piper, Executive Director of the Burlington Young Professionals group and founder of the LaunchVT business pitch competition, will join us to discuss how networking and referrals can help an organization connect with its clients and potential clients.

SPEAKER: Emily Piper – Emily Piper is the Co-Founder of LaunchVT and Executive Director for Burlington Young Professionals, an affiliation of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce in Burlington, VT. Her primary focus is to help young professionals and entrepreneurs in the State of Vermont find career opportunities. Both organizations are Statewide programs to assist in economic development for Vermont.

WHEN:   Thursday, January 8, 2015 – 8:00 a.m. – arrive early (7:30 a.m.) for networking opportunities.

WHERE: Network Performance Inc. (NPI), 85 Green Mountain Drive, So. Burlington, VT.  We will be meeting in the first floor conference room.

COST:  $15 for non-members; however, your first meeting is free!

VCN Meeting Info: Meetings are routinely scheduled the 2nd Thursday of the month; so add us to your calendar.

Upcoming Meetings:

February 12th – Breaking into Larger Consulting Markets, presented by John Burton, VCN President and owner, Network Performance, Inc.

March 12th – Negotiation and Mediation Techniques, presented by Brian Haas, President and Owner, VIS Construction Consultants

Future Topics:

  • Getting found on the internet
  • Collaborating with other consultants – working together on client projects
  • Producing A Quality Deliverable
  • Structured Decision Making or Problem Solving Methodology

If you have a topic you think might be of interest to your fellow consultants, or would like to be a presenter, please contact Carl Lorentson at 802-899-3240 or