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Networking Opportunities with Other Patina Nation Members
Why not coordinate an annual Patina Nation Members gathering in a warm climate during the Winter? Each member could pay their own way, spend 1 or 2 nights and network until our hearts desire over a Friday to Sunday or Monday.
Otherwise, I agree with establishing a LinkedIn Group for Patina Nation Members only, and being able to network more among ourselves. But I am brand new to this team. Thanks for asking! Ron
I think LinkedIn is a great starting point and would also welcome F2F.
Thank you all so much for your thoughtful input. This has sparked a lot of conversation here at Patina. I would like to try a couple of "pilot" LinkedIn Groups based on your feedback. I will get those started (likely this weekend), and then look to get a communication out to the members next week to encourage people to join. I will do one, nationwide Patina Nation Group, and I will also start one geographic group - Patina Nation Milwaukee. The idea would be that we can connect you all to others all over the nation in similar roles to you and experiencing the same challenges as you through the nationwide group, but then also provide you with an opportunity to connect with those in your geographic location in order to be able to set up coffee meetings, etc. If the Milwaukee pilot is a success, I will set up other, geographic-specific groups.
The biggest factor in the success of these groups will be participation from people like you! If you know of anyone who might benefit, and who would participate, have them sign up and take part! I would love to get you all connecting!
Stay tuned for more!
I just wanted to update the group... the LinkedIn groups are set up. I held off on sending a communication to the Nation this week because there were a lot of emails and I didn't want to overload you all! So, I will send an email out next week. That said, feel free to go ahead and request to join! Here is where you can find them:
National Group - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12370009/
Milwaukee Group - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12371002/
Thanks! Happy connecting!
@David Liner I live near Tampa FYI
I'm just outside of Philly (around a couple corners from St. Joe's for any Big 5 basketball fans) if anyone else is in the area...
OK So Tampa-area folks (say 25 miles around Tampa) feel free to drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org - where you live, email, name and we may be up to something good 🙂 I live in Safety Harbor FYI . Thanks, Patrice