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Ron Cash
Posts: 1
Patina Nation Member
Joined: 6 months ago

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

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Roy Molter
Joined: 1 year ago

Patina Nation Member
Posts: 1

@ronald-cashgmail-com

I'm all for that, or even some place in the west during fall. 

 

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Elizabeth DeAngelis
Posts: 6
Patina Nation Member
Joined: 1 year ago

I think LinkedIn is a great starting point and would also welcome F2F. 

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Merrick Pearson
Posts: 40
Director, Patina Nation
Joined: 9 months ago

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!

Thanks,

Merrick 

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Elizabeth DeAngelis
Joined: 1 year ago

Patina Nation Member
Posts: 6

@merrickpearsongmail-com

Thanks, Merrick, I very much look forward to beginning the pilot and anticipate it will be a great networking tool.

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Merrick Pearson
Posts: 40
Director, Patina Nation
Joined: 9 months ago

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!

Merrick

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Patrice Nedelec
Joined: 7 months ago

Patina Nation Member
Posts: 9

@merrickpearsongmail-com

Awesome Thank you Merrick! 

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Patrice Nedelec
Posts: 9
Patina Nation Member
Joined: 7 months ago

@David Liner  I live near Tampa FYI

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Merrick Pearson
Joined: 9 months ago

Director, Patina Nation
Posts: 40

@directqualitygmail-com

LOVE that area!  FL might be a good second Pilot for the local groups!  Depending on how the WI group does, we'll take a look at setting that up.

Thanks for being an involved member!

Merrick

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Patrice Nedelec
Joined: 7 months ago

Patina Nation Member
Posts: 9

@merrickpearsongmail-com

Of course, Merrick - let me know how I can support your efforts, I would be delighted to help - be well Patrice 

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Merrick Pearson
Joined: 9 months ago

Director, Patina Nation
Posts: 40

@directqualitygmail-com

Maybe as this progresses we can brainstorm!  If your area has enough interested parties to meet in person, maybe you can spearhead, etc. 

Thanks for the offer!

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Mindy Kantor
Joined: 1 year ago

Patina Nation Member
Posts: 5

@merrickpearsongmail-com

I'm also in Tampa for those stating that area!

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David Liner
Joined: 7 months ago

Patina Nation Member
Posts: 3

@directqualitygmail-com

Excellent!  Maybe a small group can be organized in this area.  David

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Joe Magid
Posts: 11
Patina Nation Member
Joined: 10 months ago

Thanks Merrick.

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...

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Patrice Nedelec
Posts: 9
Patina Nation Member
Joined: 7 months ago

OK So Tampa-area folks (say 25 miles around Tampa) feel free to drop me a note at directquality@gmail.com - where you live, email, name and we may be up to something good 🙂 I live in Safety Harbor FYI . Thanks, Patrice 

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