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Professional Women’s Network event slated for May 16

Updated: June 12, 2014 6:18AM



The Professional Women’s Network will host “Networking ROI ... Which Organization is the Right Fit for Me?” beginning with an 8 a.m. check-in on May 16 at the Egg & I Restaurant, 222 Dixie Highway, Chicago Heights.

The presentation will be facilitated by Debbie Cladis.

The program will focus on the value of using professional and civic organizations and chambers of commerce to build a circle of influence, provide the steps to selecting one that will meet specific needs, and tips to improve one’s networking return on investment.

Participants will benefit by clarifying their purpose for joining an organization and will set objectives to get the most from their membership, according to a press release from organizers.

Cladis is an account manager and sustainability specialist with Warehouse Direct Workplace Solutions, and a 2011 and 2013 member of the Warehouse Direct Chairman’s Club, the release said. She has been in purchasing and sales for more than 30 years and has been helping others achieve their goals for the past 10 years, the release said.

“Women who attend this program will leave with a new perspective when searching for ways to meet like-minded people as strategic partners, referral sources and sales leads,” Cladis said in the release. “Participating in this discussion will give attendees an opportunity to evaluate their reasons for joining an organization as well as considering what they can add to benefit the organization’s members.”

Professional Women’s Network members pay for their meals, while nonmembers pay $10 plus the cost of their meals, the release said.

For more information about the event or organization, visit www.pwncentral.com, email info@pwncentral.com or call (708) 937-5525.

Staff report



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