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Team Networking 2017 Leadership

Team Networking is pleased to announce the leadership for the organization for 2017.

Serving on the Executive Board and leading the organization as President is Judy Hutcheson.  Supporting her is the Vice President, Melody Gray, Treasurer and Secretary; James McClendon and Past President; Clay Stamson.

The 2017 leadership for the Central Business District as leader will be David Goodman.  The co-leader, Liz Crisostomo and member liaison Phillip Cannatti will provide additional leadership for this chapter.

Matt Ramsey will continue as the leader for the Dallas Chapter.  The co-leader will be Sarosh Nayar.  Kevin Delp will serve as member liaison.

Mark Hoover will return as the leader of the Plano chapter.  Tom Foster and Allison Gibson will be the co-leader and member liaison respectively.

The newest chapter of Team Networking, the Frisco chapter, will be lead by Bruce Rayburn with co-leader support from Patrick Dolan.  Kristi McCampbell will serve as member liaison.

Stacy Olson will drive the High 5 in 2017 and Zoltan Papp will co-lead with her.  Renee LeClair will be the member liaison.

Finally, Mike Pattison will be the new leader in the North Dallas chapter and David Twu will step into the co-leader position.  Nicole Stasick be the member liaison for the chapter.

 

We are excited to have another great leadership team to drive the best networking group in Dallas!

Team Networking Annual Awards Party

The Annual Awards Luncheon was held on Thursday, Decem2016-annual-partyber 8th at Truluck’s Dallas.  There was lots of good food, fun, fellowship and recognition for many chapters, leaders and membership.  We were able to celebrate the outstanding networkers, movers and shakers within our organization.  These awards went to the members who went above and beyond to represent our five core principles.

The award winners for 2016 are listed below:

ORGANIZATION AWARDS 2016:

Chapter Leader of the Year: Matt Ramsey (Dallas)     

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Jo Wagner Award (Overall Networker of the Year):

Every year Team Networking awards the Jo Wagner Award to the networker of the year.  While Jo Wagner was a member of Team Networking she wascreen-shot-2017-01-04-at-4-30-17-pms diagnosed with breast cancer, even though she faced a daunting situation, she continued to work and attend Team Networking meetings through her chemo and radiation treatments up until the last weeks of her life before she lost her battle to breast cancer. This is why the Networker of the Year Award is now called the Jo Wagner Award.  This year the award was given to Rebecca Wright of Central Business District.

chapter-of-the-yearChapter of the Year:

The North Dallas Chapter shared the most business referrals of any other chapter. And it special kudos to the strong leadership of Linda White as the North Dallas Chapter Leader that helped the North Dallas Chapter win this award.

The Dr. Lois Vanderhoof Award for Community Service was adopted by Team Networking to honor another member who also lost her battle with breast cancer. Dr. Lois, as she preferred, was a nutritionist and was very active in the Plano community.  Team Networking has always given back and participated in philanthropy since its inception.  The winner this year is the High 5 Chapter, led by Melody Gray.

INDIVIDUAL CHAPTER AWARDS 2016:

CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT:

Networker of the Year: Phillip Cannati

Rookie of the Year: Liz Crosostomo

DALLAS:

Networker of the Year: Grant Galliford

Rookie of the Year: Clint Nold

HIGH 5:

Networker of the Year: Renee LeClair

Rookie of the Year: Zoltan Pap

NORTH DALLAS:

Networker of the Year: Alison Garner

Rookie of the Year: Nicole Stasick

PLANO:

Networker of the Year: Heather Quiring

Rookie of the Year: Joy Phillips

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks for making 2016 very successful for Team Networking!

Team Networking™ Announces Frisco Chapter

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Team Networking Announces New Frisco Chapter

Team Networking™ is excited to announce a new chapter serving members in the North Plano/ Frisco area. The board approved the expansion to accommodate member growth in the $5 Billion Mile Corridor in August and plans have been under way to launch the chapter Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

Guests are encouraged to attend and experience the unique concept found in a Team Networking™ meeting. Members ask guests, “How can I help you grow your business today,” not selling their own product or services. Opening doors through links and warm referrals are just one of the ways that sets Team Networking™ apart from other networking groups.

Industry exclusivity creates diversity in each group. Proven successful categories include, but not limited to the following:

  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Mortgage
  • Office Equipment
  • Telecom
  • Tenant Rep
  • Commercial Business Broker
  • Printing
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • CPA
  • IT
  • Payroll
  • Merchant Services
  • Financial Planning
  • Attorney
  • Business Consulting
  • Event Coordinator
  • Architectural & Interior Design

Join Team Networking™, October 4, 8:00-9:30

The Original Pancake House

5760 TX 121 #125 (Southeast Corner 121 and Dallas North Tollway)

Plano, TX 75024

https://www.teamnetworking.com/#request-visit

10 Best Ways to Collect 1000 Coats

1000 Coats Needed!
          1000 Coats Needed!

Team Networking™, Community Service Committee, set a very aggressive goal to collect 1000 gently used coats by October 14, 2016. All coats will go to organizations directly helping individuals stay warm in the winter months. With 100 Team members, it works out perfectly 10 coats per member to meet the 1000 goal.

Community Service Committee Members are collecting the coats at the weekly chapter meetings and passing off to Tom Foster, Committee Chair, to hold until the cut off dates. Members are encouraged to reach out now to collect coats as families are purging closets to accommodate winter wardrobe.

What are the 10 Best Ways For A Team Networking™ Member to Collect 10 Coats?

  1. Ask Co-workers
  2. Ask Family
  3. Ask Neighbors
  4. Post on Facebook
  5. Post on LinkedIn
  6. Post on Next Door App (Has been very successful for a number of our members)
  7. Put a Collection Box in Your Office Building
  8. Put a Collection Box in Your Church Building
  9. Ask Other Groups Where You Are a Member such as Chamber, Rotary, Book Club, etc.
  10. Look in Your Own Closet

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Foster, Committee Chair, Tfoster@murphybusiness.com or his cell 402-306-1595.

 

Flashback Thursday

How can serving in your community be so much fun? Team truly taps into the giving spirit and serves the community in numerous ways whether raising funds for cancer, peeling onions at the North Texas Food Bank or helping Rainbow Kids pass out 1,000 backpacks to children in shelters.

This colorful picture was taken a couple of years ago at one of our TeamQuest races where we raised over $13,000 for Mary Crawley Cancer Research Center. A day to remember where the participants identified stops by clues and found themselves completing a challenge at every stop. Every volunteer and participant had great fun working for the ultimate goal – giving back to the community.

These give back moments are not seen as a challenge, but as a joy to serve as a group to better our community. In the last two years, we have had the pleasure to work with the following organizations:

Bridge the Gap that serves hot lunches to the homeless the 3rd Saturday of every month.
North Texas Foodbank
Rainbow Kids
Red Balloon Festival

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, where are you serving your community? If you need some ideas reach out to a Team member and consider joining in one of the Team sponsored events.

Bingo Ultimate Educational Game

Who would have thought Bingo could be so entertaining and educational! Debra Gann’s Educational Committee blew it out of the park when they hosted a social/educational event by creating a Bingo game with snippets of Team members’ lives. Forty plus Team members packed into the Social House for a fun packed hour of visiting and learning more about each other by completing the squares on their Bingo cards.

It provided an opportunity to identify fellow Team members’ uniqueness. That uniqueness may provide the perfect opportunity to make an introduction. Introductions are the seeds for helping others grow their business.

Team is all about helping others grow their business and it feels so good to give a referral that has a great chance to turn into closed business. Tracking referrals on a on the website and thanking members in the weekly meetings help keep the mission forefront and center.

How Can I Help You Grow Their Business Today!

FootGolf Anyone?

High 5 took the challenge to play the new sport FootGolf and used the event to invite potential new members, current clients and enjoy fellowship with current chapter members. Pure Success! Pictures are worth a thousand words, right?

FootGolf combines the popular sports of soccer and golf into one. Athletes use soccer balls on a traditional golf course with 21 inch diameter cups. The rules correspond to the rules of golf and basic model including tee boxes, greens, bunkers, hazards and 18 holes of play. Scorecards display par scores for each hole as in regular golf. the sport is governed by the Federation for International FootGolf and has grown primarily internationally.

Team chapters look for unique ways to engage potential members and introduce business owners to other members such as the FootGolf outing. Highly recognized guests speakers at both the chapter level and quarterly educational events are another way Team works to bring business owners, guests, and members together for a common goal. Growth in numbers of members and introductions is a natural progression to the goal of helping each Team member grow their business today.

High 5 scored a hole in one on this outing!  Way to go High 5!!