Spotlight: Linking Up with Linkedin


On August 26, 2010, we took the People You Need to Know Magazine Publicity Tour to Metro Atlanta Business Network’s (ABN) Monthly Metro Mixer. It was held at the magnificent Villa Christina restaurant, in the trendy Dunwoody section of metro Atlanta.

The hosts for the event were the Founder and President of Metro ABN, Dahlys Hamilton and her Managing Partner and daughter, Janelle Hamilton. Metro ABN hosts monthly networking mixers for business people who are members of the social media platform, Linkedin. They help business professionals leverage their Linkedin connections.

The event started promptly at 6:00 pm and was attended by some of metro Atlanta’s most prominent business professionals who were eager to network and meet face-to-face with other business professionals on Linkedin.

After a few minutes of networking, the program began with a presentation called “Linkedin versus Facebook for Business” by Danny Broadway, MBA, Partner at Yepser Internet Strategy, headquartered in Roswell, Georgia. When Mr. Broadway’s presentation ended, followed by a short question and answer segment, the real networking session was underway.

One of the first people to come up to our display table that evening was Ann Keys-Spencer, President of Visual Marketing Mentors. Ann has more than twenty years of trade show experience and she is truly willing to help anyone succeed in this arena. We look forward to having her on our radio show to talk about “Five Important Things You Should Know About Trade Shows.”

It was great seeing Bonnie Ross-Parker, Founder and CEO of The Joy of Connecting. Bonnie is one of the newest members of the People You Need to Know Magazine network of first-class business professionals. And it was an absolute honor when Ms. Marie Burrell, Marketing Director with came up to our table to introduce herself. Her company is really offering some terrific rates for their mobile text marketing plans.

Beena George, Business Development Manager with Sun Technologies, Inc. made the most of the evening by meeting as many business people as she could. We really enjoyed our extended conversation with the Psychological Illusionist Nick Compise. Nick is described as the modern-day Sherlock Holmes. We’re looking forward to having him on our radio show as well.

John Thomas, Talent Acquisition Consultant with Corporate Hires Solutions stopped by our booth to find out more about People You Need to Know Magazine. It was also great meeting Tricia Milo, with Your 1 Minute Professional Video. Her company says video marketing is the “next evolution in business communications.”

There are some people who just know how to make an unforgettable impression. The person I’m referring to is Coach Kat Altine, CCP, President of Coach Kat Enterprises. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and Georgia Coach Association. We really enjoyed getting to meet Coach Kat. A gentleman we really didn’t get a chance to¬† spend any time with because our booth got really busy … however, Mr. Mike Quinn, Owner of Froots in Roswell, Georgia, was kind enough to hand me his business card before he had to leave.

And finally, it was nice seeing Ms. Lori A. Manns, President of Quality Media Consultant Group, LLC and a member of the People You Need to Know Magazine family of business professionals. Although Lori has an extremely hectic schedule, she found the time to grace us with her presence at this memorable event.

We look forward to attending and participating in Metro ABN’s 2010 Fall Expo. Linkedin Corporate will be there to present a live 90-minute program including a Q&A session. Don’t miss this opportunity to ask questions directly to the experts from Linkedin Corporate.

The 2010 Fall Expo will be held at the World Trade Center Atlanta & SunTrust Garden Offices Atrium, 303 Peachtree Street NE, in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday September 25, 2010 from 10:00am-6:00pm.

There were many other prominent business people at this event, too many to name here; however, we just wanted to give you a taste of what we experienced at the Villa Christina restaurant. Please come out and join us at the next Metro ABN Monthly Metro Mixer and leverage YOUR Linkedin connections.

Spark Plug ~ Publisher
People You Need to Know Magazine

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