Face-to-Face Networking & Career Nights with Jake's House.ca

TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - A group of GTA Sponsors has come together with Jake's House (a GTA registered charity for Children with Autism) to launch networking events to specific segments of the business community. With the endless growth of on-line networking sites like FaceBook, Blogs, Twitter, YouTube and Linked-In, the opportunities for quality face-to face networking are actually limited.

These events are focused on anyone who would like to learn more about their industry, advance their career through interaction with peers or who are looking for a new opportunity within their industry. These events are also open to anyone wanting to learn more about a career move into one of the featured industries or who would like to hear and meet one of the featured Guest Speakers.

Sharp Electronics, DDB Advertising, Molson, Maritz Research, ACH Foods (Mazola, BeeHive, Old Tyme) and Derhak Ireland Executive Search have come together to support and launch this series of four themed events. In addition to networking with peers, finger-food and a gift bag of product samples, each event will feature two free guest speaker presentations in an adjoining room.

    The Events (Business Casual)

    Monday, Oct 19        Association Management, Charity and Not for Profit
    Guest Speakers:       Richard Boire - Boire-Filler Group - Understanding
                          Donor Behaviour
                          Neil Hetherington - CEO Habitat for Humanity,
                          at Montana Lounge
                          (145 John Street at Richmond, M5V 2E4)

    Tuesday, Oct 20       HR Managers & Office Managers
    Guest Speakers:       Michael Ballard - Developing Resilient
                          Teams/Fighting Back
                          Vicki Wilson - Emotional Career Intelligence
                          at Montana Lounge
                          (145 John Street at Richmond, M5V 2E4)

    Monday, Oct 26        Consumer Marketing, Advertising & Promotion
    Guest Speakers:       Bob Nunn - Social Networking or Social Not Working?
                          Richard Boire - Mining Social Networks
                          at Lone Star Texas Grill,
                          (930 Dixon Road, 427 & Carlingiview M9W 1J9)

    Tuesday, Oct 27       Pharma, Bio-Tech, Medical Devices and Life Sciences
    Guest Speakers:       Bryan Webb - Lessons in Linked-In
                          Bob Nunn - Social Networking or Social Not Working?
                          at Lone Star Texas Grill,
                          (930 Dixon Road, 427 & Carlingiview M9W 1J9)

    Doors open at 5:30, Jake's House Welcome at 6:15, Mini-presentations
    start at 6:20 & 6:50 PM.

       Gift bags of Product Samples for the first 100 guests per event.


Tickets are available online for $10 per person, per event at http://playforjake.ca/?page_id=317 or $20 at the door. All proceeds support Jake's House for Children with Autism.

Co-Sponsors include: Boire-Filler Group, Bridgemark Branding & Strategic Design, Protean Strategies, Sherrard-Kuzz Employment Law and Spherion HR Consulting & Placement.

Jake's House

For more information on Jakes House go to www.JakesHouse.ca or for information about Jake's Events and Programs (or to register for these events) go to www.PlayForJake.ca click on 'Networking'

Jake's House is a registered charitable organization founded in 2002 by David and Irene Bodanis. Jake, their son, was diagnosed with autism in 1995. Through much hard work, compassion and kindness of friends such as Dennis Flynn, the first Chair, Jake's House was born. The mission of Jake's House is to provide assistance and support for families and children living with autism. Jake's House aims to become the leading organization delivering solutions and respite, offering family resources, support and networking opportunities, information and awareness, programs and events...all with a "whole family" approach.

"The "cure" for autism lies no further away than your family and friends" - Dave Bodanis, the Founder of Jake's House


For further information: For further information: Event Information: For more information about the Mega-Networking & Career Nights, contact the Founding Sponsor: Derhak Ireland Executive Search - Wayne Percy, (416) 675-7600 ext 209

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