NOVEMBER 23, 2009


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The upcoming events calendar are listed as a service to newsletter readers to summarize the non August Group Events. Dates/Times/Places do change so please verify the event by visiting the August Group Website Calendar before attending an event.

Volunteers on Tuesday, November 24th for delivering Thanksgiving food baskets for ESWA. Those interested and available between 10 and 3 for as little as an hour should call - 585-654-9640, ask for Bali.

Jumpstart: Masterfully Working a Room - Networking at events @ the Bagel Bin
Wednesday, November 25, 11:00am - 1:00pm.

Negotiating Your Job Offer @ the Fairport Library
Monday, November 30, 7:00pm - 8:30pm.

The August Group Career Fair
Tuesday, December 01, 2:00pm - 6:00pm.

Digital Rochester's Festivus!
Tuesday, December 01, 5:30pm - 8:00pm.

Jumpstart: Concise, Meaningful Introductions @ the Bagel Bin
Wednesday, December 02, 11:00am - 1:00pm.

Fourth Annual Greater Rochester Quality Council Showcase @ Strathallen Hotel
Thursday, December 03, 5:00pm - 8:30pm.

Network Bowling Event @ Bowl-a-Roll
Friday, December 04, 12:00pm - 2:00pm.

Layoff or Downsizing Educational Seminar @ Bagel Bin
Thursday, December 10, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

Retirement Planning and Income Educational Seminar @ Bagel Bin
Monday, December 14, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

Mega-Networking Event @ Johnny's Irish Pub
Wednesday, December 16, 4:30pm - 7:30pm.

A Toast To Your Retirement Seminar @ Bagel Bin
Thursday, December 17, 11:30am - 1:00pm.

Job Postings

Hidden jobs are welcomed for sharing at If the job your neighbor, friend or family shared with you is not right for you, it might be perfect for an August Group colleague.  This is a great place for practicing "give to get." With 1600 members, what can happen here when members own the content?

We welcome volunteers to coordinate the job postings on a weekly basis. Employers and members submit jobs that must be readied for inclusion in the newsletter.  A lack of help means fewer jobs get posted in a timely manner. Why not be the first one to see new postings.

New Job Postings this week

Previously posted jobs

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Words of Wisdom

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  • "If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get."
    ~ Frank A. Clark

  • "Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action."
    ~ W. J. Cameron

  • "Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life."
    ~ Northrup Christiane

Weekly Columns

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Book Reviews and Good Reads

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Weekly Blogs

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Feature Articles

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August Group Members in the news

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Weekly Columns

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This article is compliments of Sue Schnorr, Exclusive Contacts Count Associate in NY.

I Could Have Had a V8!

By Sue Schnorr

I consider myself a pretty savvy networker. Yet, I admit that I don’t have all the answers! I continue to learn and learn and learn …

That’s the good news.

The bad news is that I overlooked an important vehicle for new business development. You might be able to utilize this tip for your job search or as a business development strategy. Or you may simply use this concept to help you in your every day work life!

It was right under my eyes, but I guess I was ‘too close to the forest to see the trees.’ (Is that a kind way of saying sleep deprived? Stupid? I digress. Let’s just move on.)

A colleague told me about a technique …

To read more, click here.

This free article is provided to you, compliments of Sue Schnorr,
President, Training Insights, Inc.
Associate, Contacts Count
70 Linden Oaks, 3rd floor
Rochester, NY 14625
585-442-3443  /

Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon are principals of Contacts Count, a nationwide consulting and training firm that specializes in business and professional networking, and career development. They are co-authors of six books. The most recent is Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-How for Business and Career Success (2007, AMACOM). Fortune 500 companies license their training programs. Put the tools of networking to work in the service of business goals. Visit and 301-589-8633.

Contributed by Hannah Morgan, Training Specialist at RochesterWorks

Summary Sunday

Hannah's blog this week includes writings on recent topics about your job search.

Hannah composes her blog outside of work hours as a personal passion to assist those in career transition.

Book Reviews and Good Reads

Other Offerings - Share Yours
Got a book you'd like to share with others and lead in discussion? It's a great way to contribute, add value and get known. Provide the story line on the book and submit it to Greg Taylor at for discussion, coordination and promotion.

Feature Articles

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Volunteers Needed for The August Group December 1st, 2009 Career Fair

The August Group December 1st, 2009 Career Fair Committee is looking for volunteers. If you are interested, please send your name and contact information to

Start the Weekend on a Roll!

Try a new approach!

Put some smiles and laughter into your networking!

Go bowling at Bowl-a-Roll Lanes

1560 Jefferson Rd. near the corner of Winton Rd. South

When: Friday, December 4, 2009

Time: 12 noon

Click HERE for complete details.

Tweet with TAG - Follow @TheAugustGroup on Twitter

The undertaking has new life with a new volunteer as Arthur Catalanello has stepped forward to tweet events, news, undertakings, volunteer opportunities, networking events, etc. If you wish to tweet and be re-tweeted connect with @TheAugustGroup on Twitter.