MARCH 14, 2011


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Upcoming Events

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We're looking for members to populate this Event List with events of interest. If so, send an email to  It gets better with your input and contributions.

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

Have You Been Affected by a Layoff or Downsizing? @ The Bagel Bin
Wednesday, March 16, 11:00am - 1:00pm.

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

Brighton Power Networking Group @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, March 17, 8:00am - 9:30am.

Door-Opening Resume with Tracey Aiello @ The Bagel Bin
Friday, March 18, 9:30am - 11:30am.

LinkedIn - Job Search (ADVANCED) @ The Bagel Bin
Tuesday, March 22, 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

Brighton Power Networking Group @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, March 24, 8:00am - 9:30am.

Introduction Pitch Workshop with Tracey Aiello @ The Bagel Bin
Friday, March 25, 9:30am - 11:30am.

Does Your Job Search Need a Tune-up? @ Fairport Public Library
Friday, March 25, 9:30am – 11:30am.
Registration begins February 25th

Wednesday, March 30, 11:00am - 4:00pm.

LinkedIn - Enhancing Your Profile (ADVANCED) @ The Bagel Bin
Tuesday, March 30, 11:30am - 12:30pm.

Brighton Power Networking Group @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, March 31, 8:00am - 9:30am.

Winning Career Strategies – More important than your resume!! @ The Bagel Bin
Friday, April 01, 9:30am - 11:30am.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Job Seekers @ Fairport Public Library
Friday April 1, 9:30am – 12:00pm.
Registration begins March 4th

Digital Rochester's First Tuesday Event @ Strong National Museum of Play
Tuesday, April 05, 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Retirement Planning and Income @ The Bagel Bin
Wednesday, April 06, 11:00am -

Brighton Power Networking Group @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, April 7, 8:00am - 9:30am.

Mega Networking Event @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, April 07, 4:00pm - 6:pm.

Goal-Setting Workshop with Tracey Aiello @ Angelo Planning Group - 2590 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd, Rochester, NY 14623
Friday, April 08, 9:30am - 11:30am,

The 5 Major Mistakes Smart Job Seekers Make & How to Avoid Them @ Fairport Public Library
Friday, April 15, 9:30am – 11:30am.
Registration begins March 18th

Brighton Power Networking Group @ The Bagel Bin
Thursday, April 14, 8:00am - 9:30am.

Door-Opening Resume with Tracey Aiello @ The Bagel Bin
Friday, April 15, 9:30am - 11:30am.

Networking Event @ Johnny's Irish Pub
Wednesday, April 20, 4:30pm - 7:30pm.

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 job posting section of the website.

For Job Posting please visit the Job Posting section of THE AUGUST GROUP website. You must be registered and login to view job postings.

Career Sites

If you have a career site that you would like to share with others please send the link to and put "Link to share" in the Subject Line.

Previously posted jobs

See the August Group Newsletter Archives

Feature Articles

Have an article to contribute?  We welcome your contributions. Make a difference. Share a story.  Submit it to

August Group Members Success Stories

If you are an August Group member who has a success story that you would like to share. Send it to and put "Success Story" in the Subject Line.

Links to share

Got a link you want to share?  Send it to and put "Link to share" in the Subject Line.

This seems like a great resource – they offer free job aids (reference sheets) for Word, Outlook, PPT, Access, Excel, Project, Visio, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and more…….. you can also sign on for free training and paid training….

They state that it’s spam free…..

I’m not affiliated with them at all, so I’m not recommending them beyond saying that their content looks good. I just downloaded a few….so I’m new to them as well.

Kind Regards,


Sue Schnorr

Training Insights, Inc.

I have some links to share for people interested in Green Jobs. Some have jobs in NY state, most don't but you never no who wants to relocate.

Yvonne Cleveland

Managing Your Job Search & All the Stuff -

If you are spending time trying to create a system to manage your job search efforts, consider using a software solution designed for and by a disgruntled, frustrated job seeker. A spreadsheet works with limitations for some for a while, then what?

JibberJobber tracks, jobs, companies, contacts, AND documents AND calendar and offers other enhanced tools. When you sign up you have 14 days access to the Premium Features. Check them out! The service is FREE with limitations, much like LinkedIn. Subscribers pay $5-10 per month. Use it while in job search and unsubscribe when you've landed if you wish.

It is suggested that you have already established your account prior to coming. Visit JibberJobber to get your FREE account. First steps upon opening an account would be to view the three User Webinar videos. Go to Tools - Videos - User Webinar and view parts 1, 2 and 3. It is a GREAT starting point that takes less than an hour to view.

Thanks for sharing guys
Greg Taylor a/k/a Sir LinkedAlot
757-752-8822 (Google Voice)
585-785-8600 (Office)
585-748-1900 (Verizon)

Words of Wisdom

Got a thought to share?  Send it to and put "Words of Wisdom" in the Subject Line.

  • "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
    ~ John Wooden

  • "Nothing will work unless you do."
    ~ John Wooden

  • "Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of being."
    ~ John Wooden

Book Reviews and Good Reads

Have a story, book review or workshop experience to share or something similar to contribute? Send your contributions to with Good Read in the Subject line.

Blog Sites

Have a Blog Site you would like to contribute?  We welcome your contributions. Make a difference. Submit it to

August Group Members in the news

Have an article to contribute about an August Group Member?  We welcome your contributions. Make a difference. Share a story.  Submit it to

Read this August Group Article that appeared in the Sunday 03/13 D&C.

The August Group teaches how to network

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

Have an article to contribute? We welcome your contributions. Make a difference. Share a story.  Submit it to

I'm back.

One week after having quadruple bypass surgery I'm back in the saddle. I was released from Duke University Hospital on Thursday and am resting comfortably in a rehab facility just down the road from the hospital. Monday a good friend from Rochester and his wife will rescue me from rehab and I will get to go home and rehab some more before I go back to work. I've been producing the TAG newsletter for over four years now and the last two weeks were my first two misses.

It's been a very trying three weeks emotionally. But I can honestly say I made the right decision even though the recovery has been the hardest part.

I just want to thank everyone for all their thoughts and prayers in this difficult time in my life. I feel truly blessed to be alive and look forward to the next chapter in my life.

Dan Kinney

August Group Changes -- Please help us get the word out!!!

Please help us spread the word !!!

The Bagel Bin has generously supported the August Group for many years. August Group members now have an opportunity to demonstrate their appreciation and enable the Bagel Bin to maintain and build their own business.

This is not a Sales Pitch, so please keep reading!

Starting Wednesday, March 16th, the Wednesday and Thursday August Group general sessions will be meeting from 1:30 - 3pm.

Wednesday and Thursday TAG Orientation sessions will be moving to the 1:00-1:30pm time slot. Details, for the 2nd Wednesday of the month Orientation and General session meetings at RochesterWorks, are forthcoming and will be posted on the TAG Calendar page and the RochesterWorks website when resolved.

Please help us make this transition as painless as possible and get the word out ASAP! Thank you for your help.

Have you checked the August Group Job Board????

Here are some of the more than 60 positions posted, since Feb 9th. A special thanks to our volunteer, Kathy Robinson, for keeping up with the high volume of job postings coming in. These postings come from our members, who hear about positions that aren’t for them, but that might be a fit for someone else in the August Group. They come from some of the many companies that have heard that they can post their positions for free with us (Spread the word). And they come from our many members, working in hundreds of companies around the area. So let those companies you are networking know they can email their postings to

Remember, you need to be an August Group member and sign into the website ( to be able to access the detailed information about these postings.

If you would like to also volunteer to post positions and be one of the first to see them, send an email to and express your interest.







  • Desktop Support

  • Inside Sales - Customer Service & Bilingual (Spanish)



  • Experienced Embedded Firmware Developers

  • Quality Assurance

  • Application Development Team Lead

  • Export Account Rep

  • Technician, Slides

  • Copywriter

  • AS400 Programmer Analyst

  • Manufacturing Machine Operator

  • Manufacturing Press Brake Setup/Operator

  • Grant Project Coordinator for a High Tech and Advanced Manufacturing

    Inventory Control Coordinator

  • Plant Manager

  • Shift Manager

  • Plant Engineer

  • Automated Equipment Mechanic

  • Human Resource Administrator

  • Oracle Lead Analyst

  • Production Supervisor

  • Project Leader

  • Sr. Accountant, General Ledger



  • Systems Trainer II

  • Director, Financial Accounting & Reporting

  • System Services Representative

  • Software Sales Specialist - Lotus

  • Product Development Technician

  • Director of Product Development

  • Sr. In-house Payroll Specialist

  • Sr. Supplier Quality Specialist – CMO

  • Senior SAS Programmer

  • Project Management Office

  • Manager Compensation

  • Sr. Programmer Analyst

  • Sr. Network Engineer

  • Sr. Buyer, Indirect Procurement

  • Buyer, Indirect Procurement

  • Sr Business Analyst

  • Customer Support Specialist

  • Planner/Buyer

  • Sr Technical Writer

  • Contract Payroll Specialist

  • Lead Programmer Analyst, SL-3

  • Regional Sales Manager

  • Manager, Customer Support

  • Customer Support Specialist

  • Associate Engineer - Asset Management

  • Director - Talent Management & Diversity

  • Lead Analyst - Gas Engineering (Gas Quality Assurance)

  • Domestic Income Tax Accountant

  • Enterprise Data Architect

  • Applications Engineer

Volunteers are needed for posting jobs on the Job Board and Hot Jobs

Be one of the first individuals to learn about potential jobs and help serve others by volunteering for posting jobs on the Job Board. Without volunteers, August Group members will miss out on great job opportunities. Remember, like the Abbott and Costello skit of Who’s on First, if Somebody thinks that Everybody is posting jobs but Nobody is, then nobody will get these great opportunities and they will pass everybody by.

To volunteer, send your contact information to with the subject line Volunteering for job postings.

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.

Achieving Leadership

A retired Major General and former Kodak Manager will discuss the subject of Leadership at the Wednesday, November 10th TAG General Session at RochesterWorks.

MG (retired) Dennis E. Lutz military career began in the late 1970's. He achieved the rank of Major General, serving in numerous Command and Staff positions. In 2005 he was mobilized for 15 months and sent to South West Asia. Responsible for Army Communications and Computer Network Defense throughout South West Asia including Afghanistan and Iraq, he commanded the 335th Signal Command in Atlanta, GA. This command included more than 8,000 Army Reserve Soldiers and 750 full-time personnel. He retired from the military in 2010

As a civilian, he joined Eastman Kodak in 1980 as a Manufacturing Engineer. Among his managerial positions were Project Manager, PhotoCD; Manufacturing Manager; Worldwide Product Line Manager, PhotoCD and Film Scanners and Development and Commercialization Department Head, Digital Cameras for Professional Markets. He retired from Eastman Kodak in 2006.

Dennis holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering, a Masters Degree in Business Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. He is a graduate of the Army War College.

He has been married for over 37 years to his wife Helen, has three children and three grandchildren (with one on the way). They live in the town of Greece.

Networking tips for the day:

If you’re getting resistance when requesting a networking appointment:

  • Position your request in terms of WIIFMS (What’s in it for me) and GIVES for the person you’d like time with.

  • Be honest with yourself and identify WHY SHOULD that person take time for you. What’s in it for them?

  • When you contact them, don’t simply say “Jane referred me.” Describe what Jane sees as the synergy is between you.

  • Do your homework/research. Review the person’s LinkedIn profile, google them, ask mutual contacts about them.

Networking is a two-way street.

  • Think of networking as paying it forward and GIVING to others first.

  • Don’t simply say “I’d like to pick your brain” or, “I’d like your advice on my marketing plan.” Your contact is a busy professional, not a career coach.

  • If you’re not getting the networking results you want, consider: The Career Navigator thru RochesterWorks, an excellent program and Kathleen Pringle and Luis Martinez are both fabulous local coaches.

  • Read MAKE YOUR CONTACTS COUNT – it’s a must! (by Baber &Waymon; Amacom, 2007).

The Reciprocity Rule (or Boomerang Effect) states that it’s human nature to want to give back after receiving something. So, “Give first and give generously.” (Baber & Waymon)

Lastly, if you’d like to test your networking knowledge and enter a drawing for a free book – MAKE YOUR CONTACTS COUNT, Baber & Waymon, click on the link below.


Kind Regards,


Sue Schnorr

Training Insights, Inc.


"Our training insights deliver results!"