Posts Tagged ‘networking’

Invitation Meeting January 18, 2019

Liebe Mitglieder und Gäste,
 
Wir laden euch herzlich ein zu unserem Monatstreffen am 
 
Freitag, den 18. Januar um 18 Uhr
Treffpunkt:
Southfield Marriott Hotel
27033 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield
 
Wir treffen uns zunächst an der Bar zu einer Stunde Networking und begeben uns gegen 19 Uhr in ein Privatzimmer zum Abendessen mit anschließendem Vortrag und Diskussion.
 
Verbindliche Reservierung 
bis spätestens 13. Januar
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Speaker: Reinhard Lemke

Topic: “Thoughtful Transatlantic Networking” versus “Working the Room”

About the Speaker: 
 
– Education: 
Dual law degrees from German and U.S. Universities (wrote LLM thesis about US investments in the German “Neue Bundesländer”). Was permitted to German bar and currently is member of the Michigan Bar and its International Section
 
– German work experience: 
Former In-House Senior Legal Counsel and later Co-President for 10 years (in charge of legal, compliance, engineering, media & international relations) with large Swiss-German group of companies (development and management of large commercial real estate). Shareholders were major European banks and insurance companies. Longtime delegate member to AmCham Germany for past employer since early 1990’s (www.amcham.de
 
– American work experience: 
Worked as Senior Attorney with large, 100 year old Michigan law firm in Bloomfield Hills for 4 years in business and immigration law for international companies and still collaborates with this firm on several international clients Formed his own law firm, LEMKE & ASSOCIATES PLLC beginning of 2010, focusing on business and immigration law for international (primarily European) companies and also assists companies on both sides of the Atlantic with contract negotiations, with a thorough understanding of the different German and American business cultures
 
Active and contributing member of German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Chicago, USA since 2000, providing presentations and advice for German business delegations from German technology clusters, supported by the German 
government.
 
-Personal: 
German native (born in Frankfurt area, Germany), married to U.S. citizen, three (German-American) children and has been in the U.S. for 20 years and has
German and U.S. citizenship
 
 
Appointed by AmCham Germany in 2010 as “Senior Advisor USA-Midwest”, providing services to AmCham Germany members with business matters in the United States
 
AmCham Germany
represents the business interests of American firms located in Germany and the United States and also acts on behalf of its German members, many of whom maintain significant holdings in the United States. AmCham Germany was founded in Berlin on 30 January 1903 as the American Chamber of Commerce. AmCham Germany is the oldest bilateral trade association in Germany and the second oldest AmCham in the world. Today, with over 3,000 members, AmCham Germany is the largest American Chamber of Commerce in Europe.
 
– Professional and community services: 
Serves on the advisory boards of Automation Alley, International Business Center (www.automationalley.com), Walsh College in Troy, MI and as Council + Board Member of the Michigan Bar International Law Section 
 
 
Past community services included: 
 
  • President of American Protestant Church (Stimson Memorial Chapel), Bonn-Plittersdorf, Germany
  • Helped to preserve Stimson Memorial Chapel in Bonn-Plittersdorf, Germany as Living Monument of German American friendship after US embassy moved to Berlin after almost 50 years presence in Bonn, Germany Rotary International (Board member International Relations) Vice Chairman of Livonia Economic Development Partnership and Livonia Chamber of Commerce 
  • Leadership Livonia Academy, Livonia, Michigan 
  • Citizen’s Academy and Citizen’s Police Academy, Troy, Michigan
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Die Kosten für den Abend betragen $28. In diesem Preis inbegriffen ist ein reichhaltiges Dinner Büffet mit Fisch, Hühnchen, Pasta oder Kartoffeln, Salat, Gemüse und Nachtisch, einschließlich nichtalkoholischer Getränke wie Tee, Kaffee und Decaf, sowie Bedienung und Steuern.
 
Soft Drinks müssen extra bezahlt werden. 
 
Bitte möglichst mit Scheck bezahlen ($28, ausgestellt auf GPWA, Inc.), sonst passendes Bargeld bei der Verteilung der Namensschilder überreichen. 
  
Bei Anfahrt aus südwestlicher Richtung ist es ratsam,  statt I-696 East die I-96 East (Richtung Detroit) oder 8-Mile Road East zu Telegraph North zu nehmen. Das geht meist schneller und ohne Verkehrsstockungen.
 
Bitte seid rücksichtsvoll und meldet euch rechtzeitig an! Das Hotel muss die Anzahl der Teilnehmer bereits am Mittwochabend von uns erhalten.
 
Herzliche Grüße  
euer GPWA Team

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01 2019

Invitation Meeting November 16, 2018

Liebe Mitglieder und Gäste,
 
Wir laden euch herzlich ein zu unserem Monatstreffen am 
 
Freitag, den 16. November um 18 Uhr
Treffpunkt:
Southfield Marriott Hotel
27033 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield
 
Wir treffen uns zunächst an der Bar zu einer Stunde Networking und begeben uns gegen 19 Uhr in ein Privatzimmer zum Abendessen mit anschließendem Vortrag und Diskussion.
 
Verbindliche Reservierung 
bis spätestens 13. November
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Der Vortrag wird in englischer Sprache gehalten.

Speaker: Barbara Boldt

Topic: Networking for Success Across Cultures

Networking in Berlin may not be networking in Munich let alone Detroit. What we consider to be networking, what we expect to get out of it and how we go about it can vary a lot between cultures. In this 45 min. interactive session we will explore how networking varies between Germany and the US and practice some techniques for networking successfully in the US.

About the Speaker:

Barbara Boldt is an international facilitator and coach who specializes in preparing global managers to communicate and interact successfully in the complex and competitive world of global business. An American national, Barbara lived and worked in Europe for 19 years, 11 in Italy and eight in Switzerland.

Barbara has taught in both corporate and academic contexts in more than 15 countries and has interacted with managers and students from more than 35 countries. She has experience working with people from a variety of industries including banking, pharmaceutical, IT, automotive and engineering consultancy. She has designed and delivered courses on topics including International Presentation Skills, International Negotiation, Multicultural/Virtual Team Building, Global Leadership and Intercultural Communication & Competency.

Barbara’s gift is being able to hear what people, especially not native speakers of English, want and need to say in order to accomplish their business goals, and to help them to express that clearly, impactfully and professionally, no matter the situation.

Barbara holds a B.A. in Nutrition from the University of Iowa and a M.A. in International Relations from University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.

Barbara’s Website: www.bbglobalcomm.com

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Die Kosten für den Abend betragen $28. In diesem Preis inbegriffen ist ein reichhaltiges Dinner Büffet mit Fisch, Hühnchen, Pasta oder Kartoffeln, Salat, Gemüse und Nachtisch, einschließlich nichtalkoholischer Getränke wie Tee, Kaffee und Decaf, sowie Bedienung und Steuern.
 
Soft Drinks müssen extra bezahlt werden. 
 
Bitte möglichst mit Scheck bezahlen ($28, ausgestellt auf GPWA, Inc.), sonst passendes Bargeld bei der Verteilung der Namensschilder überreichen. 
  
Bei Anfahrt aus südwestlicher Richtung ist es ratsam,  statt I-696 East die I-96 East (Richtung Detroit) oder 8-Mile Road East zu Telegraph North zu nehmen. Das geht meist schneller und ohne Verkehrsstockungen.
 
Bitte seid rücksichtsvoll und meldet euch rechtzeitig an! Das Hotel muss die Anzahl der Teilnehmer bereits am Mittwochabend von uns erhalten.
 
Herzliche Grüße  
euer GPWA Team

 

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10 2018

GPWA’s Business Networking Fair – The place to have been!

Fred Hoffman, Christina Griesser, Rica Lade, Beate Turner

On March 22, 2011, the German Professional Women’s Association held a business networking fair at the Marriott Southfield.  Although an ice storm was looming that evening, the turnout was fantastic along with the synergy and enthusiasm amongst our exhibitors and countless guests.

Once you entered the transformed ballroom into a large showroom at the Marriott, you were able to visit over 30 exhibitor displays and discover their products and services.  Many exhibitors had the opportunity to network with each other. Some of our members also discovered what their fellow club members do for a living.

After taking a tour of the showroom, everyone enjoyed a delicious dinner buffet with dessert in an adjoining banquet room of the hotel.  You could hear the interesting table conversations about the networking fair and their personal connections to the GPWA organization and to Germany as you enjoyed the delicious food.

 

Drawing

After dinner, we all returned back to the showroom.  Each exhibitor had the opportunity to introduce their company or organization at the podium.  All exhibitors were asked to donate a prize for a drawing.  Before each company introduction, business cards were drawn for the prizes.  We would like to thank our exhibitors, Lufthansa and Warsteiner for their generous drawing donations.  Almost everyone was able to take home a prize and gain a great understanding of the exhibitor’s products and services. Read the rest of this entry →

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03 2011

Countdown 4 days left to GPWA Networking Fair

To register as a guest by March 19th, please contact Christina Griesser at (248) 693-9341 or Rica Lade at (248)464-0895 or e-mail: email hidden; JavaScript is required

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03 2011

Was ist Networking? Professionelles Netzwerken oder die Kunst des Gebens und Nehmens

Ein Beitrag von XXXX

Gut funktionierende Gruppen und Verbände, die berufliches Netzwerken zum Ziel haben, fördern gemäß Definition die gegenseitige berufliche Unterstützung unter ihren Mitgliedern.  Das Netzwerken in der German Professional Women’s Association (GPWA) dient primär der gegenseitigen beruflichen Unterstützung. Hin und wieder ergeben sich erfreulicherweise auch richtige Freundschaften beim Netzwerken in unserem Frauenclub.

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