21st Century Career and Community Expo

“Putting Scholarship, Leadership and Citizenship To Work" 

Dr. C.M. Long Family Life Center
71 Lincoln Ave - New Rochelle, NY 10801 
Thursday October 23, 2014 - 9:00AM to 4:00PM

A premier education, training, employment and business exhibition.

  All Attendees Are Welcome!
Career Professionals
Military Veterans
College / High School Students
Small Business Owners

Workers with Disabilities

Expo Speakers and Workshop Topics

21st Century Career and Community Expo
Putting Scholarship, Leadership and Citizenship To Work"
Eventbrite - 21st Century ETP Expo
We are honored to have New York State  Senator, George Latimeras the Keynote Speaker for 201421st Century Career & Community Expo.  Senator Latimer’s sound business experience, his record of public service and his dedication to the County community have been the driving force behind his effort for the last 25 years in both the public and private sector. 
 Branding Your Image for Maximum Results
What will I learn?Cheryl Brannan is a Seasoned Professional inPolitical, Civic, Corporate, Nonprofit and International arenas over the past 30 years. Cheryl is President of successful consulting company The Brannan Solutions Group, founder and CEO ofSister to Sister International, Inc. (STSI), a nonprofit established in 1994.
 Power Networking in a Social Media World
What will I learn?Rod Colón is anauthor and host of popular radio show"Own Your Career".  Inspiring thousands to safely land jobs, Mr. Colon is President of Rod Colon Consulting, LLC & Founder of the 21st Century Career & Community Expo hosting non-profit, Empowering Today's Professionals.  In addition to being a sought after speaker and #1 Career Coach in the United States, specialized in the 7 Step Job Search
Network Your Way To The Hottest JobsIn The 21st Century
What will I learn?

Carl E. Reid, CSIis a successful entrepreneur, intrapreneur, social media endorsement coach and author of the 2 books:
10 Powerful Networking Secrets Of Influential People" and "10 Powerful networking Tips Using Business Cards - Global Extended Edition"
.  With corporate travels from the mail room to the board room, Carl E. Reid knows what it takes to be successful. Carl has over 46 years of business experience, including 32 years as a technology expert,
 22 years as a business career coach and 25 years as a successful entrepreneur.  Mr. Reid is Executive Director of Empowering Today's Professionals.

Smart Fitness Tips For Busy People
What you will learn
Gail Bannister
 has her finger on the pulse of fitness enthusiasts and the club industry because of her widely varied fitness background. She presents both workshops and lectures at internationally attended conferences, and teach choreography as an instructor/co-partner with the East Coast Instructor Training School. Her classes are constantly fresh with new moves, and music, often incorporating trends and ideas that are just moving into the fitness scene.

Career Alternatives: Is Business Ownership Right F
or You?
What will I learn?
Frank Dunne is a franchise benefit / placement specialist in NY/NJ with FranNet. A franchisee himself, he works individually with career-transitoners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and other opportunity-seekers who are considering business ownership as a career alternative.  Frank advises clients on how to search for and evaluate franchises/format business opportunities via a deep-dive research process.  Clients are expertly matched with the businesses best suited for their skill set and experience and that meet their professional and personal goals.

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 HEALTH: The Key to your Financial Success 
What will I learn?

Julio Barreto has 30 years experience as an entrepreneur, policy expert on local and national issues, is a speaker and health advocate. Mr. Baretto is an E-Commerce Entrepreneur.  Overcoming life threatening health challenges, Julio is empowering neighborhoods as a real estate developer in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area.
How to Successfully Transition from a Military Career toCivilian Job MarketWhat will I learn?
Aaron F. Gloveris a successful Transition Patient Advocate For Iraq andAfghanistan Combat Veterans. Aaron provides a continuum of employment services to veterans which includes vocational assessment, soft skills training, individualized job development and career development.  He develops mutually beneficially relationships with community partners and employers with the goal of veterans being hired in their specialty.

How To Make Your Resume Work For You
What will I learn?Schevon Holden is a seasoned Human Resources (H.R.) professional with extensive experience specializing in career development and human resources management.  Her career spans a broad range of industries including finance services, insurance, entertainment and technology. Her roles also include specialization in compensation, benefits and training for domestic and international companies.
Spiritual Toughness in Challenging Times 
 will I learn?Reverend Lamont S. Granby is Pastorof First Baptist Church, Bronxville, NY and a Successful Entrepreneur.  Receiving many awards and recognition as a community supporter, Reverend Granby is a member and current Chaplain of the 47th precinct Clergy Coalition of the Bronx and serves as the Clergy Liaison for the 47th precinct N.Y.P.D. Rev. Granby is also a member of the New York State and Metropolitan Funeral Directors.

Stop Looking For A Job. Start Managing Your Career
What will I learn?Keith Bogen is founder of  Whine & Dine Networking  forums for Human Resources professionals that would be unfettered by rules and excess process. As a Human Capital Expert, he has been delivering HR Director, Manager, Generalist and Consultant services to organizations of all sizes, in many industries for the past 15 years. Keith is also proudly building a clean energy business with North American Power and providing life-changing opportunities to many through his network in that industry.

How To Turn Life Transitions Into Personal &Professional Re-Inventions
What will I learn?Angela Derecas Taylor is


October Upcoming Events - Charlotte and Surrounding Cities

Greetings Entrepreneurs!  Each month we highlight a few seminars and conferences being held around the state.   Below is a list of a few of the upcoming seminars to help you start, manage and grow your business.   

Check the class listings for your local Community College Small Business Centers. Also, your local Chamber of Commerce has additional events.  Other events can be found at www.score.orgwww.sbtdc.orgwww.fsuvboc.com;   www.ncceed.org/help/womens-business-centerwww.ncimed.org/index.php/client-services/women-business-development.   More can be found at www.sba.gov/ncc and click on "calendar".

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Upcoming Events

October 6            Excellence in Business Planning         Charlotte – University Hilton

October 7            Excellence in Business Planning         Charlotte – The Employers Association

SCORE and Sam’s Club want to help you experience first-hand growth and planning ideas. This event is designed to give you the tools to build your business plan. Learn about cyber security, human resource issues and strategic marketing.  Free.  7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Register for either event here:   http://www.charlottescore.org/documents/OctSam%60sClubEvent.pdf

October 7            “Contracting 101”                           Fayetteville

The Veterans Business Outreach Center at Fayetteville State University is hosting a FREE Government Contracting series that will be led by Mr. Jeff Gowen of the NC Military Business Center. This training is an introduction to doing business with the federal government. Topics trained include: levels of federal purchasing - how the federal government buys products, construction and engineering and non-personal services; marketing a business to the federal government; socio-economic small business programs; registering as a federal contractor; locating, identifying and responding to federal business opportunities; and resources available to assist federal contractors in North Carolina.  6-9PM. Fayetteville State University; SBE 145.  To register for the workshop: Contact Sarah Espinosa at sespinos@uncfsu.edu  or call 910-672-2683.

October 7 & 8    NC Foreign Trade Promotion Council Conference    Wilmington

The NC Foreign Trade Promotion Council (FTPC) is proud to announce this year’s conference on Global Trade: Enhancing Trade Investment Opportunities.  This event will continue the renewed excitement and success of the coordinated and cooperative effort between State, Federal and Private sector organizations to combine efforts to “Grow NC Businesses Globally”. This year’s event has a lineup of outstanding speakers and company sponsors that are encouraged to expand the base of global trade in NC.  Discussions, training and advisors are available to help your company utilize these resources and connect with organizations that can deliver results for global growth.  Location: Cape Fear Community College Union Station, 502 North Front Street.  Conference Registration fee is $150 and includes optional Tours, Tuesday evening's Reception and Wednesday Conference.  Registration information: http://www.ncftpc.com/conference-information.html

October 8            Triad Entrepreneurs' Workshop                               Greensboro

Co-Sponsored by Sam's Club and Greensboro/High Point SCORE, this free workshop concentrates on the basic knowledge needed by small businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. Included in the workshop will be the following presentations: Small Business Tax Law; Quickbooks Tips and Templates; Intellectual Properties Procedures; Payroll Rules & Procedures by Paychex;  Affordable Care & Small Business; Social Network Marketing. Space is Limited! Refreshments and light lunch included.   8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Where: Deep River Events Center; 606 Millwood School Road; Greensboro; https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e9ritqop279ebe3b&c=15ee9460-ddd0-11e3-996f-d4ae52754dbc&ch=16fcd010-ddd0-11e3-99d9-d4ae52754dbc 

October 8            ABC's of PWC & The City of Fayetteville Purchasing       Fayetteville

In support of the HIRE FAYETTEVILLE FIRST initiative, the WBC of Fayetteville is planning a series of classes to help local small businesses navigate the local purchasing process. Join them to learn about the process and if certifications would be helpful in your journey of doing business with the local government. Free. Noon-1:30.  Registration information:  910-323-3377

October 8            WOSB & EDWOSB Contracting Program for Women       Asheville

This SBTDC is sponsoring this workshop.  It will cover the WOSB contracting program and how businesses can compete for government contracts and grow their business. The WOSB contracting program allows federal agencies to offer WOSB set aside contracts to women business owners.   Discussion Topics include: Detailed Information on the eligibility requirements • Steps to take to certify your company as a WOSB or EDWOSB • Marketing your company as a WOSB or EDWOSB • How to compete for government contracts • Resources available and much more.   Registration is required:    http://www.sbtdc.org/programs/ptac/wosb-seminars-2014/

Additional WOSB & EDWOSB Contracting Programs for Women

HICKORY  October 9

RALEIGH  October 14

BOONE  November 18

www.sbtdc.org/programs/ptac/wosb-seminars-2014/#sthash.l3otRzV7.dpuf  See more at: http://www.sbtdc.org/programs/ptac/wosb-seminars-2014/#sthash.l3otRzV7.dpuf   

October 13          Investor Ready Entrepreneur                     RTP

Learn from experienced investors and entrepreneurs during Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur, a program designed to educate and prepare growth-oriented entrepreneurs to successfully engage private equity investors. It was developed with direct input from experienced entrepreneurs, angel investors, angel networks / fund executives, and venture capitalists, and provides an “insider’s look” into the world of equity funding. By understanding what investors look for, entrepreneurs can reduce barriers to funding, navigate the process more easily, and increase the chances of obtaining funding for their business.  $95.  Learn more at: http://www.sbtdc.org/business-events/becoming-an-investor-ready-entrepreneur-rtp/#sthash.sbVAjdxl.dpuf

October 13 @ noon        CEED Capital Loan Class                                Fayetteville

October 23 @ 5:30 pm

What loan fits best for your small business? Need working capital? Need a loan for equipment? Topics covered:  Basic Commercial Loan Terminology, Differences between Small Business Loans,  Loan Requirements,  Why is Credit Score & History important.  Free.     Registration information: 910-323-3377.

October 15&16                 FEDCON SUMMIT            Wilmington

Senator Richard Burr and the North Carolina Military Business Center are pleased to host the 2014 North Carolina Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environmental (FEDCON) Summit in Wilmington at the Wilmington Convention Center on October 15-16, 2014. For more information visit:  http://www.ncmbc.us/2014FEDCON.php    The "FEDCON Summit" brings together over 600 representatives of the Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Fort Bragg, Marine Corps Installations East/Camp Lejeune, MCAS Cherry Point, Seymour Johnson AFB, US Coast Guard, Department of Veterans Affairs, General Services Administration, other federal agencies and installations, general and specialty contractors, designers and construction suppliers in North Carolina.

October 16          Funding High-Growth Ventures                               Greensboro

This workshop is for any emerging or existing company who knows that understanding the scope of financing available to them is key to success. This workshop will use best practices and data to examine how to finance a startup business, including:             An introduction to start-up capital requirements and stages of development;     Examining investment opportunities – lender vs. investors; Exit strategies and options; Capital sources for entrepreneurs – angel investors vs. venture capitalists; Business plans for start-ups; How to surround yourself with great advisors; What is a fundable company.  6pm to 9 pm. Cost: $199.  Location: 7300 Cessna Drive Greensboro, NC 27409;  Register:  www.haloworkshops.com/register

October 16      How to Raise Your Credit Score Over 740 Points     Fayetteville

The Veterans Business Outreach Center at Fayetteville State University is hosting a free Credit Workshop that will be led by Bob Moore.  6pm – 9pm; Fayetteville State University  SBE 145. This workshop will provide some answers YOU need to improve YOUR score in the shortest time possible.  This workshop is absolutely free, nothing to buy, no gimmicks, and no surprises. To register for the workshop: Contact Sarah Espinosa at sespinos@uncfsu.edu  or call 910-672-2683  

October 21          Winter Weather Prep Webinar                     2 PM Webinar

SBA and Agility Recovery partner together to offer monthly disaster preparedness webinars.  Please go to http://www.preparemybusiness.org/  for log in information.

October 29-31                   GLOBAL MARKETS                  Charlotte

Compete, Win, and Grow Your Business through Exporting.  Looking to penetrate new overseas markets and boost your bottom line through exports? Then reserve your place now at a DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS event in 2014.  Several events will be held around the country.

At Each DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS Conference you will: • Meet one-on-one with U.S. Commercial Diplomats visiting from abroad • Participate in panel discussions on the latest industry trends  • Identify new and emerging markets of opportunity ahead of your competition • Learn about U.S. export programs designed to cut your time to market • Network with U.S. trade officials, leading private sector experts and like-minded U.S. businesses active in overseas markets.  Breakout Session will cover questions on:  • Export finance  • Protecting your intellectual property  broad  • Complying with U.S. Export Controls • Mitigating your risk • Market entry strategies.  Charlotte will host  “The Americas”.  $295.   Register at:  https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1468383  For more information, http://export.gov/discoverglobalmarkets/

November 4       SBIR/STTR and Technology Commercialization                  Cary

Join the SBTDC for a Full-day Immersion into SBIR/STTR and Technology Commercialization!  Prepare to  delve into: a detailed overview of this competitive $2.2B funding mechanism, how to craft a successful Phase I proposal, commercialization and transitioning from R&D to product, success stories from local awardees who have collectively secured over $15M in SBIR funding, the One NC Match program and government registrations and contracting.  The symposium will offer ample opportunity to network with speakers, service providers, awardees. Lunch provided with paid registration.  $150.  Register: http://www.sbtdc.org/events/sbir/symposium2014/

November 12    ABC's of PWC & the City of Fayetteville Purchasing        Fayetteville

In support of the HIRE FAYETTEVILLE FIRST initiative, the WBC of Fayetteville is planning a series of classes to help local small businesses navigate the local purchasing process. Join them to learn about the process and if certifications would be helpful in your journey of doing business with the local government.   Free. Noon-1:30.   Registration information:  910-323-3377

November  15   The Impact of Preparedness on the Bottom Line              2PM Webinar

SBA and Agility Recovery partner together to offer monthly disaster preparedness webinars.  Please go to  http://www.preparemybusiness.org/   for log in information.

December 8 – Charlotte               Advanced Proposal Preparation and Development Workshops

December 11 - Wilmington

The North Carolina Military Business Center is hosting six Advanced Proposal Preparation and Development Workshops throughout North Carolina. Each workshop session will consist of two days of lecture, discussion, extensive hands-on class exercises and homework.  Participants will build on prior experience to: Make informed bid/no-bid decisions, Develop a technical proposal response to a sample solicitation, Develop a pricing estimate for a sample solicitation, Present an oral presentation of their proposal, and more.  Attendees must have working knowledge and experience with basic acquisition processes, federal government solicitations, basics of technical and price proposal preparation, federal source selection processes and applicable Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).  $425.  Register today online at:http://www.ncmbc.us/14AdvancedProposalWriting.php

December 20     Management obligations during Disaster Recovery       2 PM Webinar

SBA and Agility Recovery partner together to offer monthly disaster preparedness webinars.  Please go to  http://www.preparemybusiness.orghttp://www.preparemybusiness.org/   for log in information

Local Job Information - Around the Charlotte Area

·         IT Support Specialist | Adecco Employment Services | Charlotte, NC
·         Sr. Systems Engineer | Adecco Employment Services | Charlotte, NC
·         Technical Recruiter / Entry-Level Sales | Anistar Technologies | Charlotte, NC
·         Sr. Citrix Systems Programmer | Apex Systems Inc. | Charlotte, NC
·         Executive Recruiter | Apple & Associates | Charlotte, NC
·         Sales Recruiter - All Industries - Life Time Residuals | B. E. H. Staffing | Charlotte, NC
·         Accounting Clerk-Construction Company | Blythe Construction Inc. | Charlotte, NC
·         Sr. Business Analyst | Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated | Charlotte, NC
·         Campus Director | Connecticut School of Broadcasting | Charlotte, NC
·         Kronos Workforce Planning Analyst | CRG Workforce | Charlotte, NC
·         Staff Accountant | CRG Workforce | Charlotte, NC
·         Staff Accountant | CW Corporation | Charlotte, NC
·         ETL Tester (backfill position, no client interview) | Cystems Logic | Charlotte, NC
·         RF Sweep Test Technicians (Wireless) | DAVON Wright Recruiting & Staffing Solutions | Charlotte, NC
·         MTP Regional Sales Manager – Internet Marketing MTP Web Services | Engineering Test services Group | Charlotte, NC
·         Java / UI Developer | Financial Services | Charlotte, NC
·         Data Analyst | Granite Solutions Groupe | Charlotte, NC
·         Contract Transportation Recruiter | MMB Trans. | Charlotte, NC
·         Project Test Coordinator | Modis, Inc. | Charlotte, NC
·         Web Developer | Modis, Inc. | Charlotte, NC
·         Operations Manager Trainee | MyPeoplescout – Avis Budget Group | Charlotte, NC
·         Sales & Marketing Manager | NW Recruiters | Charlotte, NC
·         Recruiter | PeopleScout | Charlotte, NC
·         F&I Manager / Finance Manager | Planet Mitsubishi | Charlotte, NC
·         IT Sales / IT Recruiter / IT Staffing | Starpoint Solutions | Charlotte, NC
·         Software Support Specialist (Contract to Hire) | Talent Bridge | Charlotte, NC
·         Manager - Forensic Accounting (CPA) | TalenTrust | Charlotte, NC
·         Senior Forensic Associate (CPA) | TalenTrust | Charlotte, NC
·         JR Help Desk | TEEMA | Charlotte, NC
·         Recruiter (Pharma/Scientific/Clinical) | The Fountain Group | Charlotte, NC
·         MOBILE DEVELOPER | The Judge Group | Charlotte, NC
·         Entry Level - Account Manager | Uptown Consulting, Inc. | Charlotte, NC
·         Sr Technical recruiter | UrpanTech | Charlotte, NC
·         Security Forensic Investigator | Verizon | Charlotte, NC
·         Security Investigative Response | Verizon | Charlotte, NC
·         Sales Executive | Vanguard Management Group, Inc | Charlotte, NC
·         Staffing Business Development Manager | V-Soft Consulting | Charlotte, NC
·         Installation Coordinator | Web-Don, Inc  | Charlotte, NC
·         Back-to-School CHARLOTTE TUTORS: Education / Teaching - $20-$60+/hour | WheresMyTutor | Charlotte, NC
·         Specialist I-Inst Satisfaction | WindStream communications | Charlotte, NC
·         Staffing Coordinator | Worldwide Staffing | Charlotte, NC
·         Senior Accountant | Withheld | Cornelius, NC
·         Digital Sales Lead | Barnes & Noble | Pineville, NC
·         P&C Engineer/Designer | Mesa Associates, Inc. | Fort Mill, SC
·         Substation Physical Designer / Engineer | Mesa Associates, Inc. | Fort Mill, SC
·         Administrative Assistant | Pike Electric, Inc. | Fort Mill, SC
·         Tms System Administrator/project Manager | Ross Stores, Inc. | Fort Mill, SC
·         Customer Service Representative | TMX Finance LLC and Affiliates | Fort Mill, SC
·         Corporate Recruiter | TriNet | Fort Mill, SC
·         Specialist, Retirement Services | TriNet | Fort Mill, SC
·         BUSINESS SYSTEMS CONSULTANT 5 | Wells Fargo | Fort Mill, SC
·         Administrative Assistant to VP Original Programming Film and Distribution | INSP | Indian Land, SC
·         Project Leader - Automation Controls Engineer | Belcan Corp. | Rock Hill, SC
·         Director of Marketing | Lee Weber Group, Inc. | Rock Hill, SC