Penn.... Thank you! You run a 1st class operation. I confess to being distracted with my wife's surgery but in the 24 hour period we are encouraged for a positive prognosis.
Breakfast appearances are always a challenge but you do it right!...
I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.
Details of the Recommendation: "Penn and I have had the opportunity to work together on a few projects and I have always found him to be above board and working for the betterment of the people he works with.
Penn was one of the first people I met when I looked into the Raleigh/Durham area for a new office for Randolph Sterling, and he has been a great help in getting us connected with the right people in the area. It is not easy to open a new market so having Penn as an ally allows us to avoid many of the potholes."
"Rich Burghgraef, President
Randolph Sterling Inc.
Last year I won a free round of golf from McConnell Golf but have yet to be able to use the gift certificate (which expires 12/1/10.) Will Webb and I planned on playing since the gift certificate was for two people so we set up a time for next Wednesday. I had also talked to Dave Beecher, who I played with in the golf outing, who is going to join us but since the gift certificate was for two people, he was going to just pay his way.
I contacted Lauri Stevens to set everything up and not only did she get the time set up and arrange for clubs for me, but she also is including Dave on the gift certificate. I thought that was a very nice thing to do.
This is networking at its best!
"Rich Burghgraef, CEO
Randolph Sterling Inc.
"Business Clubs America is an innovative, unique, and extremely beneficial concept. Since I am in the catering business, it is essential that I continually strive to expand my clientele and seek new opportunities for functions. Business Clubs America has provided excellent exposure for our business, and has enabled me to create strong, long-lasting relationships, both personally as well as professionally.
I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such a great organization, and recommend a membership in Business Clubs to anyone looking to expand their business and make new contacts in the local community.
Rocky Top Hospitality
Michael Dean's, Bogarts, Twisted Fork, Mash House,
Hi5, Red Room, and 1705 Prime Chop House and Events
2006 NACE Best Caterer of the Year
2006 City Search Best Caterer of the Year
2007 City Search Best Event Planner
Katherine White, Catering Director
Rocky Top Hospitality
Because Capitol Broadcasting is a sponsor of the Business Club of the Triangle, I contacted Penn Shore to find out if the club had a recommendation as a motivational speaker for our annual sales planning session. And Penn recommended you, as the Master of Ceremonies for all of the Triangle’s Business Club America Events.
I'd like to commend you on the stellar job that you did presenting to our sales team on Tuesday, January 30th. Two (2) of our department heads were there as well, and everyone has been very complimentary.
The "Art of Telling...Communicating your Way to the Top" was most beneficial to our team. I especially liked the two (2) questions you asked us each to ponder often:
1. Who do you have in your corner?
2. Whose corner are you in?
You shared so many interesting points, as well as some pretty staggering statistics on "your image"!
Again, thanks for your time. Both your preparation and presentation were outstanding.
We look forward to receiving "Marketing to Women".
P.S. Penn, thanks so much for recommending Gary for the task.
Evelyn Booker, GSM
"I was so moved by Tommy Burleson’s presentation that I wrote about it in my latest blog. I gave a little plug to BCA too. See it at www.paladinandassociates.com.
He was terrific. Thanks again for inviting me.
Bill Warner, Paladin and Associates
"Jason and I had a very productive meeting yesterday with Don Draughon (KeySource Commercial Bank). We uncovered areas where we can be a real support to them, and they may turn out to be the best bank for us. Also, I see where we can support their long-term marketing, with our Laser Direct service, so I anticipate a positive and mutual relationship.
I see now that personal relationship building and door opening is where BCA is really helping us."
Richard Smith, President
Laser Image Corporate Printing
I hope your Reserves work are going well and I thank you for your on-going commitment and dedication to serving our country. A notable commitment on top of everything else you have going on in your life and it’s recognized and appreciated by those who get to simply enjoy the peace and freedom it offers. Thank you.
Also, wanted to let you know how special it was for me to be able to take my boys to see Clebe McClary. He’s quite a gentleman and an inspiration. He came right up and introduced himself to Alex and Adam when we arrived and they were hooked. They enjoyed the entire event and soaked up every word and point that Clebe shared. Exposing them to someone of his credibility and story provided a very important data point in their growth at their impressionable ages. Having them hear someone like Clebe back up and support the same things we teach helps to reinforce our messages as parents and gives them hope and inspiration. While they won’t remember exact words, I believe it’s these kinds of encounters that they will remember forever and helps to shape them into fine young men. Thank you for the offer to be your guest and being so open to allowing me to bring the boys. We all very much appreciate the show of kindness. While we missed you I wanted to also let you know how nice it was to meet Tom and the good care he took of us. He was very kind in assisting the boys to get photo’s with Clebe and in getting their book signed by him. Clebe’s daughter was present (she actually lives close to us) and she gave the boys one of Clebe’s books, which was very nice of her. Tom ensured we had everything we needed and were taken care of and I got a chance to chat with him a bit after the event as well. Good guy.
(Business Clubs America guest attending the September 19, 2008 breakfast featuring guest speaker Clebe McClary)
Business Clubs America Guest
I had a great time visiting with y’all up in Raleigh. You run a great operation and that is what BCA should be about. They get their monies worth. I had an especially enjoyable time at dinner on Thursday night. Would you please forward me a 3-4 sentence email recommending me as a speaker? I want to use it on my web site. And, of course, you know I love embellishment.
Please let me know if I can ever be of any help. I do a great presentation at the beginning of football season that gives everyone a preview of the season if you would ever want me to come back.
Terry Bowden, Keynote Speaker- February 2008 Breakfast
"River Ridge Golf Club and Rocky Top Hospitality
River Ridge Golf Club has been a BCA member for 2 ½ years and Rocky top for ? years. Elissa Schubert who is the Sales and Events Coordinator at River Ridge and Kathy White who is the Catering Manager of Rocky Top met at a BCA round table almost 2 years ago. At that time River Ridge was looking to grow their wedding and event revenue and added Rocky Top to their list of recommended vendors. This year Rocky Top is catering 3 of River Ridge’s wedding s with hopes of even more in 2010.
Also, Rocky Top has catered both of the BCA’s tournaments and will also cater this year’s June 1st golf tournament. Kathy and Elissa are also in discussion about catering River Ridge’s 2009 Member Guest tournament this summer.
This partnership is what the BCA is all about …businesses helping businesses grow. There is no doubt that River Ridge and Rocky Top have formed a lasting relationship."
Elissa Schubert, Sales and Events Coordinator
River Ridge Golf Club
"Thanks to the BCA, Stephen Gould has been given a great opportunity to work with Johnson Automotive on their Badger promotional program. By working with Charley Bratton we have just started helping help him showcase the Badger throughout the community. The BCA provided us the avenue to make this all possible."
Michael Orlowski, Account Executive
Stephen Gould Corporation
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