SOHO Syracuse 2010

While the Small Business Presentations were too much product pitching, the SUNY Oswego Metro Center presentation on "Five Characterisics of Effective Teams" (by Dr. Kimberly Armani) was informative and validating.  I was able to esablish networking contacts with, and provide "Call" information to the following:

CNY Latino...from the latino community for everyone in Central New York, a monthly publication; the rep will get info to the 27 or so contributors who routinely write for the paper.

International Center of Syracuse (Vikki Smith), a non-profit organization that provides services that facilitate cross-cultural and international exchange in Central New York, and serves as a regional hub for cross-cultural and international exchange through networking and partnership with institutions/organizations in the U.S. and abroad, and

Jake Horvat, Business Marketing Group Account Representative for Wegmans, which is a six-state supermarket/lifestyle operation.  Jake provided the name of the corporate officer responsible for sponsorships, grants, scholarships, charitable donations etc. since he thought the company would be interested in supporting an aaduna initiative to address literacy at the high school level.  (More to come on that idea.) 

Ran into Justin Mann, Manager of Sales and Catering for the Riveredge Resort and Hotel in Alexandria Bay, NY.  He offered to start to get the word out about aaduna in his neck of the woods since he felt that there was a vibrant community of writers and artists in the Thousand Islands area.

Of course, I will follow-up with these contacts accordingly.        

Off to the Cayuga Museum and Auburn Public Theatre to leave "Call" info for the poetry events at these venues later this evening.

We have our third and final honorary board member.  Everyone who was invited to become a part of aaduna via the Board of Advisors accepted!