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November 17 2015 NetWork 2 NewWork in Ada



“Visible Networking, No Hiding Out: Get Set for the Season”

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

St Robert of Newminster Church, 6477 Ada Dr SE, Ada, 49301


Every day of the year is a good day for networking. One time of the year is particularly good to do so but is often overlooked—the days from Halloween through Thanksgiving to Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s weekend. Unfortunately, many of us “hide out” like our scared turkey during the holidays, figuring there’s nothing one can do during the holidays to help sustain one’s career, seek new opportunities, or even help in our community.

If you’ve been a “masked bird” in prior years, don’t let that happen as 2015 comes to a close.

Come join us Tuesday evening, November 17th, at St Robert of Newminster Church, 6477 Ada Dr SE, Ada, 49301, for an interactive evening of coaching, holiday preparation, and helping some kids have a better Christmas so that the finish to your 2015 is on a high note, in the spirit of the gift-giving season. Doing so will also help you leap into the New Year, ready to see your career and work flourish as you connect and share contacts and ideas.



Work Search Roundtable: helping you find work and stay employable!



These sessions make them the longest, continuously meeting job clubs and support groups in West Michigan–-8000+ people have attended sessions–-at two locations on different days of the week.  The sessions are open to the public and provide ongoing networking, support, group problem solving, and coaching for individuals during periods of work search and career transition. 


Several TV and radio stations as well as The Grand Rapids Press reported on these weekly events during the past decade, including WOOD-TV 8.  Since the fall of 2001 these events have met weekly for two hours at local sites in metro Grand Rapids. 


A third weekly event on Tuesdays merged with the Thursday one (see below) in April 2014 to relocate it to downtown Grand Rapids, giving more and easier access to the event throughout the West Michigan region.  The Wednesday events in Ada have been meeting every other week since the fall of 2010.


Those who participate in Roundtables and the NetWork 2 NetWork events can also join the LinkedIn group, NetWork 2 NewWork (NW2NW).

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=> WEDNESDAY every other week, 9:30-11:30 am EaRN Affiliate St Robert of Newminster Parish, 6477 Ada Dr. SE, Ada, Michigan.  The meeting is in the Parish Adult Lounge. See their site or call them,, (616) 676-nine111 for more information, or contact their EaRN Ministry Coordinator, Bill Weitzel, LMSW, (616) 446-one873 (c), weitzelwj (at)

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=> THURSDAY every week, 9:00-11:00 am, at EaRN Affiliate Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Grand Rapids, 47 Jefferson SE (except major holidays on Thursdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks, and when New Year’s is a Thursday).  For more information, contact Westminster, (616) 456-one456, or email beckyw (a) Their website is

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Other resources include:

Blythefield Hills Baptist Church, 6727 Kuttshill Dr NE, Rockford, MI 49341 (east off Northland Drive) provides one-on-one coaching and counsel (by appointment)  for those in work search transition. More information is available at their website,, or contact their EaRN Ministry Coordinator, Jeff Geshel, (616) 866-3three556, jeff (at)

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The EaRN ministry continues to focus on “helping people find work and stay employable”, and look for churches, interested individuals, and non-profits interested in learning how to develop, launch and facilitate EaRN ministry which could include a Work Search Roundtable.  More information about EaRN can be found at, or contact Ken (6one6) 528-zero443, ksoper (at)

Next NetWork 2 NewWork event: September 22, 2015


Fresh eyes

“Fresh Eyes: Networking for Career Innovation on ArtPrize® Eve”

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Starting at 5:00pm, September 22nd, in the Fellowship Hall of Westminster Presbyterian Church (47 Jefferson SE, in downtown GR—easily reached and with free parking), we’ll gather and then venture into nearby ArtPrize venues beginning at 5:45 in networking groups. We’ll then return at 7:00 to share new insights from art about your career, evening stories (and photos!), and continue networking to 8:00 pm. (Many attending last year continued their evening’s enjoyment afterwards by heading out to other venues and eating establishments.)

Complete information at, including how to RSVP to reserve a spot for the evening.