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Networking: Local Groups

Westport

Mondays@7
United Methodist Church, 49 Weston Road, Westport, CT
Contact: Howard Altmann  
Networking group open to all job seekers.  Programs in developing networking skills, social networking, interview techniques, cover letter and resume writing/review, sharing information about companies and professional connections. 
Meets Mondays at 7:00 a.m.

Women Entrepreneurs Group at the Westport Library

Contact: Jennifer Keller
Networking group open to women entrepreneurs.  Programs cover various aspects of small businesses.
Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

Darien

Darien Professionals Networking Group
St. Luke's Church - 1864 Post Road, Darien, CT
Contact: tbell655@darienprofessionals.com
Career-related information for executives who are underemployed, in transition, who wish to stay networked or who wish to help those who need career guidance. 
Meets monthly.  Admission is free.

Stamford

Temple Beth El in Stamford Networking Group
350 Roxbury Road, Stamford, CT
Contact:  Donna Sweidan at 203.276.9604
Free networking group open to all interested jobseekers.  Ms. Sweidan from Career Folk in Stamford presents job seeker seminars at the meetings.
Meets on alternate Wednesday mornings.

Greenwich

Circle of Support at St. Catherine of  Siena
4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CT
Contact:  203.637.3689
A faith-based career networking and support group. 
Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 7 - 9 p.m.

New Canaan

St. Aloysius Church Employment Opportunities Group
St. Aloysius Church, Stapleton Hall, South Avenue and Cherry Street, New Canaan
Contact: Bill Erickson or 203.434.0707

Provides support, networking and skill-building for community members who are unemployed, underemployed or employed but want to give back and help others in these tough times. 
Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 7:30 - 9 p.m.

New Canaan CaTS (Career Transition Consulting Group)
Contacts:  Jill Ernst or call 203.972.0230, Jim Riehl or call 203.940.1305 
Provides support for those engaged in or contemplating job/career change, to provide motivational and “how to” information through well-qualified presenters, and to provide expanded network resources through community and church members. 
Meets on Thursday evenings.  There are no fees.

Danbury

Danbury Job Club: Networking Group for Professionals
Danbury Public Library, 170 Main Street, Danbury, CT
Email Shirley Nwachukwu
  or call 203.437.3291.  Registration is required.
Join other professionals to share job information, get “linked in” and learn about other Internet networking sites, share interview tips, and hear from guest speakers. 
Meets every other Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Shelton

The Schegg Group
1 Enterprise Drive, Suite 110, Shelton, CT
Contact: Colette Breuler at 203.225.0500 

There are separate groups based on industry/function meeting every other week.   
*This listing is to inform you of the Schegg networking groups, and is not an endorsement of the HR consulting firm.
Networking meetings start at 8:30 a. m.

Madison

Madison Shoreline Executive Networking Group
Memorial Town Hall, 8 Meeting House Lane, Madison, CT
Contact Gail Benson or call 203.421.5901. 
Send resume to Gail if you are interested in attending.
Meets third Thursday of the month, 7 - 9 p.m.

New York

Westchester Networking Organization (WNO)
Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Dr., Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Contact: WNO1635@gmail.com

Non-profit, volunteer-run organization focused on career fulfillment. Members may be in-transition, changing careers, exploring self-employment or employed. WNO members are committed to assisting each other.  
Meets the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.  

Lives in Transition
First Presbyterian Church, 882 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY
Contact: fine@ariesmart.com .
A volunteer program for people experiencing career transition. 
Meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, 7 - 9 p.m.

National

The following nationwide or international networking groups are included for your information.  All have local chapters, and have various requirements for membership:

Financial Executives Networking Group – FENG
For financial executives who have held titles such as Chief  Financial Officer, Controller or Treasurer of a significant organization.

Marketing Executives Networking Group – MENG
For top-level marketing executives.  MENG members are Marketing, Sales, or General Management executives whose primary focus is marketing.

Technology Executives Networking Group, LLC – TENG
For selected Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, vice presidents and directors of technology.

Women at Work Network
This company’s network is for current and returning professional women seeking work-life balance.

More

To find other networking groups that meet in your area,
visit the website, www.meetup.com.