January 11, 2013 at 7:06 AM
LIVINGSTON, NJ - A speed networking event was held at CareOne at Livingston Assisted Living Thursday night for local business owners.
After a brief meet and greet while attendees enjoyed a light dinner, the more than 30 business owners sat in two rows to spend two minutes talking to each fellow participant, while briefly getting to know their business background. At the end of each conversation, participants exchanged business cards.
“The purpose of this event is to give business owners an opportunity to meet other business owners, pick their brain and promote themselves,” said Mary Beth Kane, director of community relations for CareOne. She explained that the event was open to members of local chamber of commerce groups.
“Overall, I hope that everyone makes connections that will be meaningful for them and their businesses,” Kane said.
Executive Director of CareOne, Michael Daichmin, said that he also hopes that attendees take knowledge about the assisted living facility out of the night.
“I hope that people get to know what we are, what we do and what assisted living is,” Diachmin said.
Speed networking participant and financial consultant Ron Citron expressed his appreciation for the event.
“I think it’s a great opportunity to meet new people while making contacts and connections,” Citron said. “I hope that people recognize the importance in what I do and call me for additional business.”
Daichmin told The Alternative Press that CareOne at Livingston holds public events on a monthly basis and the next event is a Superbowl Tailgate Party on Wednesday, Jan. 30.