July 30, 2008
Press Release for Immediate Publication –
Rebecca Palumbo 708-614-9766
Vivette Payne 708-747-0844
BUSINESS TO BUSINESS EXPO FEATURES NETWORKING TECHNIQUES
Networking is the way business gets done today and business people who work on those skills
have an advantage above and beyond those who don’t.
“Networking isn’t just handing out business cards at a Business After Hours and expecting people
to use your services,” said Rebecca Palumbo of Rollins Palumbo Creative, co-founder of the
Business to Business Expo. “Networking means thinking about how to connect people, how to
help others grow and succeed and how to become a resource for your existing clients and
potential clients. Then, networking will start really working for you.”
In the spirit of that attitude, the Expo is hosting “Networking Techniques – It’s How To Grow
Your Business” on Tuesday, September 16th at 9:30 am to 10:30 am. The third annual expo,
which is a cooperative effort of over 16 south and southwest suburban local chambers, will be
held at the Tinley Park Convention Center, I-80 and Harlem Avenue.
Harvey A. Blender, Blender & Associates, and Don Jones, DRZ-Enterprises-Sandler Training,
will speak at this breakout session.
“Our vision is to build business, one contact at a time. Connecting people to people, places and
provocative ideas, we help open the doors and build profitable business relationships,” says
Blender. “Our success is measured ultimately by the success of our clients.” Blender, known as
“The Cookie Man,” has been recognized for his relationship-building skills in an Amazon best-
selling book, Power Selling. He graduated from Drake University and holds a Masters Degree
from Northwestern University.
Don Jones is a professional business speaker and executive coach with over thirty years
experience in sales, sales training and senior management. He is recognized for achieving
outstanding bottom- line results in a series of complex, business building and troubleshooting