Make a Difference Locally By Donating Used Books to VNSA!

A very dear friend of mine is very involved in this huge book fundraising effort for Phoenix.  They need your support to get the word out and to go to the event. Spread the word for this great cause!  They really need more book donations for this year.

 Your gently used books, paperbacks, videos, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, books on tape or CD, and other book-related items can make a difference locally by being donated to VNSA – Volunteer Nonprofit Service Association, Inc., a local, all-volunteer nonprofit corporation.  VNSA’s 100% volunteer membership works diligently all year collecting and organizing used books that have been donated by individuals, businesses, and groups in the Valley for its Annual Used Book Sale, and so far this year donations are below that of previous years.

 Tax deductible donations of books can be made at the VNSA book collection boxes (look for cream colored boxes with white or golden signs featuring the VNSA owl drawn by Bil Keane) located in shopping areas around the Valley.  Home or business pickups can be arranged by calling VNSA at 602-265-6805.   More information, including specific drop box locations, is available at the VNSA website: www.vnsabooksale.org. 

 The proceeds of the book sale remain in Maricopa County, benefitting Valley nonprofit agencies that serve families and children in need.  From the proceeds of the 2009 Book Sale, over $335,000 is being donated to Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County, and Toby House, Inc.  Since 1987, VNSA has contributed over $5.1 million to community agencies and has returned more than $6 million to the community since the first sale in 1957. 

The 54th Annual VNSA Used Book Sale is scheduled for February 13 and 14, 2010 at the Arizona State Fairgrounds

 

 

For information, contact:

Teri Harnisch, Publicity Chair

2010 VNSA Used Book Sale

ptbharnisch@cox.net

Cell:  602-316-3241

 

  

 

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Posted by: KK | September 30, 2009

Bolo Conference coming Oct 11-14 in Phoenix

 Bolo conference:   I have a special promo code for my contacts and can save you $300 if you’re interested in attending. You can also find more information here: http://www.bolo2009.com.    It is going to be an amazing event. For discount code  contact Kimberly Koehly Vice President 480.355.0024 Phone 480.731.4822 Fax Sitewire Marketspace Solutions, LLC 740 South Mill Avenue, Suite 210 Tempe, AZ 85281

The also have a $159  rate to just attend the main speaker session that you can ask about.

Posted by: KK | September 22, 2009

Kallet to speak at AMA Job transition seminar

September AMA Phoenix Job Transition Meeting
Event by: AMA Phoenix
September 23, 2009
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM Arizona Time
(Location: Embassy Suites Phoenix – Biltmore )

Main Location: Embassy Suites Phoenix – Biltmore
2630 E Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Facilitated by Karen Kallet.
This meeting will be held in the at the Embassy Suites Phoenix – Biltmore. Room to be determined. The meeting is held prior to the AMA luncheon. We start promptly so please be on time.

The AMA Job Transition group is a free meeting to members. You do not have to be a member of AMA to participate. There is a minimal cost of $10 for Non-Members. Space is limited so please sign up early. If you wish to attend the AMA luncheon, you must register and pay for that meeting.

This group is for qualified professionals in the field of marketing or individuals with experience and or degrees in the field: The AMA Job-Transition Group accepts participants who are in Advertising, Marketing, PR, Web, Direct Response, BI and other Communications related professionals. Those who are looking in Phoenix for a new position, laid off or left their current position or a professional in the field contemplating a future job transition or career direction and are looking for advice and support.

Come to the meeting prepared: Bring 25 copies of your resume and a list of any questions you may have for the group. Think about and be able to tell us: What is your dream job and what you are looking for in your next position? Since it is a round table, you will have approx.3 to 5 min. focused on your issues and questions. Much is learned by listening to others and then may apply to you.

What expectations should I have in attending the AMA Job transition meeting? The group is a networking opportunity session and a gut check and feedback as to how ready, prepared and focused you are for a job search. You will get feedback if your resume is a hit or a rewrite. You will get feedback if your goals and desires are realistic or need refining. You may pick up some leads or contacts from other participants. It is not a meeting where employers attend, or have jobs waiting for you. As in any job search, the search is up to you and the effort you put in will get the results.

I have really enjoyed my membership to AMA Phoenix, it has been well, well worth my time.  The connections, friends and business deals all have made my AMA membership very worth while.  If you are wondering what it comes with, the membership committee has put together a handy list of why your AMA Phoenix membership is so valued, besides your 400 new AMA friends.

A quick summary of benefits is below.

 • You get free subscription to Marketing News along with national and local e newsletters.

• You can participate in online shared interest groups along with attending additional monthly live sessions here in Phoenix

• Full access to the members section of the national AMA website- www.marketingpower.com

• National and local job bank access and a job transition group.

 • Turnkey education programs – SIGS, Forums,

• Numerous free webinars and white papers that cover virtually every topic of interest

• Discounted rates for luncheons, shared interest groups, special events and the Spectrum Awards. (Typically in the 25-35% range)

• National and local free and/or discounted seminars and additional publications

So check it out at www.amaphoenix.com

The BMA – Business Marketing Association is holding its Marketing Technology Summit 2009 on September 15th 1- 6pm At the Arizona Biltmore.

Karen Kallet will be a panelist on Marketing ROI- The Dream is Alive- Lead generation and brand building in an increasingly sophisticated marketing tracking world.

To register or get more information go to www.aztechcouncil.org and click on Phoenix Events.

I went to do charity work at the food bank today, packing food bags for the needy.  I learned they are servicing 70% more people this year than last. That they run out of canned milk and that a person can only get 2 days worth of groceries every other month. When I asked what happens to them the rest of the days, the answer is they don’t know. That they can only do what they can do. So go look in pantry and do what you can and donate to the food bank.

I am going to pack some boxes at the local food bank tis afternoon. Giving back is a key way to make a difference in others lives.

July Job Transition Meeting
Event by: AMA Phoenix
July 22, 2009
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM Arizona Time
(Location: Embassy Suites Phoenix – Biltmore )

Main Location: Embassy Suites Phoenix – Biltmore
2630 E Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

RSVP By: Jul 21, 2009 05:00 PM Arizona Time
Facilitated by Karen Kallet.
This meeting will be held in the at the Embassy Suites Phoenix – Biltmore. Room to be determined. The meeting is held prior to the AMA luncheon. We start promptly so please be on time.

The AMA Job Transition group is a free meeting to members. You do not have to be a member of AMA to participate. There is a minimal cost of $10 for Non-Members. Space is limited so please sign up early. If you wish to attend the AMA luncheon, you must register and pay for that meeting.

This group is for qualified professionals in the field of marketing or individuals with experience and or degrees in the field: The AMA Job-Transition Group accepts participants who are in Advertising, Marketing, PR, Web, Direct Response, BI and other Communications related professionals. Those who are looking in Phoenix for a new position, laid off or left their current position or a professional in the field contemplating a future job transition or career direction and are looking for advice and support.

Come to the meeting prepared: Bring 25 copies of your resume and a list of any questions you may have for the group. Think about and be able to tell us: What is your dream job and what you are looking for in your next position? Since it is a round table, you will have approx.3 to 5 min. focused on your issues and questions. Much is learned by listening to others and then may apply to you.

What expectations should I have in attending the AMA Job transition meeting? The group is a networking opportunity session and a gut check and feedback as to how ready, prepared and focused you are for a job search. You will get feedback if your resume is a hit or a rewrite. You will get feedback if your goals and desires are realistic or need refining. You may pick up some leads or contacts from other participants. It is not a meeting where employers attend, or have jobs waiting for you. As in any job search, the search is up to you and the effort you put in will get the results.

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