PERSPECTIVE – The art of human connection: Three keys to building profitable business connections the conscious way

By Richard Oceguera @RichardOceguera Richard Oceguera It’s August 2014 in Little Falls, N.J., and I’m giving a talk to a group of 23 seasoned small business owners at their weekly leads group. “Who here absolutely loves networking?” The room is silent and only two hands go up. “Who here has been trained in the art of networking? Or, as I like to call it, the art of human connection?” Not a hand goes up this time. Finally I ask, “If there was a way to build your business that didn’t included networking, would you prefer that?” Every hand immediately flies up.
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NGLCCNY expands with new office location and growing membership

At work in the new space, from left, Thomas Chernick, membership account executive; and Derrick Brown, executive director. By Thomas Chernick On July 1, the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce New York unveiled its office at 6 E. 39th St. in Manhattan’s Midtown East. To accommodate growing demands for the chamber,
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The Inman Co. coordinates interior design, mixing in a pop of good will

Shane Inman, president and senior principal designer of The Inman Co., subscribes to the motto that life is about being a part of something larger than one’s self. “What I do needs to make a difference,” he said. “Being a corporate member of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the perfect platform
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