I attended my first Conexx event in February 2016. I was invited to attend a business networking reception by Paul Marquardt, my friend, associate and Conexx member. I was delighted with the warm reception I received by those attending the event, and I enjoyed the excellent networking environment.
The networking opportunities that Conexx provides were the hook for me. I appreciate the intentional promotion of networking and the eagerness and openness with which the attendees meet and exchange ideas, resources and contacts. I have attended many networking events over the years, but most of them are uncomfortable and awkward with shallow conversations that don’t lead to business opportunities. The Conexx events – and the business people attending them – are different.
I am a lifelong marketer – working both on the client side and as a consultant. I opened my own marketing agency, Relish Marketing, seven years ago. My time is split between client work and business development. My business and its reputation has grown organically over the years. Our clients range from multinational corporations such as Kimberly-Clark, Cargill, Bristol Myers-Squibb and McKesson to local and regional business such as Lenbrook, Resurgens Bank, and Northwestern Benefit.
I am excited to be working with the Eagle Star Gala committee and will look for other ways to lend my talents to the organization.I enjoy working with the Conexx team and look forward to assisting with the organization’s marketing and event planning.