Biz Connect Events

10/28- Celebrate a great resource for manufacturers & hardware startups

Electronics & Craft Beer –  Perfect Together  

Join us October 28th at Aeronaut Brewing Co. in Somerville to celebrate the opening of the AMI-DGF Electronics Prototyping Center created to help entrepreneurs, engineers, & artisans alike get their dreams turned into a profitable reality faster and at a lower start up cost.

Enjoy Aeronaut craft beer, local snacks, music and excellent conversation with distinguished members of the Somerville & Greater Boston innovation community.

Tours of the Electronics Prototyping Center will be offered along with opportunities to speak with experts about your particular project.

When: Tues Oct. 28th 2014; 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Aeronaut Brewing Co. – 14 Tyler St Somerville, MA 02143
Register: HERE


5/22 -Women’s Leadership Panel: Personal Branding

Join the National Association of Women MBAs – Boston Chapter Thursday 5/22 for an interactive panel discussion:

Be You! How a Strong & Authentic Personal Brand Will Take you Far

How does a strong personal brand and authenticity contribute to success particularly in traditionally male dominated industries? NAWMBA- Boston has gathered a diverse panel of fantastic women leaders to answer this and provide advice on how you can and SHOULD develop this for yourself.

When: Thurs. May 22, 2014, 5:30pm-8:00pm

Where: Sherin & Lodgen
101 Federal Street, 31st Floor
Boston, MA

Price: $25 Member / $35 Non-Member  (email me to receive a code to attend at our member price!

Click to Register through the NAWMBA National Site


Rita Balian Allen, Founder & President of Rita B. Allen Associates


Paige Arnof-Fenn, founder and CEO of Mavens & Moguls

Danielle Duplin, Vice President, Executive Producer, Innovation, Fidelity Investments, TEDxBoston

Betty Francisco, Executive Vice President Corporate Relations & General Counsel, Millennium Sports Partners

Denise Kaigler, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Communications for Boston Scientific Corporation.

Look forward to seeing you there!


NAWMBA Networking Event/Workshop

Pathways to Success: Breaking through Barriers to Achieve Your Goals

goals imageHow are you doing on your 2014 goals? Are you looking to reach new heights? Join us for a dynamic workshop lead by Jodi Detjen, co-author of The Orange Line: A Women’s Guide to Integrating Career, Family, and Life to revisit your dreams, develop actionable goals, and break through assumptions that may be holding you back.

During the workshop we will:

  • Develop or refine your career dreams and individual goals
  • Explore assumptions that may limit your potential
  • Create strategies to reframe these assumptions to open up possibilities
  • Uncover paths to achievement
  • Produce an immediate action plan

…and of course there will be plenty of time for socializing with fantastic professional women like you!

Where: Sherin & Lodgen

101 Federal Street- 31st Floor
Boston, MA 02110

When:  Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6-8pm 
Cost: $20 Members / $30 Non-Members

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

CLICK HERE to register through the NAWMBA National Website

Questions?  Contact Patty Katsaros:   617-833-1808

Sponsored by:

Baker Newman Noyes ONLY - BLUE



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1/23 SBANE Evening Connections Event

I’m proud to serve on SBANE‘s member committee and help organize this event for them. Join us!

SBANE Evening Connections Series hosted by The Member Committee

Join us after hours to connect with your fellow SBANE members, as well as non-members, in a relaxed environment designed to foster relationships and build new ones.


All guests must pre-register. Cost includes appetizers and a cash bar.

SkyBokx 109 GastroSports is adjacent to the Hampton Inn Natick). Parking is available in the Hampton Inn lot.

We hold these events regularly in different locations throughout the New England area. Join us to make this event a success filled with profitable connections!


1/16 NAWMBA Holiday Mixer (new date!- rescheduled from Dec. due to weather)

For professional women looking to expand their Greater Boston network and learn more about an association that supports women in leadership, here’s info on an event I’m helping with. Hope to see you there!

Join us Thursday, Jan 16th from 6:00-8:00pm at Vlora in Boston’s famous Back Bay as we celebrate new members and welcome those interested in learning more about the NAWMBA (formerly MBAWI) Boston Professional Chapter – a group of dynamic women committed to helping more women become leaders at work and in life.

At this event you will:

  • –Meet and mingle with a variety of fantastic professional women.
  • –Learn more about NAWMBA and our programing plans for 2014 that includes networking, giving back, professional development, and leadership training (with fun along the way).
  • –Find out how you can get involved and have an impact on the organization for 2014 and beyond.
  • –Help a great cause! Bring new or used Books, DVDs, CDs, & Video Games to help the non-profit More Than Words in its mission to empower troubled or disadvantaged youth.

TO REGISTER: Click here or visit the Events section on the NAWMBA national website

Light hors d’oeuvres will be served along with a cash bar.

–NAWMBA Boston Chapter (formerly MBAWI)

Questions? – Contact Patty Katsaros – VP Programming, Boston Chapter. 617-833-1808

Click to learn more about More Than Words, a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.


10/15 BREW Boston Networking Seminar! Join Us to Make Purposeful Connections

P.H. Koules Consulting and Sophwell are pleased to invite you to BrewBoston for:

You Meet a New Potential Customer at an Event – Now What? 

When: Tues, Oct 15, 2013, 8:15am to 11:00 am
Where: Cummings Conference Center
800 West Cummings Park (Washington Street)
Suite 4750 Woburn, MA 01801

REGISTER HERE!  - only $10 

Networking events, tradeshows and programs like BrewBoston are a great way for entrepreneurs and salespeople to meet potential customers and create valuable connections that can help their business. But what do you do after the initial meeting to build those relationships? These two interactive sessions will provide tips and strategies to help make your connections more productive and profitable.

Session 1- The Art of Connecting To Grow Your Enterprise
Session Leader – Patty Katsaros- P.H. Koules Consulting

“Get out there and network, build relationships, make new connections!” Have you heard this before? Consultants often impart this advice as a key to start up success. But how do you actually do it? What should you say at a networking event? How can you create your own events that yield results? With the Art of Connecting, I provide a practical approach for creating a strong network of purposeful relationships that lead to real growth.

With this interactive seminar you will learn:
–Best practices for effective networking and building mutually beneficial relationships
–When and how to leverage strong connections to unlock growth opportunities
–The value of face to face interactions
–How to build a community of followers with engaging and productive event strategies
–The importance of integrating strategic networking and event marketing into your business development plans
…and will meet many of your fellow attendees in the process. Join us!

Session 2 – Creating Marketing Materials That Build Client Relationships
Session Leader – Jamie Bradley- Sophwell

The latest marketing trends say you must use social media to create an online community to engage your customers. You’re supposed to get more likes on Facebook, make connections on LinkedIn, write frequent blog posts and update your Pinterest page. While electronic connections can be useful tactics, they don’t have the same impact or permanence as something your customers can hold in their hand. And, if you are like most entrepreneurs and salespeople, you are too busy to spend so much time online hoping to get customers

In this session, you will learn about:
–Using branded products to motivate prospects into your marketing system
–How to select unique promotional materials based on your objectives & budget
–Steps to creating cross-platform promotions that enhance response rates
–Effective follow up tactics that build relationships after the event
–The opportunity for attendees to query the presenter on what promotions would work for their organizations.
–Each attendee will receive a branded promotion relevant to this event to bring back to their business.

8:15-8:45 am: Registration/networking over coffee & pastries
8:45-10:30 am: Presentations
10:30-11:00 am: Q&A/networking


9/24 MBAWI Boston Chapter Fall Social @ Tia’s

Sign up for the MBA Women International Sept. 24th Fall Networking Event!

Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with great women from around the area and learn about this year’s Annual Leadership Conference and Career Fair that is being held right here in Boston from October 3rd-5th .

If you are new to the area or looking to expand your network, join us for an introduction to MBAWI and its Boston Chapter members committed to propelling women into more leadership positions and enhancing diversity in the workplace through professional development, educational events, collaboration, and community service in the Greater Boston region.

Appetizers will be provided while we enjoy one of Boston’s beautiful waterfront locations, Tia’s!

LocationTia’s Boston (200 Atlantic Avenue Boston, MA 02109)

Member Price: $20.00
Non Member Price: $25.00
Guest Price:$25.00


Thank you to our Sponsor:

Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business!



8/15 OpenHub Community Connects Event: Friends of Mel Foundation


Join us for the first Community Connects Program taking place on August 15th, where Friends of Mel will be introducing their business idea, mission, and challenges they are facing. This will be your opportunity to provide ideas, feedback, and resources to help this great non-profit organization.



5:00- 5:30pm:   Introductions and updates on OpenHub
5:30-5:45pm:    Friends of Mel Introduction
5:45- 6:45pm:   Open Boston Session- Ideas for resources, connections, strategy
6:45-7:00pm:    Wrap-up
7:00pm-?          Optional After-Hour Social (location TBD)

This event is for OpenHub members and guests only.  Contact me if you are interested in joining as my guest. -Patty  

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7/30 Social Media Breakfast North Shore Seminar – Art of Connecting

I’m thrilled to present an interactive seminar about strategies for building your network at the Social Media Breakfast North Shore on July 30th in Amesbury, Ma.

We will discuss:
* Best practices for event networking
* Turning strategic social media connections into offline relationships
* Effective icebreakers
* How helping others and providing value to consumers is key to building profitable connections

For more details (started bright & early at 7:30am!) and to register check out the Eventbrite page:


Social Media Breakfast North Shore is led by Ari Herzog and brings together entrepreneurs, marketers, and web geeks for a morning of professional development and sharing of social media ideas and insights.

This July event is hosted by Workspace 36, a co-working site in downtown Amesbury,

Note: Light food and beverage will be provided. Due to space constraints, there is a limit of 20 people who can sit at this event. Walk-in registrations will be accepted but you must bring your own chair!


6/12- MBAWI Event: A Career Success Roadmap for Women

Seeking advice from seasoned professionals on how to navigate your way through the corporate world? MBA Women International Boston Chapter is hosting a panel event to focus on just this topic!


  • Phyllis Barajas, Executive Director, Conexion
  • Tracy Burns, CEO of Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA)
  • Lauren Ready, Director of Marketing, ICEDR
  • Martha Sloan Felch, Vice President, Sr. Relationship Manager, Blue Hills Bank

We invite you to join us on June 12, 2013 at 5:30pm – 8pm to network and enjoy our program. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

When: June 12, 2013

Time: 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Where: Sherin and Lodgen LLP

101 Federal Street, 30th Floor

Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non-members