Networking Events Calendar

The Key4Women® networking events calendar lists many opportunities for you to meet and interact with other successful women business owners and gain information on topics that interest you. We offer programs in various regions and locations. Choose from a variety of speakers and topics to meet your business needs.

For national and regional women's events, view the calendar of events courtesy of The Women's Book.

Date
Location
           Event Description
Registration and Contact Information
January
1/15/13 

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm

Key Financial Center, 21 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Clarify Your Dreams and Empower Your Life

Presenter: Karen Carey, Ruby Red Road - the easy way home

It’s soon to be a new year and with it comes new opportunities. You can make your dreams come true by understanding what your dreams are and by taking the right action toward them…and it can be challenging to know what those are!

“Vision without action is a daydream, action without vision is a nightmare.” Japanese Proverb

Registration closed
1/24/13

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm 

Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Collier Foundation Room
2390 Tamiami Trail N, Suite 210
Naples, FL
Join us for breakfast lessons: Unleash Your Cash Flow Mojo (magical powers)
The First Step to Controlling Your Financial Future

Presenter: Sandra Simmons, Founder & President, Money Management Solutions, Inc.

Renee Porter Medley, Senior Financial Planner, Key Private Bank

Women manage the finances of over 85% of the businesses and households, yet only one in twenty are truly satisfied with their financial condition. How is it that some manage to become financially successful, and yet many do not? How do they accomplish what seems to be magical financial success? The answer is in how they think about and use money.

Registration closed
February
2/05/13 

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm
Key4Women Resource Center, Wolf Road at 1 Metro Drive, Albany, NY
Empower your Business through Social Media

Presenter: Melissa Ward, Managing Partner, New Ward Development, LLC 

Business owners wear so many hats, there is no time to waste. Learn how to target your audience and reach them with a laser focused message. Maximize your time by using the social media tools efficiently and with your business goals in mind.
Registration closed
2/05/13 

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm

KeyBank
Schenectady Branch,
315 State Street                     Schenectady, NY
Back to Basics: Tax and Bookeeping Overview for Your Business

Presenter: Heather Peterson, Watson, Peterson & Company CPAs PLLC, CPA and Partner

This session will focus on tax concepts related to business returns and proper record keeping followed by a period of questions and answers
Registration closed
2/19/13

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm 
Key Financial Center, 21 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Breathe Life into Your Time and Simplicity into Your Life  

Presenter: Karen Carey, Ruby Red Road - the easy way home

We live in a frenetic world filled with constant noise and expectations. It’s more important now than ever to learn to breathe, to connect and to revitalize ourselves ~ and to maintain a healthy life balance for wellbeing. 
RSVP by Monday, February 4 to Marlo Merrithew at 587-2405 or email marlo_marrithew@keybank.com
March
3/05/13 

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm

Key4Women Resource Center, Wolf Road at 1 Metro Drive, Albany, NY
Profit and Protection --- The Two Sides of Your Retirement Plan

Presenter: Matthew Chandler, Financial Advisor, Key Investment Services 

Join us for a retirement planning discussion that will include ways to consolidate, protect and grow retirement assets for your future. No matter how much you’ve saved, it’s important to understand the risks that can affect both sides of your retirement plan.
RSVP by Monday, March 4 to Debra Hall at 257-8749 or email debra_a_hall@keybank.com
3/12/13

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm 
KeyBank, Schenectady Branch 
315 State Street                     Schenectady, NY

Alternative Means of Funding For Small Business

Presenter: Amy Amoroso - Veterans Business Advisor, Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), Small Business Development Center

An outline of the various types of funding available to small businesses will be reviewed. Explanation and details and how to accurately receive funding. What processes need to be followed along with a review of a business plan and cash flow projections.
RSVP by Monday, March 11 to Judi Lyman at 257-8602 or email judith_m_lyman@keybank.com
3/19/13 

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm
Key Financial Center, 21 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866
STRETCH FOR SUCCESS - Perform at Your Best

Presenter: Karen Carey, Ruby Red Road - the easy way home 

Understanding what gets in the way of our ultimate success can be illusive and it’s not as mysterious as it might seem. Learn simple principles to access inner and outer success.
RSVP by Monday, March 18 to Marlo Merrithew at 587-2405 or email marlo_marrithew@keybank.com
3/21/13 

Registration
3:00pm 

Networking
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn
235 Hoosick Street
Troy, NY

Join us for Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise

Moderated by:  Elaine Houston, Anchor, WNYT Channel 13

“How Women Lead,” an arm chair discussion with Maria Coyne, Executive Vice President  for Consumer and Business Banking segment at KeyBank, as well a member of KeyCorp’s Executive Council.  She is the founder and leader of the bank’s Key4Women program for women business owners. 

Registration 3pm March 21, 2012 
 
April
4/2/13 

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm

Key4Women Resource Center, Wolf Road at 1 Metro Drive, Albany, NY
The Art of the Interview 

Presenter: Jack McGaughnea, President - Northeast HR for Hire 

The practical issues that employers face have become much more complex. Jack McGaughnea will review some actual cases he has encountered in his career as a Human Resource professional. He will analyze the causes of some HR nightmares, including policy, hiring practices, and simply employing the wrong person for the job. The solution is in the preparation for and conducting a good interview.
RSVP by Monday, April 1 to Debra Hall at 257-8749 or email debra_a_hall@keybank.com
4/9/13 

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm

KeyBank, Schenectady Branch 
315 State Street                     Schenectady, NY
Empower your Business through Social Media 

Presenter: Melissa Ward, Managing Partner, New Ward Development, LLC

Business owners wear so many hats, there is no time to waste. Learn how to target your audience and reach them with a laser focused message. Maximize your time by using the social media tools efficiently and with your business goals in mind. You'll learn:  
  • How to leverage social media to Empower your Business.
  • How to create engaging posts that get you noticed
  • You can create a social media policy that works for you
  • Tools you can use to save you time
RSVP by Monday, April 8 to Judi Lyman at 257-8602 or email judith_m_lyman@keybank.com
4/16/13 

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm
Key Financial Center, 21 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Speak Like a Pro 

Presenter: Karen Carey, Ruby Red Road - the easy way home & Kevin Carey, The Edge of Curiosity work-coaching: 

Every day we are presenting ourselves to the world around us…whether we are networking or talking to a loved one, communicating clearly and effectively is imperative in life. Learn the basics of great speaking, the principles of effective communication, the structure for the perfect speech, and the techniques for a memorable presentation performance. 
RSVP by Monday, April 15 to Marlo Merrithew at 587-2405 or email marlo_marrithew@keybank.com
4/19/13 

7:45am
Lakewood Rod & Gun Club
433 East Terrace Ave
Lakewood NY 14750
Key4Women Membership Drive 

Key Bank will be one of the sponsors of the annual State Legislative Breakfast with The Chautauqua County Chamber. Meet your local Key4Women banker to learn more about Key4Women. Learn how this program helps women entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, and consumers to achieve their goals by providing access to capital, customized solutions, ongoing education and networking opportunities. Includes breakfast. 

Cost $15. Register Online
Contact: Pattie Halas-KeyBank, 366-2922 or Chautauqua County Chamber, 366-6200
4/22/13 

8:15am
The Irishman
5601 Main St.
Williamsville NY 14221
Women of Williamsville 

KeyBank / Key4Women sponsored educational event on business insurance. Guest speaker Sue Pacer, Commercial Accounts with Moses Insurance Group.

Contact: Doreen M. Porpora, 716-276-2428
May
5/7/13

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm 
Key4Women Resource Center, Wolf Road at 1 Metro Drive, Albany, NY

Protecting You and Your Business from Fraud

Presenter: Bill Williams, Investigator - New York State Police Financial Crimes Unit

Learn common ways that you and your business can be the victim of fraud, what you can do to help prevent becoming a victim, and what to do if you do become a victim. 

Learn:
  • What to do to prevent fraud
  • Common internal business frauds
  • Common external business frauds
  • What to do if you do become a victim
RSVP by Monday, May 6 to Debra Hall at 257-8749 or email debra_a_hall@keybank.com
5/14/13 

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm

KeyBank, Schenectady Branch
315 State Street                     Schenectady, NY
Business Succession Planning:  What It Really Means for You Right Now

Presenter: Laurie A. Bonser, CFP, CPA, MST Senior Financial Planner, Vice President, Key Private Bank 

The practical issues that employers face have become much more complex. Jack McGaughnea will review some actual cases he has encountered in his career as a Human Resource professional. He will analyze the causes of some HR nightmares, including policy, hiring practices, and simply employing the wrong person for the job. The solution is in the preparation for and conducting a good interview.
RSVP by Monday, May 13 to Judi Lyman at 257-8602 or email judith_m_lyman@keybank.com
5/21/13 

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm

Key Financial Center
21 Congress Street                     Saratoga Springs, NY
How Finding More Joy in Your Life Can Help You Reach Greater Professional Heights

Presenter: Benita Zahn, Co-anchor, News Channel 13

Joy gives you the power, motivation and confidence to achieve things that otherwise seem too difficult to attempt. Joy gives you energy and makes you feel great. You can achieve all kinds of things that otherwise may seem too difficult to attempt. With joy, you’re not afraid to talk to the person sitting next to you. When you have joy, you can do anything better, stronger, faster. Your memory is better. Your drive on the golf course is better. Your sales pitch is better. Everything is better.
RSVP by Monday, May 20 to Marlo Merrithew at 518-587-2405 or email marlo_merrithew@keybank.com
June
6/18/13 

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm

Key Financial Center
21 Congress Street                     Saratoga Springs, NY
Heat Up Your Business — Dare to be Different!

Presenter: Lisbeth Calandrino, Business Strategist, Customer Service Fanatic and Serial Entrepreneur

What are you doing to make sure you succeed? Come away with new and time tested ideas to separate you from your competitors.

Learn

  • It's time to burn up those dying habits
  • How to get fired up with new ideas
  • How to put some fuel in your strategies
RSVP by Monday, May 20 to Marlo Merrithew at 518-587-2405 or email marlo_merrithew@keybank.com
6/18/13 

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm

KeyBank Schenectady Branch
315 State Street                     Schenectady, NY
Overcoming Road Blocks in your Business

Presenter: Trish Rost, President and founder of Madison Handbags

You'll learn about:
  • Personal Roadblocks; overcoming the “naysayers”.
  • Life challenges that can impact your business.
  • Understanding the “Business” side of your business; not only becoming an expert in your product or service but becoming an expert in managing a company.
  • Navigating the competitive landscape that comes with success.
  • Overcoming a downturn; how to plan for and react to a slow down in business.
RSVP by Tuesday, June 17 to Judi Lyman at 518-257-8602 or email judith_m_lyman@keybank.com
July
No events currently scheduled
August
8/6/13 

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm

Key4Women Resource Center
155 Wolf Road Albany, NY
Prepare, Create and Deliver a Dynamic Presentation!

Presenter: Judi Clements, President Judi Clements Training and Development

Learn some great tips for how to prepare and deliver an effective presentation and create a memorable impression on your audience to sell your product, service, or idea.

Learn

You can overcome your speaking anxiety!

  • How to adjust your message to your audience
  • How to organize your ideas for greater impact
  • How to conclude with a strong call to action
RSVP by Monday, August 5 to Debra Hall at 518-257-8749 or email debra_a_hall@keybank.com
8/13/13 

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm

KeyBank, Schenectady Branch
315 State Street                     Schenectady, NY
Finding the Right College At the Right Price 

Presenter: Dean P. Skarlis, Ed.D. President & Owner, The College Advisor of New York

The cost of college has risen dramatically over the past 20 years to the point where some colleges now cost more than $60,000/year.

Participants will learn specifics about how to approach the process of helping their teenager find, select, get admitted to, and pay for college without going broke. In addition, attendees will learn:
What college admissions officers are looking for.
If you should you save or borrow for college and how to pay less.
How to maximize your child’s chances for admission
RSVP by Monday, August 12 to Judi Lyman at 518-257-8602 or email judith_m_lyman@keybank.com
September
9/10/13 

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm

Key4Women Resource Center, Wolf Road at 1 Metro Drive, Albany, NY
Finding the Right College At the Right Price

Presenter: Dean P. Skarlis, Ed.D.President & Owner, The College Advisor of New York

The cost of college has risen dramatically over the past 20 years to the point where some colleges now cost more than $60,000/year.

Participants will learn specifics about how to approach the process of helping their teenager find, select, get admitted to, and pay for college without going broke. In addition, attendees will learn:
  • What college admissions officers are looking for.
  • If you should you save or borrow for college and how to pay less.
  • How to maximize your child’s chances for admission
RSVP by Monday, September 9 to Debra Hall at 518-257-8749 or email debra_a_hall@keybank.com
October
10/1/13 

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm

Key4Women Resource Center, Wolf Road at 1 Metro Drive, Albany, NY
Alternative Means of Funding For Small Business

Presenter: Kate Baker, Business Adivsor, Small Business Development Center, SUNY Albany

An outline of the various types of funding available to small businesses will be reviewed. Explanation and details and how to accurately receive funding. What processes need to be followed along with a review of a business plan and cash flow projections. You’ll gain valuable knowledge regarding the following programs:
  • SEED
  • Capital District Community Loan Fund
  • NYBDC
  • ALTECH
  • LDC/EDC
  • Crowd Funding
  • Investors
  • Friends and Family
RSVP by Monday, September 30 to Debra Hall at 518-257-8749 or email debra_a_hall@keybank.com
10/8/13 

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm

Key Schenectady Branch, 315 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Increase Benefits To Your Employees Without Increasing The Cost To You

Presenter: Keven Mathes, Key At Work, Relationship Manager, KeyBank

Key@Work® is a workplace banking program that provides an exclusive package of free and discounted banking services your company can offer to employees as part of your overall benefits package.

Learn:

  • How to reduce the cost of Health Insurance for you and your employees
  • Several ways employees can reduce their spending on health care costs
  • How employees can save today for future health care expenses*
RSVP by Tuesday, October, 7, to Judi Lyman at 518-257-8602 or email judith_m_lyman@keybank.com
November
11/5/13 

Networking
11:30am - 12:00pm 

Presentation
12pm - 1pm

Key4Women Resource Center, 155 Wolf Road, Albany, NY
Simple Tips for Successful Lease Negotiations

Presenter: Charles M. Carrow, RPA, SMA, founder and President of CEO of Carrow Real Estate Service

Learn some simple tips that will teach you how to prepare, understand opportunities, and create leverage for your commercial real estate lease negotiations.

Learn:

Simple tips for successful lease negotiations, including:

  • Common pitfalls that can sabotage negotiations
  • Why the Landlord cannot afford to lose you
  • How to tip a bad economy and real estate market in your favor
RSVP by Monday, August 5, to Debra Hall at 518-257-8749 or email debra_a_hall@keybank.com
December
No events currently scheduled
Date
Location
           Event Description
Registration and Contact Information
April
4/19/12
5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Gillespie Conference Center
Hilton Garden Inn, South Bend
You deserve a Girls Night Out!  Join us for an exclusive evening.  Sip a cocktail while laughing, shopping and having fun with you BFF's.  Enjoy a fashion show, music, massages, Evado Skin care treatments, games, silent auction, appetizers and visit specialty vendors.  Make a difference in people's lives while pampering yourself!  Just remember to leave your hubby at home - it's Girls Night Out!
Registration closed
May
5/8/12
8:00am – 10:00 am
Cleveland Marriott East
Warrensville Heights, OH 44122
Key4Women Forum“Mixing, mingling, and mindset shifting”  “The New Realities: Three Communications Shifts Today’s Business Leaders Can’t Afford to Ignore”
Registration closed 
5/9/12
11:30am-1:30pm
Hilton Garden Inn
6165 Levis Common Blvd.
Perrysburg, OH
The Key4Women® Forum is designed to educate and empower women. We are excited to bring you Dr. Debra Jasper and Betsy Hubbard from Mindset Digital, internationally recognized speakers on social media, online channel engagement and crisis communications. They will highlight essential communication shifts that business leaders must understand and embrace to remain competitive.
Registration closed
5/17/12
11:30am-1:30pm
The Power of One
Trine University Angola, IN
Annual Women's Business Forum. Building on the success of the three previous forums, the goal of this year's one-day conference is to connect women with strategies for long-term career success.
Registration closed
5/23/12
11:30am-1:30pm
Hilton Garden Inn
53995 Indiana State Rt. 
South Bend, IN
The Key4Women® Forum is designed to educate and empower women. We are excited to bring you Dr. Debra Jasper and Betsy Hubbard from Mindset Digital, internationally recognized speakers on social media, online channel engagement and crisis communications. They will highlight essential communication shifts that business leaders must understand and embrace to remain competitive.
Registration closed
June
6/14/12
7:30am-9:30am
Oakhill Mansion
5801  East 116th St.
Carmel, IN
The Key4Women® Forum is designed to educate and empower women. We are excited to bring you Dr. Debra Jasper and Betsy Hubbard from Mindset Digital, internationally recognized speakers on social media, online channel engagement and crisis communications. They will highlight essential communication shifts that business leaders must understand and embrace to remain competitive.
Registration closed
July
7/18/12
8:30am-9:30am
SPARK East
215 Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI
Key4Women® Roundtable - Should You Certify Your Women-Owned Business? Discuss the pros and cons of getting your business certified as woman-owned.
Registration closed
August
No events currently scheduled
September
No events currently scheduled
October
10/5/12
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti
1275 S. Huron Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Network with other women in business as we hear Rhonda Walker’s inspirational story, and learn how she made her way into center stage in the local news business. Her commitment, success and community involvement will motivate you and inspire.
Registration closed 
10/24/12
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Bar North
1316 Mudbrook Rd
Huron, OH

KeyBank offers a great networking opportunity through our Key4Women program. It is a great way to meet other women business leaders, learn from each other and connect in ways that will help you grow your business. That’s a “win-win” for all.

Registration closed
Date
Location
           Event Description
Registration and Contact Information
June
06/12/13
3:30pm-6:00pm
Everett Holiday Inn
3105 Pine St
Everett Wa 98201
A Key To Unlocking Your Future  Speakers include: Motivational Speaker Sue Simpson, Laurie Overson with Principal Financial, Mandi Wagner - KeyBank Business Banking
RSVP: Theaa Goodwin, Branch Manager & Key4Women Champion, 425-334-4007, theaa_k_goodwin@keybank.com
July
No events currently scheduled
August
No events currently scheduled
September
No events currently scheduled
October
No events currently scheduled
November
No events currently scheduled