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I am a young professional… Well young into my career anyway, I took the LONG road through my college career and currently I am working 2 jobs trying to find my ENTRY LEVEL position in either Public Relations for a Tech related company or Interactive/Marketing Coordinator.

There was a time in my life not so long ago, when I would have LOVED to have moved out of the D.   I am a born and bread Detroiter! I will LEAVE if the opportunity arises and I am networking IN and OUT of the state.

I have been networking a lot on Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In.  I have made connections through #BlogChat which might help me if I do get a chance to demonstrate my abilities to the Red Cross in Washington, DC.

But why would anyone want to stay in MI? Why wouldn’t you want to leave?  As one of my friends stated, if I was going to make my break away it would have to be RIGHT now.  I would never make it, moving away from my Red Wings at the start of the preseason.  To most people preseason, does not matter but to me… Well I have a hockey problem.

I have started networking… I do it every week.  #tweetea has been a staple and something I plan on.  I was invited to a Menu Tasting at Olga’s Kitchen today by another group of people,  who started Eat Ups.  Which I was totally impressed with.  Everyone should eat food with Joe Foodie! He knows his stuff!

I have never been to Olga’s and it is a MI staple which has been around as long as I have been alive.  I met one of the people, who were in charge of the event, he is a coach for Team in Training which helps benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Through Twitter I made the connection during my early days of campaigning for LLS.  Small World.

The food was fantastic.  The service was great and we were treated like Rock Stars!  I would definitely go back!

Why Detroit is home.

My family is small.  I am an ONLY child, my Dad, Godmother, and aunt are here.  I would like to be closer to my cousins and hopefully the social networks will allow this to happen.

My Mom who passed away 7/3/07, grandma (06) & uncle Dennis (01)

I have rediscovered some old friendships, made new ones, and well I am not sure if I can handle moving.  I am fine with doing things on my own but moving cross country or elsewhere.  I don’t know.

I don’t want to be part of the brain drain.  I would feel guilty with all the relationships I have worked hard to create, build and maintain.  I am not sure if they feel the same way.  But I like this networking thing!

I have broken out of my shell and actually am organizing something which I never thought I could do.  I am planning a #journchat LIVE meeting, Aug 17 from  7:30-10  p.m.  Plus, I am writing membership profiles for PRSA Technology section. I am doing things I never thought I would have the leadership for.  In the past, I would just let things go and never contribute.  Now I am working on leadership skills.

I don’t want to leave the D.  Can you help me stay here? I do not want to be part of the brain drain.

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May 30, 2009 Join LLS at the Leukemia Ball! Please contact Norb Promo: Norb.Promo@lls.org

May 30, 2009 Join LLS at the Leukemia Ball! Please contact Norb Promo: Norb.Promo@lls.org

I thought I would pay homage to my former employer The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Norb Promo.  I learned a lot when I was there and had great opportunities to gain some valuable experience.

This is where I found a niche with Twitter and managed to start my networking rolling.  My friend Michelle Martin from the Office of Alumni Relations referred me to the Motor City Virtual Library and through Twitter I found a connection with Robyn Henderson from GMBlogs.  She helped with a signature photo which is really classic.

Through this experience I also found the great things we might have lost about Detroit.  Detroit was beautiful in the 1950s and the city was a happening place.  I hope we find this again.  I hope you enjoy a trip down memory lane with these photos.

If you would like to be a part of the Leukemia Ball email Norb at Norb.Promo@lls.org or call him at (248) 581-3903.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis Photo Exhibit

Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis Photo Exhibit

Detroit 1950s Donated by Motor City Virtual Library at Wayne State University

Detroit 1950s pic donated by Motor City Virtual Library at Wayne State University

Boy of the Year

Boy of the Year

Top photo donated by Motor City Virtual Library at Wayne State University, Bottom donated by GM

Top photo donated by Motor City Virtual Library at Wayne State University, Bottom donated by GM

Donated by Motor City Virtual Library at Wayne State University

Donated by Motor City Virtual Library at Wayne State University

I hope you are excited about the good the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is doing and would like to learn more.  Please Contact Norb I am sure he would love to hear from you.

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Are you a endurance sport participant that is looking to fundraise for cancer? The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Team in Training can help you with all of your needs. Don’t miss the kick off 1/28!
If you know of anyone that would be great. For more information and to find out how you can join.
The kick off will be held at the Southfield,
Holiday Inn,
26555 Telegraph Road on Wednesday January 28 at 6 p.m.

If you need more information before then there are still a few informational meetings left.
Troy
Troy Athens High School 4333 John R Road
Monday, Jan 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Farmington Hills Comfort Inn
30715 W 12 Mile Road Monday,
Jan 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Thank you for your support in the fight against blood cancers. The LLS TIT has been unparalleled in training people from first timers to seasoned athletes to achieve their best marathons, half marathons, triathalons, 100 mile century bike rides and hike adventures.

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