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LVM President + Renowned Author and Concordia University Professor Educate Millennials on Personal Branding and Thriving in Today’s Market

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La Voz Marketing President, Stacey Kaszton Jones, was invited to speak at
The Elite OC’s May Educational Schmoozer, alongside Dr. Chip Espinoza of Concordia University.  The two speakers educated over 100 attendees on personal branding and thriving as a millennial in today’s market.  Dr. Chip Espinoza is the co-author of “Millennials@Work: The 7 Skills Every Twenty-Something Needs to Overcome Roadblocks and Achieve Greatness At Work” and “Managing the Millennials: Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today’s Workforce.” He is also Academic Director of the Organizational Psychology program at Concordia University Irvine.

The Elite OC, with the support of Concordia University Irvine, hosts quarterly Educational Schmoozers that offer information about relevant topics. This quarter attendees listened to Stacey Jones talk about the power of personal branding and how one can establish and fortify their personal brand to achieve greatness.  Dr. Espinoza spoke about thriving as a millennial in the workplace, and how millennials can stand out among their peers and excel in the workplace alongside Baby Boomer and Generation X colleagues.

As part of its mission, The Elite OC raises awareness and donations for a local nonprofit organization at each event.  LVM’s client, the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation, was the highlighted charity for this event.  The Foundation funds valuable library resources and programs –– engaging the community in cultural and intellectual adventure through the sponsorship of diverse public programs and cutting-edge library enhancements.  Aside from funding the library’s Media Lab, the Foundation also funds plenty of educational community programs, such as the Witte Lectures and Library Live series, the monthly Medicine in Our Backyard, book discussion groups, financial workshops, and children’s events and programs.TEOC Image

The Foundation relies on its members’ support to fund the programs at the library that support education and culture in our community. If you’re interested in giving to this organization, click here.

The Elite OC has monthly schmoozers where attendees get the opportunity to network with like-minded young professionals while giving back to the local community. You can find information about upcoming events, how to become a member or about the organization’s partner charities on their website.

If you have any questions about personal branding or about millennials in the workforce, email us at info@lavozmarketing.com.

LVM Attends The Elite OC February Schmoozer

Last month we had a great time at The Elite OC February Schmoozer, benefiting Taller San Jose and Youth Employment Services. Last month the largest young professional group in Orange County gathered at Canaletto restaurant in Newport Beach, for a night of networking and giving back to local charities in the community. Youth Employment Services (YES) is a non-profit organization that connects youth and employers in Orange County, and helps young people learn and develop the necessary skills to find employment. Taller San Jose is another local non-profit organization developed to nurture and provide support to students as they continue to adulthood, helping them acquire the tools to lead a successful journey. By providing extensive services in the form of job training, essential life skills and one-on-one mentoring, Taller San Jose works to aid troubled teens and young adults by helping them overcome whatever obstacles they are facing.

The event brought over 150 young professionals together to give back to local charity efforts and connect with others in the area. 240 pieces of gently used professional clothing and accessories were collected from the attendees in donation to YES and Taller San Jose.

We had a wonderful time at the event and were inspired by the number of new faces and attendees. We look forward to the next Elite OC Schmoozer, which will be held on March 20th. To learn more about this event and the Elite OC visit their website at www.theeliteoc.com.

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LVM Supports Charitable Educational Seminar

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The Elite OC recently hosted a powerful educational seminar focused on ‘Achieving Success’ and ‘Making a Difference’, two pillars on which the young professionals society was founded.  Over 70 professionals gathered to listen to an interactive panelist session featuring two successful figures in the community – Ivo Tjan, President and CEO of CommerceWest Bank, and Matt Steward, Co-Founder of National Service Group.  

Always striving to bring awareness and support to regional non profits, The Elite OC partnered with Mercy House for this event. Attendees were asked to donate personal care supplies as their admission, which went to support the variety of homeless populations that Mercy House serves in the local community.

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After time spent networking and enjoying the continental breakfast, attendees enjoyed a riveting discussion between Mr. Tjan and Mr. Steward, who spoke on tips to achieving success, why some people succeed and most people fail, carving a career path, and how to make an impact both personally and professionally.

La Voz Marketing was happy to support this inspirational event and would like to give a special thanks to The Elite OC and its guest speakers for encouraging young professionals to give back while building a path to success.

For more information on how to become involved with The Elite OC, visit TheEliteOC.com or facebook.com/TheEliteOC.

A Unique Educational Event hosted by The Elite OC

EliteOC-LogoWe are excited to share this unique educational event hosted by The Elite OC Young Professionals Society.

On Thursday, February 21st, at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach, a vibrant group of young professionals will come together to enjoy a delicious 3-course meal, network, give back to the Newport/Mesa Pro Literacy program, and absorb valuable business etiquette lessons from Theresa Thomas.

Theresa Thomas owns her own company and has been a Business Etiquette Consultant for 15 years. Her programs and services help participants establish credibility, communication skills and business etiquette techniques, in hopes that these tools cultivate new business relationships. Attendees of the February event will gain expertise from Theresa on the following:

Rapport Building – Brush up on your mingling skills to increase your visibility and cultivate new business relationships:

  • building your network
  • preparing for the event
  • introductions
  • business card protocal
  • gracefully ending a conversation

How to Finesse the Social & Business Meal – A comprehensive tutorial on how to conduct business and develop relationships at the dining table:

  • selecting a restaurant
  • seating arrangement
  • toasting tips
  • table manners
  • how & when to order
  • napkin & silverware savvy
  • when to talk business
  • dining dos & dont’s

RSVP for this unique event at theeliteoc.eventbrite.com. The event costs $50, which includes a full dinner and educational session.  Please also bring a Classic Middle School Novel to donate to the group’s highlighted charity of the evening: Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy, a program which provides free literacy instruction to adults who live or work in the Newport Beach area.  For more information, visit newportbeachlibrary.org.