Well I am sitting here in shock right now. I had sent out an email this morning to a business acquaintance who runs a very successful networking group asking if they would like to list their group on the new networking site I had recently created, NetworkNorthGeorgia.com. I received a reply saying that they were confused because there were some other sites with similar names and wasn't I a member of the some of the other sites.
Well I guess great minds think alike. Yes there are some other sites for the area with similar names and I think the creator has done an excellent job with the sites. I just now tried to log into the ones I belonged to, only to find out I have been banned.
I recently created www.NetworkNorthGeorgia.com for the purpose of listing networking groups and events. I have had a list of networking opportunities on my website for a number of years and just wanted to give people a central location for this type of information. It certainly was not my intention to do anything that would jeopardize any membership or relationship I had with any other site.
It seems because this is a NING site and my identity is for most all my Ning sites, that perhaps other sites see my universal posts as being solicitations which was not my intention.
I did not even know some of these other sites existed until a few days ago. And with the receipt of the email from my acquaintance, I checked to see which ones I was a member of, only to find out I had been banned. I feel that these sites are different, in that the goal of NetworkNorthGeorgia.com is for the purpose of listing networking groups and events not news, not public affairs, not music, fishing reports, politics, lake levels, etc.
I hope that we can come to a mutual agreement that we can both co-exist and perhaps help each other.
I'm very sorry if I did something I wasn't suppose to. So folks, if you want to see NNG grow with serious networkers and like minded business people in the North Georgia area, join yourself, list your networking groups, events, and invite others to join.
Painted Lady Enterprises
"Helping You and Your Business Look Good"
Thursday, October 29, 2009
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Fall is in the air. It is October already. This month is filled with lots of holidays besides Halloween. Some notable ones that would be good to remember to send a greeting card - Boss' Day - October 16 and Mother-in-Law Day - October 25.
Lots and lots of monthly observances also this month. The most notable, I believe, is National Breast Cancer Awareness. Do you have a friend or relative who has been affected by this? It also reminds us to schedule the 'girls' checkup. Please note there are a number of other health related observances during October also.
Some other observances that I want to call attention to are: 'Get Organized Week,' 'Customer Service Week,' and 'Home Based Business Week.'
And lastly, the Well cat Wacky holidays. When I read over the list, I didn't think they were to wacky this month, for instance - 'Evaluate Your Life' day. Hmmmm....sounds pretty serious to me. But on the other hand 'Haunted Refrigerator Night' reminds me I need to clean out my frig. That can be pretty scary. I think there are some science projects growing in there.
What is near and dear to your heart of all the observances in October? What do you like about this time of year?
One of my favorite quotes for this time of year is: "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." ~Albert Camus
US Holidays -
National German-American Day
National Coming Out Day
Peace Corps Birthday
Black Poetry Day
National Magic Day (for Houdini)
|Halloween Safety Month||Prevent Blindness America|
|National Breast Cancer Awareness Month||(see website for board of sponsors)|
|Adopt a Shelter Dog Month||A.S.P.C.A.|
|American Magazine Month||Magazine Publishers of America|
|Campaign for Healthier Babies Month||March of Dimes Birth Defect Foundation|
|Car Care Month||Car Care Council|
|Celiac Sprue Awareness Month||Celiac Sprue Assoc.|
|Child Health Month||American Academy of Pediatrics|
|Computer Learning Month||Computer Learning Foundation|
|Consumer Information Month||Consumers Index to Product Evaluations and Information Sources|
|Cookbook Month||International Association of Culinary Professionals|
|Country Music Month||Country Music Assoc.|
|Crime Prevention Month||National Crime Prevention Council|
|Dental Hygiene Month||The American Dental Hygienists' Association|
|Disability Employment Awareness Month||US Presidential Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities|
|Dollhouse & Miniatures Month||Miniatures Industry Assoc.|
|Domestic Violence Awareness Month||National Coalition Against Domestic Violence|
|Energy Awareness Month||US Department of Energy|
|Family Health Month||American Academy of Family Physicians|
|Sexuality Education Month||Planned Parenthood|
|Fire Prevention Month||National Fire Protection Association|
|Healthy Lung Month||American Lung Assoc.|
|Hunger Awareness Month||Food Industry Crusade Against Hunger|
|Kitchen and Bath Month||National Kitchens and Bath Association|
|Liver Awareness Month||American Liver Foundation|
|Lupus Awareness Month||Lupus Foundation of America|
|Mental Illness Awareness Month||American Psychiatric Assoc.|
|Pasta Month||National Pasta Association|
|Physical Therapy Month||American Physical Therapy Assoc.|
|Pizza Month||Pizza Today magazine|
|Popcorn Poppin' Month||The Popcorn Institute|
|Pork Month||National Pork Producers Council|
|Quality Month||American Society for Quality Control|
|Seafood Month||National Fisheries Institute|
|Spina Bifida Prevention Month||Spina Bifida Assoc. of America|
|Spinal Health Month||American Chiropractic Assoc.|
|Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month||SIDS Alliance|
|UNICEF Month||US Committee for UNICEF|
|Youth Against Tobacco Month||Tobacco Education and Prevention|
|Vegetarian Awareness Month||EarthSave|
|Clergy Appreciation Month||Christianity Today|
|National Roller Skating Month||The Roller Skating Association|
|Fair Trade Month||Fair Trade Certified|
|Stress Awareness Month||The Stress Institute|
|National Caramel Month||National Confectioners Association|
|First Full Week|
|Get Organized Week||National Association of Professional Organizers|
|Mental Illness Awareness Week||American Psychiatric Foundation|
|National Health Care Food Service Week||American Hospital Association|
|Customer Service Week||International Customer Service Association|
|National Spinning & Weaving Week||Handweavers Guild of America|
|Walk a Child to School Week||National Safety Council|
|World Space Week||Spaceweek International Assoc.|
|First Two Weeks|
|Hispanic Heritage Month||Education World|
|Home-based Business Week||Association of Home-based Businesses|
|Fire Prevention Week||National Fire Protection Assoc.|
|National Newspaper Week||Newspaper Assoc. Managers Inc|
|School Lunch Week||American School Food Service Association|
|National Physician Assistants Week||American Academy of PAs|
|Teen Read Week||Young Adult Library Services Association|
|Health Education Week||National Center for Health Education|
|Hepatitis Awareness Week||American Liver Foundation|
|Infection Control Week||Assoc. for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology|
|Third Full Week|
|National Healthcare Quality Week||National Assn of Healthcare Quality|
|Second Last Week|
|National Pharmacy Technician Week||-|
|National Consumers Week||White House Office of Consumer Affairs|
|Disarmament Week (the week beginning October 24)||United Nations|
|National Chemistry Week||American Chemical Society|
|Respiratory Care Week||American Association for Respiratory Care|
Wacky Holidays by Wellcat -
|Oct 12||International Moment of Frustration Scream Day -- To share any or all of our frustrations, all citizens of the world will go outdoors at twelve hundred hours Greenwich time and scream for thirty seconds. We will all feel better, or Earth will go off its orbit. Co-sponsored by Low Thresholders of the Earth League.|
|Oct 14||Be Bald and Be Free Day -- For those who are bald and who either do wear or do not wear a wig or toupee, this is the day to go “shiny” and be proud.|
|Oct 19||Evaluate Your Life Day -- To encourage everyone to check and see if they’re really headed where they want to be.|
|Oct 27||Cranky Co-Workers Day -- In honor of all the complaining and just plain cranky co-workers you have to endure all year, this is the day to let them go with it and enjoy their miseries.|
|Oct 30||Haunted Refrigerator Night -- Who knows what evil lurks in the refrigerators of men . . . and women. It's time to be afraid, very afraid. Gather friends, open the refrigerator door, and venture unto the realm of the lower shelf, rear. That "thing" inside that container is much more horrifying than any haunted hayride.|
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." ~Leo Buscaglia
Show someone you care. Send them a H.U.G - Heartfelt Unexpected Greeting - Act on your prompting today.
Painted Lady Enterprises
"Helping You and Your Business Look Good"