A New Year Means New Opportunity for Growth
By Jackie Mendelson
Chairperson, JNET National Board of Directors
The High Holidays are approaching and so, before I talk JNET business, I want to wish all of you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. May each and every one of you, and all whom you hold dear, be inscribed in the Book of Life.
We are joyfully going into the New Year with two new chapters. The first chapter will be in Palos Verdes at Congregation Ner Tamid and will hold its first meeting on October 7 (see details in article below). We encourage carpools to go out there and welcome the chapter into the fold. A big thanks to JNET PR/Communications Chair Dana Bigman and JNET Palos Verdes’ PR Coordinator Allan Ephraim for working so hard to get the word out to the South Bay community.
Our second new chapter will be in Hollywood, with meetings held at Temple Israel of Hollywood. JNET’s Growth Committee, led by Lisa Aminnia, is working with the temple to establish the leadership team, and dates for JNET Hollywood’s first meeting will be forthcoming. We are so excited to continue our expansion to reach Jewish business professionals further to the east of the 405 freeway!
I know I sound like a broken record, but when you decide to join a chapter’s leadership team or consider a seat on the JNET National Board of Directors, at least two things will happen: You will get more exposure to the membership of JNET, enabling you to cultivate many stronger relationships—and that can only be good for business! You also will be lending a much needed hand to help strengthen and guide the chapter and/or the JNET organization as a whole. This is not a time robber; it is time well spent in support of us all. If you are interested in volunteering as a JNET leader, please contact Nominating Committee Chair Judi Lirman at JudiMFT@gmail.com or 818-998-3205.
A little housekeeping to wind up the year:
- Please do not use the website forum as “want ads.” Asking for referrals has been very productive and appreciated by those looking for services. Using the forum as mass advertising is seen as spam, so please do not communicate work events on this bulletin board.
- Remember that each member represents one business, so please make sure your badges and profiles are up to date so we stay current with you.
- We will be rolling out our automated speaker-signup procedure very soon. We will let you know exactly how to manage getting on the calendar to speak at chapters with open slots. It is all very cool.
Again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!