Networking Meeting Recap

Jewish Moment – presented by Eddie Pantiliat, Hymson, Goldstein, Pantiliat and Lohr

Eddie reminds us that Pesach is approaching, and let us know that some interesting artifacts were just uncovered, including a woven pot with a lid intact that is close to 10,500 years old, a 6000 year old artifact of steer, and some parchment of a scroll that contains part of the Nevi, discussing being honest with people, not supporting perjury, etc…. dated back to about 500AD during a Bar Kochvah revolt when the Romans were hunting Jews and chasing them into caves.  Eddie shares that this is a great story when we discuss Passover – we read the story of times when we were slaves yearly – an everlasting message that pertains to us today even more so than it may have in its original time:  whether we are coping with COVID, Social Media, etc.

Business Moment presented by Heather Rykowski / AIT Promotions

5 Ideas to Bring More Fun To Your Virtual Team Meetings

Use the time to spark conversations and help people to know each other better while building a fun-loving culture.

1.  Share Your View:  Let everyone add to the meeting.
2.  Play Desk Show & Tell:  Pick up a desk item and explain why this is on their desk.  Which item on their desk would they take with them to a desert island?
3.  Play 2 Truths and A Lie.  This can be a great way to help people get to know each other more deeply.
4.  Bring On Food & Drinks.  Allow people to feel comfortable caring for themselves while participating in the meeting.
5.  Give A 60 Second Summary:  invite everyone to tell a 60 second story about themselves.

Remember that the meetings don’t have to focus entirely on business… we can build relationships.


Bruce Newman announced that CMIT is hosting a webinar:  Guide To Email Security for Small and Midsized Businesses:  Thursday 3/18/2021 at 11am.

Michael Cohen updated us about the Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine.  Michael will be our guest speaker on April 6, 2021.

Discussed Facebook Live interfacing and ejection/blocking for trolls.  We will now explore using the Zoom interface for Facebook Live.

Lorrie reminds us that we need to Zelle her $80 to  Second quarter dues are due in April.

Attendees and 30 Second Commercials

Bruce Newman, CMIT Solutions
Cary Frumes, Life At McDowell Mountain and BeLocal
Shawn Bader, FACES Orthodontics
Jacob Leiferman, Leiferman Enterprises
Heather Rykowski, AIT Promotions
Audrey Jung, LPC, Jung Psych Services, LLC
Lorrie Feld, AZ Realty Group
Michael Cohen, Barrett Financial
Michele Leon, Marketing Links
Eddie Pantiliat, Hymson, Goldstein, Pantiliat and Lohr


Eric Lernor, Lernor Family Dental

Speaker – Jacob Leiferman, Leiferman Enterprises

Jacob discussed the importance of Braille interior signs in all interior medical office doors; reminded us that the A-framed temporary signs are often illegal according to city code, and can be a liability if that sign is blown in the wind and damages someone’s car or causes an accident in the road.  Jacob notes that sometimes these signs are actually stolen by other business people in the area, and may be costly.  H-frame Sandwich boards are secured in the ground, but still require a city permit.  Some municipalities are very difficult to obtain permits from, if you have any questions about this, Jacob can help.  Jacob reports that the Electronic Billboards are now replacing the old marquis… but because this can be better advertising for the businesses contained in the strip-mall, the owners of the property may relay that cost to the businesses in the mall.  A billboard can cost $5,200/year to maintain.

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