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Gelie Akhenblit

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Industry of Expertise | Professional-Business Networking

Gelie is the founder of NetworkingPhoenix.com. She has spent her entire professional life developing relationships, connecting professionals, and helping to build local businesses in the Metropolitan Phoenix area. Because of her all-out addiction to networking, Gelie has quite literally attended thousands of networking functions and built professional relationships with many thousands of people who are now part of her personal network. It's not just her job to get to know you, it's her passion and she's looking forward to it! ...read full bio


Amanda Miller

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Industry of Expertise | Corporate Communications

Amanda Collins is committed to being the best damn copywriter and editor in the industry, and she puts customer service first. She has built a team that supports her efforts of creating workable solutions for The Grammar Doctors' clients, through content creation, strategic implementation, and tapping into her vast network to aid her clients. Personally, Amanda is a single mother to her young son, and they enjoy hiking and movies. Their family is made complete by Lab-Newfoundland mix Phoenix and tabby cat Rio. When not working or being mom, Amanda is busy collecting Wonder Woman and The Little Mermaid pieces, dressing in costumes for parties, or enjoying a glass of wine.


Networking Support Team

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In our community announcement blog, we will be posting about YOUR businesses' happenings (i.e. announcements, engagements, events, etc). Just send us some information and/or a press release and we'll get it posted!

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Justin McGill

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Industry of Expertise | Founder, CEO, Marketing

Justin is the founder and CEO of SEORCHERS (read: [surch-ers]) - a local web marketing firm specializing in organic search engine optimization (SEO) with a focus on converting visitors into clients. In the late 90's, Justin developed a deep fascination with web design and began to involve himself in, what is today known as, search engine optimization. With hobby-like beginnings (and obsession), he began to blaze a path for himself in SEO consultation. By early 2008, Justin had accumulated an impressive wealth of technical knowledge, lifting him to "expert status," but he wanted to put his business acumen to the test. The result was the founding of a full service internet marketing company. Today, Justin's company - SEORCHERS - is a tremendously successful and rapidly growing powerhouse in the internet marketing arena! ...read full bio


Larry James

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Larry James is a Professional Speaker (24 years) and specializes in personal and business relationships. He has written more than 250 articles about business networking and more than 450 articles about personal relationships. Larry was interviewed by Barbara Walters on ABC TV's "The View," has appeared on more than 650 radio talk shows and has been quoted in Cosmopolitan, Red Book and many other national magazines. He is the author of "Ten Commitments of Networking: Creative Ways to Maximize Your Personal Connections" available in 11 countries. Larry is a master networker whose purpose in life is to: "Help Others Help Themselves!" In his "Networking with Larry James" Blog, he will offer tips, articles, and more that will assist you in making networking work more efficiently for you and your friends.


Aaron Blau

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Industry of Expertise | Accounting and Tax

Aaron Blau is the Vice President of The Blau Company, Ltd., an accounting practice located in Tempe. As an Enrolled Agent and Certified Public Accountant, Aaron's focus is on taxation and small business accounting services. He represents taxpayers in audit and collection matters before the IRS, and provides QuickBooks® training for the Service Corps of Retired Executives.


Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady®

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Industry of Expertise | Brand Identity Strategist

Kathy Bass, aka The Branding Lady®, founded Ladies Who Brand, Inc. in April, 2010 based on many years of personal branding and entrepreneurial experience. Kathy also has a background in Business, Marketing, Psychology and Design and wants to help you Power up! your brand today.


Anthony Liberatore

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Industry of Expertise | Property Tax Agent

Tony is the Founder of Realtaxcut.com and CEO of Anthony Liberatore and Associates, a national property tax consulting firm based in Tempe, Arizona. With over 30 years of industry experience Tony has strived to achieve a flawless reputation by providing solid business solutions to his clients on local, state and national property tax issues with great success.


Cheryl Clark

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Industry of Expertise | Business Administration

I love people!  Connecting, meeting, engaging!  We can change the world by changing ourselves and those we connect with!  Positives, seeing opportunities, and truly caring about others will only stand to improve us personally and professionally.

I love training, educating, facilitating, inspiring, motivating, team building and truly believe we all learn and grow from one another!  read more


Catherine Napoli-Cohen

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Catherine is the co-founder of Business Solutions for Growth. A more creative force, ideas and inspiration seem to just come to her. Taking a client's talent, experience, desire, and skills, and reworking it into new offerings, laying out the ground work to get a new business started or creating a path of growth and renewal is her specialty. Catherine enjoys crafting solutions that make sense to each client's unique situation.

Growing up in a retail family, her parents owned a show store, Catherine always knew she really couldn't work for someone else. Before creating her first company with her husband, Barry, Catherine launched a successful massage therapy practice out of school. Since then, they built and sold two businesses before creating Business Solutions for Growth.