May 18, 2021 Joint Zoom Meeting/Virtual Event

May 18, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Please Join us for A NARI Without Borders Zoom Meeting on May 18, 2021. 
This is a joint meeting with Silicon Valley, North Bay and SFBA NARI chapters. Join us and enjoy 30 minutes of "open exchange"—one with no pressure and plenty of opportunity!  Followed by a few short, sweet and important educational presentations. We all know the Importance of a strong business network.  Let's Build Relationships in Multiple Territories! One thing we’ve learned through the virtual world, we are not limited by bridges, rivers, or valleys!  Bring your favorite beverage of choice and join us.  We will use breakout rooms (sessions that are split off from the main zoom meeting), to allow you to meet in smaller groups to offer you a great networking experience! We will provide creative ice breaking questions to start the conversation and once a set time limit is reached, we will move you around for your chance to network with a new group!  A major benefit of attending this NARI Without Borders Networking Zoom Meeting is the opportunity to network in one place, at one time with NARI members from 3 other NARI chapters without having to attend 3 different networking events miles apart! This gives you access to more opportunities!  You could be introduced to a potential client, receive a referral, work together on a project, etc. 

Educational Presentation's Information

Jennifer Filzen

TOPIC #1: What Should Small Businesses Include in their Websites?
There are 5 components to a successful website:
Your unique story along with contact information, videos, keyword-rRich SEO content, and a call to action.
Find out how you can take your business to the next level of revenue by implementing each component.

David Stern (BIO)

Topic #2: 
Operations and Finance, Better Together!
2 minutes on each topic, several resources (for learning more) will be shared, a copy of their Billings & Collections booklet for participants and/or the slide deck will be available upon request after the presentation.

  1. Bedrock - the monthly close
  2. Planning ops from the revenue forecast
  3. Hours burn - where projects go sideways
  4. Show me the money - billings and collections
  5. Be brief, but (job) debrief - aka post-mortems or after action reviews
  6. Four skilled professionals at the nexus of operations and finance

May Event Diablo Valley Chapter Sponsor 

Dorene Gomez is the founder and owner of Dorene Gomez Interiors.  Dorene specializes in high-end residential interiors and implements a full concept when needed for your home.  As a distinguished member of CCIDC, she carries the highest standard of certification for interior designers in the state of California. in addition, Dorene has been recognized as a recipient of the Bay Area’s NARI Remmie Remodeling Awards for the last four years for her kitchen and bath design.  Her extensive, professional background in interior design enables her to excel in each phase of design from conception to completion. With exceptional attention to detail and interior architectural knowledge, she executes all aspects of a project.

Sponsors - other NARI chapters




Door Prizes!

Who doesn't love a door prize? One ticket to win is included with your registration.  Why not increase your chances to win by purchasing more tickets on the website at the time of registration or after! Cut off to regsiter for this event and to purxhase additional tickets is 5:30pm PST on May 18th.

Here are some of the door prizes: 
A combo of (3) wines 2018 Merlot from Swanson’s/2019 Pinot Grigio, Swanson’s/Berringer Dazzling Red Moscato - value $75.00, donated by Dorene Gomez, Diablo Valley]
A combo of (2) candles Custom made by Nicky Russell Designs - value $75.00, donated by Dorene Gomez, Diablo Valley]
Golden State Window & Door Design Merchandise – Jacket or Pullover, Knife, Coffee mug -  value $50.00 value, donated by Golden State Window & Door Design, SFBA NARI]
2017 Ledson California Hood Mountain Gunsight Red - value $32.00, donated by Golden State Window & Door Design, SFBA NARI]
2017 Ledson Russian River Valley Dutton Ranch Chardonnay  -  value $44.00, donated by Golden State Window & Door Design, SFBA NARI]
Toto USA Washlet (R) C5 Electronic Tiolet Elongated Bidet Seat - value $780.00, donated by The Showroom at Rubenstein, Silicon Valley NARI]
University Electric Home Appliance Center [] donated Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer - value $399.99. The winner can choose what color they would like (there are over 25 colors).

We ask that you please pre-register and pre-pay for this event.  The Chapter depends on different sources of income to stay healthy, so we must charge for zoom meetings.  REGISTER HERE


$25.00 NARI Member Zoom Meeting

$35.00 Non-Member Zoom Meeting

$5.00 Door Prize Ticket- $5.00ea - purchase as many as you like

$5.00 Door Prize Ticket - $5.00ea - purchase as many as you like