• May 2012

Are You Networking for Good?

Networking for Good hosts exciting networking events in the DC Metro area that benefit both the business and nonprofit communities. A different kind of professional networking organization, Networking for Good has taken a whole new approach to making business connections in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

Run by a marketing powerhouse team whose goal is to pack each event to the rafters, this group is focused on doing good for the masses. “The more people who attend, the more money and awareness we raise for a good cause,” says founder Eddie Fam.

The May event benefits Luke’s Wings

What: The non-profit organization is dedicated to the support of service members who have been wounded in battle. Click here for more.

When: Thursday, May 24th from 5:30pm to 8:30 pm

Where: Terrace at 101 Constitution in Washington, DC

Details: The event will feature complimentary appetizers, drinks, massage
desserts, and keynote speech by Dr. James Peake, an MD who is a principal advocate for veterans in the U.S. government and served as Secretary of Veterans Affairs under George W. Bush.

About Networking For Good

The organization is founded by Eddie Fam, the CEO of IMPACT Marketing & Events, a nationally recognized events management company based near Washington, DC, a firm that specializes in charity fundraising events, corporate meetings, and conference-planning, networking events, special-event planning, marketing campaigns, grassroots marketing, as well as nationwide and destination weddings.

“I launched Networking for Good in response to the lack of affordable and effective networking opportunities that also support important causes in Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia,” Fam explains. “As a business owner, I know very well how crucial networking is to growing and developing business relationships, but wondered if there wasn’t also a way to do something useful and give back at the same time.”

When you attend Networking for Good events, everyone benefits, Fam insists.

“When you attend our events, everyone benefits: Business professionals make excellent contacts and support local charities. Nonprofits receive media exposure, increased awareness, as well as event proceeds.”

More about Eddie Fam: Fam has planned everything from large-scale concerts and festivals to corporate events for Walmart and Sam’s Club, to charity galas and fundraisers. He also raises funds for local, national, and global causes including Coptic Orphans, Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund, Mission Life Center, Georgetown Lombardi Breast Cancer Research Center, and Tigerlily Foundation for breast cancer awareness.

In 2000, Fam signed local DC rock band SEV to a major record deal with Jimmy Iovine, which helped land the group a commercial for Pepsi Blue that aired during the MTV Video Awards. In 2004, Fam launched iKY Clothing, a socially conscious clothing brand that was rated “Top 3 Rock Gear” Brands by VH-1 at the Rock Honors Award Show, and was endorsed by Boyz II Men, Tyrese, Duran Duran, Chris Daughtry, and Quincy Jones. In 2005, Eddie was selected for Bono’s ONE Campaign to serve as a U.S. delegate to help promote the “Commission for Africa,” which increased global funding to the world’s poorest people by $50 billion.

Fam is also the new marketing director for International Special Events Society in Washington, DC, where IMPACT was nominated for two awards for “Best Corporate Events” in 2011. IMPACT Weddings recently won the 2011 Bride’s Choice Awards from WeddingWire, which puts IMPACT in the top 5 percent of wedding pros nationwide. For more information, contact Fam by email: eddie@impactme.com.

More about IMPACT Marketing & Events: IMPACT plans events for all occasions, including networking events, charity galas, client appreciations, golf tournaments, nationwide and destination weddings, and conferences for business and government. IMPACT works closely with its clients to establish budgets and coordinate logistics so they can enjoy the event, instead of running it. Their experienced event team also executes event marketing campaigns that build brand awareness, introduce new products, and generate new clients.

Contact IMPACT for a complimentary consultation at www.IMPACTme.com.

For more information, visit networkingforgood.com.
For more information about Networking for Good’s founder, Eddie Fam, click here.

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