Each month the SSWBN Membership Team recognizes a member who exemplifies the qualities of a Networking Nova, a person who embodies the Network’s core values of coaching, contacts and collaboration; someone who is visible at many SSWBN events and who treats others with respect and dignity.  In addition, this person utilizes the Network to build his/her business and helps others do the same.

Kim DeGust, 2013’s First Networking NOVA

For me the Network has meant encouragement, education, potential referral resources, and fun for me and my business.  Officially, I have been with SSWBN since July 2012.

I have made the most out of the Network by attending as many events at possible.  I send out a note or an Email to those I meet at the events.  I took advantage of the three-minute speech at one of the breakfasts shortly after joining and I usually have business cards and brochures available on the marketing table.

At first the concept of networking was very intimidating to me.  But I soon found out that SSWBN is different from other networking groups.  There isn’t a lot of awkward standing around and it’s never boring.  You can always count on SSWBN for interesting and informative programming, and the networking veterans will be happy to welcome you and introduce you to others.

Through SSWBN I have had the opportunity to volunteer with two outstanding organizations:  Friends of Mel and DOVE.  It is very rewarding to have the opportunity to give back to the community — I highly recommend volunteering for one of these fine organizations or for another cause that you are passionate about.

When I give advice to other members it is to become involved!  You will meet some great people.  And don’t forget to bring business cards with you everywhere you go.

Kim DeGust
Coughlin & Company Real Estate
) 335-2357 x 203
(781) 363-0485 cell