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.
Elizabeth Young ~ Young Sings
This is my first year with SSWBN.
One of SSWBN’s long-standing members is a friend of mine and she has hired me for several gigs (at her home for a 4th of July concert, for example) and I have stayed in contact with her for years.
As a newcomer, I contacted people in SSWBN and will shortly be using one member’s company to do some work for me. Cathy Follett of Renovisions put in our counter tops and sink. Joe Hernandez of Premiere Pros is working on our bedroom wallpaper installment.
Giving a presentation about my business as a performing artist and producer at a Linden Ponds breakfast was a great way to connect.
The Network has provided many opportunities to branch out to others and collaborate. Completing this questionnaire for the NOVA recognition in the newsletter has inspired me to attend more meetings now that I am back in town. My work takes me out of town to Washington, DC and New York City.
I advise my fellow members to follow your dream, use the resources available to you to build upon your contacts and learn more about owning your own business. Don’t give up. Since I joined SSWBN, I became inspired to design a completely new “state of the art” website — www.youngsings.com.
I am available for holidays and parties and do impersonations, including Patsy Cline, Marilyn Monroe, and Mrs. Santa Claus to name a few. I also sing classics from the 1920s to today — so if you have an elderly relative in need of good cheer, I make singing house calls!
Elizabeth Young, Entertainer