January 2017 Meeting: Work to Live


For our January meeting we are excited to be combining with the Rochester chapter of Tuesday’s Together for a focus on our businesses!

Join us for a fun and interactive meeting with inventive tips and tricks for building your personal wealth, security and happiness with your business as the foundation.

The class topics include: goal setting; effective use of data analytics; business management systems; effective strategies to ensure financial sustainability; and a 12-month plan to achieving your Financial, Business and Wellness goals for 2017.

January’s meeting is co-presented by Heather McKay, CPP, an award winning, full-time photographer who has been self-employed for 14 years and Dr. James Maddison, a financial adviser with the Principal Financial Group who was previously self-employed as a freelance grant writer, fund-raiser and researcher.

“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer/statesman

*** Bring a business, marketing, wellness, or financial book that you have read and want to swap with someone else!***

heather-mckay-james-maddisonAbout the presenters:
Jim Maddison, Ed.D. and father of 4 was a freelance grant writer, fund raiser, and researcher working out of the Carlson Cowork prior to joining the Principal Financial Group as a Financial Adviser. As a Financial Adviser, Jim’s mission is to work with small organizations and individuals toward financial security. Jim’s first career was in the non-profit sector and education, and he has a master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania and an earned doctorate in education from the University of Rochester. Jim continues to freelance on projects such as the development of an economic development index using point-of-sale data.

Heather McKay, CPP, is an internationally award winning full-time wedding photographer and a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology. Her specialty is in offbeat weddings, day-in-the-life portraits and small business consulting. As a completely independent small business owner, she has managed to sustain herself and her business by focusing on the bottom line.

About GRPP:
We are an organization of like minded professionals dedicated to the advancement of the photographic arts in Upstate New York. Photographers of all skill levels and specializations are encouraged to join! We are one of eleven sections of Professional Photographers Society of New York State and we are an affiliate of Professional Photographers of America.

About Rising Tide Society and Tuesdays Together:
The Rising Tide Society is an international group begun in 2015 with the hopes of educating and empowering creatives and entrepreneurs while remaining in the spirit of #communityovercompetition. RTS is an online Facebook group and a website full of resources, open discussions, helpful tools and links and frequent webinars and workshops. On the second Tuesday of each month, local RTS groups meet in person to discuss new topics, network and socialize with others who “get it.” Wendy Zook is the leader of the Rochester Tuesdays Together group and can be reached at wendy@wendyzookphotography.com

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