May 19, 1991 |
Group therapy, health clubs and the Polo Lounge--once networking hot spots--are now strictly passe. These days, heavy-hitters take a power . . . facial. Step into Nance Mitchell's private, by-appointment-only skin-care parlor in Beverly Hills, oh nonbelievers, and catch some serious business-card swapping. Some clients, such as filmmakers Matia Karrell and Tim Healy, schedule side-by-side facials, instead of power lunches, to talk shop.
September 29, 2009 |
Environmentally minded business professionals are increasingly finding one another -- and finding jobs -- at green-networking events. Tatjana Luethi landed a gig as an independent sales representative for a compostable-packaging company at such a meet-and-greet. Jodi Plaia found the first customer for her soon-to-be-launched business making organic dog treats. Drumming up business and capital is still a time-honored goal for business networking. But these networks purport to push the more noble agenda of saving the environment.
July 28, 2010 |
When it comes to social networking, women outshine men, according to a study released Wednesday from ComScore Inc. Women spend more time on social-networking sites than men — averaging 5.5 hours a month compared with 3.9 hours for men, said the Reston, Va.-based Internet research firm. Likewise, 76% all women online visit a social networking site compared with 70% of all men online. The study, conducted in May, investigates how women are shaping the Internet. "Understanding gender-specific differences in Web usage is valuable to any digital stakeholder looking to successfully reach and engage both women and men in the online environment," said Linda Boland Abraham, ComScore's chief marketing officer.
March 30, 2009 |
Almost as soon as Guang-Yu Xu was laid off from his engineering post at a Silicon Valley Internet company last month, he visited LinkedIn.com and updated his job status from "current" to "past." Through their interconnected contacts, he soon heard from headhunter Robert Greene, one of more than 530,000 recruiters trolling the professional networking site for job candidates. Within a few weeks, Xu had three offers. He started at Mint.com, a personal finance website, two weeks ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1992
It was Bayani Baloloy's first trip to America, and an accounting job awaited him in New York. But when the flight from the Philippines landed on the West Coast for a layover, Baloloy placed a call. "I told my contact in New York: 'I am in Los Angeles. If I can't find a job by the end of the week, I'll be in New York Monday.' " By the end of that week, he had found a single-bedroom apartment with a relative in Hollywood.
May 23, 2006 |
Movie moguls Bob and Harvey Weinstein's Weinstein Co. said it had taken an undisclosed stake in social-networking website ASmallWorld. The founders of Miramax Film Corp. led a group of investors including Bob Pittman, former chief operating officer of AOL Time Warner Inc., to make a "significant investment" in the site, which can be joined only by invitation from members.