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The Most Powerful Free Business Tool Ever Created

Feb 27, 2024 |  60 min  |  Webinar 31

LinkedIn: The Most Powerful Free Business Tool Ever Created
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LinkedIn is the most powerful free business tool ever created. But do you know how to maximize it? Is your profile robust and complete? Do you know the best ways to use it to connect with colleagues and leads?


Risa Hoag, President of GMG Public Relations, will return to shed light on this powerful tool and ensure you have the latest tips to leverage LinkedIn and use it to your advantage.

Join a unique place where you can easily connect with other members, speakers, and registrants! Here, interesting ideas flow freely as questions are asked and topics discussed - all while gaining valuable insights. Plus, it's the perfect spot for networking opportunities that may lead to something greater in your future. So hop on board now; join us today!

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President of GMG Public Relations, Inc.

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Risa has more than 35 years of experience in public relations and marketing. Prior to founding GMG Public Relations in 1991, she was a Director of Public Relations with Ernst & Young with responsibility for media placement, writing feature articles and press releases, developing and coordinating special events, market research, and the design and placement of advertising. 


Risa has been active with numerous not-for-profit organizations. She is a co-founder and the current Vice President of the Greater Nanuet Chamber of Commerce. She is the Immediate Past President of the Rockland Business Women's Network (RBWN), a board member of the Rockland Community Foundation, and a board member of Meals on Wheels in Rockland and Chair of their annual gala. She held numerous board positions with the Westchester Association of Women Business Owners (WAWBO) over a fifteen-year period including President and twice received the organization’s President’s Award. She has also served as Vice President for the WAWBO Education Fund and for the Partnership For A Better Westchester, an organization she helped launch in 1997. She is a past Public Relations Chairperson for the Advertising Club of Westchester as well as a past Vice President of the Tappan Zee International Trade Association. She has served on the board of the Orange & Rockland Community Investment Committee, and recently chaired the Marketing and Communications subcommittee of the Clarkstown Business and Economic Development Advisory Committee. She has served as a mentor to Rockland Community College students and to female students through The Gerald P. Buccino Center for Leadership Development at Seton Hall University's Stillman School of Business. 


Risa is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and a recognized seminar leader, presenting numerous public relations, marketing and social media workshops. An accomplished business writer and source, Risa has appeared on several radio and television programs and has been quoted and featured in numerous national and local publications. She is a member of the 2018 Class of Leadership Rockland and was the recipient of the RBWN Service Woman of the Year Award in 2017. She has also been honored with the 2019 Lillian Vernon Award for Community Service from the Women’s Enterprise Development Center and she received a 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the County of Rockland for her dedication and Community Service. In 2022 she received the New York State Empire Award for her decades of support for small businesses and non-profits. 


Risa was asked in October of 2023 to sit on the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council alongside other small-business advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.

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