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Puyallup Referral Masters is a networking group that Carly Calabrese founded for business owners & business professionals who want to network. We met most months (except December, June through August), once a month on a Saturday at a public establishment from noon to 1:30 pm. The group is now open to business professionals, business owners, career seekers/career changers, and individuals who want to learn more about what Carly Calabrese, career coach/business marketer/writer/editor/LinkedIn Consultant does for businesses, career seekers, individuals, and freelance opportunities.

In the past, Carly had hosted some unique, less traditional networking events that were also open to the community. For example, book fairs with homemade and/or delicious food (one book fair had a pumpkin-shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's and another a homemade Chicken Tikka meal that Carly made). Another year there was a Christmas party that wouldn't blow your diet that involved playing Christmas-opoly (the Christmas themed game for Monopoly) while listening to Christmas music & Carly wrapping your Christmas presents.

In the past, Carly's also created and hosted more "relaxed" networking events in the summer that consisted of educational games, where half of the events included dinner and the opportunity to perform your one-minute commercial/introduction, make any announcements in your business, pass out business cards & flyers, and then dive into an educational game that can benefit everyone.

For example, in July 2019, she hosted a sushi or chicken teriyaki dinner meal option networking event where 4 games of "Befuddled" were played (a  word game similar to Scrabble) as well as another networking event where we played "PAYDAY" board game which is similar to real life, how well are you at having business(es), getting paid, receiving good, bad, and junk mail; and good and bad things happen to you bill wise and in general (similar to real life). The person who has the most money in the end wins. The "Befuddled" word game Carly won all 4 games since she is a writer after all and did win her third-grade spelling bee! :) The PAYDAY game she had never played before and won as well with $32,600 cash in the end. Managing money is a trait all people should have regardless of if they are a business owner, business professional, career seeker, etc. She also had an Italian night with homemade Tacoma Boys pizza and playing the National Italian card game Scopa in Aug. 2019.

Now Carly uses this page to promote events for her business (generally seminars on marketing yourself to get a job, business, etc.)

Carly looks forward to meeting you at her next event and/or seeing how she can assist you and/or someone you know who can benefit from her services:

*Career coaching, career assistance, or career prep
*Business marketing & consulting
*Writing & editing & LinkedIn services (*not just for career seekers & business owners)

If you have any questions, would like to discuss how you and Carly can work together, and/or have this amazing/unique business or job opportunity, feel free to email Carly at:

Thank you! 😀🙏

Carly Calabrese

Career Coach/Business Marketing Consultant/Writer/Editor/LinkedIn Consultant

Work Solutions - "Providing career assistance/coaching/prep, business marketing, writing, editing, and LinkedIn services for individuals and freelance opportunities."


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