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Coffee Club – Free Networking the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month

Coffee Club is the number one informal networking group in Central Florida designed to help small businesses and entrepreneurs. The group began in January 2007 and has consistently attracted 50 – 70+ local business owners weekly to network and learn from expert presenters.

The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Fairwinds Credit Union Corporate Office (corner of Alafaya Trail & Science), 3087 N Alafaya Trl, Orlando, FL 32826.

Topic: "Don't Take a Knife to a Gunfight". If you are going to be an entrepreneur, make sure you have all the right tools and resources.

Speaker: Alan M. Shafer, President & CEO of Alliant Marketing Solutions LLC

A Coffee Club favorite, Mr. Shafer has over 25 years of experience in high-tech sales and marketing. Alan’s IBM career took him from being #1 Sales Representative in the country (out of 8,500 sales professionals) to being the Director of Marketing and Chief Merchandising Executive for IBM's Personal Computer division. In between these positions, Alan was instrumental in revitalizing and restructuring IBM’s Sales School as Manager of Sales Training, creating IBM’s renowned “Eagle” Top Performers Sales category, and as National Sales Manager for IBM’s Consumer Division.
He was responsible for a number of key marketing campaigns including the introduction of the IBM ThinkPad and IBM Aptiva products into the North American retail market, as well as the establishment of IBM’s Consumer Division generating $2.3 billion in revenue within three years of operations. He established many valuable relationships with the retail, reseller, and distribution communities, and produced extremely profitable results during his tenure at IBM, and later as Chief Executive Officer of Alliant Marketing Solutions, a sales and management consulting consortium helping to bring new companies and products to market, with which he is associated to this day.

For more information, please visit our website at This event is open to all and always FREE to attend thanks to our sponsor

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved the speaker! Very informative wish thank you!

    February 22, 2013

  • Joseph H.

    My second meeting. Everything was great.

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Marty W.

    Great time. Good connecting to new people and seeing old Coffee Club friends!

    February 22, 2013

  • Toni C.

    Great time today - terrific presentation!

    February 21, 2013

  • Destiny Q.

    Great meeting you all! Hope to be able to be a resource to some of you soon!

    February 21, 2013

  • Gary K.

    Great as always, it was super to be back and see everyone.

    February 21, 2013

  • Joseph H.

    To anyone who has connections with attorneys, plastic surgeons, dentists or chiropractors I have a sweet proposition that could help your clients and put a lot of $ in your pocket. Be sure to talk to me at the meeting

    February 19, 2013

  • Destiny Q.

    Looking forward to this event!

    February 18, 2013

  • Joseph H.

    Met some nice folks last time, looking forward to it.

    February 16, 2013

  • Howie A.

    Need best directions from Lake Mary. I represent EmployU and need to get out there and network more.

    February 15, 2013

  • Marty W.

    Looking forward to connecting

    February 15, 2013

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