December 2020 Newsletter - The Monthly ROR (Return on Relationship)
Welcome to the December ROR Summary!
As 2020 comes to a close, we have been reflecting on this most unusual of years, and feeling very grateful for all of you, our Wharton alumni community.
We are ending the year with one final event, a (virtual) toast to 2020! Guided by an expert sommelier from Wharton alumni business Total Wine, we will taste three wines and local cheese pairings. Bring one, all, or none of the drinks with you to the event—just your favorite beverage and holiday cheer! For every registration, the Club will donate $5 to DC Central Kitchen.
If you are not yet a member, please join us here. In the meantime, please keep your notes and feedback coming to us. We love hearing from you.
Happy holidays to all!
WCNCR Board of Directors and Advisory Committee
Thur., December 17 -Let’s Toast with the Wharton Club & Total Wine
Our Wharton family of the National Capital Region has come together to support each other during tough times this year. Now it’s time to celebrate our community.
Join us for our closing event of the year with Wharton alumni business Total Wine guiding us through wine and cheese pairings.
Bring one, all, or none of the drinks with you to the event—just your favorite beverage and holiday cheer. Kick back, relax, and take a moment to connect and give back with us!
Giving Opportunity - For every registration, the Club will donate $5 to DC Central Kitchen. We welcome additional donations through our registration site.
Guided by an expert sommelier from Total Wine, we will taste three wines and local cheese pairings.
Thur., January 7 - Virtual Info Session for Compass Partner Business Schools
Compass Pro Bono is a New Affinity Group of the Wharton Club of the National Capital Region and welcomes Wharton Alumni to join us for a virtual info session for all partner business school alumni. Use your education and experience to make a valuable contribution to one of Greater Washington’s most dynamic and deserving nonprofits. Compass will be accepting applications for Project Leaders and Team Members to join pro bono consulting projects that will run late January through May.
Compass Pro Bono Affinity Group presents: Hallie Smith, Executive Director, Compass Greater Washington & Tonya Miles, WG’87, Compass Program Manager
Tues., January 12 - Business Owners and CEOs
Exclusively for Wharton Alumni Business Owners and CEOs
Are you a Wharton alum CEO, Business Owner or Executive Director in the National Capital Region?
It’s lonely at the top--especially when working virtually! Come build relationships with other alumni who are running their own businesses and delve into business issues, share resources, and learn best practices.
No business is too small or large to participate. First timers are welcome!
Wed., January 13 - WCNCR Women’s Affinity Group Presents: Ali Cudby
Keep Your Customers: Why customer experience is the new frontier in your company’s opportunity for growth.
WCNCR Women’s Affinity Group invites you to gain insights from Wharton’s own Ali Cudby (C91, WG97) the #1 bestselling author of Keep Your Customers: How to Stop Customer Turnover, Improve Retention and get Lucrative Long-Term Loyalty.
The reality of Covid-19 has created a seismic shift for companies. From sales to employees, interactions have fundamentally changed. Companies that emerge as winners will be the ones that embed new processes for engagement, both internally and externally.
Ali will share a little bit about her proven methodology that has helped organizations find hidden opportunities for growth in both the private and public sectors.
Volunteer Spotlight - Kevin Dowdell, WG'85:
Kevin Dowdell WG’85 is on the Advisory Board of the Wharton Club of the National Capital Region and was integral to the club’s launch in early 2019. More recently, he helped launch our Investments and Finance Affinity Group and served on the nominating committee for our first elections earlier this year.
He was profiled in the Wharton Global Clubs’ most recent Volunteer Spotlight - click here to learn more about Kevin!
Compass Invites Wharton Alumni to Join Pro Bono Consulting Projects:
Use your education and experience to make a valuable contribution to one of Greater Washington’s most dynamic and deserving nonprofits. Compass will be accepting applications for Project Leaders and Team Members to join pro bono consulting projects that will run late January through May. Click here for more information.
Join Compass for a virtual info session for partner business school alumni January 7 at 12 pm. RSVP here.
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