The Serbian American Professional Networking (SAPNet) Group is an online affinity group that has grown to over 4,500 members since it started on LinkedIn over ten years ago. We reported in a February issue ("Serbian American Professional Networking - Ten Years Staying Linked" page 9, Feb. 21, 2018) on its founding and continued success.
Now the Los Angeles area has organized a May 21st social get-together. Here is what they have to say:
Who We Are:
Under the auspices of SAPNet we are inaugurating a quarterly gathering of Serbian Diaspora professionals and entrepreneurs living in the Los Angeles and Orange County area. This initiative is chaired locally by our members Marina Schwabic, Public Affair and Business Administration Executive and a policy entrepreneur in Serbian Diaspora Matters; Sasha Lazarevic, Attorney-at-Law; and Kristina Ojdanic, a prolific Real-Estate Agent and a bi-coastal community organizer.
To connect, develop, and empower the cluster of Serbian pros living in SoCal by gradually building a community of like-minded, ambitious, and diverse professionals. Connecting with old friends and making new ones wills inspire us to network, interact, and cooperate with one another through events, smaller groups, and one-on-one meetings that would ultimately fulfill the need for belonging success, personal, and professional growth, and advance the Serbian-American community.
May 21st Event:
Event participation is free, no cover charge, just pay for your own food and beverage. We will always select an attractive location (restaurant, bar, or rooftop), so we will gather on May 21st from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the newly opened, very trendy venue with a gorgeous sunset view of Los Angeles: Joao Bar at the Jeremy Hotel on Sunset Plaza.
Who is Invited:
Professionals of all ages and vocations are welcome. Networking works best when the young professionals newly entering the workforce join mid-career and seasoned professionals. University and graduate students are always welcome. Bring your business cards and come ready to network with like-minded Serbian Americans.
Check out SAPNet's Facebook post soon, as an RSVP is required through an Eventbrite page. If you need more information and you know one of the organizers - Marina Schwabic, Sasha Lazarevic, or Kristina Ojdanic - contact them directly of via Facebook or LinkedIn.
SAPNet Los Angeles:
Monday, May 21, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. PDT
The Jeremy West Hollywood
8490 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069