"Where Handshake Meets Handheld"




business owners, entrepreneurs & sales professionals seeking a surefire way to build better relationships, get more leads and make more money

“A LIVE Event Unlike Any Other… Get Step-By-Step Training Focused On Income Generating Activities To Turn You Into The Ultimate Business Networker, Attracting A Flood Of New Customers & Clients 

This Is NOT A Feel Good, Rah-Rah Session But A Jam-Packed Day Where You’ll Leave With ACTIONABLE ITEMS — GUARANTEED!”


Keynote Speakers




Actionable Tips & Tricks



Who Should Attend

Business professionals wanting to build stronger relationships on and off-line, get more leads and make more money effortlessly. It doesn't matter if you're a Small Business Owner, Solopreneur, Sales Professional, Direct Sales Consultant, Baby Boomer, Millennial, Generation X or even a Xennial; you are guaranteed to leave this Summit with easy actionable items you can start to implement the very next day! Experience the power of relationship building and meet fellow business owners and entrepreneurs like YOU from the DelMarVa area and beyond.

Why Should You Attend

The next generation of networking is now a hybrid of in-person networking (through local networking events) and on-line networking (through social media). It's easy to get lost or even paralyzed from over stimulation due to the plethora of technologies available. Finding a balance to achieve maximum productivity and success can be a challenge. This Summit will help cut through the jungle and find what works for YOU. You will discover that handshake meets handheld is the future to networking. This is the one networking event you don't want to miss!

What Will You Leave With

This is not a “come and feel good” kind of motivational seminar; but one where you are guaranteed to walk away with actionable, income generating strategies and road-maps. Top professionals will share their secrets to achieving ultimate business networker status. The 1st Session will review the forgotten basics, faux pas' & myths and help you realize that investing in networking is a necessity for growing your business. In Session 2, we will explore the next generation of networking, sharing new strategies to put your networking skills on steroids!

You will learn...

"When You Finish, You’ll Walk Away With An Arsenal Of Proven Practical Strategies, Marketing Tools, Ideas And Actions Guaranteed To Build Better Relationships, Obtain More Leads In Less Time, And Make More Money."

Meet our Speakers

Marques Ogden

Keynote Speaker

Marques Odgen grew up in a single-parent home with a father that inspired and demonstrated perseverance and fairness, where he learned how to define his values and set goals. Marques attended Howard University from 1998-2002, where he played Division I football. He followed his dream and his brother Jonathan’s footsteps and was drafted into the NFL in 2003. At the age of 27, he founded a construction company in Baltimore City, Kayden Premier Enterprises, a business that grew rapidly in its first few years, but he eventually lost the company after a bad business endeavor. 

At his lowest point, the NFL and lessons he learned from his father and coaches, helped him restructure his life.  Marques loves to create value for the people he comes in contact with, to help them live their best lives both personally and professionally! Marques will share his secrets on how he helps high performing achievers brand themselves using – Leadership, Inspiration Growth and Development, Consistency with Time Management and Accountability to rise to an even higher level of success.

Kait LeDonne

KeyNote Speaker

Kait LeDonne is an internationally-recognized brand strategist who specializes in working with corporate brands in emerging and niche markets.

She’s also a personal branding expert who has regularly provides the press with commentary on celebrity personal brands like Jessica Alba and The Honest Company, Seth Rogan, Kendall Jenner, and more.

She is also founder of The Influence Academy, a program recognized by The Washington Post as helping coaches and consultants build their corporate client list through LinkedIn.

Blaney Teal


Blaney Teal is a proud mother of two and successful, modern-day “Mompreneur” from Baltimore, MD. She has impacted the lives of countless entrepreneurs and business owners with her vibrant, energetic, and magnetic personality. With over 20 years in the networking arena, Blaney loves sharing her business tips and experiences. 

Blaney started her first business at the age of seven and her passion for helping entrepreneurs and business owners grow their business is apparent from the 1st time you meet her. 

Blaney is the founder of Maryland Business Connection (MBX), a premier state-wide networking organization as well as owner of Pacesetter Business Solutions. 

As founder and organizer of Wee-cycle Mart, a Kid’s Consignment Sale, in 2007, she promoted over 100 events in 11 years.  Blaney was the recipient of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Maryland Woman of the Year 2012. 

Tristen Larsen

Recipe for revenue

Tristen is a 21 year old 7 figure entrepreneur that has helped over 70 concepts in the hospitality industry and over 215 agency owners reach their financial potential using online marketing strategies. 

Over a 2 year period Tristen spent thousands of dollars on courses taught by the best marketers in the entire world and spent tens of thousands of dollars through trial and error.  After a few years he  became an expert in the field of Facebook & Linked In Marketing.  

Tristen helped 12 businesses that got destroyed in old Ellicott City rebuild their businesses online and after seeing the look on the faces of these business owners after seeing success, Tristen realized that helping businesses succeed utilizing my skills was his true passion.  

Since then then helped hundreds of entrepreneurs reach their financial goals.

Jessica Koch

Jessica L. Koch Consulting

Jessica Koch has been a National Sales Professional for more than 25 years. She has worked with Fortune 1000 clients like Disney and Verizon as well as National Power Utilities, Hospitals, Government and Universities. She successfully trained and managed multiple sales teams nationally, who were consistently the top sales producers. She will soon be featured in a published book series titled: Profiles in Success: Inspiration from Executive Leaders in the Washington D.C. Area. 

As the daughter of a Retired Navy Service member she was given the opportunity to reside both domestically and internationally including Germany, France, Bavaria, and Prague. She currently resides in Solomon’s Island Maryland. She and her husband have raised their 7 kids in the area and they are proud to be parents of an Active Duty Member of the United States Army! 

Jessica’s goal is to guide business owners and sales professionals to achieve a balanced sales and marketing strategy. She uses proven classic sales techniques combined with modern technology, including her vast knowledge of LinkedIn. She has been an active user of LinkedIn since 2008 and has won friends, influenced people and successfully turned Connections into Clients! This approach allows for a drastic increase in bottom line results as well as, time for community and family life. Quotes from Jessica : “People Matter Most” , “Now is LATER- SOONER!” and “The Best Professionals hire Professionals!”

Stephanie Bonte-Lebair

The empowered voicE

Stephanie Bonte-Lebair is a lifelong performer and lover of all things on the stage! She holds a Masters in Vocal Performance, a Minor in Speech Pathology and has performed in operas, musicals, cabaret shows, amusement park shows and dinner theater at the local and professional levels. 

She not only coaches other singers and speakers, but Stephanie is a certified trainer in the BANKCODE® methodology, a personality profiling system that has been scientifically-proven to predict buying behavior. 

Stephanie combines her knowledge of voice, stage experience and years building her own business to help entrepreneurs and salespeople connect more powerfully with prospects and land more sales. 

Her mission is to help others stand in their power and be the voice of their passions!

Gina Ramsey

Pink Dog Digital

Gina Ramsey is the President of Pink Dog Digital. and has been involved in digital media arena since 2006 . She helps businesses grow through their digital footprint including website development, search engine optimization, content creation, social media management and consulting, and digital ad campaigns. 

Gina is a two-time Maryland Top 100 Women, BRAVA, Executive Management Award recipient and most recently Women of Influence winner. Additionally, Gina gives back to the community by serving on the Board of Directors for There Goes My Hero, The Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and the Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority. Gina also co-chairs Women In Business and the Executive Forum at The Center Club. Mom of three fur babies and step-mom of three, Gina enjoys spending time with her husband Brian and friends and family.

Dave Elliott

Legendary Love For Life

Who knows more about teaching the art and science of rapport-building than a relationship expert & coach who’s helped thousands of clients correct how they connect? Whether you just want to meet new people, build more confidence, grow new skills, improve your sales, build partnerships, love your job again or even make more money, don’t miss his value-packed presentation! 

When it comes to relationship transformation, Dave Elliott is a noted expert, author, international speaker and an accomplished coach who gets results for his clients all over the world.  Whether he’s sharing his expertise in books, today’s most widely-read relationship websites, TV, radio or stage, you’ll come away with new awareness, skills and strategies to get the breakthrough results you really want and need.


William Geist

Madison Energy

William Geist is a former Wall Street investment banker and current CEO of The Madison Energy Group for the past 10 years. He has been involved in various business ventures throughout his career. William grew up in NJ and now lives in North Carolina. William has excelled in the skill of using LinkedIn to grow his businesses. He has experienced outstanding business growth thanks to his 12,000 LinkedIn connections – all which he selectively connected with organically! 

William has a wealth of knowledge and will show you how to utilize LinkedIn to grow, develop and monetize your networks. Who better to learn from, but someone who has “walked the walk and talks the talk” everyday. Discover how you can be authentic, non-spammy and build your business on-line at the same time.

Craig Burris


In November of 2018, Serial Entrepreneur Craig Burris launched his third brand SALESROCKIT. His first two brands, ComputerUser and SmartCEO, both primarily sold marketing services, events and digital marketing. He and his amazingly talented teams worked tirelessly to provide the highest quality magazine, events, website and community. Despite the amazing products they developed, there was an underlying frustration. They would lose clients because they could not create new business or make sales off the marketing. No matter how hard the team worked there was a pattern.

After SmartCEO, he came across “Sales Enablement Technology” while working with one of his consulting clients. Not only did he wish he had this technology for his previous two companies, he immediately recognized he wanted to lead the charge for the use of it. This was a path to positively impact the lives and momentum of entrepreneurs in Baltimore that he cared about and got to know over the previous 16 years.

Lowell Sheets

Sheets and Associates

Lowell Sheets is an Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Author, Speaker, Magician, and Internet Marketing Strategist. 

He is a ‘Marketing Magician’ online with Sheets and Associates, a Maryland-based marketing agency, helping businesses from Annapolis to Australia get found online. 

Lowell developed the Rocking Reviews system that creates a online 5-STAR brand that gets your business noticed FIRST, and dramatically increases sales. 

As owner of both Baltimore-Networking and Purple Fridays, he’s very active in the business and sports communities, and brings business networking talents and exposure to his clients.


Georgia London

Be Boldly Brilliant

Georgia London helps new business owners who need a “KICK in the pants” to get over their “I’m not good enough” story, recover from procrastination and perfectionism so they can create the passionate, purposeful and profitable business their soul is calling out for them to do. Entrepreneurs who are hiding their brilliance, she helps to step boldly into that brilliance and build a business of greatness. 

As a recovering psychologist of the Harvard Medical School, Georgia, became a serial entrepreneur and pioneered several very successful and highly profitable businesses from yoga studios and gymnastics schools to academic grant programs and counseling centers. 

She is the creator of ZENgevity International, a body and brain fitness program for ages 50 and better. She leads the International ZENgevity teacher training program where she has certified over 1500 teachers.


John Schoene

Doodle Design

John Schoene is a co-owner/founder of Doodle Design, a full-service advertising/marketing firm, in operation since 1997. John has extensive experience as a graphic designer and vast knowledge of the print industry. As a successful musician for nearly 40 years, his stage presence allows him to be “on” and deliver the best performance on and off stage. This combination provides John with the insight and expertise to put his clients in the best light. 

For nearly 15 years, John and Doodle Design have specialized in the trade show niche.  John and his team work with clients to provide the perfect combination of materials and training to make any trade show a success. John knows what works and what doesn’t when you’re networking at larger events and expos, as an exhibitor or an attendee, helping you get the most out of your time and investment.

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Morning Session

Networking 1.0
$ 247
  • Access to Morning Session
  • Continental Breakfast & Refreshments
  • Theater Style Seating
  • Box Lunch
  • Summit Magazine/Workbook
  • Access Private Facebook Group
  • Door Prizes
  • OPTIONAL: Purchase Recording of Event


VIP All Day Pass
$ 347
  • Full Access to both Sessions
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Happy Hour
  • VIP Seating with Work Table
  • Summit Magazine/Workbook
  • Access to Recordings of Event
  • Access Private Facebook Group
  • Chance in Grand Prize Drawing
  • FREE Professional Headshot
best value

Afternoon Session

Networking 2.0
$ 247
  • Access to Afternoon Session
  • Box Lunch
  • Theater Style Seating
  • Summit Magazine/Workbook
  • Access Private Facebook Group
  • Door Prizes
  • Networking Happy Hour
  • OPTIONAL: Purchase Recording of Event

If after the 1st two hours of Session 1, you feel that you did not receive more value then your investment, just find us, look us in the eye and tell us that you didn’t get enough value.  And we will happily refund your price paid! 




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afternoon session // networking 2.0

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