Charles Gifford   (Back)
Power Networking Specialist
Clarkston , MI




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My Best Referral Is:
Individuals interested in developing true expertise in networking skills through involvement in power networking teams or through personal consultation.

Websites:
Current Work:
  • President and Founder at Local Business Network
  • Previous Work:
  • President at Retail Marketing Services, Inc.
  • Sr. Vice President at Howard Green and Associates
  • Education:
  • MBA, Marketing and Transportation , Michigan State University
  • BBA , General Business , The University of Michigan

  • Summary:
    A specialist in the development of power networking teams, I have devoted the past 11 years of my career to the development of Local Business Network, a second generation structured networking organization that links the strength of collaborative referral groups with the power of the internet to create extraordinarily productive business referral groups . The knowledge we have gained is shared through books, articles, presentations and personal consulting.

    Detailed Experience Summary:

    President and Founder at Local Business Network
    February 1999 - Present

    Founder of LBN a southeastern Michigan based structured networking organization with 41 chapters and 615 members. We build, train and support chapter composed of local business professionals interested in growing their businesses through referrals. All chapters are linked via an internet site and multi chapter networking events.

    President at Retail Marketing Services, Inc.
    January 1981 - December 1997

    Founded and develped this marekt research and consutling firm specializing in location and consumer research services for retailers. Grew to annual sales of $750,000.

    Sr. Vice President at Howard Green and Associates
    February 1970 - November 1980

    Played a major role in quadrupling the size of this nationally known retail consulting firm.


    Detailed Education Summary:

    MBA, Marketing and Transportation , Michigan State University
    September 1968


    BBA , General Business , The University of Michigan
    May 1966


    Conversation History: (53 total)

    Date Person
    09/13/10 Pam Ferrara
    09/13/10 Natalie M. DeLeo
    09/13/10 Niki Kus-Peltier
    09/13/10 Brenda Roberts
    09/13/10 KULDEEP VERMA
    09/13/10 Gail Neal
    09/02/10 Latrisha Jackson
    09/02/10 Gail Neal
    06/14/10 Stan Mann
    05/10/10 Stan Mann
    05/10/10 Cheryl Mettler
    05/10/10 Jerry R Olson
    05/10/10 Kevin Higgins a.k.a. Mr. Wonderful
    05/10/10 Patrick Alger
    04/12/10 Kevin Higgins a.k.a. Mr. Wonderful
    04/12/10 Kelly Lewis
    04/12/10 Kenneth J. Hardin II
    04/12/10 Kurt Hines
    04/12/10 Monique MacKinnon
    04/12/10 Carl Contino
    03/08/10 Eric Rasche
    03/08/10 Jeffrey Taylor, CCPS
    03/08/10 Franklin Wyatt
    03/08/10 Denise Renee
    03/08/10 David Barents
    03/08/10 Karen conway
    02/08/10 John Watson
    02/08/10 Diane Watts
    02/08/10 Terry MacEwen
    02/08/10 Dave Morrow
    02/08/10 Burnett Ashley
    02/08/10 Dawn Horst
    01/11/10 Jason Channell
    01/11/10 George J. Landau
    01/11/10 Al Crawford
    12/14/09 Jayne Burch
    12/14/09 Deb Mullen
    12/14/09 T Paul Anderson
    12/14/09 Al Crawford
    12/14/09 Burnett Ashley
    12/14/09 Tina Martin
    12/07/09 Eddie Perea
    12/07/09 Joyce Parlapiano
    12/07/09 Connie Hammer
    12/07/09 Ed Drozda
    12/07/09 Dale Donnelly
    11/16/09 Al Crawford
    11/16/09 Carolyn Radellant
    11/16/09 George J. Landau
    10/05/09 Dale Donnelly
    10/05/09 Tony Mack
    10/05/09 Amy Grossman
    10/05/09 Mike Sheehan