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Bucks County Career & Opportunities Expo






Bridging the GAP between YOU and your NEXT JOB!


June 15, 2011

Delaware Valley College
Doylestown, PA


Free Admission  and Open to the Public
10:00 - 2:00



Schedule of Workshops:


 11:00 - 12:00

  • Make Your Resume Work for YOU!
    Presented by
    Crystal McKee, Job Search Workshop Developer/Coach at the
    PA CareerLink® of Bucks County

  • Re-Training in the Hottest Industries & Fastest Growing Fields
    A panel presentation covering The Green, BioTech & Manufacturing Industries

  • Re-Invention for Career Change
    Presented by
    Dennis Alimena, Ph.D.

 1:00 - 2:00

  • Social Media "Crash Course" for Career Advancement
    Presented by
    Kristin Kane, Director of Social Media, Kane Partners, LLC

  • Creating your own Job Security - Are you ready to START a BUSINESS?
    A Panel Presented by Experts in Small Business Ownership

  • Re-Launching Your Career at 50+
    Presented by Experts in Recruitment & HR 


Special Keynote Presentation by Lynn Doyle

of Comcast's "It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle"

12:00 Main Auditorium




Make Your Resume Work for You!
Presented by Crystal McKee
Your job search begins with a powerful, results-driven resume that will differentiate you from other job seekers. In this eye-opening session, learn how to transform your resume into an effective job search tool that will get you noticed. Learn how to highlight your VALUE, choose the resume style that is best for your individual situation, incorporate Key Words, use a more powerful vocabulary, and develop a eye-catching Career Summary. Taking these steps will earn you more interviews, which will dramatically increase your chances of obtaining the job that you want!

Crystal McKee, Job Search Workshop Developer/Coach at the PA CareerLink® of Bucks County, guides job seekers through their path to re-employment. Crystal brings a
different perspective to her clients through her 11 years of hiring experience in Operations Management, Human Resources, and Recruiting. At the PA CareerLink® of Bucks County, Crystal is proven to help unemployed or underemployed clients develop a more organized, creative, and, most importantly, effective
re-employment strategy after, many times, a stagnant and frustrating job search.  After the workshop,
Crystal will be happy to review resumes at the PA CareerLink® table.

Re-Training in the Hottest Industries & Fastest Growing Fields
Green Industry – Manufacturing Industry – BioTech Industry

Learn in this panel presentation where the current and
future jobs are and how to train for these industries!
Meet our Panelists
H. Patrick Clancy is a seasoned workforce development professional, having worked in the field for nearly 20 years. Mr. Clancy’s experience includes finance, education, private, and public sector positions within workforce development. Currently, Mr. Clancy is the Regional Director for Workforce Partnerships for the Workforce Investment Boards in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. As the Regional Director, Mr. Clancy provides the strategic planning, fiscal oversight, and operational guidance for 16 Industry Sector Partnerships and annually generates revenue of over $3.5 million in competitive funds for the Southeastern Pennsylvania workforce infrastructure. Mr. Clancy is certified in Project Management and holds a BS in Human Resources/Business Management from LaSalle.

Tony Girifalco has been with the DVIRC  since it opened in 1988. Over the years, he has provided research and information services to companies, managed marketing and public relations activities, written state and federal funding proposals and reports, performed legislative communications, developed company networks, and managed a regional economic development partnership that leveraged over $20 million in state and federal funding into the region. Currently, he has multiple roles with the organization, including planning and executing corporate strategy, developing programs and services, and coordinating and writing funding proposals for the DVIRC and its local and regional partners. Tony has primary responsibility for state and federal legislative communications and for local and regional workforce development and education projects. He is the center’s primary liaison with other regional business, educational,
and workforce and economic development organizations, and serves as the Regional Coordinator for the Commonwealth’s Team Pennsylvania and Stay Invent the Future initiatives.

James Horan, MBA, CPA is the Chief Executive Officer of Y-Carbon and the former Chief Operating and Financial Officer of the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center and its affiliated companies. He was a co-founder of LScan Technologies, Inc. As a seasoned financial executive, he was responsible for directing and executing a comprehensive range of accounting, financial and operational functions including investment analysis, raising private equity, cash management, tax planning and strategic planning. James has previously held positions with Deloitte & Touche and Katz Capital (LA Weight Loss Centers). In addition to his auditing and financial compliance experience, James is also an Adjunct Professor in the LaSalle University and Delaware Valley College Graduate
School Program, lecturing courses in Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Management, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, and Financial Statement Analysis. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of LaSalle University with a BS in Finance and an MBA in Finance.

Dennis Jones, Regional Manager of the USS Real Estate for United States Steel, oversees real estate holdings involving development of the Keystone Industrial Port Complex, KIPC, located on the Delaware River in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His responsibilities include the development of the 2,600 acre KIPC site, utilizing KIPC’s SEEDS initiative. SEEDS; Strategic Economic Environmental Design Solutions, is a development strategy characterized by cooperative effort of government, business, labor, and community whereby they share a common goal to maximize assets while minimizing liabilities, ultimately providing a return on investment to both private and public stakeholders throughout the county and state. These partners have been recognized by the State of Pennsylvania, receiving the 2010 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for “Land Reclamation, Energy Jobs and Alternative Energy Use”. Nationally, KIPC was featured on a CNBC live broadcast on “Job Creation in USA”, highlighting the attraction of green manufacturing jobs created by Gamesa Wind, AE Polysilicon and recycling firms.

Re-invention or "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to my Therapist"

Presented by Dennis Alimena, Ph.D.
The role of Energy and Point of View

      1.   What is re-invention?
      2.   Is there a specific goal?
      3.   How will you know when you get there?

What is Sovereign in your life?
How do you lead yourself?
Do you believe in yourself?
What are your strategies to get there?

      ·   On finding a job… most researched topic in the world; 18 strategies
      ·   On re-inventing myself… have you taken inventory?
      ·   The 5 whys

Dennis Alimena, Ph.D. has 29 years of business experience in start-ups, sales, culture shaping, organizational development, ERP execution, training, coaching, and consulting positions in the energy sector. He has a personal mission of making a difference through leadership, systemic thinking and understanding relationships.

With 15 years of experience in the International arena, Dennis has been instrumental in shaping, delivering, and coaching worldwide leadership programs that impacted merging cultures, leadership development, and strategic execution. His emphasis is always on sustainable healthy performance and energy management.

Social Media "Crash Course" for Career Advancement

Presented by Kristin Kane
Are you ready for Social Media? Not sure where to start? Kristin of Kane Partners will introduce Social Media and what it will take to successfully leverage your career search! This session will introduce actionable items you can use today in your search:
  • Social Media Career Mindset
  • LinkedIn Must Do's
  • Facebook Tricks
  • Twitter Tactics

Join us for this 'crash course' that will be sure to set you on the right path to engaging in social media for your job search as a beginner or advanced user, there will be something for everyone!

Kristin Kane is the Director of Social Media & Recruiting with Kane Partners which entails developing and managing the organization’s social media presence. This new Social Media Division offers customized Social Media services from strategy to training for businesses and job seekers. Kristin is also an instructor for Social Media at Montgomery County Community College.

Kristin has been a continuing special guest on NBC10s ‘Survive and Thrive’ with Tracy Davidson as a subject-matter-expert providing career and social media advice.  In 2010 she was the presenter for the "Get a Job" series with NBC10. Kristin is a trainer and speaker on various topics including LinkedIn, Social Media, Career/Job Strategies and Networking.

Creating your own Job Security – Are you ready to START a BUSINESS?

A Panel Presentation Sponsored by County of Bucks
Department of Community & Business Development
and The Bucks County Women's Business Forum

Join our inspirational panelists who have successfully started their own business and hear their motivational stories on the risks and rewards of being an entrepreneur.

Learn the 5 key ingredients you need to identify before Starting a Business:
Finances, Branding & Self Promotion, Time Management, Support Network, Licenses & Regulations

Meet our Panelists
Moderator: Maria Evans
President, Martino Evans Clear/Concise/Communication

An award-winning writer and editor, Maria believes in the power of the perfect word. She has used her communications and project management skills to advance marketing, public relations and publishing efforts for a variety of clients from international companies to solopreneurs. With an MBA in international business and marketing and degrees in journalism and political science, Maria works with organizations and companies to build awareness and increase their position as experts among key audiences.

For more than 20 years, she worked as a reporter and editor, developed and implemented marketing plans and PR campaigns; wrote press releases, speeches and sales and marketing materials; and developed and edited both trade and corporate magazines. Maria led employee communications at a top five pharmaceutical company and developed multi-media communications to support major corporate initiatives.

She served as President of the Women's Business Forum (www.womensbusinessforum.org) of Bucks County, serves on the Board of the Friends of the Library, Doylestown, and volunteers with Twilight Wish Foundation www.twilightwish.org, which makes wishes come true for deserving seniors. She is an adjunct professor of Marketing in the MBA program at Delaware Valley College.

Laura Powers is a marketing strategist with a history of developing award-winning campaigns that create continuity of brand, Web, print, promotions and public relations. She understands how design and image components fit within comprehensive marketing and public relations programs in order to build brands and their affinities. As Vice President of Marketing, Laura works with Furia Rubel clients to strategically identify the messages that are theirs alone and helps them deliver those messages creatively, effectively and across all lines of their communications. In 1996, she founded HG Marketing Group, LLC, a strategic affiliate to Furia Rubel until their merger in 2010.

Sonia Smith is the Economic & Business Development Program Administrator for the County of Bucks. She helps new and existing businesses with resource assistance, workshop education, and networking opportunities.Ms. Smith has initiated numerous programs through the County of Bucks, and was selected as the SBA’s “Women in Business Champion” for Eastern Pennsylvania in 2009. Sonia serves on the County’s Workforce Investment Board and the County’s Advisory Council for Women. Ms. Smith began her corporate career with CoreStates Bank, now known as Wells Fargo. Sonia holds a B.S. degree from Penn State in Quantitative Business Analysis with an Economics Minor.

Catherine M Fishman, MBA has over 25 years experience in the areas of financial analysis and accounting support. She is President of CMF Small Business Accounting, a consulting firm in suburban Philadelphia which provides executive accounting services and business planning guidance to small business and non profits. Previous positions include Vice President of Finance at a service company in Bucks County and financial analyst at CIGNA. Cathy has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, is a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and enjoys giving back to the community through volunteering.

Pat Kilgannon, Success Coach and Mentor, supports clients who are committed to improving performance and achieving greater success in their business and personal lives.  Since 1994, she has helps hundreds of clients to dream bigger dreams - to play a bigger game.  Her action-oriented style of coaching empowers clients to get from where they are to where they want to be.

Re-Launching your Career at 50+

A presentation discussing the challenges facing the 50+ job seeker

What you need to know to stand out from the crowd of competition through Networking, Social Media, Relationship Building, Resume Construction and more. Learn in this presentation how to identify your transferable skills!  Ample time will be provided for response to questions, dialogue, and sharing among attendees!
Meet our Presenters
David M. Bontempo, CPC, is one of the longest tenured employment specialists in the Mid-Atlantic region with 29 plus years as an Executive Recruiter and Career Coach. He founded Dunhill Professional Search of Philadelphia in 1982 after leaving his employ at Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. The company expanded to Bucks County and established an office in Feasterville, PA in 1984, adding temporary staffing under the name BonTemps Staffing to its services. In 2003, the merging of both divisions gave birth to The Bontempo Group, Inc., current operating name of the company. Dave is also a partner in charge of recruiting with Bio Human Capital, a retained search firm located in Princeton, NJ.


Dan Wagner is the president and founder of Aspire Business Consulting, a regional search and staffing firm with a concentration in Accounting & Finance, Technology, Healthcare and Engineering.  Headquartered in Fort Washington, PA, Aspire began in 2005 and has quickly become one of the regions fastest growing full service search firms.  Dan has over 12 years of executive search and staffing experience which includes the partnering in the start-up of two Accounting and Finance search practices within the Delaware Valley.  Dan remains actively involved in the day-to-day business while still working a desk and maintains strong client relationships where his industry expertise is frequently leveraged.



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