Brian Loebig and Tamika Smith are happy to announce that they will be the new hosts of LinkedIn Local MoCo! What is LinkedIn Local MoCo? LinkedIn Local is an event geared toward helping LinkedIn members get to know one another in real life. The local meetups happen all over the globe. “MoCo” stands for the recurring event that brings people together in Montgomery County, Maryland. Brian and Tamika will take over hosting duties for Business Consultant and LinkedIn Strategist, Kelly Leonard.
During small business consulting sessions and public speaking engagements, Brian frequently points out LinkedIn as an incredibly useful tool for making business connections and seeking career opportunities. LinkedIn Local MoCo gives it the personal touch. The purpose of the no-pitch, no-selling meetup is to unite people beyond their profile pics, catchy headlines, and company names to connect, collaborate, and build community in real time. Attendees are united around the common belief that with authenticity, respect, and collaboration they can unlock doors to prosperous, sustainable living.
The next LinkedIn Local MoCo event will be held on Tuesday, September 17th from 6 to 8pm at Serendipity Labs in Bethesda. There will be wine, cheese, and networking, followed by a keynote by Laverne Franklin-Jones of LFJ Fashion Styling Services entitled “Elevate your style: Making a statement without saying a word.” The session will explore why personal style matters in business, how image affects your bottom line, and more. Kelly Leonard will host this event and one more on October 3rd at Badlands in Rockville. Brian and Tamika are scheduled to take the reins in November.
Howard University graduate Tamika Smith hails from Miami, Florida and Nassau, Bahamas. She is the current Weekend Host on WAMU 88.5, American University Radio, where she also reports on various local issues from politics to the environment. She began her career at NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin and at Radio One as a national news anchor for Keepin’ It Real With Al Sharpton. Brian Loebig launched Loebig Ink as a full-time web consulting business in Richmond, VA in 2010. Now centered in Silver Spring with a wider scope and clients nationwide, Loebig Ink works with an ever-expanding team of social media, SEO, web and graphic design professionals. Brian credits his entrepreneurial ambition to his executive master’s degree experience at Marquette University.
Brian is excited about this new opportunity to meet more great people who are doing business in Montgomery County. Keep an eye on the Loebig Ink calendar for LinkedIn Local MoCo , other appearances, and Loebig Ink-sponsored events.