aka ProNet Central Florida
ProNet Central Florida Mission Statement:
One purpose of this site is to provide a venue where you can send us your Linkedin profile URL and have it linked to this site for employers to review. Openings are also being posted on this site. We will continually provide tools for you use when executing your strategy. We will be inviting companies to review our site. What is a “Professional”? Typically our members have attained at least a BS degree. They will typically have 3-5 years plus experience. Do you feel that you are a “professional”? If you answered “yes” then you are!
by Howie Appel, Executive Director
In 2003, Peter Contardo, an entrepreneur in Tampa organized ProNet Tampa and he decided he’d bring it to Central Florida and several other cities in Florida.Peter visited with the the Unemployment Office’s Professional Employment Network and spoke with several of its leaders. I was amongst these leaders. He learned that I was a professional corporate recruiter. He invited us to meet with him at a local coffee shop.Shortly five of us with a passion toward helping people in their job search met. During the meeting Peter asked someone to “step to the plate” to launch ProNet Central Florida. Tim Chastain, a local HR consultant, volunteered and said he’d do it if I would be his right hand man. Tim had a start up consulting business and really wanted to work it and allow another to continue the process.After six months Tim did leave ProNet Central Florida and passed the reins to me. I asked Roger Agness, an IT Professional, to be my right hand man…and we met at the Jean Rhein Library in Casselberry. ProNet Central Florida was very successful. We built our group to over 80 attendees at some meetings.