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Cezary Podkul Wins SABEW Award -His Second Award This Year

Congratulations to Cezary Podkul on winning the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ Larry Birger Young Business Journalist prize, which honors journalists under 30 years old. Podkul will receive his award and a $1,500 honorarium at SABEW’s New York Fall Conference on October 9th.

 “Larry Birger played an important role in the development of business journalism and it gives us great pleasure to recognize his legacy through this award to Podkul,” said Josh Merkin, vice president of rbb Communications.

October 5, 2015 – Follies Rehearsals Begin

Monday, October 5 -  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Ripley-Grier, 520 8th Ave.

Wednesday, October 7 -  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm- at Ripley-Grier, 520 8th Ave.

 

Monday, October 12 NO REHEARSAL COLUMBUS DAY

Wednesday, October 14 -  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Ripley-Grier, 520 8th Ave.

 

Monday, October 19 -  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Ripley-Grier, 520 8th Ave.

Wednesday, October 21 -  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Ripley-Grier, 520 8th Ave.

 

Monday, October 26 -  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Ripley-Grier, 520 8th Ave.

September 14, 2015 – Financial Policy Council's Hosts "Increasing Marketshare and Profitability through the Crowd—Bringing Main Street to Wall Street"

The Financial Policy Council will host a private briefing with a panel of four crowdfunding experts who will discuss how Wall Street investment firms can strengthen market share and viability through crowdfunding. The speakers Georgia P. Quinn, D.J. Paul, Chris Tyrell, and Joy Schoffler each have unique backgrounds in various industries, but share a common, extensive understanding of the financial technology sector and the effect that crowdfunding will bring to the investment world. Ziad Abelnour, the founder and chairman of Financial Policy Council Inc., will moderate the panel.

September 8, 2015 – Parsing A Pending Move In Interest Rates

With the Fed’s decision less than four weeks away, could a rate hike be in the cards? Or, will China and emerging market worries spur a delay?

Join financial market pros and economists Robert Brusca, chief economist of consulting firm Fact and Opinion Economics, and Jim O'Sullivan, chief U.S. economist for High Frequency Economics, and Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. chief economist at Standard & Poor’s, as they discuss why economists are split on whether or not to move now, and what a rate hike would mean for Wall Street and Main Street.

Personal Finance Expert Clements: Spend With Care to Achieve Happiness

By Sheila Mullan & David Graubard

There are those who think that managing money is all about beating the stock market and accumulating as much as possible. And then there are those who get it.

August 11, 2015 – An Evening With Jonathan Clements

Join the New York Financial Writers’ Association for an evening with Jonathan Clements, author of the award-winning “Jonathan Clements Money Guide 2015” –a plain English guide to everything from investing to estate planning.

NYFWA Members Learn Some of the Ins and Outs of Writing Good Anecdotes

Former writer Barry Newman, author of “News to Me,” addressed members of the NYFWA on June 2, where he discussed some of the lessons he has learned during his years as a writer and gave members are few tips on gleaning the material needed in order to write compelling anecdotes.

July 21, 2015 – The NYFWA's July Networking Night

The dog days of summer are finally upon us, so don't miss the chance to get out of the heat and spend some time socializing and networking with your fellow financial journalists at the NYFWA's July networking night. As always, the evening will feature light appetizers, and NYFWA members’ first two drinks are on us.

This event is only open to members in good standing. Guests of the NYFWA are welcome to attend for $15, which must be paid in advance.

When: Tuesday, July 21st, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

2015 Scholarship Winners Get Advice From Young NYFWA Members

When the 10 recipients of this year’s NYFWA scholarships were awarded their scholarship checks on May 11, they also had the opportunity to learn about some of the early observations of a few NYFWA members who were in their shoes not long ago. Cezary Podkul, Sherry Hsieh and Laura Keller, all of whom are NYFWA members and novice journalists themselves, took the opportunity pass along advice to the scholarship recipients who will be following their footsteps into the world of financial journalism.

The Loss of Bill Smith

Longtime NYFWA member William (Bill) Smith passed away on May 2nd. Following is the obituary that ran in The New York Times:

William D. Smith, a former business reporter for The New York Times who covered the oil industry then worked for it as a media relations specialist for Exxon during the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989, died on May 2 in Park Ridge, N.J. He was 79.

His daughter, Bronwyn McElroy, said the cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

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