Career Coaching Events
Fri 14th Jan
1:00 pm
4:00 pm
Resume Clinic with Democratic GAIN
Think you've got your resume mostly in order but want an extra set of professional eyes to look it over?

Then this Resume Clinic is for you!

Join me and other top-notch resume reviewers for a one-on-one resume review to make sure you're making the best impression with your resume. You'll have a chance to meet with an experienced professional for 20 minutes to talk through your resume. Help with formatting, tailoring and setting your resume apart is all part of the resume clinic.

You will be assigned to one of the professionals listed below for your one-on-one the day of the clinic. You will not need to be present for the entire 1 PM - 4 PM time slot, but will receive an email telling you what time to arrive for your resume review.

Resume reviewers include:
Johanna Berkson - Senior Political Operative
Alyssa Best - Career Coach
Nikki Enfield - Senior Political Operative
Marlon Marshall - Senior Political Operative
Courtney Sieloff - Revolution Messaging & Founder of the JobsThatAreLeft Listserv

For more information and to register: www.democraticgain.org
1850 M Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC (Democratic GAIN)
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Wed 19th Jan
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
LYJ Search Seminar
Choice USA
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Wed 26th Jan
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
LYJ Search Seminar
Choice USA
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Wed 2nd Feb
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
LYJ Search Seminar
Choice USA
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Wed 9th Feb
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
LYJ Search Seminar
Choice USA
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Thu 24th Mar
6:30 pm
8:00 pm
Work-Life Balance Workshop at the Younger Women's Task Force-DC March Membership Meeting
624 9th Street NW #1, Washington, DC (YWCA)
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Thu 31st Mar
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
Horizons Call, Enter and Conquer - Advancing Your Career and Financial Goals Webinar Series (March 3-31)
In honor of Women's History Month, the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum is teaming up with Career Coach Alyssa Best to present this five part series to help get you on your way to finding and securing your dream job! These five sessions will be held weekly on Thursdays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm EST via webinar, so if you are looking for something productive and beneficial to do on your lunch hour, this is it. We will limit all webinars to 1 hour.

You can register for any individual session for just $15. If you'd like to participate in all five sessions, subscribe to the complete series for just $60. Full series subscribers will also receive a discounted one-on-one coaching session with Alyssa Best following this series (this full series plus 30 minutes of coaching for just $90!). To register, go to: www3.gotomeeting.com/register/886678374
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Thu 31st Mar
6:30 pm
8:00 pm
Maintaining Work-Life Balance: Career Goals vs. Sanity
Rat race got you down? Come join the WIN Advanced Professionals Network and the Health, Wellness & Recreation Network to share war stories and learn how to maintain a healthy body and mind when stress ratchets up.

Career coach Alyssa Best and yoga instructor Jeannie Meece-Dillingham will offer tips on how to excel at work while staying as stress-free as possible. We'll talk about how to save time in your day-to-day so you can maximize your “me” time; discuss how to set realistic goals; share useful stress reduction exercises; and talk about how the work-life balance comes into play when you're unemployed or underemployed.

Light food and drink will be served.
WIN office: 1050 17th St NW, Suite 600
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Tue 26th Apr
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
The Art of Salary Negotiation with DC EcoWomen
As women dedicated to our jobs (and the environment!), we’re great at promoting the issues that we care about. But, we’re not always able to transfer those promotional skills to speaking on behalf of our personal and professional interests in the workplace. In fact, as a result of our commitment to the organization’s mission and contributing our energy to our causes, we might let ourselves feel guilty for making our needs a priority.

Join career coach, Alyssa Best, for this interactive workshop to discuss strategies for negotiating salaries and benefits even in an economic recession. We will discuss how to ask for a raise with a new job offer and in your current position and you’ll put these tips into practice through a mock role play exercise.

Tickets Required: $25.00. Purchase your tickets here: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/169746.

This is a secure building. Your name will be added to a security list so you may access the building after hours.
National Wildlife Federation: 901 E Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20004
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Tue 10th May
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
Negotiating Your Way to a Better Salary - Getting it Right from the Start
As female professionals, we’re great at advocating for the issues that we care about. But we’re not always able to transfer those advocacy skills to speaking on behalf of our personal and professional interests in the workplace. In fact, as a result of our commitment to serving others and contributing our energy to our causes, we might let ourselves feel guilty for making our needs a priority.

These two workshops will empower participants to explore how their hard work and accomplishments can serve as a source of power leading to job satisfaction, professional fulfillment, and sustainability. Through group facilitation and discussion, role play exercises and reflection, participants will identify and practice strategies to improve their communication and negotiation skills in the workplace.

Workshop One - 5/10/11, 6:30-8:30pm: "Getting it Right from the Start" will focus on negotiating your salary and benefits package when starting a new job.

Workshop Two - 5/17/11, 6:30-8:30pm: "Moving Up" will explore tips, tricks and methods for leveraging your hard work into salary increases and promotions at your current (or future) job.

You can choose to attend either Workshop One or Two or both for a discounted price. Plus, we're offering a bonus: with your purchase, you can add a 30-minute one-on-one coaching session with one of your trainers for the low price of $25 (a 50% discount)! This coaching session will be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time after the workshops. Please note that this workshop series is for women only.

WIN members can take advantage of a special $10 discount by entering the code "winmember" upon registering.

Space is limited so register TODAY to guarantee your spot before the registration price goes up on May 4!

For more information and to register: negotiationworkshops.eventbrite.com/
WIN Office: 1050 17th St NW, Suite 600
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Tue 17th May
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
Negotiating Your Way to a Better Salary - Moving Up
Workshop Two - 5/17/11, 6:30-8:30pm: "Moving Up" will explore tips, tricks and methods for leveraging your hard work into salary increases and promotions at your current (or future) job.

For more information and to register: negotiationworkshops.eventbrite.com/
WIN Office: 1050 17th St NW, Suite 600
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Wed 22nd Jun
6:00 pm
9:30 pm
WIN Women Opening Doors for Women (WODW)
Reception: 6:00-7:00 P.M.
Dinners: 7:30-9:30 P.M.

Whether you're a seasoned veteran of WIN or a new member ready to get involved, WODW is the event for you! It offers the opportunity to learn from prominent women and brings women of different backgrounds together to learn from each other's experiences, exchange valuable information and advice, and help each other along the road to success.

For more information and to buy tickets: www.bit.ly/wodw2011
National Education Association--1201 16th Street NW
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Wed 13th Jul
6:00 pm
8:30 pm
Failure is Impossible: The Next Steps in Career Advancement Live Workshop & Webinar Series (Positioning Yourself to Get a Promotion)
The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum is teaming up with Career Coach Alyssa Best to present this series targeted at helping you move up the career ladder. Join us in the Museum Program space Wednesdays in July at 6pm for brief networking and an exciting program. This interactive workshop will last one hour with time after to continue the networking. Wine and snacks will be provided.

6pm networking reception, program: 6:30pm-7:30pm with additional networking to follow

If you cannot join us in person, participate online!

If you are out of town or just cannot make it to the Museum in time, you can still sign up to participate via the webinar portion of this program, which will be hosted from 6:30pm EST to 7:30pm EST. Even if you cannot attend the live webinar but still want the benefits of this presentation, your registration guarantees you an electronic recording of the webinar which will be distributed 24 hours after the workshop.

When registering, please indicate whether you plan to participate in person or via webinar. All registrants will receive the recording of the workshop.

Register today for just $15!

This amazing opportunity to enhance your career doesn’t come along every day so act fast – participation is limited. Members will receive priority status for reservations.

For more information and to register: www.sewallbelmont.org/p.....ment/

Positioning Yourself to Get a Promotion Workshop:

Do you have an annual performance review around the corner? Are you thinking about ways to get ahead? Join this workshop with career coach Alyssa Best to explore tips, tricks and methods for leveraging your hard work into salary increases and promotions at your current (or future) job. Participants will identify and practice strategies to improve their communication and negotiation skills in the workplace and will walk away feeling more confident in asking for more.
Sewall-Belmont House & Museum: 144 Constitution Avenue, NE
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Wed 20th Jul
6:00 pm
8:30 pm
Failure is Impossible: The Next Steps in Career Advancement Live Workshop & Webinar Series (Work-Life Balance)
The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum is teaming up with Career Coach Alyssa Best to present this series targeted at helping you move up the career ladder. Join us in the Museum Program space Wednesdays in July at 6pm for brief networking and an exciting program. This interactive workshop will last one hour with time after to continue the networking. Wine and snacks will be provided.

6pm networking reception, program: 6:30pm-7:30pm with additional networking to follow

If you cannot join us in person, participate online!

If you are out of town or just cannot make it to the Museum in time, you can still sign up to participate via the webinar portion of this program, which will be hosted from 6:30pm EST to 7:30pm EST. Even if you cannot attend the live webinar but still want the benefits of this presentation, your registration guarantees you an electronic recording of the webinar which will be distributed 24 hours after the workshop.

When registering, please indicate whether you plan to participate in person or via webinar. All registrants will receive the recording of the workshop.

Register today for just $15!

This amazing opportunity to enhance your career doesn’t come along every day so act fast – participation is limited. Members will receive priority status for reservations.

For more information and to register: www.sewallbelmont.org/p.....ment/

Work-Life Balance Workshop:

Feeling stressed and out of balance? Join this interactive workshop with career coach Alyssa Best to explore how to stay focused when you have a lot of distractions, how to set boundaries around your time during and after work hours, and how to prioritize and make time for what’s most important to you. We’ll explore strategies and tips to strengthen a work-life balance and steps to incorporate changes into our work styles for better results.
Sewall-Belmont House & Museum: 144 Constitution Avenue, NE
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Tue 20th Mar
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
Negotiating Your Way to a Better Salary -- Part 1: Getting it Right from the Start
As female professionals, we’re great at advocating for the issues that we care about. But we’re not always able to transfer those advocacy skills to speaking on behalf of our personal and professional interests in the workplace – especially when it comes to speaking up about getting a higher salary. Neglecting to negotiate can deprive you of up to $1 million throughout the course of your career. When you put it like that, it’s plain to see that you can’t NOT negotiate!

These two workshops will empower participants to explore how their hard work and accomplishments can serve as a source of power leading to job satisfaction, professional fulfillment, and sustainability. Through group facilitation and discussion, role play exercises and reflection, participants will identify and practice strategies to improve their communication and negotiation skills in the workplace.

Workshop One - 3/20/12, 6:30-8:30pm: "Getting it Right from the Start" will focus on negotiating your salary and benefits package when starting a new job.

Workshop Two - 3/27/12, 6:30-8:30pm: "Moving Up" will explore tips, tricks and methods for leveraging your hard work into salary increases and promotions at your current (or future) job.

You can choose to attend either Workshop One or Two or both for a discounted price. Plus, we're offering a bonus: with your purchase, you can add a 1 hour one-on-one coaching session with one of your trainers for the low price of $60! This coaching session will be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time within one month of the final workshop. Please note that this workshop series is for women only.

Space is limited and the price will go up after March 13 so register TODAY to guarantee your spot!

For more information and to register: salarynegotiationdc.eventbrite.com/
1050 17th St NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC -- Women's Information Network (WIN) Office
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Tue 27th Mar
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
Negotiating Your Way to a Better Salary -- Part 2: Moving Up
As female professionals, we’re great at advocating for the issues that we care about. But we’re not always able to transfer those advocacy skills to speaking on behalf of our personal and professional interests in the workplace – especially when it comes to speaking up about getting a higher salary. Neglecting to negotiate can deprive you of up to $1 million throughout the course of your career. When you put it like that, it’s plain to see that you can’t NOT negotiate!

These two workshops will empower participants to explore how their hard work and accomplishments can serve as a source of power leading to job satisfaction, professional fulfillment, and sustainability. Through group facilitation and discussion, role play exercises and reflection, participants will identify and practice strategies to improve their communication and negotiation skills in the workplace.

Workshop One - 3/20/12, 6:30-8:30pm: "Getting it Right from the Start" will focus on negotiating your salary and benefits package when starting a new job.

Workshop Two - 3/27/12, 6:30-8:30pm: "Moving Up" will explore tips, tricks and methods for leveraging your hard work into salary increases and promotions at your current (or future) job.

You can choose to attend either Workshop One or Two or both for a discounted price. Plus, we're offering a bonus: with your purchase, you can add a 1 hour one-on-one coaching session with one of your trainers for the low price of $60! This coaching session will be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time within one month of the final workshop. Please note that this workshop series is for women only.

Space is limited and the price will go up after March 13 so register TODAY to guarantee your spot!

For more information and to register: salarynegotiationdc.eventbrite.com/
1050 17th St NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC -- Women's Information Network (WIN) Office
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Tue 19th Feb
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
Discovering You & Your Brand, Inc. Workshop Series with Ina Gjikondi
Workshop One: 2/19/13 6:30-8:30 P.M. - We will consider various tools and approaches to support your learning and deepen your understanding of self by helping you design your (Brand Inc.) through the use of the Keirsey’s Four (4) Temperaments, Seven (7) Principles of Thinking like Leonardo Da Vinci and the HBDI Whole Brain Thinking Model.

Workshop Two: 2/26/13 6:30-8:30 P.M. - Now that you have a better understanding of your brand and its design, this hands-on workshop will help you move your vision to action by providing concrete steps and strategies on communicating your value to the world.

You can choose to attend either Workshop One or Two or both for a discounted price. Plus, we're offering a bonus: with your purchase, you can add a 30-minute one-on-one coaching session with one of your trainers for the low price of $30! This coaching session will be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time within one month of the final workshop.

Space is limited so register TODAY to guarantee your spot before the registration price goes up on February 12!

For more information and to register: discoveryourbrand.eventbrite.com/
GWU School of Business, Duques 451: 2201 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
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Tue 26th Feb
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
Discovering You & Your Brand, Inc. Workshop Series with Ina Gjikondi
Workshop One: 2/19/13 6:30-8:30 P.M. - We will consider various tools and approaches to support your learning and deepen your understanding of self by helping you design your (Brand Inc.) through the use of the Keirsey’s Four (4) Temperaments, Seven (7) Principles of Thinking like Leonardo Da Vinci and the HBDI Whole Brain Thinking Model.

Workshop Two: 2/26/13 6:30-8:30 P.M. - Now that you have a better understanding of your brand and its design, this hands-on workshop will help you move your vision to action by providing concrete steps and strategies on communicating your value to the world.

You can choose to attend either Workshop One or Two or both for a discounted price. Plus, we're offering a bonus: with your purchase, you can add a 30-minute one-on-one coaching session with one of your trainers for the low price of $30! This coaching session will be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time within one month of the final workshop.

Space is limited so register TODAY to guarantee your spot before the registration price goes up on February 12!

For more information and to register: discoveryourbrand.eventbrite.com/
GWU School of Business, Duques 451: 2201 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
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Thu 23rd Oct
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
LYJ (Love Your Job) Search 5-Week Seminar (October 23-November 20)
Calling all women job seekers! Daunted, overwhelmed or frustrated with your job search? Get the positive boost you need to find the job you LOVE! For more for details: alyssabest.com/lyj-seminar-october
1317 F Street NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC (URGE)
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Thu 20th Aug
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
"Honing Your Negotiation Skills" w/ Washington Women in Public Relations
Honing Your Negotiation Skills

Join WWPR for a panel discussion with experts on negotiation. Whether negotiating salary, benefits, vendor or client agreements, this is an important career development skill.

Cost: Free for WWPR and PRSA members; $20 for nonmembers.

More info and to register: wwpr.org/events/
Jones Day: 300 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001
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Fri 3rd Jun
12:00 pm
2:00 pm
Women's Energy Network Executive Training: Putting Your *Energy* into Your Career Advancement
Come join other Women's Energy Network members for a fun and interactive workshop designed to advance your career goals. You will envision where you want to be in 5 years, get feedback from your colleagues on your resume, and walk away with tips on how to maximize LinkedIn as a job search tool. No matter where you are in your career, you will gain new insights and connections that will help you activate next steps. Please bring a few copies of your resume and an open mind!

Pricing:

WEN Members: $0
Public (Non-Members): $35

Walk-ins not accepted

Register here: www.womensenergynetwork.org/events/
1220 L Street NW, Washington, DC (API)
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Mon 20th Jun
5:30 pm
10:00 pm
WIN's WODW Dinner: "A Woman's Worth: Salary Negotiation and the Pay Gap"
Reception: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the National Education Association, 1201 16th St NW

Dinners: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at various locations throughout the metro DC area

Despite all of the progress women have made, we still have a lot of work to do in order to close the wage gap. Learn from an experienced salary negotiation trainer on how to effectively gain confidence as well as key tips on how to negotiate like a pro.

Speakers:

-Alyssa Best, Career Coach and Salary Negotiation Trainer, Private Practice & American University

-Gaylynn Burroughs, Policy Director, Feminist Majority Foundation

Register here:

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National Education Association, 1201 16th Street NW, Washington, DC
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Thu 22nd Jun
5:30 pm
10:00 pm
Salary negotiation workshop for WIN's WODW (Women Opening Doors for Women)
Whether you're a seasoned veteran of WIN or a new member ready to get involved, Women Opening Doors for Women (WODW) is the event for you! WODW brings women of different backgrounds together to learn from each other's experiences, exchange valuable information and advice, and help each other along the road to success.

WODW consists of two parts: a networking reception with over 200 professional women followed by 20+ simultaneous dinner parties in private homes and businesses throughout DC. These dinners feature lively discussions on topics ranging from achieving success at work to mindful meditation to breaking the glass ceiling.

First, we'll meet at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue for a reception to honor our Karen Mulhauser Award recipient and our Network of the Year award winner while enjoying dessert and wine. Afterwards, we'll break off to attend one of 20+ engaging, thought-provoking, and fun dinner party discussions around the city.

For more info and to register: win.silkstart.com/even.....017-1
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I Street Northwest, Washington, DC
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Thu 29th Jun
5:30 pm
8:00 pm
WIN Resume Swap & Job Searching Networking Event
It’s finally here – the reason to update your resume! Join WINners as we peer edit our application materials and get ideas for improving our own. WIN will provide resume editing templates so you can take home notes from your peers on the style, grammar, and effectiveness of those damn bullet points.

Feel free to bring a draft cover letter, exciting job description, and other application materials to discuss with the group. Our guests will include coaches, recruiters, and hiring managers that will offer their expert tips on how to up your application game.

There will also be resources for improving your LinkedIn, identifying appropriate positions, and landing an interview. Take this opportunity to talk with other job seekers and HR professionals about moving up the ladder.

This will be a happy hour event at Songbyrd ($5 specials!) so don’t fret about being late. We just want to see you there!

RSVP: win.silkstart.com/event.....event
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House, 2475 18th St NW, Washington, DC
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Tue 18th Jul
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
Money Circle - How to Earn More Money w/ Maggie Germano, Financial Coach
Sometimes, budgeting and cutting spending isn’t enough. Sometimes, you’ve done everything you can to live bare bones, but you still can’t reach your goals. There are no more lattes to not buy. At that point, the only solution is to increase your income. This month, we’ll gather to brainstorm ways to bring in more money, whether that be asking for a raise or getting a second job.

Money Circle is a safe open space where women can ask questions, air their fears, brag about accomplishments, and be honest about any confusion they may have around money.

Light snacks and wine will be provided.

To register: www.maggiegermano.com/.....oney/
Private NW DC Residence (provided upon RSVP)
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Thu 31st Aug
6:30 pm
8:00 pm
Career Conversations: Getting Back to Your Goals
I have always loved the turn of the season from August to September and the "back-to-school" mode of new beginnings, challenges, and routines -- not to mention, the cooler weather that brings new energy.

Come join my inaugural workshop to set new intentions for the fall, envision long-term goals, or get help navigating any pitfalls that stand in your way of achieving success.

Light snacks and wine/beer will be provided. Seating is limited to 6 individuals. I have a cat who will stay out of the way.

Payment: Tickets are $25. Please click on the link below to process your payment via PayPal. Once completed, you will receive an e-mail with details for the evening.

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Refunds: Career Conversations is a limited seating event. If you have to cancel for any reason within 24 hours, your ticket is non-refundable. However, feel free to gift it or sell it to a friend. Just be sure to let me know of the exchange.
Private Hyattsville Residence (Provided upon RSVP)
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Tue 2nd Jan
6:30 pm
8:00 pm
Career Conversations: Setting Intentions for the New Year
Instead of setting New Year's resolutions (which are notoriously dropped very quickly), harness the power of the new year to set intentions for what you want your life to look like in 2018.

This will be an opportunity to reset from the busy holiday season, pause and reflect on the previous year while looking forward, and envision how to live as our best selves.

Light snacks and wine/beer will be provided. Seating is limited to 6 individuals. I have a cat who will stay out of the way.

Payment: Tickets are $25. Please click on the link below to process your payment via PayPal. Once completed, you will receive an e-mail with details for the evening.

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Refunds: Career Conversations is a limited seating event. If you have to cancel for any reason within 24 hours, your ticket is non-refundable. However, feel free to gift it or sell it to a friend. Just be sure to let me know of the exchange.
Private Hyattsville Residence (Provided upon RSVP)
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