Upcoming events

    • 09 May 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004


    Robert B. Simpson, MS, CPA, Managing Partner, Brinker Simpson & Company LLC

    Networking, 5:30 PM; Dinner, 6:30 PM; Talk and Business Session, 7:30 PM


    On December 22, 2017, the largest federal tax reform law in more than 30 years was approved by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). This major tax legislation will affect both individuals and businesses and it is important to fully understand how these changes will impact you. Many ask, “Will this new legislation help me or hurt me?” Learn about the substantial provisions affecting individuals and businesses, especially independent consultants and entrepreneurs.


    Bob Simpson is the Founder and Managing partner of Brinker Simpson & Company, LLC, established in 1989. He has a varied background of entrepreneurial pursuits. Bob received his Masters of Science in taxation from Widener University and advises commercial clients and individuals on a variety of tax planning issues, including the implementation of tax savings policies, executive compensation, and business succession planning. He advises enterprises in entity selection, capital budgeting and financing alternatives. His clients include privately held companies and not-for-profit organizations, along with intricate family based entities, estates and trusts.

    Location: The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004  Map   Directions

    Reservation: Use this page to register online to attend the event, or e-mail or call the CCN phone number at (267) 666-0949 and leave a message. Fee, including food and beverages (wine, beer & sodas), is $30 by reservation/cancellation deadline: Saturday, May 5th



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    • 17 May 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bonefish Grill, 160 N. Gulph Road King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406

    IMC Philadelphia Chapter Invites You to:

    Join us for a Dinner “Buzz Session” at 5:30 PM

    Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Bonefish Grill, King of Prussia

    The Future of Consulting – Understanding the Client’s Perspective

    Moderated by: Charles Dormer, MSOD, MPhil, MInstLM.

     Event Link and Registration on IMC website

    This “Buzz Session” is the fifth and final session in our series under the “The Future of Consulting” theme. In this interactive session we will start with a presentation of the results from a brief survey highlighting the client’s perspective on using consultants.  We will augment the discussion with review of the key topics explored in this year’s IMC meetings. In this session, we will consider the following questions:

    • What are the trends in business and industry that could change the way consultants are used?

    • What kinds of consultants will be used in the future?

    • How will clients find and use consultants in the future and will it differ from today?

    The discussion will focus not only on the trends but also how consultants can meet the challenges of clients' changing needs. Please join us and share your knowledge, experience and views of the future as you and your clients are approaching it.

    The Future of Consulting – Understanding the Client’s Perspective

    Registration and Networking: 5:30 – 6:15 PM  

    Dinner and Announcements: 6:15 – 7:00 PM

    Program:                 7:00 – 8:30 PM

    Moderator’s Bio:  Charles brings over 35 years of experience in healthcare and pharmaceutical R&D and worked for top global pharmaceutical companies.  He started an executive coach and consulting business four years ago - APEX STP, LLC. Charles has a Master of Science (Honors) and Master of Philosophy degrees in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an Adjunct Lecturer position at Georgetown University Medical Center where he teaches Strategic Leadership in Science and Technology.

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07 Feb 2018 CCN February, 2018 Meeting: Sensors: Opportunities for Consultants
10 Jan 2018 CCN January, 2018 Meeting: Intro to CCN & How to Launch a Consulting Business
08 Nov 2017 CCN November, 2017 Meeting: Business Development for Consultants
11 Oct 2017 CCN Oct. 2017 Meeting: RYE WHISKEY DISTILLERY TOUR
13 Sep 2017 CCN Sept. 2017 Meeting: Re-establishing Course (+ Headshot Photo Opportunity)
14 Jun 2017 CCN June 2017 Meeting: Annual Open Forum, BBQ Buffet
10 May 2017 CCN May 2017 Meeting: Introducing Science, Technology and Research Institute of Delaware (STRIDE)
12 Apr 2017 CCN April 2017 Meeting: Why Engineers are Required for Economic Growth
08 Mar 2017 CCN March 2017 Meeting: What The ACS Philadelphia Section & The Chemical Consultants Network Can Do for You!
08 Feb 2017 CCN February 2017 Meeting: Mentoring Young Professionals
11 Jan 2017 CCN January 2017 Meeting: The Chemistry of Wine and Beer Making
09 Nov 2016 CCN November 2016 Meeting: Runaway Reactions
19 Oct 2016 CCN October 2016 Meeting: The Art & Science of Business Valuation
14 Sep 2016 CCN September 2016 Meeting: Consulting abroad or when being abroad
08 Jun 2016 CCN June 2016 Meeting: Annual Open Forum, Al Fresco Buffet
11 May 2016 CCN/PA Biotech Center of Bucks County Joint Meeting May 2016
13 Apr 2016 CCN April 2016 Meeting: Consumer Coatings in the Home: Fact and Fiction
10 Mar 2016 Joseph Priestley Society Luncheon: David DeVore, “It Pays to Be Tacky: Lessons Learned in Growing a Small Specialty Chemical Company”
09 Mar 2016 CCN March 2016 Meeting: CECON, LLC: A Broker for Science and Engineering Consultants
10 Feb 2016 CCN February 2016 Meeting: Open Innovation: Opportunities for Consultants
20 Jan 2016 Delaware ACS Networking Event
13 Jan 2016 CCN January Meeting- Petroleum Refining 101
12 Nov 2015 CCN Mini-Expo in Collaboration with Chemical Heritage Foundation
14 Oct 2015 Chem Consultant Network Social at New Deck Tavern
30 Sep 2015 Princeton ACS Dinner Meeting: "Biotransformation of Environmental Chemicals, from Fish to Humans"
09 Sep 2015 CCN Annual Open Forum Al Fresco Buffet honoring Libby Harper
10 Jun 2015 CCN June 2015 Meeting: 20th Anniversary Celebration Wine Tasting and Dinner
13 May 2015 CCN May 2015 Meeting: Creating a Sustainable Path Forward for your Consultancy Business
13 Apr 2015 Princeton ACS Dinner Meeting: “Hans Krebs, the Krebs Cycles and His Contributions to Amino Acid Metabolism: A Personal Viewpoint”
08 Apr 2015 CCN April 2015 Meeting: Use your Consulting Expertise with YourEncore
12 Mar 2015 Joseph Priestley Society Luncheon: Jeffrey A. Johnson, “The Great War and the German Chemical Industry: Origins of the Dual-Use Dilemma”
11 Mar 2015 CCN March 2015 Meeting: An Introduction to OSHA
24 Feb 2015 Princeton ACS Dinner Meeting: "Systems Pharmacology Modeling: A Bridging Tool for Engineering and Optimizing Drug R&D Plans"
11 Feb 2015 CCN February 2015 Meeting: Introduction to Industrial Biotechnology and Renewable Chemicals
27 Jan 2015 *Canceled Due to Weather - Will be Rescheduled* Princeton ACS Dinner Meeting: "Hans Krebs, the Krebs Cycles and His Contributions to Amino Acid Metabolism: A Personal Viewpoint"
14 Jan 2015 CCN January 2015 Meeting: Creativity for Consultants
12 Nov 2014 2014 Ullyot Lecture: George Whitesides (in lieu of CCN Nov. meeting)
21 Oct 2014 The World is Your Market: A Seminar to Entice You to the Global Market Place (US Dept of Commerce Commercial Service)
08 Oct 2014 CCN October 2014 Meeting: Chemical Weapons (Including Consulting Opportunities for Destruction, Neutralization, Conversion)
10 Sep 2014 CCN September 2014 Meeting: Networking Tips to Increase a Consultant’s Business
09 Jul 2014 Networking Opportunity – July 9, 2014 Website Committee meeting, Steering Committee meeting, Dinner
11 Jun 2014 CCN June 2014 Meeting: Annual Open Forum, Al Fresco Buffet
23 Apr 2014 Princeton ACS Dinner Meeting: "Advanced Materials Venture Capital; Opportunities and Challenges"
10 Apr 2014 Joseph Priestley Society Presents “Chemical Risk Policy—2014 and Beyond”
09 Apr 2014 CCN April 2014 Joint Meeting with CONET : The International Executive Service Corps
09 Apr 2014 EBRD, US Department of Commerce and the US Department of Treasury: CONSULTANCY OPPORTUNITIES FOR US FIRMS AND INDUSTRY EXPERTS
27 Mar 2014 Princeton ACS Dinner Meeting - “Practical Considerations for Chemistry Outsourcing: The Challenges of Managing a Lab 8,000 Miles Away.”
13 Mar 2014 Joseph Priestly Society: "Sustainability-Driven Innovation: a Mandate for Cross-Industry Partnership"
12 Mar 2014 CCN March 2014 Meeting: Networking with All Related to the Chemical or Life Science Industries
19 Feb 2014 Princeton ACS Dinner Meeting - "Host to Microbe Interkingdom Signaling: Identification of a Host-Produced Autoinducer-2 Mimic"
12 Feb 2014 CCN February 2014 Meeting: Resources for Consultants
08 Jan 2014 CCN January 2014 Meeting: Chemical Consultants Network Website Upgrade
11 Dec 2013 CCN December 2013 Meeting: Strategies for Success: Differentiating Your Business (Even When You Operate In A LookAlikeLandscape)
13 Nov 2013 CCN November 2013 Meeting, Roundtable: New CCN Website
09 Oct 2013 CCN October 2013 Meeting: Self-Directed IRA's - Why, How To and Real World Examples by a CCN Member
11 Sep 2013 CCN September 2013 Meeting: Marketing Chemical, Engineering and Professional Services to China (JAMES CHAN, PH.D.)
12 Jun 2013 CCN June 2013 Meeting: ANNUAL OPEN FORUM Al Fresco Buffet
08 May 2013 CCN May 2013 Meeting: Hydraulic Fracturing (“Fracking”) Boon or Bane?
10 Apr 2013 CCN April 2013 Meeting: Legal Aspects of Running a Successful Consulting Practice
13 Mar 2013 CCN March 2013 Meeting - Social Media for Consultants
13 Feb 2013 CCN February 2013 Meeting - The ACS Entrepreneurship Initiative
09 Jan 2013 CCN January 2013 Meeting - Your Expertise: How Much to Give Away
12 Dec 2012 CCN December 2012 Meeting - The Importance of Shape A Primer for Chemical Consultants
14 Nov 2012 CCN November 2012 Meeting - Pharmaceutical Process Scale-Up
12 Sep 2012 CCN September 2012 Meeting - Project Management for Consultants
13 Jun 2012 CCN June 2012 Meeting - ANNUAL OPEN FORUM Al Fresco Buffet
09 May 2012 CCN May 2012 Meeting - Space Travel in the 21st Century – Safety Strategies and Direction
11 Apr 2012 CCN April 2012 Meeting - Patent Law under the America Invents Act: A Practical Guide for Consultants
14 Mar 2012 CCN March 2012 Meeting - Self-Image Tune-Up: How to Overcome Psychological Barriers to Personal Performance
08 Feb 2012 CCN February 2012 Meeting - Effective Powerpoint Presentations
11 Jan 2012 CCN January 2012 Meeting - Five Elements of Consulting Success
07 Dec 2011 CCN December 2011 Meeting - Estate Planning for Consultants
09 Nov 2011 CCN November 2011 Meeting - Nail It! Become the Speaker You Want to Be!
12 Oct 2011 CCN October 2011 Meeting - How to Set Up Your Consulting Business, Minimize Taxes and Protect Yourself
14 Sep 2011 CCN September 2011 Meeting - Bookkeeping For Consultants Panel Discussion
08 Jun 2011 CCN June 2011 Meeting - ANNUAL OPEN FORUM AL FRESCO BUFFET
11 May 2011 CCN May 2011 Meeting - Literature-Based Consulting (No Lab Required)
13 Apr 2011 CCN April 2011 Meeting - Sustainability Consulting Opportunities
09 Mar 2011 CCN March 2011 Meeting - Starting a Custom Synthesis Company
09 Feb 2011 CCN February 2011 Meeting - Consultant Opportunities in Patent Law
12 Jan 2011 CCN January 2011 Meeting - Strategic Alliances for Consultants
08 Dec 2010 CCN December 2010 Meeting - Strategies for Making Every Marketing Call a Home Run
12 May 2010 CCN May 2010 Meeting - Website Design for Consultants
10 Mar 2010 CCN March 2010 Meeting - Databasing and Contact Management Systems for Consultants
14 Oct 2009 CCN October 2009 Meeting - Finding Government Procurement Opportunities for the "new economy"
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