Jack J. Fattal (standing on the right, with Karina and Arthur Roskies) receives the Jon Roskies Award for New Leadership at the 2017 Jewish Leadership Awards.

Leadership through the Choice Business Club

I had the pleasure of participating in last year’s JCC Choice Business Club and then returning for this year’s session as Co-Chair. Over the six evening sessions, we met at Federation CJA to share dinner, participate in interactive group discussions, and hear from guest speakers.

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From left to right: Jodie Frenkiel at the 20th Annual Business & Professionals Cocktail with event speakers Jonathan Goodman of Knight Therapeutics & Morris Goodman of Pharmascience.

Building credibility with Clients in Professional Services

By Jodie Frenkiel, Vice President of the Jewish Chamber of Commerce

Over the past 14 years as a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group I have had many opportunities to interact with senior clients in an advisory capacity. One challenge I often face is building credibility with clients who have decades more experience in their company and industry. Over the years, I have experimented with different approaches to earning my client’s respect early-on in a relationship.

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Ian Weinstein with YAD Outreach Co-Chair, Stacey Stivaletti, at The Art of the Schmooze event.

The Jewish Chamber of Commerce: Where Business Meets Philanthropy 

By Ian Weinstein, Senior Associate - Valuation, Litigation and Transaction Advisory at Richter

Co-Chairing the JCC event The Art of the Schmooze was an incredible opportunity that allowed me to experience first-hand the JCC’s mission to be “a Jewish networking forum for business individuals of all industries and professions to exchange ideas, knowledge and insight while working to enhance the development of strong Jewish community leaders.” 

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Jessica Sasportas

Get to know Jessica

By Jessica Sasportas, Director of the Jewish Chamber of Commerce

Having just moved back to Montreal, after several years living in Israel, I couldn’t think of a better way to reconnect with our community than by working at Federation CJA, where I took over as the Director of the Jewish Chamber of Commerce (JCC) in June.

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