The PBL Business Leader is now sent electronically and is available as an exclusive membership benefit to PBL members. The new reader allows users to view the publication online and search the document for information, send articles to friends, print out the publication, save as a PDF, and easily view interactive videos and web links.
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The PBL National Officer team has gone green by distributing their Spring newsletter electronically rather than by mailing a printed copy to each member.
You can access a copy of the brand new Spring 2009 PBL Business Leader online which is available exclusively for members to read through zMags. The reader allows users to search the document for information and topics, send articles to their friends, and print out the publication.
Download Interview with NYC Fashion Entrepreneur Christine Marchuska (mp3)
Christine Marchuska was fed up with expensive designer clothing and other trendy duds made out of non-sustainable fabric blends. She thought, “how hard could it be to make fashionable clothing with eco-friendly fabrics that the masses could afford?” Christine became less enthralled with her day job of selling synthetic collateralized debt obligations (yeah, don’t worry no one knows what that is) and more involved in sewing classes and questioning the fashion industry experts. Her loving parents thought sewing was a good skill to acquire and bought Christine her first sewing machine. She started modifying her conservative Wall Street clothing into chic hipster gear. She also ramped up on the garment industry through fashion courses and various literature. Born and raised in upstate New York, Christine attended Cornell University. After graduation, she moved to the big apple, New York City, to pursue a career in finance. She started off as a day trader at proprietary trading firm in lower Manhattan. Six months later she joined Morgan Stanley. After passing the CFA level I exam and applying and getting in to the MBA program at Georgetown University, she decided to pursue a role at CIBC. However, her duties at Morgan Stanley were clearly not over as she returned to the investment bank after her stint at CIBC. In April 2008 the credit markets took a turn for the worst and restructuring on Wall Street was inevitable. So Christine felt it was time for a change and focused in on her upstate entrepreneurial roots.
In November 2008, cmarchuska was born and now Christine’s time is spent roaming around the garment district and networking with the fashion crowd. When Christine is not comparing buttons and fabric blends, she enjoys time with her friends in her favorite city, New York.
Download Interview with Bestselling Author, Richard Nelson Bolles (mp3).
Dick Bolles—more formally known as Richard Nelson Bolles— is an author, consultant, keynote speaker, “master teacher,” and workshop leader. He is the author of What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Guide For Job-Hunters and Career Changers. The book is used in 26 countries around the world, exists in 20 languages, has sold 10,000,000 copies, and is updated every year. It was recently a #1 BusinessWeek bestseller, and has spent over 5 years on The New York Times bestseller lists. The Library of Congress chose it as one of 25 books through history that have shaped people’s lives. It is the most popular job-hunting book in the world, and has contributed many new words to the business lexicon, including “informational interviewing” and “golden parachutes.” Bolles studied chemical engineering at M.I.T., has a Bachelors Degree cum laude in physics from Harvard, and a Masters Degree in New Testament Studies from General Seminary plus three honorary doctorates. He is also a member of Mensa.