ASA Philadelphia Calendar

Chapter 35, serving the bustling Philadelphia metro area, is one of the most active in the nation! Our calendar of educational, recreational, and social events has the latest news about seminars, meetings, lectures, speeches, parties, and functions.

Oktoberfest Happy Hour

The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers will sponsor an Oktoberfest Happy Hour on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia (215-634-3338) [Map].

Happy Hour. The Oktoberfest-themed menu will feature an Open Bar and German staples, including bratwurst, potato pancakes and Bavarian pretzels.

Registration Required. The event is FREE for ASA Philadelphia Chapter Members, and $25 for non-members and guests. Space is limited, so please visit the ASA Philadelphia Members Page to REGISTER by Monday, October 2 if you plan to attend.

Guests Welcome. We're hoping for a big turn-out for our first Oktoberfest Happy Hour, so bring a friend. Your spouses, colleagues and guests are welcome! Please direct questions about the event to Executive Secretary Joanne Paciello, by email, phone (610-277-1366) or fax (610-277-1366).

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September Meeting: Hacking​ ​Away -- Cybersecurity​ ​for​ ​Businesses​ ​Today

The September Chapter Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Plymouth Meeting, PA. The Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 pm; all ASA members are welcome. The general meeting starts at 6:30. The guest speaker will be Rebecca Rakoski, Esq., co-founder and managing partner at XPAN Law Group in Philadelphia, a boutique practice focused on cybersecurity and data privacy. Ms. Rakoski will​ ​discuss​ ​the ​various​ ​types​ ​of​ ​“hacking”​ ​incidents and how to approach and protect your business.

Rebecca earned a JD at Widener University School of Law and before that a BS in biology from Washington College. She worked for more than a decade in a large regional firm where she specialized in complex federal and state court litigation, developing a unique expertise in cybersecurity, privacy and electronic discovery. Her presentation​ ​will​ ​discuss​ ​the differences​ ​between​ ​the​ ​various​ ​types​ ​of​ ​“hacking”​ ​incidents, and offer guidance​ ​on how​ ​​to​ ​approach​ ​and​ ​protect​ against cybersecurity threats. She will emphasize the risks​ ​associated​ ​with​ ​HR​ ​data​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​identifiable​ ​information​ ​(PII)​, and talk about optimal network infrastructure designs for firms collecting ​sensitive​ ​data.

Ms. Rakoski’s presentation is sure to be of value to ASA members in all disciplines. As seating for this talk is limited, please register early for this educational and productive evening which qualifies for 2 hours credit toward ASA reaccreditation.

Dinner is $35 per person for members and guests. To pay online with your major credit card or PayPal go to the ASA Philadelphia Members Page, where you can also take advantage of the reduced cost 5-Meeting Plan this month only. Otherwise please make checks payable to ASA Philadelphia Chapter 35.  Please RSVP by Friday, September 15, to Executive Secretary Joanne Paciello by mail to 8 Terrace Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462, email, phone (610-277-1366) or fax (610-277-1366).

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