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St Patrick's Day Celebration
elite professional Networking
Galina Babuskin District Manager Arbonne, Soprano Singer Paula Oleska & she is
 also the President of Brain Upgrade
Front Row:

Jim Swiger Managing Director enviroglobal solutions, Kathy Mora enviroglobal solotions,
Debra Dee Johnson President Hill Data Management, Orly Amor President Holistic Chamber of Commerce, Gloria T. Cressler Event Producer, CEO/Founder Elite  Professional Networking Group, & Editor of Black Tie International Magazine, Interior Designer Galina Saucedo, Professional Speaker Cheryl Lazarus, Pianist Marta Zywiecka,
Richard Healey General Manager Regus 
Second Row:

Marika Spanger, Rebecca Lewis, Mark Sackett President Reflectur.Com, Maria Soccor Actor, Director & Producer Mark Dana,
Third Row:
Chris DeLucia Sr. Account Executive Total Merchant Resources, Barbara G. Schechter President Barbara's Handmade Cookies,
Alex Yudovin Branch Manager Total Merchant Resources, Celebrity Architect Stephen Valentine, Elijah Hernandez Chemical Engineer    & Dr. Phil D. Craig, N.D.
 Last Row:
Richard Alan President/Founder Richard Alan Management & Be Luba  
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St Patrick's Day Celebration


St. Patrick by Art Hughes

St Patrick by Art Hughes for

The St. Patrick's Day Celebration
is a Real Luck of the
Article By:
Gloria Consolacion T.Cressler

Editor: Black Tie International Magazine


Photographs by: Barry Brown of Barry Brown Studios,  

TV Coverage by: Frank Omar of Frankly Speaking,
New York (Mondays 8 pm Channel 34 & Channel 32)

St. Patrick's Day celebration was another fabulous event where truly there was the real luck of the Irish! Almost every day it was either raining or snowing, but that night it was warm and dry amazingly fantastic weather. Prior to the event, the day before it was raining like crazy, and then snowing, and then again the day after our event.  We were given a great blessing of good weather that night. So I believe that, it was the luck of the Irish! So old friends and new friends came, and in fact several guests came out early to celebrate with us. Some of the ladies are dress in green, including yours truly. Some of the gentlemen wear a shade of green jacket others with green ties, And everyone was having a terrific time, reuniting with old friends and meeting new friends. 
As always our monthly celebration, networking and monthly reunion are held at The World Bar at Trump Tower International by the United Nations The event was produced by Gloria T. Cressler, CEO/Founder of Elite Professional Networking Group and Editor of Black Tie International Magazine. Co-hosted by Black Tie International Magazine, Power Team International, Giorgio G. Cognac (by famous designer Giorgio GUCCI), and Emperors Vodka, Wine World Wide Inc., and Global Fine Wines.
Our guests once again enjoyed a memorable, remarkable, and fun evening.  Our guests this time were led by my long time friend Harvey Dzodin the former VP of ABC TV. And our good friend the lovely Maria Soccor, an actor, director and producer. She is also the cousin of the famous actor Stanley Tucci, and of course we had the present again of the celebrity architect Stephen Valentine, who rearranged his busy schedule to join us. Attendees included Richard Healey the General Manager of Regus, and as always Richard Alan of Richard Alan Management, and Alex Ross Modeling Agency, came with his gorgeous models. And of course our events were attended by so many other wonderful loyal friends and new friends, in which we will regale later.
As always, like so many of our other events time just flew by as people shared stories, discussed business strategies, and networked new entrepreneurial opportunities. I know most are like me, we are all ready to welcome spring. Everyone is looking forward towards our next fabulous event on April 22nd with partying in spring through great Celebration.  Do make sure to wear something with flowers in your outfit or in your hair or some bright tops or bright neck ties for the men so we can welcome spring with a bang. This is going to be another fabulous night!
Our entertainment for the night is Mezzo Soprano Paula Oleska.
Paula Oleska, is a mezzo-soprano, studied singing in Poland since the young age. After coming to New York, she performed with many opera companies, like Bel Canto, Brooklyn Lyric and many others. She also performed in Cabaret, being especially recognized for her interpretation of Broadway standards. Paula open her show with a famous Irish song called Danny Boy to celebrate St. Patrick's day, in which the guests sang with her the last verse headed by our own Gerard McKeon Publisher of Black Tie International Magazine, who is a pure blooded Irish man. Everybody felt the love of the Irish people that evening. And after a beautiful moment Paula continued to sing famous, Italian and French songs that I had requested discovering later that the guests loved all the selections that I had picked. And Paula of course was accompanied all that time by her ever talented pianist player, Marta Zywiecka who made her name, also of her own re-known. They make a very good pair.  Paula is our Resident Singer and she enjoys entertaining our wonderful guests all the time
HILL DATA MANAGEMENT provides quality software and application development, including Microsoft Office Technologies, database design and development as well as Business Intelligence analysis. Past and present clients included: Standard & Poors, Depository Trust & Clearance, Ann Taylor, Reuters, NYC Wastematch, The McGraw-Hill Companies, and Sprint. They helped their clients create personalized dashboards of projected data; Customized Access databases and Excel spreadsheets; Custom SQL queries to retrieve data and Ad-hoc queries of cubed data; XML data mapping to web services, as well as providing data scraping into Excel for analysis. The guests were so interested to see what Debra Johnson of Hill Data Management does in her business. The guests were happy for the edification, of how the technology of Debra's company can help them with their own businesses to be more efficient and successful. To contact Debra go to their website  email or Tel. 1-917-742-3237. 
Barbara's Cookie Pies LLC makes Gourmet Butter Cookies, Cookie Pies & Chocolate Dipped Dried Fruit that are used for personal, business and corporate gifts, meetings, catering and parties. Her products are unique and delicious...they are a decadent fusion of traditional classics with a modern artisan touch. Barbara offers a wide range of packaging and can customize to meet any budget, and her product hit home run. The Irish cookies and the different pies were so sumptuous in which the guests enjoyed eating, and took some home with them. So for your very special needs, make sure to get in touch with Barbara. These are premium quality products that you will be proud to serve or give as gifts. They are WBENC certified.  And they ship easily nationwide. Go to 1-855-SENDPIE Email: Tel. 1-732-995-0497
Additional Guests in attendance were:
Denise L. Hunter President Destinations Links Hospitality, Orly Amor President Holistic Chamber of Commerce Manhattan Chapter, Mark Sackett President/Creative Director,  Jim Swiger Managing Director Enviroglobal Solutions, Constance Wilson Andersen Founder & Executive Director United Women's Foundation, Bernard E. Reidy Managing Director Commonfund, Janet Strackhouse of Microsoft, Abigail Chu Senior Press Taipe Economic & Cultural Office of the Taipei Consulate, John P. Wilson Ph.D. Denise Raquel Dunning Executive Director Let GIRLS LEAD, Galina Babushkin General Manager Arbonne, Cheryl Lazarus Speaker ZengaLove,   
Brett Copeland President & Founder Brett Copeland & Associates LLC, Ellen G. Morgenthal MBA Senior Mortgage Loan Originator Mortgage Master, Dr. Philip D. Craig Naturophatic Doctor, Michael Gonzales-Wallace Ceo & Founder Super Body & Super Brain, Sheila Brody Founder/Director Green Spa, Michele Heinrich The Wellness Path, Larry E. Matthews Creative Director, Alex Yudovin Branch Manager Total Merchant Resources, Chris DeLucia Account Executive Total Merchant Resources, Barclay Ford Smyly Bond Real Estate, James Duignam H.H.P., Galina Saucedo Interior Designer, Edward A. Sturchio of GreenbergTraurig, Krystyna Chmielewska of Bioptron, Nataly Stern, Mark A. Pappa Advisory Representative Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation, May Chu Global Arch Design & Build Inc. Andrew Bang, Kathy Mora of Enviroglobal Solutions, Elijah Hernandez Chemical Engineer & many others.   
We want to thank Kenneth McClure and his staff for their job well done, who served us sumptuous and delicious food, and provided great drinks. Kenneth McClure is the Vice President and Group General Manager of Hospitality Holdings which owns The World Bar at the Trump Tower and seven other world renowned establishments, including the Carnegie Club, Madison and Vine and several others.
We also thank all our friends for supporting our monthly events, our Host and Sponsors, And of course Gerard McKeon Publisher of Black Tie International Magazine, Orly Amor President of Holistic Chamber of Commerce, Rebecca Lewis, Marika Spangar, Bo Popovic, Jun Pasiculan
and many more.
This is your host Gloria Cressler signing off.
  We hope to see you at our next event April 22, May 20, and so on…
 Please do make sure to RSVP RIGHT AWAY to or due to our VERY limited space. See you at our next fun and elegant celebration where all guests are treated like VIP's!
For Sponsorship of our events, and advertising with Black Tie International Magazine, and for our yearly memberships and an invitation to our events. email us to or
Gloria T. Cressler
Philanthropist & Author
President & CEO
Elite Professional Networking Group
Black Tie International Magazine
United Nations Association & Foundation
Power Team International
 ( Some schedule might change ) 
Welcome Spring Celebration April 22,
May Festival Celebration May 22,   
 Welcome Summer Celebration June 17 
                 Mid Summer Night Celebration July 15. 
 Then we are off for the summer and be back on October
Barbara G. Schechter President Barbara's Handmade Cookie Pies at her display table
Barbara G. Schechter President Barbara's Handmade Cookie Pies at her display table
 Debra Dee Johnson President Hill Data Management & Elijah Hernandez Chemical Engineer
 Debra Dee Johnson President Hill Data Management & Elijah Hernandez Chemical Engineer
at  their display table
   Gerard Mc Keon,, Richard Healey General Manager Regus, Edward A. Sturchio Greenberg Traurig, John Wildson, Mark Pappa
  Gerard Mc Keon,, Richard Healey General Manager Regus, Edward A. Sturchio Greenberg Traurig, John Wilson, Mark Pappa
Charlotte Thun-Hohenstein, Alice La Wang & Pianist Marta Zywiecka
Charlotte Thun-Hohenstein, Alice La Wang & Pianist Marta Zywiecka
Celebrity Architect Stephan Valentine, Gloria T. Cressler Event Producer,Maria Soccor Actor, Director & Producer
Celebrity Architect Stephan Valentine, Gloria T. Cressler Event Producer,
Maria Soccor Actor, Director & Producer
Galina Saucedo Interior Designer, Brett Copeland President/Founder Brett Copeland & Associates LLC & Orly Amor President Holistic Chamber of Commerce Manhattan Chapter 
Galina Saucedo Interior Designer, Brett Copeland President/Founder Brett Copeland & Associates LLC & Orly Amor President Holistic Chamber of Commerce Manhattan Chapter 
 Pianist Marta Zy & Paula singing
 Pianist Marta Zy & Paula singing
Gerard, who's from Ireland & all the guest singing Danny boy
Gerard, who's from Ireland & all the guest singing Danny Boy
as we all celebrated St. Patrick's Day
 Richard Alan President/Founder Richard Alan Management and Be Luba
 Richard Alan President/Founder Richard Alan Management and Be Luba
 Galina Saucedo, Galina Babushkin both door prize winner from Barbara Schechter
 Galina Saucedo, Galina Babushkin both door prize winner from Barbara Schechter
 & Gloria T. Cressler 
 Dr. Phil Craig receiving the door prize from Debra Johnson
 Dr. Phil Craig receiving the door prize from Debra Johnson
Brett Copeland, Marika Spangar, & Gloria T. Cressler 
Brett Copeland, Marika Spangar, & Gloria T. Cressler 
Sheila Brody Founder/Director Green Spa, Gloria T. Cressler, Maria Soccor
Sheila Brody Founder/Director Green Spa, Gloria T. Cressler, Maria Soccor
 & Andrea Spring Director 
Blue Star jets.

Extra Extra!!!!

Black Tie International Magazine Travel
The Last Time I Saw Paris

European Spring/Summer Tour 2013 

  Toni Bauer and Gudron of Anton Bauer Winery, Gloria T. Cressler and Robert Lester  at the winery for the wine festival in Austria

Toni Bauer and Gudrun of Anton Bauer Winery, Gloria T. Cressler and Robert Lester 
 at the winery for the wine festival in Austria



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Holiday Celebration
    1st Row: Patricia Martinez of Grande Naturals, Juan Plaza of Style Magazine, Rebecca Lewis, Eddie Novetti, Lisa Zimmer of Ayurvedic Natural Face Lift,
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1st Row sitting: Richie Zav, Atty. Steven Goldman, William Michaels ,Lindsay Ashby,Dr. Albert Ambriz, Thelma Dixon, Josh Shulman, Actor/Director Bill Lanndis, Interior Designer Galina, Michael Romano, Abhi Chintakunta, Nick Alessi, Richard Alan, Prince Adonis, David Alan Kogut
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 Nick Alssi, Gerard Mc Keon, Larry Blascovich, Kenneth Flornes, Gloria Cressler, Rita Cosby,
Elite Professionals: MidSummer  Night Celebration
Front sitting: Don Reiser, Sam Liebowitz, Jack Cooper, HidekAndrea King, Matt Traverso, Jim Swiger, Julie Wilson, Richard Alan, Ron,eden ganMiningham, Judy, model Elaine Queiroz,  Claudia Suica, Veronica Pellot-Marrero, i Aono, Paula Oleska,Michael, Ellza Bellezza, Gloria Cressler, Bushra Khan, Victoria
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Elite Professionals:Valentine Benefit
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Tery Fugate, James Gross, & Sandy Jacolow Chief Information Officer of Silverstein Towers
Elite Professionals: Holiday Veterans Benefit
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 Lawrence Blascovich Group Director,Senior VP Signature Bank, Ariana Datil, Miss Northern US, gloria cressler,col.gonyo, gerard mc keon
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Lawrence Blascovich Group Director,
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Battalion 69th Infantry,
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