This is our first interview with a community partner. BACD has partnered with Heart of Networking numerous times in the 9 years since they started. Many businesses get started with BACD and then as they grow their business they network with various different associations and organizations in Durham Region and beyond. Heart of Networking serves predominately female owned businesses (men’s events are 4 times per year) and since the pandemic these are across Canada and virtual. Read more below!
Marlene Marco is the Founder and Facilitator of the highly successful Heart of Networking organization! She describes herself as a “Connector of People and a Creator of Opportunities”! Marlene is known as Durham Region’s “Queen of Networking”.
One of her greatest joys is to facilitate the connections that business owners need to move their business forward. Heart of Networking events are held monthly as well as a bi-monthly “Next Level Networking” workshop.
She has been an entrepreneur her entire career, so Marlene speaks from firsthand experience. Helping others succeed IS her passion – whether it is through networking connections or helping them sharpen their professional image with her fashion business.
Marlene is currently partnered with Cabi, an established Direct Sale fashion designer and is continuing to serve her beloved clients through virtual presentations. One of her favourite sayings is “Everything you wear makes a statement. The key is to align that “statement” with your message.”
Marlene was named the Ajax Pickering Board of Trade 2018 Business Person of the Year and is very involved in the local business community.
She is honoured to chair 100 Women Who Care Ajax, Pickering, Whitby and gladly devotes her volunteer time to help this stellar organization continue their worthwhile work in the community.
Marlene’s brand is best summed up as #StyleConnects
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