ABC Workshop #2: Your Network = Your Net Worth 


Area students ages 14 to 24 are invited to learn the elements of making the most of networking at Your Network = Your Net Worth, session 2 of the free Professional ABCs workshop series, Wed., Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St. Reservations are appreciated and can be made at  

Developed by Advice Beyond the Classroom (ABC), the workshop will discuss what a network is, how to build it, and the rates of return you receive from having a top quality network. ABC is a unique mentoring enterprise for helping teens find their trajectory for meaningful careers, are partnering to present the are interactive, fun, and entertaining, and seriously valuable workshop series.  

“Networks are not built overnight; it’s about building relationships,” said Nick LoMaglio, Advice Beyond the Classroom founder and lead workshop presenter. “The earlier you start, the longer you have [to build a network].” 

The workshop will introduce participants to the advantages of networking opportunities and start them on the path to developing networks.  

The Professional ABCs will help students construct the foundation of their future professional success and create a competitive advantage for their professional careers.    

The workshop series is sponsored by BAC, BAPA and Advice Beyond the Classroom.  

Presenters at the Your Network = Your Net Worth workshop are Victor M. Polanco, Ciara Hosty, Ella Mulchrone, and Dylan Cooney. 

Victor M. Polanco, a Managing Director of True Partners Consulting LLC Chicago office, handles business strategy, client development and human capital management. He is a Managing Partner & Founder of two entrepreneurial ventures, Nian Consulting, LLC and JHL Real Estate Investment.  

Polanco currently sits on the advisory board for Cushman & Wakefield in Chicago and is a former board member for Operations Associates, Inc. in Greenville, SC. 

Polanco earned a Bachelors degree in Engineering from the University of New Haven (Connecticut), and a Masters in Business Administration from Duke University. 

Ciara Hosty is active with the Professional ABC Program at Mother McAuley High School, exploring her interest in the world of Business, specifically in the fields of accounting and finance.  A resident of Oak Lawn, Hosty attended St. Gerald School, where she and her family remain involved. At Mother McAuley, she is active in student government, soccer, and the MathMacs team, and is a basketball team manager. She is a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Children’s Hospital where she serves on the Teen Advisory Council.  

Currently a junior at Mother McAuley High School,  Ella Mulchrone is active in the Professional ABC Program, which has taught her how to interact with people in a professional setting and to gain confidence when making small talk in everyday conversations and professional settings. She is eager to use these skills to create new opportunities and reach goals. Including studying international business in college. A Beverly/Morgan Park resident, Mulchrone attended Saint John Fisher elementary school.  

Dylan Cooney, a senior at St. Rita High School, has been a member of the ABC program since his freshman year and is the current program President. In this position Cooney works closely with professional leadership to coordinate meetings and continuously improve the program’s curriculum and student experience. He is proud of his progression as a confident public speaker and looks forward to honing his skills in college and beyond.  

ABC is a not-for-profit organization that provides real-world professional skills and financial literacy basics that help motivated young people prepare for professional success. It was founded in 2014 by Beverly/Morgan Park resident Nick LoMaglio.  

Workshop reservations are appreciated and can be made at Doors open at 7 p.m. and the workshop begins at 7:30 p.m.   


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