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Seek . Sip . Socialize

twoguys-copyFor those who have found themselves unemployed, local event planner (and professed job seeker), Felina Martin has created a party just for you.

“Seek, sip and socialize” are the words used to describe the Pink Slip Party.  The PINK SLIP Party provides an opportunity for those who are seeking employment a social atmosphere to network with potential employers and fellow “pink slip” party-goers.  Guests will enjoy a complimentary cocktail, while they participate in an interactive activity that will showcase their charm to potential employers and recruiters.  Those who are employed are invited to attend the event as “cheerleaders” to encourage and inspire those struggling to find jobs.

In addition to providing an opportunity to network (and land a job interview), the PINK SLIP Party will have professionals on hand to provide “resume critiques” and “attire checks”. And for those who need a little on-the-spot touch up, the event organizer is trying to secure the help of local shoe shine professionals to buff shoes.  “We are also looking for wardrobe consultants and hair stylists to provide some tips to individuals on improving their professional image”, states Martin. Martin’s business, Eventions, an event planning company in Tallahassee since 2001 has experienced the financial impact of the economic crisis.

“After a 24-hour depression session and watching the national news for two days, I had to do something.  I was inspired by an event planner in California who planned a similar party, so I decided to bring the event to Tallahassee”, said Martin.

The first of four parties planned this year will take place on Thursday, April 30th from 6 pm until 8 pm at Club Rayn.  Admission is free for those unemployed who preregister on the event web site at or $5 for employers, recruiters and other guests.  The party is limited to 100 people, so early registration is encouraged.

For more information, visit or call 850-222-0200.

Erin Smyth is a hospitality administration student in Tallahassee.  The photo from a previous Pink Slip Party is by photographer Craig Ruttle.

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