Raleigh, NC, April 12, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Penn Shore, president of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Breakfast Club of the Triangle, has announced that charter member Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP will host events on April 19 and 20 for club members. The events will include a cocktail reception April 19 from 5:30-7 p.m. at 1705 Prime, Rock Top Hospitality's new restaurant located at 1705 Millbrook Road, as well as a breakfast event on April 20 from 7-9:30 a.m. at the RBC Center’s Arena Club featuring Chief Richard Picciotto, the highest-ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center collapse, the last fireman to escape the devastation and the author of New York Times bestseller Last Man Down. Picciotto will also be present at the cocktail reception. All events are limited to Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Breakfast Club of the Triangle members and their guests.
“We are excited to announce that Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP will be hosting our April events,” said Shore. “We are honored to have Chief Richard Picciotto as our keynote speaker – it is a privilege for our members to be able to meet and hear from a true American hero.”
About The Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Breakfast Club of the Triangle:
The Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Breakfast Club of the Triangle is a chapter of Breakfast Club America, a national membership-driven business organization. With each member being exclusive in his or her business category, the business club puts members together in a variety of environments where they generate revenue and build business relationships with each other and their customers. Club services include business development events, Internet marketing, online training and monthly breakfast meetings featuring a high profile sports or business personality as the guest speaker. Participation in all events is limited to Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Breakfast Club of the Triangle members and their invited guests. The Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Breakfast Club of the Triangle is sponsored by the Carolina Condrey Group of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, which is one of over 90 network offices within the Northwestern Mutual system across the country, serving clients throughout eastern North Carolina. The office is based in Raleigh, NC and led by R. Michael Condrey, CLU, ChFC, CFP, managing partner. Northwestern Mutual Financial Network is the marketing name for the sales and distribution arm of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI (Northwestern Mutual). For more information on the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Breakfast Club of the Triangle, contact Penn Shore at (919) 612-9458 or visit their Web site at http://breakfastclubamerica.com.
About Chief Richard Picciotto:
Chief Richard Picciotto is the highest-ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center collapse, and the last fireman to escape the devastation. He was on a stairwell between the sixth and seventh floors of the North Tower when it collapsed on September 11, 2001. Picciotto's book, Last Man Down, is a tribute to the 343 firefighters and 2,400 civilians who lay dead in the rubble that surrounded him on that day. And moreover, it is a heartfelt remembrance of a day of infamy and profound humanity. The book was an immediate New York Times bestseller upon its release in May 2002. Chief Picciotto is also a former New York City police officer, and has served as a fire marshal, an arson investigator, a lieutenant, and a captain prior to becoming chief in 1992. He is a 28-year veteran of the FDNY, and for the past nine years, he has presided over the department's Battalion 11, covering Manhattan's Upper West Side. He is the recipient of departmental awards and commendations for his bravery and meritorious service.
About Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP:
Since 1979, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP has provided full-service legal representation on a local, regional and national basis. Located in Raleigh, N.C., the firm has 64 attorneys and 70 support staff members. Its practice groups include: business and corporate; capital markets; litigation and arbitration; commercial real estate and development; environmental; family law; government relations; health care; intellectual property protection and licensing; labor & employment; life sciences; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; taxation; technology; and venture capital. For more information, visit the Web site at http://www.wyrick.com.
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