ILEA Napa-Sonoma Networking Mixer

When:  May 18, 2022 from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Napa-Sonoma Chapter

Beyond the Badge: Strategic Networking for Success 

Guest Speaker: Tarsha Polk Hearns

Start the new year reconnecting and strengthening your network, while learning new tips for networking strategically and successfully!

Join ILEA Northern California and ILEA Napa-Sonoma for an evening connecting with fellow Event Professionals at the upcoming collaboration, Beyond the Badge: Strategic Networking for Success! 

We will enjoy bites and beverages at Hyatt Regency Downtown SOMA, as well as the opportunity to garner tips and tricks for successful networking, which will be especially helpful after so many months without in-person networking events! 

Joining us to empower our networking success is marketing, and business strategist Tarsha Polk Hearns, an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and international speaker!

Tarsha will help us learn how to build a networking blueprint, learn the skills needed to excel at networking, tips for networking during a pandemic and how to leverage your existing contacts. 

Networking is a powerful marketing tactic to accelerate and sustain success for any individual. Your ability to connect with people is essential to developing profitable relationships. Not many people were taught how to network for business. They simply show up and pass out business cards without having a plan or strategy for building relationships. This session is essential for ILEA guests who want to use networking to grow their business and strengthen relationships. In this interactive presentation, Tarsha Polk Hearns, will help us move beyond passing out business cards to developing a networking plan for success. 

Venue & Catering: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA (formerly Park Central)
Transportation: Beau Wine Tours 


Tarsha Polk Hearns is an award-winning entrepreneur, international speaker and personal brand strategist with The Marketing Lady, LLC. Her experience spans over 20 years of combined marketing, sales, training and entrepreneurial expertise. Since 2003, she has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs learn to attract more clients and opportunities through marketing and business strategies. She is passionate about inspiring people to live their dreams through entrepreneurship. Born and raised in Virginia, she currently resides in Texas where she runs a women’s business center. Visit her at     

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Following a $70 million redevelopment and rebranding, the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SoMa will emerge as San Francisco’s newest cultured and sophisticated hotel, offering guests a dynamic and cultured hospitality experience. Conveniently located in San Francisco’s bustling SoMa district, guests are less than a block away from the Moscone Center, Salesforce Tower, Oracle Park, the Chase Center as well as prominent shopping, dining, arts and entertainment venues.


The comprehensive hotel redevelopment, slated for completion in early 2022, will include a lively and exciting Lobby and innovative grab-and-go Marketplace, room refurbishments and upgrades and five new guest rooms. In addition, an expansive 3,200 square foot Health and Fitness studio will feature state-of-the-art gym equipment and Peloton bikes, and redesigned Meeting and Event spaces all marked by contemporary décor and an art-driven narrative envisioned by internationally recognized design firm BHDM.


The essence of the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SoMa comes from its art-centric location – given it’s within a five-minute walking distance to San Francisco’s world-renowned museums – such as SFMOMA, the Asian Art Museum, MOAD, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum.



Park Central, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SoMa
50 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94103