Mid-Atlantic Pet Professional Networking event was a big success!

American Pet Professionals & the Pet Connect App's Networking Event in the Mid-Atlantic DMV area was a big success!
By: American Pet Professionals
American Pet Professionals Alexandria VA 10 2018
American Pet Professionals Alexandria VA 10 2018
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Oct. 26, 2018 - PRLog -- American Pet Professionals, (APP), and APP members the Pet Connect app co-hosted the first pet professionals networking event in the DMV, (DC, Maryland and Virginia), this past Tuesday, October 23, 2018, in Alexandria, VA at The Lyceum.  The event was sold out and boasted over 40 pet professionals, 9 'Show and Tell' tables featuring all different kinds of pet businesses. Pet professionals came from surrounding areas: Baltimore; Washington DC, Pennsylvania; Maryland; Virginia and even as far away as New York to attend the area's inaugural event.

"We are delighted with the turnout at the event, and the networking, relationship building among the attendees was just wonderful to see.  Many new connections were made at this one event and bringing our pet industry community even closer together in this area!" said Nancy Hassel, founder and President of American Pet Professionals. "It was wonderful to co-host the event with our members Jason Hanny and Hector Ocasio of the Pet Connect app who live in the area, they were instrumental in helping find a location right in the heart of Old Town and accessible to many area pet pros.  We can't wait to co-host our next event together in the area in the new year."

Pet businesses that participated in the 'Show and Tell' tables at the event were: BarkCode Consulting; Iconic Paws; Barkley Square Professional Pet Services; Wigzi; NeVetica; Pearly White Pets; SDWR; Animal Ortho Care and Pet Connect app.

"I thoroughly enjoyed my first APP networking event. I had the opportunity to chat with different people from industry and I look forward to the next event," said Immacula Pierre, CEO & Founder of Iconic Paws, based in Woodbridge, VA.

This event was American Pet Professionals 115th event they have hosted just for pet professionals in the last 9 years, and their largest out of state attendance yet - hosting other events in Boston, Chicago, New Jersey, and Connecticut over the years.  Their founder is based in NY where the majority of their events have been hosted.

"It was an exciting and informative event and we were very pleased to see so many pet professionals attending, while getting to know each other. We're looking forward to the APP event!" Jason Hanny, COO and Co-founder of Pet Connect app said.

"What an impact this networking meeting had on my business.  Meeting so many different people in so many different genres' in the pet industry that are literally neighbors was awesome.  I was able to make connections that I would have never been able to do had this event not happened.  And to be able to help my clients now on a totally different level and offering more options for my clients because of the people I met," said Kristina Robertson, CEO of Barkley Square Professional Pet Services and Pet Spa.

American Pet Professionals is planning events in other states and cities in 2019, to celebrate their 10thyear in business.  Sponsorship and co-hosting opportunities for these upcoming events are available.  Please email info@AmericanPetProfessionals.comfor more information.

For more information about American Pet Professionals go to www.AmericanPetProfessionals.com, email Nancy@AmericanPetProfessionals.com.
For press inquires contact Nancy Hassel at (631) 446-1105

About Nancy Hassel and American Pet Professionals:
Nancy Hassel is the founder and President of American Pet Professionals, an award-winning business networking, educational and multimedia organization for the pet industry since 2009.  Leading over 100 in-person educational networking events, seminars, fundraisers and online events for pet industry professionals. A Public Relations specialist for the pet industry, Nancy works with pet companies in many aspects of PR, event planning, media relations and training for pet professionals.  Nancy also co-hosts the boutique B2B trade-show NYC Re-Tails & Sales Pet Expo with Dana Humphrey every spring.  Also, Nancy is a speaker at various pet industry conferences, a writer for pet trade and consumer magazines, blogger, avid photographer, and was a TV producer and production coordinator for 10+ years. Nancy created a Responsible Dog Ownership program and taught over 2,500 pet parents in a 5-year period. Recently awarded the 2018 Women of Influence by Pet Age Magazine and her American Pet Professionals was voted Best Networking organization three years in a row by LI Press newspaper.  Nancy resides on Long Island, NY and is the proud pet parent of Cody, a rescued American Pit Bull Terrier.
Connect socially: @AmericanPetPros on Twitter and Instagram

About Pet Connect™:
Leading with a purpose of connecting pet owners to meaningful resources for their pets, the Pet Connect™ app has quickly become a default solution to optimize the relationship between pet parents and pet businesses through a modern and innovative mobile experience. Launched in 2018 in the Mid-Atlantic region, pet businesses can use the app as a scheduling, marketing and messaging platform with current and potential customers that correlate with their products, services or amenities. Pet owners can effortlessly explore over 100,000 pet-friendly resources across the country, book service appointments, and receive valuable promotions from their favorite pet businesses. Additionally, the app features fun, easy-to-use solutions for the day-to-day obligations of pet ownership which includes a pet media gallery, pet documentation archive and family-sharing capabilities. With more creative ideas in the pipeline, Pet Connect™ will be continuously launching new features and services.

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