Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce
Ed LinckEd Linck, 27, the youngest of this year's "Forty Under 40" honorees, knows the importance of professional networking.
After just three and a half years in Little Rock, Linck is a member of more than 18 professional, civic and social organizations – and he even invented a network to make it easier for young professionals to routinely dish out business cards and mingle.
"I learned very early on that it's not what you know, it's who you know," Linck said. "I've really used that to my advantage by getting involved with all these different organizations and getting to know a lot of people."
After his baseball and college career ended at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., Linck spent weekdays trying to sell insurance and weekends playing dominos on his parents' houseboat.
"That's how few people I knew at the time," he said.
With the help of three others, Linck founded the Arkansas Young Professionals Network in 2003 and still serves as president.
Those skills recently landed him the membership director role at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, where introducing new members and directing a sales team is the culmination of his quest for networking skills.
- Heartbleed? No Need for Heart Attack, We've Got Help, Advice
- CMS Database Shows Medicare Payments to Doctors, Others in 2012
- NY Post Reports Alice Walton Might Be Buyer of $70M Penthouse
- Wal-Mart Used Technology to Become Supply Chain Leader 2 years ago
- Home BancShares Eyes Another Florida Bank, Expects More Acquisitions 1 day ago
- Harry Scott, Former President of Thompson Industries of Russellville, Dies at 64 9 months ago
- Wal-Mart Jumps Into the Money Transfer Business, Loudly 1 day ago
- Attorney General Rejects Wording of Proposal to Make Alcohol Sales Legal Througout Arkansas 1 day ago