Networking Expert Alana McKinney To Be Honored With Golden Quill Award in Hollywood

Alana McKinney, entrepreneurial networking expert, will receive a Golden Quill Award from The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™ at the Second Annual Best Seller’s Summit and Awards Gala.

Chicago, Ill. – October 10, 2011 – Alana McKinney, managing Executive Director of BNIMarketing, LLC, will be recognized at the Second Annual Best Seller’s Summit and Awards Gala hosted by National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™.  The event will be taking place October 20-21, 2011 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California.

Alana McKinney will be honored for becoming a best seller with the book Building The Ultimate Network. The book features Entrepreneurs and Professionals from around the world revealing their top secrets on building a profitable network of people and relationships, both online and offline.  Building The Ultimate Network was released on Thursday, September 29th, 2011 by business book publisher CelebrityPress™.  On the day of release, the book On the day of release, the book reached best-seller status in two separate categories.

Six years ago Alana McKinney decided to use her networking expertise professionally to help entrepreneurs in business and the trades. Mastering the social art of networking in a culture where learning is combined with a success venue is her passion. Her many clients have included notable companies as: Buffini and Company, ReMax Real Estate, Century 21 Real Estate, Shaklee Corporation, Herbalife International, Sign’s By Tomorrow, Action Coach International, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Send-Out Cards, Market America, 1st Midwest Bank, Northwestern Mutual, Allstate Insurance, State Farm Insurance and Country Financial.

This year at the Awards Gala, The National Academy of Bestselling Authors™ will also recognize Brian Tracy, the author of more than 50 Best-Selling books and trainer of more than 2.5 Million people, with a Lifetime Achievement Award.  Last year’s Lifetime Achievement Award went to renowned author of The E-Myth, Michael E. Gerber.

The National Academy of Best Selling Authors™ was founded by two attorneys, JW Dicks, Esq. and Nick Nation, Esq. Authors themselves, they recognized that only a very limited number of books made the major New York Times Best Seller list and just like the awards shows put on by the entertainment-based organizations, they wanted to have more categories for authors to be accepted and recognized for their accomplishment. The National Academy of Best Selling Authors™ now honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.

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About Alana McKinney:

Alana has been using word-of-mouth networking strategies for more than15 years in both in her personal and professional life.

In her personal life she has made contact and worked with celebrities of stage, screen and government. Her networking prowess resulted in personal connections with notable personalities such as:

Oprah, former 1st Ladies Laura Bush and Sec. of State Hillary R. Clinton, President George W Bush, Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois, the late Congressman Henry Hyde and more.

Alana has been seen on CNN, ABC, NBC,and CBS, local and national.

Pursuing her passion of family research, she has uncovered relatives who were a revolutionary war hero, a distant cousin to Anne Morrow Lindbergh and her great grandmother and grandfather ran a wagon in the in Oklahoma Land Rush. The land they staked out on that day is still a family farm.

Alana and her husband Ron live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She has been a managing Executive Director of BNIMarketing, LLC since 2005.  On Mondays one of her favorite thing to do is blow bubbles with her grandsons Reid and Grant McKinney.

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