We meet weekly on Wednesday morning from 7am to 8:30am.
We have approximately 20+ members meet weekly (fluctuates as we are growing) although the Meetup.com RSVPs don't always show it. We also often have guests visiting to check out the group.
The format of the meeting includes open networking for the first 15 minutes, followed by 1 hour and 15 minutes of more structured networking.
Highlights of the meeting include:
- Everyone in the room (members and visitors) gives a 60 second commercial on their business and the types of referrals they are looking for. (30-45 seconds occasionally for special events, e.g. Visitors Day or Cross-chapter where there are with 40 to 60 people)
- One 10 minutes in-depth presentation about their business by one of our members.
- Everyone in the room either gives referrals, shares testimonials or thanks others for closing business.
- Buffet breakfast and coffee with free refills!
- Please be on time and plan to stay to the end: 7am-8:30am. Yes, it's early, but it's worth it!
- Please bring approximately 25 business cards to give out the group.
- Prepare a 60 second "commercial" about your business and what kind of referrals you are looking for, which you will give in front of the group so that we can get to know you!
- As a visitor, it's $25 for attending which includes buffet breakfast at the Chart House. (Cash only)
- We will ask at the end of the meeting whether you may consider joining our chapter (if the business category is available). There will be membership fee as well as quarterly breakfast dues. We just want to let you know the options, but you are not obligated to join.
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