Our business networking group has been in operation since 1998 with the same core membership. We do experience turnover and are always looking for new members who are compatible with the group. Meetings are held weekly on Thursday mornings from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. at 3900 Essex Lane, Ste 1000. A full breakfast buffet is part of the membership program.
Our networking approach centers on three principles:
- Rule of 250. If each member of the group has 250 contacts who might be a potential referral, then each member has a potential group of referrals equal to 250 times the number of active members! With 25 members, this is 6,250 prospects within easy reach!
- Rule of reciprocity. If you give someone a referral, they will be more motivated to give you a referral in return. For this reason, we emphasize the giving of referrals by each member, since that is something that each member can actively pursue as a goal.
- Rule of specific targeting. If you can clearly identify those prospects who would be beneficial to you, it is easier for your associates to think of prospects they might refer to you. And, specifically identifying your best prospects causes associates to think of referrals who do not even meet that description! Call it the "serendipity benefit"!
Our goal is to maintain a membership of 25-35 professionals with whom we can exchange business leads.
If you are interested in participating in our group, please send a brief description of your background using the email link at the bottom of this page
, so we can determine whether we have an opening within our group for someone in your field.