Meeting Information

We have our meetings on the 2nd & 4th Monday evening at Shawn O'Donnell's which is in the Everett/Mill Creek area. We meet in the evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and our meeting starts promptly at 7:00pm. Please allow enough time so you can order your food and enjoy our open networking. 

Our meetings went virtual in March 2020 and are now available on Zoom. People that have moved out of the area are able to connect with us now so please join us! Since we are moving back to in person meetings, we will continue our Virtual Happy Hours (no cocktail required) on Wed evenings on weeks we do not have our regular meetings. It is just an hour to catch up via Zoom, share our good news and just see how people are doing. It is very casual and it has been a great way for people to stay in touch during the pandemic.

Starting in Oct 2020, we are going back to our venue with restrictions in place. Please make sure to familiarize yourself with the new requirements and join us if you able.

Typically, we have about 25-30 women attending our meetings.

We are not industry exclusive and we have many different businesses represented in our group. Yes, sometimes we have two realtors or two skin care reps but they all offer different benefits or you might connect more with one person over another. This is the time to focus on your niche and what makes you stand out from all the other people who do the same thing as you!

You are also more than welcome to bring a small door prize to giveaway. It can be an item from your business that you sell or a Starbucks gift card. Please make it a prize that someone would want to win and less about promoting your own business. Please keep your door prize with you and place it at the center of your table. You will be asked to give a SHORT description of the item and the winner can approach your table to claim your item. If no one wants your door prize, please don't be offended and take it home.

We can no longer offer a donation area for people so please find another way to recycle your unwanted items. 

We always like to end our meetings with good news. This is not an extension of your business commercial or a time for you to promote an event you are hosting. This is truly a time to celebrate something fun or happy thing in your life. It can be personal or business related. We also love member shout outs and kudos so feel free to give another member your praise for something they did for you. 

Finally, we love new faces so invite a friend to attend too!

RSVP RULES DUE TO COVID

In order to comply with the governor's requirements and mandates, our venue will now offer a pre-made boxed dinner of grilled chicken, salad greens, side of balsamic vinaigrette dressing, beverage (coffee, tea or soft drink) and perhaps more. We are still waiting for the details of the contents of the boxed meal. Any allergies or food intolerances MUST be communicated when you RSVP. There is a field in your member profile that you can add this information and it will be shown every time you RSVP.

Cost of our meal is $19 and includes tax and tip. If you choose not to eat or are unable to eat dinner, you have the option of purchasing a beverage (coffee, tea or soft drink) of $5 which includes tax and tip. It is required that you select one of these two options to attend our meetings.

We will be collecting payment for your meal or beverage at the time you RSVP. This is due to the requirements of the venue and the state health department. We must collect contact information from each attendee and give our headcount to the venue before our meeting. This means that all RSVPs will become non-refundable 24 hours before our meeting starts. If you RSVP late or show up unannounced at the door, the only option for you will be a beverage only purchase that will be $10. We would prefer if you already had an account on our website for ease of check in but if not, you will be required to create an account at the door. We are responsible for collecting all attendees contact information for the state. 

Also, due to the state mandate, we can only have a maximum of 26 people in the meeting room. We must stay 6 feet apart at all times and a new seating arrangement will be offered. Masks are also required at all times except when eating or drinking. No outside food or beverages will be allowed. No gathering or passing around business cards or other materials. Please use our website to connect with our members or be prepared to share your information digitally. 

RULES

We don't have many hard and fast rules but there are a few we like to remind people of. 
  • Pick one business: Our members are welcome to represent multiple businesses but only pick one to share at each meeting.

  • Business cards only during commercials: It gets way too distracting and cumbersome so please pass them before you start speaking. No postcards, catalogs, brochures, etc.

  • Don't add us to mailing list: Not without permission as it is illegal to do so. We pass our business cards around to make connections, not to build mailing lists.

  • Don’t talk during other people’s commercials: We can all hear you and it is disrespectful.

  • Wrap it up: You don't have to stop in mid-sentence when the timer goes off but please wrap it up quickly.


TYPICAL AGENDA

  • 6:30pm - 7:00pm ~ Open networking & order food (30 minutes)
  • 7:00pm - 7:10pm ~ Welcome to Heart to Heart! (10 minutes)
  • 7:10pm - 7:18pm ~ SPOTLIGHT TABLE #1 (8 minutes)
  • 7:18pm - 7:53pm ~ “Share From The Heart” time (1 minute each - 35 minutes total)
  • 7:53pm - 8:01pm ~ SPOTLIGHT TABLE #2 (8 minutes)
  • 8:01pm - 8:10pm ~ LEADER/MEMBER LEAD DISCUSSION or SPOTLIGHT TABLE #3 (8-9 minutes)
  • 8:10pm - 8:20pm ~ Door prize drawings (10 minutes)
  • 8:20pm - 8:30pm ~ Share your good news! (10 minutes)
  • 8:30pm - 9:00pm ~ Open networking & visit Spotlight Tables



We have a corporate sponsor for our group who has graciously offered a special offer for our group! Please read more about this perk on our Travel Perk page. 


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