We have our meetings on the 2nd & 4th Monday evening at Inspark Coworking in Lynnwood, WA. We meet in the evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm so please try to arrive on time so everyone has enough time to eat/drink and enjoy the open networking time. Our meetings start promptly at 7:00pm. Food is not included but there are several options to pick up food nearby.
Our meetings went virtual in March 2020 and were made available on Zoom. People that moved out of the area were able to connect with us so that was a fun experience! For about a year, we hosted our virtual meetings and Virtual Happy Hours (no cocktail required) on Wednesday evenings on weeks when we did 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 was very casual and it was been a great way for people to stay in touch during the pandemic. In Oct 2020, we went back to our in person meetings and half virtual.
Finally, as of Oct 2021, we are meeting at a new venue! If you haven't been in a while, please come join us again. We have missed seeing you!
Typically, we have about 25-30 women attending our meetings. We are getting close to 20 now at our meetings so soon we will be back to pre-pandemic attendance levels!
We are not industry exclusive as we have many different businesses represented in our group. Yes, sometimes we have three realtors or two skin care reps but they all offer different benefits. You might also 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 well loved 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!
When we moved to a new venue in Oct 2021, we eliminated the cost of dinner which was required by our previous venue. However, there is still a small venue fee that we need to pay. It was quicker to implement a $5 per meeting fee rather than raise our dues. We are also experimenting on ways to encourage more people to RSVP.
We now have a H2H Prize Draw where $4 of our meeting fee goes back to the administration for venue costs and $1 is set aside for a prize drawing that we hold every quarter. The prizes are a winner's choice of one of the following:
You will get an entry for the following actions:
Disclaimer: If you don't attend or show up after 7pm, you forfeit your entries to the prize draw for that meeting. Also, if you already have a the membership that is offered for free, we can work out an extension of your current membership or a discount on your renewal.
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: No brochures, catalogs, postcards, etc. It gets way too distracting and cumbersome. Please pass them before you start speaking.
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.