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. Please make sure to RSVP to any meeting you plan on attending.
In order to maintain our meeting space, we kindly ask that everyone who attends our meetings purchase the buffet dinner. It typically consists of grilled chicken, build your own salad bar, soda bread, fruit salad, cookies and a beverage (coffee, tea or soft drink). Currently, the cost is $16 and includes tax but NO TIP. Starting in January 2020, the dinner cost will increase to $18 which includes tax and tip but if you value our server and the venue, please tip more!
If you choose not to, or are unable to eat dinner, you will be asked to purchase a non-dinner option for just $5. This includes a beverage (soda, coffee, tea) and it helps cover the costs of our server to set up and tear down the room. Please remember to tip and make some sort of purchase from the restaurant so we can continue using this meeting space.
Typically, we have about 25-30 women attending our meetings so make sure to bring enough business cards to pass around. If you want to pass out flyers or catalogs then please do so during the open networking time. Only business cards will be passed during the individual introductions. It gets too cumbersome and distracting to pass around big piles of paper and listen to people talk.
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. We also usually have another area if you are looking to recycle some items that anyone is welcome to take. You are responsiblefor taking home any unclaimed items.
We always like to end our meetings with good news. This is not an extension of your business or a time for you to promote an event you are hosting. 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!
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.
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.