365 Business Network – Meet Up #2
When we sat down initially to discuss forming a group where people living and working in Kitchener Waterloo could discuss and find answers to questions in an online community and then have the opportunity to meet once a month as a group, we thought seriously about calling our group 365 Social Network. We are after all, networking socially online daily and in person monthly.
But we wanted to maintain a certain level of seriousness of purpose, the purpose being to build relationships with other group members, establish trust and confidence in a whole new group of friends so that when the opportunity arises to do business together (or to refer business) we know who to turn to for advice and service.
365 Business Network is an offshoot of 365 things to do in Kitchener Waterloo. 365 things to do in Kitchener Waterloo is a community website that I and my partners started about a year and a half ago. The purpose of the site is to highlight one event, attraction, restaurant, place of interest, or thing to do every day in Waterloo Region.
Truth be told, as a real estate agent, my goal of starting the site, besides community involvement, was as an online marketing vehicle for my real estate business. Not only does every daily post have an advertisement for me and my real estate business, it also gets me and my real estate business partner – Alasdair Douglas and my 365 things to do partners – Mike Stark and Amanda Maxwell out in the community, interacting with retailers, restauranteurs, gallery owners and the myriad of other private and public individuals we end up meeting. 365 things to do in Kitchener Waterloo is certainly a popular social interactive site. In the past 30 days 365 things to do in Kitchener Waterloo has had 7,226 visits and 18,190 page views. Our goal is for 365 Business Network to be a socially interactive community for Kitchener Waterloo businesses, business people and residents.
365 Business Network will be having its first monthly meet up this Tuesday, April 24. Bobby O’Brien’s is providing free appetizers. There is free parking after 6pm in the public lot across the street. This group and event are free to join.
365 Business Network meet up is not a “sales networking” event. People doing business in Kitchener Waterloo are encouraged to bring your business cards, brochures and samples – we will have a couple of tables set up where you can carve out a little piece of real estate for your business promotional material. Attendees are encouraged to gather the material they want.
Please RSVP if you are attending – Bobby O’Brien’s cooks in the kitchen need to know how much food to make.
Where: Bobby O’Brien, 125 King St. West, Kitchener.
When: April 24, 2012
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Free parking: after 6:00pm in the lot across the street
To RSVP click here or in comments below.
For questions, please ask in comments below.