Thursday, September 11, 2014
11:00 am to 2:30 pm
What is the Fall Scramble?
The Fall Scramble is a progressive networking luncheon that puts you with a table of others who are also looking to grow their businesses through networking. Over a three course meal, you will meet over twenty individuals who want to hear more about your business, as well as share information about their business. Registration is required and limited to three professionals per industry, one per company and fills up quickly.
When lunch begins, you will be seated with a table (around 8) of individuals with the same goals in mind that you have - networking. You will not be seated with any of your competition and you will not sit with the same person twice (unless some last minute registrants sneak in at your table).
Each course of the lunch will begin with everyone having three minutes to talk about who they are, what their business does, and answer a question (you will receive your questions in advance) asked by the table facilitator, such as, "What businesses would best compliment your business?" After everyone has enjoyed their first course and shared information about their business, they will then move to the next table and repeat the process with new contacts. As an added bonus, open networking will take place before and after the meal, so be sure to bring plenty of business cards. By the end of the Scramble, you should have had quality time with about 25 individuals, and open networking with many more.
You will be making Powerful, Professional, Connections!
Who will attend the Fall Scramble?
Anyone looking to build their business through networking is welcome to attend. We are expecting about 100 businesses. Registration is limited to three professionals per industry and one per company. Our organizers want to ensure that registrants gain the best experience and meet diverse businesses. Registering early will allow our team to coordinate a successful event for you!
How to Prepare
Since this networking event is a little larger than what most people are used to, there are a few things that attendees should take into consideration. Take a look at what we have outlined below and come prepared.
Bring Plenty of Business Cards
Since you will be meeting at three different tables with around eight people at each table, and there is networking before and after, make sure to bring plenty of business cards. It's better to have too many than not enough!
After your register, don't forget to contribute a marketing item to the "promo bags" that will be handed out to each attendee. This is another great way to get your business name out there. We will be filling 100 bags. Please drop off your item to the Chamber office by September 6, 2013.
Practice Talking About Your Business
Since you will have a few minutes to speak, make sure to practice talking a little more than usual about your business. Work on your introduction. Plan to mention what sets you apart from others; who is your ideal client, etc. The goal of your short "commercial" is to encourage people to want to know more about you and your company.
Don't Forget to Follow Up On Leads
People have always said, "The Fortune is in the Follow Up," and this applies to networking. You will meet a lot of people, all of whom are looking to build relations just like you. If you meet someone who may need your services, make sure to follow up with them. Also be on the lookout for people who may compliment your business. They often share the same pool of clients who may need your services, and these people can become valuable resources for referrals. Building relations will surely benefit your business, but you will have to be proactive and follow up on your leads.
How to Register
Rates are as follows:
. Member of any Chamber - $35 each
. Non-chamber member - $55 each
Registration is required and limited to three professionals per industry, one per company and fills up quickly. Registering today is the best way to make sure your spot won't be taken by others also looking to attend this large networking event.
To learn more contact Jackie Ruiz. She will be happy to answer any questions you may have.