8:00am - Check-in, casual networking, continental breakfast
8:30am - 11:30am Networking Scramble Sessions
11:30am to 12:00pm Casual Networking
What is Members in Motion?
Members in Motion is a progressive Networking Breakfast that puts you with a table of others who are also looking to grow their businesses through networking. Over the course of a three-round rotation, 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 four professionals per industry, two per company, and fills up quickly.
To start the morning, there will be time for casual networking and for having a continental breakfast. After the breakfast, you would 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 round 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 breakout room facilitator, such as, "What businesses would best compliment your business?" After everyone has shared information about their business, the facilitator will alert you to move to the next table and repeat the process with new contacts. After the second round there will be a break. You will be able to share your business cards before, during and after each session. By the end of the rotations, you should have had quality time with about 25 individuals, and open networking with many more. Following the event we will email all attendees a list with everyone's contact information including attendee's name, company name, address, phone number, email addresses, and industry to all who registered.
You will be making Powerful, Professional, Connections!
Our Table Sponsors are: Home State Bank, Advocate Aurora Health, Advia Credit Union, MercyHealth, Crystal Lake Bank and Trust, Crystal Lake Chrysler Jeep, Northwestern Medicine, Sustainable Staffing, Exemplar Financial, Snap on Tools, AFC Materials, American Community Bank, Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical, BMO Bank of Crystal Lake, Curran, Cannawerx, Castle Autoplex, Camfil USA, Country Donuts, Crystal Lake Brewing, General Kinematics, Georgio's Chicago Pizzeria & Pub, Liberty Outdoor Advertising & Self-Storage, Insperity, Mariano's, Miller Verchota Inc., Mixed Media Group, LLC, Northwest Herald, Professional Wealth Advisors, LLC., Schafer Brothers Remodeling, Inc., The Framery, The Grounds Guys, and Walmart Stores, Inc.
Who will attend Members in Motion?
Anyone looking to build their business through networking is welcome to attend. We are expecting about 80 businesses. Registration is limited to four professionals per industry and two 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.
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 complement 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.
To learn more, please contact Kristin Parkin.