Someone once said if you are struggling in your market, create a new one! Well, that is just what I am attempting to do tomorrow. Our market in the Greater Cincinnati area has been slow the last year like most in the country. I have always wondered if there was a way to network in church without the other members thinking I was selling Amway.... I have been attending the Rivertree Church (formerly Milford Vineyard) in Clermont County Ohio for about 9 years. Throughout the many years of volunteering and participating in outreach events and small group studies I have meet other business people and done some "quiet" networking. We also have a small bulletin board down in the children's area that church members can post a business card to.
After many years of thinking about this idea I finally decided to go to the pastor of the church and ask him if he thought a networking group for business professionals would go over well. He stated that he thought it was a great idea and I should get it started right away. Well, tomorrow is our first official meeting at Panera Bread in Miami Township Ohio at 8:30am. I have heard from about 10 people both by phone, and in passing at church saying that they are looking forward to the meeting. Since it is a brand new group with no previous starting points, I am setting the format as a casual place and time to have people learn about each other. We will have some organized networking time, time for each attendee to talk about themselves and their business and a short "devotion" with business themes in mind.
I am hoping that we can create a small online networking group also that coincides with the group meeting in person. We can work on that as we go.
I am a little nervous about the meeting and I hope I provide a great forum for others to gain some positive relationship building and networking. I also hope that the group can continue to meet at least once per month for a long time. My eventual goal is for the group to take on a life of its own and a leader will raise up through the group and take on where I leave off.
I will post again soon on the progress of the group. Pray for us as we begin!
Thank you for reading...
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