ABOUT US

Thank you to our supporters!!

We are a network designed to cater to business professionals, business owners and service providers, entrepreneurs, and decision makers who value meeting and interacting with other quality professionals, enhancing their professional skill sets, utilizing new media learning techniques, and want to be part of a progressive-thinking group with a positive vibe.

Why are we different than other professional groups or a local chamber?

Our atmosphere is welcoming, open, fun and highly interactive while remaining professional and our event attendees tend to be of a higher caliber than many other professional groups around with a great deal of attention devoted to building strong business relationships. We offer great new opportunities to advance your business network beyond the same group of people you may typically network with. And of course, we promise to continue delivering engaging and dynamic speakers and panelists, useful and relevant learning material while utilizing and sharing the latest marketplace trends to our network – both online and offline.

We highly encourage our members to stay involved with their local chamber or a group that has worked well for your business; however we feel you will gain much value from adding us to your exclusive list of professional groups you frequent and enjoy interacting with to maximize your business networking and professional development interests.

What is our history?

Starting with our inaugural event in February of 2009 with 45 attendees, we noticed a need for more quality events with an interactive feel. During 2010 we hosted 38 events, some with a more local feel in surrounding cities to Seattle and Bellevue such as Redmond, Lynnwood and Woodinville, until deciding to taper our number of events and revisit our roots of ‘quality first’ heading into the 2011 season.

Thus far in 2011 we have hosted the popular Connect Business Afterhours event that has averaged 50-55 attendees consistently and has been hosted at select venues on the Seattle-side and East-side for convenience such as Gene Juarez Salon & Spa at the Bellevue Galleria, Novelty Hill Winery in Woodinville, and Phil Smart Mercedes-Benz in Seattle, to name a couple of the more favorite venues. We have also hosted over a dozen webinars on topics surrounding social media and blogging, with a variety of other subjects to complement, such as ‘email management’, learning the world of ‘mobile technology, and even ‘dressing for success’. To complement our business development efforts we have also scheduled three live training events thus far in 2011! See all our events on our website!