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2015 Kreate Business Networking Events | Seattle & Bellevue

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CONNECT and INTERACT with a variety of professionals from Small Biz, to Tech Entrepreneurs, to Non-Profits, Digital Marketing & Social, and Enterprise spaces! You’ll have the opportunity to participate in an interactive activity within our event while meeting and mingling amongst Pike Place’s feature venue.

Your admission typically includes entry to our event, light appetizers, either happy hour pricing for drinks and nibbles or they’re provided. You’ll also receive entry into our door prizes and eligible

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Kreate Connect Afterhours attendees. Photo courtesy of Fire Eyes Photography

About CONNECT AFTERHOURS events:

Evening networking with an uptown twist! These interactive networking events feature premium venues, top shelf appetizers and a no-host bar and/or premium wine tasting with admission. They have been characterized as being ‘open and inviting’ with a good mix of professions represented, including some tech, new media, uptown, small business and other professionals and decision makers.

Connect events have been our highest attended events offered over the past calendar year and draw a consistent and average audience of 45-55 for Seattle-side events, and 60-75 for Eastside events. We ‘hand’ select venues that offer a luxury feel with easy access and typically free or very easy parking arrangements. Event alternate monthly between the Seattle-side and Eastside for convenience and variety.

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Recent Testimonials:

“Thank you so much for inviting us to this event, we all enjoyed ourselves and we would definitely come back!”  – Vi, Account Executive, Comcast Spotlight

“Your events are always quality and I’ll continue to refer people in your direction.”
– JP, Technology CEO

Every month Kreate hosts an Afterhours networking event that alternates between the Seattle side and Eastside. From Oct 2010 through Sept 2011 we have averaged about 55-60+ professional guests in attendance. These events have grown into being a staple for Kreate Professionals Network as they have grown in popularity since May of 2010.

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Past 2011 Connect Events

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Next Event:  March 30th | 6:00-8:00pm

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Featured Venue Sponsor: Pike Place Pub, Seattle

What a fantastic venue! One of the hottest new hoppin’ spots in downtown Seattle is adjacent to Pike Place Market off 1st Avenue. Pike Place Pub features custom brewed beers and a wide variety of cocktails and amazing northwest food!

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March 27th | 6:00-8:00pm

SouthEnd Connect Afterhours at Red’s Wine Bar, Kent Station

What a fantastic venue! One of the hottest new wine bars around, featuring a superior variety of wines by the bottle and glass and dozens of local craft beers, and of course some great nibbles! Don’t miss this fantastic night out!

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#ConnectSeattle w/Treehouse4Kids Drive

Theme: The Power of ‘Stories’ in Business

Special Guest: Panel Moderated by Mike Whitmore, President & Co-Founder of Fresh Consulting

Bring a toy or wishlist item and get $5 off your admission
and also receive a FREE book by Matt Heinz of Heinz Marketing

About this event:

This is a multi-faceted, influential, and interactive networking and professional development event featuring:

Feature Panelists:

Rebecca Weaver. Executive Director of Puget Sound American Heart Association

Kelsye Nelson (@Kelsye) Vice President of Growth & Outreach at Brown Paper Tickets

Melody Overton (@SBuxMel) ‘Unofficial’ Starbucks Blogger

Fun, interactive breakout session that will have you connecting with new
people in a new format we promise you’ll enjoy!!
– Meaningful & VALUABLE new connection building and development
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Sponsors and prizes provided by:

  • PNK Ultralounge
  • Puget Sound Business Journal
  • Capital City Press
  • Monster Design, Inc.
  • Fire Eyes Photography
  • Kreate Media & Productions
  • Heinz Marketing
  • Stick Figgy
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PNK Ultralounge

 

What is my investment for this style of event?

Each event varies, but typically they’re around $15 to $20 depending on the venue and setup. All events are held at upscale venues and typically parking is fairly easy to find. Typically non-alcoholic beverages and/or wine tasting is provided by one of our sponsors, and we typically have an above-average spread of after work nibbles to help with moving and networking!

What are common compliments received about these events?

Most people are always excited about the venue and our wine and/or food selection, aside from the huge value of networking with a quality crowd of business professionals. Most compliments are about how, “I met some great new contacts,” or, “I noticed the caliber of professional was better here than some other events I attend where the same people are always there.” And of course, we always have really fabulous door prizes that get our audiences pretty darn excited! For example, in November you could win a Mercedes for a week!

Venues for 2011

January | Brix Wine Bar & Cafe, Kirkland

February | Avalon Bay Towers, Top Floor Lounge, Bellevue

March | Phil Smart Mercedes-Benz, SoDo, Seattle

April | Gene Juarez Salon & Spa at Bellevue Galleria, Bellevue

May | Foodz Catering & Events, Queen Anne, Seattle

June | Avalon Bay Towers, Top Floor Lounge, Bellevue

August | Novelty Hill/Januik Winery, Woodinville

September | Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Seattle

October | Bellevue Towers, Downtown Bellevue

November | Phil Smart Mercedes-Benz, SoDo, Seattle

December | PNK UltraLounge, Seattle

Next Event: Nov 16, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Phil Smart Mercedes-Benz, Airport Way South, Seattle

Meet, Interact and Connect with other professionals at this open and exclusive venue with easy access to Seattle and the Eastside and lots of Free Parking!

Sponsored by HarrisWineSellers.com, MonsterDesignInc and Phil Smart Mercedes-Benz. Also sponsored by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Your admission includes entry to our event, loads of treats and nibbles provided by our catering sponsor with wine tasting on-site provided by Michael Harris Wine Sellers. Come out to an event where you can ‘talk business’ freely with others, you won’t get asked to join a multi-level thingy, you might learn a new technology or marketing practice, and you’ll receive much more value for your dollar and time than half the events out there!

Our Event Format: Open networking with interactive activity throughout, some quick announcements and door prizes including one lucky winner of a Mercedes for a week! We want you to have all the time you can to network and enjoy a great evening so we’ll keep our announcements to a minimum.