Purpose: Being known is critical when building a successful business. Establish dynamic collaborative relationships. Exchange referrals, leads and business ideas with other professionals. Connect your business with opportunities.
Affiliation: Members of the Business Referral Network are required to be members of the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire or Greater Wheeling Area Chambers of Commerce.
Leadership: Ashley Johnson Vernon Area Library and Executive Director- Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce.
Meetings: There is a full group meeting held the second Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 am. The agenda includes self-introductions, member spotlights or a quarterly educational topic, quad meeting selection and feedback, networking and a buffet breakfast.
Quad Groups are selected and the groups determine their meeting date, time and location. These 4 person groups are designed to be a more intimate gathering where members are better able to build better relationships and to gain a better understanding of the other members businesses.
Member Spotlight: Members are provided the opportunity to showcase their business by presenting themselves and their company to the group. Presentations are followed by an interactive question and answer session.
Educational Series: Monthly, the group determines a relevant business or networking topic that they wish to examine in greater detail. The program is presented by a member with expertise in the subject matter or by a panel of members that have experience with and knowledge of the topic.
Guests: Guests are encouraged to visit the group and experience it before making a commitment to join. Each guest is allowed two (2) visits before being asked to make a commitment.