Open Networking on January 21st!

How much would you pay to have an opportunity to exchange business cards in a fun, organized environment with about 6 -10 people you don’t know in about 20 minutes? 

Eleven times each year the Roseville Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly networking lunch.  Most recently we experimented with a new concept by offering Open Networking in place of a featured speaker.  We received such great response from our members (and non-member attendees) that we are ringing in the new year with Open Networking as our first 2011 luncheon program!  So what is open networking and what can you expect? 

Essentially open networking, Roseville Chamber style is when everyone in the room has an opportunity to exchange business information with individuals in two minute timed intervals.  Here is what a few of  our members have said about this format:

“I really like the open networking lunches because I have a chance to meet anyone and anyone who attends the lunch, not just the people sitting at my table.  I love sharing information about my school and this is the perfect opportunity.”  Christa Green, Owner Brighton Schools.

“I love coming to the Chamber lunch.  I can get out of my shop for a few hours, have a nice meal plus I love the free table space to showcase my business and talk to all the people.” Valerie Mebust, Owner Promote Me. 

“I’ve been attending the Roseville Chamber luncheon for four years and today’s was the most productive ever! Thank you for this networking format and maybe we could incorporate this once a quarter. Everybody seemed to like it and this business owner appreciated it!” Anthony Luna, Owner Town Planner Community Calendar. 

What’s next?  Make your reservation by clicking here or you can call the Chamber office at 916.783.8136.  The Open Networking lunch is on Friday, January 21st at the Maidu Community Center 11:00am – 1:00pm.  The cost is $15 for members, $25 for visiting non-members and $25 for walk-ins.    Lunch will be served at 11:30am and is catered by Bravo Pastaria

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8 Responses to “Open Networking on January 21st!”

  1. 2011 is going to be a year of growth and this is a great way to kick it off–by expanding my network of contacts.

  2. The networking portion of the lunch was great. I met several people who needed connections to others that I will be able to assist with. I also ran into someone I hadn’t seen for more than 6 months, she was the new CEO of Kid’s First–the lunch sponsor and speaker–what a small world! Also, thanks to Barb Johnson for the $40 Mary Kay gift certificate I won in the raffle.

  3. So glad that you had a good time today at the lunch. I heard from SO many people about the new connections made.

  4. It was great seeing so many people building stronger business connections. As always, good job Roseville Chamber of Commerce!

  5. I agree Dr. Thomas. Hands down this is one of my favorite programs that we offer. People clearly are serious about networking when given the chance. Thanks for the comment.

  6. I agree with all the comments, but I must add: the food was fabulous! Bravo Pastaria did an amazing job catering. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.

  7. Most definitely Kari networking is always good but how could we forget the delicious mac ‘n cheese from Bravo Pastaria!? We certainly have great catering at these events also.

  8. Too bad we missed it. Maybe next year. :(