Meetup for a Networking Lunch

Networking Lunch at Yanny's Pizzeria & Restaurant.  There is no charge to attend this event, so the lunch you choose will be at your expense.  You'll be able to order from Yanny's menu or choose the delicious $8.99 all-you-can-eat lunchtime buffet.

Arrival time is not later than 11:59 AM.

This event is designed very differently from the other networking events we hold. It is much more structured.  Some say it is similar to speed dating!  We maximize your exposure to the bulk, if not all attendees.  You'll come away with a good knowing of one another that encourages referrals, strategic alliances and partnerships.  It is a collaborative effort focusing on how can I help you acheive your goals?  It is alot of fun, but in the beginning feels rigid and awkward.

You won't want to miss out on that important connection you've been seeking, so be on time, that's 11:59.  Also, keep in mind our goals, needs and resources change so do not assume you that just because you've already spoken with someone you don't need to talk with them again. Get an update!

Keep your word!  If you reply yes, show up and be on time, that's 11:59. The venue host plans staffing based on our RSVP's.  If your schedule changes, change your RSVP here, notify Evette Lewis via the MeetUp Organizer's link, or call/text Elaine Kibler at 301.325.5532.

Be sure to bring along fellow business owners who seek to grow their businesses.  By helping others we help ourselves.  Please provide your guest's name(s) when you reply!

Here's the agenda!


Check in - obtain your name badge and your networking schedule. 
Place handouts on display table. 
Select your luncheon meal and beverage.

12:10 - 1:20 Round robin table hop - 5 rounds will be held

1. Get out your pen.  Pass out your business card.  Be prepared to take notes.
2. State your name, your company name, your position, title and/or your moniker.
3. Follow the guide at each table answering the specific questions relative to your business, why you do it, what it offers, what you need the next month.
4. Who is a good strategic partner or alliance for you?

Be in the mindset to collaborate and cooperate versus compete.

1:20 - 1:50 Lunch

1:50 - 2 pm +  Follow up from last month's meeting - success stories/challenges, annoucements, talk more, settle your tab

Thanks to Elaine Kibler,The Debt Free Zealot, for facilitating this event for us!

Special thanks to our sponsors of this event:

Franklin Covey: Offering our Meetup members Weekly specials on daily planners, binders, business bags and more.

DC-MD Small Business Owner Networking eDirectory - Our member businesses including Accountants, Attorneys, Automotive Services, Beauty Products, Business Services, Construction/Contractors, Insurance, Interior Decorators/Designers, Internet Marketing, among others.

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  • Sharman J. M.

    Excellent exchange of info that really helped us become better business owners!

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Alvin B.

    I have a family emergency and will not be able to attend this week.

    March 26, 2013

  • Sharman J. M.

    Looking forward to meeting you all tomorrow!

    March 25, 2013

  • Toni P.

    I'll be at work during this time.

    March 21, 2013

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