East Dallas Networking was created as a small business networking group specifically for East Dallas business owners. Our first meeting was held in September of 2008, at which we had four people in attendance, including the two co-founders. Due to our effectiveness, affordability, and relaxed culture, we've grown to a weekly attendance averaging 55-65 invested and fiercely loyal networkers - dedicated to helping one another build their business. To consistently have attendance at capacity with no attendance requirements whatsoever, we're obviously doing something right!
While we began as a group focused solely on business networking, we have since expanded in scope to include community advocacy and business education. To date we've donated $13,100 to various East Dallas charitable organizations including Aberg Center for Literacy, Alley's House, East Lake Pet Orphanage, Exodus Ministries, For the Love of the Lake- Celebration Tree Grove, Housing Crisis Center, Sanger Elementary Career Day, and White Rock Center of Hope. We also hold semi-annual food drives in support of those served by the White Rock Center of Hope.
Our quarterly Thursday Speaker Series features speakers on topics of interest to our members - leadership, marketing, customer service, communication skills etc.
We have few rules -
If you RSVP "yes", then we expect you to show up.
Pay $2 cash per meeting you attend, or pre-pay for the calendar year by becoming an EDN Sponsor for $120, pro-rated throughout the year.
Get to know our members through voluntary 1:1's.
Don't use 1:1's as a sales call, rather an opportunity to get to know the member, hear their story, and learn how best to help them build their business.
Honor our strictly enforced "No Spam" policy.
We firmly believe that if you build the relationships... the business will come.
East Dallas Networking... fun... effective... affordable.