Irish Network Phoenix or (IN Phoenix) is a business networking/social organization serving the greater Maricopa County area which focuses our charter in (3) main areas:
1. Business - trade leads, discussion, speakers, best practices etc… with other professionals… all of which have a common bond… Irish Heritage or interests.
2. Irish Heritage - We celebrate our Irish Heritage through activities and involvement with the Irish Cultural Center (AZirish.org), Irish Cultural Learning Foundation, the soon-to-be Irish Cultural Library and of course the annual Irish Events (Irish Parade, Faire and Festivals.)
3. Social - It would not be an Irish-related group if we didn’t include some social activities as well. In addition to our monthly Social Hour, we try to schedule a lunch meeting once per month at a local Irish Pub/Restaurant.
We have (2) business meetings and (1) social activity per month. Our current meeting Schedule is as follows:
First Friday (Social) - Currently affiliated with the Irish Cultural Center, located at 1106 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004. The “First Friday Art Walk” is in downtown Phoenix which takes place the first Friday of every month from about 5:30pm until 10:00pm. The Irish Cultural Center is part of the Art Walk. In addition to the art on display, The I.C.C. is open to visitors with tours of the center, a cash bar, live music, a chef ($10 for food) and the gift shop is usually open.
Breakfast Meeting (Irish Network Phoenix meeting) - Irish Network Phoenix has (2) meetings per month, the first meeting is scheduled on the 2nd Friday of every month and is a Breakfast meeting which is located at the Irish Cultural Center. During this meeting we will either have a homemade Irish breakfast catered by our own Maureen Sullivan or a continental breakfast with coffee, bagels etc… During this meeting we try to have new members speak about their business as well as regularly scheduled speakers with talks about best practices for business or Irish heritage… examples of past speakers have been: Social Networking Experts, Norm McClelland (CEO of Shamrock Foods), Irish Rugby Players and more.
Lunch Meeting (Irish Network Phoenix meeting) - Our second meeting of every month is schedule on the 4th Friday and is a lunch. We rotate our lunches around the valley at different Irish Pubs. At the lunch meeting we usually discuss business and recruit new members. Lunch is paid for by the individual and we try to have a discounted menu from the establishment.
If you, or someone you know, are interested in becoming a member of the Irish Network Phoenix… We invite you to attend a meeting (free) as our guest. If you like what you see… let us know and we will be glad to explain the membership options on detail. We have (3) options depending on your business size:
Individual Business Membership = $100 per year
SoHo (Small Office / Home Office) = $150 per year
2 memberships (designed for small companies up to 5 employees.)
Corporate Membership = $250 per year
3 memberships (designed for companies with 5+ employees.)
In addition to meeting activities (breakfasts, speakers etc…); annual membership dues give you the opportunity to showcase your business and provides your business with an ad/link on our website which will link with our national affiliate: Irish Network USA.
For more information, contact either Elaine Monaghan Price on 623 565 9077 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We Hope to see you soon!
We were GREEN before GREEN was trendy.
By the way, we welcome those who are not of Irish decent but, are simply interested in the culture.