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Speed Networking 2014 ~Welcome to Spring!

Our VBME Speed Networking events are huge successes. With over 100 people attending in previous editions, this is the best and easiest networking event to make new connections to help you with your business!

This is the second one of the year (the first one in February was awesome) and will be followed by a business social/open networking. This one is just a few days after the first day of spring, so be sure to come out! This year is going to be an awesome year for business!

We end Speed Networking at 8pm and then everyone is encouraged to stay and network, mix, mingle and socialize with food and drink as long as you like.

We expect it to be to be very well attended and very good for networking with your fellow professionals who want to keep your year going strong ~Reviews from a previous one is here!~

What is Speed Networking?

You've probably heard of Speed Dating, where you are allotted a certain amount of time to talk to someone before having to move to the next, in hopes of finding a connection. Imagine doing this for business. This is Speed Networking.

On Wednesday, March 26th, come join over 100 other entrepreneurs and small business owners at 6:10pm (please arrive early to order food and bring a pen, WE START THE EVENT at 6:55 sharp!) at Ceilis Irish Pub for this special event where you will connect with a number of professionals, new contacts who want to be added to your personal network

We'll have the top floor with large windows and skylights so come early for food, stay after for drinks!

What Will Happen

Upon arrival grab your name tag and contact sheet and do a little light mingling until 6:55pm, when we start the event with a few announcements.

Then we'll ring the bell and it's speed networking time! You'll meet other professionals in a series of successive rounds. Each round lasts 3 minutes - just enough time to introduce yourselves, what you do and answer and ask a question each. Don’t worry though, we will be ending the night with more networking; there'll be ample time for you to reconnect with anyone you found interesting or had a “connection” with.

The VBME Speed Networking event is perfect for those who are new to networking or shy, because the format is designed to break the ice and start a great conversation. If you're already comfortable and good at networking, you'll have an even better time!

A $10 cost for this event, which is used to offset the cost of room rentals for other events, if you arrive by 6:55. IT IS $15 IF YOU ARRIVE LATE, after then. Please be sure to sign in and get your name tag at the corner table when you arrive. Come EARLY (before 6:30pm) for dinner and order food and drinks at Ceilis before we get started!


What: Speed Networking 2014 ~Welcome to Spring!
Who: Presented by Vancouver Business Marketing and Entrepreneur
Where: Ceilis Irish Pub, Smithe and Granville 
When: Wednesday, March 26th. Mingling starts at 6:10pm, event starts at 6:55, sharp! 
Cost: $10, at the door if you arrive before 6:55. $15 if you arrive late.

Please RSVP on the meetup group and Bring Lots of Business Cards!

PS: Please bring your own pen!

Ronald Lee

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  • Fawn F.

    Made some good connections..What's with the entrance fee? (Kidding). Good show yesterday even though I was coming from another event-found a few great referral partnerships.

    March 27, 2014

  • Cheryl W.

    Great event - and met lots of amazing people. Thanks for setting this up!

    March 27, 2014

  • Monica

    It was a bit crowed with all those chairs. Since it is more of a standing event I recommend removing some chairs so everyone can move better. Just a thought :)

    1 · March 27, 2014

  • Keeley S.

    This was my first event and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Very well organized and met some great people!

    March 26, 2014

  • Ronald L.

    Thank you all for coming. It was a great event. Last one before summer (in May) is already posted to RSVP.

    3 · March 26, 2014

  • Leona M.


    March 26, 2014

  • Carrie M

    Sorry there is a conflict in my calendar. I apologize. I tried to find a way to change my rsvp..

    March 26, 2014

  • Dmitry R.

    Sorry, I won't be able to attend this time.

    March 26, 2014

  • Miriam H.

    Sorry - something just came up & I am near the airport so just won't get there in time. I will be at the one in May - have booked it in already. Enjoy

    March 26, 2014

  • Fawn F.

    Sorry I can't be there if I can stop by I will - but I want to say a HUGE thank-you Ronald for all you've done to assist me in the 8 yrs I've known you! I have lost my biggest fears & today my company has it's Fifth Anniversary!

    March 25, 2014

    • Ronald L.

      Congrats on your anniversary Farhanna!

      1 · March 25, 2014

    • Fawn F.

      Thank-you! Sadly I paid for this other event in advance -but if it ends early or they're boring I'll show up. Is there cake? LOL

      March 25, 2014

  • Troy T.

    I might get there by 730p :p

    March 25, 2014

  • Meeka Caissie ~ Ladies In P.

    I would have loved to be there but this amazing event is on the same day as my own eek! Have a great one everyone!

    March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not able to make it. Hope there's another one soon !!

    March 24, 2014

  • Donna S.

    I am excited about attending my 3rd event with this group. I meet so many interesting people and have invited others to check this out. It can get a bit noisy with so many people but I guess that is part of the excitement!

    March 22, 2014

  • Fawn F.

    Sadly..can't be there. This is the day after VYA turns five. Alas; three days paid to another event with food! Cake next time?

    March 20, 2014

  • Annie P.

    Above three different dates are noted - Wednesday, March 26th, Wednesday, March 25th and Wednesday March 20th. Please clarify. Thank you.

    March 8, 2014

    • Ronald L.

      Thanks for pointing that out. Its on Wednesday, March 26th.

      1 · March 8, 2014

  • beyhan

    I'm excited and looking forward to for my first event with this group

    February 20, 2014

  • Owen H.

    This sounds like a great opportunity to meet and mingle with like minded business people. I will be happy to attend. See you all there.

    February 10, 2014

  • Hussein H.

    Looks interesting, looking forward to meet great people and build lasting relationships

    1 · February 9, 2014

  • Carrie M

    Looking forward to this for my second time but would like to comment..if you do go and you network and pass out your business card to nice when they call you...they are there for the same reason you are. :)

    February 6, 2014

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