What we're about

Business and Social Networking Events for San Francisco Bay Area Entrepreneurs and Professionals to create new business and personal connections, find new clients, and identify business opportunities.

Our members include successful entrepreneurs, startup founders, small business owners, business executives, technology gurus, attorneys, bankers, angel investors, real estate developers, franchise owners, local retail and restaurant owners, physicians, and other San Francisco Bay Area professionals. Our events are attended by 45 to 75+ professionals from our groups on Meetup, Linkedin, Biznik, Facebook and more.

Our organizer David Mitroff, Ph.D. (http://www.piedmontave.com/david_mitroff/) is the Founder and Chief Consultant of Piedmont Avenue Consulting (http://www.piedmontave.com/), which was built around his networking, marketing, and creative business consulting skills. David invites high level professionals from his expansive network of contacts, internet and social media groups, client portfolio, friends, and you to our networking events. David introduces the right people to each other resulting in greater business and personal growth.

We make our networking events easy by having greeters at the door to not only welcome you - they introduce you to others, along with having events in elegant San Francisco East Bay locations, making it fun to meet new people.

We keep you informed and connected to the best San Francisco Bay Area networking, social, business, music, charity, and after work events - If we post an event, members of the group will be their to enjoy the event with you!

Join us! It's free and easy! You don't have to live or work in the San Francisco Bay Area to be a member!

Upcoming events (4)

In-Person Happy Hours are Back! | Mushin Sports Lounge, Oakland | July 27

Join us for our in-person Happy Hours are Back! Event on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm PDT at Mushin Sports Lounge in Oakland
About this event
RSVP Now at https://in-person-happy-hour-oakland.eventbrite.com

After more than one year WE ARE BACK! Join us for our first in-person event of 2021, Hosted by Prfoessional Connector in the brand new Mushin Sports Lounge in Oakland. Are you looking forward to connecting with people in in-person events again? interested in meeting amazing professionals? Come to the new Mushin Sports Lounge in Oakland and be ready to build relationships, expand your network, and have a great time! This is a great opportunity to reconnect with people out of the screen.

RSVP Now to get early bird $30 in advance ticket or pay $50 at the door, if space is available.

If you are currently a Mushin member, contact Mushin staff to receive a discount code, because all members get 20% disccount on every event hosted at the Mushin Sports Lounge.

RSVP Now at https://in-person-happy-hour-oakland.eventbrite.com
RSVP Now to get early bird $30 in advance ticket or pay $50 at the door, if space is available.

If you are currently a Mushin member, contact Mushin staff to receive a discount code, because all members get 20% disccount on every event hosted at the Mushin Sports Lounge.

In-person Happy Hours are Back! @ Mushin Sports Lounge (Oakland)

Experience Mushin (www.mushinsportslounge.com) a Boutique Sports Lounge, its spaces are designed to provide a premium viewing experience with a perfect balance between business and casual environment to inspire interactions at every level. Located in Oakland in the 1814 Franklin St. 5G offers its customer and visitors a centered and VIP location for events, drinks or game nights!

David Mitroff, Ph.D. (www.DavidMitroff.com) is the Founder and Chief Consultant at Piedmont Avenue Consulting (www.PiedmontAve.com). David questions assumptions, offers creative ideas, and encourages new initiatives from strategy through implementation. David inspires business professionals through his keynote talks on a wide range of topics.

Professional Connector. A vision of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc.
We organize and promote hundreds of business networking and social mixers to provide business professionals an opportunity to make new business and personal connections, build their network, find new clients, and expand their business.

RSVP NOW at: https://in-person-happy-hour-oakland.eventbrite.com

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Searching for in person events to invite colleagues to? Bring them with!

Why & Who will benefit from this event?
Whether you are a professional service provider or a business owner, this event is beneficial for everyone. Come to seek ways to expand your network in a virtual world, while enjoying a drink of your choice.

How many people show up?
Our Virtual Events usually see anywhere from 20 to 400 people. We make sure people are open and approachable, regardless of how many people show up. You will be able to meet and talk to anyone; our greeters will be there to make introductions and keep things moving.

What to Bring:
Bring your business cards and make sure you have your LinkedIn profile ready. Ideally, short versions like linkedin.com/in/davidmitroff

How to Dress:
This is after work networking, so even if you did not work…pretend and dress as you did! We all look good when we dress professionally. We always take pictures at our events, so you want to look your best!

Photography & Video:
Our events and webinars are recorded for our Websites and Social Media sites. By attending our event, you give us permission to photograph, videotape and otherwise record the event and use the resulting footage for promotional purposes. All participants at our events are beautiful people and are subject to be photographed and used to promote future events.

RSVP NOW at: https://in-person-happy-hour-oakland.eventbrite.com

Review Sites and Reputation Management with David Mitroff Ph.D. | August 3, 2021

What are the best ways to increase leads from Yelp and Google? Join us for our live webinar on Review Sites and Reputation Management on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 10:00am to 11:00am PDT. This webinar will be hosted by business consultant, keynote speaker, and CEO of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc.(www.PiedmontAve.com) David Mitroff Ph.D. At this event, you will learn why reputation management is important for attracting customers online. Any press, reviews and comments can impact a business significantly. This webinar will help navigate how to use Yelp and Google to leverage your reputation. This includes Yelp and Google listings, advertisements and reviews. David Mitroff will teach you how to assess and brand your presence online through Yelp and Google as well as resolve issues to improve your business' reputation. Everyone who attends the event will get a free audit of their online presence and review sites. RSVP now for free!

RSVP now at: https://review-sites-reputation-management.eventbrite.com
An RSVP on Meetup does not guarantee admission. After you RSVP, you will receive an email for the Zoom webinar link.

Event Details:
- Presentation by David Mitroff Ph.D.: benefits, key concepts, and tips on Google and Yelp profiles as well as reputation management online.
- Receive an online presence and review site audit with live feedback
- Learn how to assess and brand your business' online presence
- Learn how to respond and resolve negative issues that are impacting your business' reputation

RSVP Now at: https://review-sites-reputation-management.eventbrite.com
An RSVP on Meetup does not guarantee admission. After you RSVP, you will receive an email for the Zoom webinar link.

Our Event Host and Speaker - David Mitroff, Ph.D.
David Mitroff, Ph.D. is a sought after Business Growth Speaker who shares his secrets for creating successful brands that stand out and thrive. This includes entertaining stories from his consulting work. David inspires business professionals through his keynote talks on wide range of topics such as how to build a brand with data driven marketing, digital leadership: growing your online presence, and on the psychology behind building professional connections.

David Mitroff, Ph.D. is the Founder and Chief Consultant of Piedmont Avenue Consulting (www.PiedmontAve.com) who creates brand awareness, strengthens customer loyalty and streamlines business processes.

He has given a TEDx talk and been a featured media expert for NBC, ABC, San Francisco Business Times, Hospitality Technology, California Lawyer, and more. Dr. Mitroff is also a College Instructor who teaches entrepreneurship and marketing courses at the University of California, Berkeley and is a Google Mentor for the Google Launchpad Accelerator program.

If you're looking for a business consultant, keynote speaker, executive coach, or marketing expert, schedule a FREE call with David Mitroff Ph.D. to get started! To schedule your free virtual appointment:
www.vcita.com/v/piedmontave/online_scheduling#/services

Host and organizer:
Professional Connector - A vision of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc.
@ProfConnector @DavidMitroff
Professional Connector. A vision of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc.

Recording:
Our events are recorded for our websites and social media sites. By attending our event, you give us permission to take recordings. All participants at our events are beautiful people and are subject to be recorded and used to promote future events.

An RSVP on Meetup does not guarantee admission! RSVP NOW at:
https://review-sites-reputation-management.eventbrite.com
An RSVP on Meetup does not guarantee admission. After you RSVP, you will receive an email for the Zoom webinar link.

Virtual Happy Hour Networking Event | August 19, 2021

Online event

What's the best hour of the week? It's happy hour with Professional Connectors! This virtual happy hour is the perfect opportunity to network with business professionals and learn from each other. Join us on Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm PDT for an engaging and fun experience as we sip on some booze and exchange ideas.

Anyone can join! Whether you work in the hospitality industry in the San Francisco Bay Area, in the restaurant industry, in a law firm, in tech, or any other industry that host virtual or in person events, there is a place for you. It's been a lonely COVID-19 year with little social interaction. Take this time to meet new people and make up for lost time.

RSVP now at: https://live-happy-hour-event.eventbrite.com
An RSVP on Meetup does not guarantee admission. After you RSVP, you will receive an email for the Zoom webinar link.

Agenda:
- Introduction by Host David Mitroff, Ph.D.
- Each member of the group will introduce briefly themselves and then everyone will share ideas
- Networking with one another
- Drink!

This event is open to anyone who wants to network and share ideas except No MLM (No Exceptions).

Questions?
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RSVP NOW at: https://live-happy-hour-event.eventbrite.com
An RSVP on Meetup does not guarantee admission. After you RSVP, you will receive an email for the Zoom webinar link.

Our Event Host and Speaker - David Mitroff, Ph.D.
David Mitroff, Ph.D. is a sought-after Business Growth Strategist who shares his secrets for creating successful brands that stand out and thrive. This includes entertaining stories from his consulting work. David inspires business professionals through his keynote talks on a wide range of topics such as how to build a brand with data-driven marketing, digital leadership: growing your online presence, and the psychology behind building professional connections.

David Mitroff, Ph.D. (www.DavidMitroff.com) is the Founder and Chief Consultant at Piedmont Avenue Consulting (www.PiedmontAve.com). David questions assumptions, offers creative ideas, and encourages new initiatives from strategy through implementation.

Throughout his career, Dr. Mitroff has served as an instructor for several reputable colleges such as the University of California at Berkeley, in addition to being a featured media expert for NBC, ABC, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, Hospitality Technology, Hospitality Net and more. David has also written books on Online Business Growth Strategies, Law Firm Business Growth Strategies, The Event Effect, and more!

If you're looking for a business consultant, keynote speaker, executive coach, or marketing expert, schedule a FREE call with David Mitroff Ph.D. to get started! To schedule your free virtual appointment:
www.vcita.com/v/piedmontave/online_scheduling#/services

Host and organizer:
Professional Connector - A vision of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc.
@ProfConnector @DavidMitroff
Professional Connector. A vision of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc.

Recording:
Our events are recorded for our websites and social media sites. By attending our event, you give us permission to take recordings. All participants at our events are beautiful people and are subject to be recorded and used to promote future events.

RSVP NOW at: https://live-happy-hour-event.eventbrite.com
An RSVP on Meetup does not guarantee admission. After you RSVP, you will receive an email for the Zoom webinar link.

Starting and Growing a Consulting Firm

Online event

Starting a consulting firm, much less growing your consulting firm, is a daunting task. Join us for a live webinar on Starting and Growing a Consulting Firm on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 10:00am to 11:00am PDT. This webinar will be hosted by business consultant, keynote speaker, and CEO of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc.(www.PiedmontAve.com) David Mitroff Ph.D. At this event, David Mitroff will teach you how to begin a business by creating a marketing strategy and branding your business. You will learn how to gain customers with marketing tools and strategies.

RSVP now at: https://starting-growing-consulting-firm.eventbrite.com
An RSVP on Meetup does not guarantee admission. After you RSVP, you will receive an email with the Zoom web link.

Event Details:
- Presentation by David Mitroff Ph.D.: benefits, key concepts, and tips on starting your own consulting firm
- Learn how to create a unique marketing strategy based on your market
- Learn how to brand your business to attract customers
Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insight on how to start and grow a consulting firm with like-minded people!

RSVP Now at: https://starting-growing-consulting-firm.eventbrite.com
An RSVP on Meetup does not guarantee admission. After you RSVP, you will receive an email with the Zoom webinar link.

Our Event Host and Speaker - David Mitroff, Ph.D.
David Mitroff, Ph.D. is a sought after Business Growth Speaker who shares his secrets for creating successful brands that stand out and thrive. This includes entertaining stories from his consulting work. David inspires business professionals through his keynote talks on wide range of topics such as how to build a brand with data driven marketing, digital leadership: growing your online presence, and on the psychology behind building professional connections.

David Mitroff, Ph.D. is the Founder and Chief Consultant of Piedmont Avenue Consulting (www.PiedmontAve.com) who creates brand awareness, strengthens customer loyalty and streamlines business processes.

He has given a TEDx talk and been a featured media expert for NBC, ABC, San Francisco Business Times, Hospitality Technology, California Lawyer, and more. Dr. Mitroff is also a College Instructor who teaches entrepreneurship and marketing courses at the University of California, Berkeley and is a Google Mentor for the Google Launchpad Accelerator program.

If you're looking for a business consultant, keynote speaker, executive coach, or marketing expert, schedule a FREE call with David Mitroff Ph.D. to get started! To schedule your free virtual appointment:
www.vcita.com/v/piedmontave/online_scheduling#/services

Host and organizer:
Professional Connector - A vision of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc.
@ProfConnector @DavidMitroff
Professional Connector. A vision of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc.

Recording:
Our events are recorded for our websites and social media sites. By attending our event, you give us permission to take recordings. All participants at our events are beautiful people and are subject to be recorded and used to promote future events.

RSVP NOW at: https://starting-growing-consulting-firm.eventbrite.com
An RSVP on Meetup does not guarantee admission. After you RSVP, you will receive an email with the Zoom webinar link.

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