We follow a pretty simple format!
We start with open networking and order lunch. Then everyone gets a 60 second "elevator pitch" to educate the group on what they do, what sets them apart, and what kinds of customers they are looking for.
Then we have a 10 minute spotlight on a consistent member, a chance for us to ask them questions about their industry, their business and themselves.
After that, it's more open networking and back to work!
About the Organizers
Laura Pinell (http://www.meetup.com/Greater-Nashville-Networking/members/158884172/) is the owner of The Small Business Assistants (http://lapinell.com), a startup with the mission to help small businesses grow and flourish by providing them with a professional outlet for their business assistance needs. "As a new business owner, I understand the hardships of owning a startup and running a business. I am here to help people achieve their dreams, whether it be passion or independence."
Josiah Graves (http://www.meetup.com/Greater-Nashville-Networking/members/83214022/) is an independent insurance agent with US Health Advisors (http://www.ushagent.com/josiahgraves), a trusted health insurance agency in the community with the goal to protect their customers from financial hardship with quality healthcare consulting and long term care. "A small business owner for over a decade, I am extremely avid and passionate about the small business community. I love meeting new people, networking, and especially helping people. I always tell people, I don't want to sell you something, I want to help you!"
Matthew Hansen (http://www.meetup.com/Greater-Nashville-Networking/members/108738112/) is an independent real estate agent with Benchmark Realty (http://www.matthewhansenhomes.com/). "Although I was born and raised in Williamsburg, VA, I and my family now reside in Nashville, and I call Tennessee home. Experiencing the process of becoming a first time home buyer in 2011, I felt the desire to help others achieve their own American dream. This prompted me to acquire my real estate license and start on my journey of helping others achieve that dream! I look forward to helping clients in real estate by paying close attention to their individual wants and needs in the home buying process."
About the Location: Rosepepper Mexican Cantina (http://rosepepper.com/)
Established in 2001, the Spirit of Old Mexico in the Heart of New Nashville. Since Rosepepper's opening in 2001, founder Ernest Chaires has been a pioneer of what is now the East Nashville bar and restaurant scene. Winning numerous awards including Nashville's Best Mexican Restaurant and Best Margarita, for the 11th year in a row, Rosepepper has established itself as Nashville's leading tequila bar and restaurant. Specializing in Sonoran Style Mexican cuisine, we offer an eclectic menu only to be matched by our equally unique vibe and atmosphere. With a full bar and over eighty varieties of tequila, it is the ideal jumpstart for a night on the town or a festive dinner among friends.
Friends and Yelp provide the reviews that we go by to find awesome food. Check Rosepepper out on Yelp. (http://www.yelp.com/biz/rosepepper-mexican-grill-nashville)