We are a group of businesses in Hays County - serving cities that include South Austin, Dripping Springs, Buda, Kyle, Wimberly, and San Marcos - that work together to develop relationships and refer customers to one another.
Our organization and procedures are similar to other networking groups. For example, we allow only one member per industry. We have one residential realtor, one property; casualty insurance agent, one mortgage broker, one financial planner, etc.
We are experienced networkers and are using best-practices from various groups. In the Olden Tymes (circa 1999), people looking for products or services asked a neighbor, relative, friend who they would recommend. These referrals were usually from their personal dealings and carried real weight. In today’s Yelp/Facebook/Twitter/Angie'sList world, we work to keep that neighbor referral feeling. We are each other’s customers and back up referrals with our own reputations. When we make a referral, it has meaning.
Anyone is free to visit the group (see below for info) up to twice in a calendar year before submitting an application for membership - even if the spot for their industry is already taken.
We meet every Wednesday morning at the IHOP in Kyle. Address: 5401 Kyle Center Drive, Kyle, Texas 78640 Feel free to arrive for "open networking" from 8:15-8:30 a.m. The meeting begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Each week a different member has 10 minutes to speak about themselves, their business, to provide info so that others can better know each member and help look for good referrals for that member.