What we're about

East Dallas Networking is a small business networking group largely comprised of East Dallas business owners, but open to all. Our first meeting was held September 18, 2008, at which we had four people in attendance, including the two co-founders. Due to our effectiveness, affordability, and relaxed culture, in 2019 we had an average attendance of 59 members, including 7 Newbies every week - all dedicated to helping one another build their business. To consistently have attendance like this, every week, with no attendance requirements, we're obviously doing something right!
While we began as a group focused solely on business networking, we've since expanded in scope to include community advocacy and business education. Since 2010, EDN has donated over $51,600 to various East Dallas charitable organizations, voted on by our members.
EDN is an inclusive networking group, with a few rules that we fully expect you to abide by -
• Honor our strictly enforced "No Spam / No Cold-Call" policy. Those that fail to honor this policy will be     removed from the group immediately. Simply put, DO NOT SPAM OR COLD CALL OUR MEMBERS!

  • • If you RSVP "yes" - we expect you to show up. Week after week, we have a wait-list 30 people deep. When someone RSVP's "yes" but then no-shows, they have denied someone else the opportunity to attend. Those that fail to honor our RSVP policy will be removed from the group.
  • • Pay $2 cash per meeting you attend, or pre-pay for the calendar year by becoming an EDN Sponsor for $120, pro-rated throughout the year. $1 per attendee per meeting is to tip the waitstaff, and the other dollar goes toward nominal expenses throughout the year. What is not spent, is donated to local charities at year's end. Being as such, we would gladly accept your contribution of more than $2 should you be feeling generous.
  • • Don't use 1:1's as a sales call, rather an opportunity to get to know the member, hear their story, and learn how best to help them build their business.

We firmly believe that if you build the relationships... the business will come.
East Dallas Networking... fun... effective... affordable.
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Regarding COVID: Please be advised that East Dallas Networking meets inside a building and has no external ventilation. We do not mandate masks. We do not check vaccination cards.
We DO expect our members to behave responsibly and to care for our community. Thus, anybody who feels unwell, has knowingly been exposed to COVID within the past 7 days, or has experienced any of the symptoms listed below within the past 7 days is asked not to attend.

Per the CDC Website:
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Thank you for your thoughtfulness.

Upcoming events (4+)

East Dallas Networking Lunch

Needs a location

$2.00

Please play nicely with others, and follow our few rules -

• If you RSVP "yes" - we expect you to show up. When someone RSVP's "yes" but then no-shows, they have denied someone else the opportunity to attend. Those that fail to honor our RSVP policy will be removed from the group.

• Pay $2 cash per meeting you attend or you can pre-pay for the calendar year by becoming an EDN Sponsor for $120, pro-rated throughout the year. This pays for nominal expenses throughout the year. What is not spent, is donated to local charities at year's end. Being as such, we would gladly accept your contribution of more money should you be feeling generous.

• Don't use 1:1's as a sales call, rather an opportunity to get to know the member, hear their story, and learn how best to help them build their business.

• Honor our strictly enforced "No Spam / No Cold-Call" policy. Those that fail to honor this policy will be removed from the group immediately. Simply put, DO NOT SPAM OR COLD CALL OUR MEMBERS!

We firmly believe that if you build the relationships... the business will come.

East Dallas Networking... fun... effective... affordable.

East Dallas Networking Lunch

Needs a location

$2.00

Please play nicely with others, and follow our few rules -

• If you RSVP "yes" - we expect you to show up. When someone RSVP's "yes" but then no-shows, they have denied someone else the opportunity to attend. Those that fail to honor our RSVP policy will be removed from the group.

• Pay $2 cash per meeting you attend or you can pre-pay for the calendar year by becoming an EDN Sponsor for $120, pro-rated throughout the year. This pays for nominal expenses throughout the year. What is not spent, is donated to local charities at year's end. Being as such, we would gladly accept your contribution of more money should you be feeling generous.

• Don't use 1:1's as a sales call, rather an opportunity to get to know the member, hear their story, and learn how best to help them build their business.

• Honor our strictly enforced "No Spam / No Cold-Call" policy. Those that fail to honor this policy will be removed from the group immediately. Simply put, DO NOT SPAM OR COLD CALL OUR MEMBERS!

We firmly believe that if you build the relationships... the business will come.

East Dallas Networking... fun... effective... affordable.

East Dallas Networking Lunch

Needs a location

$2.00

Please play nicely with others, and follow our few rules -

• If you RSVP "yes" - we expect you to show up. When someone RSVP's "yes" but then no-shows, they have denied someone else the opportunity to attend. Those that fail to honor our RSVP policy will be removed from the group.

• Pay $2 cash per meeting you attend or you can pre-pay for the calendar year by becoming an EDN Sponsor for $120, pro-rated throughout the year. This pays for nominal expenses throughout the year. What is not spent, is donated to local charities at year's end. Being as such, we would gladly accept your contribution of more money should you be feeling generous.

• Don't use 1:1's as a sales call, rather an opportunity to get to know the member, hear their story, and learn how best to help them build their business.

• Honor our strictly enforced "No Spam / No Cold-Call" policy. Those that fail to honor this policy will be removed from the group immediately. Simply put, DO NOT SPAM OR COLD CALL OUR MEMBERS!

We firmly believe that if you build the relationships... the business will come.

East Dallas Networking... fun... effective... affordable.

East Dallas Networking Lunch

Needs a location

$2.00

Please play nicely with others, and follow our few rules -

• If you RSVP "yes" - we expect you to show up. When someone RSVP's "yes" but then no-shows, they have denied someone else the opportunity to attend. Those that fail to honor our RSVP policy will be removed from the group.

• Pay $2 cash per meeting you attend or you can pre-pay for the calendar year by becoming an EDN Sponsor for $120, pro-rated throughout the year. This pays for nominal expenses throughout the year. What is not spent, is donated to local charities at year's end. Being as such, we would gladly accept your contribution of more money should you be feeling generous.

• Don't use 1:1's as a sales call, rather an opportunity to get to know the member, hear their story, and learn how best to help them build their business.

• Honor our strictly enforced "No Spam / No Cold-Call" policy. Those that fail to honor this policy will be removed from the group immediately. Simply put, DO NOT SPAM OR COLD CALL OUR MEMBERS!

We firmly believe that if you build the relationships... the business will come.

East Dallas Networking... fun... effective... affordable.

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East Dallas Networking Lunch

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