What we're about

We endeavor to provide networking and knowledge events that will be uniquely effective in initiating valuable professional connections, developing important relationships, increasing influence and leveraging social capital.

It only takes one person to change our personal or professional lives. Undoubtedly, you will make new connections at our events likely to change yours... forever.

This group is intended to provide value for local professionals (and amateurs/enthusiasts) interested in web design, doing more business online, and are looking to connect with and support each other in the community with our personal or professional endeavors. Members include, but are not limited to: entrepreneurs, small business owners, corporate executives, company representatives, tech professionals, creative arts professionals, angel and accredited investors, startup experts, revolutionary startup entrepreneurs looking to change the world - or their local community (lean, bootstrap, crowdfunding, or venture capital focused), and people seeking to expand their professional development and/or network. Please remember the words of author and speaker Simon Sinek:

"We do not become great leaders, we do not fulfill our potential when we work to see ourselves grow or rise. It is when we devote ourselves to seeing those around us rise that we actually grow. And when the people we care about also work to see us grow, then they too will grow... The only true way for any of us to grow, to truly fulfill our full potential, is when we work to help others do the same."

We believe the current business environment will continue a transition towards what thought leader Seth Godin refers to as the "connection economy" - where value is increasingly created through the connections we make and less so through industrialism. Every event scheduled will have its own unique opportunities. Every. Single. One.

This group is part of one of the largest business alliances for Southern California entrepreneurs and business professionals - with over 70,000 combined members. Thank you for your consideration in sharing our events with your network, and/or bringing a friend or professional associate to attend with you.

We'll look forward to seeing you sometime soon!  :-)

Regards,
Doug Means 
http://linkedin.com/in/dougmeans

We provide additional resources and information through our LinkedIn and Facebook groups, located here: 
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/95137 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NetworkingROI

Our events continue the spirit of service to the small business community - and honor the memory - of Southern California business leader Rod Means (1938-2015).

Thank you.

"Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art." - Andy Warhol

Upcoming events (4+)

BNI Carmel Valley - Networking, Introductions, and Business Referrals

Leaders in the local business community meet regularly to maintain a pulse on local business, build professional relationships, and increase the impact of their own endeavors via personal introductions and warm referrals.

This group was established in 2001 to help local professionals increase their influence and impact through a structured, positive and professional environment which enables development of long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.

Each week regular participants and visitors all have a brief opportunity to stand and share trends in their businesses and where they add value for others. The agenda also intentionally includes time to help others with networking connections and business referrals. In this environment, givers gain!

Maintaining ongoing professional relationships benefits businesses through all market cycles, as people continue to do business with - and refer people - that they know, like and trust.

Presently, with 40 regular participants, weekly attendance is expected to be 40-50 local professionals. A list of the regular participants is at:
https://bnisd.com/ca-san-diego-county-west-bni-carmel-valley/en-US/memberlist

Grateful for our alliance with BNI, we are an exclusive category organization that allows only one person per professional classification to participate regularly. VISITORS ARE WELCOMED! We value the opportunity to connect with new visitors at all events posted on our Meetup calendar. If you are a leader in your field, we'd love to meet you.

Meetings are nearly every Wednesday morning throughout the year (with some holiday exceptions). The first Wednesday of the month we meet in-person, with the remaining Wednesday meetings of the month being online via Zoom. The Meetup event calendar is kept current.

For this in-person event we're meeting inside BBSI's training room. BBSI is in Suite #100. There is plenty of parking for the building, and there is currently no event fee. There is also no food service. Coffee is provided.

First-time visitors are encouraged to check-in no later than 6:35am!! The structured agenda begins at 7:00am. There is a short visitor orientation near the end of the meeting where more information will be provided - and questions answered - regarding BNI.

Our weekly event is one of the very best ways to connect and gain visibility within the local business community. We look forward to meeting you soon and learning more about your endeavors.

More information on the group is also at:
https://bnisd.com/ca-san-diego-county-west-bni-carmel-valley
https://www.facebook.com/bnicarmelvalley

BNI is the world's leading referral organization. More information is at:
https://www.bni.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BNI_(organization)

[ONLINE] EE Business Networking @Lunch (free!)

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Why go it alone? It only takes one person to change our lives personally or professionally. Who will you meet today at "EE"?

Stay connected with safe social distancing via Zoom! We'll be having EE virtual meetings on Thursdays and Fridays until further notice. Same agenda, different venue (for now). See below for info and direct links.

Exceptional Entrepreneurs is one of the largest business networking organizations in Southern California - and one of the best values in business networking. At EE:

  • There is no membership required.
  • There is no attendance requirement.
  • There is no business profession or category exclusivity.

ALL business professions are welcome to attend!

Virtual Meeting Agenda:

  • 11:30am - 12:00pm; Login, check a/v, networking breakout rooms open.
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm; Structured agenda, with introductions + more!

We end at 1:00pm sharp.

Interested in being the featured speaker for this event? Information and registration is at:
http://EEspeaker.com

Info to join the EE virtual networking meeting Thursdays and Fridays:
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http://nroi.us/eeonline
(the shortlink above will remain updated with the current Zoom link)

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The meetings will be recorded and made available afterwards. Information on recordings will be provided to attendees on Zoom and Facebook.

Exceptional Entrepreneurs was founded in November, 2008 by David & Gina Demangos. Since then, "EE" has become one of San Diego's largest business networking organizations, due to the Demangos' vision and leadership to provide "exceptional" opportunities for connecting local professionals. David Demangos is an eXp real estate agent in San Diego. For more information on David, please see: Awesome San Diego Real Estate:
http://www.awesomesandiegorealestate.com

"Effective networking is a learned skill. Exceptional Entrepreneurs are highly trusted professionals who share ideas and know that in order to receive you must first be willing to give." - David Demangos

Thank you for your continuing support of "EE" in San Diego! See you at the next event.

[ONLINE] EE Business Networking @Lunch (free!)

Link visible for attendees

Why go it alone? It only takes one person to change our lives personally or professionally. Who will you meet today at "EE"?

Stay connected with safe social distancing via Zoom! We'll be having EE virtual meetings on Thursdays and Fridays until further notice. Same agenda, different venue (for now). See below for info and direct links.

Exceptional Entrepreneurs is one of the largest business networking organizations in Southern California - and one of the best values in business networking. At EE:

  • There is no membership required.
  • There is no attendance requirement.
  • There is no business profession or category exclusivity.

ALL business professions are welcome to attend!

Virtual Meeting Agenda:

  • 11:30am - 12:00pm; Login, check a/v, networking breakout rooms open.
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm; Structured agenda, with introductions + more!

We end at 1:00pm sharp.

Interested in being the featured speaker for this event? Information and registration is at:
http://EEspeaker.com

Info to join the EE virtual networking meeting Thursdays and Fridays:
#######################################
http://nroi.us/eeonline
(the shortlink above will remain updated with the current Zoom link)

Passcode:[masked]
#######################################

The meetings will be recorded and made available afterwards. Information on recordings will be provided to attendees on Zoom and Facebook.

Exceptional Entrepreneurs was founded in November, 2008 by David & Gina Demangos. Since then, "EE" has become one of San Diego's largest business networking organizations, due to the Demangos' vision and leadership to provide "exceptional" opportunities for connecting local professionals. David Demangos is an eXp real estate agent in San Diego. For more information on David, please see: Awesome San Diego Real Estate:
http://www.awesomesandiegorealestate.com

"Effective networking is a learned skill. Exceptional Entrepreneurs are highly trusted professionals who share ideas and know that in order to receive you must first be willing to give." - David Demangos

Thank you for your continuing support of "EE" in San Diego! See you at the next event.

[ONLINE] BNI Carmel Valley - Networking, Introductions, and Business Referrals

Link visible for attendees

Leaders in the local business community meet regularly to maintain a pulse on local business, build professional relationships, and increase the impact of their own endeavors via personal introductions and warm referrals.

This group was established in 2001 to help local professionals increase their influence and impact through a structured, positive and professional environment which enables development of long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.

Each week regular participants and visitors all have a brief opportunity to share trends in their businesses and/or how they add value for their clients and network. The agenda also intentionally includes time to help others with networking connections and business referrals. In this environment, givers gain!

6:45a - 7:00a; Open Networking (arrive before 7a to say hello, check microphone, video, etc)
7:00a - 8:25a; Structured Agenda (introductory information, attendee introductions, featured speakers, business referrals and networking connections - and more!)
8:25a - 8:35a; Visitor Orientation (provides more info - and answers any remaining questions - about the meetings and/or BNI)

Maintaining ongoing professional relationships benefits businesses through all market cycles, as people continue to do business with - and refer people - that they know, like and trust.

Presently, with 40+ regular participants, weekly attendance is expected to be ~40-45 local professionals. A list of the regular participants is at:
https://bnisd.com/ca-san-diego-county-west-bni-carmel-valley/en-US/memberlist

Grateful for our alliance with BNI, we are an exclusive category organization that allows only one person per professional classification to participate regularly. VISITORS ARE WELCOMED! We value the opportunity to connect with new visitors at all events posted on our Meetup calendar. If you are a leader in your field, we'd love to meet you.

Meetings are nearly every Wednesday morning throughout the year (with some holiday exceptions). On the first Wednesday of the month, we meet in-person. The remaining Wednesday mornings the meetings are held online via Zoom. Our Meetup event calendar is kept current.

There is currently no meeting fee for both the online and in-person events.

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To join us for an online meeting, register at either of the following links:
https://bnionline.zoom.us/meeting/register/v5Qvd--tqjoo-JSXq4J90KzqxCj1e0mgPw

https://bnisd.com/ca-san-diego-county-west-bni-carmel-valley/en-US/visitorregistration?chapterId=415
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Our weekly event is one of the very best ways to connect and gain visibility within the local business community. We look forward to meeting you soon and learning more about your endeavors.

More information on the group is also at:
https://bnisd.com/ca-san-diego-county-west-bni-carmel-valley
https://www.facebook.com/bnicarmelvalley

BNI is the world's leading referral organization. More information is at:
https://www.bni.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BNI_(organization)

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