Cleveland Area Networking was started to allow business people to meet other business people in a comfortable environment, and to demonstrate a service you can use to keep in touch with that network. We meet in Mayfield Village, Ohio, an Eastside suburb of Cleveland.
There are no attendance requirements.
There are no referral requirements.
There are no dues.
Whether you’re a small business owner, network marketer, internet entrepreneur, or just simply looking for something that might be the right fit for you, you’re welcome to attend our luncheons. Simply put, if you have a desire to network, this group might be for you.
Our Schedule of Events
We generally hold luncheon networking events once per month, on the 1st or 2nd Monday of the month (varies), and during the lunch hour.
The cost to attend an event is $10.00 per person, payable at the door.
How the Events are Structured
The structure of our meetings is very simple:
11:30 am – 12:00 noon: Open networking. Meet people and start informal conversations.
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm: The “formal” networking program.
During the “formal” networking program, each attendee gets the opportunity to stand and promote themselves and their business for 90 seconds to everyone in the room. Occasionally we have a guest speaker present a short business-related topic for 10-15 minutes. In the remaining time at the end, a rep from SendOutCards (the folks who organize, sponsor and staff the luncheons) demonstrates how their service can help you build profitable business relationships.
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: (Optional) Open networking. Attendees usually use this time to set coffee or lunch appointments with others to begin building stronger relationships.
Although we promote our meetings in several online venues (Meetup, LinkedIn, and others), all registrations for our meetings are handled through our main website at http://www.ClevelandAreaNetworking.com.
About the Organizers
The Cleveland Area Networking events are organized by Ray Antonelli, and Jeff Hexter. These organizers are reps for SendOutCards in Cleveland, Ohio. SendOutCards is an “appreciation marketing system”. Using web-based technology, you can choose greeting cards, thank you notes, and other correspondence, write a message in your own handwriting, and SendOutCards takes care of printing it and putting it in the mail for you … all for about a dollar. We demonstrate the system at each luncheon, so you can see for yourself the basics of how it works. You are under no obligation to get an account in order to attend the luncheon!