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MERCHANTS: Refer Local Overview and Upcoming Meetings

Refer Local is a monthly referral networking meeting for GO LOCAL members, supporting our mission of economic development marketing through relationship building and local patronage. Get to know your fellow GO LOCAL business members and gain new customers!

Jan. 5, 2017

Refer Local meetings are open to GO LOCAL business and organization members. Guests are welcome to attend a meeting to check it out and consider becoming a member.

 

Lunchtime Meetings: 2nd Fridays, 12-1:30pm

Please RSVP to info@golocal.coop for the upcoming meeting so we can best plan seating.

 
 
 
May 12, 2017: McNear's Saloon & Dining House, 23 Petaluma Blvd, Petaluma
Lunch meeting is in upstairs dining area. Attendees pay their own lunch tab directly to the restaurant.
 
Featured Member: Alicia Sanchez, KBBF Radio
Featured Member: Mary Munat, Green Mary Zero Waste Events & EcoEducation
 
 
June 9, 2017: La Vera Pizza, 629 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
Lunch meeting is in upstairs dining area. Attendees pay their own lunch tab directly to the restaurant.
 
Featured Member: Kaaren Van Dyke, Sonoma Land Trust
Featured Member: Wyatt Bryson, Jewels of the Forest Farms
 
 
 
July 14, 2017: Location TBA
 
Featured Member: Mark Kramer, Sonoma Design Apparel & Promotions
Social Media Tips: Jula Pereira, On Time Social - Jula will share insightful social media tips to help build your visibility and increase profit for your business.
 
 
August 11, 2017: Stout Brothers Irish Pub, 527 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
Lunch meeting is in upstairs dining area. Attendees pay their own lunch tab directly to the restaurant.
 
Featured Member: Susan Price, Daily Acts
Featured Member: Kim Wilson, Cinematic Lifestyle Imagery
 
 
September 8, 2017: Seared Steak, Seafood & Small Plates, 170 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma
Attendees pay their own lunch tab directly to the restaurant.
 
Featured Member: Kayse Gehret, Soulstice Spa
Social Media Tips: Jula Pereira, On Time Social - Jula will share insightful social media tips to help build your visibility and increase profit for your business.
 
 
October 10, 2017: La Vera Pizza, 629 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
Lunch meeting is in upstairs dining area. Attendees pay their own lunch tab directly to the restaurant.

Featured Member: Nolan & Angela Lowry, Resonate

Featurd Member: Eric Gibboney, New York Life Financial Services Professional

 

November 13, 2017: Location TBA
 
Featured Member: TBA
 
 
December 8, 2017: Location TBA
 
Featured Member: TBA
Social Media Tips: Jula Pereira, On Time Social - Jula will share insightful social media tips to help build your visibility and increase profit for your business.
 
 

What is Refer Local? Refer Local is a program of monthly referral networking meetings for the members of Sonoma County GO LOCAL Co-op.

Mission: Refer Local provides structured networking opportunities, a referral framework and various tools that enable GO LOCAL business members to give, receive, and track quality referrals in order to increase profits and customers. The program is based on the spirit of working together to strengthen the community through economic partnerships. Participants provide their energy and expertise to help keep our dollars local.

Why participate?

Refer Local provides a social format for GO LOCAL businesses to work together to share and gain customers, which in turn helps strengthen the local economy.

Who can participate?

Membership in Refer Local is for GO LOCAL business or organization members. Interested business persons can also attend on their own as a guest.

Guests: Refer Local members are welcome to bring guests to a meeting, including non-members. The guest must become a GO LOCAL business member to attend Refer Local regularly

New Members: All participants are encouraged to solicit new members into the program and into GO LOCAL. 

Group Makeup: There is no restriction on the number of businesses from the same industry.

What are the meetings like?

The agenda for the meetings is generally as follows:

  • Informal networking - at beginning, when lunch is served, and at end
  • Introductions by attendee and host - 20 minutes
  • Member Spotlight(s) - 10-20 minutes
  • GO LOCAL updates - 10 minutes

 

10-Minute Member Spotlight : A GO LOCAL member will be featured at each meeting. This member may present to the group about themselves and their business, including time for Q&A. Spotlighted members are encouraged to bring a raffle prize for attendees.

SIGN UP NOW TO BE A FEATURED BUSINESS AT A 2017 MEETING.

 

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