Lunchtime Referral Networking Gatherings
2nd Fridays monthly:
- 12-1pm if on Zoom
- 12-1:30pm in person at restaurant locations
Refer Local is a monthly referral networking gathering. Get to know your fellow GO LOCAL business members and gain new customers! Also open to non-member businesses interested in checking out GO LOCAL.
Member benefit: sign up to give a 10-minute featured member presentation - see form at bottom of this page. One to two spots available monthly.
Guests/non-members are welcome to attend a meeting to check it out and consider becoming a member or supporter.
October 8, 2021: IN PERSON GATHERING
We'll meet in person at a location TBD
16 maximum attendees so we have plenty of space - to secure your seat, please RSVP in advance and confirm your full vaccination status.
- Intros by all
- Featured business spotlight: Sarina Garoutte, REALTOR
- Featured business spotlight: Barbara Holmes, The Saturday Afternoon Club
November 12, 2021: IN PERSON OR VIRTUAL, TBD
- Intros by all
- Featured business spotlight: Rachel Bingham, Net Profit
- Featured business spotlight: TBD
December 10, 2021: IN PERSON OR VIRTUAL, TBD
Featured businesses TBD
What is Refer Local?
Refer Local is a monthly business networking gathering for GO LOCAL members and guests every 2nd Friday at noon.
The driving spirit is building a stronger GO LOCAL business community through quality relationships, working together, and creating referral connections.
Refer Local provides a social format to work together to share and gain customers, which in turn helps strengthen the local economy. Participants provide their energy and expertise to help our community keep our dollars local.
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. To attend Refer Local lunches regularly, become a GO LOCAL business member.
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
- Brief introductions by all attendees 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.