You probably hear it all the time. The early bird gets the worm. In general I believe that is true. In order to reward my early birds that are looking for excellent networking events to go to next week here is your worm.
On Wednesday June 23rd at Sunrise Bank of Albuquerque at 5:30 there will be an evening of ultimate connections. You can register by phone at 505-293-3553. It is $35 per person. The night will include many organizations and is generally going to be a one stop shop for your networking for the week. I always encourage you to try to meet a minimum of 25 people in person a week and in three hours you can have this week and your next week’s networking done.
Some of the organizations that will be represented are: Albuquerque Business Builders, Women in Communications, BNI Mountains West, EWI, Women on the Fast Track, NAWBPO, Foundations for entrepreneurial excellence, SVEDC, Hispano, Synergy Networking, WESST and Women Make a Difference.
This event will also be launching a new networking book by Lucy Rosen. The book is called Fast Track Networking. If you don’t know, Lucy Rosen is the founder of Women on the Fast Track and has too many credentials for me to mention here. I had the pleasure of buying the book last week and have already gotten some good tips. I believe it’s a good read for anyone reading this article. One of the hints that I will give you is that she suggests calling the organizers of events before you go so that you know who will be there. So if you are unsure if the crowd you need to be around will be at this event then give them a call at 505-293-3553.
The Hispano has 2 big events going on this week. The first is the Biz Gratis which is also held on Wednesday June 23 from 5:30-7. It will be at the Aflac Regional Office at 6605 Uptown Blvd. This is a free event and normally has a good turnout. I suggest stopping by the Biz Gratis and the Ultimate night of connections event if you have the energy to. You may want to stop by the Biz Gratis first because there will be margaritas at the Ultimate Night of Connections and it will last until 8:30.
The second event is the monthly Mercado put on by the Hispano Chamber. It will be on June 24 at the Santa Ana Star Casino and it’s a Luau theme this time. The cost is only $10. You can either call 842-9003 or RSVP online at www.ahcnm.org and pay online. This sounds like it will be a lot of fun and most of the Hispano after hour events have a great turnout throughout the night. This event will be from 5:30-7:30. Table top booth space is available for $175 if you are interested.
So there are your worms for this week. If you attend these three events it is guaranteed that you will have from 30-100 new contacts by the end of the week. Isn’t your business worth two long nights this week? Have fun at the events and let me know about it. [email protected] Remember that your network will increase your net worth.