Word of mouth networking has been proven to be the most effective way to promote and build your business. People will refer people they know, to people they know… Chamber Referral Groups are the best way to get yourself known to fellow chamber members. By meeting each other regularly, your fellow members come to know you as a person, know your skills, and most importantly, trust that you will do a good job for people they refer to you. It can be the most economical element of your business marketing strategy. For a one-time fee of $25, you get a team of “marketing reps” selling your goods and services to their friends and associates who have a need that you can fulfill. You don't even have to pay them salaries and benefits! The Chamber has established five Referral Network Groups to accommodate our members at different times during the day. Participants are requested to bring business cards, marketing materials, “asks” and referrals. Only one individual per business category is allowed in each group. Note once you join a group please see your group leader or Kelly at the front desk for an application.
Referral Network Group 1
This referral group meets every other Monday morning from 7:30am to 9:00am at the GBACOC. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Michael Eaton at email@example.com.
Livingston Business Alliance
This group meets every other Tuesday, during the lunch hour from 11:30am to 1pm. at the GBACOC. A light lunch is served, If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please contact Nadine Weed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This group meets every Wednesday morning from 7:00am to 8:30am at the GBACOC. If you are interested in joining, contact Wendy Day at email@example.com.
This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday, of the month during the lunch hour from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the GBACOC. This group has different speakers once a month while passing referrals. If you are interested in joining, contact Kevin Thornton firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Leaders Network of Livingston County - Morning
This group meets every other Tuesday morning from 9am-10am here at the Chamber building. It is open to businesses that service the needs of senior citizens. If you are interested in joining please contact Debbie Johnson email@example.com.
Senior Resources Group - Afternoon
This group meets every other Wednesday late afternoon from 3:00pm to 4:30pm at the GBACOC. It is open to businesses that service the needs of senior citizens. If you are interested in joining, please contact Dawn Elliot at firstname.lastname@example.org or Glenn Matecun at email@example.com.
For information on this program, please contact Kelly Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org
“The income of the business received is 10 times more efficient than any other cold call advertising. A warm referral is almost like a sold job.”– Dean Raupp, DR Home Solution, LLC