What we’ve come up with is a collective that can be conveyed in what we cleverly call “the Nine Cs.” We are all about:
- creating connections
- cutthroat competition
- costly club commitments.
What we do
Since we are not officially a club, we don’t have members. Yet our mission is to include and connect everyone from marketing managers, strategic planners, creative agency personnel and freelancers, traditional and social media planners, web developers, small business owners, basically anyone who deals in marketing in one form or another on a regular basis.
We do this by having organized get-togethers every other month – not too often to be a burden, but often enough to remember names and faces from the previous event – usually on the third or fourth Thursday of the month. We meet at various local businesses and watering holes, wherever we can comfortably accommodate 80-100 people. All events include an hour or more of casual, unhosted networking. Some will feature an informal, educational, marketing-related presentation of approximately 30 minutes.
We intend to operate as a non-profit and keep costs for each event to a minimum – usually $5-$10 – with appetizers and beverages covered by sponsorships as much as possible. However, when the opportunity arises, we will bring in some heavy-hitting, out-of-town speakers who will require a larger fee.
All in all, our goal is to continue to foster collaboration in our industry, support innovation and share emerging marketing trends. To find ways to work and grow together. To be your go-to source for inspiration, connection, and possibilities. And to make the most of life (work and play!) in this special place we call home.