I am a member of the East Bay Business Leaders network group. It has some of the traditional goals of a networking group – to get referrals and build your business.
The group is more informal than most groups. The meetings are relaxed and fluid.
The group focuses on building relationships. We are encouraged to meet one-on-one with each of the other members of the group. The process builds richer relationships than most networking groups.
The group is committed to helping the community. We use all the membership fees to provide scholarships to high school seniors in the area.
I like the group, and I am committed to growing the group.