One Good Connection Is Worth 1,000 Business Cards
When you enroll in your Chamber's ConnectForLunch program, you will be invited each week to have lunch with three other business people. For a nominal fee - just a little more than what you'd leave for a tip - you can make up to 100 new personal connections over the course of a year: real connections that can lead to real results for your business.
How to Get Started
Members, sign up and fill out your profile by clicking here. The more detailed your profile, the better your contacts can get to know you and your business needs. Your first two months are complimentary, and you can cancel at anytime. This program is open to members only (Business Builder, Corporate and Partner levels).
Here's How It Works
When you join Rochester Business Alliance's ConnectForLunch program, each Tuesday you'll receive an email from ConnectForLunch asking you if you'd like to go to lunch the following week. If you click "yes" on the email, the following Friday you'll receive another email with the names of two or three other business people like yourself with whom you'll be having lunch. The email will also have the name of the restaurant and a link to a map with directions, a link to profiles describing your lunch mates, and their phone numbers (just in case you'll be arriving late).
On the day of your lunch, at noon, when you arrive at the restaurant, you'll find that your reservation has already been made for you in advance. There's nothing for you to do except show up (the cost of your meal is not included). You'll have an hour or more at each lunch to get to know your fellow lunch mates and for them to get to know you and your business. After lunch, you may now have new customers, referrals, and new ideas for your business based on wisdom gained from others at your table.
And, we'll keep track of your contacts for you. You'll have your own private Contact Manager in your personal ConnectForLunch account. ConnectForLunch is relaxed, comfortable and personal, and it happens at lunch - not after hours, when work is over and most of us would rather be at home.
Benefits You Can Look Forward To: