Below you’ll find some general information for our members.
If you’re not a member please feel free to read on and learn more about what our meetings look like.

Schedule

We meet each Thursday from 6:50 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at The Illinois Ave. Bar & Grill, 1403 E. Illinois Ave. in Spokane.
Greeters are asked to be at the meeting 10 minutes prior to the meeting, set up the sign-in table with SBB info and name badges and greet all comers.

Speakers in the first position are given 7.5 minutes to present information on their business, solicit questions and advise fellow members of what constitutes a good referral for them. Speakers in the second position are given 3 minutes to give an abbreviated presentation on their business.

Tradeshow Presenters

  1. Display their product/service on the table provided,
  2. If you have product to sell, you may sell them at the meeting and
  3. Stand at your table before and after the meeting for questions.

Schedule Changes: If a scheduled speaker, greeter or tradeshow presenter is unable to fulfill their assignment for the weekly meeting it is their responsibility to find a member who is willing to take on the assignment on their behalf.

Fines: Any scheduled speaker, greeter or tradeshow presenter who does not carry out the assignment will be fined accordingly.

Visitations: During the last Spokane Business Builders’ meeting of each month all members’ business cards are collected and placed in the bucket. When the bucket gets to a member, the member draws a business card and gives a 30 second commercial for the business card they drew. The commercial should include member’s name, business’ name, contact information, location and what constitutes a good referral for that member’s business.

Excused absences: If you find that you are unable to attend the Thursday morning meeting, please call or text our Attendance Chair, Nancy Castle, prior to 6:30 a.m. If you have an unexcused absence, you will be subject to a $10.00 fine.

Visitations

During the last Spokane Business Builders’ meeting of each month all members’ business cards are collected and placed in the basket.  When the basket gets to a member, the member draws a business card and the card drawn is that member’s visitation assignment for the following month.  Then over the course of the next 30 days each member schedules an appointment to meet with their assigned visitation and prepare that member’s commercial to be given at the last meeting of the following month. The commercial should include member’s name, business’ name, contact information, location and what constitutes a good referral for that member’s business.

 

July 2018 VISITATIONS:

Doug Baker Dean Dunn
Crystal Bodeau Nancy Castle
John Bogensberger Aaron Masters
Brad Carpenter Mary Anne Ruddis
Nancy Castle Crystal Bodeau
Spring Cole Brian Southworth
Dean Dunn Doug Baker
Mordecai Elmblad Mark Hensley
Tom Farrell Brittney Sargent
Charlie Flager Sam Morris
Mark Hensley Mordecai Elmblad
Susie Leifheit Dr. Aaron Whalen
Aaron Masters  John Bogensberger
Sam Morris Charlie Flager
Shelley Pedersen Michael Whalen
Mary Anne Ruddis Brad Carpenter
Brittney Sargent Tom Farrell
Brian Southworth Spring Cole
 Dr. Aaron Whalen  Susie Leifheit
 Michael Whalen  Shelley Pedersen

 

Greeters

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Greeters are asked to be at the meeting 10 minutes prior to the meeting, set up the sign-in table with SBB info and name badges and greet all attendees.

7/12/2018 Crystal Bodeau
7/19/2018 John Bogensberger
7/26/2018 Brad Carpenter
8/2/2018 Nancy Castle
8/9/2018 Spring Cole
8/16/2018 Dean Dunn

Call 5 – Take 5

To ensure membership growth every member participates in actives to attract new members to Spokane Business Builders. Each week a member is assigned Call 5 ~ Take $5.00.  The member is encouraged to seek new members to fill open business categories during their normal daily, personal and professional activities and interactions.

7/12/2018 Charlie Flager
7/19/2018 Mitch Hartman
7/26//2018 Mark Hensley
8/2/2018 Susie Leifheit
8/9/2018 Aaron Masters
8/16/2018 Sam Morris

Speakers

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Each week, two members of the Spokane Business Builders network get the opportunity to speak to the group about their business.

The first speaker is given 7½ minutes to present their business, solicit questions and advise fellow members what would be good referrals for them.  The second speaker is given 3 minutes.

7.5 Minutes 3 Minutes
7/12/2018 Tom Farrell Michael Whalen
7/19/2018 Charlie Flager Doug Baker
7/26/2018 Mitch Hartman Crystal Bodeau
8/2/2018 Mark Hensley John Bogensberger
8/9/2018 Susie Leifheit Brad Carpenter
8/16/2018 Aaron Masters Nancy Castle

Tradeshows

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Each week, one of the members of the Spokane Business Builders network has the opportunity to put on a mini Trade Show, to focus on his/her business and show what he/she does.

Tradeshow Presenters:

  • Display their product/service on the table provided
  • If you have product to sell, you may sell them at the meeting and
  • Stand at your table before and after the meeting for questions.
7/12/2018 Crystal Bodeau
7/19/2018 John Bogensberger
7/26/2018 Brad Carpenter
8/2/2018 Nancy Castle
8/9/2018 Spring Cole
8/16/2018 Dean Dunn

Business Mixers

Once each quarter, we hold a Business Mixer in the evening, in place of one of our regular morning meetings. Members are encouraged to bring guests for an informal gathering to catch up with old friends and make new business connections.

Third Quarter 2018 Mixer:

Date & Time:  To Be Determined

Location:  To Be Determined