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.

 

June 2018 VISITATIONS:

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

 

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.

6/7/2018 Michael Whalen
6/14/2018 Meghan Anderson
6/21/2018 Q2 SBB Mixer
6/28/2018 Doug Baker
7/5/2018 Cyrstal Bodeau
7/12/2018 John Bogensberger

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.

6/7/2018 Dean Dunn
6/14/2018 Mordecai Elmblad
6/21//2018 Q2 SBB Mixer
6/28/2018 Tom Farrell
7/5/2018 Charlie Flager
7/12/2018 Mitch Hartman

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
6/7/2018 Spring Cole Brittney Sargent
6/14/2018 Dean Dunn Brian Southworth
6/21/2018 Q2 SBB Mixer Q2 SBB Mixer
6/28/2018 Mordecai Elmblad Dr. Aaron Whalen
7/5/2018 Tom Farrell Michael Whalen
7/12/2018 Charlie Flager Meghan Anderson

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.
6/7/2018 Michael Whalen
6/14/2018 Meghan Anderson
6/21/2018 Q2 SBB Mixer
6/28/2018 Doug Baker
7/5/2018 Crystal Bodeau
7/12/2018 John Bogensberger

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.

Second Quarter 2018 Mixer:

Date:  Thursday,  June 21, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. to 8:00  p.m.

Location:  2nd Harvest Food Bank | 1234 Front Ave., Spokane, WA 99202