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, Brian Southworth, at (509) 464-9157 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.

SEPTEMBER  VISITATIONS due on 9/26/2019:

Doug Baker Spring Cole
Crystal Bodeau Charlie Flager
John Bogensberger Nick James
Nancy Castle Russell McLeod
Spring Cole Doug Baker
Dean Dunn Mark Hensley
Craig Elmblad Dr. Aaron Whalen
Tom Farrell Susie Leifheitt
Charlie Flager Crystal Bodeau
Mitch Hartman Sam Morris
Mark Hensley Dean Dunn
Nick James John Bogensberger
Susie Leifheit Tom Farrell
Russell McLeod Nancy Castle
Sam Morris Mitch Hartman
Shelley Pedersen Dave Williams
Brittney Sargent Brian Southworth
Brian Southworth Brittney Sargent
Dr. Aaron Whalen Craig Elmblad
Michael Whalen Bye Month
Dave Williams 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.
8/29/2019 No Meeting
9/5/2019 Mitch Hartman
9/12/2019 Mark Hensley
9/19/2019 No Meeting – Business Mixer
9/26/2019 Nick James
10/3/2019 Susie Leifheit

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.
8/29/2019 No Meeting
9/5/2019 Dr. Aaron Whalen
9/12/2019 Michael Whalen
9/19/2019 No Meeting – Business Mixer
9/26/2019 Dave Williams
10/3/2019 Doug Baker

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
8/29/2019 No Meeting  No Meeting 
9/5/2019 Brian Southworth Charlie Flager
9/12/2019 Dr. Aaron Whalen Mitch Hartman
9/19/2019 No Meeting   Business Mixer
9/26/2019 Michael Whalen Mark Hensley
10/3/2019 Dave Williams Nick James

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.
8/29/2019 No Meeting 
9/5/2019 Mitch Hartman
9/12/2019 Mark Hensley
9/19/2019 No Meeting – Business Mixer
9/26/2019 Nick James
10/3/2019 Susie Leifheit

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 2019 Mixer:  

Date:  September 19, 2019  Time: 5:30 PM           

Location: Prospectors Bar & Grill

 Address12611 N. Division St. Spokane WA