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.

 

APRIL  VISITATIONS due on 4/25/2019:

Doug Baker Susie Leifheit
Crystal Bodeau Michael Whalen
John Bogensberger Brittney Sargent
Lonnie Boudreau Nancy Castle
Nancy Castle Lonnie Boudreau
Spring Cole Charlie Flager
Dean Dunn Brian Southworth
Craig Elmblad Mary Anne Ruddis
Tom Farrell Mitch Hartman
Charlie Flager Spring Cole
Mitch Hartman Tom Farrell
Mark Hensley Bye
Susie Leifheit Doug Baker
Sam Morris Jim Reincke
Shelley Pedersen Dr. Aaron Whalen
Jim Reincke Sam Morris
Mary Anne Ruddis Craig Elmblad
Brittney Sargent John Bogensberger
Brian Southworth Dean Dunn
Dr. Aaron Whalen Shelley Pedersen
Michael Whalen Crystal Bodeau

 

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.

4/4/2019 No Meeting – Business Mixer
4/11/2019 Mark Hensley
4/18/2019 Susie Leifheit
4/25/2019 Sam Morris
5/2/2019 Shelley Pedersen
5/9/2019 Mary Anne Ruddis

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.

4/4/2019 No Meeting – Business Mixer
4/11/2019 Michael Whalen
4/18/2019 Doug Baker
4/25/2019 Crystal Bodeau 
5/2/2019 John Bogensberger
5/9/2019 Lonnie Boudreau

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
4/4/2019 No Meeting Business Mixer
4/11/2019 Dr. Aaron Whalen Mitch Hartman
4/18/2019 Michael Whalen Mark Hensley
4/25/2019 Doug Baker Susie Leifheit
5/2/2019 Crystal Bodeau Sam Morris
5/9/2019 John Bogensberger Tom Farrell

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.
4/4/2019 No Meeting – Business Mixer
4/11/2019 Mark Hensley
4/18/2019 Susie Leifheit 
4/25/2019 Sam Morris
5/2/2019 Shelly Pedersen
5/9/2019 Mary Anne Ruddis

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.

First Quarter 2019 Mixer:

April 4, 2019 | 5:00 PM – 8:00

              Location:  The Roxie Event Center  (5201 N. Market St.)