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.

 

MARCH  VISITATIONS due on 4/4/2019:

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

 

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.

3/7/2019 No Meeting 
3/14/2019 Tom Farrell
3/21/2019 Charlie Flager
3/28/2019 No Meeting – SBB Business Mixer
4/4/2019 Mitch Hartman
4/11/2019 Mark Hensley

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.

3/7/2019 No Meeting 
3/14/2019 Brittney Sargent
3/21/2019 Brian Southworth
3/28/2019 No Meeting – SBB Business Mixer
4/4/2019 Dr. Aaron Whalen
4/11/2019 Michael Whalen

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
3/7/2019 No Meeting No Meeting
3/14/2019 Mary Anne Ruddis Mordecai Elmblad
3/21/2019 Brittney Sargent Shelley Pedersen
3/28/2019 No Meeting  SBB Business Mixer
4/4/2019 Brian Southworth Charlie Flager
4/11/2019 Dr. Aaron Whalen Mitch Hartman

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.
3/7/2019 No Meeting 
3/14/2019 Tom Farrell
3/21/2019 Charlie Flager 
3/28/2019 No Meeting – SBB Business Mixer
4/4/2019 Mitch Hartman
4/11/2019 Mark Hensley

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:

Thursday, March 28, 2019:  5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

                                                                                              Location:  T.B.D.