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.

OCTOBER  VISITATIONS due on 10/31/2019:

Doug Baker Michael Whalen
Crystal Bodeau Dean Dunn
John Bogensberger Bye Month
Nancy Castle Charlie Flager
Spring Cole Tom Farrell
Dean Dunn Crystal Bodeau
Craig Elmblad Sam Morris
Tom Farrell Spring Cole
Charlie Flager Nancy Castle
Mitch Hartman Brian Southworth
Mark Hensley Nick James
Nick James Mark Hensley
Susie Leifheit Dave Williams
Russell McLeod Brittney Sargent
Sam Morris Craig Elmblad
Shelley Pedersen Dr. Aaron Whalen
Brittney Sargent Russell McLeod
Brian Southworth Mitch Hartman
Dr. Aaron Whalen Shelley Pedersen
Michael Whalen Doug Baker
Dave Williams Susie Leifheit

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.
10/31/2019

Brittney Sargent

11/7/2019 Brian Southworth
11/14/2019 Dr. Aaron Whalen
11/21/2019 Michael Whalen
11/28/2019  No Meeting – Thanksgiving
12/5/2019 Dave Williams

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.
10/31/2019 Dean Dunn
11/7/2019 Craig Elmblad
11/14/2019 Tom Farrell
11/21/2019 Charlie Flager
11/28/2019 No Meeting – Thanksgiving 
12/5/2019 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
10/31/2019 Spring Cole  Shelley Pedersen
11/7/2019 Dean Dunn Brittney Sargent
11/14/2019 Craig Elmblad Brian Southworth
11/21/2019 Tom Farrell Dr. Aaron Whalen
11/28/2019 No Meeting  Thanksgiving
12/5/2019 Charlie Flager Michael Whalen

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.
10/31/2019 Brittney Sargent
11/7/2019 Brian Southworth
11/14/2019 Dr. Aaron Whalen
11/21/2019 Michael Whalen
11/28/2019 No Meeting – Thanksgiving
12/5/2019 Dave Williams

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.

Fourth Quarter 2019 Mixer:  

Date:  T.B.D.       Time:  T.B.D.           Location: T.B.D.  Address T.B.D.