Business Networking at aloft Lexington (11/17)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
is unlike any other event Networking Event you have attended.
Most "regulars" (and we have hundreds) describe these events as the one monthly event they absolutely won't miss. They are most frequently described as professional cocktail parties,
with a great mix of employed professionals who aren't just there to
grow a business card collection. (You can see photos of some of our recent attendees on the right side of this page.)
Hi. I'm Stephen Labuda and two years ago I organized the first of these networking events, inviting just a small, hand-picked group of professionals that I liked and trusted.
was simply to bring together a group of professionals for a monthly
networking event. Our first event had about 30 people - at subsequent events, those 30 invited their peers, who invited their peers, and so on. Our most recent
events have drawn up to 250 people with a variety of jobs in an even
larger variety of industries.
Why did I start organizing these events?
Take and 100 people at the start of their working careers and follow them for 40 years, until they reach retirement. Here's what you'll find, according to the Social Security Administration:
- Only 1 will be wealthy;
- 4 will be financially secure;
- 5 will continue working, not because they want to but because they have to;
- 36 will be dead; and 54 will be dead broke - dependent on theit meager Social Security Check, relatives, friends, even charity for a minimum standard of living.
That's 5% successful, 95% unsuccessful.
I want to be part of the successful 5%...so do the rest of the people who regularly attend these events. We all know that consistently developing new business relationship is one way to gaurantee our success.
What This Event ISN'T
This event is not a sales pitch. It isn't a seminar. It's not a job fair. It is definitely not a singles club.
that is what you're looking for, don't attend.
On the other hand, If you're an employed professional in a successful business, who relies on
referrals and relationships to grow and thrive, this event is perfect for you.
(NOTE: We don't allow job-seekers to attend the event and we do monitor registrations to enforce this.)
I realize you might be skeptical and wanted to share some of the notes I received after a recent event.
I've been a BNI member and chapter president, I've held memberships in as many as 3 chambers of commerce at one time and served as an ambassador but I've never felt the 'givers gain philosophy' as strongly as I experienced when I was introduced to Networked Events. I attended a recent Networked Event in Lexington and it was the most efficient and enjoyable use of my networking time that I have experienced to date. All of the people that I met through Networked Events were people truly interested in meeting new contacts and building their network. ~ John Vaillancourt
Honestly, I thought it was great. I have worked in the Boston market for 13 years and most of the events I have gone to have been “cliquey” Last night’s was not that way at all. People were actively networking and making an effort to speak with people that they had not previously met. Also, the ambassadors did a great job of finding out what type of industry we were in and what exactly our purpose was that night. They took this information and introduced us to the appropriate people. It was a terrific event…thank you! ~ David Rosenthal
I really enjoyed the networking event last night. The venue was beautiful and spacious, so it was very easy to move around and meet people. I had never met most of the attendees until last night and everyone was curious, fun, and engaging. I made a few solid contacts and will continue to follow up with them. Even the parking was great and not costly! I look forward to more of your networking events! ~ Mary E. Martin
This was one of the best networking events I’ve attended this year. ~ Mark Paskell
I want every event to be worthwhile for all of the
attendees, so every event is organized by a group of volunteers we call
The Hosts are there to help you find the right people to connect with and to make sure you have a positive experience.
We charge a nominal fee to attend ($10) to offset the costs associated with organizing and promoting the events. We serve complimentary appetizers at the event and there is a cash bar. We often have a door prize, but not always.
These events regularly sell out and once they are sold out, we won't accept even one additional registration. In fact, we can’t. It wouldn’t be legal. Once the room reaches capacity it’s against fire regulations to over sell it.
The only way to secure your spot at the event is to register now using the form at the top of the page.
I personally guarantee you will enjoy your experience. In fact, if you attend and don't find the event to be everything I've promised, I'll personally give you a full %100 refund of every penny you paid, and you'll never hear from us again.
PS. If you have any questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on my personal phone at (617) 895-3733 (This rings my mobile phone).
PPS. If you can't make it to this event, but would like to be added to our invitation list, enter your email address in the yellow box on the right side of this page.