GSI's B2B Connect Groups were designed for you to generate new business while building business relationships. Each group is limited to one representative per industry- so there's no competition for referrals. These groups will also give you the opportunity to gain leadership opportunities within your network, refine your presentation skills and more!
"The B2B groups have given us a chance to get to know other professionals in our region that we would have otherwise never gotten an opportunity to meet. We have been able to utilize many of the services offered by B2B members. It's been fun to get to know and support many of our local businesses." Suzanne Mittleider, LithoArt Printers
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I test out a group before I commit? If your industry is open for that group, you are welcome to attend as a guest before you commit.
What is the meeting format? The Chairman of the group creates an agenda for the meeting and it varies slightly depending on the group. Each meeting will include a 60 second commercial from each person around the table, spotlight business presentations and guest introductions. The Downtown group has a lunch component as well.
What is the cost to be involved with a B2B Connect group? To be a member of the group you must be a GSI member in good standing. There is an additional lunch cost for the Downtown Group.
Is attendance mandatory? As a networking group, attendance is vital! If you can't make it to a meeting, please send a substitute in your place. This could be a co-worker from your office or someone else from your professional network that may be interested in testing out the group. Your spot in the group could be in jeopardy if you miss more than 3 meetings during a six month period.
How do I get started? Please reach out to the group Chairman listed above. They will be able to see if there's an opening for your industry and confirm your attendance as a guest.