Membership in the Lake Norman Executive Board provides access to some of the top business leaders in the area. On a weekly basis through social events, group meetings and one-on-one meetings you have the opportunity to learn about their business and educate them about yours. By building these relationships you gain introductions and referrals to potential clients to help grow your business.
What are meetings like?
Meetings are held weekly most Wednesdays at Alton’s in Cornelius. A social period begins at 6:00 pm followed by the meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. During the meeting each member gets 60 seconds to talk about their business. This is followed by a 10-minute presentation from one of the members. Each business gets to provide the 10-minute presentation about their business 1-2 times per year. Referrals are then acknowledged and passed.
What is expected?
Participate. Members are expected to attend meetings weekly. If you cannot attend a particular session you may send a substitute to represent you. At a minimum, all members are expected to attend 80% of the meetings.
Respond. When another member refers a client to you, they have put their reputation on the line. It is expected that you will respond promptly and provide the highest level of service and quality possible.
Refer. All members are expected to actively seek out opportunities that can be referred to other members. The goal is to provide referrals each week.
Who can be a member?
Membership is by invitation. Anyone can attend a meeting to find out more about the group. Attendance is limited to two meetings without submitting an application. There is only one member allowed per business category. Conversely, members are restricted from joining other networking groups in the area.
How to become a member?
- Attend a meeting to see if it is a good fit for you.
- Complete an application and submit a check for the dues.
- Interview with the membership committee