How many times can I visit?

If you are not in conflict with a current member, we recommend that you visit several times to determine if the group is a good fit. After a few visits, and after meeting with someone on the membership committee, we recommend that you complete the membership application indicating your interest in becoming a member and start the member process.

What is the format of the meeting?

In each meeting both the members and the guests will have an opportunity to stand up and give a 30 second “elevator” speech about who you are, what you do and who would be a good lead for you. In addition, there may be a spotlight for one of our members to give a more in-depth (5 to 7 minute) presentation about their business. At the end of the meeting, the power of this group is apparent as we go table to table to extend “thank yous” for business done, leads received and one-on-ones from the last week. Visit our meeting page to see an outline of the meeting.

Is there a cost for the meeting?

The cost for attending, including a buffet lunch, is $25 for guests and members. This can be paid by cash, check, or credit/debit card. Dessert is included in the meeting cost.

How do I become a member?

Membership is a process and begins with visiting a few times to make sure the group is a good fit. The steps to becoming a member can be found on our membership page.

How long does it take to become a member?

The time needed to become a member varies from person to person. Sometimes, it can be accomplished in a few weeks, but many times it may take much longer, especially if there are multiple guests in the same industry that wish to become a member. We recommend that if you are serious about membership, you be aggressive in following the steps to becoming a member.

What is a one-on-one?

A one-on-one is a meeting between two members, a member and a guest, or a guest and a guest where you can discuss your business more in-depth to better understand how you can help each other. One-on-ones are very important for getting to know the members/guests to provide quality leads and referrals.

How much are dues?

There is a one-time application fee and membership fee (non-refundable) of $350.

What are the benefits of membership?

Membership in Prestonwood Business Networking Group has many benefits! Please see the benefits page for details.