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What's Up with
'Meet Up'
Networking?

by: Steve Matheny, 
Executive Director,
Granville Area Chamber of Commerce


At our February monthly meeting we launched a new vehicle intended to help us improve the depth, frequency, and overall quality of our ability to network among ourselves.  This new approach, which we have christened  'Meet Up' Networking, was an idea proposed by our Chamber colleagues at the local AmSpirit chapter who already use this technique among their own members.  Business Networking International (BNI) also utilizes this approach to advance connections and business referrals among their membership.

We all have tight and demanding schedules and all too often the activity that gets relegated to the back burner is networking, making connections, and doing business among ourselves.  Using this 'Meet Up' vehicle you are simply agreeing that making connections and referrals is important to you.  It's easy...you simply put your name on the list and you will be paired up with a fellow Chamber member.  Your charge is to connect with that individual at some convenient time, place, or occasion during the next month. This should be at date, time, and locale that is convenient for both of you.  When you get together you simply take turns educating each other about your respective businesses.  Hopefully you can adjourn after maybe an hour of conversation with a much more comprehensive awareness of each other's work along with insights regarding the types of customers sought and the kinds of leads desired to advance each of your businesses.
 
We expect this to be an ongoing activity and each month you'll be paired with a new/different Chamber member.  In this manner you'll soon have a much richer understanding of what each of your Chamber colleagues does for a living.  Barry Gasaway has agreed to serve as coordinator for this initiative.  Barry is a member of both the Chamber and AmSpirit and he is very familiar with the benefits of this activity and how it works.  Contact him directly at (740) 641-9795 or barrygasaway@yahoo.com if you want to sign up and begin participating.  He will be identifying the 'Meet Up' pairings on a month to month basis.  Since announced last month we've already had the first round of paired connections and the feedback we've heard has all been positive.  Don't miss out - it's not too late to get involved.  Going forward, let Barry or I know how this initiative is benefitting your business and we'll share your good news!   
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!
GACC Monthly Membership Meeting
Wednesday, March 15, 11:30am-1pm
RevLocal, 4009 Columbus Road, Granville, OH 43023 

Join us for our March Member Meeting and Luncheon featuring a presentation by Carol Thress, Director of Sales and Marketing for Explore Licking County.  Carol will provide us with updates about ELC's 2017 goals and activities and discuss the economic impact of tourism in Licking County. Thanks to table sponsors Orchard House Bed & Breakfast and Sunbear Studio & Gallery!  Lunch is $15 and will be catered by Palumbo's Italian Market. Pre-registration is required - REGISTER TODAY , 3/13 BY 5PM!

 
KUDOS!

Welsh Hills Inn wins TripAdvisor Award! For the fifth straight year, The Welsh Hills Inn has been awarded a top ranking in the nation, and #4 in the world, earned through outstanding guest reviews and opinions tallied in the 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards. Congratulations, Bobbi and Jeff Noe! Read all the details in the official press release HERE.

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events
UPCOMING IN MARCH/APRIL


GACC Night at the Bryn Du Art Exhibition, March 24, 5-8pm, Bryn Du. Join fellow GACC Members on the last Friday evening of the 2017 Bryn Du Art Exhibition!  The event is an annual juried exhibition featuring current works by regional professional and non-professional artists sponsored by the Village of Granville in conjunction with grants from the Ohio Arts Council and the Granville Arts Council. See it before it's gone! Get more information HERE.


   
Granville Art Walk, Saturday, April 1, various locations. Join us for the monthly Art Walk!  A full agenda of displays, performances, and experiences will be available for download from granvilleartwalk.com the week before the event.  Enjoy live music, have a creative experience at a local business, and enjoy culinary arts specials from downtown restaurants.  Would your business like to participate?  Simply email Steve at smatheny@granvilleoh.com


GRD Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday April 15, 11am, Bryn Du Lawn. The egg hunt starts promptly at 11am, and all kids are welcome.  Bring an Easter basket, and fill it with eggs found on the lawn at Bryn Du! 



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1515 Granville Road
Newark, OH 43055
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The Granville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome back Matilda Charlotte Antiques!  This antique store is a favorite for local shoppers and antique hunters - and it is now located closer to Granville.  Check out their new location at 1515 Granville Road in Newark.  You can learn more about Matilda Charlotte on their Facebook page here!