Small Business RoundTable Networking Event A Success

People looking to make new business contacts quickly got what they were looking for Thursday, Nov. 1 at Cantina at Polo West in Wellington. The Wellington Chamber of Commerce Small Business RoundTable had a good crowd of people who came prepared with business cards and a quick speech in mind to share with others about themselves and their businesses.

Master of ceremonies for the event was Incoming Wellington Chamber President Victor Connor, who kept the evening fun and exciting. To start out, all attendees were standing, wearing a number and holding a score card and pencil. Cell phones were on silent and pockets were bulging with cards and brochures. Everyone was told to check off each number (person) on their score card as they spoke to them. Connor instructed everyone that they had 40 seconds to converse with each person in the group and then, when given the signal to switch, find a new person they hadn’t yet spoken to. The goal was to speak with everyone in the room using the score card to keep track of things.

Connor moved everyone in the room in an organized but sometimes chaotic manner. Once coached, everyone appeared proficient at speaking and moving fast, ready to fire off a business card in a quick flip of the wrist. At the end of the night, people left smiling with stacks of newly acquired business cards and new business contacts.

This was the sixth and final session of the Small Business RoundTable series for 2012. The committee agreed that the evening was a success and that people enjoyed themselves while networking. The Small Business RoundTable will begin a new series in 2013 and continues its commitment to help area businesses attain their business and financial goals.

For more information about the Small Business RoundTable, call Wellington Chamber Executive Director Michela Perillo-Green at (561) 792-6525 or e-mail For more on the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, visit

Above: Wellington Chamber Incoming President Victor Connor served as master of ceremonies.