Wellington Chamber Presents Speed Networking Night

People looking to make new real quick business contacts got what they were looking for Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Wanderers Club in Wellington.

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business RoundTable had a sizable crowd of people who came prepared with business cards and a quick speech to share with others about themselves and their business.

Event sponsors included the Law Offices of Greenstein & Associates, Green Group Studio/The Big Deal Book, Raymond James Financial Services/Connor Financial Group and Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness.

Prizes were given out throughout the night and were provided by Tresses Color Bar Salon, Duffy’s Sports Grill, Whole Foods Market, Park Avenue BBQ Grill, Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness, the Estate Settlers and SharpShooter Marketing Group.

The master of ceremonies for the event was Wellington Chamber President Victor Connor, who kept the evening fun and exciting. To start out, attendees were standing, wearing a number and holding a score card and pencil. Everyone was told to check off the number (person) on their score card as they spoke to them. Connor instructed everyone that they had 90 seconds to converse with each person in the group and then, when given the signal to switch, find a new person they hadn’t spoken to yet. The goal was to speak with everyone in the room, using the score card to keep track of things.

Connor did well moving 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 new connections and stacks of business cards.

Event organizers were pleased with the successful evening. Dr. Randy Laurich of the Wellness Experience noted that he alone picked up four new patients that night.

The Small Business RoundTable is committed to educating and assisting area businesses to flourish in the community by offering monthly sessions. A public speaking workshop will be offered on Nov. 21

For more information about the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, contact Executive Director Michela Perillo-Green at (561) 792-6525 or info@wellingtonchamber.com, or visit www.wellingtonchamber.com.

ABOVE: Small Business RoundTable Committee Member Cindy Beckles and Wellington Chamber President Victor Connor.