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Goldmine Referral Groups
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Description:
Goldmine Referral Groups are currently offered within the Chamber. These are weekly business referral groups that are represented by Chamber Member businesses in different categories. The meetings are roundtable facilitated meetings with set questions to help relationship build, exchange business leads/referrals and opportunities for each group member to speak/present to the group and pass business cards/flyers weekly.

 

The goal is relationship building and business referrals.
If you are interested in signing up for a Goldmine Group seat/category please fill out/email your choice back.
We promise you will not be disappointed!  Member and non-member guests are always welcome to attend and check out any of the groups before joining.

Wednesday Breakfast:
Panera Bread
8 – 9 AM

Wednesday Breakfast:
National Church Residences Bath Road
8 – 9 AM

Thursday Breakfast:
The Danbury Senior Living
8 – 9 AM

Thursday Breakfast
The Marketing Department at Falls River Square
8 – 9 AM

Goldmine Facilitator Responsibilities:

The Goldmine Facilitator is responsible for attendance/sign in sheets, email reminders and the timeliness of the group as well as the business card book and 3-part lead sheets that are passed.  Facilitators will need to arrive early to the Goldmine Location and make sure the room is set up with tables and chairs as well as make sure the room is put back together and cleaned up before leaving.  They will a keep a positive and courteous atmosphere for the member participants. The facilitator will also help the members with their professional development within the group if guidance is needed.

 

 

Business Categories Descriptions/Rules:
We have business categories that need filled in the different groups. Each group is limited to one business category.   If your business category is filled we will do our best to find another Goldmine Group for you or add you to the wait list.  Thank you for understanding.
SAMPLE CATEGORIES: Mortgage Services/Banking, Ad Specialties/Printing, Financial Services/Insurance,  Social Media Consultant, Ad Specialties/Apparel Wear, Auto Sales/Repair, Social Media Consultants, Advertising Agency, HR Consultants, Computer Services, Accountant /CPA, Attorney/Estate Planning, Nursing Home/Assisted Living, Retail Businesses, Payroll Services, Realtor, General Contractor, Copier Sales/Service, Title Company, Employment Services, Restaurants and Catering Services, Printing Services, Medical Professionals, Cellular,  Printer, Landscaper, Painter, Caterer, Telecommunications, Auto Repair, Auto Sales, Hospice, Funeral Home, Hair Salon, Massage Therapy , Payroll, Employment Services, General Contractor, Flooring, Plumber, Church, Florist, Cemetery Sales. And so many more!

 

 

Home-base Goldmine Seat/Category:
As a paid/current member in the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce you may participate in the Goldmine Group(s) of your choice as long as your seat/category is available.    Once you select a Goldmine group you then will declare this to that Goldmine Group that this is your Home-base Goldmine Seat/Category.  This protects your seat/category in this particular group.  Regular attendance is required to keep/maintain this seat/category.  If you do not show to meetings without any communication to the facilitator/Chamber Office your seat/category will be opened up.  See full attendance requirements.

 

Cross-over Goldmine Seat/Category:
To be a cross-over Goldmine Member you have to pick and declare a “home-base” Goldmine Group. SEE ABOVE.  Once you have a home-base seat/category secured you may then cross-over into any of the other Goldmine Groups (with notice) as long as those seat/categories are open.  You may do this until another Chamber Member wants that same seat/category as their home-base seat/category.  At that time you will give up the cross-over seat/category. *If your seat/category is filled in all the Goldmine Groups we will add you to the list to start another group pending interest.  We will need your help in starting another group.  It takes a minimum of 10 Chamber Members to start a successful group.  *Please note you may be asked to share/split your seat/category with another Goldmine group member if you offer multiple services.   This is so that everyone has a chance to participate.  Examples: Mortgage Services/Banking, Ad Specialties/Printing, Financial Services/Insurance to name a few.  We thank you for your understanding and cooperation on this.

Attendance Rules:
I agree to maintain my Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce membership in good standing. I understand that I am entitled to exclusivity in one professional category and that I will be listed in our group’s brochure with that category. I agree to make every effort to attend weekly meetings and promote the growth and success of the group as a whole. I understand that if I miss more than 3 meetings in a QUARTER in the year that my membership in Goldmine Networking will be subject to review by the group.

 

 

Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
GOLDMINE REFERRAL GROUP
AGENDA

  • Chamber Announcements
  • Introduction of Program – Facilitator
  • Attendance Policy – You may only miss 3 meetings per QUARTER to maintain your category/seat in the Goldmine Group – if you miss these meetings without any communication you will forfeit your category/seat.  We will be reporting absences at every meeting. Please let us know if you are not going to be at the meeting.
  • Business Card Book– This will circulate weekly.  Please make sure your cards are in it. Check weekly. Take cards!
  • Golden Referral Sheets– please fill out and put in the business card book – this is your ultimate referral.
  • 1 to 1 Meeting Tracker– we will go around the room for the report – who has met? 15 minutes each offsite.
  • Goldmine Speakers/Presenters –Please sign up to speak at a future meeting for up to 15 minutes about YOUR business.  This is your time to shine and speak about what you do and about your industry.  Tell us the hot items, trends and statistics.
  • Goldmine Member Introductions –30 – 60 seconds each
  • My name is and I am with:
  • My services and products are:
  • I am the best at what I do/sell BECAUSE:
  • My Business Needs – 10 seconds
  • I need_____for my business. (Product or service.)   (Help with mission statement, website, and employee policies etc.)
  • A good referral OR introduction for me is:
  • I would like an introduction to:
  • Passing REFERRALS:
  • Pass Referrals – Pass 3 part referral forms and report.
  • Referrals – we need to make sure we are bringing referrals for each other to the meetings and tracking these – we will read to the group weekly and follow up.
  • Testimonials: – 20 seconds 
  • Your opportunity to share a good experience about a fellow Goldmine Member/Chamber Member that you did business with.
  • I would do business again with this person BECAUSE:
  • Introduce Group Member Speaker/Presenter:
  • 15 minute (approximate) presentation with Q/A at each meeting.
  • Everyone in the group will have an opportunity to present to the group on their business.

WHEN TIME PERMITS – CLOSING ACTIVITIES

  • Industry BUZZ WORD:  5 seconds
  • My business is UNIQUE because:  5 seconds
  • I get NEW customers and clients by: 10 seconds
  • Does anyone have a question for someone’s business in the group?
  • Name of a great business book to share with the group.

 

Next week’s group member SPEAKER/PRESENTER is: ______________________________

Please note from time to time we will do a NETWORKING ACTIVITY when we do not have a scheduled speaker/presenter.  Outside speakers welcome with advance notice to present on a beneficial business topic.

 

Falls After Five
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Upcoming Events:

Description:

  • Attend our version of Business After Hours.
  • Pure networking; bring business cards and be ready to meet other business leaders.
  • Sponsored monthly by a Chamber Member at their location.

Monthly Luncheon Meetings
2016 Luncheon

Upcoming Events:

Description:

  • Includes a professional business speaker.
  • Round Robin Networking – meet everyone at your table.
  • Member Exchange Table – display your business cards and flyers at this table.
  • New Members receive their membership plaque and a 30 second commercial about their business at their first lunch meeting.

Ribbon Cutting & Business Receptions
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Upcoming Events:

Description:

This FREE service is offered to Chamber Member Businesses who you are celebrating a 10 year, 25 year, 50 year, 100 year business anniversary OR a Chamber Member Business who just built an addition to their business, recently expanded or moved to a new location.

 

Chamber Services Provided:

  • Email you the Chamber Membership email/mailing list (if requested) for you to email/mail your invitations or if requested we will provide you with actual labels for you to send out the invitations.
  • Invite the Falls News Press, West Side Leader and Akron Beacon Journal to attend.
  • Invite the Chamber Members, Board Members and Membership Committee/Ambassadors to attend.
  • Invite and Coordinate the date with the Mayor/City of Cuyahoga Falls, City Administration and Councilpersons.
  • When given enough notice, invitation information is placed in the Chamber event emails and will be posted to the Chamber social media pages.
  • Create an event page off the Chamber Facebook business page.
  • Take a photograph at the event and EMAIL you the photo so that you can send the photo to the newspapers of your choice.
    (Falls News Press, West Side Leader or Akron Beacon Journal, etc.)
  • Post photos on the Chamber website and Chamber social media.
  • Provide to you keepsake BIG PLASTIC pair of scissors for the photo that you may keep after the Ribbon Cutting. (Not Available for Business Reception Service.)

 

You are required to provide (Ribbon Cutting):

  • 10’ to 15’ long Ribbon with your business colors.
  • 5-6 pair of extra cutting scissors to cut the ribbon.
  • Refreshments, Coffee, Sandwiches, Cookies, Cake, and Donuts etc. (Please contact our Chamber Member caterers.)
  • Invite your own customers so they can be a part of the excitement – we encourage you to treat this as an open house.
  • Market your event to your business connections.

 

You are required to provide (Business Reception):

  • Refreshments, Coffee, Sandwiches, Cookies, Cake, and Donuts etc. (Please contact our Chamber Member caterers.)
  • Invite your own customers so they can be a part of the excitement – we encourage you to treat this as an open house.
  • Market your event to your business connections.

 

Please Note: We need a 30-day notice on all events and we cannot guarantee anyone’s attendance at these events or that your photo will run in any of the newspaper that you have submitted it to. The Chamber reserves to right to not participate in a Ribbon Cutting OR Business Reception if a valid reason is not given and does not fit the mission of the Chamber of Commerce.  We do not offer these services on Saturday/Sundays.

Community Expo
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Upcoming Events:

Description:

Stop by and see all the businesses, clubs and organizations on display. This is an easy way to see what is offered in our community! Door prize drawings, giveaways and much more!

Golf Outing
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Upcoming Events:

Description:

Individual Golfer – Tee time is 8 am and includes 18 holes of golf, greens fees, shared cart, golf favors, driving range/putting and chipping greens, continental breakfast, 9th hole break snacks, BBQ lunch/dessert, participation in contest holes, healthy snack, registration for door prize drawings, and beverages (beer, soda, water) all day.

 

Foursome / Golf Team – Tee time is 8 am and includes 18 holes of golf, greens fees, shared cart, golf favors, driving range/putting and chipping greens, continental breakfast, 9th hole break snacks, BBQ lunch/dessert, participation in contest holes, healthy snack, registration for door prize drawings, and beverages (beer, soda, water) all day.

 

BBQ Lunch/Dessert Only (no golf) – Join us at approximately 1 pm at the Pavilion next door to Downview Sports Center on Bailey Road.

 

Team Photos – Each team will receive a FREE team photograph. Photos will be taken from 7 am to 10 am at the Clubhouse and on the Golf Course and will be given out at the BBQ Lunch.  We are not responsible for teams that miss this opportunity.

 

Contests: (subject to change)

  • Pro-Drive at Hole #1
  • Closest to the Pin at Hole #4 and Hole #12
  • Hole-In-One Contest at Hole #8
  • Move It Up at Hole #11
  • Long Drive at Hole #16 Men/Women
  • Team Skins

Health Expo
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Upcoming Events:

Description:
This family friendly health and wellness expo takes place at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium Health & Fitness Center every October. This is a free event that promotes the health and well-being of the community by providing health screenings, raffle prizes, family activities and interactive booths from health and wellness business and community organizations

Holiday Party/Silent Auction/Wine Grab
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Upcoming Events:

Description:
Join the fun at our last big event for the year as we celebrate with a silent auction, wine grab and pick a prize activities. Buffet dinner followed by the official swearing in of the new /current Chamber Board Members.

Night At The Races Scholarship Fundraiser
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Upcoming Events:

Description:
This February buffet dinner and Night at the Races fundraiser benefits the Chamber of Commerce scholarship foundation that helps us give graduating Cuyahoga Falls/Silver Lake resident seniors a scholarship. This event includes pre-recorded horse races, wine grab and pick a prize. We ask that each business to purchase a table and to decorate it with a fun theme.  There are prizes for the most creative table theme.