Goldmine Referral Groups GUEST Days May 17 / May 18

We want to GROW our Goldmine Groups and need YOUR HELP please!
Below are the upcoming GUEST days for all 4 groups. Please invite a fellow business leader (or two) that you know who could benefit from being a part of such a strong relationship building group. Prospective Member Guests / Members are all welcome to attend. (Even if a category is full, please invite your guest so they can see us in action! If they are interested in joining we will do our best to get them in another group on the wait list.)

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RSVP here:

8 am – 9 am

Wednesday Group                              May 17  – Panera / Howe Ave.
Wednesday Group                              May 17 – National Church Residences Bath Road
8 am – 9 am
Thursday Group                      May 18  – Smarketing Innovations
Thursday Group                      May 18 – Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/ Salhany Simon Realty




Goldmine Referral Groups Social

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2017 Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce

Goldmine Referral Group Meeting GUESTS
GUESTS always welcome to attend and check us out. We encourage this!
You will see first-hand what all the BUSINESS BUZZ is about! Call or email today to see if your business category is open!  You may attend 2x as a guest before joining the Chamber.

What are Goldmine Referral Groups?
They are (FREE with Chamber Membership) weekly roundtable (facilitated) meetings with our
Chamber Member business leaders who are developing business relationships and exchanging business referrals by sharing their business story. Each week a different group member gets 10-15 minutes to present their business to the group. We have 4 different Goldmine Referral Groups that meet weekly.

NO Fees…NO Fines…Just Relationship Building and Referrals.
FREE with Chamber membership!

Here is what our Chamber Members have to say!
Human/business interaction…credibility…speaking skills…to form relationships…at bat opportunities…trust among fellow businesses…personal/professional development…getting to know good people doing good things…comfort level in business…lifelong friendships…awareness…learning…continuous development…learning about each other’s businesses…3rd party endorsements…camaraderie…support system…growth as a business leader…professional business conversations…tenacity to keep going in business…eye opener to our great community…personal friendships…build long-term relationships…good cohesive group…business referrals AND SO MUCH MORE!

Chamber Member Testimonials:
“The Goldmine Breakfast Group has been instrumental in helping me build my business. My time there has made me a better net-worker and business owner.
The friendships and clients I have earned are icing on the cake.”
Ryan Winkelmann, Winkelmann Design & Construction

“I have been involved with the Goldmine Group now for coming up on three years and have built some solid relationships.  These relationships have turned into lifetime friendships. Business and referrals do come my way from these relationships but the friendships is what set this group apart from any other.”
Tim Bullock, Union Home Mortgage

“I have not only been able to receive real sales leads that I have closed, but I have also developed strong professional as well as personal relationships through the Goldmine Networking groups.”
Matt Weiss, Right Brain Design Group


 *Please note dates/locations subject to change.

Wednesday Group

Meets every Wednesday
Panera Bread – Howe Ave.
7:45 am        Networking/Coffee
8:00 am – 9:00 am  Program Starts
Wednesday Group

Meets every Wednesday
National Church Residences – Bath Road
7:45 am – 8:00 am        Networking/Coffee
8:00 am – 9:00 am  Program


Thursday Group
Meets every Thursday
Berkshire Hathaway Simon Salhany Realty
7:45 am – 8:00 am        Networking/Coffee
8:00 am – 9:00 am Program


Thursday Group
Meets every Thursday
Smarketing Innovations at The Marketing Department at Falls River Square
7:45 am – 8:00 am        Networking/Coffee
8:00 am – 9:00 am Program

Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
Goldmine Referral Groups Updated Rules – UPDATED

To help each other grow our businesses and develop professionally. This is done by learning as much as possible about each other’s businesses. This way when we meet fellow business leaders who may need specific services we can share our knowledge of a fellow group member. Remember we are in the groups to help each other and not sell directly to everyone in the group.


Meetings Start Time/Tardiness:
Meetings start promptly at 8 am and end promptly at 9 am. We ask that group members arrive a few minutes early (to get coffee) or at 8 am sharp. Tardiness is disruptive to the group. If you are tardy you will not be given the opportunity to give your 60 second business commercial.

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 and could lead to removal from your home base group and any cross over groups you participate in. This attendance policy is in full effect for both the home base and cross over groups you may be a part of and any actions taken by one of the groups based on attendance will be effective for all groups (If you are asked to leave your cross-over group based on attendance, the Chamber will also ask you to leave your home-base group). Changing groups is permitted if the seat is open but your attendance will be tracked in the original group until the facilitator is notified that you are changing to a new group, this means that the original group can ask you to leave if you stop showing up. If you are asked to leave a goldmine group based on attendance, you are not permitted to join another group for a period of 6 months and you must have a conversation with the Chamber CEO before you can join a new group if a seat is available. There are medical and business case (Accountants are not expected to be able to make all meetings during tax season) exceptions for attendance for members in good standing, exceptions need to be requested before they are needed (flexible with medical) to the facilitator and they will review with the chamber.


Group Presenters:
Each group member will have an opportunity to present their business to the group for up to 10-15 minutes with Q/A. This is a great opportunity. Please share something unique about your business and we encourage it to be interactive. If you have missed 3 meetings in the quarter you will not be eligible to present in that quarter or the next.


Group Breaks
As the meeting is only an hour long, breaks are strongly discouraged as it interrupts the flow of the meeting and makes it hard to stay on schedule. Please arrive early enough to get refreshments before the meeting starts and excuse yourself quietly if you need to leave the meeting.


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.


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.


Business Categories Descriptions/Rules:
We have business categories that need filled in the different groups. Each group is limited to one business category. There are times when you will be asked to split/share a category if you offer multiple services.  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.  *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. Thank you for understanding.
SAMPLE CATEGORIESMortgage 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!


Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce

  • 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.


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.


___Yes, I would like to attend the Goldmine Group as a Guest
You may attend any of the groups 2X just to check them out – even if the seat/category is already reserved we will do the best to place you in another group if possible.
If  we do not have an open seat/category we will add you to the Goldmine Group waitlist.

___Yes, I would also like to reserve a seat/business category – if available.   We will contact you with availability.

___Wednesday BREAKFAST
8:00 am – 9:00 am / Panera Bread/Howe Ave.

___Wednesday BREAKFAST
8:00 am – 9:00 am / National Church Residences Bath Road

___Thursday BREAKFAST

8:00 am – 9:00 am / Berkshire Hathaway Simon Salhany Realty

___Thursday BREAKFAST
8:00 am – 9:00 am / Smarketing Innovations at The Marketing Department at Falls River Square


My business category:__________________________________

___I would like to facilitate for a quarter in the group I join /if available.


Business Name___________________________


Email_________________ Phone________________

Please FAX 330-929-4278 OR email