Goldmine Referral Groups

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 email us at info@cfchamber.com

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.

2021 Current Schedule

Please check this schedule as it changes frequently during these new times. Call the Chamber office anytime (also) for an updated schedule. 330.929.6756

Tuesday: 12 pm ZOOM only

Thursday: 8 am ZOOM only

Bad Weather Cancelation Policy

Go to www.wkyc.com. Click on school closings. If the Cuyahoga Falls schools are closed due to weather, we do not meet. Safety first! THANKS!

Wednesday Breakfast
8-9 AM

Wednesday Breakfast
8 AM-9 AM

Tuesday (ZOOM): 12-1pm
Thursday (ZOOM):
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 at 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 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 to be 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 waitlist.  Thank you for understanding.

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.

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-based seat/category secured you may then cross over into any of the other Goldmine Groups (with notice) as long as those seats/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

You agree to maintain your Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce membership in good standing. You understand that you are entitled to exclusivity in one professional category and that you will be listed in our group’s brochure with that category. You agree to make every effort to attend weekly meetings and promote the growth and success of the group as a whole. You understand that if you miss more than 3 meetings in a QUARTER in the year that your membership in Goldmine Networking will be subject to review by the 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.
  • Closing Activities (When Time Permits)
    • 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
    • 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.