Business By Referrals

Business by Referrals

Build Your Business One Lead at a Time

The secret to great business networking is establishing a mutually beneficial relationship. Building a strong network is essential to companies and executives in order to survive. It’s the secret to a successful career and business.

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business by Referrals group is designed to develop a circle of 10 to 20 trusted individuals from non-competing businesses, each representing a single industry, to build a network in which members can share referrals and sales leads. The group meets twice a month and offers members the opportunity to present samples of their work and speak about their business.

What’s in it for me?

Business by Referrals is aimed specifically at helping sales-oriented professionals by connecting them to other industries and the personal and professional networks of those in the group.

Use Business by Referrals to increase:

  • Professional contacts
  • Referrals from new contacts
  • Access to potential customers
  • Sales

How to Join

Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis as applications are received. The cost is $75 annually, and regular attendance is required to ensure the group’s integrity.

To join a group, contact Mark Allen at allenm@grandrapids.org or 616.771.0348.

Once seats for a group are filled, a waiting list will be created and you will be notified when an opening is available.

“What a wonderful group of business professionals! The group has a nice
structure that keeps us on task.  Plus there is time for 1-on-1 meetings so
we can get to know each other better.  After all, the more we know about
our fellow networkers, the better able we are to give meaningful referrals.”

– Alix Criswell Patriot Realty