Thursday, October 4, 2018
Venue: The Big Fish Grill
Sponsored By: AbleSpark
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Venue: Bowie Elksn Lodge
Sponsored By: Could be you!
LinkCrofton & You
We’re not your run-of-the-mill networking group. Crofton is a small town. We’re all neighbors. A close-knit community. We want to build relationships that last, not just for networking success. LinkCrofton means no memberships… just a chance to share handshakes, opportunities, and ideas with your hometown neighbors.
If you have ever attended a LinkAnnapolis networking event, then LinkCrofton will feel very familiar. LinkCrofton has the same mission and values as LinkAnnapolis, and is excited to bring business professionals together in one of the main crossroads between Washington D.C, Annapolis, and Baltimore. Conveniently located between I-97 and I-50, Crofton boasts and array of great venues and is the home to many business people who rarely have the chance to mix and mingle in their own neighborhood.
LinkCrofton is run by Michael Carico, the President of AbleSpark, a local firm that focuses on leveraging web technologies to help businesses grow. Michael grew up in the Crofton area and is excited about bringing the “Link concept” to another familiar location
LinkCrofon Principles for Networking Success
Meaningful discussions build genuine friendships.
No gossip and appreciating differences produces trust.
Honesty, integrity, and walking the talk generates referrals.
It’s all about the attitude.
Fun, friendliness, and transparency makes one memorable.
It’s not all about you. Strive to understand others’ problems or needs.
Willingness to reach out and help others expand their network goes far, indeed.
When are events?
Events are held on the 1st Thursday of each month.
Who should go?
If you own a business, run a business, or are in sales for a business in Washington D.C., Baltimore, Crofton, or Annapolis, LinkCrofton is for you.
Is there a fee for LinkCrofton? Do I need to join?
Neither. No fee, no membership, no obligation. However, we do request that you register for each event so we can get a head count for space and appetizers.
What should I expect?
LinkCrofton is a come as you are, arrive when you want, leave when you want event. We always have a monthly prize drawing from our “business card in a bowl” at 6:00PM, so you’ll want to be around for that (you must be present to win). Past prizes have included a dinners for two, $50 Amazon gift cards, and tickets to the movies. Other than that, you’re on your own to meet your neighbors, make new contacts, and maximize business your opportunities.
When you walk in the door, we ask that you visit our registration table to simply check in, drop a card in the bowl for the drawing, and get a nametag. After that, you are free to socialize and form new friendships and business contacts!
Buy your own drinks, but appetizers are graciously provided by either our monthly sponsor or the venue host!
What should I bring?
Bring a few buckaroos for a drink or three, some business cards, and a genuine smile.
Can I bring flyers and promotional brochures?
You may bring whatever you’d like to personally hand to others, however, we do not accommodate for a table of materials at these events. People are more inclined to shake your hand and receive a business card than to gather a bag full of handouts. Think networking, not trade show!
Can I bring a friend?
If your friend owns, runs, or work in sales for a business, absolutely. Please make sure that they register in advance too.
Note: please limit attendance to 2 representatives per company.
What if I don’t know anyone?
Great! You might do better in making new friends and contacts than those who only huddle with the people they already know.
Can I eat dinner there?
Absolutely! If you meet someone and decide to talk further over dinner or want to call your main squeeze or family to meet you for dinner afterwards, go for it! We definitely want to show our support to the restaurants who have graciously provided our venues. If you stay or come back for dinner later, please make sure to tell them that you are there because of LinkCrofton!
For more information contact LinkCrofton at 443-302-4008.