Mesa Networking Groups
As personal injury attorneys in Mesa, we understand how important it is to have a community of professionals you can rely on when a need comes up for one of your clients. Due to the great resources in Mesa for business networking we’ve been able to create a team that consists of medical and legal experts that will take care of our clients during the process of handling cases. There are different events and opportunities that can sometimes be frustrating to research so to ensure you find a team that you connect with, we have put together several different options of finding the right networking group for you.
Chamber of Commerce is a great resource to follow up with. There are a couple different ways to get involved; weekly meet ups and/or monthly meet ups. The weekly lead groups include: Superstition Region, Downtown, Gateway, Falcon, Fiesta, and Riverview. These regions allow you to find something close, or travel a little further for the right group. They host events and opportunities and always keep their members informed of what will be up and coming. Chamber of Commerce is membership based and they promote only members within their communities. The prices vary by number of employees that are specifically working in the Mesa area. This means if you have a business that you want to promote and have multiple locations, it will only count for the employees who work in Mesa. All employees of your business will be members and anyone can attend the meet ups. This allows a very close relationship within the business you have, or if you need a referral to something else.
Another option is BNI Arizona. BNI is similar to Chambers but a little closer quarters. The meetings are referred to as chapters and you will want to first visit a chapter in your area before you decide to join. This allows you to get a feel for the groups, to ensure it’s a good fit for you, and to also make sure you can commit. Attendance is very important for these meets up. It doesn’t have to be the main owner or manager of a business, but it’s vital you choose a primary representative to attend. In the event this primary member is unable to attend, someone must replace you to avoid an absence. BNI is membership based, yearly costs and meet weekly. It’s a great opportunity to build a strong foundation within the community you reside and grow relationships with other businesses. The sole purpose is to refer business member to member and tracked monthly are chapter goals. When you visit a chapter, and you get a good feeling, the next step will be to submit an application and get approved. It is a direct focus to help each other grow and all support each other in this.
Networking Phoenix is available through memberships at either a monthly or yearly cost. The yearly membership discounts the money costs and can overall be a cheaper route to go. WIth this you are able to attend events that are hosted by these members but also other networking groups event such as; Chambers of Commerce. If there is a certain amount of tickets to the event and it becomes sold out, there are waiting lists that you can be placed on. You receive leads, which are for what you’re looking for real face to face and also things that are offered online. This program is also set up to make attending events much easier for you. They have created what is called, a networking buddy, and set you up with someone who may be a match to attend events with you. Having a painless experience or some comfort in these news place can really allow you to put yourself out there and become successful in your business endeavors or in seeking out other businesses. There is a blog spot available on the website when you want to see what other groups and individuals are talking about or when maybe you want to put blogs out about what you have to offer in between attending the groups and events.
Staying Active In The Community
Meet up is a great opportunity for a little more relaxed version of networking groups. Unlike Chambers and BNI, strict attendance is not required. Meet up does not require a membership monthly or yearly charge to join. However, each meet up that is created may have different requirements within that group, but you can also create your own meet up specifically catering to what you want and who you want to connect with. It doesn’t have to be strictly promoting your business, but meeting others who are like minded and you want to connect with.
Eventbrite is similar to Meet Up in that you can create or attend meet ups. The pricing is based on the events; some are free and some will have fees. Eventbrite offers a secure payment center through the website that you can have your attendees pay online prior to the event. This is great if you’re new in town, want to reach out with who is new in town, or build upon the communities that are already in place.This can be for business or pleasure and gives you some flexibility in what you can handle and be a part of.
Whether you are looking for a commitment and very focused groups to attend or something a little more relaxed, one of these is going to be the right fit for you. It’s important to be open, honest, and professional to get the most out of these experiences. The community is there for you to tap into, and waiting for you to share what you have to offer. Having a foundation of experience and referrals is pivotal for success.
The East Valley is home to one of Arizona’s largest suburban cities, Mesa. Mesa is just southeast of downtown Phoenix and has quickly become one of America’s fastest growing cities. It is home to over 400,000 people and has grown by 37 percent since the 1990’s.
Mesa is a prosperous industrial industry, as it is home to many companies like Boeing and AT&T. It has become a great tourist destination with a strong, growing economy that have lured many companies and professionals to live and work there.
History of Mesa, Arizona
Mesa was originally inhabited by Native Americans and Spanish explorers and became a U.S. territory after the Mexican American War. It was then founded by 1878 by Mormon pioneers and the Mormon population in the city has since grown to become 25 percent.
Mesa was a major Air Force trailing center during World War II at Falcon Field Airport and Williams Air Force Base. This has resulted in the permanent settlement of many air force families in the city.
Culture of Mesa
Downtown Mesa is the Arts and Culture District and is also home to the Mesa Arts Center, the Mesa Southwest Shakespeare Company, the Mesa Southwest Museum, art galleries, dance companies and theaters. Mesa is also home to the Mesa Amphitheater, one of the Valley’s best outdoor music venues. Mesa’s culture is rich in art and history.
Mesa Sports and Leisure
There are only two states in the nation that are home to baseball’s spring training season, Florida and Arizona. Mesa is home to the Chicago Cub’s spring training facility. With its perfect spring weather, spring training games are one of the state’s residents’ favorite spring activities. All of Arizona’s professional sports teams’ facilities aren’t far away either.
Outdoor Activities in Mesa
The Phoenix-metro area is home to over 100 golf courses, making it a golfer’s paradise. There is also great hiking nearby and excellent nightlife and night time attractions.
Mesa Amphitheatre is one of the most unique concert venues Arizona has to offer. Shows at Mesa Amphitheatre allow the audience to enjoy live music under the stars on the tired lawn. The venue is just big enough to host some of the greatest artists while still feeling intimate and giving everyone a great view of the stage.
Mesa Amphitheater is just a 15-minute drive from Downtown Phoenix and is even host to some daylong music festivals. Check out one of the upcoming concerts and enjoy the great vibe this venue has to offer.
Slightly Stoopid coming to Mesa Amphitheatre
You won’t want to miss Slightly Stoopid at Mesa Amphitheatre this summer. The Return of the Red Eye tour is coming to the Mesa Amphitheatre Friday July 8, 2016 with special guests Zion-I The Grouch Eligh.
Slightly Stoopid is a band based in Ocean Beach San Diego that creates music that is a fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, funk, metal and punk. The band was first signed when they were still in high school and has put out their eighth studio album titled Meanwhile… Back at The Lab in June 2015.
Deftones coming to Mesa Amphitheatre
Deftones is bringing their tour to Mesa Amphitheatre on Wednesday August 31, 2016. Don’t miss their electrifying show to promote their newest studio album Gore when they come to the Valley. The band is rooted in heavy metal but has strived to diversify the genre and their music has been as multiple genres ranging from alternative metal, art rock, experimental rock, nu metal, post-punk, post-hardcore, dream pop, drone, ambient, atmospheric, shoegaze, post-metal or metalgaze, stoner rock, progressive metal, trip hop, glitch, psychedelic rock, rap metal, space rock and dark pop.
Deftones is an American alternative metal band that originated in Sacramento, California. After being started I 1988, the Deftones have put out eight studio albums, including Gore, which made its debut in April of 2016.
Fostering a child’s creativity is just as important as continuing their education and keeping up-to-date with their health. spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity, provides a completely immersive environment that champions the work of local creatives and inspires creativity within every visitor.
The event takes place at the Mesa Arts Center Friday, March 18th and Saturday, March 19th from noon to 10pm.
The event showcases a wide variety of musical performances from local and regional artists including country, rock, latin, blues, and jazz. However, the centerpieces of the event are the collaborative art pieces that allow visitors to flex their creative muscles.
Past year’s highlights include:
The Austin Bike Zoo
Why visit the zoo when you can become the zoo? The Austin Bike Zoo is an exhibition that travels the country featuring anthropomorphic bicycles that look like various animals and insects. Last year the event featured a massive rattlesnake powered by over 5 bicycles. This is perfect for teaching children about teamwork in a fun and exciting setting.
Carpetbag Brigade Physical Theater
Trained actors, clowns and theater professionals will be canvassing the event in various wheeled contraptions and stilts. This team shows that theater doesn’t need to happen on stage, in fact as Shakespeare once said, “The World’s a Stage”
Collaborative Art Pieces
The main focus of spark! is to get children and parents excited about the creative arts. To this end, spark! features a wide variety of art pieces that combine technology, teamwork and originality to create unique art experiences. Several exhibitions last year including “Sandboxes of Life,” “Water Light Graffiti” and “In Dark Waters” encouraged visitors to get their hands dirty and interact with the art. Expect to see more of the same in 2016.
Entry to the event is free with the exception of ticketed performs in the MAC theaters. Additionally, the festival will provide local food options that exemplify creativity in the culinary arts.