Working from home during these quarantine days and wondering how to continue to make business connections? Boost your virtual networking by leveraging resources offered by the Alpharetta Business Association.
Attend virtual meetings.
The ABA offers ways to virtually connect with other business leaders and government officials. At its April Power Breakfast Networking meeting, Alpharetta Mayor Jim Gilvin urged the more than 45 virtual participants to continue to respond well to the situation and assured the attendees that Alpharetta has the infrastructure to support working remotely. In addition, Providence Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer Andy Jordan shared how the bank is working to help community members during this unusual time. In addition, members had a chance to introduce themselves and their businesses.
Share referrals about other businesses.
If you have first-hand experience with an ABA member or can offer a referral to a member, be sure to share. At the April meeting, ABA members gave shout-outs to local companies they know or with which they have done business:
Browse the ABA Directory to make connections.
Continue to build relationships and nurture your network. Look through the online ABA Directory to identity other members you would like to get to know. Reach out to them to say hello and learn about their company. Learn how you might be able to help each other, both now and in “normal” business times. Make plans to attend an upcoming ABA event together – either virtually or in person when it is safe to do so.
Check out additional networking tips offered in our first Networking in Action blog.