The Rock Coast Networkers are a referral network of business people that help each other grow their businesses through word-of-mouth advertising. It’s no secret that this can be the single most effective advertising you don’t do. The power of someone referring your business to a friend or an associate is so compelling that when done correctly, the person may not even care what it costs to get the service they need. They will use your business because a trusted advisor recommended you. The Rock Coast Networkers look to utilize the power of that referral system to improve success in its members’ businesses.
Our networking organization exists for the purpose of helping each other grow our businesses through the referral process.
As members, we promise to provide our services or deliver our products with the highest ethical standards possible. We agree that we will attend meetings regularly and look for ways to refer other members.
The organization of the group consists of a president, secretary, treasurer, and vice president/membership chair. The term of office is one year and annual dues are waived for these positions. The president is responsible for running the meetings. The secretary will send out meeting notes. The treasurer collects dues and pays bills. The vp/membership chair will appoint 2-3 other members to serve on the membership committee to determine membership qualifications. Changes to our by-laws are put to a group vote.
Our meetings are held at 8am Thursdays at the University of Maine Rockland (91 Camden Street, Rockland, ME. Take the elevator to the top floor to the University entrance.).
Members will have 60 seconds to give their “elevator speech” about their profession. We will have a 10-minute presentation monthly, by a member, to give them a chance to go into more depth in describing their services. Alternatively, once a month, we may invite someone from the outside to be a guest speaker on a topic that will be of interest to the group. The final 15 minutes of the meeting will be dedicated to passing referrals between members, or sharing “good news” testimonials.
Guests are welcome anytime but can only attend twice before having to submit a membership application for review and acceptance.
To apply for membership, please click the button below and fill out the Google form. Our membership chair will review it with the committee and get back in touch.
Once approved, dues are $250 per person paid annually in January (pro-rated if you join later in the year). Please ask about corporate memberships. Make checks to Rock Coast Networkers. Our members receive:
- The opportunity to promote your business to other members on a weekly basis
- The chance to learn about other businesses whom you can refer to your network
- A photo and listing on our website
- Quick referral option on our website
- An introductory post on our Facebook page, and the opportunity to promote your business there
- Listing on our rack card, published in February and August
- Participation in special events