“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.” ~~African Proverb~~
A diverse networking group with almost 3,500 members on LinkedIn, NEPA Networkers presents the perfect opportunity for personal and professional growth.
Their mission is simple, yet powerful – “To connect the talent of Northeast PA through a forum of online and live networking events with the purpose of fostering business and career growth.”
The purpose of their meetings is to exchange ideas, lend support and discuss career and business opportunities (but we won’t lie – you might just have some fun too!). You will find them regularly supporting various local businesses throughout Northeast PA from Hazelton to Honesdale, from Scranton to Wilkes-Barre and throughout the Poconos. The best part is there is something for everyone – check out these events:
Coffee Time – For the early risers, Coffee Time is held every Friday from 7:30AM – 9:00AM. Worried you will be late or have to leave early? That’s OK! This is an informal gathering with the intention of connecting folks over coffee. So if you only have 20 minutes for one cup of joe and a quick hello, this is the place for you! They also feature a “Spotlight Speaker” on the last Friday of each month, giving a local business owner the chance to share with the group what they do, why they love it and how they can work with other members.
Monthly Happy Hour – Looking for a way to unwind after a long day at the office – and connect with others who are looking to do the same? Join one of NEPA Networker’s Happy Hours, hosted from 5:30PM – 7:30PM during the week. You can find them at all the hip local spots and get the inside story (and sometimes even a tour from the owner) of some of the coolest Happy Hour locations in Northeast PA.
Quarterly Mixers – The biggest and best of our events. Quarterly mixers are well-attended events held seasonally in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. The most popular of these is the Winter Mixer, which is always held at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton. Local businesses are also offered the opportunity to sponsor one of their Quarterly Events, a unique way to promote their business to a captive audience.
To find all of their weekly events, visit their website www.nepanetworkers.com.
You can also connect with them on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Northeast-PA-Networkers-1488747),
follow them on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nepanetworkers),
or become a fan on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/nepanetworkers).
“We believe that through collaboration, and by working as a team, we can enhance our business presence and grow our regional economy. With focus and commitment we intend to make a difference. We believe in Northeastern Pennsylvania.” ~~NEPA Networkers~~
Article written by Lisa Criscera
Owner of L.C. Solutions and NEPA Networkers member since 2013