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Expand Your Network at the Reach Networking Conference

Monday Morning Rocketfuel

Hi, I’m Drew. And today is Monday! 🤝I’m going to take a different track today and talk to you about an opportunity coming up that will help you dramatically increase your connections in the local region.

Reach Networking Conference in Gastonia

“Networking is not about just connecting people. It’s about connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities.” – Michele Jennae

Reach Networking Conference is an annual event focused on helping you build better connections in your business. In addition to meeting hundreds of local professionals, you’ll learn from the experts how to connect with your community and manage your business for maximum growth.

Network Like a Pro

Have you ever struggled to make good connections at chamber events or business after hours?

At Reach, you’ll learn strategies and techniques to build solid relationships with influential referral partners. Plus, you’ll learn the secret how giving better referrals can help grow your own business.

Connect with Local Business Professionals

If you want to connect with people, you need to go where they are.

At Reach, you’ll meet 100’s of professionals with small businesses, non-profit organizations, and local government agencies in the Gaston County area. And they’ve built in loads of open networking time so you can connect and set up one-to-ones.

Grow Your Business

Reach isn’t just about putting a room full of people together. A powerhouse lineup of speakers and presenters will teach you real strategies to grow your organization.

First, start your morning with keynote speaker Pearl Burris-Floyd. She’s a small business owner, leader in healthcare policy and administration, a former Gaston County Commissioner, a former State Representative, and currently running for Commissioner of Labor.

Next we add breakout sessions focused on specific areas you want to grow. You can choose 2 from this list:

  • Dr. Paul Brintley – Money: Does it Keep You Up at Night?
  • Dwayne Burks – Profiting from Nonprofit
  • Jonathan Goodwin – Crushing Your Objectives
  • Gina Herald – Street Smarts for the Busy Professional
  • Drew Horine – Connecting Through Social Media
  • Brian Johnson – Growth Strategies that Reach Beyond Market Conditions
  • Bryan Perez – Relationship Networking
  • Brad Rivers – Free Small Business Resources in Gaston County

Finally, Gastonia City Manager Michael Peoples will give a lunchtime update about FUSE and the other economic develop projects happening in Gaston County. (Did I mention lunch is included?)

Want to Go?

Reach Networking Conference is Friday, March 13th, 2020 at the Gastonia Conference Center.

Tickets are $55 at the door, or $44 if you purchase online by March 1st. Learn more and get your tickets at

Let’s grab coffee soon,

Drew Horine
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