Our local community of creatives is the best place to start networking, learning and growing your business. As a member of BIW/RIW, you’ll have access to other creatives 24/7 in our members-only Facebook community, as well as having the opportunity to attend our mixers and events for free or discounted rates!
ALL are welcome to attend our events, as we are an open and inclusive community of like-minded business owners, so check out the line up and get your tickets today!
We created #SocialLabs as a way to bring the fun of our mixers and networking events together with purpose and planning. These networking workshops are designed to guide, inspire and push you to continuously evolve and perfect your business while enjoying cocktails, nosh and getting to know those in your community!
Why is networking important?
Can you work in a bubble? Can you really push yourself to be the best at what you do if you get comfortable in your inner circle? Nope, nope, nope. While you may not feel you need anymore friends – your modern day rolodex is always seeing NKOTB. Other benefits include increased referrals, raising your profile, boosting your confidence, gaining opportunities, and making a positive impact! Add our upcoming events to your calendar! Want to plan one with us? Let’s do it!
08.12.19 Map + Manifest with Stella Jones
5:30-8PM @ Studio Hue Craft PArties
- We are past the halfway point for this year – what have you accomplished so far? Having troubles reaching your goals? Maybe your goals from the beginning of the year were to ambitious, or not big enough? Get out of your own way and get your thoughts on paper to be reminded by a visual interpretation of your goals to keep you on track!Creative small businesses and entrepreneurs are invited to join Wedding Expert and Motivational Speaker Stella Jones for an evening designed for visionaries like you! We will come together and create a tangible illustration of your goals and dreams on a vision board!$30 / $20 (members) Ticket price includes admission, supplies, snacks and cocktails! Get yours today!
09.10.19 Competition = Community Round Table w/ Tribe Up North and Embolden
5:30-8PM @ Erie Way Flowers
- When is competition a good thing? How can it help boost or drive your own passion and business? How far can you fall into the pits of competing for business until you realize you’re isolated in your own bubble, afraid to collaborate or open up to meet and connect with other businesses? How can competition be healthy in business? As an organization, we subscribe to the mantra of community over competition, which put so eloquently by The Rising Tide Society, is “competition rightly ordered by putting relationships before opportunities.” With Lydia Maybee of Tribe Up North and Natalie Sinisgalli Kettavong of Embolden, we will begin the discussion of how competition can be used as a tool for growth and strength in tandem with collaboration and community.$30 / $20 (members) Ticket price includes admission, flower arranging, light fare and cocktails! Get yours today!
10.22.19 Social Media Storytelling Strategies w/ Tribe Up North
6:30-8PM @ The Rochester Brainery
What does an authentic connection between your audience and your business look like on social media? Let’s shift the thought platform from likes and followers to true ambassadors for your brand that’s built on trust and serves your clients to long term relationships. Your social media is merely the invitation. With direction, clarity, and organization we’ll build a strong narrative to share who you are at the core and create an engaging and committed tribe to your mission.This no fluff social lab is designed to change the game for two pain points in your business: 1. Not having the time to commit to social media posts/stories and 2. Not knowing what to write in your captions that converts your audience to clients. Leaving this workshop you’ll have a tangible outline and plan to getting results in your business while you scroll. So bring your trusty notebook or laptop!