Question: Can anyone join a chapter?
Answer: We only allow one person per professional specialty. So if you are a residential real estate person and we already have one, we can refer you to another chapter, or place you on the waiting list to assist in opening another chapter in another local area.
Q: Which professions will benefit the most from networking?
A: Almost any profession can benefit from networking with other great people. As long as you bring the right attitude you will find success.
Q: Are members required to bring visitors?
A: No, you’re not required to, however you are always encouraged to bring visitors! You can never have too many resources. The wider your pool of resources becomes, the more appealing you are to your clients.
Q: I am a specialist in a field within my profession, am I expected to be the expert in all aspects of my profession?
A: We understand that many professions are broad and that people often specialize within their profession. We do not expect or encourage anyone to participate in an area in which they do not have the expertise. We do, however, prohibit anyone from acting outside of the scope of their professional abilities.
Q: How many meetings do I attend before I can join?
A: Visitors are invited to attend any time and we do allow visitors to attend twice as guests before joining.
Q: How much does it cost to join?
A: There is a one time registration fee and annual dues. The annual dues are prorated for the remaining months in the calendar year upon application. These fees are non-refundable.
Q: Do I get a chance to showcase my business?
A: We have a set speaker rotation for which each week a member has an additional ten (10) minutes to speak more in detail on their profession. This is an eight minute presentation followed by a two minute question-and-answer period and a mind-mapping session.
Q: What is Mind-Mapping?
A: Mind-Mapping was designed by the Director of PNA as a way to focus our attention on the target markets of our featured speaker. It also helps us recognize those referral opportunities that present themselves in our daily lives that we may have otherwise missed if not for this exercise. more…
Q: Who do I call if I’m going to miss a meeting?
A: The Vice President. Always call if you’re going to miss a meeting. Once you join, it will be expected that you will attend our meeting every week or arrange for a substitute in your absence.
Q: How do we know new members are reputable?
A: Our application asks for references and we make sure to check them. Also, attendance is typically by word of mouth, so before someone comes to a meeting they have usually already spoken to someone or have been invited by someone in the group.
Q: What if a member gets a referral and does poor work?
A: Communication is the key to the success of these networking chapters. If you have an experience that is not to your satisfaction or to the satisfaction of one of your clients you need to communicate that to the member involved directly and openly. If that open and direct communication does not satisfactorily handle the issue then it needs to be brought to the current leadership for resolution, who will investigate and take the necessary actions.
Q: Where do I mail my application and check?
A: Give it to the Director or Chapter Coordinator or mail to:
P.O. Box 2228
Bothell, WA 98041-2228
Q: Who can I call if I have more questions?
A: Contact our Director, Dave Cornelison, at (425) 820-6042.