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Networking Opportunities

The East Bay Area offers a wide variety of opportunities for business networking. As a service to the local business, we’ve organized a list. If you are aware of a local networking opportunity that is not listed here, please write us via the Contact Form.

East Bay Business Alliance ( www.EastBayBusiness.net )

An independent organization. A group of professionals that meet periodically in the Berkeley/Albany/El Cerrito area whose mission is to encourage long-term meaningful business relationships.

Business Networking International (BNI) ( www.BNI.com )

An international organization, with many local chapters, offering members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals. Most clubs meet weekly.

• Better Referral Network, Downtown Berkeley ( bni-brn.blogspot.com )
• East Bay Abundant Referrals, South Berkeley ( www.ebar-bni.com )
• No Ordinary Chapter, Downtown Berkeley ( www.bni-no-ordinary.com )
• Other local chapters … ( www.bnisfbay.com )

East Bay Women’s Network ( www. ebwn.org )

East Bay Women’s Network is a business and professional women’s organization that meets monthly to offer networking and business support for its members and guests.

Interact with other business and professional women, hear informative speakers and learn practical ways to help you succeed in today’s business world.

East Bay Women’s Network monthly meetings are held the first Wednesday every month, 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., at the Grandview Pavilion, 300 Island Drive, Alameda.

LeTip International ( www.LeTip.com )

Claims to be the world’s largest, privately owned, professional business leads organization. Chapters meet weekly to exchange qualified leads, build business relationships, develop presentation skills and become proficient networkers.

• Oakland Chapter ( www.LeTipOakland.com )

B2B Gathering, Inc. ( www.B2Bgathering.com )

Northern California-based organization. Meets once a month for ninety minutes at various locations.

Women’s Business Exchange ( womensbusinessexchange.wordpress.com )

Meets twice a month in Alameda. Support and resources from other dynamic and successful businesswomen. A network/community of women who are consciously creating their lives.

Local Chambers of Commerce

Your town’s Chamber of Commerce is an excellent organization for networking with other business people. Get on their mailing list and attend their mixers, business openings and luncheons. Some Chambers will provide you with a mailing list of members.

• Albany Chamber ( www.AlbanyChamber.org )
• Berkeley Chamber ( www.BerkeleyChamber.com )
• El Cerrito Chamber ( www.ElCerritoChamber.org )
• El Sobrante Chamber ( www.ElSobranteChamber.com )
• Emeryville Chamber ( www.EmeryvilleChamber.com )
• Oakland Metropolitan Chamber ( www.OaklandChamber.com )
• Pinole Chamber ( www.PinoleChamber.org )
• Richmond Chamber ( www.RCOC.com )
• San Pablo Chamber ( www.ci.san-pablo.ca.us )

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