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  • Writer's pictureJeff Schultheis

Top 5 ways to Network in the Summer

Summer is a great time to network and meet new people in the business world. With the sun shining and the weather warm, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with others and build relationships. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a freelancer, or an established business professional, here are five fun, summer networking ideas that can help you expand your network while enjoying the season. 1. Attend outdoor events Summer is a season of festivals, concerts, and outdoor events. These events can be a great place to meet new people and network with others in your industry. Look for events that are related to your field or interests and attend them with the intention of meeting people and building relationships. Bring business cards and be prepared to talk about your work and what you're looking for in a networking relationship. 2. Host a summer BBQ Hosting a summer BBQ is a great way to bring people together and build relationships in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Invite colleagues, clients, and other business contacts to your home or a local park and grill up some burgers and hotdogs. You can also make it a potluck and ask everyone to bring a dish to share. This is a great opportunity to get to know people on a personal level and build lasting connections. 3. Participate in outdoor sports Summer is a great time to get active and participate in outdoor sports. Join a local softball league, go golfing with colleagues, or hit the beach for a game of volleyball. Participating in sports with others can help you build camaraderie and develop relationships outside of the office. You'll also get some exercise and enjoy the great outdoors. 4. Attend a networking cruise Many cities offer networking cruises during the summer months. These cruises can be a fun and unique way to meet new people and connect with others in your industry. They typically include food and drinks, as well as opportunities to network and socialize. Check with your local chamber of commerce or business association to see if there are any networking cruises in your area. 5. Volunteer for a charity event Volunteering for a charity event is a great way to give back to your community while also building relationships with other business professionals. Look for charity events that are related to your industry or interests and volunteer your time. You'll meet new people, build relationships, and make a positive impact in your community. In conclusion, summer is a great time to network and meet new people in the business world. By attending outdoor events, hosting a summer BBQ, participating in outdoor sports, attending a networking cruise, and volunteering for a charity event, you can expand your network while enjoying the season. So, get out there, have fun, and build lasting connections!

One more thing, I am inviting you to come to CONNECTED Mid-Ohio events. This is a great way to build relationships in a casual business environment. Text/Call Jeff at 614.721.0450 or email for more information!

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