In an ever-evolving business world there’s one constant out there…..NETWORKING.
My role here at Maxmedia Creates is business development. While some people develop leads and business through email and phone calls, I tend to develop relationships via networking events and out-of-the-office engagement. In Central Florida, there are a few specific venues and events I recommend because our target demographic tend to frequent, which I’ve provided for your reading pleasure!
CHELA TEQUILA & TACOS
Chela is a beautiful venue located in the heart of Downtown Orlando which hosts a weekly event called “Wine Down Wednesday”. Wine Down Wednesday is an event which allows business-minded individuals a few hours to un-wined at the mid-point of the week. I’ve had great success meeting young professionals in a fun setting over a few libations. Two thumbs up!
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Kres Chophouse is a long tenured high-end steakhouse in the heart of Downtown Orlando. Here you’ll find the who’s who of Central Florida, enjoying delightful food, spirits, and top-notch ambiance. From notable attorneys, politicians, and entrepreneurs, this venue has it all. By far the best venue for a power lunch or dinner! PS: best martini in town!
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RED CARPET MONDAY
Red Carpet Monday is Central Florida’s premier business networking event. With monthly events at Orlando’s best venues, this is by far my go-to when seeking potential clients. Although I may be a bit biased as RCM is run by close friends of mine, this is the event to attend. RCM venues range from Jernigan’s-Amway Center to Cinco Winter Park and other legit locations. Sponsorships are offered to promote your brand. I’ve done this multiple times, getting Maxmedia in front of Orlando’s biggest business-minded individuals. PS: Red Carpet Monday has an event this Monday, October 22nd at Jernigan’s at the Amway Center. Join me as I rub shoulders with business owners from Orlando’s biggest companies!
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The Citrus Club located in Downtown Orlando is one of Central Florida’s longest tenured private clubs. I’ve been a member on-and-off for years and I can’t say enough great things about the club. Situated high above Downtown with views for days, the Citrus Club is the place to be to work, network, and enjoy the awesome ambiance. They offer networking events constantly which allows myself to meet new individuals, study different industries, and procure potential business. The Citrus Club has a wide array of members which allows myself to meet those from established powerhouse companies or those involved in start-up ventures. By far the best networking location in Central Florida!
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NOVELTY AT 101
Novelty at 101 is my newest hotspot for linking up with current clients and/or potential clients. Located in Thornton Park, this venue is away from the hustle & bustle of Downtown therefore lending itself for a relaxing and quiet spot. The craft cocktails are amazing and the venue is absolutely stunning! It’s always nice to grab a delicious cocktail and a hookah and enjoy with my business-minded colleagues!
Networking isn’t going anywhere. That rolodex can’t get big enough so get out there whether it be at a restaurant or networking event and meet people and GROW that business!
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