The Progressive Business Exchange of Davis is now being founded. We are accepting charter members that will be added to a founding roster, which will be a permanent listing within the organization. To become a charter member, you must be a continuous member in good standing from the time you are accepted for membership until January 1, 2007.
The Progressive Business Exchange maintains a membership list and business directory. The business directory can be found on the world wide web.
The Progressive Business Exchange will meet twice a month for lunch on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, will mail out e-mails the first four weeks of each month, and will mail out a hard copy of exchange updates and a calendar of events one per month via US mail.. The cost of membership is $45/quarter, $90/semi-annually, or $180/year. The cost of lunch is ad lib. Members are to cover their own lunch costs at the meeting. It is suggested that they pre-order their lunch by contacting the corresponding secretary. If a pre-order is placed and the individual that ordered the lunch does not show up at the meeting, they are still responsible for paying for the ordered food.
For active members, a separate business lisiting page, with a photo and extended biography, will be maintained within the business directory. This page will be created after the member's first 15 minute presentation. All members will be allowed a scheduled time to speak to the membership at least once per year. The scheduling of the speakers will be maintained on the calendar page.
The Progressive Business Exchange will have passive membership for those that are too busy to attend meetings and are too small to send a company representative to the lunch meetings. Passive members will have to pay the cost of membership, $45/quarter, $90/semi-annually, or $180/year.
The membership fees will help support an annual exchange mixer. Our goal is to have each exchange member bring 5 to 10 clients and friends to the mixer to help extend our referral network. The mixer will help our businesses to get exposure to a wide range of people within the caring Community of Davis.
The Progressive Business Exchange will also offer opportunities for joint advertising on a voluntary basis.