Portland Referral Group

January 18, 2013 01:08

SE Portland Referral Group
I Take The Lead (Mall 205 Group)
Meetings on Fridays at Noon at Portland Seafood  Co. Restaurant 
9722 SE Washington St Portland, OR 97216

About 5 years ago, one of my co-workers at John L. Scott Real Estate was telling me about her referral group.  I must admit that at the time, I did not even know what a referral group was.  A referral group is a group of business men and women who meet on a regular basis to refer business to each other.  Well, my co-worker was telling me that a large percentage of her business leads were coming from her referral group.

As a Realtor and a small business owner, I was intrigued by the concept, so I went online and I searched for a Portland Referral Group. I found a local group and I tried to join it, but the group already had a Realtor, so they would not let me join.

Fast forward about 5 years.  I was invited to hear a guest speaker at the Beaverton I Take The Lead referral group by one of my co-workers at JMA Properties.  The speaker was Ronnie Noize, and she spoke about networking, and I was fired up to try to join referral group.  I contacted Becky at I Take The Lead, and she told me about an I Take The Lead Group that was looking for a Realtor, so I signed up right away.

I have been a member of an I Take The Lead referral group for a few months, and it has been a very rewarding experience. I have made some good friends who share a common goal of referring business to one another. I have done business with Lucia, Chris and Darren, and I look forward to doing business with Jeremy and Charity soon.  We meet every Friday at Noon at the Portland Seafood Company (Formerly Newport Bay) Restaurant at Mall 205. Come join us! 

Our group has a:

Realtor: Brian Porter
Mortgage Broker: Darren Balogh
Financial Advisor: Jeremy Shepherd
Computer Expert: Chris Moore
Greeting Card Consultant: Lucia Soppe
Insurance Expert: Ben Weinstein of Country Financial
Miche Bags Consultant: Murna Sparks
Mona Vie Distributor: Bill Mathey
Naturopathic Doctor: Angela Cortal, ND

Today I had the pleasure of meeting a graphic artist at our meeting: Her name is Anna Struder with Mondo Luna Design. She is a graphic designer who can help you with Logos, Print Advertising, Websites and Trade Show Advertising.  Her website is www.mondoluna.com

I Take The Lead also has many other chapters throughout Portland and other cities in the Pacific NW.

We are actively looking to expand our group with small business people from many industries including: automotive, accounting, banking, construction, medical, dental, legal, retail and any type of business that would benefit from word of mouth referrals.

Please give me a call at 503-810-2219 if you would like to be my guest at an upcoming meeting.




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