In the South Sound there are great opportunities for networking for business. There are always the chamber of commerces which are great avenues to meet other business owners and those in sales but there are some great options that you will want to know about.

Lakewood Chamber

The Lakewood Chamber is the only membership organization that is aligned with JBLM and their “Welcome Service Members” briefing where hundreds of incoming Servicemen and women and their families learn about JBLM. JBLM is the largest market in the South Sound and reaching out to them can be important to your success. 60% of every dollar in the South Sound comes from the military. You should focus on your largest market. The Chamber has over 300 members that you will enjoy meeting and they have numerous events throughout the month that you can attend at various times which is convenient. I advise everyone to join.

IGNITEU – Pierce County

One large networking business group with over 400 members meets in Tacoma at the Great American Casino on Tuesdays from 11:30 – 1 and Fridays from 7:30am to 9am. This group is called IGNITE-U. You can attend a first meeting to learn more without having to pay. It is worth checking out.

IN TEAM – Thurston County

In Thurston County the IN TEAM business networking group meets on Tuesdays in downtown Olympia at the Water Street Cafe from 11:30am to 1pm and at O’Blarney’s in Lacey from 7:30am-9am on Thursdays. You can learn more about the IN TEAM here. If you are in Thurston County, this is a group you will want to visit. Click the link to learn more and get your first introduction.

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