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Business Networking Comes Out Of Hibernation

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Business Networking is NOT Dead

Ok, so you haven’t been to a Business Networking event or social mixer since last year, maybe longer. No matter how technology and virtual everything advance, there is still no substitute for person-to-person networking. Handshakes used to be a sign of agreement and trust, with our new reality, simply attending a networking event in person, is a sign of your commitment. There are more and more business networking events re-appearing in many areas of the country. That reconnecting within our business communities will speed the re-growth of our economy and not a minute too soon. It can also help to heal divisions that have arisen in our society. Are you ready to network?

Is Your Business Ready To Network?

There has never been a greater need for our country to reconnect and come together. Businesses, yours included, must be the driver to get all of us out there, working, meeting, and growing. It can be done safely and efficiently with a little forethought and planning by each of us. Even virtual networking events can be helpful and we have seen an uptick in this aspect of business networking. No matter the technology or the manner in which we network, we must reconnect as a society. The business community has been a driver for social change and responsibility, helping us all get back to work and life should be no different. Business networking can be done safely, with a few simple steps.

Three Suggestions For Networking Safely

Having attended many mixers and business networking events over the years one thing has become clear size matters. A large, heavily attended event was never really conducive to making a business connection. Today that truth is even more applicable. With that in mind, we came up with three quick ideas to help you decide which business networking events to attend.

  1. Come prepared for human contact. A mask, social distancing, and common sense when in contact with others is your best defense.
  2. Limit your time. Don’t be afraid to spend less time at the networking event. Focus on key objectives and skip the small talk.
  3. Stick with smaller networking events. Less exposure to others and more opportunity to make a real connection without so many distractions.

The Beacon Center Knows Business Networking

Did you know our Founder and Owner, Becky Stonebarger actually created The Beacon Center as a home for business networking and mixer events? She founded and operated a networking group for many years. When hotel meeting room costs rose too high and she grew tired of meeting at bars and restaurants, she created The Beacon Center. We have expanded our original idea from networking to business training, meetings, and celebrations. In addition, she has created several rental packages for life events such as weddings, baby showers, and birthdays. No matter the event, The Beacon Center has a solution. To discover all we can do for your business and your life events, simply visit our website at The Beacon Center | Your Affordable Rental Venue in Las Vegas (

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Becky Stonebarger

The Beacon Center is the collaborative effort of Husband and Wife team, Gil & Becky Stonebarger. Becky is the mastermind and driving force behind the Center, with Gil supporting her every step of the way. With over 50 yrs of combined experience in Hospitality, Becky & Gil finally realized their dream of an affordable, inspiring space for Businesses and Individuals alike to meet, train or just party. Becky has owned several businesses through the years and is very proud of her degree in Casino Management and is currently working on her Event Planning degree as well. Gil is a US Navy Veteran who has managed hospitality operations across the country for over 30 yrs. They have been happily married for over 30 yrs, have two daughters and two grandchildren.

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