Think about this for a minute.... the people who serve on boards for business organizations (think Chambers of Commerce, industry groups, networking organizations, educational clubs, etc...) are all leaders in the community, but often do not know those who serve with different organizations. When you bring together the leaders in any community, new relationships are formed and big things can grow from that in the future.
This event has been reoccurring in Austin for several years. Every time it is an impressive gathering of amazing people. Tonight's event, held at the Acton School of Business campus, was not exception.
Sponsored by EO and the Winstead Law Firm, over 100 people came together and made connections.
If you live in the Austin area and volunteer for a business group, make sure that you show up next time. Tonight I talked with people from the following organizations: The Austin Chamber of Commerce, TEXCHANGE, Entrepreneurs Organization, NetworkInAustin.com, Austin Technology Council, Rice Alliance, Austin Women in Technology, Association for Corporate Growth, Bootstrap Austin, Leadership Austin, Financial Executives International, the Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Acton Foundation, and many others.
If you live outside of Austin, Texas.... this is a GREAT IDEA to recreate in your community.
Have A Great Day.