The Progressive Business Exchange provides a network for a diversified group of business people to enhance their marketing efforts and achieve higher sales through the growth and maintenance of professional relationships. In 2008, over $80,000 passed between members in business transactions and commissions. In 2009, over $88,000 passed between members. In 2010 over $232,000 passed between our members. We are about promoting business between members and the public at large.
To this end, the Progressive Business Exchange sponsors two Social/Mixer/Business Faires per year in March and May.
We seek to provide a forum of local business professionals to promote each other in a non-threatening environment free from cumbersome restrictions and unnecessary fees commonly found in other marketing groups. The Progressive Business Exchange is a proactive group that works together to promote and expand their marketing efforts on a voluntary basis as well as make a difference in the community through public service contributions.
Each business category is represented by one member and conflicts of interest are not allowed. Each member is carefully selected and must maintain high business standards. Our members must be dynamic, public spirited people who are willing to commit time and effort through networking to help their fellow members succeed. In addition, we have developed a web page to promote our members.
What Happens at Our Meetings:
The Progressive Business Exchange meetings are structured and conducted professionally. All meetings start on time. The more the members learn about each other the easier it is to pass referrals to one another. The meetings are designed so that all members learn about each other's business. Members give a commercial about their business at each meeting. Guests are given two opportunities to introduce themselves to the group before being considered for membership. Members exchange valuable business referrals, and they have the opportunity to identify their business and product/service at every meeting. Your Progressive Business Exchange associates become your sales force out in the field... selling for you and promoting your business.
Our Sponsoring Members are vital to keeping this organization healthy. To be a sponsoring member, the dues are $105 per quarter. Without our Sponsoring Members, our lunch group would not be the healthy organization that it is. Sustaining Members are people that cannot make every lunch and they pay $55 plus $10/lunch that they attend.
Sponsoring members for 2010-11, that currently belong to the PBE are:
Visit our Directory to see all of our members, including all of the sustaining members.