About The Annapolis Business Group

The Annapolis Business Groupis a group of professionals formed with the purpose of developing business leads through regular networking and relationship building.

The objectives of the Annapolis Business Groupare to:

  • > make all members' businesses more visible
  • > train a sales force (other members) to market your business
  • > share (give and receive) good business leads
  • > build long-term personal relationships
  • > process business ideas and suggestions
  • > brainstorm with other business people
  • > stimulate training opportunities
  • > improve your communications skills
  • > depend on each other for courage, ideas and accountability
  • > rely on others for group problem solving

Weekly Meetings

We meet on a weekly basis each Thursdayat 7:30 am . The official meeting begins at 7:45 am and ends promptly at 8:45 am. We currently meet at the Boatyard Bar & Grillin Eastport.

Agenda

  • > introduction of guest(s)
  • > 30-second introduction by each member
  • > announcements
  • > discuss business issues, ideas or concerns
  • > exchange business leads
  • > share testimonies about members
  • > 30-minute showcase presentation by a member
  • > or a guest speaker
  • > 30-second closing by members

On the 1st Thursday of each month, a business meeting is held during which time group business is discussed.

Quarterly Socials

The group also holds quarterly social eventsat the home or business of one of the members, on a volunteer basis, or at a local establishment. Interested or curious guests are encouraged to attend our socials as a way of meeting our members and learning more about the group. Please feel free to contact any of our members about attending our next mixer.

Members are strongly encouraged to schedule breakfast/lunch meetings with other members in order to get to know them better.

After a weekly meeting at the Boatyard Bar & Grill

Boatyard Bar and Grill, Annapolis, MD

Officers

Our officers rotate through each position beginning with Secretary and hold each role for a 6-month period. At the beginning of the subsequent 6-month period, a volunteer is asked to take the role of Secretary and each officer moves up one level. Our current officers are listed below:

President (Mike Mullins): responsible for general group administration and running the meetings.

Vice President (Wendy Franks): responsible for scheduling speakers for meetings and keeping track of membership details and business meeting materials.

Treasurer (Steve Kling): responsible for keeping records for the group's bank account, collecting dues and other incidental expenses as agreed to by a quorum of the membership.

Secretary (Sandi Latham): responsible for keeping records of meetings and votes.

For more information about becoming a member of the Annapolis Business Group , please review the information on the Membership page.