I want to start 2 weekly REI meetups in the Spokane area for investors and people related to the REI industry (realtors, bankers, contractors, property managers, etc). I'm happy to organize both an evening group (networking and a guest speaker) and a breakfast/coffee or lunch networking group. Don't feel obligated to commit to coming every week; just know that we welcome everyone whenever you can join us!
For the evening group: Where should we meet? (For ex: Do you know of a company with a large conference room/meeting room? I dream of outgrowing a small space quickly!) What night of the week? 6:30 - 8:30 pm?
For the day time group: Should we meet early in the morning or at lunch time? What time? Where? I would love to find a place where several of us could quickly grab a drink or bite to eat and then jump into networking and learning from each other. A loud/crowded restaurant wouldn't easily allow us to connect (hear each other). In north Spokane (near me!) I like Le Petit Chat Bakery at the corner of Waikiki/Wall and Whitworth Drive or Genesis Coffee Company (at Genesis Church) on north Nevada between Chuck E Cheese and Winco. (Genesis used to be The Service Station.) Or if we meet at lunch time we could meet at a mall food court - that way everyone could get whatever food they want and we could move together as many tables as we need.
Please tag or reach out to others that we should invite and ask for their input.
Updated almost 2 years ago
I realize that committing to weekly meetings could be difficult and I wouldn't expect anyone to be there every week.
Hi Kelly, I'm wondering what the current status is on these meetings? Looking to join in to some networking in Spokane. Thank you!
Any possibility of online meetings?
@Kelly Clark I would love this!! I'm a local agent and very enthusiastic about REI. Breakfasts (8:00 - 9:00am) would work best for me. I like your mall idea. Maybe a diner with a separate conference room type area? I'm not sure of any specifically though.
@Eddie Starr Hey Eddie. No noting yet, but I think Kelly is taking lead of organizing something once it is allowed more openly. It's tricky with all the Covid guidelines and rules.
@Kelly Clark I am very interested in these meetups. Any North Spokane location would be great! Are there any particular days of the week you were thinking? I have Friday/Saturdays off and could meet in the morning/early afternoon most other days.
Since we aren't supposed to have gatherings of more than 5 people in WA, I've put these networking meetings on pause. If you still want to meet monthly with Spokane/CDA area investors, I recommend you attend the meetup in CDA since meetings are allowed in ID. Details: https://www.northidahorei.com/
If you want to meet as individuals, I'm happy to do that in a socially distant way.
@Jacob Mack @Bryan Lee @Eddie Starr I ran a monthly REI group until COVID. Since we aren't supposed to have gatherings of more than 5 people in WA, I've put these networking meetings on pause. If you still want to meet monthly with Spokane/CDA area investors, I recommend you attend the meetup in CDA since meetings are allowed in ID. Details: https://www.northidahorei.com/
If you want to meet as individuals in Spokane, I'm happy to do that in a socially distant way.
@Sara Simpson Thank you Sarah! I have enjoyed virtual meet-ups during this Covid time but unfortunately will be out of town next weekend during the 12th. When is the next meeting?
@Kelly Clark I haven't heard of those Idaho meetups, thanks for the info! :)
I’m ready to attend a virtual meetup whenever they might be :)
Interested in virtual meetings as well, grew up in Spokane and interested in growing our network in the area!
Hi everyone. We're making virtual meetups happen – see the post in the Events forum for details.