Oregon Networking Exchange started in January 2009 with a group of like-minded business people who wanted to be part of a networking organization that paid back into the community. Come see what we can do to help grow your business.
Oregon Networking Exchange is an organization that is dedicated to the membership’s personal and business growth. At O.N.E., quality business relationships are developed through regular attendance at the weekly meetings, positive support of the fellow members of the Chapter, and a commitment to pass quality referrals. The O.N.E. philosophy is to bring together motivated, honest, and enthusiastic business professionals who are committed to growing their business with other professionals who are committed to the same goals..
Personal and Professional Benefits
By joining Oregon Networking Exchange members enjoy the benefit of joining a team of like-minded business owners and professionals that want to grow their business by referral. They have the opportunity to lean and share new ideas, “receive” training and develop relationships with their peers both personally and professionally. Members also “benefit” from the opportunity to fill leadership positions within their chapter and at the board level, where they have the opportunity to develop new skills that can add value to their professional “careers”.
Today there are many choices for those looking to join a networking group. ONE is committed to providing a minimum base structure to their member chapter while not stifling their members from implementing their own chapter flavor. Unlike many larger organizations, we do not require Chapters to stick to a specific agenda. Each chapter member has a vote on who they want to elect to leadership positions within their chapter. O.N.E. dues are relatively inexpensive as compared to larger organizations, and member dues are split: 1/3 to fund the individual chapter and 2/3 to fund the whole organization. The O.N.E. organization is made up of voluntary leaders from each chapter, so all funds collected by the organization are used solely to promote and support the growth of each and every O.N.E. member through training, networking events and other items needed to maintain an efficient and successful organization.
Hard networking organizations like ONE have singular business classification typically, that are specifically to grow your business and pass referrals. ONE members are only allowed to be part of one hard networking organization but we encourage being a part of several soft networking organizations as well to increase your business exposure.