Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is organizing networking opportunities

Two events are follow up to Alumni Network Project research

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership has announced two networking events as a result of the organization’s Alumni Network Project research.

Aimed at connecting university alumni in the Sarnia-Lambton area, the Project was created with the goal of determining the interests of the area’s alumni as well as identifying activities in which respondents said they would like to participate.

A strong response to the Alumni Network Project’s survey indicated that the region’s university alumni were interested in connecting with other area alumni, regardless of the school from which they had graduated.

Stephen Thompson, SLEP’s CEO, said the goal is to connect as many individuals as possible.

It is being done “in the hopes that they will develop professional relationships that enhance their experience in Sarnia-Lambton as well as elevate the experience of existing residents and serve as a platform for growth in the region,” said Thompson.

Based on the survey results, the Alumni Network Project team has planned the first two FREE TO ATTEND networking events, giving attendees a chance to socialize, network, and participate in professional development.

The first event, Network Like a Pro, will take place on Monday, February 4 at ALTSPACE, located at 136 Christina St. N., Sarnia. Presenter Karen Minty, owner of fortyhours, will lead this event, which will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards with them, as there will be a chance to practice their new skills.

A second event, being billed as an “Entrepreneur Meetup,” takes place on Monday, Feb. 11 at Crabby Joe’s, 4236 Petrolia Line, Petrolia. This event, which also starts at 7:30 p.m., will feature Matt Pasut of CR Creative Co., and Brigitte Hynes-Taylor of Circle Studio.

At both events, light refreshments will be provided. A cash bar will be available at the Feb. 11 event at Crabby Joe’s.

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