In the South, we have a long tradition combining business and pleasure. Social events have long been a venue in which commercial activities could be discussed, negotiated, and sealed with a couple of glasses of top-shelf bourbon. City Club’s classic location in the historic De Rosset house is the perfect setting for this blend of relaxation and occupation, with a luxurious yet informal setting and world-class bar.
Toward that end, we’d like to invite you to join us for City Club Connections, a networking social set in the club’s upstairs Tidewater Bar. This is the perfect chance to enjoy the club’s trademark cocktails while rubbing elbows with other key business personalities from the area. Despite the prevalence of online social networking and long-distance communication, in-person networking has never been more important. According to BNI, an international networking association, 81% of business executives consider networking to be an important part of their work week. Closer to home, Neal Whittington, a serial entrepreneur, expert in sales & marketing, and long-time club member, emphasized the importance of both networking and the proper approach thereunto in a recent exclusive interview:
“Networking and making connections has been the most profitable thing by far that I have done to further my business career. Most people say “it’s not what you know but who you know,” and I agree—but more importantly, it’s who knows you!”
“One of the biggest mistakes rookie networkers make is going into it with the approach of what can I get out of this when in fact they should shift their thinking to who can I help. If you do enough of that, everything else seems to take care of itself.”
These are words of wisdom, and a fine example of the kind of connection you can make at City Club. We are happy to invite you to join us on the 3rd of April for City Club Connections—an excellent chance to network and to introduce your spouse or significant other to all the club has to offer. Reservations are required, so please call 343.1880, extension 210, to secure your spot. As always, we look forward to seeing you and discussing the affairs of the day—over a cocktail, of course.