Networking & Education

There are many great networking events in the Triangle area – here are some links to sites with event listings. An asterisk (*) indicates that the link will open in a new tab/window. Some of these programs may require registration and/or a fee.

RECURRING NETWORKING programs:

  • BUSINESS NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL (BNI) – With over 170,000 members worldwide, BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. Last year alone, BNI generated 5.4 million referrals resulting in $6.5 billion dollars’ worth of business for its members. BNI offers members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals.
  • LEADS GROUPS – Leads Groups are less formal than BNI and do not require a membership, however they are not restricted to one person per role.
  • SMALL BUSINESS RESPONSE* – Hosted by Small Business Benefits and Services Mall, these are a series of programs throughout the month bringing educational programs and networking opportunities to small business owners. Events are FREE and open to everyone.
  • CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE – Organizations dedicated to the enhancement of business in the community. There are many networking and educational opportunities available. Check the page for links to local Chambers.
  • ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS BUILDERS* –
  • MORRISVILLE BUSINESS CONNECTIONS* – Weekly networking group in Morrisville, NC.
  • WAKE-UP WEDNESDAYS* – Monthly (3rd Wednesdays) networking meeting in Pittsboro, NC.
  • TRIANGLE BUSINESS CONNECTIONS* – Monthly (last Tuesdays) business after hours event.
  • BUSINESS & BEERS* – Casual networking, with a party flair in the Triangle area.

RECURRING EDUCATION / SELF-IMPROVEMENT programs

  • HILLSBOROUGH TOASTMASTERS* – a GREAT program for fine-tuning your speaking skills. This is NOT just for public speakers, but for anyone who opens their mouth to talk to others (yes, that means YOU). In Toastmasters, you work on improving your prepared speech presentations as well as your “think-on-your-feet” communications. All this is done in a supportive manner by stressing the skills you do well and suggesting some areas for improvement. It is FREE to visit.
    • Check the website for information
  • Find a TOASTMASTERS Chapter* – Use this link to find a Toastmasters club in another area.

Lots of great networking and educational events in the area. If you have a group or event to add, please use the Contact Us page to let us know.