Here you'll find quick answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.
How often do the groups meet?
Each chapter meets once a month, not counting the quarterly evening social.
Can anyone join?
All prospective members are required to complete an application. Accepted applicants can join any chapter where there isn't already someone in their business category.
How long is the commitment?
Networking works best when relationships are established and nurtured over time, but we only require members to commit for three months at a time.
How much money goes to charity?
Each chapter determines each quarter which charity they would like to support, and 10% of net proceeds (after expenses) from that chapter are donated to the charity they select.
Can members visit other chapters?
A member can visit another chapter once per quarter as long as there is not already a person in the same category in that chapter. They would pay only the cost of their meal at the group they visit.
Can a person be a member of more than one chapter?
No. We can't stop them from being members of networking groups outside of Step Ahead Networking, but we don't feel that our group would be as effective if members are allowed to join more than one chapter at a time. They can, however, transfer to another chapter.
Can I use Save My SpotTM to hold my spot till I'm ready to commit to full membership?
No. Save My SpotTM is intended to help people who are already committed members to get through seasonal changes to their business or personal hardships. It may not be used in the first quarter of membership.