Building Relationships and Businesswith Wine Country Referral Connection.
Wine Country Referral Connection was the brainchild of Janet Codding of NuSkin Enterprises and the Center for Staying Young. She and her long time friend, Chris Parr-Feldman of Parr Productions established the networking group on October 1, 2012.
They sought out energetic and enthusiastic business people who would meet once a week for the purpose of increasing each other’s businesses through referrals. Their goal was to help small businesses by establishing relationships that would lead naturally to referrals.
The WCRC founders wanted to make it affordable to solo entrepreneurs, and set the annual dues at $120. Today WCRC is 33 members strong. WCRC allows one business classification per member.
WCRC meets every Wednesday at 8:45 am for networking. The formal meeting starts at 9:00 and ends promptly at 10:00, with each member speaking for 30 seconds about an aspect of his or her business. Each week, one business is in the spotlight, with that member giving a 10-minute presentation. Meetings are a perfect melding of business and fun.