Ellen Manion and Lauren Berry, Ambassador Committee Chair and Co-Chair, respectively, were determined to provide members with additional opportunities to attend small, personal events. With the help of their committee, Ellen and Lauren kicked off the Monthly Dine Arounds in March.
CREW-St. Louis now offers a members-only Monthly Dine Around each fourth Tuesday of the month, alternating between coffee and lunch. These monthly gatherings are in addition to the popular, long-time Dine Arounds held each year in August.
“The Monthly Dine Arounds are a tremendous success and fill a need in the organization to network in small group settings,” says Ellen Mannion, Vice President-Commercial Brokerage with Balke Brown Transwestern.
Ellen adds, “We encourage everyone to sign up immediately, as the Monthly Dine Arounds have been booking up the day the invite goes out to members.”
Taylor Hoskins, an April Dine Around attendee, comments, “I really enjoyed the Monthly Dine Around lunch in April at Frida’s off North and South Road. The new concept is such a wonderful idea, and I really appreciate having more opportunities to network in a personal setting.”
“We rotate between coffee and lunch every month to serve our members’ diverse schedules and to increase participation. We also want to ensure the Dine Arounds remain small to encourage networking among all attendees, so we limit attendance to the first eight who register,” says Lauren Berry with Pace Properties.
CREW-St. Louis will continue to hold traditional Dine Arounds in August. “The two-week Dine Arounds in August are fast approaching!” Ellen says. “We hope for 100 percent participation in 2018. There will be breakfast, lunch and dinner options to fit a variety of schedules and preferred locations.”