Getting the Most out of WIC – Part 2: Satellite Meetings

Many people think of WIC for our renowned email list and our monthly meetings (third Thursday of the month, 6pm, alternating between Menlo Park and Mountain View).

But consultants from all over the Bay Area are discovering another side of WIC–our regional satellite meetings. These meetings are held regularly in the South Bay (Los Gatos), the East Bay (Walnut Creek), San Francisco, and the Peninsula (Belmont). They’re less formal than our full monthly meetings and many people find both the locations and the alternate hours a convenient way to stay connected with WIC members.

Here’s a short summary of each:

  • South  Bay – Lunch meetings, held on the second Mon. of each month (except July) at the Los Gatos Lodge. These usually feature a short presentation by a guest speaker, but have also included best practices discussions and networking events. The holiday lunch is not to be missed!
  • East Bay – Lunch meetings, held on the second Wed. of each month at the Pyramid Ale House in Walnut Creek. Meetings feature a short presentation by a guest speaker or networking discussions.
  • San Francisco – Evening meetings, held on the fourth Wed. of each month at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. These include appetizers, networking and a guest speaker.
  • Peninsula – Quarterly lunch meetings, held on the first Tuesday of the third month of the quarter at Caprino’s in Belmont. No speakers–this is strictly a relaxed networking get together.

And, coming in 2009…we’re hoping to launch a North Bay/Marin satellite. If you’re north of the Golden Gate and would like to participate in this group, please contact Suzanne Syklara, North Bay Satellite coordinator, or Ann Evers, our Satellite Chairperson.

Here’s the best part about satellites–you don’t have to “belong” to one to attend (though WIC members receive discounted rates for all satellite events). You are welcome to attend any or all of our satellite meetings. So if you find yourself in the East Bay on the second Wed. of the month, come on down and join us–our East Bay team will be glad to have you.


About Linda Popky

Linda J. Popky, a past president of WIC and the founder and president of Silicon Valley-based Leverage2Market Associates, helps organizations be heard above the noise. She is the author of the recently released book Marketing Above the Noise: Achieve Strategic Advantage with Marketing That Matters. Connect with her on Twitter at @popky

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