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5 Local Networking Opportunities to Boost Your Business in Lake Oswego and West Linn

July 12, 2023
5 Local Networking Opportunities to Boost Your Business in Lake Oswego and West Linn

Networking events play a huge role in connecting local businesses and entrepreneurs, fostering collaboration across industries and fields, and providing opportunities for growth for many! If you're a business owner and/or entrepreneur in the Lake Oswego and West Linn areas and you’ve been hunting for resources and places to go to grow your network, you're in luck.

We've compiled a list of five networking opportunities and places to keep an eye on in the region to help you boost your business and connections. Get ready to mark your calendars, grab those business cards, and prepare to make valuable connections. Let’s dive in!

1. Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce Events

    The Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce hosts regular networking events such as AM Networking events held at various Lake Oswego businesses and New LO Business Meet & Greets. These gatherings provide an excellent platform for local business owners to connect and share insights. Definitely keep an eye on their events calendar for upcoming opportunities!

    2. West Linn Chamber of Commerce Events

      The West Linn Chamber of Commerce also organizes networking events to support local businesses and help folks connect with one another in their local community. From monthly breakfast meetings to ribbon-cutting ceremonies, these events offer major opportunities to network right in your own backyard.

      3. Lake Oswego Rotary Club

        The local Lake Oswego Rotary Club provides networking opportunities through its weekly meetings, where you can connect with community leaders and fellow professionals. Besides just networking, the club is also involved in various community service initiatives which can be a great way to make new friends and connect deeper with those in your community. Visit their website to learn more about their meetings and projects!

        4. West Linn Public Library Workshops

          The West Linn Public Library frequently hosts workshops and seminars focused on entrepreneurship and small business development (aside from their many great learning and fun opportunities for kiddos, especially during the summer)! These events not only provide valuable insights, but also offer networking opportunities with fellow local entrepreneurs. You’ll find workshops such as their Adult Makerspace Workshops, Midday Connections Book Club, the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a financial advisor, and much more.

          5. Wander Willamette Events Page

            Lastly, to stay updated on upcoming networking and educational events across both Lake Oswego and West Linn, be sure to regularly keep an eye on the Wander Willamette Events page! It's a valuable up-to-date resource for local businesses and entrepreneurs looking to expand their network through both in-person and virtual events, workshops, seminars and more, and gain new skills to help level up growth.

            Networking events are a powerful tool for everyone to forge connections, collaborate, and grow. Make the most of these opportunities, exchange ideas, and build relationships that can propel your business to new heights.

            Don't forget to explore Wander Willamette for more information and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay informed about upcoming networking and educational events and webinars. Happy networking!

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