It’s an interesting concept -- one that should take on even more importance since the downturn in the economy. East Tennessee Rewards is an Internet-based business that posts coupons for their members’ businesses for the public to use. Once quarter ET Rewards hosts an quarterly Networking Social for their clients. The social usually involves dinner at a nominal price, and a plethora of door prizes to be given away during the evening.
While some of the businesses are competitors, the unifying factor is that all are local and most are small business owners. The networking social allows the clients to get to know others business owners and become more familiar with other local businesses.
In September, the Networking Social was held at Boomerz BBQ & Grill, 1837 W. Broadway in Maryville.