Very simply, it is a safe, judgment-free place to network. No elevator speeches, no vendor tables, no pressure, no one trying to sell you anything. It's waffles for dinner prepared right in front of your eyes, by a top rated chef, water, soda beer, and wine, all you want. Oh, and networking with some of the best people you'll meet in Northern Virginia.
Nothing. It costs you nothing to attend.
You can make a donation if you like, and fifty percent of your donation will go to our selected non-profit, which rotates every six months, but that is 100% optional.
Networking 'N' Waffles is (usually) the first Wednesday evening of each month from 5:30-7:30 at Paul Davis Restoration at 44601 Guilford Drive in Ashburn, VA. On occasion, when the first Wednesday is on or right before or after a holiday, it will be the second Wednesday.
If you can't make it to Ashburn, you can catch us in Reston on the third Thursday evening of each month from 6:00-8:00 at the offices of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce at 1886 Metro Center Drive in Reston.
Seriously, just come eat waffles and drink and hang out. You can get help with :
Networking referral services
Networking opportunities for individuals seeking employment
Advertising, marketing and promotional services related to all industries for the purpose of facilitating networking and socializing opportunities for business purposes.
All of that is just a fancy way of saying I'll connect you with pretty much anyone, and I can teach you how to talk to them if need be. But if you just want to stand in the corner and eat and people watch, I am totally cool with that. I think it's a little creepy, but hey, you do you. No judgment.
Really, free to attend. Seriously.
You have to be invited to attend. That's the only catch.