WAYNE, NJ — Have you had enough of virtual, Zoom meetings? Do you miss actually seeing people in a live setting? Then you will be happy to hear that TAPinto Wayne will be holding monthly, in-person business networking meetings starting May 4 and continuing into October.

Safety is still the number one goal, so these meetings will happen outdoors, under the big tent at the Taphouse on French Hill Road. There will be plenty of room to stay socially distant.

The first event is May 4 at 12:30pm.

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Many small business owners in Wayne have been struggling because of the economic downturn due to the pandemic. These meetings are to help all of our businesses grow and succeed.

Everyone will have a chance to introduce themselves and their business and hand out promotional materials. Otherwise, these will be very relaxed, social events with an opportunity to create new relationships.

The Taphouse will create a variety of $10 boxed lunches that will be served, which will include soft drinks. So, the only cost for the event is the $10 for lunch and a tip for the servers.

However, on May 4, the Wayne Surgical Center will be sponsoring the event and buying everyone lunch.

“This pandemic has taken a toll in so many aspects of our lives, both personally and in business,” said Wayne Surgical Center CEO, Dennis Simmons. “Online networking just does not provide the same opportunities for creating relationships, so I jumped at the chance to sponsor a live meeting.”

To keep everyone safe, there will be a 25-person maximum, so we are asking that just one representative from each business/organization attend.

You must pre-register by emailing TAPinto Wayne here: jmeredith@tapinto.net.  Currently, the event is more than half-way full, so RSVP today to reserve a spot.

The TAPinto Wayne networking series will happen the first Tuesday of every month starting May 4 and continuing to the last event on October 5. Who knows? Perhaps by then, we will all feel safe enough to continue these meetings indoors.

Sponsorships are available. If your business would like to sponsor lunch for the attendees at future meetings, email Ferris: jmeredith@tapinto.net.

These are the dates for the scheduled monthly lunches.

  • May 4
  • June 1
  • July 6
  • August 3
  • September 7
  • October 5

We are looking forward to seeing you live and in-person. Don’t forget business cards and any other promotional material you want to give away.