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Meet The Board Members

 
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Suzanne Craig


Founder

Suzanne Craig hosted the first Preferred Business Network (PBNCS) meeting in Colorado Springs in November 2012 and now hosts a monthly meeting averaging 70 attendees. Suzanne, herself a specialist in organizing business events, especially enjoys connecting business owners who benefit from meeting each other, either because they market different products to the same target market or because they can use each others' services.

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Noelle Lantz


Reservation and Greeting Team Coordinator

Before opening her own mailbox and shipping store, Noelle lived on the Big Island of Hawaii and even traveled to Antarctica with the National Science Foundation.  At Pack & Ship Plus, her goal is to provide a one-stop shop service for postage, printing, mailbox rentals, professional packaging, shipping supplies, and logistics.  She works with numerous carriers and loves a challenge, the bigger the better!

 

Membership & Attendance

About Preferred Business Network (PBNCS)

PBNCS is a group of small business owners who meet once a month to promote each others' businesses.  There are no membership dues, no membership attendance requirements and no restriction on the number of people from a given industry. However, we have learned that it is the people who attend regularly and do the 1-1’s that experience the most success.  By attending the event today, you will be added to the invitation list.  If you would rather not be invited again, let me know or just opt out when you receive the next invitation.  

 

RE: Network Marketers - MLM Businesses

This breakfast is not a venue for you to recruit the attendees.  You may talk about your product or service.  But many of the business owners are looking to grow their business and not seeking a new opportunity. If the business owner asks you about your business (not your products or services) you are free to talk with them about it. Recruiters will be asked to refrain from attending future PBNCS events.   

Speaker Criteria

Attendees may be booked as speakers after attending a minimum of four PBNCS events. If you are interested in presenting your business as a speaker, contact our speaker coordinator Marsha Rand for an application.  If you are new to the group and plan to attend regularly, you may schedule yourself tentatively for a future date.

 

As a speaker or host, we ask that you invite contacts from your database.  This helps everyone’s business to expand.  To speak, you receive 8-10 minutes of presentation time including Q&A. You are also required to donate a door prize valued between $15 and $25 (a gift certificate from your business is acceptable).  At the discretion of leadership, a speaker may be allocated 15-20 minutes if the topic is especially germane to the group.

 
 

Registration Policy

Members and attendees are asked to register for each event to ensure the proper amount of food is prepared and there are enough seats for everyone.  Online registration is preferred, however, you may register at the door. Registration at the door with a debit/credit card only.  Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept cash or checks.

 

Weather Policy

Inclement Weather 

Ironically, the PBNCS breakfast and snow/hail seem to go together a lot. If any of following School Districts have a cancellation or a delay, our breakfast is canceled:

  • Colorado Springs School District 11

  • Colorado Springs School District 20

Please note: we want you to be safe. If you live outside of the listed districts and are uncomfortable driving, just don’t do it!  Watch your TV news to see the status of school delays and cancellations.

No Refunds if meeting is cancelled due to weather. Your registration fee will be rolled over to the next meeting.