As a new member to the Hutchinson community about 6 years ago, I got involved in the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce and CVB to get to know more business professionals. What surprised me though was that there was no networking group in the history of the Chamber for folks who work in the field of Marketing and Communications, be it a small business or larger organizations. During one such conversation with Megan Peterson, Marketing Specialist at the Chamber, we thought it would be a good idea to have a Marketing forum. After throwing out this idea to a few different people including Steve Gasser at Vivid Image, we decided to go ahead with it and thus Marketing Mixer was born.
The goal of the Marketing Mixer is “To develop a network of professionals who work in the dynamic fields of marketing and communications. We desire to bring people together to look at and discuss exciting marketing related topics and issues in a neutral setting.”
The Marketing Mixer is conducted every couple of months for an hour and so far we have talked about the newest buzz words in branding, Customer Service and how that is the “new” marketing, Destination Marketing, Creativizing, etc. So far we’ve had good attendance and exchange of thoughts and ideas. Everyone who has come to the Mixers will tell you how relaxed they feel to talk about the various topics.
It is a very fulfilling experience for Megan and me – it’s good to see something that we envisioned actually happening and also enriches our professional lives as Marketers. Please feel free to join us or for more information or to suggest a topic of your interest , email firstname.lastname@example.org.