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2017 Chamber Mentoring Program

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Name: 2017 Chamber Mentoring Program
Date: July 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Event Description:
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
2017 Business Mentor/Mentee Program
Program Details:
The Business Mentor/Mentee Program was created by the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce’s Membership Committee to allow Chamber Member business leaders seeking free guidance from fellow experienced Chamber Member business leaders.  The Business Mentoring Program provides one-on-one free mentoring sessions on your own scheduled time from Chamber Member business leaders who are in a leadership role, owner or management position, to a fellow Chamber Member business that may lack sufficient expertise and resources.
The Chamber Mentoring Program will pair Chamber Members who have experience to share and free advice to give with individuals who are eager to receive it.

 
To participate in this program:
Step 1: Complete the application by clicking on the link provided below.
Step 2: You will be contacted by the Chamber office when a potential match is made. 
Step 3: Start meeting with your new mentor / mentee.
 
How do I become a Chamber of Commerce Business Mentor?
  • You must be a current Chamber Member in a leadership role, owner or management position.
  • You must be willing to be matched with a Chamber Member Business Leader Mentee.
  • You must be a good listener and communicator with excellent follow through.  
  • You must be willing to help and share with fellow Chamber Member Business Leader Mentee so that they can learn from your career choice experiences. 
  • You must be willing to develop a professional relationship with a Chamber Member Business Mentee.
  • This program is not designed to be used for sales prospecting. (EX: Trying to sell the Mentee your business services.) 
  • Complete a brief application. CLICK HERE
I am a Business Mentee and would like to be matched with a Business Mentor:
  • You must be a current Chamber Member.
  • You must be willing to commit to being matched with a Chamber Member Business Mentor.
  • You must be a good listener and communicator with excellent follow through.  
  • You must be willing to learn from a Chamber Member Business Mentor.  
  • You must be willing to develop a professional relationship with a Chamber Member Business Mentor who can advise on work‐related issues. 
  • This program is not designed to be used for sales prospecting. (EX: Trying to sell the Mentor your business services.)
  • Complete a brief application. CLICK HERE
PROGRAM RULES:
  1. Set up a meeting schedule that works best for both mentor and mentee. It’s a good idea to avoid, lunch and coffee break meetings. Meetings require a professional and distraction-free setting.
  2. Maintaining regular meetings between mentor and mentee is the best way to keep both parties engaged. Even if there are no urgent items of the agenda, avoid cancelling or putting off the meeting to a later date.
  3. Setup regular meeting dates in advance so both parties have time to fully prepare.
  4. Aim for quality of meetings, not quantity. Find ways to use your time as efficiently as possible so you can cover the most ground.
  5. Both the mentor and mentee should make themselves available in between face-to-face meetings for phone and/or email contact when required.
  6. Show interest and commitment to the relationship (through actions before words) by arriving at meetings on time and prepared, responding promptly to emails and phone messages and sharing openly and respectfully.
  7. Recognize that building trust requires time and effort from both parties.
  8. Alternate meeting locations between each other’s worksites.
  9. Stay curious and do not be afraid to ask each other questions at meetings.
  10. Remember that mentoring is a two-way street – be sure that you are both using these meetings as an opportunity to learn!
    The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce is not responsible and releases all liability for any action that happens between a Chamber of Commerce Mentor/Mentee in our Business Mentor/Mentee Program. 
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Fees/Admission:

FREE
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