Athensmade & Athens Area Community Foundation Collaborate to Host Networking Event at Cinè

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Athensmade and the Athens Area Community Foundation (AACF) are teaming up again to offer a Creative Networking Coffee on Tuesday, August 15 from 7:30-9 a.m. at Cinè (downtown location: 234 W. Hancock Ave).

All Athens-area homegrown brands, creative professionals and nonprofit directors and/or board chairs are invited to enjoy this unique networking opportunity. The focus of this event will be a one-hour, rapid-fire self-introduction session. Sixty (60) organizations will be given a chance to deliver a timed, thirty-second pitch about their business mission or a specific need they have this month that other attendees might be able to assist with.

“Our first Creative Coffee event in June was a huge success. We enjoyed hosting more than 90 area creative professionals and received such great feedback that we decided to do it again! Collaborating with Athensmade on a business event that attracts the creative communities our organizations represent and partnering with a location host like Cinè is an awesome way to connect, share, and explore our presence in the community.” - Sarah McKinney, President |CEO of the Athens Area Community Foundation.

Attendees not interested in speaking during the rapid-fire networking session are welcome to observe, listen and simply enjoy.

The structure of the event will go as follows:

  1. 7:30-7:45 a.m.: Networking
  2. 7:45-8:00 a.m.: Welcome from Athensmade & Athens Area Community Foundation with brief history on each organization
  3. 8:00-9 a.m.: Rapid-fire self-introductions of sixty (60) Athens-area organizations.
  4. 9 a.m.: Conclusion with challenge

Those who would like to attend are asked to visit the Athensmade events page www.athensmade.com/events/ and register on the Eventbrite link. There is a small $8 fee for this event. Attendees are encouraged to check-in upon arrival, wear your nametag and bring plenty of business cards.

For inquiries, email Athens Area Community Foundation President | CEO, Sarah McKinney at smckinney@athensareacf.org.

Athensmade is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that exists to educate, support and promote homegrown brands, entrepreneurs and creative professionals in Athens, Ga. We work to promote the stories of local innovation and business growth. To learn more about Athensmade, visit www.Athensmade.com.

Athens-Area Community Foundation (AACF) is a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit serving Georgia's Athens-Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, and Oglethrope Counties helping passionate donors leave permanent legacies, foster strategic philanthropy, and shape effective responses to community needs through collaboration. To learn more about AACF, visit athensareacf.org.

Cinè is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to enrich the quality of life in Athens by presenting film and arts that inspire, educate, and build our community under the stewardship of the Athens Film Arts Institute, an all-volunteer Athens-based Board of Directors. www.athenscine.com