The main purpose of the EAKC is to exchange business leads and increase business for each other. The members share a common objective of improving sales, enhancing quality of service and maintaining a market presence in the community. This is accomplished by the members practicing high business standards and ethics.
The association provides its members with business opportunities that many not otherwise had been available. The members have access to the following:
Top management personnel
Third Party introductions
Business through members
Special attention and potential discounts
Network opportunities with diversified businesses
Each member is entitled to the following support and benefits from EAKC:
Weekly newsletter (electronic)
Increased social media presence
Weekly networking breakfast
Access to mailing list
Additional advertising through the newsletter
Links to the local and international website
Breakfast meetings are held weekly and members are required to attend 75% of those meetings
Members are required to contribute leads, business information, and personal business (when possible) to fellow members
Each member firm must be at least two years old
Each member firms representative must be a decision maker within their company
Member identifies a potential new member.
Member calls the EAKC office to request the guest be added to the guest list for a specific breakfast meeting.
The guest will attend the breakfast meeting. As a potential member, EAKC will cover the cost of one breakfast. The guest will be given a welcome packet which contains a brochure, membership application and other pertinent information.
After attending the breakfast meeting as a guest, the potential member is responsible for contacting our EAKC office should he/she want a membership. Once contacted, the Executive Director will schedule an on site visit with the firm and applicant. This visit is intended to create goodwill, collect firm information and answer questions.
The Executive Director will process the new member information. Processing includes a check of credited personal references, publication in two consecutive newsletters, balloting by general membership, review and recommendation by the membership committee and final approval by the board of directors.