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What's the Grand Connection About?

Susan and Carolyn, friends of over 20 years, were inspired to create a supportive business network while hiking in the Grand Canyon this past March days prior to the COVID shutdowns. "We could feel the world shifting and a need for us to learn to connect in a new way. Our intention is to provide business solutions to help you connect, create and collaborate through:

Susan and Carolyn became friends over 20 years ago teaching business classes to entrepreneurs at a local college. They were reunited in March 2020 and were inspired to create a supportive business community while hiking in the Grand Canyon days prior to the COVID shutdowns. “We could feel the world shifting and a need for us to learn to connect in a new way. As we looked out into the expansive wonder of the canyon we were uplifted by its potential and the idea of the Grand Connection was born.”

About the Grand Connection
The Grand Connection is a supportive global community that provides education, inspiration and support you need through EDUnetworking to reach your Grand Potential. Connect, create and collaborate with like minded leaders who share the values of Grand Giving. You are supported in your business growth through skill sharing, collaborative marketing opportunities and peer to peer learning.

What is Grand Giving
Grand Giving is the underlying foundation of our three core values – connect, create and collaborate. It is through being in service in our community that we support each other and grow through sharing resources, skills, expertise, connections, referrals and opportunities. “Grand Giving” allows everyone to gain the most and win, win, win opportunities are created.

Be a Part of a Grand Community
Being part of the right community of like-minded people can make all the difference in the growth and enjoyment of your business. Community provides support, kinship and can give you a competitive advantage through strategic alliances and resources. The Grand Connection provides opportunities for its members to give back and receive collaborative support through our events, trainings and collaborative marketing platform.

  • Education & Skill Building
  • Networking Practice
  • New Clients and Referrals
  • Exposure & Visibility
  • List Building and Lead Generation
  • Speaking & Interview Opportunities
  • Leadership Growth
  • Saving $, Discounts and Gifts
  • Support & Grand Giving

Our Events

We have a variety of events. You may attend 2 events for free as a guest!

Grand Connection Speaker Events: These are bigger events with warm-up networking, a keynote speaker, Q&A, and a mastermind discussion in small groups. Sometimes we all stay on at the end for the “after-party” to connect more and answer questions about membership, member benefits and collaborative marketing opportunities.

Grand Connection Partner Events: Also a large event, we partner with other networking communities to bring you opportunities to make more connections and learn from their leaders. This format has short talks followed by networking. We try to have 4-5 rounds of networking.

Master Classes: Generously offered by experts in our community, these smaller 2 hour workshops are experiential and allow us to go deeper on the month’s theme. They usually have breakouts where you get the opportunity to meet members of the community through interactive small group activities.

Member Mingles: Member Mingle events are more intimate meetings that are designed for members to get to know each other better to build collaborative partnerships, receive and share feedback and share marketing opportunities.

Success Session: These follow the mingle and are open office hours to answer any questions on your membership. Discuss ways to make more connections, complete a profile, add listings and other opportunities to gain visibility. Susan is also available to help you with your marketing questions … lead magnets, conversions strategies, SEO, sales funnels and more. Bring your questions!

Member Mixers: At our Member Mixer Events, we partner exclusively with one other networking organization in a different country. Members from both groups have the opportunity to connect and build relationships through fun activities.

The Grand Podcasters Group: This is a place where podcasters can connect to share values, make an impact, and reach a large audience through community. This group, included in your membership, meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month.

LinkedIn Posting Parties: The Grand Connection has partnered with EPIC! to offer our community the ever popular LinkedIn Posting parties on a monthly basis. This is a great way to grow your connections, get more views on your posts and have some fun at the same time. These events are open to all.

Conferences: We host 2 member speaker conferences each year to highlight our members expertise and provide exposure for them. A Conference Flip Book is published highlighting the speakers. These events are open to all. This includes the Marketing Buffet, Business Growth Conference and Grand Giving Conference.

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