WHAT IS TVEA?
The Tri-Valley Executives Association is an organization of business owners and executives in the Tri-Valley area whose sole interest is to increase the sales of goods and/or services of its members through the exchange of business information, networking and leads. This gives members of the Association an advantage over competing non-member businesses in the Tri-Valley area.
Tri-Valley Executives Association started in January, 1983, and is a network of 98 International Executives Associations.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
If you qualify and become a member of TVEA, you will attend weekly breakfast meetings, bringing with you leads or referrals for other members. At the same time, you may receive leads and/or business from them. The meetings are a way for you to exchange leads and referrals and help others to do the same.
Attending weekly meetings lets you spotlight your companies product and/or services and discover new business opportunities. We have only one member company from each business category, thus eliminating any competition within the Association.
HOW DO I QUALIFY?
To qualify for membership, you must be a business owner or executive who wants to actively increase his/her business. You must be an established business in the Tri-Valley area for a minimum of two years and not be in competition with any other Association member.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
Either you or your chosen representative will attend weekly meetings where you will exchange any information you may have gathered during the week. Opportunities are available for you to actively promote your business at these meetings. More lengthy classification talks are scheduled to enable you to tell the membership in more detail about your business and what kind of leads would help you get more business.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
There is an Initiation fee of $100.00 to join the Association. In addition, every member pays $275.00 quarterly dues which covers the cost of the weekly breakfast meetings and administrative activities.
HOW WILL I BENEFIT?
The advantages of membership in TVEA are threefold:
1) You will develop important business relationships with other member firms and their executives.
2) You will have opportunity to learn valuable business techniques and information from a wide range of business owners.
3) All of the information and business prospects you receive from the group give you an added advantage over competitive businesses in your field. It’s like having 65 part-time sales people helping you.
WHAT ARE MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES?
Members must actively participate by attending weekly breakfast meetings. This is the key to maximizing the benefits of this relationship.
Exchange pertinent business information (leads), and referrals and follow-up on information provided to you by other members.
Members must pay their quarterly dues on time.
Members are encouraged to become involved in the Association, by helping the Association to grow, serving on committees or serving on the Board of Dirctors for the Association.
Abide by our motto…
“Remember a member first whenever possible”.
WHERE AND WHEN ARE THE WEEKLY MEETINGS HELD?
The Association meets every Thursday morning at Vic’s All Star Kitchen in Pleasanton, from 7:00 to 8:30 A.M.
DON’T WAIT TO BE DISCOVERED!
If you think you can qualify for membership in TVEA, help your business by contacting our Executive Director, Tess Owen at (925) 361-2447. She will pre-qualify you for any possible conflict with our current membership and invite you to be our guest for breakfast so you can see what it’s all about.