An informal business networking opportunity offered Thursdays

Doug Lein - Reporter file photo
Doug Lein
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3 No Networking – a weekly social opportunity organized by the Urban Center for Innovative Partnerships (IPZ No. 15 Auburn) to cultivate interaction and networking opportunities for Auburn businesses and organizations – will be offered on Thursdays in Auburn.

"It's a wide-open forum that has no agenda, no set purpose and no cost to the attendees," said Doug Lein, IPZ administrator. "That's why we gave it the whimsical name of 3 No Networking."

3 No Networking will be held each Thursday from 5-7 p.m. rotating among four Auburn establishments – Oddfellas Pub & Eatery on the first Thursday, Auburn Wine and Caviar Company on the second Thursday, The Station Bistro on the third Thursday and Zola's Café on the fourth Thursday.

"Although it is an informal weekly gathering, it's a powerful platform that can help form non-traditional business partnerships," said Mayor Pete Lewis. "You'd be amazed how much business you can do in an informal setting. We hope it will grow organically to be a valuable networking opportunity for all Auburn business sectors."

The summer schedule:

June 6 - Oddfellas Pub & Eatery, 102 W. Main St.

June 13 - Auburn Wine and Caviar Company, 2402 A St. SE

June 20 - The Station Bistro, 110 2nd St. SW, Suite 125

June 27 - Zola's Café, 402 E. Main St., Suite 120

July 4 - Holiday

July 11 - Auburn Wine and Caviar Company

July 18 - The Station Bistro

July 25 - Zola's Café

Aug. 1 - Oddfellas Pub & Eatery

Aug. 8 - Auburn Wine and Caviar Company

Aug. 15 - The Station Bistro

Aug. 22 - Zola's Café

Aug. 29 - Special event, TBD

"If there is a fifth Thursday in the month, we'll hold a special event planned by either the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce or the Auburn Downtown Association," Lein said.

3 No Networking is made possible by a partnership between IPZ No. 15 Auburn, the City of Auburn Office of Economic Development, Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce and the Auburn Downtown Association.

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