Last Tuesday, we asked you to share any networking groups you participate in. Because if you’re like us, you’re ready to connect with humans in real life — instead of just talking to your computer screen or your pet.
Today, with your answers and a little research, we’re sharing this list of opportunities to connect in Lexington.
Bluegrass SHRM | “The Bluegrass Society for Human Resource Management is a wonderful group for anyone in HR. We have a monthly meeting which is great for networking + has a wealth of information for professional development.” — Reader Amanda S.
- The Big Pause | Mon., Sept. 5 | 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. | Mane on Main, 201 E. Main St., Ste. 1500 | $40
Young Professionals of Lexington | “I started this group earlier in the year — right now it’s just a LinkedIn and Facebook group that’s free for young professionals to join. The focus is to have a social event + a community service event once a month. — Reader Nick H.
- Next event, TBD.
Bluegrass Tourism and Marketing Association | “We host monthly meetings that are held in and around Lexington to help promote businesses and attractions. These are also fantastic networking events to hear from individuals about any new developments that will be coming to the area.” - Reader Katie G.
- Getting to Know BTMA | Wed., Sept. 7 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Wise Bird Cider, 1170 Manchester St.
Downtown Spirit Networking Series | This bi-monthly event b brings together business professionals to connect and engage while showcasing local organizations + fostering connections.
- Downtown Spirit Networking Series | Tues., Oct. 4 | 4:30-6 | Triangle Park, 400 W. Main St. | $5
Lexington Forum | This membership group hosts community conversations + open platform discussions bringing together different voices and viewpoints.
- Q&A with Mitch Barnhart | Thurs., Sept. 1 | 7 a.m. | Base 249, 249 E. Main St. | $35+
Women Leading Kentucky | A way for all women to engage, connect, and advance their leadership through partnerships, luncheons + innovative programming.
- Find the lineup of events here.
Professional Women’s Forum | This diverse group is dedicated to helping women advance at work through monthly meetings + more.
Did we miss one that you love? Let us know and we’ll keep the list growing.