The City Influencer wants to take traditional networking event and crank things up a bit.

We’re excited to announce the first ever monthly business social club for entrepreneurs, small business owners and creatives of color in Dallas.

So what is a social club? In the traditional sense of the word, social clubs give individuals with similar interests a way to gather for the purposes of sharing information, ideas, conversations and connections over food and drink.

Cities like New York and Los Angeles have long been home to some of the world’s most interesting and exclusive member only social clubs.

We felt it was time to bring some of that flavor to the Big D.

The Net, which will take place on the third Tuesday of every month, will offer members monthly, unprecedented networking opportunities with thought leaders and critical decision makers as well as benefits from local shops, airlines, hotels, lifestyle brands, and business services.

The Net kicks off on June 21st and will feature a special pitch session with four dynamic business leaders that will not only share advice and lessons learned, but also their thoughts on the current business climate for Dallasites and those looking to do business here.

We’re excited to introduce you to our esteemed panel of advisors. Meet our next advisor, Kristin A. O’Neal.

Name and Title: Kristin A. O’Neal, Financial Planner & Sr. Managing Associate

Company: Spectrum Financial Group a comprehensive financial services firm committed to helping their clients improve their long-term financial success. Their customized programs are designed to grow, and conserve their clients’ wealth by delivering an unprecedented level of personalized service.

Area(s) of Expertise : Finance and Sales

If You Could Invite Anyone to a Dream Business Dinner You Were Hosting, Who Would It Be? A bunch of fabulously wealthy Black Women–because learning about the things that are important to your target demographic is more important than people realize.

The Best Piece of Business Advice Ever Received? Success is never owned, it’s rented. The rent is due EVERY DAY. It’s cliche but true!

Your Thoughts On Doing Business in Dallas? Dallas is a fantastic place to do business. Cost is low. It’s easy to save money here and you can have a great lifestyle without the sacrifice of other major cities. This city is full of innovative people who are creating new businesses every day so the resources are endless. People are moving here every day for a reason!

The Most Common Mistake You See New Business Owners or Entrepreneurs Make? Not knowing who their ideal client is or what’s important to that person.

What Are You Currently Working On? Women’s Brunch Series on Financial Planning, July 13th and August 6th.

What Do You Do For Fun? Where Do You Go? Brunch. Netflix:) Huge fan of Mexican restaurants (Mr. Mesero (best drinks) & Meso Maya (best food).


Join The City Influencer TOMORROW NIGHT, 6/21, to meet and explore ideas with other Dallas entrepreneurs and creatives. You’ll also get an opportunity to learn about membership in The Net and a chance to join that evening as well.

Grab your tickets HERE.

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