Connecting Greater Philadelphia's Local Businesses
The Northwest Philadelphia Network (NWPN, for short) is a local networking organization located in Roxborough and established in 2012. We bring representatives from different small, medium, and large businesses together in a group setting by allowing for 1 membership spot per business/occupation and being open to all industry types. All members exemplify a high level of competence, integrity, loyalty, and service with a dedication to excellence in their individual fields. NWPN has a strong presence online, but meeting face-to-face at least once per month helps strengthen our relationships and creates new relationships as well.
NWPN was originally created out of necessity. Large, for-profit networking groups required rigorous attendance, aggressive lead-sharing tactics, and high annual membership fees. Smaller, local networking groups offered loose rules and a grow-by-numbers approach. We felt there was a need to meet somewhere in the middle.
That’s why NWPN offers a manageable events calendar, low annual membership fees, and a group structure that promotes fairness, openness, and friendly/personal relationships. Our current base of membership fees allows NWPN to host events, advertise both online and in-person, and make charitable contributions. It also allows us to explore other opportunities for growth, such as joining MeetUp.com and participating is local street fairs and festivals.
NWPN is headquartered in Roxborough, and we hold our meetings/events throughout Northwest Philadelphia's diverse and picturesque neighborhoods: Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls, Chestnut Hill, and Mount Airy. Northwest Philadelphia flourishes with many successful businesses and business people, which helps NWPN meet new members everyday.
I was once skeptical about joining a local networking group in Philadelphia. But once I noticed how different this business group was from others I've tried, I was sold. Coming from New Jersey, it is well worth my time to come to Philadelphia to network and to discuss trends, updates, referrals, leads, and other related topics. NWPN has been providing me leads and referrals since the first month I joined. My business has not only grown from the referrals, but also from the connections I've made from getting to know other members.