Naturally Meramec Consortium Speed-Date Event
(Registration Forms Below)
An exciting effort is underway in the Meramec Region─Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, and Washington counties. The Naturally Meramec Consortium (NMC) is a group of local agriculture, tourism and culinary businesses working to grow these businesses by finding ways to collectively market and use each other’s products and services. To that end, NMC is hosting a “Speed-Date” night where buyers and sellers can meet, talk and connect on locally produced products/services.
Producers/Sellers: You will have an opportunity to display your products, flyers, or brochures and to tell several potential buyers all about your business and discuss possible contracts. Your first opportunity to talk with a buyer will be a “speed-date” presentation with them, one-on-one. If there is some promise in that first meeting, you will have an opportunity to talk with them in more detail later in the evening. This event is intended for commercial buyers, not individual consumers, so producers should be those interested in picking up accounts for large volumes.
Buyers: You will have the opportunity to meet with several businesses in one evening at a single setting, thus increasing your chances of gaining new local products and services to pass on to your customers. This event is intended for commercial buyers, not individual consumers.
The Meramec Region is rich in businesses that offer quality products and services. This event will allow buyers to see the face behind the product, and not simply read marketing material.
If you are interested in participating in this event, please complete either a seller or buyer return it via email or mail to the address below. Some of you will be both a buyer and a seller. An example of this may be a winery that sells product to others, but also buys local cheese, etc. If that is the case, you may fill out both forms, but will need to have more than one person at the event to represent both functions.
If you have any questions about the Naturally Meramec Consortium or this event, please contact:
Mark A. Perkins
MRPC Senior Community Development Specialist for Naturally Meramec
4 Industrial Drive
St. James, MO 65559