Frequently Asked Questions

Is BEAM exclusively a Marin/Sonoma networking group?
Yes, BEAM has only one group that is exclusive to the area of Marin and Sonoma Counties.

How long has BEAM been in existence?
BEAM has been an active networking group for over 26 years.

How many members do you have?
Membership is not limited to numbers but rather to categories. We reserve a spot for only one representative of each business. That way we can focus on referring to a BEAM member without conflicts of interest.

What is the average length of time a member stays active?
Although the length of membership may vary, the average length of membership has been 10 to 20 years.

How often do you meet?
We meet every Friday morning for networking and a shared breakfast from 7:15 to 8:30 am. Our gatherings are in northern San Rafael, making it easily accessible from the north and south off Highway 101. The first fifteen minutes are spent networking and discussing, and then at 7:30 our scheduled meeting begins and follows a set format.

Is there a set fee for each meeting?
Dues are paid quarterly. Dues cover the cost of the breakfast at each meeting and the annual costs associated with the functioning of BEAM as a non-profit organization.

Can I attend a meeting?
Guests are encouraged to attend 1 to 2 meetings to see if BEAM is an organization that can make a difference for their business.

How can I attend a meeting?
If you are interested in joining us to see if we are a fit for you and you for us, please call, text, or email our membership chair to arrange for a visit. We would love to see you at our next meeting!

When you visit...
Please bring your business cards. Also you will be invited to stand up and give a 2 minute introduction about your business and yourself.