Networking is a tool that every professional should utilize. At Lexington PR, we believe that networking is especially important because it builds new relationships and strengthens existing connections. With a continually growing city like Nashville, there are a variety of networking groups that help professionals thrive.

Network After Work is a national organization with chapters located in many major cities, including Nashville. The group coordinates events at local venues for hundreds of professionals across diverse industries. Name tags at the event are color coordinated so that it’s easy to find people to make valuable connections with. Network After Work charges a small fee to cover the price of hors d’oevoures and cocktails.

Mod Nashville is close to Lexington PR’s as it was incepted by Suki Mulberg Altamirano, our founder, and Kirsty Hughan, founder of Seamless Marketing.  Mod is short for Modernist, Modification, and Modulation and is focused on being a safe place for women in the workplace. The group also strives to not exclude anyone who wants to join, including men. Mod meets once a month for ModSocials and every quarter for ModBashes.

YP Nashville, or Young Professionals Nashville is partnered with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce with the goal of helping shape the Nashville region by empowering young professionals. The group is made up of nearly 60 young professional organizations. YP Nashville promotes these organizations’ events and also serves as a news source for young professional information. Open to all young professionals in the Nashville area, they host four to six events per year.

Nashville Health Care Council is a group that we support because of our belief in the importance of health care.  Like YP Nashville, Nashville Health Care Council was founded in coordinance with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. Nashville is a health care capital, and because of this the council is supported by over 270 health care organizations. The council organizes at least one event per month to connect health care professionals and create needed discussions pertaining to the industry.

NAMA stands for Nashville American Marketing Association and works to help business professionals build brands and marketing skills. With over 350 members, this organization works to create programs and networking events that are valuable within not only the marketing community but other industries. NAMA has Special Interest Groups including B2B, Digital, Nonprofit, and Healthcare to help members connect with the right people.

Are you a part of an organization that’s helped you build meaningful, professional connections? Let us know and comment below for any networking tips you have!