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Speed Networking with Change Makers Spring 2023

Written by Johnny Nguyen

Want to learn how businesses can drive positive impacts to our community, society, and planet? Our recent speed networking event hosted in collaboration with the Business Sustainability Collaborative (BSC) and the Student Business Sustainability Association (SBSA) on March 30, 2023 offered NC State students and local professionals an opportunity to learn first hand from our local Triangle-based businesses!

With over 10 featured company representatives and 30 participants, the atmosphere was buzzing with energy, as everyone engaged in lively conversations and made valuable connections. At the beginning, BSC Associate Malhar Shah welcomed all the attendees and had each featured speed networker introduce themselves. Then, participants had the opportunity to spend 15 minutes with each company before being asked to rotate to another organization. The rotation continued until the very end of the event to give each person an opportunity to network with everyone while grabbing some food and drinks. At the conclusion, participants were welcomed to stay around for more casual conversations. Johnny Nguyen, a BSC Associate and the CEO of SBSA, was incredibly excited to see the wide range of businesses who have made progress and achievements toward making positive differences. He found it inspiring seeing how everyone was so passionate about their role, their organization, and the impacts they are making.  

Overall, the speed networking event was a huge success, with attendees and business representatives leaving with new connections and exciting ideas for promoting impacts and sustainability in their communities. BSC and SBSA hope to continue to foster these connections through similar future events.

The featured networkers who participated include:

We were honored to have these incredible company representatives attend our event! We hope to have inspired our participants with how they too can make a difference through their actions and careers!