Creatives Night – St. Louis – July 10th

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Thursday, July 10th, the Barnett On Washington will play host to Creatives Night – Part Deux – an opportunity for professionals in the St. Louis marketing, advertising, public relations, and creative marketplace to connect for drinks, cigars, and networking. inside of a fun and engaging environment.

This event is open to those in the creative industry at no charge. Last time it was a blast. We hope that everyone who supported the event, and had a great time will join us once again. Creatives Night will take place from 5pm-12am and will feature some of St. Louis premiere marketing and advertising firms, publications, and organizations. All of the fun will take place once again inside of the elegant, newly renovated Barnett on Washington (3207 Washington Ave).

The event will feature a craft beer tasting courtesy of Urban Chestnut, access to our exclusive cigar room, free wi-fi, and much more. Simply print the free pass located on our blog (link below) to join us for the event. Feel free to invite friends, colleagues, and industry peers to join you. We simply want to show off our beautiful building those in the Creatives industry … because we know you guys like to party, and we hope that you will choose us as a possible future spot for more parties 😉

This will serve as a great opportunity to have fun, relax, attract new business opportunities, meet valuable connections within the industry, and to have a good time around others within a familiar line of work. If you have further questions about the event please fill out the form on our blog, or e-mail us at barnettonwashington@gmail.com.

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Chameleon Club Preferred Partners

Chameleon Club is happy to announce the addition of several new preferred partners. These partners will provide discounts and value to all current Chameleon Club members. The list will continue to be updated as we add new partners every month. See the list of partners below to recognize what promotions and discounts members are eligible for.

  • Cicero’s Pizza – Members receive 10% off all food and drink at all Cicero’s locations. Simply present your membership card for discount

  • Big Shark Bicycle – Members receive 10% off all accessories and 5% off bicycles at all Big Shark locations. Simply present your membership card at checkout.

    • Note: If you are planning to buy a very nice bicycle this year, you will actually save money by joining Chameleon Club first, as the discount could be larger than the cost of membership.

  • BnE Photography – Members receive free photography sessions, and discounts on discs and prints. Simply show your membership card to the photographer prior to booking the session.

  • GNC St. Louis – Members receive a whopping 30% off all purchases at GNC locations in the St. Louis area. Members receive a special GNC discount card that provides lifetime discounts at GNC.

  • Watson’s Martial Arts and Fitness- Members receive a 10% discount on membership and services provided by Watsons Martial Arts and Fitness – which is just a few blocks away from Chameleon Club. Members simply must present their Chameleon Club card when signing up.

Chameleon Club is Barnett on Washington’s private club that is open every Thursday evening from 5pm-12am. The club offers an opportunity to network and mingle with fellow club members in a truly unique and elegant environment.  As a member you can utilize the facility for networking, meetings, relaxation, and the simple enjoyment of premium cocktails and a good cigar.The club often features industry nights in which some of St. Louis’s top professionals from large cross-section of industries outfit the venue for networking, drinks, and fun.

Our members also enjoy a host of other in-house benefits that include:

Complimentary valet parking

  • Complimentary wireless internet access
  • Entry into The Barnett Room offering cigar smoking
  • Weekly tastings – fine wines, scotches, cognacs & bourbons
  • Discounted wines by the bottle
  • Music & entertainment
  • 30% off our private event space

For more information simply contact us below, or fill out our membership form and email it to barnettonwashington@gmail.com.

 

Chameleon Club Wishes You Happy Thanksgiving

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Chameleon Club wants to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. We will be closed this Thursday for the holiday. We invite you to join us next week on December 5th from 5PM-12AM for the next meeting of Chameleon Club. Bring up to two guests with you, and join us for a drink, fine cigar, or simply enjoy our distinguished environment.

Chameleon Club hosts an exclusive group of individuals each Thursday evening who use our facility for networking, meetings, and relaxation. Our members enjoy; networking opportunities with other professionals, valet parking, complimentary wi-fi, an exclusive cigar room, fine liquor tastings, discounted bottles of wine, live music, entertainment, and more. For more information about membership click here.

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Chameleon Club welcomes Friends of Fringe to Chameleon Club Thursday, December 19th. This special edition of Chameleon Club will feature:

  • A live band
  • Live-action performers
  • Fine scotch tastings
  • Access to our elegant cigar lounge
  • and more…

You won’t want to miss this exciting and unique experience. Use the link below to share this event with friends or colleagues. The more the merrier.

Check out some of these pictures from last weeks Chameleon Club

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Business Networking In St. Louis (Part 1)

There is no secret to business networking. We learn in the infancy of our careers that relationships can make us all stronger. Anyone who has had a chance to work in a corporate environment for any period of time has had a chance to learn many of these lessons first hand. However, every city has it’s own culture, it’s own vibe, and it’s own dynamic as it relates to networking. The metro area of St. Louis is no different. So, what makes “The Lou” unique, what are the keys to successful business networking in St. Louis, and what should you be doing about it?

The vine is ripe all around you to begin growing your network. In St. Louis the opportunity is especially advantageous as the median age for people working in the greater St. Louis area is 38 years old, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Business Growth Blog describes the average St. Louisian entrenched in their career as “openly seeking more connections”.   This makes for a large portion of the population that is deeply intrenched in the middle of their career, and looking to move themselves and their business forward. Forbes magazine also points out that St. Louis also features an unemployment rate below the national average, and describes the largest industries in town as healthcare, bio-science, and information technology – three of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world. So as we mentioned before, the vine is ripe in the city of St. Louis.

Let’s start with the basics. Should you network? In many cases, broad brush statements about the merits of one thing versus another should be quickly ignored, but the truth is that networking can only benefit you, so the answer is unequivocally, yes. Individuals that regularly spend time developing business networks as a means of growing their circle of business contacts and promoting themselves and their business online have shown to generate 47% more business for themselves or their employer. However, your goal may not be to “generate business”, perhaps it’s to further your career. You could still apply the same principle, and make the calculated assumption that the correlation likely exists in some fashion as it relates to career growth as well. Anyway you want to look at it, you should be networking right now. And you should probably always be seeking more ways to optimize the process for yourself.

Ok, great, so you want to network. And, you want to do it in St. Louis, what’s next? Step one should be to utilize the tools and opportunities around you. Whether you’re an intern, middle manager, or executive there are clear resources all around you that could provide an immediate benefit. St. Louis is the home to many large corporations, national organizations, and small businesses. Chances are that the people that work next to you have family members, friends, or colleagues that work at several of them.

In St. Louis, we  have one of the best cop-outs ever to talk about our relationships and backgrounds. A classic St. Louis question that gently and carefully opens these doors is, “where did you go to high school?”. Even if you’re not originally from the area, you should have a good idea at this point as to where certain areas are, and may share connections that  have grown up in a similar environments. This is great way start uncovering the relationship tree that a colleague or friend might have available, and this can work both ways. By opening these doors you and the person you are connecting with will have a better idea of each others background. This may dividends for you both down the road as you may seek to reach out to someone inside their circle, or visa versa. As simple and redundant as this type of approach might sound, it is a great beginners lesson on how you can optimize and develop the relationships currently around you, and how you can make them more dynamic.

To summarize the first part of our series on networking in St.Louis, simple environmental questioning can help you tap into your current social capital without any additional effort or significant investment of time. Simply discover the connections that already exist under your nose, and use the local culture and habitat as a tool to help you dig deeper into these existing relationships. It’s worth mentioning that a great way to begin networking in the city is to also connect into a networking and business group like Chameleon Club each week. For more information about Chameleon Club, or how to use a club like this to grow your personal network use the contact form below.

Next week we will continue with (Part II) of our series, and will feature information regarding online professional networking in the city of St. Louis.