Welcome to the first official installment of Ask an MxM!

In case you missed our announcement post, this is a brand new monthly series where I, Jules, will answer your pressing questions about how to make the most of your Industrious membership. We’ve got a great first question to get this party started, so let’s get into it!

[Got a question for the next edition of Ask an MxM? Submit here!]

Asher from Magnifina at Industrious Wall Street writes:

Are there any plans to foster networking between member companies?

An excellent question, Asher! One of the most exciting parts of being an Industrious member is that you are instantly a part of our vibrant community of like-minded people looking to get the most out of their workdays. At the location level, joining your weekly happy hour and monthly events are wonderful ways to get to know the folks who share the space with you. 

You may find that your companies are facing similar challenges and can brainstorm together on finding creative solutions. You may find that your industries complement one another and that there are partnerships on the horizon. You may even just find your future best friend and start a whole new business chapter together — anything’s possible!

You’ve asked this question just in time, Asher, because we have a whole bunch of exciting member programming planned in the coming month that may just help you (and all of our members) make the new connections you’re looking for!

March Madness – Bingo Edition (March 4 – 29)

More into board games than brackets? Grab a bingo card from the front desk at your local Industrious. These aren’t ordinary Bingo squares, folks! Instead of numbers, you’ll be chasing goals like ‘Introduce yourself to another member’ and ‘Attend a happy hour.’ You get two stamps per day, so complete all squares before the end of the month and be entered in to win two tickets to your favorite event, plus a one-night stay at a luxury hotel ($1000 value).

March Madness – Bracket Competition (March 11 – 29)

Yes, we still remember the reason for the season. We’re bringing back the classic March Madness bracket competition, and this year it’s bigger than ever. Compete against other members all across our network for prizes and bragging rights, with a grand prize value of $3000. Who knows, maybe your biggest rival will become your new work bestie? It is a friendly competition after all. Stay tuned for the prize reveals coming March 11.

Coming a little later in the month, we’ve got:

  • 3/18: Brackets, Bingo, and Banter: A Virtual Event (co-hosted by me, Jules!)
  • 3/19: Pick ‘Em Pizza Party
  • 4/4: Final Four Happy Hour

Whether you’re a big basketball fan or you’re just a big fan of randomly filling out brackets (there are dozens of us!), we’ve got lots of games, events, and prizes in store for you. Keep an eye out for more details in your inbox coming soon, or check with your local team if you’d like to learn more.

Lastly, as an MxM, I love to connect my members with one another, and I know your local team would love to do the same for you! If you’ve got specific networking dreams, let your MxM know so that they can make some magic happen. 

And that’s a wrap on the first edition of Ask an MxM! Got a query you’d like me to cover next month? Submit your questions here!

— Jules