Top 10 Places in Seattle for Business Networking

Top Seattle NetworkingLooking to venture out and mingle with like minded business professionals in the greater Seattle area? Look no further. This top 10 contains free and low cost networking opportunities.

American Marketing Association

Once a month the Puget Sound chapter of the American Marketing Association has a networking luncheon and brings in a reputable keynote speaker. Those who sign up for membership receive a discount for every event.

Association for Corporate Growth

The ACG regularly holds networking events aimed at individuals within an organization who are responsible for activities such as developing products and services, managing capital, and strategic planning.


BizMix are monthly networking events that are put on by the Puget Sound Business journal. The events are very casual and are great way to meet local business owners.


Ignite talks occur once every couple of months and are a unique opportunity not only to meet a diverse group of people, but to also take in multiple short talks on a wide variety of topics. Each Ignite talk is 5 minutes in length and contains 20 slides. Expect about two dozen unique speakers speaking on two dozen unique topics.

Seattle 2600 Meeting

The 2600 Meeting is an open discussion for those who operate in or have interest in all things tech. The 2600 Meeting is free and occurs the first Friday of every month at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center.

Seattle Chamber of Commerce

The Seattle Chamber of Commerce hosts several recurring monthly meetups along with one time educational events. Many events are free and other are low cost (less than $50). Regular events include Technology Thursdays, the Entrepreneurs Business Roundtable, and the Minority Business Roundtable.

Northwest Internet Advertising Group

The NWIAG name says everything you’ll need to know. Those who are involved in online advertising through an agency, media buyer, or publisher will get the most out of the meetups. Registration is free.

Seattle Direct Marketing Association

The events held by the Seattle Direct Marketing Association bring together Seattle professionals involved with or who are curious about marketing. Each gathering features a presentation and dedicated networking time.

Social Media Breakfast

Once a month the Seattle’s social media community comes together to have breakfast, network, and take in a keynote talk related to social media. Seasoned professionals and those new to social media are always welcome.

Social Media Club

The monthly sessions held by the Seattle chapter of SMC bring out a diverse mix of marketing, PR, community management, and customer service professionals. Events sell out often, and usually cost less than $20. Smaller gatherings also occur regularly under the name of SMC Education.

Are there any events not listed that you regularly attend? 

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