What is The Mix?
Each month, we offer a free mixer open to all, ranging from traditional networking events to physical activities to workshops. These are hosted at sites around the Rutland area and often include a featured speaker.
How to Host
If you’re a business who is interested in hosting, please review our list of expectations below and submit your application. If approved, please have details locked in place 45 days prior to event.
Catering: The host is responsible for arranging and covering the cost of a caterer. Hosts should plan for around 50 guests. Please keep in mind that a cash bar is not required, but will certainly have a positive draw in attendance. RYP can assist in recommendations if necessary.
Speaker: Typically The Mix features a guest speaker to talk for 5-10 minutes. This person can be one of the hosts or whoever the host deems fitting. This can be optional if you have an activity planned instead.
Special Activity or Feature: The Mix is the chance to showcase your business and engage with a group of folks who are potentially your target audience. We've found that people are most attracted to ones that include a special activity or feature. Think of what you can offer or how you can partner with another business to attract more people. Please let us know if you need help with ideas!
Marketing: We aim for The Mix to be mutually beneficial. While we promote these events through our channels, we also expect that you will do the same. Please share on your own social media and email newsletters. Or consider posting flyers for your employees and clients.
How RYP will Help
Facebook event & posts (over 2,035 followers)
Instagram (500+ followers) + Twitter (430+ followers)
Email blasts (over 1,000 subscribers)
Add event to local publication calendars
Event listed on RYP website homepage + event page
Alternative ways to reach our audience:
Propose a Meet-up: A casual meet-up could be the perfect solution if The Mix isn't the right fit. Learn more about Meet-ups.
Offer RYP member-only discount or promo: Get the attention of our members by offering something exclusive. RYP can help promote this to our members.
Make an announcement at The Mix: At most of our events we allow time for brief open mic announcements. Feel free to share something about your business during this time.