Local group RMG is helping connect businesses and business professionals in Shreveport through weekly lunches and a focus on growing business. President Brian Addy explains the mission of RMG and the good it is spreading throughout the community and local business network in the following:
Relationship Marketing Group (RMG) is a unique business to business group in the Shreveport-Bossier City area. RMG was developed to provide a casual, positive & professional referrals program that enables members to develop meaningful, long term relationships with other quality business professionals. As Richard Branson once said, ‘Succeeding in business is all about making connections.’ While our group focuses on exchanging referrals and growing our businesses, it’s not just the transaction we focus on. We all know it is much easier to grow your business when you have loyal, satisfied clients who say great things about you. The long-term key is taking care of them like you would your family.
RMG has grown from 4 members to 30 members in just under three years. We are set up as a 501c (3) Non-Profit and have routinely been able to make contributions throughout the community. Last year we were able to make considerable donations to the Gingerbread House, Christ-Fit Gym and St. Jude’s. Our members realize that we are truly like a big family in the sense that we dine together every week, share stories about our lives and focus on taking care of our clients. When you put others first, the rest will fall into place. It’s our own version of The Golden Rule.
While we do have fun, there are some guidelines by which our group follows. Since we are growing our businesses, we only allow one industry per seat in the group. We also expect you to attend lunches on a routine basis. We believe that time spent with others is a great way to get to know them and begin to trust them with referrals.
I hear stories all the time from first time guests that our meetings aren’t like any other they’ve ever attended. We try to take a casual, but professional approach to networking. For our members it’s amazing to have 30 other people during the week helping you grow your business. For our clients it’s amazing to have a group of professionals that represent different industries that you can trust.
If you are a professional or business owner and want to grow your business come have lunch with us at noon on Tuesdays @ Ernest’s Orleans Restaurant. You can also check out our RMG Facebook page for a list of current members and chapter updates.
Current Members Include:
Brian B Addy Financial Advisor Magnolia Wealth Strategies 318-227-1360
Craig Ammons Irrigation Contractor Conserva Irrigation NWLA 318-584-7155
Gregg Austin P & C Agent Shelter Insurance 318-746-9998
David Bliss Home Center Louisiana Home Center 318-686-6381
Emily Cain Sales Representative Porter’s Cleaners 318-464-1410
Stephen Davenport Lawn & Landscape Liger Lawn Service 318-573-3666
Debra Durr Senior Loan Officer Progressive National Bank 318-687-3203
Cindy Dyer Realtor Diamond Realty Associates 318-393-8487
Chad Garland CPA Chad Garland CPA 318-573-7634
Tatiana Garland Stylist Avalon Hair Salon 318-349-6446
Robin Harvill Title Attorney Magnolia Title 318-752-0012
Doug Hill Fleet & Retail Auto Sales Chevyland 318-347-6014
Anita Jordan Mortgage Loan Officer Origin Bank 318-422-0118
JC Kelly Moving Company Strongmen Movers 318-451-7721
R. Jason Langston Insulation Greenstar Insulation 318-780-3533
Bill Ledger Arborist All About Trees 318-415-0199
Holly Ledger Real Estate Investor We Buy Houses 318-422-9119
Ronald McDonald Pest Control Glenna’s Pest Control 318-272-0090
Logan May Marketing/Branding May Marketing Group 318-423-3546
Ryan Nordstrom Computer Repair Complete PC 318-865-2131
Eddie O’Neal Chiropractor/Wellness ONE Chiropractic 318-670-8413
Brandon Oswalt Plumbing Repair Oswalt’s Plumbing Repair 318-453-5108
Ronald Oswalt Media/News RSHV News 512-409-5277
Stephanie Peters Home Inspector Peace of Mind Inspection 318-525-2209
Mack Slaughter Telecommunications Allegiance LLC 318-344-7936
Kevin Teague Ad & Printing Specialties KALI Enterprises 318-617-2344
Matt Varnell Roofer Bayou State Roofing 318-349-9794
Ronnie Wagnon Builder New Bella Homes LLC 318-465-3667
Aaron Wilson Attorney Wilson & Wilson, APLC 318-752-4106
Kenneth Zavala Painter/Drywall J.Z Painting & Remodeling 318-426-5312
[Photos by Ronald Oswalt]