About Professional Referral Exchange

Business Networking Leads to Profitable Business Experiences

The idea of business networking, as practiced by members of Professional Referral Exchange, is an improvement on other organizations that suggest networking. It is based on a systematic practice of specific skills which raises networking to a fine art. Essentially, we assist each person to succeed by having them follow a plan and by repeating that plan over time. This instills a philosophy of business and even a way of life that all but guarantees an enjoyable and potentially profitable business experience.

PRE versus Local Chamber of Commerce

Unlike your local Chamber of Commerce, we allow only one business category in each Chapter. This means that you will not be competing with other companies in your industry. Instead of “after hours” business card exchange events, we focus exclusively on your business and seek opportunities to give you referrals. Business card exchanges only give you an opportunity to “get acquainted;” people, however, do not “do business” with your business card. Within the structure of Professional Referral Exchange, we incorporate the elements needed to build strong ongoing relationships for your success. We ask our members to give a minimum of two referrals monthly which is consistent with our purpose.

PRE versus In Service Clubs

In service clubs like Rotary, Lions, and Kiwanis, the primary focus is to be of service to your community. Although many businesses have realized increased sales as a secondary benefit from these organizations, Professional Referral Exchange concentrates exclusively on generating referrals within its’ membership.

Increase Your Business via KNOW, LIKE, and TRUST

We know the importance of getting to know, like, and trust our members; so everything we do is driven by that concept. We come to know you because you are scheduled regularly to present information about your business. We grow to like you because we meet weekly and visit with you. We learn to trust you when we give you a referral and you handle it well.

Structured Business Networking

Structured business networking is a successful method, when consistently practiced by Chapter members, that enhances “word of mouth” advertising for increased sales.

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What Our Members Say

I wanted to share the power of a good lead. Kathryn P. introduced me to an associate. We met today, and he is going to set up an enrollment event for me in January and February that will get me in front of over 200 employees! He made it clear that I was getting this opportunity because of Kathryn's referral. He actually is a Legal Shield customer, and sees the value in both plans being offered this year. With even a merger close rate of 20% that will lead to over 10,000.00 in sales from this one lead! Thanks Kathryn for your tremendous help!

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What our Members Say

Robyn Holder - Harrisburg/Swatara Chapter

I was invited to come to a PRE chapter as a guest, and went to a meeting where I learned the group meet EVERY week at an early hour. I’m not a morning person, and thought to myself – EVERY week? No way! However, explaining the group and it’s procedures to my husband after that first meeting, I realized it could be a great thing to be part of. When I returned for a second guest meeting, five – five! – people remembered me by name. “I decided to join, and if I could recoup the expenses of membership and quarterly dues in business generated by referrals, I’d continue to be a member. Well, I earned way over the expenses needed, and have been a member for 5 years, and just joined for my 6th year! My PRE chapter members have become friends, business associates, and trusted colleagues. I’m still not happy about the early hour – haha – but I get energized and jazzed by these meetings, and love them – and my PRE family, too!

Scot Whiskeyman, Financial Advisor Category, Harrisburg/Swatara Chapter

Professional Referral Exchange has been pivotal to my success as a business owner and networker. I was unbelievably nervous when I first joined, and was for months. I still remember standing in front of the group and giving my first 20 minute presentation. My hands were shaking and I read off a piece of paper! Because of PRE’s structure, and consistent processes, I slowly but surely honed by public speaking skills. While not perfect by any means, I can now quickly speak in front of any group of people on the fly. I’m also President of my chapter – something I never anticipated when I first joined! I cannot say enough about the support I’ve gotten from both my chapter members and PRE Corporate. I’ve brought enough revenue to cover about 10 years of dues. And I have built strong relationships with like-minded business people who I’m proud to call my friends.

Bray Hansel - Downingtown Chapter

When I started to build my network I tried various groups. Some were completely free and informal. Others were socially oriented, with big lavish networking events. I made valuable connections at these, but over the course of 2 years, made very little real progress in building a funnel of high-quality referrals. I joined PRE around the same time, and with the other members started building our chapter in Downingtown. Two years later PRE stands out as by far my most productive marketing endeavor. So far, from PRE referrals alone, I’ve brought in about $4,000,000 of assets into Sterling’s management.