Sept 29, 2023
The Newcomers Mixer, held on Thursday, September 28th, at the Saint John Newcomers Centre's office, created an environment where individuals could connect, network, and build bridges within the business community of Saint John. This event not only promoted networking but also supported newcomers in their journey to find meaningful employment and establish themselves in the city.
Creating a Welcoming Space
The Newcomers Mixer aimed to create a welcoming and supportive space for both newcomers and established professionals. The organizers understood that networking can be daunting, especially for those who are new to a city or country. To ease the atmosphere, guests were treated to a warm cup of coffee, tea, and beverages, along with a delightful spread of snacks. This small gesture helped break the ice and set the stage for meaningful interactions.
Mentorship and Knowledge Sharing
One of the highlights of the event was the opportunity for mentorship and knowledge sharing. Mentors and mentees had the chance to connect and share their experiences, challenges, and the benefits they gained from their mentorship relationships. These insightful speeches allowed attendees to learn from real-life success stories and understand the value of mentorship in career development.
A Platform for Community Engagement
The Newcomers Mixer was not just about professional growth; it was also a platform for community engagement. The event encouraged attendees to extend invitations to their colleagues and friends who might be interested in joining the vibrant Saint John business community. It was a testament to the inclusive nature of the event, emphasizing the importance of community connection in fostering personal and professional growth.
Door Prizes and More
No gathering is complete without a bit of fun, and the Newcomers Mixer did not disappoint. Attendees had the chance to win exciting door prizes, adding an element of excitement to the event. These prizes not only served as tokens of appreciation but also as a way to celebrate the spirit of collaboration and networking.
The Newcomers Mixer in Saint John was a great example to the city's commitment to inclusivity and community building. By offering a welcoming space, promoting mentorship, and encouraging community engagement, this event played a vital role in helping newcomers find their footing in the city's business landscape. As attendees left with newfound connections and a deeper sense of belonging, it was clear that the Newcomers Mixer had successfully achieved its goal of fostering connections and building bridges within the Saint John business community. ConnexionWorks is a proud support and participant of these meaningful events and we look forward to more such events that continue to strengthen the bonds of this vibrant and welcoming city.
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