Networking group elects board for 2020


LOXLEY, Alabama — The newly elected president of The Central Baldwin Networking Group says the power of business-to-business networking is “unbelievable” and it’s making a huge impact to local business in Baldwin County.

“Finding a strong networking group and making the right connections can absolutely make a big difference for startups as well as seasoned business owners looking for high revenue growth with minimal expense,” said newly elected President Sam Krikorian, Mediacom Business sales executive in Loxley. “Now is the time for business professionals to find the right business-to-business group to help increase local sales in the upcoming New Year.”

To validate the economic impact of local business networking, Krikorian said, the Central Baldwin Networking Group accounted for more than $730,000 of closed local business generated directly from leads and referrals exchanged among the 20-plus members of the group throughout 2019.

“There’s a lot of money generated from business leads within our networking group every week and our active participating membership plays a big part of helping small businesses grow right here in Baldwin County,” he said.

Spearheading the Central Baldwin Networking Group in 2020 will be the newly elected Board of Directors, which includes:

•Vice President Scott Blair, owner of 2U Tire & Wheel, Daphne.

•Treasurer and group founder Jim Griffiths, associate for Legal Shield, Loxley.

•Secretary Shirley Bonds, representing Karatbars International.

•Membership Director Ashleigh Mooney, owner of Ashleigh Mooney State Farm, Loxley.

•Social Media Director Chris Kerby, owner of Kerby Custom Renovations, Loxley.

The Central Baldwin Networking Group is an independent business-to-business networking group that meets at 8 a.m. every Tuesday at The Loxley Church of God Activities Center, 5220 N. Hickory St., Loxley.

For information about Central Baldwin Networking group membership, call Ashleigh Mooney at 251 – 964-5433, or