AAF Waco

Community

Programs

AAF Waco is made up of individuals from many different backgrounds, skill levels, and interests throughout the local community.  We gather together for networking, education, creativity, and help each other reach both personal and business goals. 


The club conducts regular meetings thoughout the year.  Our programs are always enlightening centering around the interests of our club members. Visitors are always welcome.


We are in a re-oganization period and always welcome our members' input.  If you have an idea for a speaker, meeting content, or other ideas about the club, please let us know.  For more information, please email bradbking@aol.com


Education

Hometown Hype

This is a series of local entrepreneurs who tell their stories.  Everyone wants to know how this company got started. How did that company continue to grow? Why did a certain company come to Waco? Everyone loves the story, the history, the who/what/where/when/why of local businesses, and learning from those who are on top today.

Addy Awards

The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

Sharpen the Knife

Once a quarter, we'll bring an expert in and introduce business tools that everyone can use;  a “how to” session that you can put in your tool box.  It might be tools you are already using, but go into more depth, or you may learn short cuts, or something new.

Sales Meetings – Prezi, Evernote, Keynote for presenting,
Social Media - How to promote you or your business, analytics, etc.  (Facebook, twitter, linked, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.)
Tech Toys – show the latest in presentation equipment, drones, steadicams, computers, tablets, etc. and how to use this in your business.
Business Tools – Survey Monkey, Box, Square, Constant Contact, etc

Networking

January
28th – Sharpen The Knife (Scott Sanders),

Addy Deadline, and what'shappening for 2016

February
25th Awards Banquet
5p-7p at the Waco Hippodrome
Rex Hollingsworth 254-716-2440

March
31st – Home Town Hype
Corey Bush - Bush's Chicken
Waco Hippodrome - Noon

April
28th –Baylor Business School
CJ Jackson
Director, Communications & Marketing
Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business

May
26th – Home Town Hype
Duane McGregor
Sascee’s, 416 Franklin Ave - Noon

June
30th – No Meeting - Enjoy the Summer

July
28th – No Meeting - Enjoy the Summer

August
25th – City Center Waco
Megan Henderson - Executive Director
Uncle Dan's @ Noon

September
29th – “Selling as David in a World of Goliaths”
Doug Renfro - President of Renfro Foods

Uncle Dan's Smoke House @ 11:45am

October
27th – Don't Believe Everything You Read
Adam Price - BBB

AAF Waco 2016 Calendar

PROGRAMS

Education, Networking, Community