Visit a Hub

Guest attendance at a hub meeting is by invitation only
If you'd like to attend a Hub meeting, complete the 'Contact us' form at the foot of this page and we will respond to you very quickly. In the 'message' section, include the Hub you want to visit and the date of that meeting.




FOR HUB MEETING LOCATIONS

Synapse Hub meetings are friendly, relaxed and focused on people connecting, collaborating and contributing. Meetings run for 90 minutes and begin, and end on time.

Our typical meeting agenda is at the foot of this page and guests should study this before coming to a meeting.

At Hub meetings, we don’t pass business cards, brochures or flyers. Everyone has ample opportunity to introduce themselves and their company, talk about their personal passions, and brainstorm with others. Hub leaders follow-up after the meeting with contact information of everyone who was at the meeting, and attendees are encouraged to connect with one another ‘head-to-head’ outside the Hub meeting to discuss mutual interests and opportunities.

GUEST ATTENDANCE AT A HUB MEETING IS BY INVITATION ONLY, and our Hubs meet as follows:
Hub meetings by day of the week:

MONDAY 011, 013, 102
TUESDAY 003, 009, 021, 026, 027, 105
WEDNESDAY 004, 005, 008, 017, 020, 024, 025, 103, 104
THURSDAY 012, 014, 015, 016, 018, 019, 106, 107
FRIDAY 001, 002, 006, 010, 022, 023
IN THE RICHMOND AREA

With an annual membership, you choose a “home” Hub and also have unlimited visit privileges to ALL other Synapse Hubs, as well as participation in monthly Happy Hour Hubs.

Hub 001 – 8:00 AM every other Friday
@ RICHMOND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

(Hub Leader – Ashby Price)

Hub 002 – 11:00 AM every other Friday
@ SALVATION ARMY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

(Hub Leader – Kristi Hammond)

Hub 003
@ AUTISM SOCIETY CENTRAL VIRGINIA

(Hub Leader – Jennett Pulley)

Hub 004 – 8:30 AM every other Wednesday
@ UNBOUNDRVA

(Hub Leader – Brian Beard)

Hub 005 – 8:00 AM every other Wednesday
@ OPERATION ENDURING WARRIOR

(Hub Leader – Edward Velasquez)

Hub 006 – 9:30 AM second and fourth Fridays
@ BEACON TREE FOUNDATION

(Hub Leader – Joel Morgan)

Hub 007 – Meeting dates and times vary and are
advised to specially invited Synapse members as required.

Hub 008 – 9:00 AM every other Wednesday
@ MEDICAL HOME PLUS

(Hub Leader – John Newton)

Hub 009 -9:00 AM every other Tuesday
@ DISABILITY LAW CENTER OF VIRGINIA

(Hub Leader – Todd Ratner)

Hub 010 – update coming soon

Hub 011 – 8:30 AM every 2nd and 4th Monday
@ YWCA of RICHMOND

(Hub Leader – Jacque Vaughan)

Hub 012 – 8:30 AM every other Thursday
@ McSHIN FOUNDATION

(Hub Leader – Chuck Smith)

Hub 013 – 3:00 pm every other Monday
@ TRICYCLE

(Hub Leader – Bert Arens)

Hub 014 – 8:30 AM every other Thursday
@ CONNOR’S HEROES

(Hub Leader – David Robinson)

Hub 015 – 3:00 PM every other Thursday
@ COMFORT ZONE CAMP

(Hub Leader – Tom Love)

Hub 016 – 10:30 AM every other Thursday
@ ART 180

(Hub Leader – Shannon Loy)

Hub 017 – 3:00 PM every other Wednesday
@ RICHMOND JUSTICE INITIATIVE/THE PREVENTION PROJECT

(Hub Leader – Steve Peterson)

Hub 018 – 8:30 AM every other Thursday
@ RELATIONSHIP FOUNDATION OF VIRGINIA

(Hub Leader – Vickie Coleman)

Hub 019 – 8:30 AM every other Thursday
@ CARITAS

(Hub Leader – Chris Ellis)

Hub 020 – 3:30 PM every other Wednesday
@ FETCH A CURE

(Hub Leader – Crystal Lowery)

Hub 021 – 9:00 AM every other Tuesday
@ ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OF GREATER RICHMOND

(Hub Leader – Chase Peak)

Hub 022 – 9:30 AM every other Friday
@ CHANGE THE WORLD RVA

(Hub Leader – Jennifer Zeile)

Hub 023 – 9:00 AM every other Friday
@ FIREHOUSE THEATER

(Hub Leader – Noah Downs)

Hub 024 – 8:30 AM every other Wednesday
@ CHESTERFIELD FOOD BANK

(Hub Leader – Kim Rice)

Hub 025 – 9:00 AM every other Wednesday
@ CAMERON K. GALLAGHER FOUNDATION

(Hub Leader – Patrick Gallagher)

Hub 026 – 8:00 AM every other Tuesday
@ UNITED NETWORK FOR ORGAN SHARING – UNOS

( Hub Leader – Jimmy Comer)

Hub 027 – 8:30 AM every other Tuesday
@ CELEBRATE RVA

( Hub Leader – Stinson Munday)

IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

Hub 101 – update coming soon

Hub 102 – 3:30 PM every other Monday
@ ELK HILL SCHOOL

(Hub Leader – Steve Liberman)

Hub 103 – 3:30 PM every other Wednesday
@ LITERACY VOLUNTEERS

(Hub Leader – Tori Tremaglio)

Hub 104 – 3:30PM every other Wednesday
@ TWICE IS NICE

(Hub Leader – Yuki Weaver)

Hub 105 – 3:30 PM every other Tuesday
@ SARA

(Hub Leader – John Szczyglinski)

Hub 106 – 3:30 PM every other Thursday
@ AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY/ISHAN GALA FOUNDATION

(Hub Leader – Ginny Craven)

Hub 107 – 4:00PM every other Thursday @ ARC OF THE PIEDMONT

(Hub Leader – Stuart Pierson)

Hub 108 – 8:30 AM every other Tuesday
@ MEALS ON WHEELS

(Hub Leader – Colby Wright/PJ Harris)

IN TAMPA

Hub 201 – update coming soon

HERE’S WHAT A TYPICAL HUB MEETING AGENDA (90 MINUTES) LOOKS LIKE:

Hub Leader facilitates the meeting and moderates discussion sessions, introduces; Hub Deputy Leader(s) and gives any essential Synapse updates (5 minutes)

Nonprofit Host member invited to share their immediate challenges/needs/news update (up to 15 minutes).

The remainder of the meeting and the timings noted below depend somewhat on the number of participants in the meeting. With a smaller number, there’s more time, and vice versa – but what’s noted below works for most sizes of meeting.

Hub members and guests are each allocated 2.5 minutes to share news about who they are, what they do, how they do it, and why they do it, along with their business needs/goals and any other interesting business or personal information they wish to share. Home Hub members first, followed by visiting Hub members, followed by guests (40-50 minutes). The opportunity here for every person is to generate interest from others at the table and for more in-depth questions/discussion in the brainstorming session. It is equally essential for members to report on networking activities done/connections made/business done/testimonials since last meeting or commit to make a particular effort in support of the Hub.

Open brainstorming session to allow everyone to share connection opportunities, ideas, etc. (20 minutes)

Additionally, and depending on the size of the meeting, there may be a Member Drill-down – a specific focus on one member’s business (10 minutes)
Open brainstorming session to benefit nonprofit member, and close meeting (5 minutes)

Get In Touch

info@synapsehubs.com

804-615-6607

Contact Synapse

Corporate address: One North Fifth Street, Suite 403, Richmond, VA 23219