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.

IN RICHMOND

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 Tuesday
@ SALVATION ARMY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

(Hub Leader – Megan Sheffield)

Hub 003 – 11:30 AM 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
@ THE SOPHIE HOUSE

(Hub Leader – Mark Ogorchock)

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 - Ed Velasquez)

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

(Hub Leader – Joel Morgan)

Hub 007 – This Hub number is used for special 'pilot' meetings in developing regions

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

(Hub Leader – MegAnne Ford)

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

(Hub Leader - John Nelson)

Hub 010 – 8:00 AM every other Tuesday
@ READ TO THEM

(Hub Leader – Tim Dey)

Hub 011 – 9:30 AM every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
@ 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
@ CHRYSALIS INSTITUTE

(Hub Leader – Ernie Chamberlain)

Hub 014 – 9:30 AM every other Thursday
@ Better2getherRVA

(Hub Leader – Nathan McComsey)

Hub 015 – in transition

Hub 016 – 10:00 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 – 8:45 AM every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
@ ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OF GREATER RICHMOND

(Hub Leader – David Hebel)

Hub 022 – 9:00 AM every other Friday
@ CHANGE THE WORLD RVA

(Hub Leader – Jennifer Zeile)

Hub 023 – 9:00 AM every other Friday
@ BLUE SKY FUND

(Hub Leader – Noah Downs)

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

(Hub Leader – Kim Lepe)

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

(Hub Leader – Nannette Shor)

Hub 026 – 8:00 AM every 1st and 3rd Tuesday
@ UNITED NETWORK FOR ORGAN SHARING – UNOS

( Hub Leader – Jimmy Comer)

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

( Hub Leader – Elle Lappan)

Hub 028 – 3:00 PM every other Tuesday
@ FEEDMORE

( Hub Leader – Keith Reynolds)

Hub 029 – 8:22 AM every other Friday
@ TECH FOR TROOPS

( Hub Leader – Brian Muka)

Hub 030 – 8:30 AM every other Friday
@ COMMONWEALTH CATHOLIC CHARITIES

( Hub Leader – Chase Peak)

Hub 031 – 8:30 am every other Thursday
@ VETFUND

( Hub Leader – Chris Smith)

Hub 032 – 8:30 AM every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
@ IMPRINT

(Hub Leader - Angela Williams)

IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

Hub 101 – 8:30 AM every other Wednesday
@ SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK TRUST

(Hub Leader – Sharon Petro)

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

(Hub Leader – Steve Liberman)

Hub 103 – In transition

Hub 104 – 9:00 AM every other Friday
@ AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

(Hub Leader – Yuki Weaver)

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

(Hub Leader – Robin Martin-Lawson)

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

(Hub Leader – Ginny Craven)

Hub 107 – 8:30 AM every other Thursday
@ ARC OF THE PIEDMONT

(Hub Leader – Kate Barrett)

IN COASTAL VIRGINIA

Hub 201 – 3:30 pm every other Wednesday
@ REACH

(Hub Leader - Lindsey Shortridge)

Hub 202 – TBA

Hub 203 – 9:00 AM every other Thursday
@ CHIP

(Hub Leader - Hunter Morgan)

Hub 204 – 9:00 AM every other Thursday
@ PIN MINISTRY

(Hub Leader - Jennifer Stanfield)

Hub 205 – 9:30 AM every other Friday
@ YOUNG AUDIENCES OF VIRGINIA

(Hub Leader - Mark Bowers)

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)

Contact Synapse

info@synapsehubs.com

Toll free 855-FOR-HUBS (855-367-4827)

Contact Synapse

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