Exchange Circles

Are you looking to exchange insights & ideas with CX members? Ready to connect with the CX community on a deeper level?

  • Exchange Circles, formerly Special Interest Groups, are the place to dive into even deeper community at Central Exchange.
  • These discussion-based meetups gather members at the same date/time each month. (Locations vary, see below for more details). These consistent meet-ups allow you to make strong CX connections and grow your network.
  • Don’t worry — you don’t have to attend every single one. Exchange Circle meetups are always inclusive — whether you’ve been before or this is your first time. Members and nonmembers alike are welcome at all Exchange Circle programs.

Register for an Exchange Circle on our Program Calendar. CX Members and guests are welcome. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Exchange Circle leaders directly.

Downtown
South
Alternating South & Downtown
Varying locations

Downtown

You Never Can Tell

You Never Can Tell is a group of assorted, changeable (but not interchangeable) women (usually) who just want to take a break, meet a few people they don’t know, and just see what happens — because after all, you never can tell. Anyone who joins us is by definition fun, clever, smart, and ready to have a good time. You can expect no agenda — though it doesn’t mean we’re topic-less — and a great lunch (always). Take time for yourself and join us for the best Friday of your month.

Meet: CX Downtown | Fourth Friday of the month from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Contact: Chris Becicka at 913.384.1020 or chrisbecic@gmail.com


Leadership Drive

Leadership Drive is for anyone who wants to sharpen their leadership abilities. You may currently be a leader or manager within the workplace, a “High Potential” who will soon be a leader within their organization, or someone who is a continual learner and sees leadership as an important skill to have. So, whatever your learning goal is, you can benefit from this monthly discussion of relevant and timely business and personal leadership topics.

The format includes relevant leadership topics/stories and facilitated discussion. Participants may also bring real-life, real-time issues to the group for a confidential discussion and feedback.

In each of the Leadership Drive meetings, there is an opportunity for participants to learn from each other, provide encouragement and even accountability! Plus, you’ll leave with an action or two, so you can apply your learnings and grow as a leader.

Leadership Drive is facilitated by CX member Kelly Byrnes, an experienced leader who has held executive leadership and management roles in a variety of organizations.

Kelly Byrnes LinkedIn

Meet: CX Downtown | first Tuesday of the month from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Contact: Kelly Byrnes at kellyb@voyagecg.com

South

Trends in Marketing

There are many things to consider when marketing your business, either as a solopreneur/entrepreneur, or established business. Are you in an effective marketing grove, or does your head spin when you hear the following: content marketing, social media marketing, mobile advertising, conversion rates and more! Join us as we offer presentations from subject matter experts, and meaningful round-table conversations on what is working best for each of us. Conversations will be open and confidential.

Meet: CX South | the third Tuesday of each month from 8 am - 9:30 am
Facilitated by: Christa Hines, christahines13@gmail.com; Robyn Stevens, robyn@robynstevensfengshui.com


Referral and Resource Breakfast

Each time this group gathers we intentionally look for ways to help one another. This is your opportunity to harness the power of great connections. Come ready to be a resource for others, find the help you need (personally and professionally), deepen existing relationships, and of course make new ones.

Meet: CX South | fourth Friday of the month from 8 am – 9:30 am
Contact: Chuck Morton, chuck@yourcardog.com; Carlissa Riddle, criddle@globalcynergies.com; Katie Dixon, k.dixon@edwardjones.com


Mastermind Collective

  • Looking for insights for your career, organization or business?   
  • Searching for advice on developing a career path, growing your business, reaching a new target market, managing personnel?
  • Do you have a block that is keeping you from moving forward?

Join us for our monthly small group masterminds, where you'll be invited to share a business or personal challenge or opportunity, in small groups of 4-5. Accountability buddies are available! Everyone is welcome and monthly attendance is encouraged but not required.

Meet: CX South | first Tuesday of every month 8 am – 9:30 am
Contact: Mona Raglow, mona@centralexchange.org


Alternating South & Downtown

Women in Sales

This community was created to serve women in business, in all different role, industries and experience levels.

The idea came from a simple cup of coffee with our founder, Ryann Dowdy, and our biggest supporter that gave us the launch pad for this community, Mike Poledna. Mike is the President of SalesLab, a sales consulting company and also the founder of KCSaaS, a community for SaaS professionals to connect, learn and grow from one another. Ryann’s passion of helping women and love of the sales profession paired with Mike’s knowledge of building communities bring us to this point!

We’re thrilled to create a community that supports women, helps women learn from one another, and hopefully, encourages women to join us in the ranks of sales professionals

Meet: Every other month on the third Tuesday from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm. | Alternating Downtown & South

Contact: Ryann Dowdy at ryann@livelifeuncensored.com


Varying Locations

Home and Garden Hospitality

Whether you need to host a fund-raising gala or woo that special hire, the ability to warmly welcome others into your space with aplomb is critical to business and personal success. Learn how to be that special friend or colleague who exudes hospitality in the home, at a business luncheon, or a networking event. This special interest group replaces and expands the mission of Total Yard Gardeners to help all CX members develop their personal hospitality strengths and styles. Guest speakers and panels will encourage CX members to embrace the role of host, both at home and at business and social events. The special interest group will tackle worries like "My house isn't nice enough," or "I'm not a good cook," or "I could never pull that off." We'll practice what we preach too, by continuing the tradition of Summer Garden Parties as Summer Hospitality Parties for CX members. Come expand your hospitality horizons.

Meet: Downtown the third Thursday of alternating months beginning in January, plus other times and locations as announced


Culture Matters - Virtual Circle

This monthly conversation is Hosted by Kelly Byrnes of Voyage Consulting and Kathy Holmes of Holmes Connections. Our mission is to help business leaders across the globe serve their organizations and people in an honorable, relevant way: by putting people first. An organization’s culture is its shared values, attitudes, and actions. We’re focused on all three and we know it’s tough. Leadership is hard. Doing it right is harder. Doing it with relevance to today’s needs and challenges is almost impossible. That’s why we’re gathering in this space. We believe in the impossible, and we know there are millions of leaders out there who believe it too. If you’re ready to change the old way of leadership, join us! It’s all about people and workplaces because Culture Matters in business! If Culture Matters to you and your company, join the conversation.

Meet: Virtually via Zoom; 2nd Friday from 8-9 am.
Register: Register here.

Register for an Exchange Circle on our Program Calendar. CX Members and guests are welcome.