Networking Roulette Update

To our networking colleagues,

We have some important news to share.

As you know, we here at Tulip Tree took a Networking Roulette break this last summer due to events coming back and our own staff shortage issues. In our revival of Networking Roulette this fall, we made some changes in an attempt to make things easier, allow more people to join, and minimize repetitive interactions – all in hopes for everyone to create more meaningful connections with new people. Unfortunately, in this new model, we’ve experienced more than a 50% rate of last minute cancelations and no-shows from participants in this new model.

We do know that things come up last minute, so we don’t want this decision to make anyone feel bad about missing a call, but we’re also feeling that maybe everyone is simply a lot busier in this “post-pandemic” world we’re living in than when we first started Networking Roulette.

So, with respect to everyone’s time and effort, we have decided to discontinue Networking Roulette for the foreseeable future. We understand that this probably comes as unwelcomed news, and this was not an easy decision to make as of course we take a lot of pride in how big Networking Roulette became in its initial 14 months.

If anyone out there is interested in continuing to run Networking Roulette and would like to inherit the Facebook page and all of its glory, please contact us to discuss how we can potentially hand over the keys.

If not, we encourage you to stay connected with the fellow “rouletters” that you have met through this group and to keep attending the many other networking events in Rochester as we know how involved this community is.

Thank you for continuing to connect with us since July 2020 – even if only for 30 minutes at a time. We look forward to connecting in the future and hopefully seeing Networking Roulette with a new host.

Whitney West and the Tulip Tree team.