EXCHANGE STL!

EXCHANGE STL! is a community exchange of needs, resources and connections. This is not a networking event, because those are mostly terrible. You are invited to a 2-hour, low-key afternoon with water and snacks.

EXCHANGE STL! is a community exchange of needs, resources and connections. This is not a networking event, because those are mostly terrible. You are invited to a 2-hour, low-key afternoon with water and snacks.

We rotate locations: either hosted in a group member’s home or at a public space. Depending on location, you’re welcome to bring your own food and drink if you’d like. In the interest of keeping conversations manageable, events will be aiming for 15-20 people.


This group is largely managed on Facebook. Join the group here. Not on Facebook? Shoot me an email, we’d love to get you in the loop! emmalouklues at gmail dot com


Each event has 1 theme and 3 parts.

The theme might be “employment” or “gardening” or “pets” or “living in St. Louis” or anything at all.

The three parts are as follows:

1) We go around the circle and people can take a turn to share their need(s) (aligned with the theme of the afternoon) IF they want to do so. People might be seeking help with a recipe or a new job.

2) After someone shares, the group can ask clarifying questions and offer resources that may benefit everyone, like a great recipe book or website or a job training program that everyone should know about. It can be a local resource, a person, or information hub.

3) Then, there’s time for people to mingle, grab a snack, and make one-on-one connections, such as sharing information, links, leads.

There should be time to go around the circle at least twice.

Just remember:
– Everyone is welcome, every time. We will do our best to accommodate needs in regards to food allergies, pet allergies, accessibility and other considerations. This is also a no judgement, no drama zone.
– Everyone’s needs, resources and connections deserve respect.
– Each person participates however they want.

Hope to see you there!


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