Welcome to Exceptional Connections® Networking


Exceptional Connections® Online Networking Events Effective March 2020

2nd Tuesday of the month Online Networking events – Informal Networking 11:45am, Program runs – Noon to 2pm(PST)

Sponsored by Cyndi ONeill-Dady – Chief Connector & Rukshana Triem Hafez – Vancouver, WA Chapter Connector

LIVE Events SUSPENDED due to COVID-19 until further notice – replaced by monthly Online Events combining both our Woodinville, WA & Vancouver, WA Chapters


Exceptional Connections Networking Luncheon

Our networking organization was founded in August of 2009 by Cyndi O’Neill-Dady. Thanks to our loyal, dedicated and amazing Exceptional Connections Networking™ Contribution Team and Community we will celebrate our 11th Anniversary in 2020.  Exceptional Connections™ offers the opportunity to connect monthly with positive, and like-minded Entrepreneurs and Business Professionals without the often burdensome cost of an annual membership, mandatory attendance, forced referrals or the need to find a substitute when you are not able to attend . At ECN you pay for your networking and lunch is included.

Exceptional Connections® provides a relationship based approach to networking that encourages authentic and intentional connections. We teach the ease and power of building your business one relationship at a time.  One of our guiding principles is ‘The Law of Contribution’ which states that “the level of your success and happiness is in direct proportion to the number of people that you serve selflessly”.  At ECN, we define success as sowing, not reaping, and we model and teach this philosophy. Robert Louis Stevenson reinforces this belief, ” I consider the success of my day based on the seeds I sow, not the harvest I reap”.  With this powerful mindset, businesses naturally flourish as powerful advocates are created, and transformed into an army of raving fans…

In addition to attracting exceptional people and businesses each month; we teach networking skills using our 6 Steps to Exceptional Connecting Puzzle Wheel, highlight a different nominated member with an Exceptional Insight presentation, each attendee is offered the visibility of a 45-second Spotlight commercial (we offer a unique opportunity to be seen and heard by everyone in the room), we host a 20-minute Spotlight speaker and showcase the services and products of our Spotlight vendors…


Our Mission is to teach and support small businesses to make Exceptional Connections®, build relationships one at a time that lead to new friendships, endless referrals, and powerful advocates.  We are also committed to offering resources and training to achieve networking mastery!


 Why Attend an Exceptional Connections® Event

  • Exceptional Connections Speaker

    Join us in making exceptional connections, building relationships that lead to new friendships, endless referrals, and powerful advocates!

  • Connect with like-minded Entrepreneurs in Fun On-line & Live Environments

  • Dynamic & Inspiring 20-minute Spotlight speakers

  • Exceptional Insight presentation offered by a member of our EC Community

  • Learn 6 Steps to Exceptional Connecting & Networking Nuggets at each event

  • Free Open Membership to all Networking Events

  • As an added bonus you will experience “Networking with a Twist”

  • Participate in a Breakout Session along with a follow-up Zoom Connection at Virtual events.


  • Support Clothes For Kids – our Woodinville, WA Chapter Non-profit
  • Support Firmina International – our Vancouver, WA Chapter Non-profit



Exceptional Connections™ Online Networking –  Celebrating 11 years serving the Community

  • 2nd Tuesday of the month – Online Networking events since March 2020
  • 11:45am – Noon – Informal Networking
  • Noon to 2pm(PST) – Program Runs


Cost for Monthly Online Networking Events:

The Earlier you Register, The More $ You SAVE!

$25 – “Early Bird” Online Networking rate ends Wednesday, September 30th at 11:30pm . With your registration, you will be emailed our Zoom meeting link

$35 – “It’s Not Too Late” On-line Networking rate ends Tuesday, October 13th. With your registration, you will be emailed our Zoom meeting link.

* $70 – “Spotlight Vendor” rate (includes $45 Vendor fee + $25 Early bird Networking fee)

* We offer our Spotlight Vendors added visibility of 75-seconds to show & tell what your business has to offer, plus the added bonus of sharing 1 screen shot to promote your business and products.

* Spotlight Vendor opportunities are limited each month. Contact Cyndi@ExceptionalConnections.com or Rukshana@ExceptionalConnections.com if you are interested in gaining more visibility as a Spotlight Vendor


Join our Upcoming Exceptional Connections® Online Networking 

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Education Series For Networking Mastery SkillShops powered by Exceptional Connections® 

  • Hosted Quarterly on the 4th Tuesday of the month or TBD
  • 11:00am – 3:00pm (includes lunch, pre and post networking opportunities


  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – 3rd Quarter Educational Series with Melina Palmer
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – 2nd Quarter Educational Series with Britani Nelson
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2019 – 1st Quarter Educational Series with Elise Enriquez
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 – 4th Quarter Educational Series with Nikki Rausch
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – 3rd Quarter On-Line Educational Series with Nicole Lux-Ritchie
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – 2nd Quarter Educational Series with Sarah Frink
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – 1st Quarter Educational Series with Karen McGregor
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – Pilot On-Line Educational Series with Dr. Robyn MacKillop
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – 4th Educational Series with Debbie Page
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – 3rd Educational Series with Jeff Wagoner 
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 – 2nd Educational Series with Leslie Akin
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – Launch of 1st Educational Series with Debra Trappen
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 7th ECN Anniversary with Nikki Rausch
  • Friday, July 29, 2016 – 2nd Pilot Educational Series with Nina Durfee
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – 1st Pilot Educational Series  with Nikki Rausch