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Unlock the Full Potential of Your CougsFirst! Membership

Being a part of the CougsFirst! Community is not just about joining a network; it’s about leveraging a valuable resource to grow your business, expand your network, and connect with like-minded individuals who share the same passions. 

We want to share with you some effective strategies to maximize your CougsFirst! membership and make the most out of this exceptional community.

Attend Networking Events

We organize monthly After Hours networking events that bring together professionals from various industries. These events provide an incredible opportunity to meet fellow Cougs, exchange ideas, and create meaningful connections.

To get the most out of these opportunities, we recommend that you:

  • Make it a point to attend as many events in your geographic area as possible.
  • Come prepared with a well-rehearsed elevator pitch that succinctly highlights your expertise and goals.

If exhibiting at a trade show or career expo is appropriate for your business, plan to purchase a booth space at one of our two annual shows in Greater Seattle or Spokane.

If your business does not lend itself to a booth to drive business, then you can still plan to attend our shows and network with the Cougs and businesses that are there.

Utilize the Business Directory – Cougle It!

The CougsFirst! Business Directory is a powerful tool that allows you to showcase your business and connect with other members.

Take the time to create a comprehensive and engaging profile in your member hub that highlights your skills, services, and achievements. Regularly update your profile with new information, such as recent projects or awards, to keep it fresh and appealing to potential partners or clients.

If you run into any issues getting logged into your member hub, please contact

Engage & Collaborate with the Community

The CougsFirst! network extends beyond face-to-face events. As a member business, you can engage actively through your member hub and our website to share valuable insights, ask questions, and offer support to fellow members.

By being an active participant, you not only establish yourself as a thought leader, but also create opportunities for collaboration and referrals.

You can also seek out fellow members whose skills or services complement yours and explore opportunities for joint projects or ventures. By pooling resources and expertise, you can create a stronger impact and tap into new markets or customer bases.

CougsFirst! intentionally collaborates with its members and purchases goods and services from our member businesses when possible. If someone asks us where to buy a service or product, we prioritize referrals for our member businesses.

Stay Informed with News & Updates

CougsFirst! regularly shares updates, industry news, and valuable resources through our communication channels. Stay informed by regularly checking the website, subscribing to email newsletters, and following CougsFirst! on all social media platforms.

We even have an app that you can download to stay connected to all things CougsFirst!

Tune in to the CougsFirst! Podcast and learn more about Cougs featured there – new episodes come out every other Thursday and offer great business education, thought leadership, and Coug stories.

By leveraging our various online resources, you can stay ahead of industry trends, access educational content, and take advantage of exclusive opportunities or discounts offered to members.

Learn More

Check out Angela’s presentation on Maximizing Your CougsFirst! Membership from the 2023 Seattle CougsFirst! Show here.