ILEA Napa-Sonoma February Networking Mixer

When:  Feb 13, 2024 from 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM (PT)
Associated with  Napa-Sonoma Chapter

Forget Networking, Let’s Build Relationships

We are delighted to host our upcoming, interactive Networking Mixer at Craftwork Healdsburg!

As event professionals, we all know how important networking is - but how do we truly get the most out of a new connection? Forget the word ‘networking’ and let's focus on relationship building. Join us for Fireside Chat with Heather Nelson, Founder of The Connection Hive, as she dives into the power of building and maintaining relationships.

As Maya Angelou said, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Following the fireside chat, get ready to meet new people and make meaningful connections with speed networking! Heather will lead us through speed networking with dedicated prompts and questions to help us build true connections. 


Thank You Event Sponsors

Venue: Craftwork Healdsburg

Wine: Comstock Wines

Catering: Happy Cat Pizza

Photography: KMR Photography 

Live Music: Cody Martin Classical Guitarist


Member: $5
Non-Member: $30


Student Member: $0
Student Non-Member: $15


About Our Speaker

Meet Heather Nelson, a seasoned expert in the hospitality industry with over 20 years of dedicated experience in events and a significant influencer in Sonoma County. Heather recently founded The Connection Hive, a company committed to empowering small businesses through curating business development plans. Leveraging an extensive network, she excels in linking individuals with the precise resources needed for business growth, spanning marketing strategies, event curation, and business relations management.

Heather is also deeply devoted to women's empowerment, hosting the inspiring podcast, 'Life Conversations with a Twist,' where women share their stories to inspire and empower others. Harnessing this passion, she will be curating events that foster both professional and personal growth. Beyond her professional pursuits, Heather wears multiple hats as a wife, mother of four, recent surrogate, and community leader. Amidst her diverse roles, she finds joy in savoring food and wine at local restaurants—a true reflection of her love for the vibrant community she calls home.


CraftWork Healdsburg
445 Center Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448