OGCEO Campaign FAQs
Thank you for your support. Your participation will keep our community vibrate and growing. Here are some answers to the campaign questions you may have.
Q: What exactly do I need to do?
A: Talk to CEOs you know. If you think they qualify (CEO or entrepreneur, $1M+ revenue and 5 FTEs) and they express interest in learning more, introduce them to Scot@vaceos.org via an email or, fill out our OGCEO Referral Form.
We will arrange a meeting, and will invite you (you don’t have to attend). Once that meeting happens, you are done!
Q: How do I get started?
A: Plan a time to look through directories, your contacts, and places you interact with business people. (Visit this page for more ideas.)
Then, maybe do this with a colleague or your Roundtable. Make a list of Great CEOs, then reach out to them. Most will be honored to be considered.
Q: What’s a good way to open a conversation with a CEO?
A: Ask your contact, “Have you ever heard of the Virginia Council of CEOs?” Follow with, “Let me tell you about my experience.” Or, forward a link to the VACEOs Testimonial page to open the conversation. Here are more ideas.
Q: How can I get my Roundtable/Forum on board?
A: Chris Leone, our membership chairman, is happy to come to your meeting and get them fired up! Reach out to him at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 482-1184.
Q: Just one? Can I introduce more than one CEO to the Council?
A: Of course! Introduce as many great CEOs as you can. But, the focus of this campaign is quality, not quantity.
Q: Hey! I just introduced a Great CEO in January. Do I get credit?
A: You got it. We are counting all referrals made in 2022 that led to a face-to-face meeting. We love it that our members introduce CEOs to the Council all year long. No need for sandbagging.
Q: So, how does my Roundtable or Forum get $$$ for our group retreat?
A: Just get everyone in your group to refer a Great CEO and we credit your group $2,000. Get half, we pay $750. A member gets credit as soon as Scot or a membership committee member has had a face-to-face meeting with the CEO. It doesn’t have to be one from each member. You can pool your referrals (e.g. 9 people are in your Roundtable. Joe makes three introductions that lead to meetings and Sue makes six, you get $2,000).
Q: Can Sponsors or Members without a Roundtable Participate?
A: Absolutely! Each person who helps us get a face-to-face meeting with a qualified CEO will earn a thank you gift. AND, each referral is an entry for a grand prize to be awarded at the end of the campaign.