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My First Montrose Event: Networking 101

On Tuesday I had the opportunity to attend not only my first Montrose Business After-Hours, but also, my first ever networking event. In a sense, networking is something that we all do simply by meeting new people in our everyday lives, and talking about our career paths and interests. This event exposed me to the organized functions taking place for that sole purpose throughout the dealerships of the Montrose Auto Group.

The event on Tuesday was held to welcome Rick Rembielak as the new University of Akron Head Baseball Coach. A group of around one hundred area business professionals had come to the Montrose Ford in Fairlawn dealership to support Rick and the University of Akron Athletics. Montrose Ford set up their dealership to have two wine bars offering various imported wines with names that I found hard to pronounce! There was a wide variety of delicious foods including pulled pork sandwiches and peanut-butter brownies. Montrose made everyone feel comfortable and welcome, and most importantly, excited for Rick Rembielak and his Zips baseball team. I later learned that Montrose serves as the Official Auto Group for both the University of Akron athletics AND my own Kent State Golden Flashes!

During the event I realized that college hadn’t formally taught me an important tool for marketing myself – business networking. Everyone attending the Montrose event was very friendly, and came directly up to me to introduce him or herself, which was a good thing because I can be pretty introverted. I met so many people with really interesting careers, and I had many insightful conversations.

The event was a great place for people to meet other professionals, promote their businesses, and enjoy some great wine! I ended up leaving with quite a few business cards as well as a newfound appreciation for business networking. This wasn’t something I expected to encounter during my marketing internship with the Montrose Auto Group, but have come to understand that the group hosts events such as this every month to connect local businesses together while exposing their dealerships to the local community.

Find out more about the Montrose Networking Events by connecting on LinkedIn at, and search EVENTS.

About the Author:
Melissa Mathews is a senior at Kent State majoring in Advertising and interning in Internet Marketing with The Montrose Auto Group this fall.


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You’re Invited!





Mike Thompson Sr. & The Montrose Auto Group cordially invite you to a private reception to welcome new Akron Zips Head Baseball Coach RICK REMBIELAK! 

Tuesday, August 23rd


Montrose Ford In Fairlawn

3960 Medina Road

Fairlawn, Oh 44333

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