Austin Jewish Business Network April Happy Hour Offers Opportunity for Professionals to Connect

Austin Jewish Business Network April Happy Hour Offers Opportunity for Professionals to Connect

AJBN highlights Jody Lockshin of Habitat Hunters, Inc. Courtesy of Jody Lockshin.

By Jennifer Lava

The Austin Jewish Business Network is Austin’s oldest Jewish Business Networking Group, formed in 1988 with more than 800 members. This month, AJBN highlights one of the group’s most important members, Jody Lockshin of Habitat Hunters Inc.

Lockshin’s credentials include Expert Witness, Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Negotiation Expert, Graduate Realtors Institute, Senior Real Estate Specialist, Realtor and president of Austin real estate company Habitat Hunters Inc.

Habitat Hunters is one of Austin’s oldest, boutique, independently owned real estate companies. They handle both residential and commercial real estate sales and leasing. The company has been in operation since 1972 and Lockshin has been the owner since 1983. She is originally from Houston, Texas, and came to Austin in 1979 to study business at the University of Texas.

After attending AJBN meetings for a couple of years, Lockshin took over running the group in 1990. AJBN asked Lockshin a few questions about her experience with AJBN.

AJBN: Have you made any business contacts as a result of your participation in AJBN?
Lockshin: Yes, many clients, several employees, and many practitioners that I use.

AJBN: Have you been hired for the services you provide as a result of your participation in AJBN?
Lockshin: Yes, many buyers and sellers of property have hired me for their real estate needs.

AJBN: How many friends have you made that you socialize with from the group?
Lockshin: Many! It’s a really great group of gregarious, friendly, welcoming people.

AJBN: What would you tell someone who was considering attending an AJBN event to encourage them to come?
Lockshin: Take advantage of this beneficial group! There is no cost, we meet monthly, and it’s a great way to obtain business and/or find employees and/or make friends.

Join AJBN for happy hour to mingle, mix, schmooze, make new friends and exchange business for free. On April 16, from 6 to 8 p.m., AJBN will meet at Reality Based Group, 8701 North Mopac, #310, Austin 78759.

Reality Based Group is the world’s leader in video mystery shopping and was founded in 1992 in Austin, Texas. RBG has made a name for itself helping to improve the customer experiences of some of the nation’s most recognizable brands. As one of the four founding members of the Mystery Shopping Providers Association, they are one of the historically influential players in the mystery shopping game.

RBG is a leader in the customer experience management space, with more than two decades delivering solutions to more than 15 vertical markets. Their answers provide client partners with a holistic view of their business and a road map to best practices for success. With RBG’s Mystery Shopping Programs, more than 2,000 customers have been able to create meaningful and extraordinary experiences with their customers. With their holistic approach, they simplify the process of data collection, so that their customers can get a clear understanding of what’s really happening on the front lines. Find them at www.realitybasedgroup.com.

AJBN is the key to cultivating employees, clients, jobs, business relationships, contacts, friends, knowledge and special offers.

AJBN events are held the third Tuesday of each month. There is no fee to attend.

AJBN invites to its monthly networking meetings all Jews, those partnered with Jews and JCC members. AJBN welcomes people in all fields and professions, people hiring, people looking for work, people providing services, entrepreneurs, those who work for others, those new in town and who have been living in Austin for years. Bring business cards, promotional materials, resumes and announcements to share.

Are you are interested in sponsoring or hosting an AJBN happy hour? Sponsorship is an excellent opportunity to get your name and business out in front of a large part of the community.

Sponsorship and hosting provide promotion and visibility to more than 800 AJBN members via Meetup, Linkedin and Facebook; exposure to almost the entire Jewish community and JCC members via The Jewish Outlook and JCC and synagogue bulletins; and 10 to 15 minutes live promotion of your business to the attendees at the event.

Choose from upcoming AJBN available dates, the third Tuesday of each month from 6-8 p.m.: July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15 and Dec. 17.

Sponsorship and hosting can be shared with multiple businesses, and all involved receive promotion. Sponsors and hosts provide venue, appetizers, beverages and door prizes. AJBN typically has 25 to 40 people in attendance. ■

If you have further questions about AJBN, want to sponsor an event, donate a door prize, or get help with your real estate needs, contact Jody@HabitatHunters.com or 512-587-5824, or visit HabitatHunters.com, linkedin.com/groups/92799 or facebook.com/groups/169380519894610.

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