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In simpler days , communities were smaller, tempos were slower and folks had the time to kick back, share a cool drink, and talk with each other about family and community. Friendship and trust came first and then business followed.

Today's business world is more complex! Things move at breakneck speed and spare time is at a premium. Transactions are less personal, competition is fierce, and, as a result, the almighty bottom line has become, in many cases, more important than people.

"Martying" is an antidote, if you will, to today's hurried, rehearsed, superficial attempts to get to know each other . The brainchild of self styled entrepreneur and business owner, Dave Rizer, martying grew out of Dave's frustration with these conventional networking venues. "I just couldn't build the kind of meaningful, lasting relationships I wanted over a cup of coffee and a business card in the morning when everyone had their business face on trying to sell each other something. It just wasn't my style." says Rizer.

So in 1993 he pulled together several other small business owners, and suggested that they meet but not talk business, not allow any competitors, involve their families, and most important, have lots of fun together. "In fact, says Rizer, that was the whole premise: have fun, laugh, become friends first and let business take care of itself."

Not only did the concept work, it took off , and because of the good times and the business being done, today there are 9 separate Marty groups in the greater KC area, 2 others located in Des Moines, Iowa, and St Joseph, Missouri and plans just got underway for the addition of 5 more teams in Las Vegas, Nevada. Seven of these groups were built and are run by Rizer, himself, while the others were and are being built and run by Licensees HARDY MONTAGUE , RICK CHAMBERS and our newest addition AL SANCHEZ in Vegas. Rizer is quick to admit that without the licensees' help the Marty Connection would not be what it is today.

He is enthusiastic when he says, "We do a ton of business, but we don't have to stand around and talk about it. We accomplished what we set out to do: "we built some great relationships, became friends, and business just started happening."

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