On June 1, the Greater Anna Chamber of Commerce held a double event. Along with the networking breakfast, there was also a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Guild Mortgage to the GACC. Kevin Hall, director of the GACC said he was proud to welcome Guild Mortgage and Andrew McElyea to the chamber.

“Andrew and his team provide unparalleled service to their referral partners and consumers with their home financing needs,” Hall said. “They proudly serve realtors, builders, estate and financial planners, CPA’s and divorce attorneys.”

McElyea, a loan officer for Guild, did a presentation for the networking breakfast. In a somewhat meta fashion, his presentation covered tips on how to network. One of his tips was “people don’t care how much you know, till they know how much you care.”

McElyea said the most impact of networking is face-to-face meetings, phone calls and seminars.

McElyea discussed the book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. McElyea said this book could help people make friends quickly and easily, increase one’s ability to get things done and become a better executive and speaker.

In the presentation, McElyea noted there are seven levels of communication: advertising, direct mail, electronic communication, handwritten notes, phone calls, events and seminars, and one-on-one direct contact.