History of PRO
PRO started in 1982 in San Francisco, by Kathryn Raaker. The original Tri-State Group started in 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio and meetings were held at the Garfield House. There were 40 members; Kathryn started the first International PRO in Singapore in 1994; in 1996 she started another group in Ankara, Turkey. Upon moving back to the states she founded the first New Jersey area PRO group in 1999. Relocating back to Ohio in 2001, she reformatted PRO in 2005. There have been 10 successful PRO Groups worldwide.
Meetings are every 2nd Wednesday of the month at:
Red Lobster Colerain
3564 Springdale Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45251
The PRO Difference
WHY IS PRO DIFFERENT? What is the difference between a leads group and PRO? The difference is that a lead is just a piece of information. A referral is a recommendation directed to a specific business, client or need for a service. Referrals What kinds of Referrals are there? How do they work? There are two different types of referrals: One is specific, the other is general. A specific referral means a member connection has a need for a service or product NOW. A general referral is a member’s connection and they will have the need for service at some time in the future. Our PRO’s refer to each other first before going anywhere else.