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    Local Mercury Users Group

    Hi,

    Months ago I contacted Mercury as there isn't a users group in my metro area. I heard back once, but then nothing.

    Has anyone here been involved in getting a Mercury group started in your area? I'd like to hear about what problems to avoid, and what works best.

    tester

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    Re: Local Mercury Users Group

    There is 1 in my area and it is not very active.
    Thanks for your feedback.

    BTTester

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    Re: Local Mercury Users Group

    I have been running one for almost 6 years now. It is very active and has little support from Mercury. We meet once each quarter and I always have at least one and usually two guest speakers.
    It just takes persistance.
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    Re: Local Mercury Users Group

    And the right person heading it [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Local Mercury Users Group

    I guess that means I buy lunch, huh Peter?
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    Re: Local Mercury Users Group

    Nah - if I turn up to the meeting next week, you can treat me to a coke.

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    Re: Local Mercury Users Group

    So, Rich, is your group affliated with mercury, or was it even started by Mercury? How did you get it started?

    tester

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    Re: Local Mercury Users Group

    I strted it and yes it is affiliated with Mercury. They do very little except supply door prizes and teaching support from time to time. I have to find my own speakers, but that really isn't hard if you like networking. Contact your regional sales manager and tell him/her that you want to start a local user group.

    I'll drop you an e-mail with my work address or you can grab it off our site at http://www.tampabayqa.com
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    Re: Local Mercury Users Group

    Two my biggest challenges were:
    1) Finding a room for these meetings. Possible options are: a sponsor or a free room in a library or in a community centre.
    2) Finding all Mercury users in your area. Cooperation with Mercury might be extremely beneficial.
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