Business After Hours
Business After Hours is one of the Chamber’s premier networking events for members. Professionals utilize this opportunity to discuss and share ideas in a relaxed, social atmosphere while learning about other member businesses. This event is free for members and now open to nonmembers for a $20 fee payable at the door.
These monthly networking programs are from 5- 7 pm on the second Monday of each month and are sponsored by and hosted at area Chamber member establishments.
Do I have to stay the whole time?
No, you can come and go as you please. This float in and out event offers networking opportunities to everyone no matter what their busy schedule is. Come at 5:00 and plan to stay for a half hour or come at 6:00 and stay just a few minutes. We understand that everyone has families and commitments to attend to, but, just a few minutes at a Business After Hours may mean a new business client for you.
I don't really know anyone with the Chamber, am I going to feel out of place?
The Chamber staff will do its best to make sure you feel comfortable. Often times that means introducing you to a variety of members. When you come to the Business After Hours you will be given a name tag, it is always best to write your name and business on the tag. Your name tag will often times be the conversation starter with people saying, 'Aren't you located by ...' or 'We just ordered some supplies from you.' Normally, your name tag is all you will need to break the ice and get conversations going.
Just because you get the invitation at your company does not limit the invitation to Business After Hours to you. Your Chamber of Commerce membership lists your company as a member, therefore, anyone employed with your company is invited to attend Business After Hours. Just register so we know how many people to plan for. The average attendance for the Business After Hours is approximately 80 -120 people.
Do I need to bring anything?
All you need to bring is some Business Cards. You will need one for the door prize drawing and a few to give out to potential customers/clients.
That member provides hors d'oeuvres, beverages and a door prizes drawing for attendees. If you have a door prize ($25 value), you can donate it to the sponsor for the drawng. Door prizes are normally drawn at 6 pm.
What is the proper attire?
Since everyone is coming from work, you will see everything from casual wear to suits and ties. We want you to feel comfortable.