Chamber Networking Events
The Chamber offers many monthly events so Chamber members and their guests can connect with each other on a regular basis. We encourage members to bring business cards to pass out and to collect. It’s a great way to meet your competition and your peers. It’s an opportunity for facilities folks to find facilities folks and H.R. directors to find other H.R. directors.
We request that members RSVP for all events so that a badge with your name, business title and company name will be ready for you when you arrive.
We like to think that our networking events are better than leads groups because these programs are open to ALL Chamber members with NO restrictions. Whether you are selling, prospecting or networking, you and your business will prosper from your participation at Chamber events.
Business After Hours (BAH)
BAH is a bi-monthly program hosted by our members at their own location. It gives members an opportunity to showcase what they do and to “show off” their location. Tours are often offerred. Business After Hours runs from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with food and beverages provided by the host Chamber member. A brief program is held at approximately 6:15 p.m. to introduce and recognize new Chamber members, Board members, Chamber ambassadors, elected officials and key city staff. The host also has an opportunity to introduce their staff and products or services. A prize drawing follows the program. This program is free to chamber members and members-to-be.
Business Before Hours (BBH)
BBH is a monthly networking event from 8:00 until 9:30 a.m. and is geared for the members who would like to make some connections before starting their formal work day. Coffee and other breakfast items are served. A Business Before Hours operates very similarly to the Business After Hours with a program at appproximately 9:00 a.m. This program is free to chamber members and members-to-be.
Ribbon cuttings are held on behalf of Chamber members who are celebrating special occasions like grand openings and anniversaries. The Chamber staff assists in promotion of the event throughout the chamber and through local media. Many Chamber members attend the events to support their fellow members. The mayor is also usually on hand to help with the ceremony and often our elected officials and key city staff members are in attendance.