What you Need To Know To Host a Business After Hours

Business After Hours is a tried and true event that has proven time and time again to be a great networking opportunity and also a great way to “show off your business.” Please plan to provide food, beer, wine, soft drinks and enough comfortable space for 130-200 guests. We ask that you provide a small table that can be placed by the front door for checking in guests. Business After Hours events begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7 p.m.

Each Business After Hours is well-publicized in our weekly emailed newsletter, The PULSE, and pre- and post-promoted in the Chamber News. We heavily publicize these events with widely distributed full color flyers and on our website. Visit our calendar page to see what we mean. We also promote Business After Hours during our many personal appearances by Chamber staff members, Board of Directors, Chamber members and members of the Ambassadors Club.

The investment to host the Business After Hours is $150 and is due from the host prior to the event. Please note that the host can find co-sponsors to help defray costs, cover food, beer, wine, soft drinks and door prize expenses with the understood requirement that co-sponsors are also Chamber members. Co-sponsors’ logos will be included on printed publicity materials, if provided, and the host may decide to let co-sponsors set up a table or booth to display their products if space allows.

The Chamber Board of Directors has taken the position that Business After Hours hosting privileges should be assigned in a fair and equitable manner, so as to assure that each member’s request receives due consideration.

If you would like to apply for any of the dates on the reverse side, please list your top three date choices, 1 indicating first date choice etc., as well as your proposed plans for the evening to the best of your current knowledge, and submit this form to the Chamber office by November 30th.  Requests will be logged-in in the order they are received, and evaluated.  The Chamber Board of Directors will then approve the calendar for Business After Hours.  All businesses applying will be notified.  Note: due to the ever-changing climate of the business community, should a business that is awarded a date need to drop out, we will have a back up/waiting list held in the order in which received.

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