Networking is getting out and about, meeting your fellow Chamber members, learning about their businesses... and telling them about yours! Networking is more than just making introductions, it's about making connections. Here are a few opportunities to keep in mind:
The Annual Business Expo takes place Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 4-7pm at the Watkins Glen Community Center. It begins with The Showcase, which is free to attend and open to the public from 4-5pm.
During The Showcase participants and attendees have the opportunity to network, build new business relationships, and learn from vendors that provide unique products and services to help grow their businesses. Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend! This is a great place to learn about all of the goods and services available to you right here in your backyard. Vendors are also able to sell their pre-packaged products! At 5pm the event transitions into the Chamber's After Hours Mixer and all are welcome to attend! Networking, mixing, and mingling will continue, along with refreshments, a short program, and the opportunity to share your business announcements.
The Brochure Exchange is an annual event which will take place on April 26 from 9:00am to 11:00am (set-up begins at 8:30am, the event begins at 9am, ends at 11am, with tear-down from 11am-12pm) outdoors at the Clute Park Campground Parking Loop. This event offers a highly effective and incredibly convenient way for Chamber members to promote their businesses and network with fellow members, as well as stock up on tourism-related brochures before summer. During this event members share promotional materials, brochures, and rack cards with the Chamber as well as with one another.
Chamber Connections Luncheons
A benefit that the Chamber offers to both potential and current members! These luncheons offer a unique spin on networking. They will also provide one more avenue to teach the chamber staff how to be an expert on making referrals for your business. Chamber Connection Luncheons will be held on the first Monday of every other month (beginning in January) from 12-2pm. Kindly RSVP to Membership Services Manager Meredith Williams at 607-535-4300. Each luncheon will offer different faces and different businesses in the mix. Be sure to bring a friend or a colleague to make the most out of the terrific networking opportunity!
A benefit that the Chamber offers to both potential and current members! This is an unique spin on networking designed to help engage new members and build relationships. Coffee Connections also provides one more avenue to teach the chamber staff how to be an expert on making referrals for your business. These networking opportunities will be held on the first Tuesday of every other month (beginning in February) from 9am – 10am. Kindly RSVP to Membership Services Manager, Mary Beth Hollenbeck, at 607-535-4300. Each connection will offer different faces and different businesses in the mix. Be sure to bring a friend or a colleague to make the most out of the terrific networking opportunity!
Monthly After Hours Mixers
After Hours Mixers take place on the first Wednesday of every month from 5-7pm at varying locations. 2019 After Hours Mixers have been generously sponsored by Elmira Savings Bank, so there is no fee to attend! To RSVP for a mixer or more information, please give us a call at 607-535-4300. Please download our 2019 Chamber Events Calendar to view monthly mixer locations.
Held in July every year, this is a family-friendly evening event that is BBQ meets After Hours Mixer!