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:
Monthly After Hours Mixers
After Hours Mixers take place on the third Wednesday of every month from 5-7pm at varying locations. 2017 After Hours Mixers have been generously sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company, so there is no fee to attend! To RSVP for a mixer or more information, please give us a call at 607-535-4300. Click here to download our 2017 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! This year, the event will be held on Wednesday, July 19 at Watkins Glen State Park's Iroquois Lodge. Catered by The Bucket Bar and Grill, with ice cream by Great Escape, wine by Lakewood Vineyards and JR Dill Winery, and beer by Grist Iron Brewing, there will be plenty of things to enjoy! Sack races, games, and new this year - a Lip Sync Battle! CLICK HERE for details on the Lip Sync Battle and register your group today.
Chamber Connections Luncheons
The Chamber Connections Luncheons are a NEW benefit that the Chamber offers to both potential and current members in 2017! 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 each month 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!
The Brochure Exchange is an annual event which takes place in late March each year at the Watkins Glen Community Center. 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.
The Annual Business Expo will takes place in April at the Watkins Glen Community Center. The Business Expo begins with The Showcase, which is free to attend and open to the public from 4-5pm. During this time 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. Vendors are able to sell their pre-packaged products!
Health & Wellness Fair
The Health & Wellness Fair brings together local businesses, organizations, and health professionals of all kinds to offer free screenings, kid-friendly activities, health samples, and wellness-inspired products, as well as seminars on a wide variety of topics. Information on future Health and Wellness Fairs will be posted here when it becomes available.