The MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, located in Framingham, Massachusetts offers a variety of business networking events, including monthly Business after Hours Networking meetings, the TD Bank Breakfast Series, the Exec-Connect CEO Leadership Roundtable Series, the Stractics "Ask the Experts" Small Business Roundtable Series, The BNI-Chamber Alliance quarterly MegaMixers and the newly formed MetroWest Women’s Alliance (a collaboration between the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Tri-County.)
These meetings provide business owners and other executives of local companies a chance to network, communicate and forge valuable business relationships. The “Power of Connection” is at work at the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce.
Business after Hours
The offer to host a Business after Hours is a members-only benefit. Business after Hours events are a casual, social Chamber function provided for the enjoyment of its members and prospective members. Business after Hours allow Chamber members to meet one another, to introduce new and prospective members, to network and promote businesses in a relaxed social atmosphere. In general the Business after Hours are scheduled monthly, usually on a Wednesdayor Thursday evening, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Hosts are responsible for the choice of food and beverage which usually includes hot and/or cold hors d’oeurves, alcoholic beverages (beer & wine) and soft drinks and water. Hosts are encouraged to display business materials, conduct tours and/or provide door prizes which represent/promote theirs or other's business. The cost to sponsor a Business after Hours is $500.00
There is typically no formal agenda, however at approximately 6:15pm the Chamber President takes a few moments to introduce the event sponsor, thank guests and members and give the sponsor the opportunity to say a few words to promote their establishment. New Chamber members in attendance are also introduced and given an opportunity to offer a"60 second commercial" about their business.
Click here to download the Business after Hours Guidelines and Request Form
2013 Business after Hours Calendar
DATE: LOCATION: EVENT VIDEO*
January 9, 2013 Family Promise MetroWest, Natick Event Video
* Event Videos produced by Robson Tino - Studio Metronome.com
Exec-Connect Luncheon Series
The Exec-Connect Luncheon Series (3 per year) is designed to provide industry leaders and executives with information, networking and the opportunity to connect, interact and develop relationships with other thought leaders, C-Suite executives, local municipal officials and other business professionals.
Speakers to date have included Congressman Ed Markey, Asst. Secretary of Economic Development April Lamoureaux and Senator Scott Brown.
Sponsorship Opportunities are available for these events.
TD Bank Breakfast Series
The MetroWest Chamber of Commerce holds a structured breakfast networking event 3x per year. This series is currently sponsored by TD Bank. If you like to do business before work, this could be the networking event for you. Meet other business professionals, engage with the event host and introduce your business in a "one-two minute commercials" in a round-table format. At this business networking program, nine people are seated at tables with a Chamber facilitator, who keeps the conversation flowing. After sharing business ideas at their table, each participant is allowed to introduce their business to all of the members. In addition, you will hear from a presenting speaker or panel of speakers on a variety of topics.
The TD Bank Breakfast helps businesses connect to one another in an inviting setting and allows participants to form partnerships to promote each other's businesses.
2013 TD Bank Breakfast Schedule:
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