This month’s Business After Hours, will be right at the Chamber office, 137 N. Main Street in Adrian, from 5-7 pm Tuesday May 9.
This is a special Business After Hours, as we host and feature several our home-based business members. We have a lot of members who don’t have brick and mortar businesses, but their membership is just as important as part of our Chamber and our community.
The small sub-group of Chiaroscuro Community Men’s Chorus, nel Canto, will provide vocal entertainment during the evening. Some of our Chamber businesses being featured include Tastefully Simple, Len-Air, Coons and Associates, LLC. LegalShield / IDShield, Rachel Becker Interiors, and Video Productions of Lenawee.
These businesses are included in our fourth membership category, those of Business Builders. They also represent the largest business demographic of growth potential for our Chamber membership.
The number one need in this category, as we’ve identified, is immediate sales. They rely on networking and support of the community, to keep their business going. Come to the Business After Hours and support them!
Registration is not required, but is encouraged, so that our featured businesses have enough supplies, and there are enough refreshments to enjoy!
Early Evening Networking
Business After Hours is a networking event held several times per year in partnership with sponsoring Chamber members. This event is designed to promote the sponsoring member business and help build connections with other business leaders. The sponsoring business opens its doors for Chamber members, offering a behind-the-scenes look at its operation. Usually occurring between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Business After Hours facilitates night-time networking for those unable to get away for morning and afternoon events.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Business After Hours (BAH)?
BAH is a networking event held several times per year in partnership with sponsoring Chamber members. This event is designed to promote the sponsoring member business and help build connections with other business leaders. The sponsoring business opens its doors for Chamber members after normal business hours, offering a behind-the-scenes look at its operation.
When are BAH events held?
Usually occurring between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., BAH events facilitate night-time networking for those unable to get away for morning and afternoon events. Some events may start at 5:30 p.m. or last a little later than 7:00 p.m., but they will all fall within that early evening time-frame.
What days are BAH events held on?
Most BAH events will be held on the second Tuesday of the month, beginning in April 2015. They may also be held on other dates if the sponsoring member has a special event or anniversary they wish to celebrate. These special events will generally be in addition to the monthly BAH program.
What does it cost to attend BAH?
BAH events are free networking events sponsored by the host business. Unless otherwise noted, all BAH events are available exclusively to Chamber Members, their employees and spouses.
What are the requirements to host a BAH event at my business?
There are very few requirements to be a BAH host business: You must be a Chamber Member in good standing, you must have a facility with standing room for at least 20 people, and you must provide the refreshments for the evening. Months are available on a first-come-first-served basis, and can be reserved up to a year in advance.
What kind of refreshments will I need to serve?
Refreshments served are your choice – anything from cheese and crackers to a fully catered buffet has been done in the past. Restaurant members with a liquor license may also operate a cash bar during BAH events. (It is always a good idea to at least have some coffee and water available for thirsty guests!)
How can I sign-up to host a Business After Hours at my location?
Call the Chamber at 517-265-2320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our staff members will assist you!