Business After Hours is a social/networking event which usually lasts from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. It gives you the chance to visit a host business and network with other Chamber members. At Business After Hours you will have the chance to introduce yourself to other members, exchange business cards, make new business contacts, win a door prize and enjoy refreshments.
No, you can come and go as you please. This float in and out event offers networking opportunities to everyone no matter what their busy schedule is. Come at 5:30 and plan to stay for a half hour or come at 6:00 and stay just a few minutes. We understand that everyone has families and commitments to attend to, but, just a few minutes at a Business After Hours may mean a new business client for you.
The Chamber staff will do its best to make sure you feel comfortable. Often times that means introducing you to a variety of members. When you come to the Business After Hours you will be given a name tag, it is always best to write your name and business on the tag. Your name tag will often times be the conversation starter with people saying, "Aren't you located by ..." or "We just ordered some supplies from you." Normally, your name tag is all you will need to break the ice and get conversations going.
Just because you get the invitation at your company does not limit the invitation to Business After Hours to you. Your Chamber of Commerce membership lists your company as a member, therefore, anyone employed with your company is invited to attend Business After Hours. Just call us up before the RSVP date listed in the newsletter or on the postcard invitation and tell us how many will be coming from your business. The average attendance for the Business After Hours is approximately 80 -120 people.
All you need to bring is some Business Cards. You will need one for the door prize drawing and a few to give out to potential customers/clients.
Business After Hours events are free events, sponsored by a Chamber member. That member provides hors d'oeuvres, beverages and a door prizes drawing for attendees.
Since everyone is coming from work, you will see everything from causal wear to suits and ties. We want you to feel comfortable. Some Business After Hours are more casual than others according to the host. If you have questions about proper attire, feel free to contact the Chamber.
(5:30 - 7:00 p.m.)
January 18 - Chamber's Annual Meeting (No Business After Hours)
February 21 - Randolph Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
March 21 - Asheboro Auto Mall
April 18 - BB&T
May 16 - Hospice of Randolph County
June 20 - 42nd Street Meetings, Banquets and More
July 18 - Randolph County Partnership for Children
August 15 - CommunityOne Bank
September 19 - Randolph Bank
October 17 - Randolph Electric Membership Corporation
November 21 - Holiday Inn Express
December 19 - Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce at The Exchange