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    Mission: Business is the priority

    BUILDING YOUR NETWORK

    WHY IS NETWORKING IMPORTANT FOR BUSINESS?

    There are many reasons why networking is important and can be great for growing your business, here are a few:

    • Networking is a crucial way to acquire and grow contacts that you might not be able to meet by cold calling.
    • If you can develop a personal relationship with people through networking, they will be much more likely to respond to you when you contact them in the future.
    • Your network of referrals can be shared with co-workers or clients.  If you can help you clients meet the people they need to grow successfully, you will encourage repeat business and referrals.
    • Meeting people at networking events often will lead you to meetings with the decision makers of companies.

    We like to think that our networking events are better than a leads groups because these programs are open to ALL Chamber members with NO restrictions.  Whether you are selling, prospecting or networking, you and your business will prosper from your participation at Chamber events.

    You can joint the chamber online by clicking here.  


    Morning Spark Networking EventTHE MORNING SPARK NETWORKING EVENT:

    The Morning Spark is designed to help you make connections before starting your work day and is open to all members of the Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce. The group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. at various locations.  Meetings usually include networking and a continental breakfast, followed by introductions from everyone, a business presentations by the host, and time to exchange business leads and information at the end of each meeting.

    The agenda

    The Morning Spark begin at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 9:00 a.m.   The doors open and refreshments are available at 7:30 a.m. to provide you with an opportunity to network with members and guests.  At 8:00 a.m. our Ambassador MC begins the program.  Everyone is invited to do an introduction, state their business name, and give a tag line about their business. The tag line is a great opportunity to tell everybody what you do and help them remember you. Introductions are followed by a short presentation by the host and the presentations are followed by announcements or testimonials.   Announcements or testimonials should be no longer than 30 seconds and can include thank you’s and special promotions.  We have limited time for announcements and testimonials at each meeting, so you won’t always receive a turn, but we do our best to get in as many as possible. 

    The cost

    The Morning Spark is a program of the Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce. To attend regularly, your company must be a member of the Chamber of Commerce. If your company is not currently a member, you may attend two Morning Spark events before joining the Chamber. 

    The schedule

    The Morning Spark networking events are held at a different location every time.  Locations are subject to unexpected changes so please verify the location and address through the online events calendar the day before.  You may attend Morning Spark events as frequently as you want. Experienced members find that they receive the greatest benefit if they attend regularly, but if your schedule only allows you to come occasionally, that’s just fine.

    Hosts and Co-hosts

    Only members of the Chamber of Commerce may be hosts and co-hosts for the Morning Sparks. There is no fee to host, but the host is responsible for all food and beverages, as well as décor and door prizes. If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Tammy Beal, Membership & Event Coordinator at Tammy@WilsonvilleChamber.com or 503-682-0411.

     

    Last Call Business After HoursTHE LAST CALL BUSINESS AFTER HOURS NETWORKING EVENT:
    The Last Call is a fun and social networking group open to all members of the Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce. The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at various locations.  Events include always include hors d'oeuvres and beverages (often beer or wine) and lots of time for networking. 

    The agenda

    The Last Call begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 a.m. but people are welcome to arrive when they can and leave then they need to!   The doors open to food and refreshments at 5:00 p.m. to provide you with an opportunity to network with members and guests.  At 6:00 p.m. our Ambassador MC begins the program.  After a presentation by the host, we have time for brief annoucements.  Announcements or testimonials should be no longer than 30 seconds and can include thank you’s and special promotions.  We have limited time for announcements and testimonials at each meeting, so you won’t always receive a turn, but we do our best to get in as many as possible.  Then back to more networking!

    The cost

    The Last Call is a program of the Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce. To attend regularly, your company must be a member of the Chamber of Commerce. If your company is not currently a member, you may attend two Last Call events before joining the Chamber. 

    The schedule

    The Last Call networking events are held at a different location every time.  Locations are subject to unexpected changes so please verify the location and address through the online events calendar the day before.  You may attend Morning Spark events as frequently as you want. Experienced members find that they receive the greatest benefit if they attend regularly, but if your schedule only allows you to come occasionally, that’s just fine.

    Hosts and Co-hosts

    Only members of the Chamber of Commerce may be hosts and co-hosts for the Morning Sparks. There is no fee to host, but the host is responsible for all food and beverages, as well as décor and door prizes.  If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Tammy Beal, Membership & Event Coordinator at Tammy@WilsonvilleChamber.com or 503-682-0411.

    You can joint the chamber online by clicking here. 



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