NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES - Business After Hours, Early Bird Networking and more...
Networking is important to every business, whether you're trying to sell a product or service or to establish your company name in the business community. Over half of Chamber members say they joined the Chamber to take advantage of networking opportunities. For this reason, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce offers numerous networking functions every year!
Business After Hours Program - Held monthly from September through June. A Chamber member hosts a Business After Hours (generally on the first Thursday of each month - 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm) at his or her business location. Chamber members are encouraged to attend and network with their fellow members and make some of those very valuable contacts.
Early Bird Networking- Due to the popularity of the Business After Hours events, the Chamber offers Early Bird Networking events as an option to members. A Chamber member hosts the event from 7:30 am to 9:00 am and Chamber members are encouraged to attend and network with fellow chamber members before heading off to work.
Networking Luncheons - This is another option available to Chamber members where the member host holds the event from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Annual Events - There are plenty of networking opportunities available at all Fredericton Chamber of Commerce events. Some of the major annual events are preceded by a one-hour networking reception. These events include the State of the Province Address, Distinguished Citizens Awards Banquet, Annual Banquet, State of the City Address, Business Excellence Awards and Chamber Business Expo.
Summer Biz Bash - Every June, the Chamber hosts its Annual Member Appreciation. Chamber Members are invited to visit the Chamber and network with fellow members and potential members. The very relaxed atmosphere for this event is a great opportunity for networking.