Business After Hours

A popular networking opportunity

BAH is a time for Chamber members and invited guests to meet other Chamber members and generate new business contacts.

Business After Hours (BAH) is a popular networking opportunity and is always held on a Wednesday each month. It is an ideal time for sponsoring companies to showcase their products and services to the Greater Beloit business community. BAHs are a members-only benefit.

Event Details

5–7 pm; with optional program, thank you and/or drawing at 6:00 pm.
Hors d’oeuvres and beverages of the sponsor’s choice

Attendance/Fees

Approximately 50-75 people (keep in mind, time of year/month and other events can greatly affect attendance.) We do not require reservations for BAH’s.

$10 member charge at the door for each attendee. Employees/staff are not charged. All proceeds go to the Chamber.

Costs

  • All costs of the event are the responsibility of the sponsoring business
  • Costs include
    • Creating, printing and mailing invitations
    • Refreshments
    • Giveaways (optional)
  • Please use a Chamber member whenever possible for mentioned services

Hosting Business

  1. Business contacts Chamber to reserve a date for a Business After Hours. We prefer the first or second Wednesday of the month, but are flexible if Wednesday doesn’t work for you.
  2. Business will create and print invitations. Invitations MUST have the Chamber logo and $5.00 Chamber Member charge on it. Must be reviewed and approved by Chamber staff. Mail out invitations 3 – 4 weeks before event.
  3. Business will mail out invitations to Chamber mailing list, plus any additional invitees. The Chamber list is approximately 300 names. Please provide 25 invitations to the Chamber office.
  4. Business provides appropriate refreshments through a caterer of your choice during Business After Hours. Suggestions are hors d’oeuvres and wine/beer/soda.
  5. Provide a table and two chairs (with a waste basket) for registration.
  6. Often the hosting business provides door prizes for attendees (optional).

Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce

  1. Provides labels free of charge (if Host is doing in-house mailing), OR provide electronic mailing list to mailing house. Business must mail out own invitations.
  2. Provides registration materials.
  3. Provides Staff and/or Ambassadors for registration and to collect money at the door.
  4. Notice event in Chamber Newsletter.
  5. Post event on Chamber Website.
  6. Provides Ambassadors to act as hosts as needed.
  7. Reminds members through a broadcast or e-mail 3 to 4 days before event.

Registration

Registration

    The Chamber arranges and pays for BAH liquor licensing. However, this is contingent on your location and business type. We will contact you if we can not acquire a license for your event.

Business 2 Business

Networking Opportunity

The B2B series is our exclusive member-only networking event. We feature a casual networking environment where business members share more about their business and make new connections. Each month we introduce a different networking approach and incorporate different styles of how to network. Business members are encouraged to host this monthly series at their location of choice. Coffee included! Reserve a month to host or sign up for a meeting.


For more information:

Maggie Littlefield
GBCC Operations Manager
608-312-4315
Maggiel@greaterbeloitchamber.org

Annual Membership Meeting

The Annual Dinner is the Greater Beloit Chamber’s biggest event of the year!

The Annual Dinner is held in February or March of each year. During the event we celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year, present our annual report, feature a keynote speaker, and celebrate the successes of our member businesses through award presentations. Corporate tables and individual tickets are sold for this event.


For more information:

Maggie Littlefield
GBCC Operations Manager
608-312-4315
Maggiel@greaterbeloitchamber.org

Golf Classic

Annual Golf Outing

The Golf Classic is held each year at a member golf course. This fundraiser for the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce is a chance for our members to get on the golf course while supporting our mission! The event includes 18 holes of golf (scramble format), lunch, prizes, and a cocktail reception to conclude the day. The event is held in August each year. Foursome and individual tickets are sold for this event.


For more information:

Maggie Littlefield
GBCC Operations Manager
608-312-4315
Maggiel@greaterbeloitchamber.org

Taste of the Chamber

Celebrating the best Tastes of Greater Beloit

The Taste of the Chamber is our chance to showcase our member restaurants, caterers, coffee shops, spirits, and food processors. It is an evening of great food, beer tastings, entertainment and even bragging rights for best display and best taste! Individual tickets are sold for this event and is open to both GBCC members and non-members.


For more information:

Maggie Littlefield
GBCC Operations Manager
608-312-4315
Maggiel@greaterbeloitchamber.org

Legislative Events

Learn more about your local government

Legislative events are held quarterly and give our members an opportunity to learn more about our local government and current issues with a focus on the issues facing businesses today. We hold both legislative breakfast events and legislative luncheons. Members are given the chance to ask questions regarding our current political climate. These events are open to both members and non-members (non-member cost). Networking occurs before and after these sessions.

The Greater Beloit Chamber also co-hosts candidate forums during local election cycles.


For more information:

Aimee Thurner
GBCC Executive Director
608-312-4316
aimeet@greaterbeloitchamber.org