We host events each month that are designed to educate, inspire, and connect our members. Our calendar of events includes happenings in the early morning, lunch time, and after the work day. Our event information is shared in our weekly newsletter, mailed invitations, and social media.
BUSINESS BEFORE & AFTER HOURS
The Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce co-hosts Business Before & After Hours events with a different Chamber member each month. After Hours events typically fall on the fourth Thursday, unless otherwise noted in the event information. Before Hours events typically call on the third Wesnesday of each month. These events provide a valuable opportunity for our members to highlight their offices, shops, and products through facility tours and peer engagement. Guests enjoy the opportunity to learn about new businesses, expand their network, and discover potential partnerships with others throughout the community. Contact Chamber staff if you would like information on hosting a Business After Hours at your business!
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
We hold New Member Orientation Lunches on a quarterly basis, and invite our recent new members plus any new employee with our existing members. During the program, we cover all things related to Chamber Membership and how to best utilize your investment! You'll find out about all of our events and opportunities, plus ways to build your member profile and maximize that click rate!
CHAMBER CONNECTS GROUPS
Chamber Connects groups meet at various times each month, and group members are encouraged to bring qualified, quality referrals to other members. Givers gain in this philosophy and it is a win-win for everyone involved. The purpose of these groups is to help fellow members by sharing referrals, industry tips, and best practices. Group membership is industry specific, with only one seat per group reserved for each profession. Attendance rules apply to maintain group membership. Non-Chamber members may visit a single meeting of the group, but will not be permitted to join until they become Chamber members.
These lunch events are held at a Chamber member location, and usually feature a topic of general interest, education, or leadership development. From local non-profit organizations, current events, or local industry trends, our membership lunches feature relevant information and great food. Members have an opportunity to introduce themselves and their business to the group and network before and after the presentation.
We know that our members can't always break away from their desks to attend a lunch, but still want to engage with us and learn more about various business topics. To meet that need, we began offering quarterly webinars that can be attended (virtually of course!) live or accessed later when you have time. Topics have included lead generation and client development, social media topics, and more.