Business After Hours
Business After Hours are held to provide an opportunity for Chamber members to network while allowing the Member sponsor a chance to address and/or showcase their facilities. Business After Hours are held monthly to bi-monthly, and generally on the third Thursday of the month (unless other arrangements are made). The Member sponsor and the Chamber representative will coordinate the event. The location for the event must be able to accommodate 300 to 400 guests and parking. If event is held at a location that is not the sponsor’s primary place of business, that location must also be a Chamber member. This event begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m.
Sponsoring a Business After Hours is $2,000.00 in total, with $1,000 deposit due with contract to reserve the date and $1,000 paid 30 days prior to the event. This covers the cost of printing, postage and all event promotion. The Member sponsor provides food and beverages for approximately 300-400 people, in addition to the Chamber fee. The sponsor is also responsible for providing at least 3 door prizes (but not to exceed 6) for the event.
The Chamber of Commerce staff will create, print and mail all invitations directly to all Chamber members while publicizing the event via radio, TV, and the weekly Chamber eNewsletter. The Chamber staff will also coordinate any arrangements with the establishment holding the event and provide nametags for the event.
Business After Hours 2018
January 18: The Phillips Event Center at Briarcrest
February 15: Watercrest at Bryan
March 8: Bridal Association of Brazos Vallley at Brownstone Reserve
March 29: Allen Honda (Chamber Day)
April 19: The Ranch Harley Davidson
May 10: Easterwood
May 31: The Physicians Centre Hospital
June 21: Century Square
July 19: Parc at Traditions
August 9: Atkinson Toyota
August 28: The Hilton College Station
September 20: Sterling Auto Group
October 18: Chrome: A Salon Experience
November 8: CHI St. Joseph Health
November 29: George Bush Presidential Library & Museum
If you are interested in learning more about Business After Hours, or if you would like to reserve a month, please contact Carrie Archer with any questions!