Marketing & Promotion

Business After Hours - Hosting/Sponsorship

Hosting

The format of Business After Hours is to provide a casual, light atmosphere with the focus on business while providing an opportunity for the guests to visit one on one with the hosts and sponsors of the evening.

To successfully host a Business After Hours, the following criteria must be met:

  • Must be a Chamber member in good standing.
  • Have space to accommodate approximately 80 — 150 guests. A site visit by a Committee Member may be required prior to hosting confirmation.
  • Provide exclusive use of premises from 4:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
  • Provide: 3 sponsor tables, I registration table, 1 prize table, 1 table for the hors d’oeuvres and a beverage sales space (unless otherwise notified).
  • On-sight P.A. system or advise otherwise in advance so that necessary arrangements can be made.
  • Coat racks available (weather dependant)
  • Removal of tables/chairs in order to allow standing room to promote networking atmosphere.
  • Provide complimentary hors d’oeuvres and food supplies from 5:00 through to 7:00 p.m. Please note: As guests will be arriving at varied times and enjoying an ‘after work’ beverage, a nice balance & selection is important.
  • We suggest beverages be limited to beer, wine, wine coolers, and pop. Drink prices are left to the discretion of the host location.
  • Pay a hosting fee of $150.00*

The Chamber will utilize the hosting businesses logo to advertise the business as the host location for Business After Hours in the applicable promotional material. The Chamber will also organize the door prizes for the event and make the arrangements for the radio personality that will emcee for the evening.

Business After Hours Hosting Contract

Sponsorship

If your business does not have the space to host a Business After Hours, you can book a sponsor table at a Business After Hours. The fee for sponsorship is $ 100.00* (*subject to change). This entitles you to a sponsorship table at the event, registration for two
people to assist with staffing your table and promotion in the applicable newsletter(s).

For further information or to see how your business can host a Business After Hours or be a sponsor at, contact the Chamber office at 519.352.7540 ext. 21 or email: info@chatham-kentchamber.ca.