Marketing & Promotion
Business After Hours - Hosting/Sponsorship
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 50-80 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)
- Have garbage bins/recycling bins available
- 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, and pop. Drink prices are left to the discretion of the host location.
- Pay a hosting fee of *$325.00 (includes mandatory Special Occasions Permit) or *$175 and Provide a copy of the catering licence to the Chamber office minimum 45 days prior to event if using for bartending alcohol services and sale.
*subject to change
Business After Hours Hosting Planning Guide
As a sponsor at Business After Hours you will receive recognition in all Chamber publication and social media utilizing your business logo. A table will be provided to you by the host location. You will receive complimentary admission for two people to assist with staffing the table.
To encourage the guests to visit the Sponsor tables, their business card must be stamped by each sponsor of the evening. We provide a stamp to you for use during the event.
The fee for sponsorship is $120.00*
Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact our office at 519-352-7540 Ext. 21 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*subject to change