In particular, from 5.30 – 7.30pm on the last Wednesday of every month, networking events will take place in order to give local entrpreneurs an opportunity to meet informally after work, drinks and a buffet.
The inaugural “Business After Hours” event will be hosted by Aspers Northampton on 30th September 2009. The events will be open to both members and non members of the Chamber and take place at various venues in the county.
At each event two attendees will have the opportunity to give a 10 minute presentation to the room. According to a Northamptonshire Chamber statement, “during the first event at Aspers, people will be drawn out of the hat to speak to the group that night. For subsequent events, speakers will be drawn at the preceding event, allowing them time to prepare their presentation over the course of the month and gain maximum impact”.
Tracey Branson, Head of Operations at Northamptonshire Chamber, was reported as saying: “We are very excited to be launching these events and have already received a great level of interest in them.
“We are aware that many local companies are not able to take time out of their working day, particularly with the economic situation as it is, and we wanted to offer them an alternative option. This way they can build contacts and relationships which will boost their business without having to take time away from the day to day running of it”.
Places cost £10 + VAT to Chamber members and £15 + VAT to non members.