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Business After Hours

Calling all business owners! If you’re looking to make meaningful connections with other local business owners, we have the perfect opportunity for you. One of the most valuable benefits of becoming a member of the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce (GECC) is the ability to connect with other businesses through our Business After Hours networking events. These events take place once a month and are completely free for all Chamber members.

Best of all, attending these events is an effective way to meet new contacts and help to secure new customers, business opportunities, and partnerships. Our members also share a pay-it-forward mindset and understand that the best way to form meaningful business relationships is by helping each other instead of selling their services.

Each of our Business After Hours events is hosted by a GECC Chamber member and includes complimentary beverages and appetizers. You can enjoy tasty hor d'oeuvres while you network with the other attendees. The event locations change each month, giving you the opportunity to visit lots of different venues in the Elizabeth area and branch out to places you might not normally go or that have recently opened up.

Our Past Events

To give you an idea of what to expect, some of our successful past Business After Hours events have taken place at local hotels, such as the sleek and modern Embassy Suites by Hilton Newark Airport, while other events were hosted by area restaurants, such as Valenca Restaurant & Bar, where Chamber members savored Spanish and Portuguese delicacies while getting to know each other. These events also give Elizabeth business owners the opportunity to learn about many different products and services that are available to them. As an added perk, every business owner who attends one of our Business After Hours events gets entered into a drawing for the chance to publicly promote their business.

The Chamber prides itself on the fact that our members are overwhelmingly friendly, approachable, and open to meeting and welcoming new people. All of our events have an energized, relaxed, and fun atmosphere where Chamber members genuinely enjoy connecting with one another. 

Upcoming Events

While all Business After Hours events have gone virtual for the time being, we look forward to the day when we can have in-person events again. You can find all Business After Hours events posted on the Chamber’s Events webpage. In addition, you can also visit the Chamber’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages to learn more about past and upcoming events.

Being a member of the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce definitely has its perks. We can’t wait to welcome you to our next Business After Hours event!

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