• Business After Business Summerland

    A Networking Opportunity 

    The Summerland Chamber of Commerce facilitates ten Business After Business events each year, hosted at different, local establishments in many business sectors.

    Business After Business is a unique networking opportunity which allows companies to forge business relationships, hear presentations on business-related topics and develop effective referral strategies. As Robert Kiyosaki says, “The richest people in the world look for and build networks: everyone else looks for work.”

    There is no cost to members or guests of the Summerland Chamber of Commerce. Business After Business is held on the third Tuesday of the month from 5pm-7pm. Members who attend get to sample wines from a local Bottleneck Drive winery, with appetizers provided by the host business.

    Here are some networking tips to help you get the most out of your Business After Business experience:

    • Research a few of the companies you might be interested in doing business with. Focus on success stories that might be on their blog.  This will help you with relationship building
    • People won’t always remember what you’ve said, but they will remember how you made them feel, so listen more than speak
    • Have a 15-30 second short explanation about your business that can be delivered smoothly
    • Keep your body language open
    • Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself. Remember everyone is there to network.

    networking events in 2017

    In 2016 the Chamber's Business After Business networking event wa hosted by Beyond Wrapture, Lakeshore Racquets Club, Re/MAX Orchard Country, the Summerland Legion, the Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa, the Summerland Golf & Country Club, Will Enns Art Studio, Artisans of the Okanagan, and the Kettle Valley Steam Railway.

    2017 dates

    17 January – Main Street Fitness

    Come along and join us at the first Business After Business of the year. Learn more about other local businesses over  appies and wine from Okanagan Crush Pad.

    21 February – Cancelled

    30 March – AGM – Summerland Waterfront Resort

    Join us for the Chamber AGM as we celebrate upcoming events and attractions at our Tourism Showcase. Hear about the events that can help raise the profile of your business, learn about the Chamber's plans for the year,  and catch up with other members.

    18 April – WorkBC

    Learn more about WorkBC and how they can help your business over tasty appies and sparkling cider from Summerland Heritage Cider.

    4 May - Valley Wide Business After Business

    This year held at Predator Ridge in Vernon, the Valley Wide Business After Business is an opportunity for you to showcase your company to other busineses, or mingle with companies as an attendee, in the Valley. SOLD OUT

    16 May – Maple Roch

    Check out Maple Roch's new location and learn more about their upcoming plans while enjoying wine from Saxon Estates Winery.

    20 June – Thornhaven Estates Winery

    Join us as we celebrate summer at Thornhaven Estates Winery for the last Business After Business until September.

    Break for July and August

    19 September – Summerland Community Arts Council at the Arts Centre

    17 October – BeadTrails

    21 November – Union Kitchen Inc.

    December – Chamber Christmas Party

  • Two business owners network at a Business After Business event in Summerland.
  • People from different Summerland companies enjoy wine and food at Business After Business.