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:
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.
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.
16 May – Maple Roch
Check out Maple Roch's new location and learn more about their upcoming plans.
20 June – Thornhaven Estates Winery
Join us as we celebrate summer as Thornhaven hosts all its fellow Bottleneck Drive members.
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