• The Next Business After Business
    Wednesday December 5th
    Hosted by
    Summerland Chamber of Commerce
    Come join us at
    Second Home Restaurant
    for the year end celebration
    Hope to see you there!
  • 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 2018

    In 2017 the Chamber's Business After Business networking events were hosted by Main Street Fitness, Summerland Waterfront Resort, WorkBC, Maple Roch, Thornhaven Estates Winery, Summerland Community Arts Council, Bead Trails, Union Kitchen Inc. and the annual Chamber Christmas Party.

    Planning is underway for 2018 Business After Business hosts. In the meantime, please join us at these upcoming events:


    September 18th: Business After Business
    Hosted: Maple Roch

    Location: 13224 Victoria Rd North

    Hope to see you there!

    October 16th: Arts Centre 

    December 5th: Annual Holiday Celebration Hosted by the

    Summerland Chamber of Commerce 

    to be held at Second Home Restaurant 

    February 2019Nominees Reception
    Upstairs Arena Banquet Hall

    March 16, 2019: 81th Annual Summerland Business and Community Awards Gala
    Centre Stage Theatre

    March 26, 2019: AGM/Business After Business
    Summerland Waterfront Resort

  • 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.