BNI and local chamber represent networking opportunity
March 16, 2012 by James
Between the Tolland County Chamber of Commerce and Connecticut Valley’s Business Networking International chapter, Vernon entrepreneurs have credible options as far as regular networking is concerned.
For Vernon professionals who enjoy the stability that comes with weekly meet-ups, Connecticut Valley Business Networking International is widely recognized as a viable solution. With gatherings being held at Mitchell’s Restaurant, attendees are able to enjoy breakfast while learning more about each other. Closely following a “one member per profession” rule, however, it may not always be possible for an individual to join up with Business Networking International. Fortunately, there are new spots opening up.
Another place where local entrepreneurs can put their business card printing to work is Business After Hours through the Tolland County Chamber of Commerce. Gathering at a variety of different places, the March 20th meet-up is being held at Visiting Nurse & Health Services of CT right here in Vernon. Starting at 5:00 pm and going for about two hours, this upcoming event will go beyond networking. With attendees being asked to bring non-perishable goods for the Hockanum Valley Community Council Food Pantry, it’s also a chance to support a worthy cause.
No matter where a company’s attempting to gain a foothold, success is about cultivating relationships. Although nobody would dream of disputing the importance of establishing a strong customer base, this is the reason why a strong professional network is an invaluable resource.
Business Networking International and the Tolland County Chamber of Commerce are two organizations that consistently provide business owners with a dependable means of interacting with one another.