Celebrate at the Greater Richmond Chamber’s annual meeting

May 9, 2012 by  

The 145th annual meeting of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for June 13 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Tickets are $45 for chamber members and $60 for non-members. Corporate tables of ten are available for $500; the corporation will have their name recognized at the event.

The meeting will include lunch. The outgoing Chairman will be celebrated and the incoming Chairman of the Chamber will be introduced to those present. Annual meetings of chambers of commerce usually also include the recognition of chamber members who have contributed greatly to the smooth running of the chamber and who have gone above and beyond the call of duties.

This will be the networking opportunity of the year for chamber members and those who are thinking of joining. Those attending will most likely be arranging for business card printing with Richmond printing companies. While this will be a social event, there will definitely be lots of time for business. During lunch, those sitting at tables with people other than their own work colleagues will have plenty of opportunities to exchange cards with those at their table and will even have time to give their “elevator speech” to everyone at the table. One suggestion for networking with strangers at lunch is to convince everyone at the table to take turns telling everyone else at the table all about their business. The person can hand out business cards at this time, then the next person in line will do the same.