Celebrate the Spring-Ford Chamber of Commerce

January 22, 2012 by  

The Spring-Ford Chamber of Commerce is holding a 20th anniversary celebration at the Spring Hollow Golf Club on January 26 beginning at 11:30 am. Tickets are $30 and include lunch.

Chamber members from all over the area, including Royersford will be flocking to this anniversary luncheon. The smart ones will arrange for extra business card printing in advance as this will be a perfect networking opportunity.

The celebration will consist of the presentation of several awards, the introduction of the new Chamber Board of Directors, welcoming new Chamber members and a look back at the past 20 years of the Chamber with memorabilia. There will also be door prizes and a 50/50 draw.

The Chamber has several networking opportunities every month and many of them take place over lunch. The website, Flying Solo has some tips for having a successful networking lunch.

• Involve others – Invite people you meet while registering to sit with you at lunch; do not gravitate to those you know. Introduce yourself to everyone at the table, introduce the person you just met and have everyone at the table tell a little about themselves.
• Look before you lunch – Choose the networking events you attend wisely and make sure those in attendance can help your business; every networking event is not for everyone.
• Follow up sooner than later – It is recommended that you follow up with those you met at a networking lunch as soon as possible; ideally on the same day.

Networking often seems daunting but with a little practice anyone can become a pro at it.