The more events you attend, the more people can get to know who you are and what you do, the more you’ll be top of mind for your fellow chamber members. Building relationships is key as it enables members to send business your way, just as you’ll be better equipped to refer possible customers to members you’ve met. Gain even more visibility by being a sponsor! See event descriptions below for more info on the different formats for regular chamber events. Of course, the chamber staff is happy to help if you have any questions (call 254.666.1200). Click here to view the Events Calendar for upcoming event details and registration.
Business After Hours
The Greater Hewitt Chamber’s Business After Hours is a popular, well-attended event that offers a chance for attendees to network and enjoy food, fun and fellowship while you receive a unique opportunity to showcase your business and introduce your goods or services and staff to fellow chamber members. The event is casual with no set agenda, and guests are able to come and go at their convenience.
In addition to showcasing your business at the event, hosts also benefit through promotional exposure: your logo and event information will be included in the weekly e-bulletin, on the chamber’s social media pages, on the website and in an exclusive e-blast invite. Event photos are also posted on the chamber’s Facebook page.
The cost to host a Business After Hours event is $210 for 2017. An optional printed invitation can also be mailed to all chamber members for an additional $400 (covers cost of design, print & postage). The host is responsible for food, beverages and door prizes, but the chamber staff is happy to help you coordinate the event.
These events books quickly with many reserving months in advance, so please call 254-666-1200 for availability. Once reserved, the staff will send the sponsor a confirmation letter with the date and address confirmed, and the chamber will begin promoting the event.
**Business After Hours are sold out through February 2018**
Building Business Luncheons/Breakfasts & Networking Luncheons
At Networking Luncheons, business members receive 30-second commercials to showcase their business services and first-time visitors are introduced at the close of the program. Event tickets for business members are $12-$16 each depending on venue and lunch is free; first-time visitor event fee is $15 with a complimentary lunch. Non-business members are welcome to attend luncheon events at the member rate without the business commercial or sponsorship benefits.
At Building Business Luncheons or Breakfasts, a business education program is featured, followed by commercials from all business members, with visitor introductions at the conclusion of the program. The cost for business members to attend is $12-$16 depending on venue and lunch is free; first-time visitor event fee is $15 with a complimentary lunch. Non-business members are welcome to attend luncheon events at the member rate without the business commercial or sponsorship benefits.
Luncheon & Breakfast Sponsorships
Presenting Sponsor: Receives logo recognition on all Chamber luncheon communications. The presenting sponsor member will be recognized throughout the year and receive an opportunity to speak at the beginning all luncheon or breakfast events of choice for $600/year. Limit to one. Special thanks to our 2017 presenting sponsor Synergy Bank.
Supporting sponsorship: $50/luncheon to receive logo recognition on event details and flier, a one-minute speaking spotlight after presenting sponsor and announcements and one lunch. Sponsor may also assist staff and volunteers with door prize portion of event. Limited to four. Special thanks to our 2017 sponsors – HEB Woodway, Five Star Painting of Waco and City of Hewitt.
The Building Business Workshops include a catered meal (breakfast or lunch) and a featured speaker with time for mingling and networking after the program. Workshop details and registration is posted at www.HewittChamber.com/Events as available. Workshops are open to members and non-members alike, and registration is $12 per person. 2017 Sponsors include the UPS Store & Print Shop, Legal Shield – Donny Hunter, Five Star Painting of Waco, HEB Woodway, City of Hewitt, the Greater Waco Chamber and the Greater Hewitt Chamber.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
A ribbon cutting is held at the member’s request when a new member business is moving into the area, when an existing member business is opening new locations or operating with new management, or when a member first joins the Chamber or is celebrating a business milestone. The Chamber will promote your event in our e-Bulletin and calendar located at HewittChamber.com/Events as well as on the Chamber’s social media. In addition, the Chamber will prepare an e-Blast invitation containing your event’s details, which will be sent the week of your event to the membership.
The Chamber staff will begin the ceremony by welcoming all attendees, and the representative from the City of Hewitt will present your proclamation/adoption certificate. Following the reading of the certificate, Chamber leadership will welcome the member, after which time we will cut the ribbon! Your designated representative will then speak on behalf of your organization after which you may wish to provide tours of your facility.
Your organization may want to provide refreshments including a drink and small snack, such as crackers and cheese or cookies. The Chamber will provide the ribbon and scissors for the ceremony. Photographs taken at your event will be posted on Facebook.com/GreaterHewittChamber and may be featured in the quarterly Hewitt Express magazine.
Ribbon cutting ceremonies are complimentary for chamber members.
Coffee with the President
New members (members that have joined in the past 12 months at the time of the event) are invited to visit with the Chamber leadership and staff over coffee. There is no cost for new members to attend this event.
All members are invited to attend our quarterly Membership Orientations to hear from our chamber leadership and learn more about how to get the most out of your membership. Light breakfast is provided, and there is no cost to attend this event. Learn more about maximizing your membership at HewittChamber.com/90days.