Regular Chamber Events

Lunch & Learn Programs (sponsorship opportunities for business or organization members listed below) take place monthly on rotating days of the week from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. providing opportunities for all members to participate. Dates and venues are set at the beginning of each quarter and will be posted to the events calendar and on the Greater Hewitt Chamber Facebook Page. The program begins with announcements, sponsor recognition and an educational program, followed by business members receiving 30-second commercials to showcase their business services. First-time visitors are introduced at the close of the program.  Average attendance is 50-60.

 

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 sponsors receive a unique opportunity to showcase their business and introduce goods or services and staff to fellow chamber members. The event is casual with no set agenda, and all guests are invited to come and go at their convenience.

In addition to showcasing your business at the event as a sponsor, hosts also benefit through promotional exposure: your 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 and may be printed in the quarterly Hewitt Express magazine.

The cost to host a Business After Hours event is $300 for 2022 (2021 sold out). An optional printed invitation can also be mailed to all chamber members for an additional $600 (covers cost of design, print & postage). The host is responsible for food, beverages and door prizes.

These event sponsorships typically book quickly with many reserving months in advance, so please call (254) 666-1200 if you are interested in hosting a business after hours. 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. For two business after hours to take place during the same month, both sponsoring members must agree and schedule two weeks apart.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS SUGGESTED GUIDELINES

 Lunch & Learn/Brunch & Learn Programs:

Members: Interested in signing up to be a presenter? Complete the request form here!

Lunch & Learn Programs (sponsorship opportunities for business or organization members listed below) take place monthly on rotating days of the week from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. providing opportunities for all members to participate. Dates and venues are set at the beginning of each quarter and will be posted to the chamber calendar and on the Greater Hewitt Chamber Facebook Page. The program begins with announcements, sponsor recognition and an educational program, followed by business members receiving 30-second commercials to showcase their business services. First-time visitors are introduced at the close of the program.  Average attendance is 50-60.

Brunch & Learn Programs are held in the morning (typically 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.), and we have at least four programs each year with the venue varying. These programs typically are workshops, so the format includes announcements, sponsor recognition and an educational program with time for mingling/networking at the end.

Program Event Fees for members are typically $12-$25 depending on venue and the meal is free; first-time visitor program event fee is $16 with a complimentary lunch. Resident members are welcome to attend luncheon events at the member rate without the business commercial or sponsorship benefits. Sponsors only receive the benefit of promotional item placement on tables.

2022 Presenting Sponsorship: $1,3002021 Sponsored by BeaconPay Solutions (minimum 15 programs/year and limited to one member) will be recognized as “event presented by” at each program, receives two seats for each program prominent logo recognition on program recognition board displayed at event, all print and electronic event promotions and up to two minutes of speaking time after announcements (contact staff for availability). Presenting sponsors may place items on the tables.

2022 Supporting Sponsors ($70/month, limited to 4 members/event) receive small logo exposure on all print and electronic event promotions, one-minute spotlight and one seat. Supporting Program Sponsors may place items on the tables. If all 12 months are reserved and paid in full, the business member’s logo will be printed on the program recognition board displayed at each event.

Photos and live video will be taken at the time of the event and shared on GHCOC social media channels. 

*Contact the Chamber Staff by calling (254) 666-1200 for availability*

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies: Request Form Below

 

A ribbon cutting is held at a Greater Hewitt Chamber 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 additional refreshments including bottled water and small snack, such as crackers and cheese, fruit 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 featured in the quarterly Hewitt Express magazine.

Ribbon cutting ceremonies are complimentary and held exclusively for chamber members. Please give chamber staff three weeks’ notice to properly promote and coordinate your event. All ribbon cuttings are subject to different formats as members will have special requests including joint events. The Greater Hewitt Chamber is happy to partner with other chambers but will promote within its own chamber guidelines.

  1. Ribbon Cuttings are to be held outside to allow adequate social distancing
  2. Photos and live video will be taken at the time of the event and shared on GHCOC social media channels.  For group photos, please follow CDC guidelines for social distancing – maintain a 6-foot distance between individuals and limited to 10 or less.
  3. Representatives from GHCOC will arrive approximately 10 minutes before the scheduled event. All staff members will be temperature screened prior to arrival. Those with a temperature of 100.4 or above will not participate in the event
  4. Member/Investor businesses are responsible for temperature checks of their staff, family, friends, and other guests.
  5. Participants and hosts of any public events are required to wear a face mask at all times, maintain a minimum of six feet of social distancing, and ensure that appropriate sanitization measures are taken as appropriate and necessary
  6. Refreshments provided by you are optional. If you wish to provide food or beverages, we ask that you offer individually packaged items grab-n-go style and provide adequate hand sanitizer or hand-washing stations

Special thanks to Raising Cane’s Hewitt Drive and Hewitt Florist for presenting the Greater Hewitt Chamber’s Hewitt area Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies.

Coffee with the President

October 15, 2021 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM @ Common Grounds in Woodway

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 biannual event and coffee  will be available for purchase.

   

Membership Orientation

WINTER DATE AND LOCATION TBA – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

All members are invited to attend our biannual 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.

Still have questions?

Call the Chamber office at 254.666.1200. Our staff will be happy to help you!