Speed Networking - Spring Edition
Reconnect with your NetworkWe know it's been a loooooong time since we have seen our friends, and met new colleagues! Join us for a fabulous evening where you can do both. We can help you get a LOT done in two short hours!
Bring your business cards and your "elevator pitch" and let us do the rest!
How it Works
We will have tables set up and clear instructions on what to do for each timed networking segment. When the bell rings, you move to the next table! It's as easy as that! We guarantee (well...almost!!) that you won't meet the same person twice!
Once you have registered we will send you specific information about how to prepare and a few tips & tricks on how to make the most of a Speed Networking event. Don't worry - we have you covered.
Use the last half hour to connect with those you would like to make a stronger connection and enjoy the food and drinks provided by Concordia University.
Be a Table Sponsor and get your name and brand in front of the entire business community in the pre & post event marketing as well as on the night of the event!
Want to be a Sponsor?**
- color logo placement on all digital & print marketing - website, e-newsletter, e-blast to Chamber membership, social media (FB&IG)
- feature placement of your name and logo on the speed networking table
- one complimentary event ticket + sponsor name tag
- opportunity to have marketing "swag" on site at the event
- opportunity to display a roller-banner at the event
- "right of first refusal" on marketing opportunities at the Fall Speed Networking event
- cost: $250/ Table Sponsorship (no limit on purchase quantities)
Important Information!LocationThe event is being held in the Christopher Center of Concordia University. I have attached a map of campus for your reference. The entrance to the parking lot is near the corner of Augusta St. & Monroe Ave.Address:Concordia University The Walter and Maxine Christopher Center for Learning and Leadership 7400 Augusta StRiver Forest, IL 60305Where to ParkPlease park in Lot 1, indicated on the map below. You can also park in Lot 3.Do not park in the lot directly in front of the building, as this lot is needed for the Early Childhood Center located in this building.
ScheduleArrival & Registration: 5 - 5:30pmSpeed Networking: 5:30 - 6:30pmSocializing, Snacks & Drinks: 6:30 - 7pmDuring the Speed Networking, each person has 2 minutes to speak. The first minute is the time for using that perfected elevator pitch. The second minute, answer the question, "What does my business need?".At the end of 12 minutes, you will hear a loud bell. This is the indication that you should move to the next table.What to BringTo keep the 2 minutes moving along, please add a 2-minute timer to your phone.Make sure to bring your business cards! This is a great time to get in front of a lot of new people in a very short amount of time. Make sure you give them your business card so that they can reach out to you after the event and keep those connections going!Tips & TricksIf you would like a few pointers on Networking, check out THIS BLOG written by our very own Diane Cranford.Still working on perfecting that elevator pitch? HERE is a short and helpful blog on honing your elevator pitch.
Date and Time
Tuesday Apr 12, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
5:00pm - 5:15pm - arrival and registration
5:15pm - 5:30pm - get seated and instructions
5:30pm - 6:30pm - Power Hour of Speed Networking
6:30pm - 7:00pm - casual networking
The Walter and Maxine Christopher Center for Learning and Leadership
7400 Augusta St
River Forest, IL 60305
Chamber Members: $30.00
Non Members: $50.00
Kelsang Chogo, Special Events Manager