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Networking Opportunities 



Meet New Customers!

For most businesses, one of the biggest challenges is meeting the people who could become your best customer.  Your Chamber makes that easy by providing networking events throughout the year. The Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce holds events like the Annual Meeting & Business Awards Dinner, Business After Hours and the Chamber Summer Blast Off Golf Outing to give members the opportunity to create new relationships and build their networks.


An event like Business After Hours is the perfect opportunity to meet potential customers, clients and colleagues in a relaxed, social setting.


TOP 5 NETWORKING TIPS
  • Provide business cards.
  • Discover what you can do for someone else. Networking is about creating relationships, not making the sale. You'll find it actually takes the pressure off. 
  • The name tag is worn on the right side. This is to provide an easy sight-line to your name when shaking hands.
  • Review your "thirty second commercial"—a brief statement that summarizes what you do and the benefits you offer clients.
  • Remember to circulate. Try to meet at least seven new people at each event. 

TOP 5 NETWORKING QUESTIONS

Ask questions. This is a good way to discover what you can do for someone else. Ask a few questions to find out a person's passion and before you know it, you've started a conversation.

  • What do you do?
  • How long have you done it?
  • What do you enjoy most about what you do?
  • What types of individuals or companies do you typically work with?
  • Have you been to any other Chamber events lately?















DATE: June 15 , 2017
TIME: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LOCATION: River Street (the Block in front of Ironworks Cafe)

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR(S)

West Shore Community College

Matt Knizacky
Owner/Agent, Knizacky Insurance Agency

Being an Ambassador has been very fulfilling both personally and professionally.  It has allowed me to meet many people who have become friends and clients.



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