Mark West Area Chamber of Commerce Socials
What is a social?
A social is one of the best ways to promote your business and network with your fellow Mark West Area Chamber of Commerce members!
At socials, our members and their guests have the opportunity to gather and mingle in a fun environment, hosted by their fellow Chamber members. Not only are these great networking opportunities, but they also allow business owners to discuss things that are happening in the Mark West Area (and beyond).
Members will also be able to participate in our three drawings:
- The business card prize drawing
- The 50/50 raffle
- The Pot of Gold drawing*
On top of the networking opportunities and news about the area, socials should always serve as a reminder to Chamber members how important it is to support their fellow local businesses.
When do socials take place?
Our socials are always on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. If there is a change in date or location, members will be notified via email ahead of time.
How do I host a social and what is expected of me and my business?
Hosting a social is simple: contact the Mark West Chamber of Commerce via phone or email, and let us know you are interested in hosting.
The Chamber will then work with you to determine the best month to host your social. Keep in mind that hosting is first come, first served. As such, it is encouraged that interested businesses have multiple months in mind.
As a host, you will be responsible for the following:
- Providing food and drinks for attendees
- Providing the location for the social**
- During the announcements portion of the social, announcing any upcoming events, changes, or other important information about your business
Additionally, it is suggested that hosts provide at least two raffle prizes for the business card drawing.
In turn, the Chamber will:
- Provide at least two tables to be placed near the entrance of the venue
- Sign guests in
- Manage the raffles
- Emcee the announcements and raffles
- Assist in setup and cleanup
- Provide additional support as necessary
If you are interested in hosting a social or have additional questions about hosting, contact us through one of the methods below, and we will work with you to make sure your social is amazing.
Phone: (707) 578-7975
*Chamber members are automatically entered into the Pot of Gold drawing, but they must be current on their dues. If the winner is absent, the cash prize will increase, up to a maximum of $300 USD.
**If you would like to host a social, but you do not have the space necessary, feel free to reach out to the Chamber or other Chamber members and co-host the event instead. You will still have the same opportunity to tell others about your business.