WRVS welcomes guests for Chamber Speed Networking Session
January 01, 1900
Sixty seconds may not allow you to fully describe your business’s goods and services but it’s a good start. Six times a year, the staff of the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce coordinates Chamber Speed Networking Sessions (or CSNs) that allow business owners and staff to network one-on-one. Prospective customers approach your counter and take 60 seconds to hear your businesses sales pitch. After a brief exchange, the prospective customer, moves to the next counter to meet the next business owner. Amy Alcocer, membership director with the Chamber, said their guest list is growing as more people from the public learn about speed networking. For many it is an opportunity to learn more about the businesses that serve this community. Every other month, a local business hosts the event. Last Thursday, the staff of the university radio station, WRVS-FM 89.9, welcomed 32 guests to Williams Hall for rounds of networking and later tours of their studio. Melba Smith, manager of Radio and TV Services said she was pleased to meet the speed networking participants and to discuss publicity packages for their businesses. "Although we’ve been on the air for years, this is a good way for us to meet area business owners and their staff face to face. "As a result, business owners are often pleasantly surprised to realize how much more they receive here for their advertising (underwriting) dollars when they partner with us," Participants moved from table to table exchanging greetings and business cards during the early afternoon Thursday. Jersey Mike’s catered the event.