WRVS welcomes guests for Chamber Speed Networking Session
Kesha Williams 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
Participants moved from table to table exchanging greetings and business cards during
the early afternoon Thursday. Jersey Mike's catered the event.