Chamber hosts 'after-hours blender'
Businesses, Chamber members, residents and non-residents are all invited to get together, usually at a local restaurant, to meet new people.
“It’s really a great way to get to know more people in your community,” said Chamber President, Judy Sirianni.
Businesses come to this event to network and help promote themselves within their community.
Everyone else comes and introduces themselves and can let everyone know what they have going on whether it’s an event or some type of special promotion.
Sirianni has informative guest speakers at each blender. The Industrial Development Agency spoke at the last one to inform people of who they really are and what they’re doing.
In August, the Chamber will collaborate with the Hollow Association. During this blender, there will be a speaker on energy. This will help people learn about the energy they’re using and how to be energy efficient.
“It’s really just a way to get your word out,” Sirianni said.
She adds that they aim to educate people and help them get to know each other.
Also, there are a number of small local businesses in the area. Sirianni wants to do what she can, and what the Chamber can, to get people to shop locally and to help their local businesses.
“Our main goal is to help our local businesses,” said Sirianni.
This social event was started to help the businesses of the community get their names out to the public so they can recognize who they are and help support them.
Several elected officials have made appearances at these events. Sirianni believes that coming to these blenders is like having a built-in audience.
Not only do guests have the opportunity to learn new things about the community and the people in it, the “audience” will get to hear what they have to say as well.