Chamber Programs & Networking Opportunities

No matter your business or interests, there’s a chamber program for you.

Community conversations featuring guest speakers discussing “hot topics” in economy, workforce development, community & legislative updates hosted at member locations.

2nd Tuesday of the month | 7:45-9 AM

Networking @ Noon

These noontime, luncheon meetings are held monthly at chamber member restaurants. Members get together on their lunch break to catch up, network, and support fellow member businesses.

ChamberConnect

When it comes to networking, are you making meaningful connections and building relationships, or are you simply handing out business cards to everyone you meet?

ChamberConnect, the chamber’s monthly networking event, is designed to facilitate meaningful contacts. The program is structured so attendees share stories and personal information, as well as exchange business ideas, problems, solutions and contact information. The event kicks off with an icebreaker, so for those who are less comfortable with the networking concept, the often-awkward initial introduction is all but eliminated.

This program takes place from 3:45-5 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at a different member.

Howell Young Professionals

HYP is a program made to connect, develop, and cultivate professionals new to a career, industry, or Livingston county. With its three focuses, HYP plans its own educational meetings for skill-building, After Hour Mixers for networking opportunities, and collaborates to organize the Fantasy of Lights Fundraiser.

Business After Hours

Business After Hours are informal gatherings held after work. Members meet to exchange ideas, network and enjoy refreshments. The chamber hosts a Business After Hours to honor elected officials in the spring and one honoring area educators in the fall, providing a link between these officials and chamber members.

New Member Welcome

These quarterly meetings are an opportunity for new members to get acquainted with the many chamber services, programs and benefits that will help maximize their investment in membership. Members also have the chance to network over light refreshments, meet chamber staff and share information about their business.

Referral Groups

The objectives of a referral group are for its members to get to know one another well enough to feel comfortable referring each other, to gain business, and to establish valuable personal and business connections. The chamber currently has two active referral groups, with a waiting list for a third. The two groups meet on alternating Wednesday mornings. For more information, contact Dianne Samples (dsample@howell.org).

Seminars and workshops

The chamber and its foundation sponsor seminars and workshops throughout the year to present in-depth programs on topics of current concern. Seminars have included a three-day safety administrator course, automotive industry forums, and workshops on total quality management, nonprofit board improvement and customer service.

For more information, email us at chamber@howell.org.