Chamber Programs & Networking Opportunities

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

We ARE Livingston

These fast-paced, entertaining monthly breakfast meetings feature news and information, plus entertainment and surprises, all packed into an hour-and-a-half timeframe. Join in on community conversations, network with fellow members.

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.


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.

HYP ( 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.

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.

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.

Business to Business EXPO

Howell Chamber members who offer products and services to businesses exhibit at this fun event perfect to connect community business, with wine and beer tasting, headshots, food and drink options this is the event for making connections across Livingston.

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 (

Annual Dinner & Citizen of the Year

The Annual Dinner attracts hundreds of chamber members each year. The evening includes special award presentations, including the prestigious Citizen of the Year Award — a closely held secret until the winner is announced that evening.

Art at the Chamber

The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation features the work of local artists throughout the building. A new artist’s work is displayed every three months. Art at the Chamber encourages art in public places. Stop by the chamber to view the collection and leave with a sense of inspiration, and ready to use art to develop a sense of community.

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