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      Business After Hours

    Business After Hours are informal networking events held at our members' locations. Attendance ranges from 50 to 75 people. Business After Hours is the premiere networking event for business professionals in the Greater Chicopee area. It is usually held on the second Thursday of each month from 4:30PM – 6:30PM and the cost to attend is just $10 for members or $15 for non-members.

    This two hour time frame gives you the opportunity to tour the chosen location and discuss and share ideas while learning about other local businesses. It is a relationship-building experience held in a relaxed setting that benefits you and your company through added contacts and resources. 

    Stay for 20 minutes or enjoy the full two hours. Enjoy the delicious refreshments while giving people a chance to get to know you - that way they will want to do business with you! Support the Greater Chicopee area business and support your Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce.

    Don’t forget your business cards! 

    Next up:  Monday, February 13, 2018 - Elms College - Student Success Center 2nd Floor of the Alumnae Library 
    (Please note that this event it is on Monday and NOT the usual Thursday)

    Click Here to register.


    Salute Breakfasts

    The Greater Chicopee Chamber Salute Breakfast attracts some of the most recognized business and political figures and extremely notable speakers throughout Western Massachusetts.  Meetings are held in multiple venues to give area businesses a chance to see what each venue has to offer and includes a full buffet breakfast.  New member recognition is acknowledged and a member of our Breakfast Committee or Ambassador Committee is provided for first time breakfast meeting attendees.

    The Chamber also offers limited table space for each breakfast sponsor attending breakfast to display their businesses up front.  Requests for these tables must be made in advance, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Our Salute Breakfasts are informal networking events held at our member companies. Attendance ranges from 75 to 125 people.  At Salute Breakfast, attendees are invited to introduce themselves to other businesses, enjoy refreshments, beverages, raffle prizes, and more.  All breakfast events take place from 7:15 am to 9:00 am unless otherwise noted. 

    Don’t forget your business cards!

    Next Up: Wednesday, February 32, 2018 - Castle of Knights - Annual Meeting

    Click Here to register.


    Breakfast & Learns

    This Breakfast & Learn program is a training or development event scheduled during the breakfast hours. Our Chamber Breakfast & Learn includes a continental breakfast of pastries, muffins, fruit, yogurt and coffee, tea and juices to encourage the days activity with good nourishment - after all, we are asking attendees to give up work time.

    The time is 8:30 am - 10:00 am.

    These monthly programs are open to all chamber members and their staff and address broad topics/issues that are relevant to the business community. The schedule is modified as needed to address current topics that arise.

    Next Up: January 24, 2017 - Breakfast & Learn w/John Gannon - Topic: 2018 HR Updates

    Click Here to register.


    CEO Luncheons

    Every quarter the Chicopee Chamber recognizes a local chief executive officer (CEO) for outstanding participation in vendor development and community activities as well as establishing and building economic equality for local enterprises.

    We originally started this quarterly event as a means to increase corporate involvement with the chamber and to create greater awareness of the many successful and accomplished business owners. Through experience and input of the membership we now work to recognize those individuals who put forth time, energy, and resources for the betterment of the Greater Chicopee community and the inclusion of all the area’s citizenry in the economic mainstream of our great city.

    Next Up: February 15, 2018 - Featuring Spiros Hatiras, President & CEO of Holyoke Medical Center

    To register for this event: Click here