Greater Thorold Business Council


Greater Thorold Business Council

September BA5 Photo Gallery

Click here to view photos from September’s BA5!

Thank you to Turf Net Sports Supplies for hosting and to Barry Smith from BSquared Photography for the photos!

Turf Net Sports Supplies

Host a Business After Five

BA5_Ball_Hockey_International 25_There are many benefits to hosting a Business After Five at your establishment.

If you’d like to host, we’d love to help you succeed! Here’s why you should consider hosting:

  1. Business After 5 events are considered one of  the best networking opportunities.
  2. Draw members and potential new customers to  your business.
  3. A BA5 is a prime opportunity to promote your  business to a captive audience while displaying firsthand the quality of your product, services and facility.
  4. Your BA5 will be added to our monthly newsletter,  highlighting your business and your upcoming event.
  5. Our Photographer will be there to take photo’s of your establishment and your event.  These will be posted on our website and Facebook page with the link sent our to our entire membership base.

Thinking about hosting your very own Business After Five?

We want to ensure that your event is a great one. As such we have put together a checklist to assist you.

Business After Five runs once a month from 5pm to 7pm

DSC_0875 (2)We (GTBC Staff) will design and send out the RRSP Invitation to our member base on your behalf and keep you posted on the number of expected attendees.

We (GTBC Staff) will arrive between 4:30 and 4:45 to set up a table to greet and register your guests as they arrive and will have nametags available for all of your guests as well as collect all attendees business cards for your use following the event.  You may wish to add their contact information to your data base and/or send thank you cards to those attendees with a possible invitation to purchase or attend something you wish to promote in the future.   We will draw business cards for door prises at the end of the introductions and speakers.  Any host or member can bring a door prise to these events which will further promote your business.  No obligation but good hook.

Have a few words prepared. This is your chance to showcase who you are and what you do. Take advantage of the opportunity. Feel free to hand out information, or provide tours of your facility.   If you know someone who would be a good fit to become a member with the Greater Thorold Business Council, please invite them as your guest and let us know who they are and what they do so that we can acknowledge them.

20140916_Stevie_Nic's_Bar (27)As the host it is your responsibility to provide some type of refreshment and snack. It can be as simple as cake and coffee, appetizers and punch, or wine and cheese. It is up to you, as you decide to serve. Hosts wishing to offer alcoholic beverages and are not licensed should apply for a Special Occasion Permit 2 -3 weeks in advance, as the application normally require 10 days to process.

We are currently booking for 2016!

We encourage you to contact our office at #(905) 328-4376 or via email should you have any questions.  As the date of your Business After Five approaches, GTBC Staff will contact you.

Denise Rowe Guerette:

Jeanette DeRose:





Feature Business

The Honey Bee Store

Phone: 905 397 8685

46A Front St.
Thorold, ON
L2V 1W9




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