Thank you to the Four Points Sheraton for hosting, and Barry Smith from B Squared Photography for the great pictures!
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:
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
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.
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. http://www.agco.on.ca/en/services/permit_special_GPB.aspx
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: email@example.com
Jeanette DeRose: firstname.lastname@example.org