Restaurant Member Opportunities
Host a networking event
The chamber holds over 100 events annually including monthly Business After Hours and Young Professionals Networking Happy Hours (5:30-7 p.m.). Host venues are responsible for providing light appetizers and access to a cash bar. Better suited to a morning event? Monthly Coffee Connects (8-9 a.m.) draw upwards of 50 local professionals. Hosts provide light breakfast items and LOTS of coffee.
Held once a month, this series has sold out every date for two consecutive years. Host venues provide at $24 lunch to include entree, soda/coffee, tax and tip. Audience is a predominately female group of business professionals. The chamber handles registration and captures pre-payment. All event fees collected by the chamber go to the host restaurant.
Past host venues include: The Captial Grille, Fiorella's, Blue on Highland, District 118, Lumiere, Walnut Grille, Seasons 52, The Biltmore Bar & Grille, GARI Fusion, Olivia's Bistro, Cappella Restaurant. Hearth Pizzeria and Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, just to name a few.
Very popular with our restaurant members are in-kind food sponsorships in return for marketing or logo exposure. Bakers' Best Catering, Anthony's Coal-Fired Pizza, Stone L'Oven and Wegmans have all supported recent chamber events. We're happy to facilitate a mutually beneficial partnership with one of our host venues based on your capacity and interest.
Showcase at Spring Seasonings
Spring Seasonings is the chamber's largest and most anticipated community event of the year. The Newton-Marriott ballroom fills with over 500 guests sampling the best food and drink from 40 member restaurants. There's no fee to exhibit, but you must be a chamber member. The event is heavily promoted in print, online and on social media and consistently sells out.
Tap into marketing & educational resources
Additional chamber member benefits include: online business profile, posting of news/ events to the chamber website, ribbon cuttings , small business workshops, advocacy and support of small businesses.