Now that we are edging our way back into normalcy, I am seeing a few networking functions starting to appear out of the Covid-19 fog. I am even golfing in a few events this month so it will be really nice to see business people again. Why is networking so important?
It is one of the best ways to meet potential new customers. What is the best way to network? Join a service club or a business group like a merchants’ association, or better yet, join your Chamber of Commerce.
The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce has over 1,000 business members. Networking opportunities are the number one reason that businesses join. The Chamber has always had at least two networking functions a month and hosts numerous larger events, all attended by people from all areas of business. Is there a better place to meet new potential customers?
If you really want to stand out from the crowd of business people, become a sponsor of an event. You will receive lots of perks and recognition in front of a room full of attentive listeners.
The Chamber of Commerce has many membership benefits including their advocacy work, but the main benefit is the networking functions and events. Join the Chamber, grab your business cards and go meet some new people. It can only be good for business.