Business Hours Events

Take advantage of great networking in a fun and relaxed environment at Business After Hours, the premier networking event for business professionals held in a variety of venues throughout Sitka.

The two hour time frame gives you the opportunity to discuss and share ideas while learning about other local businesses, whether you stay for 20 minutes or the full two hours.

Held in a relaxed setting, Business After Hours is a relationship building experience that benefits you and your company through added contacts and resources.

Networking Tips

Arrive on time. It is easier to start a conversation before everyone has settled into groups.
Wear your name tag on your right. When you shake hands, it will be in direct line of vision.
Remember to circulate.  To join in a group of people that you don’t know very well, try saying something as simple as, “May I join you?” It works.
Networking is about creating relationships. Remember to smile, look people in the eye when you talk to them and use their name.
Be prepared. If you are asked about your product or service, you want to be ready to answer with a brief 30 second summary.
Follow up. Bring business cards so that you can easily exchange contact information and follow up within 48 hours of the event.

Hosting A Business After Hours Event

Are you looking for a new way to promote your business? Business After Hours are not only great networking opportunities, they are a perfect way to bring business to your door! When you host one of the monthly events, you have a unique opportunity to introduce your organization to business professionals who may not be familiar with who you are and what you do, but who may be looking for your goods or services. 

Enjoy showcasing your business to Sitka Chamber colleagues and invited guests in an afterhours environment. Create a relaxing yet informative evening to introduce your business and create a business networking opportunity. Traditionally held from 4pm to 6pm on the fourth Thursday of every month, Business After Hours is one of the Sitka Chamber’s most sought after events.

Sponsorship includes:

  • Company name and logo in Weekly Happenings, the chamber’s weekly email newsletter
  • Pre-event announcements at chamber weekly luncheons
  • Company name and logo on the chamber website
  • Company name and logo on the chamber Facebook page
  • Chamber volunteers to help work the event

As the host of Business After Hours, you are responsible for providing the location large enough to accommodate 20 to 30 attendees, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and door prizes.