Chamber of Commerce hosts monthly networking event

Published 7:29 pm Monday, July 15, 2019


Washington Daily News

Networking is a key part of owning a business, but it can sometimes be the most difficult.

The Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce is holding its monthly B2B, or Business 2 Business, event on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. Located at 102 Stewart Parkway, the Chamber’s B2B event is a free opportunity for members to network with other business owners and gain knowledge from guest speakers, such as this month’s Pam Pippin with Pippin Resource Group.

“There’s a speaker presentation for about 15 to 20 minutes, and then everybody has the opportunity to give a 30-second elevator speech,” said Chamber of Commerce assistant director Robin McKeithan. “It’s just a great networking opportunity.”

According to McKeithan, the monthly event was started about a year ago to give Chamber members an opportunity to get to know one another. During each meeting, business representatives give a brief pitch about who they are and what they do as an introduction to the group. There is also a presentation by a guest speaker every month, often presenting tips on how to improve their business.

July’s guest speaker, Pippin, specializes in team-building programs and HR consulting. According to Pippin’s website, she offers customizable training programs for businesses to bridge the communication gap between supervisors and employees.

“Pam is a certified HR professional with over 20 years experience,” McKeithan said. “She does a lot of HR consulting, and she does a lot of motivational speaking.”

Each B2B event provides unique networking opportunities and key speakers, and members are encouraged to attend consistently. B2B events are free for members, and members are able to bring guests twice before non-members are expected to join the Chamber.

“We have almost a full house every month, and it’s just been a great program of the Chamber,” McKeithan said. “If you’re looking for a way to network, this is a great opportunity.”

There are spots available for Wednesday’s meeting. For those who are interested, call 252-946-9168 for more information.