We host events each month that are designed to educate, inspire, and connect our members. Our calendar of events includes happenings in the early morning, lunch time, and after the work day. Our event information is shared in our Event Calendar, mailed invitations, e-mail blasts and social media.
Business Before & After Hours
The Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce co-hosts Business Before & After Hours events with a different Chamber member each month. These events provide a valuable opportunity for our members to highlight their offices, shops, and products through facility tours and peer engagement. Guests enjoy the opportunity to learn about new businesses, expand their network, and discover potential partnerships with others throughout the community. Contact Chamber staff if you would like information on hosting or attending an upcoming Business Before Hours or Business After Hours!
Chamber Connects: Leads Group
We facilitate a Leads Group each month to connect members for their mutual best interest. Our goal is not to merely sell to others in the room, but to bring people together to support one another and bring opportunities for each other's businesses.
Referrals, industry tips and best practices can be shared. Group membership is industry specific to encourage collaboration - only one business/representative per industry will be represented. Attendance rules apply since seats are limited.
Talk to Chamber staff about applying for a Leads Group.
Chamber Presents: Monthly Lunch & Learn Series
This year's format is "Ask Me Anything". Attendees engage in meaningful Q&A on various business topics. These lunch events are held at the Chamber and feature topics related to business resources and success. From local entrepreneurship and current economic conditions to local industry trends, our membership lunches feature relevant information (and, of course, great food!). Members have an opportunity to introduce themselves and their business to the group and network before and after the presentation.
Kaleidoscope: Business Diversity Initiative
The Kaleidoscope Initiative is a Business Diversity Initiative (BDI) that focuses on strengthening the advantage of minority-owned and women-owned enterprises. Through this initiative, we are able to focus on providing resources and connections to encourage more diversity in our members' business practices.
New Member Orientation
We have New Member Orientations on a quarterly basis, and invite our recent new members plus any new employee with our existing members. We cover all things related to Chamber Membership and how to best utilize your investment. You'll find out about all of our programs and opportunities, as well as ways to build your member profile!
Women's Impact Network (WIN)
WIN is a way for women to network and support the community at the same time. WIN Meets are held on the first Tuesday morning of the month at a local coffeeshop. Each event will include a short presentation from the monthly sponsor, a spotlight/presentation from a local non-profit organization, and time to network with other guests. Guests are invited to bring a small donation for each month’s charity if they choose.