Seventh Annual Regional Business After Hours Slated This Month | Business
Networking events are key to opening doors that lead to future opportunities, according to the online financial magazine – Business Insider. A few, well-placed business cards can help determined entrepreneurs establish new, lucrative contracts with power players in today’s competitive economic climate.
This month, Middle Georgia entrepreneurs can get an edge by connecting with the area’s top movers and shakers at the 2013 Regional Business After Hours. The affair, which takes place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Student Amenities Building, is co-sponsored by Fort Valley State University and the Peach County Chamber of Commerce.
In 2007, FVSU’s first lady Betty Rivers started the series to help Central Georgia entrepreneurs leverage closer relationships with elected lawmakers, established business owners and prominent community leaders.
“This is the perfect networking opportunity for all entrepreneurs to meet local business and community leaders,” said Rivers.
During a brief program, community chambers of commerce will be recognized for their support of the Business After Hours event. Guests will be served a selection of hors d’oeuvres. To keep guests entertained, FVSU’s Wildcat Force will perform several, energetic musical performances.
Event organizers will also pay tribute to legendary civil rights champion Rosa Parks, who will be honored by the U.S. Post Office with a Forever Stamp on Monday, Feb. 4. After the evening’s highlighted program, the night will end with a spirited auction. FVSU President and Auctioneer Larry E. Rivers will take bids on select memorabilia and items from local businesses and the campus.
To attend the 2013 Business After Hours, admission at the door is $10. All proceeds will benefit the Peach Chamber of Commerce and FVSU’s Camellia Scholarship Fund.