The ConnectForLunch program invites members to have lunch with two or three other business people, making real connections that can lead to real results! ConnectForLunch is exclusive to Chamber members and Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce members have had access to the program since June 2009.
Many members have joined the Chamber to meet other Chamber members hoping they’ll become your customers and send you referrals. You know that to get those referrals, Chamber members will need time to get to know you, to have confidence in you. What better way for them to get to know you than by spending an hour with them for a business lunch at a local restaurant?
Here’s what Chamber members are saying:
“Great job with these lunches! It's a wonderful opportunity to network on a completely different level. This is definitely a program the Chamber needs to keep going.”
Governmental Affairs Director
Hampton Roads Realtors Association
“Applause and kudos to whoever came up with this concept. There is an intimacy to the lunches that is not just passing out business cards. There is networking that works into opportunities for referrals. And I discover wonderful restaurants I've not been to before.”
Reverse Mortgage Consultant
“ConnectForLunch is great! In a short period of time, not only have I made many wonderful contacts for future possibilities, but formed two partnerships with companies to use for our students' work study and internship programs, as well as having our students who qualify participate in any scholarship opportunities these businesses may offer. ConnectForLunch is indeed a ‘Win, Win’ for all who participate!”
Savannah Frances Hinton,
Public Relations Director
ECPI College of Technology
“What a great way to get to really know people, their products and the opportunities in the marketplace. It gets you in front of so many people on the front lines of day-to-day business.”
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce gives you a free introductory subscription to ConnectForLunch. After your trial, you can go to lunch twice or four times a month for a nominal fee (you also pay for your meals). For more information and to sign up, click here.