The Northeast Johnson County Chamber offers many opportunities for its members to connect and network with each other. At these events, members meet with owners and employees of other area businesses. Members build strong relationships and benefit from referrals.
“Networking through the Chamber has enabled The Barn Players to acquire new volunteers, new advertisers and financial support.” Vida Bikales, President of the Board of Directors, The Barn Players
“I would like to speak about what a positive experience being a NEJC chamber member has been – new contacts, great events and a much more effective use of our time compared to other associations we have joined!” Cynthia Riggins, Acendas
“We’re Talkin’ Tuesday”
The Chamber’s “We’re Talkin’ Tuesday” Networking Group is held the first and third Tuesday of each month, at 8:00 a.m. at the Mainstreet Credit Union located at 6025 Lamar in Mission. This fun, interactive networking experience is a great place to connect with other business owners. “We’re Talkin’ Tuesday” is one of the Chamber’s most popular events. The Sponsor for We’re Talkin’ Tuesday is the City of Merriam.
Business After Hours
Business After Hours are excellent marketing tools for the hosts of the event and great networking opportunities for the guests who attend. They provide Chamber members an opportunity to showcase their businesses’ environment and the products and services they offer. These relaxed networking events are held each month at a different member business after normal business hours.
Coffee & Conversation
NEJC Chamber members get together for coffee and networking at different Chamber member businesses each month. These events are held in the morning and are sponsored by members looking for an interesting and effective way to get new people in the doors of their business.
Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Opening Ceremonies
Ribbon Cuttings and grand opening ceremonies provide opportunities for new members to highlight their business and for the Chamber to welcome them to the community.
Luncheons take place on the third Thursday of each month. This is a great educational and networking event featuring speakers from the Kansas City area. Past speakers have included Carlos Casas, Google Fiber; Dr. Jim Hinson, Shawnee Mission School District; and John McDonald, Boulevard Brewery.
Member Advantage is an opportunity for new members and those who are searching for a way to get involved to learn more about membership benefits. Attendees will meet other new members, ambassadors and Chamber staff. Most importantly, attendees will learn how to maximize their investment. The Member Advantage is held on a quarterly basis. Dates for 2016 are February 3, May 4, August 3 and November 2.
The Annual Gala is the Chamber’s premier event each year. This black-tie event celebrates the success of the Chamber and recognizes the achievement of its members with an elegant evening of dinner, dancing and a silent and live auction. The 2016 Annual Gala will be held on November 19th at the Overland Park Marriott. Visit the Annual Gala page of our website here.
The NEJC Chamber’s Annual Golf Classic hosts golfers, sponsors and volunteers from over 50 companies in our community. This highly-acclaimed 18-hole golf tournament is an exciting day of friendly competition and networking. The Golf Classic is June 14, 2016. Visit the Golf page of our website here.