After Hours Networking

After Hours Business Networking is held once a month, usually on the third Thursday of the month, from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, at the location of the hosting business or organization.

Our After Hours Business Networking is a FREE monthly event that is open to the public. Our host businesses generously sponsor an evening of refreshments, learning, and networking. And, you don't need to be a business owner to attend! Curious about the businesses hosting an event? Come on out!

Bring a colleague, business associate, a favorite client, a friend, or a neighbor -- our After Hours Business Networking works because we bring together a mix of people who might be your next employer, employee, customer, or trusted collaborator!

Visit our events page to find out about our next networking event!

Introducing yourself at Canandaigua National Bank After Hours.
Making a centerpiece activity, at EAT at Tasteful Connections, with Personal Designs Florist.
Mingling with new connections at Rochester Yacht Club.
Mingling with Polar Bears at the Seneca Park Zoo.
Refreshments and tours.
Heather and Stephanie Genrich mingle in the greenhouse.

Want to host an After Hours Business Networking?

This event is a great opportunity to invite your customers and colleagues to enjoy an open house at your location.

As a host, you get to know your Irondequoit business neighbors, plus boost awareness of your business by showcasing your offices, workshops, or retail locations. As Irondequoit Chamber After Hours is open to the public, potential customers from the wider community also may visit during the event.

"Yes, I want to host an After Hours Business Networking event!" Contact us!

We handle the major promotion of your event! You take RSVPs or we do – your choice!
  • Your event will be promoted in the weeks prior with three emails to our 350+ subscribers, plus print and web listings in Rochester Business Journal, Democrat & Chronicle, I-CAT (local Irondequoit television access), Time Warner Cable, and local television channels community calendars.
  • Hosts are encouraged to invite their customers and colleagues by forwarding one of these emails to their personal guest list.

The general format for the evening can include:

  • The hosting organization giving a short talk about their business.
  • Tours of host's facilities, if appropriate.
  • Demo of a product or service, if appropriate.
  • Refreshments, like cheese & crackers, vegetable tray, water, juice, wine, beer, etc. Past hosts have offered chips and dip, or gone all-out to cater their event with hot hors d'oeuvres. It's up to you!
  • A small giveaway or gift bag for guests to take home. *NOT required, but more and more of our hosts are doing this!

"Yes, I want to host an After Hours Business Networking event!" Contact us!

Networking at the Genrich's greenhouse.
Salon ROC welcomes a crowd.
Unwinding on the deck at Schooner's.