West Seneca Chamber of Commerce plans return of popular ‘one-minute networking event’

A Chamber networking event, pre-Covid.A Chamber networking event, pre-Covid.

Prior to the pandemic, the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce held a bimonthly breakfast networking event that became quite popular among Chamber members, with several members reporting new business activity as a result of the meetings.

The morning networking opportunity will mark its official return from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, June 11, in the large meeting room of the West Seneca Community Center & Library, 1300 Union Road, West Seneca. Seating will be limited, and RSVPs are required.

“We call these meetings a ‘one-minute networking event’ because all attendees have approximately one minute to introduce themselves and give a brief update on their business or organization as we go around the room,” said Joe Kirchmyer, executive director of the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce. “The concept was really growing in popularity before the pandemic, so we’re very happy to be able to meet in-person once again. The only difference is that we will not be able to provide a communal breakfast for attendees.

“In addition to having a one-minute spotlight, attendees will have an opportunity to network with other business and organizational leaders following the meeting, and that’s when we typically see referrals being made and handshake agreements taking place. And that — connecting businesses — is what the Chamber is all about!”

Seating at the event will be socially distant, and attendees are asked to please wear a mask until they are seated at their individual table. The event is open to both Chamber members and nonmembers.

For more information or to RSVP for the June 11 networking event, please call the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce at 674-4900 or email director@westseneca.org. For more information on the Chamber, please visit westseneca.org. You can also follow the organization on Facebook for frequent updates.