Hosting a West Seattle Chamber After Hours
Each year, the West Seattle Chamber hosts 10 After Hours professional networking events at local WS Chamber member businesses. These events are monthly, excluding August and December. Are you considering hosting? Read below to find out if it’s a fit for your business.
Commitment by the WS Chamber Member:
- A Chamber member business provides the venue (or partners with another member to joint-host an After Hours is a suitable venue).
- A Chamber member business provides light food and beverages (or partners with other members to supply food and beverages for the event).
- Date/time: The business must be available at the time of the regularly scheduled After Hours: Fourth Thursday of the month from 5pm-7:30pm (except January, when the After Hours is the second Thursday)
- Attendance: Your business location must be able to accommodate a large group of guests. After Hours have been attracting 50-70 attendees from West Seattle businesses.
Promotion by the WS Chamber:
- Your business gets promoted on the Chamber website and After Hours event page.
- Your business gets promoted via the Chamber social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter) for the 4 weeks leading up to the event.
- Your business gets promoted via social media with photos from the actual event the day following the event.
- You will be addressing the attendees during the announcements portion of the event and get to inform guests about your business, services, opportunities to collaborate, and upcoming events
- The West Seattle Chamber handles the registration portal and nametags for the evening. Post-event, we can email the attendees with any follow up information you’d like to share.
Schedule of the After Hours Evening:
- 5pm-5:30pm – Newer Member Mixer with the new members from the last 3-6 months
- 5:30pm-7:30pm – All Chamber Members
- 6:15pm – Announcements from the WS Chamber and host venue
- 7:30pm – After Hours concludes
2023 After Hours Schedule:
- January 12th - Coldwell Banker Bain - West Seattle
- February 23rd - ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
- March 23rd - The Bridge
- April 27th - Admiral Theater
- May 25th - Pacific Coast Financial Services, Inc.
- June 22nd - Element 42
- July 27th - HomeStreet Bank West Seattle w/ Co-Host Seattle Navy League
- August - No After Hours
- September 28th - available
- October 26th - Locust Cider Alki Beach
- November 16th - available
- December - No After Hours
Questions or interested in hosting? Please contact the West Seattle Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-932-5685.