Networking and Tractors at Chamber After-Hours Event
By Sarah Steele Wilson
Jul 27, 2012, 15:26
photo by Sarah Steele Wilson Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce members networked with tractors in the background during the monthly Business After-Hours get together on Thursday.
A gentleman named John Deer played a large role at Thursday night’s Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce Business After-Hours networking event.
He provided the back drop at the monthly after work meet and greet that was held at the Keystone Tractor Works Museum in Colonial Heights
“We decided to choose this venue because of our connection with agriculture and us being the unified voice for the agriculture here in the state,” said Joey Martin, a local insurance agent for the Farm Bureau.
A different member of the Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce hosts the event each month, which gives local business owners, government officials and non-profit organizations to see new terrain.
“It’s really been beneficial for the members this year because they get to move all around the community and visit a location and interact with a diverse group each month,” Cailee Mallahan, Executive Assistant for the chamber said.
Mallahan said this is the first year the chamber has held its after hours event on a monthly basis.
“It’s really been beneficial to have an afterwork, networking event each month,” she said.
The chamber also hosts the “Something’s Perkin’” morning networking events, which Mallahan said are also held at different venues throughout the area.
Although the venue was selected to embrace the Farm Bureau’s connection to agriculture, Martin also wanted to make clear to the other business people in attendance that the Farm Bureau is there to help people not involved in agriculture.
photo by Sarah Steele Wilson The After-Hours events take place throughout the area.
“A lot of people don’t realize our products and insurance, we cater to anybody’s needs. The common household all the way up to the businesses,” he said. “...We’re here to help everybody and we’re a grassroots organization here in the community.”