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Business After Hours

Business After Hours

Business After Hours is a great way to meet and connect with fellow members and non-members alike. There are approximately 75 to 150 people in attendance at each one of these networking mixers. These casual, friendly and free networking events feature great food and drink and display the incredible variety and quality of our members’ businesses. All members are invited to connect with other members, develop new leads and contacts and have fun.

Business After Hours is a monthly event that is free and open to the public. Locations and dates vary, so be sure to check our Calendar of Events for more information.

Registration Information

Business After Hours is a monthly event that is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Hosting Business After Hours

Our members have the opportunity to host 75-150 chamber members and guests at the sponsor’s place of business or another venue where new products or services may be introduced.

We also suggest offering facility tours during the event and having door prizes to showcase your business. The host sponsor is responsible for providing the location, hors d’ oeuvres, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for 75-150 persons. We encourage hosts to use Chamber members when making preparations for the food and beverages.

For available dates, please contact Nancy Gupton, 254-757-5602.

Publicity & Getting People to Your Business After Hours

We want your Business After Hours to be successful and well-attended. As such, we've put together a few tips for success.

Creating an invitation

We're here to help your event be successful and that means we can design your invitation for you, if you don't have a marketing or communications team to do it. If you have a graphic designer, you are welcome to work with them directly to create your invitation in the sizes below.

Each invitation will be made available in two sizes and mediums:

  • 800px x 800px square graphic for use in our electronic messages, including on social media
  • 4" x 6" printed card to be passed out at Chamber functions leading up to the event — Print-ready, one-sided CMYK four-color EPS, TIFF, PDF or JPG (300+ dpi) with 1/8” bleeds

If we create a design for you, we need:

  • A high-quality version of your logo
  • Three to five high-quality photos to be included
  • The time, date and place of the event

Hosts will have the opportunity to give feedback and have up to two rounds of minor edits to the invitations.

If you create the design, it should include:

  • The Greater Waco Chamber logo and Business After Hours wordmark
  • Your logo
  • The time, date and place of the event

Please note that the Chamber Team reserves the right to request changes to invitations for our use.


Whether you are creating an invitation or sending us marketing collateral, we need the final, approved files no later than six weeks prior to the event. This will allow us time to print cards and plan digital marketing appropriately.

How we promote it
  • Electronic invitations sent to 3,300 email addresses, twice, at least two weeks prior to the event
  • Promoted in the Chamber E-Weekly newsletter twice, at least two weeks prior to the event
  • Cards are printed and handed out at different chamber functions leading up to the event
  • At least two event posts on the Waco Chamber-Members Only Facebook account
How you can promote it
  • Create a Facebook event and add the Greater Waco Chamber as a co-host
  • Write a press release and send to the media
  • Invite your customers and prospects, business partners and employees