3rd Friday’s Networking Committee

Committee Information

Director: Valerie Cook, Samaritas

Chairperson: Lisa O’Callaghan, Cumulus Media

Vice Chair: Shane Myas, Edward Jones

Dates of Operation: Yearlong

Description:  A committee to coordinate the Third Friday Luncheons, using Chamber member facilities to provide a Networking Lunch for our Members and soon-to-be members. This opportunity will also provide an opportunity for members to showcase their companies and services to attendees. Periodic speakers geared at offering business oriented tips will be selected by the committee.

Planned Project/Committee Goals:

    • To hold luncheons on the Third Friday for 12 consecutive months at a welcoming member’s facility.
    • To provide networking activities and Leadership to the sessions.

BRING A GUEST DRAWING! Your Chance to win a free ad in “My Business Advocate” and your not-yet-member guest will get a free lunch at a future 3rd Friday’s event.

MONTHLY JACKPOT! Each month up to 10 member business’ names will be drawn for a chance to win $25 cash.  If the members drawn are not in attendance, the money rolls over to the next month.

Annual Pass – $150 

For a one-time fee $150, your business is issued an Annual Pass which reserves your spot at this monthly luncheon.

6 Month Pass For – $80

The Advantages

  • 12 Lunches for the price of 10
  • RSVP your REGRETS only! We’re saving YOUR seat!
  • NOTE: Annual Passes expire 12 months after issue
  • Annual Passes are transferable WITHIN your business, (but NOT from business to business)

Annual Showcase Pass – $100

For a one time fee of $100, your business is entitled to 6 showcases in a 12 month period

The Advantages

  • 6 Showcases for the price of 4
  • NOTE: Annual Passes expire 12 months after issue

Next Event

What: 3rd Fridays
When: 5/18/18
Where: Delta Hotels

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