Connections Networking Group
What if you could have additional sales professionals looking out for potential business for you? That’s what the Chamber’s networking club, Connections, is all about!
Connections meets every other Thursday morning at the Uptown Business Club (236 Pritchard Road). Breakfast is served at 7:15am and the meeting starts at 7:30am. There is an additional charge of 120+hst per quarter to join. Connections is category-exclusive, which means that you do not compete with other companies who do what you do.
Check with the Chamber’s events listing for meeting dates.
The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce established Connections in 1991 as a special program to promote business opportunities among Chamber members.
The success of the program is based on a commitment by each Connections member to attend regularly scheduled networking meetings to:
- develop on-going relationships among members
- create awareness of each member’s product and service
- utilize the products and services of members
- generate and exchange leads
Expectations of Members
Once membership has been approved, a member is expected to attend meetings regularly. Members should not miss more than three consecutive meetings without explanation. Alternates are allowed on a pre-approved basis.
Format of Meetings
Connections meetings are held over breakfast every other Thursday. Each meeting has a set agenda that includes time for both informal discussions among members and formal presentations given by members who have prepared a review of their company and its products and services. Draws for prizes are held at each meeting. The prize is furnished by the speaker.
In addition, guest speakers and social events (optional) are organized throughout the year.
Eligibility for membership is on a first come basis for companies who meet the following requirements:
- The company is a member in good standing with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
- The company does not compete with any current Connections member. Membership is limited to one member for each category.
Click here for the Connections Membership Guidelines
Chair: Ryan Field, TD Bank
Vice Chair/Programming: Sandy Alfonsi, Financial Wellness Centre
Membership Director: Paul Hawkins, Brott Music Festival
Connections Rewards Program: Jonathan Szabo, Nerium International
Secretary: Barbara Duffus, Duffus Consulting
For more information on joining Connections, please contact: