As a Chamber member, connecting with other businesses is a valuable way to expand your knowledge, learn from the success of others, attain new clients, and tell others about your business. Attending chamber events is a great place for face-to-face networking that creates lasting impressions in the minds of people you meet. Experience the value in forming and maintaining a strong contact base, which will serve you well for years to come.
Key opportunities for our members to connect:
The Chamber’s Annual Gala is the premier formal connecting event where we celebrate our achievements for the year.
Now including our annual Breakthrough Leader Awards!
Our Gala was on December 1, 2017 featuring The Spazmatics.
The Chamber’s Breakthrough Leaders initiative was created by the Chamber in 2016, and its mission is to connect El Paso’s driven leaders,
encourage their collaboration on community initiatives, and to recognize their contributions. Much like other organizations, the Chamber
is addressing perceived gaps in future succession and growing the next generation of leaders to ensure the longevity of the Chamber, its mission,
and the community it serves. The Chamber feels that it is critical to begin and continue developing collaborative relationships of future leaders
and to identify and address any gaps in leadership development among future leaders.
An annual event welcoming each class of the Sergeants Major Academy. We’re proud of our relationship with the local military community. We encourage soldiers to make use of both the event and the web page for valuable information on El Paso information and local statistics.
This biannual community development retreat brings El Paso business leaders together to exchange best practices as they relate to various community priorities.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Business After Hours is a social networking event sponsored by different companies each month in a relaxed setting. Come by for some great networking, good food, lots of fun and plenty of door prizes. Register for a vendor table to highlight your business or just join us for a great free event, but don't forget to bring a friend.
Our January Business After Hours will be at the Holiday Inn - Sunland Park on January 18th at 5:30pm
Sessions address the growth of the community and how it affects local businesses, while affording time with potential business partners.
One-on-One Sessions: Sub-contracting, teaming, and marketing opportunities with prime contractors.
Industry Day: Opportunities with US Army Corps of Engineers.
Building Towards the Future: Presented by EPISD, SISD, UTEP, EPCC, Housing Authority, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Ft. Bliss.
Ft. Bliss Industry Day: Presented by Fort Bliss and the Small Business Consortium.
Business Procurement: Access to military related business opportunities.
Informational Outreach: Informs local businesses of potential opportunities associated with the arrival of new soldiers.
Database Partnership: Highlights expertise and specialized skills of local provider members.
Bid Matching: Identify contracts that match your product or services.
Aimed to increase the number of students who attend college by helping them complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. This month-long program will visit 50 public, private, charter, and parochial schools to provide assistance and answer questions about the application during evening workshops at each campus
Conference engaging sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students (and their parents) in workshops exciting students about science and medicine. Raising student awareness and interest in health and science opportunities in El Paso. Encouraging parents to support their child’s pursuit of math and science activities. Establishing pathways between academic studies and local career opportunities in the health and science fields.
The next event will occur on January 27th, 2018. Click here to register.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
The Women in Business Conference is focused on the advancement of local women in corporate leadership and entrepreneurship. The purpose of this initiative is to encourage and nurture the entrepreneurial spirit within our community, drive business performance to create a competitive advantage for local women in our corporate environment, and to transform local business women into outstanding leaders who can contribute more broadly to their firm’s ongoing success.
The next Women in Business Conference (Bigger, Better, Bolder) will be March 23rd, 2018.
Contact one of our Business Connect specialists for more information.