The Bluffton Chamber Young Professionals program exists to develop strong local leaders who enhance the community by helping them strengthen necessary personal and professional skill-sets. We engage area young professionals with the broader business community in order to help them establish a local professional network and equip them to give back to the community. The program is structured in a way that gives young professionals experience leading as they learn from the experience of seasoned professionals who serve as mentors and coaches. This networking group meets monthly to learn from an expert on a major topic of leadership and professionalism. The Leadership Team is responsible for carrying out the mission of this group, planning and facilitating monthly gatherings and engaging this group with the larger community.
Coffee Networking: 8:00- 9:30 a.m. monthly. This is our regular social gathering of local business professionals for the purpose of networking, increasing business to business support and offering relevant business tips to our business community. Chamber businesses host this event and provide coffee and light breakfast bites. Attendees network and go around the room to give a 30-60 second elevator speech about their business and share with the group practical ways that they can support their business. A Chamber member or subject-matter expert will share an educational business tip that is applicable and relevant to the entire group.
This is a great way to meet business minded individuals and introduce yourself & your business to the community. Free to the members and open to the public at a small fee.
Lunch n’ Learn: 11:30am-1pm quarterly. Chamber member businesses host a lunch with round table discussions of community and business topics. Business members have the opportunity to speak on a topic that is beneficial to all. Topics vary each quarter.
Business After Hours: 5:30pm-7:00pm quarterly. Network and socialize with local business professionals. Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards. This is a great way to make connections among a wide variety of industry leaders and gain support for your business. Each gathering is hosted by different restaurant or Chamber Member. Drink Specials and Free Appetizers are offered.