Hosting a Business @ Happy Hour (B @ HH) is a great opportunity to promote your business, gain exposure and provide a fun environment for the community to come out and network, make new friends and learn about our local business community.

Please note the following guidelines and suggestions when considering hosting a San Angelo Chamber of Commerce Business @ Happy Hour.

Scheduling:
B @ HH is scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Events Director will secure dates for the upcoming year and will process applications in the order they are received. Be sure to submit your application in a timely manner as there is limited space available. The Chamber does not guarantee first choice of date selected.

Benefits:

BEFORE THE EVENT

  • Company logo displayed on luncheon information published in Chamber e-newsletters
  • Company logo prominently displayed on Chamber homepage rotating banner and on events page that include click through links that leads to host’s website or social media
  • Company name prominent in all media advertising
  • Company logo included in dedicated email blasts (distributed to over 1,700 recipients)
  • Recognition on Chamber Social media accounts and sponsors are tagged in content featuring event (Facebook: 3,600+ followers, Twitter: 1,100+ followers, 400 combined followers on Instagram and LinkedIn)
  • Company recognized on event submitted to various community calendars across the web

DURING THE EVENT

  • Facebook live video during the event, featuring your business and services
  • Host will have the opportunity to distribute promotional materials at event
  • Host will be given time in the script to address attendees during the welcome portion of the program
  • Chamber will provide host with all of the attendee business cards that we collect at the event!
  • Average attendance of 50-75 guests

AFTER THE EVENT

  • Post-event Recognition on Chamber Social media accounts and sponsors are tagged in content featuring event (Facebook: 3,600+ followers, Twitter: 1,100+ followers, 400 combined followers on Instagram and LinkedIn)

Host Guidelines:

  • Facility to accommodate a minimum of 60 people (indoor or outdoor depending on the season)
  • Provide catering-quality hors d’oeuvres and refreshments (including alcoholic beverages) for a minimum of 60 people. We do have a beverage sponsor.
  • This is a donation and without them the cost falls on the host. Although the keg is sponsored, you are responsible for picking up your keg as well as any refreshments you are planning to serve. Water will need to be available.
  • Sufficient parking
  • Provide at least 1 door prize
  • Provide a table for registration
  • The Chamber must be notified in advance for special requests such as performances, speakers, and other items
  • Cancellation Policy: 120 days advance notice required
  • Cost: $475 (must be paid 30 days in advance of mixer)

Optional Ideas:

  • Music: Consider including background music. It can energize the room and set the tone for your event. Live music (as background music) can be a great choice too.
  • Have hors d’oeuvres and refreshments provided by Chamber member food and beverage purveyors. For a full list of Chamber member businesses, please visit www.sanangelo.org/find-a-business.
  • Decorate the venue in some way to create a fun, warm, party atmosphere! Remember, this is your chance to showcase your business to the local community – have fun, be creative and maximize your exposure with your mixer!
  • The success of your B @ HH will largely depend on the promotion you do for the event. While the Chamber helps promote the event, we find that mixers have a larger attendance when the hosts do their own promotion as well.

Business @ Happy Hour Host Request Form

  • Business @ Happy Hour (B @ HH) is typically held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, February through November, from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. Requests to host a B @ HH may be made by completing this Host Request Form. B @ HH is scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Events Director will secure dates for the upcoming year and will process applications in the order they are received. Be sure to submit your application in a timely manner as there is limited space available. The Chamber does not guarantee first choice of date selected.
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