Schmooze & Sip, the Chamber's popular speed networking event, is back on June 29th from 2:30 - 6:00 pm to help you make connections that will lead to better visibility and brand recognition - and possible more sales! Hosted by The Corner and Meeting House of Wake Forest, Schmooze & Sip will include multiple speed networking rounds, plus a networking social afterwards with beer and wine.
This event is open to the public. All are welcome! To make the most of this event, we recommend registering only one person per company. The deadline to register is 5:00 pm on Friday, June 24, 2022. This is a firm deadline.
**Due to the set-up and participation of our Schmooze and Sip events, if you are unable to attend you must find someone to take your spot. This event has a $10 cancellation/no show fee.
Never been to a speed networking event? Here's how it works:
Each participant will be seated at a table with five other networkers.
Each person will have three minutes to describe their business, what sets them apart, and what referrals are best for them.
After 15 minutes, schmoozers will rotate to another table.
There will be five sets of schmoozing (a.k.a., speed networking).
How to prepare:
Bring plenty of business cards to share with other networkers and to give as a soft referral.
Wear a name badge (we will have Chamber ones onsite if you do not have one).
Be ready to share about your business. Suggestion: 1 minute to share about your business, 1 minute to tell what makes a good referral for you, 1 minute to share soft contact leads.
Bring a small pad of paper to write down any leads or referrals that can be shared.
Be respectful of each person's time. When you hear the buzzer move on to the next person. You will have time during the break to get additional information.
Be willing to share your contacts with others and willing to make soft introductions if you know someone that could make a good referral for someone at your table - be willing to help cast a larger net!
Be a good listener... hold questions for the person until they finish their introduction.
Break time is for connecting with others in the room. In these short 5 rounds you may not meet everyone during the rotations. If you see someone you don't know, introduce yourself!
2:30 pm - Check-in begins
2:50 pm - Welcome & Instructions
3:00 pm - Round 1 Begins
5:00 pm - Networking Rounds End & the Social Begins!
Stay and join us for a glass of wine or beer and continue networking with all your new friends!
Date and Time
Wednesday Jun 29, 2022 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
The Corner and Meeting House of Wake Forest
102 North Avenue
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Please park at the gravel parking lot behind the empty Seminary building across from The Corner. The entrance to the parking lot is off N. Front Street at the curve in the road.