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Networking in the Business Community | Co-sponsored by PEAK Young Professionals

Thu 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Are you meeting the people you need to know through your company's network or your personal network? Or, do you find yourself talking with friends you already know or people who simply waste your valuable time at networking events?

For many companies networking is a key activity when looking to meet new customers, competitors, suppliers, professional experts, board members, entrepreneurial role models, future employees, as well as journalists and members of the media.

In fact, most business relationships come from network introductions.

  • Learn a framework to help you assess the strength and quality of your company's current network, so you can establish or activate the network you need.

  • Work the room like a pro, so people remember you and enjoy the conversation.

  • Reciprocate and contribute, by thinking and preparing beforehand.

  • Make a tactical retreat, by managing the interaction properly.

This event is FREE and open to the public (anyone can attend) however, pre-registration is REQUIRED. This training event will be immediately followed by a Kingsport Chamber After Hours networking event from 5:30 to 7:00 PM EDT, sponsored by PEAK Young Professionals, so attendees can use the new skills gained.

Speaker(s): Stephanie Hernandez - Membership Director, Kingsport Chamber; Vanessa Bennett - Executive Director of Operations & Talent Development, Kingsport Chamber

Co-Sponsor(s): Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE); Kingsport Chamber; TSBDC, East Tennessee State University; PEAK Young Professionals.

Client confidentiality is of paramount importance to us. Except where a Client consents in writing or as directed by SBA per the statute (15 U.S.C. §648(a)(7)), TSBDC is not permitted to disclose any Client Information to a third party (or share such information with other units of the organization not directly involved in the conduct of this project). The cooperative agreement between KOSBE and East Tennessee State University is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Additional funding is provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the state of Tennessee. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Madison Greene -; 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660.

Fee: No Cost

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Kingsport Chamber of Commerce | KOSBE
Kingsport Chamber of Commerce | KOSBE
Eastman Board Room
400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100 Kingsport TN 37660