Chamber Provides Networking Opportunity

by Ana Maria Baquero
Delta Digital News Service

JONESBORO – The Chamber of Commerce sponsors “Business After Hours” every other month to help promote different businesses around the city.

The event gives employees the opportunity to hand out business cards and get acquainted with one another.

“There are people in the building tonight that represent companies that have hundreds of employees,” said Brett Barber, a buyer specialist with Burch & Co. “There are people here tonight that represent companies that have one or two employees. But with the Chamber of Commerce, everyone is equal.”

Jerry Richards, director of sales and marketing at Courtyard by Marriott, said they reached out to the Chamber of Commerce for networking in business affirmation.

“Once we were received into the Chamber of Commerce we were able to utilize that network and just increased our business as well as the city of Jonesboro,” he said.

Lida Guinn, vice president of sales at Credit Bureau, attended the October event at The Recovery Room. She said the chamber involvement in the community helps businesses grow as a community.

The Chamber of Commerce will host a Fill the Food Bank event Nov. 15.