Daylight Savings Time, Four Leaf Clovers, Leprechauns, Saint Patrick’s Day, Spring Begins – Seems as though we are in the month of March!

One of the values of being a Chamber Member is the Value of Interaction and Networking. People want to do business with people they know, like and trust. The definition of networking is the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups or institutions, the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business. There are several prominent business networking organizations that create models of business networking activity, when followed, allow the business person to build new business relationships and generate business opportunities at the same time.

Chambers of Commerce organize networking activities! What is happening in March at the Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce? ONTCCY! Mark your calendar – Friday March 24, 2017 for an evening of interaction and networking! Social Hour and Silent Auction begin at 5:00 PM, Dinner at 6:00 PM and then it is Live Auction time! Tickets are available for $25.00 per person or $40.00 per couple and can be purchased at the Chamber office or from any Chamber Board Member. A Huge Thank You to those businesses and individuals who so kindly and generously donate to this event to make this happen! The success of this event is because of you! Another opportunity to interact and be supportive at the same time is the Alameda School Annual Spaghetti Feed at Alameda Elementary School on March 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased for $5.00 per person and kiddo 4 years and under eat for FREE!

As I speak of interaction and networking, the Ontario Area has numerous committees and organizations, and opportunities to be involved.  From Friends of the Aquatic Center, to the Four Rivers Cultural Center Capital Campaign, to Revitalize Downtown Committee, to the City of Ontario/Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce partnership with Rural Development Initiatives Steering Committee to many, many others.  The Chamber Office is asking that each Committee and/or Organization send information about your group.  What is the name of your group, contact information, committee members, etc.  It may be that there are volunteers who would like to be involved!  It is another piece of business relating to business!

Happy March!