Charleston Networking Events

Sep
24
Tue
MPCC Before Nine: Mount Pleasant Gardens @ Mount Pleasant Gardens
Sep 24 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Our Before Nine is a wonderful opportunity to get your day started with coffee and conversation. Please join us for our breakfast networking event and bring a friend.

Professional Development Workshops @ Palmetto Goodwill
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Need Help Finding Your Career Path?

Workshops that Show you how!

Basic Computer Skills: (Every Tuesday 10:00am-12:00pm)

This class covers basic computer skills. You are taught the basic skills needed to operate a computer. We will also cover e-mail basics and help create your professional e-mail address.

Soft Skills for Workplace Success: Working Smart: (Every Tuesday 1:00pm-3:00pm)

Do you want to harness your personal strengths to land the career you’ve always wanted? Do you keep getting interviews, but aren’t landing the job or keeping the job? For job seekers: Employers are looking for people who not only have the technical skills and experience to do the job but the “soft skills” that lead to success. Working smart provides the tools to help you keep a job, excel at your job, and be more productive.

Job Search & Resume Workshop: (Every Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm)

This workshop teaches you how to write an effective and professional resume. Please bring work history (Employer name and address, Position titles, dates, and job descriptions), education, training credentials, internships, volunteering, and three professional employment references.

Interview Skills Workshop: (Every Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm)

Learn how to WIN at the interview! The interview skills class is designed for any and everyone preparing for their next employment opportunity. The mock interview will be tailored to fit the job description in which you are applying. Please dress for an interview, bring a job description of the position you are interested in, and bring your resume.

Workshops held every Tuesday & Wednesday

Call and register today! 843.377.2848

#534 Tech After Five – Charleston, SC @ Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company near Pacific Box and Crate!


In every city, every month Tech After Five connects the tech community. We invite IT Professionals, Startups, Entrepreneurs and Service Providers to the IT Community to come together and make meaningful professional connections.

The first Tech After Five was in Greenville, SC on February 20, 2008. Now, 11 years later, we’ve have hosted 500 events where we bring the IT community together within cities between cities. We are a community of communities.

You may be looking for work or looking to hire. You might be looking for customers or prospects. You may need co-founders, partners or mentors. We’ve got you covered.

Tech After Five is not like other networking events. We work particularly hard to make sure we get the right people in the room and then make sure it’s easy for you to find each other. Sign up using the right ticket type for you. We will then follow up with custom emails that let you know who you can expect to meet. We will print custom badges for the event that make it easy for you to find the people you are looking for.

We know that networking can be hard. We try to make it as easy as possible for you to meet the right people. We know that when smart people come together we can make things happen. We hope you will join us and become part of our community.

By the way, have you checked out the Tech After Five podcast? We’ve got ideas you can use at our events as well as introductions to important people and ideas. Check out the “Tech After Five Podcast” on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Anchor FM and more!

Our thanks go out to the following sponsors:

Join the most successful free networking event in Downtown Charleston @ Bay Street Biergarten
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Downtown Charleston Networking hosted by Going Places
Tuesday, September 24 at 6:00 PM

Katie Blomquist (https://www.facebook.com/katieruth.b.1), the host of Downtown Charleston Networking powered by Rockstar Connect (https://www.facebook…

Join the most successful free networking event in Downtown Charleston

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019, 6:00 PM

Bay Street Biergarten
549 East Bay Street Charleston, SC

1 Members Attending

Katie Blomquist (https://www.facebook.com/katieruth.b.1), the host of Downtown Charleston Networking powered by Rockstar Connect (https://www.facebook.com/groups/169560273614629/), invites you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at Bay Street Biergarten on Tuesday, September 24th, 6 PM to 8 PM. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business …

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September Member Mixer @ Snafu Brewing Company
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our Quarterly Member Mixer and gain valuable networking and business connections over a cold drink!

Our member mixers are designed to bring business professionals of all types together to network, collaborate, and build relationships in the community.

Meet new and current referral partners and explore business progression and referral opportunities.

What’s Included

– Registration for our Giveaway: A gift certificate to Snafu

– Meeting great local professionals

– Your first beverage

Chamber Quarterly Member Mixer

 

Sep
25
Wed
1 Million Cups: Entrepreneurs @ The School House
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a chapter of the Kauffman Organization that created a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Their weekly “caffeinated” events offer local entrepreneurs valuable exposure and feedback on their startups in a supportive environment.

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday the program offers one or two entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, investors,  entrepreneurs, the public, you name it! Presenters prepare a six-minute educational presentation and engage in twenty minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather real-time feedback, connect with a community that cares about their progress and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to network in Charleston, make new friends, and reconnect with old ones. Coffee is provided each week and all events are free to attend and open to the public. To check out who’s up next to present, visit www.1millioncups.com/charleston.

We hope you can make it! If you are interested in presenting your startup at one of the 1MC events, click here. 

Professional Development Workshops @ Palmetto Goodwill
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Need Help Finding Your Career Path?

Workshops that Show you how!

Basic Computer Skills: (Every Tuesday 10:00am-12:00pm)

This class covers basic computer skills. You are taught the basic skills needed to operate a computer. We will also cover e-mail basics and help create your professional e-mail address.

Soft Skills for Workplace Success: Working Smart: (Every Tuesday 1:00pm-3:00pm)

Do you want to harness your personal strengths to land the career you’ve always wanted? Do you keep getting interviews, but aren’t landing the job or keeping the job? For job seekers: Employers are looking for people who not only have the technical skills and experience to do the job but the “soft skills” that lead to success. Working smart provides the tools to help you keep a job, excel at your job, and be more productive.

Job Search & Resume Workshop: (Every Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm)

This workshop teaches you how to write an effective and professional resume. Please bring work history (Employer name and address, Position titles, dates, and job descriptions), education, training credentials, internships, volunteering, and three professional employment references.

Interview Skills Workshop: (Every Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm)

Learn how to WIN at the interview! The interview skills class is designed for any and everyone preparing for their next employment opportunity. The mock interview will be tailored to fit the job description in which you are applying. Please dress for an interview, bring a job description of the position you are interested in, and bring your resume.

Workshops held every Tuesday & Wednesday

Call and register today! 843.377.2848

Sep
26
Thu
G-Net in Jamaica! Annual Networking Retreat @ Jamaica
Sep 26 – Sep 30 all-day

GNET annual retreat

Friends, Fun, Business & More! Experience vacation the best way possible!

Join us for our 5th annual Networking Retreat through Great Business Networking & the North Charleston Chamber of Commerce. With over 120 people joining us over the last 4 years we are going to have a blast with our professional friends again this year. Create great relationships with amazing people while partaking in a world class vacation and benefiting from a tax write-off.

What’s Included

All-inclusive resourt on a beautiful beach in Runaway Bay, Jamaica
Ammenities include seven restaurants, multiple bars, water park, spa, water sports & nightly entertainment
Industry leading trainings on networking, business, and personal development
50+ fantastic, positive, fun networking professionals are going
GBN Game
Tax write off
& memories you’ll want to relive over and over

Ready to sign up? Click here.

GNET annual retreat

Retreat Details

September 26-30 at the All Inclusive Resort
Gran Bahai Principe, Jamaica

Itinerary

Day 1: Travel, Check In, Group Dinner
Day 2: Leadership Planning, Organization Ideas, & Personal Time
Day 3: Networking Game Night & Personal Time
Day 4: Leadership Development Training & Personal Time
Day 5: Travel Home

Rates & Logistics

Rates include taxes, port fees, & gratuities. 

Deposit- Room + Airfare: $250
Deposit- Room Only: $50
Monthly Payments vary based on registration date

Single: $730 + Airfare
Double: $500 + Airfare
Triple: $480 + Airfare

Retreat Director Info

Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Expo @ Omar Shrine Convention Center
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Why should you consider being a Mount Pleasant Business & Community Expo sponsor?

  • To increase brand Loyalty
  • Create additional Visibility
  • Reinforce your Luxury Image
  • Drive Retailer/Dealer traffic
  • Stimulate sales/trials/usage
  • Community/Corporate responsibility
  • Platform for experiential branding
  • Display Products
Concrete Assets We Offer:
  • Media Value: placements, coverage, on-site impressions, collateral, Website
  • On-site Activities: sampling, one-to-one marketing, expo booth
  • Lead Generation: mail and email list, promotional opt-ins
Intangible Assets We Offer:
  • Desirability & Prestige: event recognition, popularity in market, exclusivity, market impact, growth opportunities
  • Comparable: other events, media in market, standard advertising costs
  • Activation Opportunities: sales promotions
 *Title Sponsor – SOLD TO CREWS SUBARU
  • Category Exclusivity
  • Designation as a Title Sponsor of the Mount Pleasant Business & Community Expo 2019
  • 8×10 exhibit space; includes 6’ rectangular table, two chairs and tablecloth; an additional area for Product Display within the Expo Hall (Permission to display your product (cars, boats, etc.- Limit No More than 2)
  • Listing of Company as the Title Sponsor with Logo and information in multiple marketing avenues such as print, radio, and social media.
  • Company Logo on Website, Official Show Guide, and Marketing Materials
  • Unlimited Company giveaways/information distributed in Expo bags
  • One year membership to the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce ($200 value)
  • The VIP party the night before the Expo will be presented by your company
  • Opportunity to have a company video posted on chamber social media leading up to expo
*Happy Hour Sponsor
  • Designation as the Happy Hour Sponsor of the Mount Pleasant Business & Community Expo 2019
  • 8×8 exhibit space includes two chairs and tablecloth
  • Listing of Company as the Happy Hour Sponsor with Logo and information in marketing materials.
  • Company Logo on Website, Official Show Guide, and Marketing Materials
  • Limited Company giveaways/information distributed in grab bags
  • One year membership to the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce
  • VIP Event Invite
*Premiere Sponsor – $2500
  • Designation as the Premiere Sponsor of the Mount Pleasant Business & Community Expo 2019
  • 8×8 exhibit space includes two chairs and tablecloth
  • A special Premier Sponsor sign displayed at your expo booth
  • Listing of Company as the Premiere Sponsor with Logo and information in marketing materials
  • Opportunity to have a company video posted on Chamber social media leading up to expo
  • Company Logo on Website, Official Show Guide, and Marketing Materials
  • Limited Company giveaways/information distributed in grab bags
  • One year membership to the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce
  • VIP Event Invite
  • Limited Free Beverage Tickets (VIP Event & Happy Hour)
 *Community Sponsor – $1250
  • Designation as the Premiere Sponsor of the Mount Pleasant Business & Community Expo 2019
  • 8×8 exhibit space includes two chairs and tablecloth
  • Listing of Company as the Premiere Sponsor with Logo and information in marketing materials
  • Company Logo on Website, Official Show Guide, and Marketing Materials
  • Limited Company giveaways/information distributed in grab bags
  • VIP Event Invite
  • Limited Free Beverage Tickets (VIP Event & Happy Hour)
 
*Vendor Booths
  • 8×6 exhibit space includes two chairs and tablecloth
  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Listing of Company on Official Show Guide, and Social media Channels
  • VIP Event Invite
  • Limited Free Beverage Tickets (VIP Event & Happy Hour)
  • $400 Members
  • $450 Non-Members

Checks may be made payable to Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce and mailed to:

Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 1635

Mount Pleasant, SC 29465

Attn: EXPO Committee

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS @ First Citizens Bank
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Don’t miss Dorchester County’s Most Popular Networking Opportunity!
Business After Hours has 100-150 attendees – think of all the business connections you could make!

Reservation and payment in advance is required. Payment is non-refundable if reservation is not canceled three business days prior to the event. 
Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

First Citizens Bank - North Main

Co-Sponsor

  • Charpia Law Firm, LLC