Networking Events

The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping our members gain visibility and make connections. Every month, we host regularly scheduled networking events including Coffee Connections and evening mixers and events.

Coffee Connections – held on the first Thursday and third Tuesday of every month, Coffee Connections give each attendee a chance to speak for 30-45 seconds to educate fellow members on how to help them gain business. Each Coffee is hosted at a different location and the member host is given five minutes to highlight their business. Click on our events page to learn about our next Coffee Connection. Coffees are free to members and first-time guests, $10 for repeating non-members.

A Chamber Night Out – typically held on a Wednesday or Thursday evening, each Chamber Night Out centers around a special event or activity. Networking is about building relationships. People want to do business and refer business to people they know, like and trust. What better way to form relationships than through shared fun experiences? We’ve done away with the usual mixer where people stand around, have a drink or two and pass out business cards. We’ve come up with fun evenings out that also show off the many cool places that make up Ferndale and our surroundng area. Just click on the events page to join is for our next evening out. Cost to attend is based on the activity for the evening.

Joint Networking Events – Certain Coffees and events throughout the year will be designated Joint events. Because we feel it is important to increase our members’ exposure, not just to other businesses but also to other networking opportunities, we partner with other area Chambers and networking groups, such as, Motor City Connect and N5 Networking, to create cross-networking opportunities. Many of our members have received valuable leads through these events that they would never have received otherwise.

FAC Lunch Club – Our newest networking event, the FAC Lunch Club, places networking secondary. Taking place the second Wednesday of every month starting at noon, there is no agenda….just casual conversations over lunch while stimulating the local economy. Each month we pick a new location. After lunch, you can opt to join us as we browse a nearly shop. There is no cost to attend other than the food you order.

Visit the Chamber Calendar to view upcoming events. And sign up for our weekly email newsletter for upcoming event reminders and announcements.