MONTHLY NETWORKING EVENTS: Networking is perhaps the biggest reason many businesses join our chamber. We average 8-15 networking opportunities each month to cover all timeframes, formats and topics. To see what we have coming up, visit www.epchamber.org/events.asp. Here is a basic description of our typical events:
General Membership Luncheons - Typically the third Thursday of each month from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at various locations. Between 50—100 attendees and includes informal networking before a plated lunch and featured speaker. Check our events page for details.
Women’s Networking Luncheons - Typically the second Thursday of each month. Informal networking from 11:00—11:30, plated lunch and introductions until 12:00 when the featured presenter speaks. There are typically 35 - 60 attendees, more when partnering with another chamber.
After Hours / Noontime / Breakfast Networking - Informal networking with no formal program other than a welcome, announcements, and door prizes from the host. These events are very popular and usually see at least 50 in attendance.
Business@Breakfast - Our only weekly networking group on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 at Biaggi's- each attendee gives a 60-second commercial and one featured speaker talks for 10 minutes. Average attendance is around 20-35 and it’s not industry exclusive.
Other Special Programs - In addition to our regularly scheduled events, we also hold the following networking opportunities: special luncheons, Speed Networking, Progressive Networking, Legislative/Candidate Forums, Women’s Networking Roundtables, Brown Bag Lunches, Human Resources Roundtables
Chamber 202 - Our quarterly hour-long meeting that provides a great overview of the chamber and all of the benefits included in a membership including networking opportunities. We will discuss topics including networking opportunities, governmental advocacy on behalf of your business, education and leadership opportunities, and advertising through the Chamber.
This program is geared towards prospective chamber members, brand new members, or new employees of current chamber members. Keep an eye on our events page for Chamber 202 sessions.
Annual Gala - The Annual Gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year. The Gala gathers together hundreds of business and community leaders for a night of fun and celebration. The 2016 Gala is headed to the brand new U.S. Bank Stadium to celebrate all that makes Minnesota great. There will be a silent and live auction, games and raffles, a plated meal and entertainment provided byThe Purple Xperience, a Prince tribute band that includes one of the original members of Prince and The Revolution, Dr. Fink.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
The Hyundai Club, U.S. Bank Stadium
If you are interested in sponsoring the Gala, please click here.
Golf Tournament - The annual Eden Prairie Chamber Golf Tournament is a fun way to expand your network while enjoying a summer day on the course. Sign up as a single golfer or as a foursome to enjoy eighteen holes, lunch and dinner, plenty of netowrking, and a silent and live auction.
Monday, June 6, 2016
Bearpath Golf & Country Club
To sign up as a golfer or to sponsor the tournament, click here.
Home, Landscape & Garden “Everything Spring Expo” - Our annual Home, Landscape & Garden show brings more than 100 vendors offering free advice, products and information to attendees. This fun event boasted an attendance of over 1,700 this year! There are also free kids activities, seminars, and door prize drawings!
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Grace Church, Eden Prairie
To register as an exhibitor for the 2017 Home, Landscape and Garden Expo, click here.
* Early bird pricing ends September 30!
Twin Cities Young Professionals Summit - The Twin Cities Young Professionals Summit is an annual event that gathers industry leaders together to share insights on how to grow their business expertise, focus their leadership skills and integrate their passion into the workplace. The inaugural TCYP Summit took place on Friday, April 29 at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest. We saw over 200 attendees share a day of networking and learning from two keynote speakers and two breakout sessions.
Check tcypsummit.com for continued updates on the 2017 summit.