Whether you hold a yearly chamber Taste of event or you’re simply considering it, the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook is filled with chamber pros with experience in this area. Here are a few things they shared with the group recently:
3 Things to Consider at your Chamber Taste of Event
Members-only or Everyone Welcome?
One of the first things you’ll need to decide is whether the event will be member-only businesses or include any business in the community that wants to be a part of it. The answer to this may depend largely on how many restaurant and food provider members you have. If you have enough for an event, it is possible to leverage membership as an incentive. If they join, they can be a part of what will undeniably be a large community event. The Pikesville Chamber of Commerce and the Homewood Chamber require every business participant to be a member while the
If you have enough for an event, it is possible to leverage membership as an incentive for others to join. If they do, they can be a part of what will undeniably be a large community happening. The Pikesville Chamber of Commerce and the Homewood Chamber require every business participant to be a member while the Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce allows members and nonmembers to participate.
Some chambers limit the Taste Of events to food providers but the Titusville Chamber allows food providers and other businesses to participate. Food providers have free space, while businesses pay to showcase their goods and services.
The Chamber Taste Of event admission doesn’t have to be the only source of revenue that day. You can feature additional streams and add-ons. The Titusville Chamber offers a VIP experience with a designated seating area, since seats are always hard to come by at events like that, and a food and wine pairing with a local chef. The Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce noticed that its attendees lined up early to get into the event, so this year they are offering early admission for a special price.
Have you hosted a chamber Taste Of event and would you like to share your experience? Are you thinking about hosting one and you’d like more information? Join the conversation here.