The Irvine Chamber of Commerce this week is launching a quarterly program aimed at bringing Irvine businesses and entrepreneurs together to network and socialize.
On Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m., the chamber will host its first Evening Business Exchange at Il Fornaio restaurant. The event will allow members and visitors an opportunity to exchange leads and referrals, build relationships, and showcase their products and services.
A goal of the program is to expand the networking opportunities beyond the Irvine Chamber of Commerce membership.
"We are aware of all the great organizations in Irvine and want to create an environment where we can share ideas and broaden everyone's professional networks," said chamber President and CEO Tallia Hart.
The chamber will partner with a different association to co-host each event. Executive Next Practices Institute will co-host this week’s gathering, and The Southern California Venture Network has been invited to participate in the April event.
Chamber members will have the opportunity to purchase expo tables to showcase their business or service and be promoted at the event. Co-hosting associations will be able to display at an expo table, and their members will be invited to attend for free.
Il Fornaio restaurant is at 18051 Von Karman Ave. Attendance is free for chamber members and $20 for guests.
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