The 2019 Chamber BEFORE Hours sponsorships are available exclusively to members of the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce.

Host Requirements:

Host agrees to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Host membership must be in good standing with the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce when booking and hosting the event
  • Hosts of this event are welcome to invite non-chamber member guests so long as they provide the Chamber with a list, no less than one week in advance of the event, to be used at the registration table
  • All catering must be provided by a current chamber member in good standing
  • Host & Caterer must meet all state and local requirements for hosting such an event, including Health Department requirements.
    • Food and beverage for approximately 40 attendees
  • Adequate space for approximately 40 people
  • Parking availability for approximately 40 people
  • Coat rack or room availability (November – May) for approximately 40 people
  • Registration table skirted with 2 chairs located at the entrance to the event (not the entrance of the facility)
  • High top tables or tables with LIMITED chairs (remember this is a networking event)
  • Minimum of one door prize valued at $25
  • Logo provided in Jpeg format to the Chamber’s Events & Program Manager,
  • Site visit (Events & Program Manager will walk-thru the facility 30 days prior to event) if needed
  • Host is welcome to partner with other Chamber members that are in good standing to co-host the event and both companies will be promoted
  • Any outdoor venue will be required to have a secondary location in the event of rain/weather
  • No rain/snow dates – in the event that weather requires the Chamber to cancel your event, you will be guaranteed placement for the next year

Chamber Requirements:

  • Promote event and host through:
    • Weekly Chamber Happenings email for no less than 2 weeks prior to event
    • Networking email/invite
    • Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram)
    • Our online Chamber calendar of events
  • Staff or volunteers to work the registration table for the duration of the event (7:30 AM – 9 AM) and take photos of event.
  • Collects business cards at the registration and emails the host an Excel spreadsheet of those in attendance no later than one week after the event
  • Post-event coverage on social media and  submission to newspapers.