Business Before/After Hours Sign-Up

Business After Hours

January 10th
February 14th
March 14th
April 11th
May 9th
June 13th
July 11th
August 8th
September 12th
October 19th
November 14th
December 12th

Business Before Hours
February 22
May 24
August 23
November 15

Business Before/After Hours Hosting Requirements

The 2022 Business After/Before Hours sponsorships are available exclusively to members of the LZ Area Chamber of Commerce.

Host Requirements:

Check each box below acknowledging that you agree to adhere to these 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 60 attendees
  • Alcoholic beverages may be provided as a cash or open bar at the host’s discretion
  • Adequate space for approximately 60 people
  • Parking availability for approximately 60 people
  • Coat rack or room availability (Nov – May) for approximately 60 people
  • Registration table skirted with 2 chairs located at the entrance to the event (not the facility entrance)
  • 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 Manager,
  • Site visit (Events Manager will walk-thru the facility in the weeks 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 – if 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 CHAT email for no less than 2 weeks prior to event
    • Networking email/invite
    • Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram)
    • Online Chamber calendar of events
  • Staff or volunteers to work the registration table for the duration of the event (5 PM – 7 PM) or (7:30 – 9:00 AM) and take photographs of the 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