CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. Down the road from its headquarters, the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce held a Business After Business Networking Event on Tuesday evening, giving local businesses a chance to meet each other and start profitable relationships.
President of the chamber, Philip Bronzi, said the event held at the Crabtree Kittle House in Chappaqua was one in a series for the chamber, which alternates each month between networking events after work hours.
This is the chambers effort to supply our membership with as many networking opportunities as possible, Bronzi said. Business development for all of our members works better on a face-to-face basis. We provide different venues and opportunities for people to get together and make some good connections.
One of the newest members of the chamber, Joe Oliveri, is the general manager of the La Quinta Inn in Armonk. Oliveri said he joined the function with a specific plan in mind.
Im going to try and drum up some business, to help anybody with their lodging needs, Oliveri said. The Kittle house houses brides and grooms, but their family needs lodging when theyre coming in for an out of town wedding.
Mike Wolfe, the president of WAM Enterprises in Mount Kisco, said he knows the value of networking because his company helps with the social media aspect of businesses. But Wolfe said he believes the in-person dialogue cannot be beat.
I use social media, but I dont think theres anything that replaces face-to-face. Its always good to help people out, Wolfe said. If they dont need my services, maybe I know someone they can work with, and it gives me a chance to meet them and to introduce myself to other people.
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