Burleson Chamber’s “Nework@Night” helps build business community in Burleson
The Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly “Nework@Night” event Tuesday at First Financial Bank allowed people to get to be part of the Burleson business community
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The Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Nework@Night” event allowed people to see what the chamber is all about – building community.
The BACC held its monthly “Network@Night” event Tuesday at First Financial Bank, bringing people and businesses together to form the community the chamber works to build.
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It seems people are interested in being part of the chamber’s business community as 80 businesses joined the chamber in 2023 as of June 1, compared to 93 total in 2022, according to BACC executive director Gabrina Daniels.
“That just goes to show that the things that we are doing as the “Power of Heels,” the ambassadors, the diplomats, the board of directors, the Chamber staff, that you guys are believing in us and wanting to jump on this train to continue to move forward,” Daniels said.
Events like “Network@Night” offer people a chance to get to know people and businesses they could do business with and promote their own businesses.
“These events really are critical,” First Financial Bank lending Vice President Max Price said. “People like to do business with people they know and trust.”
It seems Burleson is the kind of city that allows people to get to know and trust businesses.
“It (Burleson) still has that touch where if you know the right people and can really hug into and trust the people around you, it’s a great place to live,” Price said.
Meredith Peters, TX Success Title business development/escrow assistant, said the people from Burleson she’s done business with are very laid back.
“We love working with people from Burleson simply because of the hometown feel,” Peters said.
This was Peters’s first BACC event. She was there to get her name out there and for some “good old networking.”
Thomas Tolson, owner of The Wired Community, said running a business in the area is refreshing.
Burleson being a big town with a “little-town community feel” makes the BACC a “chamber family,” Daniels said.
“Burleson, I always say, it’s one of the smallest big cities there is,” Price said.
Daniels announced she’s leaving the BACC in September to start a job writing federal government contracts, but she’ll continue to be involved after she leaves because she believes in what the chamber is doing.
The BACC will host the next “Network@Night” August 8 at 4:30 p.m. at The Belle Manor.