Are you looking for a fun way to meet area businesspeople and grow your business opportunities? The Third Thursdays networking events, hosted by the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Southfield and the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), offers the perfect venue to expand your horizons.
The event takes place at a variety of Southfield restaurants from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. No membership or reservation is required, and free hors d’oeuvres are served with a cash bar. “It’s a great opportunity to bring together people in the region,” said City of Southfield Business Development Manager Rochelle Freeman. “It’s a simple event. People don’t have pressure, they can come enjoy themselves, meet new people, learn about different opportunities in the City of Southfield, and visit different restaurants in the community.”
Third Thursdays began about seven years ago as an effort to highlight area restaurants, and has expanded with the partnership between the ESD and the Chamber. Some participants have even found jobs at the event. “We’ve made a couple of matches,” said Freeman. She noted one man who came when the economy was exceptionally low. “We found out what his niche was; he was looking for a position in an IT-related company, and we knew there was another company there that was hiring. We matched the two of them up. This gentleman actually got a job at the event, and it was really exciting for us.”
The next event takes place March 21 at the Skyline Club (2000 Town Center, Ste. 2800) in the City Centre. “The City Centre is always looking to expand after-work opportunities,” said Freeman. “This is a wonderful way to spend some time at an outstanding location. The Skyline Club gives people a chance to see what a great jewel we have in the City Centre – and catch one of the area’s most breathtaking views.”
Subsequent Third Thursday events will take place on April 18 at Beans and Cornbread (29508 Northwestern Highway) and May 16 at the Marriott-Southfield (27033 Northwestern Highway). The event takes a summer hiatus and will resume in the fall.
For more information, contact Freeman at (248) 796-4161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.