Socially distanced doesn’t mean socially disconnected at Williamson Inc.

Williamson, Inc. has demonstrated their dedication to the community in many ways throughout the pandemic. Since the first local case of COVID-19 was confirmed, the organization has hosted 91 events in 150 business days. These events range from business resources and mental health to networking and inclusion. Twenty-five businesses have celebrated their opening or expansion with Williamson, Inc., with all 25 ribbon cuttings offering virtual attendance and 20 of those being held in person and open to the public.

Williamson Inc. provides many resources to its members.

First Friday Business professionals looking for a catalyst to a successful month, First Friday is what Williamson, Inc. refers to as “Your Small Business Toolkit” and is free and open to the public. This event is the first Friday of every month and speakers are hand chosen to discuss relative topics for small business owners. Free and open to the public.

Policy Talks The last Friday of every month is celebrated at 7:30AM with local elected officials. The conversation is moderated and questions from the audience are encouraged. This event is streamed on WCTV, WCTV Youtube channel and WAKM 950. Free and open to the public.

Member Connect! Leads Exchange Everyone is wondering how to maintain and create connections since handshakes were replaced with “Your mic is muted”. This biweekly opportunity is offered virtually or in person to accommodate anyone’s comfort level. Always reaching capacity, this event hosts an intimate group of 25-30 business professionals wanting to build their network. This event is a perk of your Williamson, Inc. membership.

Women in Business This program was built not only to connect female professionals but to educate and engage them in the community. Williamson, Inc.’s Women in Business program hosts a yearly half day summit and offers multiple speaker and networking events throughout the year. These events are open to the public and free or discounted as a perk of your Williamson, Inc. membership.

Young Professionals Although everyone is welcome to attend YP events, most attendees range from 26-40 years old. Throughout the pandemic, Williamson, Inc. young professionals have been ordering takeout from local restaurants and participating in virtual meetings, meeting in person while practicing social distancing and hearing from local speakers.

Williamson 101 This open house and networking event offers an intimate networking opportunity and valuable information on getting involved in the community. This event is free and open to the public.

Worried about missing an event? Have Williamson, Inc.’s newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday by subscribing at bit.ly/WilliamsonWeekly or visit williamsonchamber.com/events.

Did you miss Williamson, Inc.’s Update Williamson event or other events? Check out our YouTube channel for archived content.

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