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Greeters

What is Greeters?

Greeters is a free weekly event that is held every Thursday morning from 8:15-9:15 at a different Chamber business each week. The purpose of Greeters is business networking, building your connections base, and learning about the hosting business. This is an event exclusively offered to Chamber Members. If you are not currently a Chamber member, you are welcome to attend an event to see if membership would be right for you.

Why should I attend Greeters?

To meet your business community! Expand your connections, meet new friends, and have a great start to your Thursdays.

There is always coffee and some light refreshments (could be donuts or fruit), and the opportunity to win free stuff! There are door prizes and a Question of the Day that relates to the host, the one who guesses correctly often receives a prize.

Not to mention an easy way to keep up with Chamber events and member-only specials that are sometimes only exchanged at Greeters.

How do I start attending?

You can sign up to be on our Greeters mailing list to be reminded about upcoming Greeters events through Your Chamber Account:

  • Just go to Settings > Personal > Groups/Interests > Check "Greeters- Receives Greeter Invitations". 

Or simply email Jorden at jparrish@albanychamber.com to let us know you're interested in getting involved in Greeters. You may also email us if you don't know your login info!

We also post weekly reminders on our Facebook Page @AlbanyORChamber

Greeters Guidelines

Greeters officially starts at 8:30am. Before that is networking/socializing time to grab some food and coffee, and chat with others. You may resume chatting with others after the program has concluded.

All in attendance must sign in at the registration table.

Please make sure your cell phone is silenced during this event.

If you are a Chamber Member: You are welcome to bring a small door prize to donate to be given away after the host's gifts. It should be $15 or less in value. The Host's door prizes should be the main focus.

Shout-outs are a welcome addition to our event, however we want to celebrate as many people as we can. If you choose to give a shout-out at Greeters, please make sure the person you want to highlight is different every week.

Interested in Hosting?

We encourage you to become involved in Greeters, not only as a host, but also as a weekly participant. This kind of networking increases your visibility and expands your networking systems, critical for the success of any business!

Each member of the Chamber has the opportunity to host a Greeters event no more than once per year. Bronze level members must pay $50 to host. Greeters does not have to be held at your office location, it can be held anywhere you like. However, we strongly recommend utilizing other Chamber members locations if you hold it elsewhere.

Those who have not hosted a greeters before, or have not hosted in more than a year, have precedence over those who have more recently hosted.

More information about hosting details will be given when you are selected to be a host.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jorden at jparrish@albanychamber.com.

Currently Scheduled Greeters Meetings

Date Hosting Business
Apr 7th Albany Carpet One
Apr 14th American Legion Post 10
Apr 21st Corvallis Knights
Apr 28th Southpaws Pizza
May 5th J&B Garden Center
May 12th LBCC
May 19th SMI Property Management
May 26th American Bookkeeping
June 2nd OPEN
June 9th Fitzpatrick Painting
June 16th Creating Pathways Pediatric Therapy
June 23rd Central Willamette Credit Union
June 30th G & Jenny Insurance Group
Date Hosting Business
July 7th Annual Greeters Meeting- No Greeters
July 14th Lumina Hospice
July 21st Wilcox Mortgage Group
July 28th Albany Helping Hands Thrift Store
Aug. 4th The Beem Team
Aug. 11th Evergreen Hospice & Palliative Care
Aug. 18th Oilstop
Aug. 25th Samaritan Foundation
Sept. 1st CASA of Linn County
Sept. 8th The Natty Dresser
Sept. 15th Albany Area Habitat for Humanity
Sept. 22nd Copper Rock Real Estate
Sept. 29th
Caliber Home Loans
Date Hosting Business
Oct. 6th OPEN
Oct. 13th OPEN
Oct. 20th OPEN
Oct. 27th First American Title
Nov. 3rd OPEN
Nov. 10th Weekend Coffee Roasters
Nov. 17th Albany Helping Hands
Nov. 24th Thanksgiving- No greeters
Dec. 1st Boys & Girls Club of Albany
Dec. 8th Movement Mortgage
Dec. 15th Christmas Storybook Land
Dec. 22nd No Greeters
Dec. 29th No Greeters