The Chautauqua County Industrial Improvement Company normally doesn’t play a task that might be confused with a courting web site like Match.com, but when it improves the financial atmosphere for native companies, they’re prepared to play matchmaker.
On Wednesday, March 18, the Chautauqua County IDA will probably be internet hosting the primary Enterprise To Enterprise Networking Occasion on the Chautauqua Harbor Lodge in Celoron beginning at 7:30 a.m. The “matchmaking” occasion for native corporations will use a velocity courting format to have individuals meet and greet to find what one another’s enterprise does, mentioned Mark Geise, IDA CEO.
“There may be going to be a chance for individuals to return and firms to return and go and meet in a velocity courting format with suppliers or purchasers,” he mentioned. “The difficulty is we’ve acquired these producers right here which are buying merchandise from exterior of the area the place there would possibly potential be individuals and firms regionally that may present those self same companies within the county. It’s a chance for corporations to get to know one another and see if there is a chance to see if there are native patrons.”
Geise mentioned an analogous occasion was held and was very talked-about when he was the pinnacle of the IDA in Monroe County. He additionally mentioned that whereas IDA officers are touring native companies, they’ll see how native corporations aren’t utilizing companies one other county enterprise would possibly be capable to supply.
“We see the range of what corporations are making after which see that different corporations aren’t utilizing these native companies and merchandise,” he mentioned. “So it simply is sensible to have a venue to see if they’ll get to know one another and have a chance to do enterprise with one another.”
Geise mentioned each enterprise concerned in manufacturing within the county is invited to the networking occasion.
He mentioned companies can register on-line at ccida.com/ccb2b. He added that enterprise officers can discover out extra details about the networking occasion by visiting the web site.
“We’re simply beginning, however we hope to have dozens and dozens of companies there,” he mentioned. “As individuals go browsing and register, there will probably be a spreadsheet of people who have signed up so individuals can see who else goes to be there. Initially there aren’t quite a bit proper now, however as extra join, the listing will develop and develop and, hopefully, it’ll encourage extra individuals to enroll.”
Geise mentioned there are a number of companies and merchandise being supplied by native enterprise that different county corporations could be stunned they’ll discover supplied regionally.
“There are authorized companies to architectural companies to merchandise. It’s all the pieces,” he mentioned. “We’re doing this for the companies in order that we will encourage extra native buying and promoting.”
Geise mentioned he hopes the networking occasion will turn out to be an annual occasion.
“We’ll see the way it goes the primary 12 months then decide on whether or not to proceed it,” he mentioned. “We need to see the curiosity first. It’s going to be devoted time with corporations and their administration folks that usually they won’t get the time with. There may be going to be a listing of all of the individuals in attendance and get in touch with data and what they make or buy so they’ll go away with a spreadsheet of contacts.”
Together with the velocity courting format for enterprise officers to fulfill each other, Persistence Fairbrother would be the lunch speaker. Fairbrother is an account director for Improvement Counsellors Worldwide (DCI). Geise mentioned Fairbrother will probably be discussing the subject of expertise attraction, which can embrace findings from DCI’s newest “Expertise Wars” examine, a survey of 1,500 plus working-age people on how they make selections about jobs and areas and greatest apply examples from communities partaking in cutting-edge expertise attraction advertising. DCI’s work for Cleveland County, North Carolina, Upstate South Carolina and Northern Colorado has garnered a number of awards from the Worldwide Financial Improvement Council and is centered round expertise attraction.