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Business After Hours is Back!!

After a long hiatus, the Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber’s monthly Business After Hours are back!

For years the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber membership was trained to expect a Business After Hours each month on the second Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at a local member business. The pandemic put a halt on that monthly tradition back in early 2020, but for 2022, Business After Hours is back on the schedule.

The first Business After Hours of 2022 took place on January 19 at SouthState Bank. With the exception of last year, SouthState (formerly CenterState) Bank’s Downtown Kissimmee location has hosted the January Business After Hours for many years. The event has become known for the excellent steak and mushrooms they serve each year, great networking, and top-notch raffles. Their 2022 outing was an example of that very hospitality we have come to expect.

Business After Hours are hosted by member businesses around the county. The member host has discretion over what food and beverage is served; any games, raffles, or giveaways they might want to include; who speaks and when; any entertainment they may want to provide; etc. The fee to the Chamber to host Business After Hours goes toward advertising to our membership. The Chamber will also monitor those who register for and attend the event and provide the host with those contacts post-event.

The SouthState Business After Hours was a great start to the year, and for our February event we look forward to another annual after hours – the ribbon cutting to kick off the Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show & Fair! This year’s event will be February 11 at the KVLS pavilion and will include a “Taste of the Fair” featuring samples of culinary fair favorites after the ribbon is cut on the dirt of KVLS. Afterword attendees are invited to visit the fair and experience all it has to offer. To join us, please register on our website.

If you are interested in hosting a Business After Hours this year at YOUR business, please reach out to us at krogers@theosceolachamber.com.

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