Business Education Programs:

Art of Effective Networking:

Networking can be a powerful tool for building your business, finding new customers and making your company the one people think of first. It can give you a definite advantage over your competitors. Not everyone is a natural networker, but it is a skill that can be learned and developed to give you and your company the success you are seeking.


The Art of Effective Networking is a one hour course that provides basic networking skills and etiquette along with a few tips and tricks that will help you promote your company and make valuable connections with other business leaders in our community. This class is held the first Wednesday of every other month from 8:00-9:00 am at the Chamber. Dates can be found on the Chamber calendar.


The Art of Effective Networking is proudly sponsored by Columbia Bank.

There is no fee for this class. Contact: Julie Wilson

Building Your Business (BYB):

Whether you are new in your business or have been in business for years, the Building Your Business (BYB) workshops provide valuable educational opportunities for you to hone your skills, learn about the latest technologies and keep up to date on the latest business trends.  BYB takes place on the third Wednesday on the month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Hillsboro Chamber offices.  Cost is just $10 for members and $15 for guests.  Contact: Aimee Sukol


The Hillsboro Chamber is proud to introduce our new luncheon program: onTopic. Formatted as a quarterly business luncheon at the Walter Cultural Arts Center from 11:45 - 1:00 p.m., onTopic will encourage our guests to engage in candid participation rather than watch a formal presentation. Luncheons will feature a topic relevant to Washington County and pull in an expert guest to instigate dialogue or create active engagement between guests. OnTopic strives to impact our guests, influence critical thinking and ignite you to take action. Advance purchase is $20 for members and $25 for guests. Contact: Cindy Crowder

President's Reception:

The President's Reception is designed to assist new members, prospective members or existing members become familiar with all aspects of the Hillsboro Chamber. At the Reception, you will learn how to take full Advantage of your membership benefits and have the opportunity to network with other business professionals. The Chamber staff will be around to answer any questions you may have.


The President's Reception is a one hour casual gathering held on the first Wednesday of every other month from 4:00-5:00 pm at the Chamber. Dates can be found on the Chamber calendar. There is no fee for this class. Contact: Deanna Palm


The President's Reception is exclusively sponsored by Bob Rollinger of Summa Real Estate Group Downtown Hillsboro.

Westside Business Women (WBW):

On the third Thursday of each month from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, women entrepreneurs and community leaders meet to discuss a variety of topics concerning women-owned and women in business.  This program features a guest speaker, networking and lunch.  Westside Businesswomen takes place at Coyote’s Bar & Grill and there is a fee for lunch.  Cost for lunch is $10 for members and $15 for guests. Contact: Cindy Crowder

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