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Chamber to Bring Speed Networking to Expo

October 13, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., October 13, 2017 –The Springfield Regional Chamber will hold its ever-popular Speed Networking on November 2, 2017 from 2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Business and Innovation Expo, MassMutual Center, 1277 Main Street, Springfield.

With more than 150 exhibitors and 2,500 attendees expected, bringing the Chamber’s popular Speed Networking event to the Expo makes it convenient and easily accessible for people who will already be at the MassMutual Center.

“We’re excited to add Speed Networking to the Expo schedule – it makes sense to have so many ways to connect under one roof,” says Nancy Creed, Springfield Regional Chamber president.

Speed Networking provides attendees with a quick and entertaining opportunity to introduce themselves and pitch their company to the other attendees. 

The core concept to speed networking is the “elevator speech,” a short summary of an individual, business, organization, product or service – a summary that a person could deliver in the time span of a short elevator ride.  Attendees will be divided into two groups, seated across from each other. Each group member will have 60 seconds to give his/her elevator speech to the person seated directly across from him/her. Once each member has given their elevator speech, they will change seats and the process will begin again with a new partner. The round robin format of networking will continue until the event is over. Only one person per company can attend the event so that attendees are able to meet with someone from a different company at each interaction.


The event will begin with registration at 2:45 p.m. To accommodate the event, no admittance to the Speed Networking area will be allowed after 3:05 p.m. Reservations are $20 in advance for members and Expo exhibitors, $30 for general admission. Reservations must be made online and in advance at or by contacting  

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