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Best Networking Events in Wilmington, NC

   By: Chelsea Maher

We love going to networking events. The chance to meet other professionals in Wilmington, NC is invaluable to our growth as individuals and as a company. Some of the events we go to are very large and others are more intimate. Either way, we thought we’d help boost attendance across these events by encouraging you to join us.

Below are just a few of our favorite recurring networking events in Wilmington, NC. Check them out because our team would love to meet you!

Chamber Connections - Hosted by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

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Located inside the conference room at the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce building, the Chamber Connections networking event occurs on the third Monday of every month.

This is a bring-your-own lunch event, where both current members and those looking to join the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce can co-mingle. During the meeting, chamber members will take turns giving 60-second introductions and chamber staff will have the opportunity to provide the community with updates. Sponsoring businesses will be given 15-20 minutes to give a presentation.

Chamber Connections is free for all current members. Businesses interested in sponsoring Wilmington Chamber of Commerce events should contact Lexie Alston at or by calling 910-762-2611 ext. 200.

Click here for more on Wilmington Chamber of Commerce networking events.

Wilmington Elite Networking - Hosted by RockStar Connect 

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Wilmington Elite Networking partners with RockStar Connect to host this monthly after-hours networking event.

RockStar Connect believes that you have to give in order to get, which is why this event is totally free. Pizzeria Il Forno also subscribes to this belief by providing their event space and finger foods at no charge. Attendees are encouraged to give back by purchasing drinks from the venue and tipping the waitstaff.

Wilmington Elite Networking boasts that it’s not your average networking event. Nobody is trying to sell you anything and you don’t have to listen to any boring speeches. This is simply an opportunity to have a little fun and swap business cards with other Wilmington-based professionals and businesses.

Click here for more info on Wilmington networking events hosted by Rockstar Connect. Or, if you want to become a RockStar Connect venue, all you have to do is fill out their application.

MEGA Musical Chairs Speed Networking

This event is exactly what it sounds like: a clever combination of musical chairs, speed dating, and traditional networking.

A ticket to the MEGA Musical Chairs Speed Networking event costs $55 but gives you the opportunity to meet and talk to a massive number of local professionals and entrepreneurs. Happening once per quarter, each event starts at 9 a.m. and runs no later than 1 p.m. That’s four hours absolutely packed with networking gold. Event organizers provide snacks but recommend bringing a water bottle since attendees typically do a lot of talking.

You can learn more and register for the next MEGA Musical Chairs Speed Networking event in Wilmington by clicking here.

BizMix Networking Event - Hosted by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

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Occurring toward the end of each month, each BizMix Networking Event is sponsored by a different company. Not only does this keep things interesting for the attendees, it gives the sponsoring business a chance to really highlight their services and products.

Most BizMix events feature food in one form or another and many of them even offer drink tickets to attendees! They’re really just a great chance to eat, drink, and mingle in style.

BizMix Networking Events are free for current members. Not a member? Simply submit an application to become a member of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. Want to be the next BizMix sponsor? Just get in touch with Lexie Alston at or by calling 910-762-2611 ext. 200.

Click here to find out more about BizMix and other upcoming Wilmington Chamber of Commerce networking events.

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Port City Young Professionals Events

Founded by a group of young professionals in Wilmington, NC, Port City Young Professionals hosts multiple networking events every month.

Events range from attending baseball games with other members to having drinks together to attending upscale dinners. The best part is, you don’t have to be a member to go! Many PCYP events are free for members and charge non-members a fee to attend. Plus, most events feature plenty of food and drinks!

Membership to PYCP is affordable at only $35 a month and joining is easy. You can also click here to check out upcoming Port City Young Professionals events.

So if you’re a business located in or near Wilmington, NC, consider checking out some of these events! They truly are a great opportunity to expand your reach and generate new leads. See you there!

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