It is rumored, but certainly not confirmed, that sometime shortly after the dawn of man, the first business alliance was formed. Reportedly, representatives from Moog’s Mound of Somewhat Rounded Rocks, Clag’s Clump of Fairly Straight Tree Trunks, and the Cavetown Committee to Stop Dragging Stuff Around reportedly all met over the carcass of a fallen Wooly Mammoth. As they talked, they discovered that they all shared a similar vision and that each had something of value to the others. They hammered out their ideas (literally), ate some mammoth steaks (literally), and decided to meet weekly. WHAM, the first Business Alliance Luncheon was formed.
Before long, the participants were all wheeling around Cavetown and their respective organizations were rock-solid ... which is more than I can say for this allegory.
The means and the menus have changed dramatically since then, but the form and the function of today’s business alliance luncheons remain basically the same as when they started ... whenever that might have been.
Business alliance luncheons have proven so effective in developing professional relationships and promoting products and services that the Davis Chamber of Commerce sponsors two of them every week.
The mission of the Davis Chamber is to advance business prosperity by uniting the business committee, providing business advocacy, promoting a vibrant economy, and eating a big lunch at least twice a week. OK, that last objective is strictly my own addition.
Nevertheless, the chamber’s weekly business alliance luncheons accomplish all of those objectives on both ends of the county. They bring businesses of all sorts together to promote their products, discuss their needs, and exchange development ideas. A typical weekly meeting includes structured networking, introductions of all attendees, featured business presentations and business training sessions.
Representatives of any business are invited to attend. The only cost is the price of the meal (under $10), and reservations are not necessary.
The Davis Chamber Business Alliance Luncheon - North is held each Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. at the Brick Oven, 1508 Woodland Park Blvd in Layton.
For more information check out the Nov.15 edition of Davis Clipper.