A room full of culinary delights drew more than 250 people to the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week at The Regent.
A Taste of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce was a chance for businesspeople to taste some of the best local food in the area.
The event is the perfect place to showcase the offerings at his hotel, said Jerrod Seeberan, a chef at Riverview’s Hilton Garden Inn.
“It’s a great place to let the wider public know about what we have to offer, taste our food and get to know us as a company,” Seeberan said. “It’s also a chance to brand ourselves and let people know they are welcome at our hotel.”
The soiree also gave restaurants large and small a chance to introduce their fare to an audience of businesspeople and potential customers.
“We have several smaller and new restaurants that are coming to the area here, and this gives everyone the opportunity to sample a little something off their menus and say ‘I want to go back there and enjoy a meal,’” said Chamber director Tanya Doran,
While the food may have been the appetizer, the luncheon also gave locals a chance to dig into the main course — networking with fellow business professionals.
“It’s a great opportunity for business owners to get together once a month and socialize and build relationships,” Doran said.
Hope Schneider, director of marketing and community relationships at Chick-fil-A in Brandon, is a regular at the Chamber luncheons.
“It’s important for us to attend and help build relationships with the community,” Schneider said.