Our partners love to network so we created one of a kind events that offer different atmospheres that fit your business needs. Whether you are looking to connect with leading industry professionals or build relationships with new contacts the CEP has something for you. As with most CEP programs and initiatives, all of these networking opportunities are FREE to partners as part of maximizing their Return on Investment!

Named Ocala's “Premier Networking Event”, Business After Hours is a signature event that hundreds of our partners enjoy every third Thursday of the month. Each month is hosted by a different partner at their place of business to showcase their products and services. This is a free event to partners that includes food, drinks, incredible networking, and a great return on investment.


NetPerking - Sponsored by 

This is our partners sure way of putting caffeine in their networking. Build relationships in a casual intimate setting while enjoying a light breakfast and connecting with other business professionals in the community. These events are held bi-monthly at different host partners. Check the event calendar for upcoming dates.

Marion Business Advantage (MBA)

Earn your MBA or Marion Business Advantage by taking part in our smaller, after-hours networking event. These quarterly events are held throughout the county to make it easier for our partners to access networking opportunities closer to home. MBA is held in more intimate locations, allowing partners who have not previously been able to host an event to showcase their business. Check the event calendar for upcoming dates.

Networking University - Sponsored by 

Networking doesn't have to be painful. Learn the secrets from the CEP's Networking Professionals. The experts share their tips on effective networking. Held 3 times a year, this popular lunch session will fill-up quickly! Check the event calendar for upcoming dates.

NetWorks is a referral networking program facilitated in a small group setting that offers partners the opportunity to meet business leaders. Please complete this form to join a NetWorks group. Currently we have the following NetWorks Groups:

Biz Promoters
First & Third Tuesdays
11:30 AM | PPBI
405 SE Osceola, Ocala 34471
Contact: Stephen Nelson | 352-450-1281

Chamber Marketing & Execs Group CEMG
Second & Fourth Tuesdays
8:15 AM | PPBI
405 SE Osceola, Ocala 34471
Contact: Jordan Zellner | 352-470-4213

Stiletto Network 
Second & Fourth Tuesdays
4:00 PM | CenterState Bank
1632 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala 34470
Contact: April Savarese | 352-690-7545

Young Leaders Exchange
Second & Fourth Wednesdays
5:30 PM | Infinite Ale Works
304 SE Magnolia Ext., Ocala 34471
Contact: Miranda Sullivan | 352-629-6101 Ext. 206

75 West
Second & Fourth Tuesdays
9:00 AM | Springhill Suites
4100 SW 40th St, Ocala, FL 34474
Contact: Laurel Ziemann | 352-817-6984

Veteran Business Owner's Group
Second Tuesday
9:00 AM | PPBI, 2nd Floor
Julian Sinisterra | 786-566-1476

Hispanic Business Council
First Thursday
9:30 AM | PPBI 2nd Floor
405 SE Osceola, Ocala 34471
Contact: Esmirna Caraballo | 216-688-8173