Monday, August 19, 2013

Durham Chamber Attempts Guiness Record with The Big

Durham, NC is no stranger to big ideas.  The place is home to companies and thought leaders who have changed the world with things like technology, medicine, and scholarship.

Now, a new effort to make a big mark is taking shape.

The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce will attempt to beat the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest networking event during ‘The Big’ on Thursday, September 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Big will be held on the plaza of the Durham Centre building in downtown Durham. The entire Durham community is invited to participate.

“It’s not just about setting a new world record,” said Casey Steinbacher, president & CEO of the Durham Chamber. “We wanted to create an environment in which people can make as many connections as possible to help them growth their businesses. We understand the value of referral marketing and feel that it is the Chamber’s role to help facilitate that. Being the world record holder would be an added bonus.”

The current record stands at 357 and is held by KCSourceLink in Kansas City, MO, and was set on November 12, 2012.

In addition to networking, the event will feature an exclusive tabletop expo for Chamber members along with food vendors from throughout Durham. Following the networking, there will be The Big Deck Party with entertainment provided by The Art of Cool Project.

The Big is free and open to all who would like to attend. Registration and additional information about The Big is available online or by calling the Chamber at 919.328.8700.

Learn about all that is happening here with the Durham Event Calendar.

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