Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce forms Cadet Club to foster student engagement with the local community


Do you want to expand your professional network off campus? Now you can have that opportunity with the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce Cadets program.

November 11 marked the first meeting of the Cadets. The goal of this group is to get students involved in the local community.

What does a Cadet do?

A Cadet will be able to attend several events a month, from ribbon cuttings to coffee calls, for a chance to network with current business professionals. This will provide students with real-world business experience through networking. Coffee calls and ribbon cuttings consist of Chamber Ambassadors promoting new businesses and developing relationships with the community. A Cadet will see first hand how the Chamber coordinates activities and growth.

Members will meet once a month to discuss the monthly agenda. The time and date are currently being determined.

Why be a Cadet?

The whole idea of school is to find a career that fits your ideal lifestyle, so what’s better than getting a glimpse of the real world. Students will have the opportunity to ask vital questions a textbook cannot answer. Besides guidance, one may be able to find another opportunity within their desired field such as an internship or potentially a job.

This opportunity is open to any enrolled college student looking to build their professional skills regardless of their major.

Below are a few upcoming dates members can be involved with:

  • November 20th is the Downtown Christmas Festival
  • December 5th, 6th, 7th is State One Acts

If you are interested or have questions, please email Jenni Canham at [email protected] or call 402.371.4862.

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