Camas biz to host ‘networking extravaganza’ April 25

Local executives, business owners can meet other C-W professionals at event

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Looking for a way to network with other Southwest Washington business leaders?

The Camas-based Your Party and Event Center at 3132 N.E. Third Ave., will host NW Networking Extravaganza, a new networking event for local business owners, executives and professionals, from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 25.

Event organizers hope the event will help business professionals make connections, boost business development, build awareness of the services and products available in SW Washington and better understand the region’s business climate.

“The economy may be booming, but it’s always important to know your best resources, services and professionals in your local area,” said Matthew Ferris, co-founder of the NW Networking Extravaganza.

“Expect to make valuable connections, learn about the regional economy and get the resources needed to continue building your business practice,” he added.

Pauline Mulcahy, regional director of sales for Your Party and Event Center and co-founder of the networking event, agreed with Ferris.

“Building and maintaining relationships is the key to success in business today,” Mulcahy said. “Technology has taken a lot of the personal touch out of business communications, so networking face-to-face is one of the most effective ways to create solid, lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships.”

Those who attend the April 25 networking event will be able to view the showroom at Your Party and Event Center and explore a large, outdoor tent that shows off the Camas business’s array of rental options for business events and gatherings.

“Attendees can look forward to a casual evening of tasteful entertainment, delicious appetizers provided by local caterers and restaurants, a complimentary adult beverage or non-alcoholic option, a non-hosted bar and even some magic by Adam the Great,” Ferris said. “Because the extravaganza is open to all business owners, professionals and even those getting started in business, it’s a strong resource.”

He added that event organizers plan to hold the networking ‘extravaganza’ seasonally, with a new business hosting the gathering in a new Southwest Washington location each time, to help local business professionals expand their networks.

“Attendees can look forward to new faces, sponsors and activities to experience every time,” Ferris said. “Pauline and I wanted to create more of a ‘networking adventure,'” Ferris added. “Because when it comes to connecting in business, it’s not who you know — it’s who knows you!”

The networking event is free and will include giveaways from table sponsors and a business card prize drawing.

For more information or to sponsor a $25 bistro table to display your business’s marketing material, call Ferris or Mulcahy at 360-574-6466 or email