The Kapiti Chamber runs a bi-monthly Business after 5 (BA5) programme that are hosted by local Chamber members. It is generally held on the last Wednesday of each month from 5.30pm to 7pm.  It is free for members to attend a BA5 and there is a charge of $20 for non members.

All paying events will operate a full refund seven days before any event and no refund thereafter with substitutions welcomed.  No shows will be invoiced if a fee is required yet not paid for some reason.

The Host provides the venue, speaker focus (limited to 10-15 minutes) door prize and refreshments. The booking cost to Host a BA5 is $200 + GST.  Hosting a BA5 is a great opportunity for a Member to showcase your business is a wonderful way for members to network and create business to business opportunities.

It is important to remember that this is a joint venture between both the Chamber and the BA5 Host. It is therefore important that both the Host and the Chamber fully utilise their individual resources and networks to ensure the best possible outcome.

Joint Venture → Joint Marketing = Joint Success

To enquire about hosting a BA5 please email

Download the BA5 Proposal and Booking Form


Seven great reasons to host a BA5:

1. Grow your business PROFILE with LOCAL people

Leave them with a lasting, positive impression of you and your business
Helps develop word of mouth marketing


We will put people you don’t currently deal with in front of you
You will have access to Members’ contacts for follow-up information

3. More EFFECTIVE PROMOTION of your business

BA5 attendees are receptive to what you say because they are in a relaxed and social atmosphere
Chance to leave people with a lasting positive impression of your business

4. Team Development

Preparing for the BA5 and being visible to a large group of other business people will help your staff to come together as a team

5. Be seen to be COMMUNITY MINDED

Be seen supporting your Chamber and local business development and networking in your District

6. Have some FUN

Be seen to be hosting an event that others enjoy attending

7. Provide your business PROFILE

In a goodie bag and donate a prize relevant to your business for a business card draw