Business After 5 (BA5)

The Kāpiti Chamber runs a bi-monthly Business After 5 (BA5) programme, hosted by local Chamber members. It is generally held on the last Wednesday of each month from 5.30pm to 7pm. Network, socialise, find opportunities and learn about your local business community!  It’s free for members to attend. ($20 for non members). Members can use a guest card to bring a colleague or friend for free on one occasion.

Joint Venture → Joint Marketing = Joint Success!

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!
Develop valuable word-of-mouth marketing.


We will put people you don’t currently deal with in front of you and you’ll 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!
It’s a 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

Add branded items to a goodie bag and/or donate a prize relevant to your business for a business card draw.

To be noticed and remembered, networking is important for all businesses!

To enquire about hosting a BA5 please email [email protected]

A BA5 event hosted by Peter Jackson Plumbing

BA5 information:

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, door prize and refreshments. The booking cost to host a BA5 is $250 + GST for hosts with <10 FTEs or $500 + GST for hosts with >10 FTEs.  Hosting a BA5 is a great opportunity for a Member to showcase their business and 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. Both the host and the Chamber must fully utilise their individual resources and networks to ensure the best possible outcome.