7 Rochester Networking Events for March 2017

There’s a bunch of great Rochester networking events happening in March that you should consider joining. Take a look below at my list of the 6 Best Rochester networking events for March. I have also included a couple of my own events, like the ROC City Hot Sauce Festival. I hope you see you there, or bump into you at a networking event in the area!

1.ROC City Hot Sauce Festival

Hot sauce lovers can’t miss this event! It’s also a great chance to mingle with other business owners in the local restaurant industry. Your ticket includes access to the build-a-plate station with burgers, Zweigle’s Hots and all the traditional fixins, samples of all restaurants’ hot sauces at their individual booths, a chance to vote for your favorite hot sauce in the People’s Choice Award, and 1 drink ticket redeemable for beer, wine or soda.

  • Date/Time: 3/2/17; 6-9PM

  • Location: Burgundy Basin, 1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY

  • Fee: $20 pre-sale (tickets must be purchased by EOD 2/28) or $25 at the door

  • Event Link: ROC City Hot Sauce Festival – Eventbrite


2. West TipClub Business Networking Event

From the event organizers: “Join us on Wednesday morning, March 8, for our powerful business networking event that comes with a unique twist. We use a structured format that allows for spotlight introductions followed by our famous “lightning round” so connections are made instantly! For first time guests, there is no cost to attend. Register early before the event closes out, and feel free to forward this invitation to an associate!”


3. FEI Rochester St. Patrick’s Day Networking Event

The Financial Executives International Rochester Chapter is hosting a special social networking event integrated with a presentation on insurance industry updates and learning opportunities.


4. Eastside Business Expo 2017

From the event organizers: “Join us for an evening of business awareness and networking with businesses from across the eastern suburbs.This event is open to the public and attendance for networking and exploring is free. Registration for attendance is highly encouraged to ensure we have enough refreshments available and to give our exhibitors an idea of how many people to expect.”


5. FemCity Rochester March Social

A business networking event for women:  “Come prepared to learn the impact that strengths awareness can have on you personally and on your performance at work, home and in your community — and how to identify the areas where you have the greatest potential for building strength.”


6. March vBeer Meetup for VMware Users & Professionals

From the organizers: March vBeer will be held at The Lost Borough in Rochester NY. The Lost Borough Brewing Company is the realization of a dream for two life long friends – Dave Finger and Dan Western – in search of the perfect pint of locally brewed craft beer. After years of experimentation with all styles of artisan beers, they have decided to leave their mark by opening a local brewery where they can share their passion with others while providing a truly different craft beer experience.”


7. Monthly Young Professionals Happy Hour at Blossom Road Pub (Hosted by AMA Rochester)

About the event: Enjoy some great food specials and meet fellow marketers to put answers into action and solve the biggest problems in the marketing industry. We discuss a new topic every month. This a recurring monthly event on the 4th Tuesday. $1 Off Appetizers – $1 Off Wine – $1 Off Drafts


Want to get networking opportunities in your inbox? Sign Up!


Have an event you would like to see featured for next month?

Please send the following information to Mike Krause at mike@salessensepayments.com for consideration:

  • Event Name:
  • Brief paragraph about the event:
  • Event Time/Date:
  • Event Address:
  • Event Fees: We prefer to feature free or low-cost events that are open to the general public
  • Event Info/Registration Link:

About Sales Sense Payments

Sales Sense Payments can help save your business thousands of dollars a year in merchant processing fees. We also offer complete point-of-sale (POS) solutions and EMV-compliant credit card machines in addition to platforms for customer loyalty programs. If you process credit card transactions for customers, we can save you money.  Sales Sense Payments is a Rochester-based business, deeply supportive of the success of our local businesses.  Let’s talk!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *