Off the Clock Connections


What Is It?

Mentorship and growing a network are vital for entrepreneurs. In today’s ever-changing world, small businesses must gain a competitive advantage to compete with big corporations and the global market. Off the Clock Connections brings local entrepreneurs together in a casual setting to learn, share ideas and mentor each other. Our get-togethers will allow business owners to ask each other questions, give advice, and establish a network of resources.

Once a quarter, we will meet at the Town Hall (Lister Building, 114 E. Central) for food, drinks, and great company. Off the Clock Connections will host a presenter who can assist or benefit small businesses, as well as motivational speakers who will inspire new goals.

Off the Clock Connections is open to Downtown MainStreet Businesses & Lovington Chamber Members. Your access will include The New Mexico MainStreet Adviser Network, which will connect you with business advisers from across the state. This program is virtual and allows for a one-on-one consultation.

Lovington MainStreet & Lovington Chamber are here to support our small businesses. Through Off the Clock Connections, we can provide a new service that will grow your resources. Owning a business is difficult; small businesses face many challenges, and your resiliency is valuable knowledge. Together, we can preserve our community and grow stronger together.

Off the Clock Connections will host an after-hours business social featuring a presenter, food, drinks, and live music. Join us for a chance to mingle with other professionals like yourself. This program is free to all Lovington Chamber Members and Downtown Businesses. For more information, email: director@lovingtonmainstreet.org.


Dates


Thursday August 12th, 2021
5:30pm-7:30pm


THE CHANGING FACE OF FACEBOOK
Presenter: Robyne Beaubien

Specializing in branding, events, and social media, Robyne is known for her high energy, practical approach to challenges. She will give you both a smile and a solution that will positively impact your business, organization, and community.

Live Music: Dan Brown
Catering: Drylands Brewing



Thursday October 23rd, 2021
5:30pm-8:00pm


Presenter: Julia Royal
Live Music: Dan Brown
Catering: Drylands Brewing



Thursday December 9th, 2021
5:30pm-8:00pm


GET ACTIVE! GET ENGAGED!
Presenter: Steve Sauceda

Steve is one of those busy professionals with a dual career, running his own business and serving as the Director of Work Force Training at the NMJC. He has been incredibly active, traveling to speak to over 20 different industries. His goal is to add value and bring hope to entrepreneurs.

Live Music: Dan Brown
Catering: Cornerstone Coffeehouse


Connection Perks

By attending our after-hours session, you will receive valuable insight and access to key leaders that can benefit your business. Each session will feature a prominent speaker, food, and entertainment.

During our meetings different entities will have booths available with information for small businesses. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to asked questions and create relationships with these entities. Here are a few slated to attend:

  • NM Health Department
  • NM Workforce Development
  • OSHA
  • NM Building Inspector
  • Lea County EDC
  • Lovington EDC
  • Hobbs Hispano Chamber
  • WESST
  • and more!

The New Mexico MainStreet Adviser Network

1. Business owners, aspiring business owners, and entrepreneurs in Off the Clock Connections will fill out a Request for Assistance Form: 


2. The business owner, aspiring business owner, or entrepreneur is connected with an adviser.

3. A 1/2 hour meeting is arranged over Zoom, where the business owner, aspiring business owner, or entrepreneur’s questions are answered.