Networking Events

Business After Hours

These casual monthly networking events feature great food and refreshments in a welcoming environment. They are also an enviable showcase to display the incredible variety and quality of our partners’ businesses.  All partners are invited to connect with other partners, develop new leads and contacts, and just have fun growing their business network. CEP Ambassadors are in attendance to help introduce our new partners.  Awarded the best place to network since 2005 by Ocala Magazine’s “Best of the Best” awards, this premier networking event is a must attend for anyone in business. Business After Hours is scheduled on the third Thursday evening of each month. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards!



NetPerking is a smaller, more intimate networking event held in the early morning at locations throughout the county.  Partners will build relationships over coffee and a light breakfast. NetPerking allows our partners to showcase their unique business venue. These events are held every other month.  Netperking is sponsored by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services.


MBA-Marion Business Advantage

Earn your MBA or Marion Business Advantage by taking part in our smaller, after-hours networking event. These quarterly events are held throughout the county to make it easier for our partners to access networking opportunities closer to home. MBA is held in more intimate locations, allowing partners who have not previously been able to host an event to showcase their business.

Visit our online calendar of events for networking event dates and locations and to register online where required.