Heart and Barrack’s Hosts After Hours

On Thursday, April 21, Heart Technologies and Barrack’s Hospitality Group teamed up to host a Business After Hours for East Peoria Chamber of Commerce. The event took place from 5–7pm at EastPort Banquet Center in East Peoria, IL.

Guests were welcomed to the banquet center with artichoke parmesan on toasted bread rounds and filo-wrapped asparagus and asiago cheese served by butlers. Cold hors d’œuvres, like assorted fruits and cheeses and dips, as well as hot appetizers, like sweet and sour meatballs and BBQ chicken breast bites, were available as well. All were welcome to beef brisket, pork sliders at the carving station as well. The dessert station, featuring cheesecake martinis, was enjoyed by all. A cash bar allowed of-age guests to enjoy a beverage, while iced tea, lemonade, and coffee were available at no cost to all. It is safe to say that not a single person willingly left hungry!

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This After Hours also served as Heart’s first in-person voting site for our Great HEART Give contest. We had so many chamber members as well as people from the community come to this event and cast their vote. We were thrilled to have all of the participation and enthusiasm for this contest, and this excitement brought in big numbers for our nonprofits. For more information on Great HEART Give, visit our website.

One of the greatest things about any after hours event though is the networking. It was wonderful to have so many local faces in one area to meet, converse, and build relationships. These connections made allow for us to bring like-minded individuals together, create collaborations, and improve our community even more.

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We are so thrilled with how this Business After Hours went! We would like to thank Barrack’s for co-hosting this event for us, East Peoria Chamber of Commerce for bringing us together, and all who attended. This was a great event that brought so many people together, not to mention an even better kick-off for Great HEART Give 2016!