Sonoma Valley’s newest businesses will be spotlighted at the annual New Business Welcome reception, held in conjunction with the Sonoma Valley Chamber’s Thursday, Oct. 17, business after-hours networking event hosted by Bank of Marin.

Coordinated by the Sonoma Valley Economic Development Partnership of the Chamber, City of Sonoma and Sonoma County, the new Business Welcome is designed to introduce, highlight, and support new businesses that have opened over the past year and connect with marketing opportunities and Chamber member businesses.

The networking event provides a friendly setting for new and veteran local businesses to promote themselves, form connections and potential customers, and learn about resources available through the Economic Development Partnership and the Chamber of Commerce.

All businesses new to the Valley in the past year – and new owners of existing businesses – are invited to attend the networking event which runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Bank of Marin, at 136 W. Napa St.

To reserve your spot and have your business information listed in the event program, contact the Chamber at 996-1033.