Attendees mingle at an East Cambridge Business Association after-hours networking event.

Attendees mingle at an East Cambridge Business Association after-hours networking event.

The East Cambridge Business Association is celebrating its fourth anniversary with an East Cambridge Afterhours event Thursday. Along with the appetizers and cash bar will be a recounting of accomplishments and talk about the future, association officers said.

The latest networking event – part of the association’s mission is to “connect its membership in ways that will help East Cambridge realize its potential for small-business growth” – takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second St., East Cambridge.

“East Cambridge After Hours has been proving to be an excellent way to make these connections,” association officers said in a press release. “Bring plenty of business cards.”

People are asked to RSVP by Tuesday. For information, send e-mail to [email protected].