5:00 pm ET / 4:00 pm CT is a convenient time to arrange a meeting
When planning a call between Eastern Time and Central Time, you need to consider time difference between these time zones. ET is 1 hour ahead of CT.
It is currently 5:00 pm in ET, which is a suitable time to arrange a call or meeting. In CT, the time would be 4:00 pm - a usual working time of between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
If you want to reach out to someone in CT and you are available anytime, you can also schedule a call between 8:00 am and 12:00 am your time. This time span will be between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm CT time.