One of the best things about Chamber membership is the endless ways to meet other business professionals throughout the community in an informative atmosphere while also visiting different businesses around the region who host our programs at their locations.
We have developed a wide variety of Chamber business programs and events that are held on a continuous basis each year that work to improve recognition and awareness of your business, and help you to have an even better understanding of the community around you.
Importantly our popular Annual Events serve to provide vital business information by announcing regional growth projects underway and conveying important collective business strategies while providing platforms for greater educational opportunities.
Keeping abreast of Government Affairs is also key to our collective success within the region, ensuring the voice of business is heard and understood to those that make the law and rules that govern business. Visiting other areas too enables our regional partners in government and business alike to come together and understand the new opportunities employed by other successful communities that can help improve our success in business within the region.
These programs and events, all designed to improve your business success, include:
A must attend annual event regularly attracting more than 750 business leaders and officials to celebrate the accomplishments of the Chamber and support the Board leadership. High profile speakers or entertainment are the cornerstone of the event. Held annually in February.
A premier event showcasing winners of the Marvin Samuels Award, Small Business of the Year, and Young Professional of the Year. Attracts more than 250 business leaders and Chamber members. Held annually in November.
A sell out event every year, the Business Links Golf Tournament provides a fun setting for connecting on the links. Held at member golf clubs, this well-organized event ensures fast play and also features a silent auction and great prizes.
A monthly event that showcases member businesses and provides an evening of networking for members. Held the third Tuesday of the month, this event is a great opportunity to expand your network in a social setting.
Do you want to know the latest on a community issue? Meet an elected official? Learn about local, county, state issues? Join us each month for our Eggs & Issues breakfast program. A very popular program and one you will want to get on your calendar each month.
Intended for new businesses in our region, our Ambassadors will coordinate a ribbon-cutting and welcome you to the community. One must be a member of the Chamber to receive this red carpet welcome and all the publicity that surrounds these events. Expanding your business? Celebrating a major milestone? These are also great opportunities for a special ribbon-cutting.
Held four times per year, these workshops are intended to provide the attendees with information that will help them excel in their businesses. The topics are very relevant and feature many “how to’s” so that attendees walk away having learned something new for their professional development.
Now entering its 39th year, this three-month journey is designed to engage class members in a unique and powerful opportunity to specific solve a community issue, while learning from each other and other community leaders. Weekly sessions are held throughout the community.
Held prior to select Business After Hours events, this is a special event for those new to our membership. A Chamber 101 program is presented by the Chamber President to help the members get off to a great start with their involvement and support of the Chamber.
Held four times per year, this event blends education with connections. Our speakers for this program provide attendees with at least 12 tips on the subject that is being presented. In addition, structured networking will also be a feature of this program.
We call these leads groups on steroids! If making connections, developing your referral network and learning how to grow your business through relationships is of importance, you will want to inquire about our Regional Business Connections Groups. These groups meet weekly with a structured referral program.