Premier & Signature Events
Premier and signature events are the most prestigious and high exposure events of the year and create a lot of buzz in the business community. To see a list of all of our upcoming events and programs, click here.
Annual Dinner (September)
An annual event celebrating the previous year’s accomplishments and looking ahead to the next year. Includes networking and the announcement of the Chamber Board of Directors, various awards including the Ambassador of the Year Award and the Ruder Ware Innovator Award in memory of G. Lane Ware.
ATHENA Leadership Award® Program (November)
An annual event recognizing members of the region who have demonstrated professional excellence, taken part in community service and actively assisted women in attaining leadership skills that have helped them advance professionally. Awards include: ATHENA Leadership Award® and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award®.
Women’s Leadership Conference (January)
An annual event focused on providing attendees with inspiration and leadership development to assist them in reaching their full potential in both their professional and personal lives.
Future in Focus (March)
An annual event designed to review local and regional economic trends that impact business.
Small Business Week (May)
An annual celebration of businesses in the region, featuring a Legislators’ forum, the announcement of the Small Business of the Year Award recipients, Business EXPO, EXPO Business PM and Small Business of the Year Recognition Ceremony. The Business EXPO is the “can’t miss” event during the week, drawing thousands of attendees from all over the state. The Business EXPO provides an opportunity to grow business networks by connecting attendees with hundreds of exhibitors and is one of the largest tradeshows in the state!
Golf Outing (June)
An annual event bringing together golfers for a day of business development and networking. The 18-hole scramble is coined as one of the most prestigious outings and is sold out every year.