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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 event
An annual event celebrating the previous year’s accomplishments and looking ahead to the next year. This event has been held as a dinner, gala and meeting over the years. The 2023 program at the Grand Theater featured authors James and Deborah Fallows.

ATHENA Leadership Award® Program (November 8)
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 17)
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.

Economic Outlook
An annual event designed to review local and regional economic trends that impact business.

Business Month (April)
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 and Fun@EXPO. 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 24)
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.