Women in Business Series
There's nothing like seeing women inspire and encourage each other. That's what our Women in Business series is all about. These networking events offer a chance to make connections, find personal and professional development, and grow their networks of other women to uplift them.
February 7, 2024- Breakfast
July 11, 2024- Ladies Night Out
October 24, 2024- Fall Luncheon
February 17, 2024 ~ Augusta Expo
Hometown Expo is a unique community event full of local businesses, organizations and vendors showcasing products, ideas and services for all areas of life! This event is a celebration of local entrepreneurship and an opportunity for the community to discover and support the diverse range of businesses and services available right here in the Valley.
Business Excellence Awards
March 28, 2024 ~ Hotel 24 South
Our largest event of the year, the Annual Meeting and Business Excellence Awards is an evening designed to honor and celebrate business success and Chamber success. Our annual award winners are chosen through a nomination process that is open to our members. These winners represent businesses, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated exemplary planning, operations and community involvement throughout the year.
2024 Business Excellence Award Categories:
- Small Business Excellence Award
- Large Business Excellence Award
- Woman-Owned Business Excellence Award
- Nonprofit Excellence Award
- New Business of the Year
- Young Professional of the Year
- Citizen of the Year
Legislative Wrap Up
April 9, 2024 (Virtual)
A post-session wrap up with members of our State delegation to discuss the overall outcomes of the past Legislative Session.
Economic Outlook & Business Appreciation Breakfast
May 7, 2024 ~ Holiday Inn Staunton Conference Center
The annual economic outlook for our region and a thank you to our business community! Professionals from our economic development offices in Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro share the year's success in business recruitment, expansion and retention, job growth, trends, and a look ahead at the emerging business climate.
GARCC Golf Tournament
May 17, 2024 ~ Orchard Creek
Enjoy a day on the greens networking with clients and other area business pros at one of the best golf outings around! Each player will receive a boxed lunch, great swag and plenty of beverages!
Guys Night Out
August 29, 2024
Join the Guys Night Out fun. Enjoy networking and a night just for the guys!
December 13, 2023 ~ Hotel 24 South
This annual, pre-session breakfast is an opportunity to hear first hand from our State delegation about their top priorities for the upcoming legislative session in Richmond. The Chamber also introduces it’s legislative priorities for the session. The panel of General Assembly members are asked questions regarding these priorities and others that have been identified for the forum.
Business After Hours
Third Thursday of each month
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Locations vary- hosted by Chamber members
A great way for Chamber members to network with many local businesses in a casual, after-hours environment!
Coffee & Connections
First Friday of each month
8:30am - 9:30am
Locations vary- hosted by Chamber members or held at the GARCC office
Enjoy a morning making great connections with other local business professionals from the Greater Augusta Region!