Business Excellence Awards
February 23, 2023 ~ 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.
Awards are given for:
- Small Business Excellence Award (50 employees or less)
- Large Business Excellence Award (50+ employees)
- Woman-Owned Business Excellence Award
- Nonprofit Excellence Award
- New Business of the Year (established in 2021)
- Young Professional of the Year (40 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2021)
- Citizen of the Year
Nominate here for Business Excellence Awards. Nominations open January 2 and end February 3.
March 25, 2023 ~ Augusta Expo
Check out this brand new event celebrating all of our local businesses! Open to the public for a one day expo.
Click here for more information on sponsoring or exhibiting!
Legislative Wrap Up
April 11, 2023 (Virtual)
A post-session wrap up with members of our State delegation to discuss the overall outcomes of the past Legislative Session.
April 13, 2023 ~ Location TBD
Nonprofit Connect is organized and hosted by the current Leadership Greater Augusta cohort. This networking event provides a space for local nonprofit organizations to set up an exhibit table and share their mission and needs. This unique event gives human services nonprofit organizations, corporate sponsors and other funding partners a chance to find ways to work together. The public is also invited to learn more, whether they need services or are looking for volunteer opportunities.
April 27, 2023 ~ Blue Ridge Community College, Plecker Center
Everyone needs professional development in order to grow into and beyond their potential. This conference is first-class professional development right in your own backyard! A day filled with motivational and interactive speakers, speed networking, three tracks of breakout sessions- Entrepreneurship, Human Resources and Marketing- this day covers topics of interest to all businesses and business professionals regardless of where they are on their growth path. Ignite your professional development in 2023! Featuring keynote speakers Chris Auville, Jessica Hall and Stephanie Duncan from Harmony Harvest Farm!
Economic Outlook & Business Appreciation Breakfast
May 11, 2023 ~ 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. Featuring keynote speaker Jason El Koubi, President & CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.
GARCC Golf Tournament
May 19, 2023 ~ The Club at Ironwood
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!
This tournament does sell out, so contact us today to reserve your spot! Sponsorships also available.
Murder Mystery Dinner
June 22, 2023 ~ The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center
Join us for dinner and to solve the murder of a well-known community leader! Who among us has a surprising dark side??
December 14, 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.