• Signature Events


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  • Ignite Conference

    Month: May/full-day event

    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, resource exhibitors, and breakout sessions covering topics of interest to all businesses and business professionals regardless of where they are on their growth path. Ignite your professional development in 2021! {Be a sponsor for Ignite}


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  • Business Excellence Awards

    Month: June

    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. {Be a Sponsor for Business Excellence Awards}

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  • Economic Outlook & Business Appreciation Breakfast

    Month: June

    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. The information gained from this event is important for all businesses in our region. Join us for this free event as a way for us to say thank you to you! {Be a Sponsor for Economic Outlook & Business Appreciation Breakfast}

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  • GARCC Golf Tournament

    Month: August 

    A morning on the green networking with clients and other area businesses! Our golf outing is considered one of the best in the area. If you love to golf or just want to do some work outside, this is the event for you! New to 2021, Night Golf & Grips, Chips & Tips golf lesson. {Be a Golf Tournament Sponsor}

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  • Pig Pickin’ and Politickin’

    Month: September

    Mix, mingle, and get to know your elected officials and candidates for office! This is an opportunity to discuss issues face to face with incumbents and those seeking election. There will also be a candidate forum for State-level races that will give you an opportunity to hear from the candidates. Don't miss this unique networking event with music, great barbecue, and lots of mingling! (This is NOT a partisan event. All are represented.) {Be a Sponsor for Pig Pickin' and Politickin'

  • Farming in the Valley

    Month: October

    Farming in the Valley is a family-friendly festival geared towards children’s education in agriculture. Agriculture is at the very core of our culture in the Greater Augusta region and we want kids to learn exactly what that means in a fun, engaging and interactive format. The festival hosts great activities like a petting zoo, pumpkin painting, corn maze, pony rides, pedal pull and much more! It also gives you access to local produce and products! {Be a Farming in the Valley Sponsor}

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  • Schmoozapalooza

    Month: November

    Mix and mingle at the biggest connection event of the year! This B2B expo offers guests the opportunity to renew connections and make new ones while discovering business solutions from our showcased exhibitors. All in a high energy, after hours environment!! {Be a Sponsor for Schmoozapalooza}

  • Legislative Breakfast 

    Month: December

    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. {Be a Legislative Breakfast Sponsor}