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  • Signature Events

     

  • UP Conference 

    Month: February/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 national 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. This is a MUST if you are ready to “unlock your potential (UP)”! {Be a sponsor for UP}

     


  • Business Excellence Awards

    Month: March

    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}


  • State of the Metro

    Month: June

    The annual economic outlook for our region. 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. Information gained from this event is important for all businesses in our region. {Be a Sponsor for State of the Metro}


  • Education Appreciation Breakfast and Expo

    Month: end of July

    This celebratory, high energy event is designed to welcome educators and education staff back to school and share products and resources that can be of value to them personally and professionally. The event gives the Chamber an opportunity to say thanks to those that prepare, support, and nurture the workforce of the future! The event is open to employees of our education community including staff and educators from all public schools and private schools in Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro, Blue Ridge Community College and Mary Baldwin University. {Be a Sponsor for Education Appreciation Breakfast and Expo}


  • Honoring our Heroes

    Month: August 

    A special time dedicated to honoring those who have put their lives at risk in order to preserve the safety of our community. Through this event, local businesses and the community can share their thanks with all area responders and their families for their sacrifice of service. {Be a Sponsor for Honoring our Heroes}


  • Pig Pickin’ and Politickin’

    Month: September

    Mix, mingle, and get to know your elected officials and candidates for office from the federal, state and local levels. This is an opportunity to discuss issues that matter to you personally, with those that have been given the power to affect change. It’s a casual event with good music, great pulled pork and LOTS of handshaking! (This is NOT a partisan event, but an opportunity to connect with those that represent us.) {Be a Sponsor for Pig Pickin' and Politickin'}


  • Schmoozapalooza

    Month: October

    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}


  • Farming in the Valley

    Month: October/Sunday

    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}


  • Come to the Table

    Month: November

    Our region contains three distinct, localities, but most of us think of it as one grand place to call home. However, talking with one another to make sure we have an open dialogue about diversity and inclusion as a region is vital to having a strong, healthy community. Join us at one, long, table as we come together for a community conversation over dinner. {Be a Come to the Table Sponsor}


  • 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}