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  • Signature Events


  • 2022 Business Excellence Awards
  • Business Excellence Awards

    March 10, 2022

    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

    Nominations are now closed. 


  • Economic Outlook and Business Appreciation Breakfast
  • Economic Outlook & Business Appreciation Breakfast

    May 12, 2022

    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! 

  • GARCC Golf Tournament
  • GARCC Golf Tournament

    May 20, 2022

    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! 

  • Ignite
  • Ignite Conference

    April 27, 2022

    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 2022!

  • Legislative Breakfast 

    December 13, 2022

    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.

  • Legislative Wrap Up

    April 12, 2022

     A post-session wrap up with members of our State delegation to discuss the overall outcomes of the past Legislative Session.

  • Murder Mystery Dinner
  • Murder Mystery Dinner

    June 30, 2022

    Join us for dinner and to solve the murder of a well-known community leader! Who among us has a surprising dark side??

  • Schmooza Palooza
  • Schmoozapalooza

    November 10, 2022

    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!!