Signature Events

UP Conference 

Month: February/half day event

Unlock your Potential at the UP Conference. This day will include interactive speakers, breakout sessions covering topics about business, leadership, personal, and community development. The day will also include a variety of Chamber businesses in our exhibit hall, a Speed Networking Session and Keynote Speaker.

Business Excellence Awards

Month: March

The Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Business Awards is an evening event designed to honor businesses, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated exemplary planning, operations and community involvement throughout the year.

WIN Power Summit

Month: April/half day event

A Women of Influence Network, half-day powerhouse event that brings together accomplished female leaders, corporate executives, business owners and young professionals to share insights, exchange ideas and empower their careers. The conference includes a keynote presentation, workshops and a wine social to end the day. In addition, a trade show featuring local organizations and businesses provides the backdrop to the activity of the conference!

State of the Metro

Month: June

Each year, the Chamber in partnership with Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County Economic Development, presents the Economic Outlook Breakfast to highlight trends, speak to issues affecting the economy and garner wisdom from economic experts to look ahead at the emerging business climate.

Business on the Green

Month: July

A morning of networking with clients and other area businesses on the links! A great way to spend an extended time with clients or business friends in a casual and fun environment.

Pig Pickin’ and Politickin’

Month: August

Mix, mingle, and get to know your elected officials and candidates for office from the Federal level all the way down to local City Council members and Board of Supervisors. This is an opportunity to discuss issues that matter to you personally, with those that are setting state, regional, and local policy. (This is NOT a partisan event, but an opportunity to connect with those that represent us.)

Farming in the Valley

Month: October/Sunday

Farming in the Valley is a family friendly festival geared toward children’s education in agriculture. Agriculture is a significant part of our culture in the Greater Augusta region and we want kids to learn what exactly that means through hands on activities like a petting zoo, sheep herding demonstrations, apple butter churning, a corn maze, reading time with Cubbie Bear, and a pedal pull. The festival also includes vendors with local produce and products!

Legislative Breakfast 

Month: December

Hear from our State delegation about the upcoming legislative session in Richmond and get a briefing on your Chamber’s legislative priorities.