Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
Our Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner is presented every year to keep our members informed and to honor the standouts, businesses and individuals, from the previous year. The event is less of a fundraiser and more of a way to recognize the efforts of the community. In 2018 we were proud to present (in honor of their successes in 2017) the Dwyer Bros. Hardware award to West Jefferson Hardware, the Brillo award to Stanley Electric US, and the Bell Ringer Award to Kathy Henry. Over 120 people attended the event in 2017 and we only hope to continue the growth and interest.
View our 2017 Annual Report.
Chamber Golf Outing
The Chamber’s annual Golf Outing is an event the county looks forward to each year. A little friendly competition is healthy for anyone, and that is exactly what we see on the golf course. The 2017 golf outing raised about $7,000 and was a huge success. In 2018 we hope to incorporate a few more “fun activities” at each hole, increase our sponsorships, and encourage more people to join us for our picnic after the outing is complete.
Farm Science Review
Reaching hundreds of thousands of people, The Farm Science Review is the perfect way to get involved as a volunteer! The Chamber of Commerce sells soda at FSR out of two Pepsi trailers, and it simply would not be possible without the help of our volunteers. People from all over the county came out to sell soda, empty trash, clean the tent, haul cases of pop and ice, and greet the hundreds of people we served. Raising over $7,500, the fundraiser is imperative to our organization. In the future, we hope to increase our volunteer base, and of course our sales!
The Chamber’s largest fundraiser, Bonanza, is gaining a reputation as the “go-to event of the year.”
We are so excited about the strides this event has made in recent years. Grossing over $30,000 in 2017, we cannot wait to see what the future holds for Bonanza. An evening of great food and drinks, a reverse lottery with the chance to win $3,000, an extensive silent auction, and the opportunity to network with over 100 local business people, Bonanza has something for everyone.