Programs and Events

Programs and Groups

Community Leadership Program
Valley Business Women
Next Gen Pros

Major Events

Membership Meeting & Regional Greater Good Awards
The Regional Business Expo
Corporate Challenge Golf Tournament
HobNob in the Valley
The Valor Awards

Monthly Events

Business and Breakfast

Meet for breakfast with other Regional Chamber members to exchange business cards and make valuable contacts at our Business and Breakfast. Regional Chamber Members host this event at their businesses to encourage networking in an informal atmosphere complemented by food and beverage. Contact the Chamber to host one of these great events!

Power Networking Luncheon

The luncheon is $20 for pre-registered Chamber members, $25 at the door if not pre-registered, and $30 for Non Chamber members.

Our Power Networking Luncheon is a structured networking event similar to "speed dating." After enjoying lunch with the participants, you will be assigned a number and then sent to network with others who have your number. Everyone gets a minute to introduce their business with their group, then numbers are changed and you switch to a new group. This is the place to find some serious business leads. Bring plenty of business cards.

Business After Hours

Every month, the Regional Chamber holds an after-hours networking event designed for members to meet and build relationships with business people from small, mid-size and large companies and organizations representing a variety of industries. Regional Chamber Members host this event at their businesses to encourage networking in an informal atmosphere complemented by food and beverage. Contact the Chamber to host one of these great events.

Leadshare Networking Groups

Leadshare is a pro-active approach for supplementing your business growth through the process of giving and receiving business leads within a structured environment.

Community Leadership Program - September thru May

Learn more about your community! This nine-month educational certificate program runs from September through May each year and is geared toward business professionals. The sessions are designed to provide insight into the challenges and opportunities facing our Region. The program is intended to develop the skills and foster leadership potential of the participants so they will be able to provide the leadership necessary to address community needs and ensure the continued growth and development of Clarke and Frederick Counties and the City of Winchester.  Applications for this program are collected in the month of June.
Annual Events
Each year the Chamber holds a variety of events to foster a healthy business environment and strengthen the local community. These events hold many opportunities for members to get involved from volunteering or sponsoring an event.  For more information contact Jody Wall at 540-662-4118 x16.

 

Regional Greater Good Awards Dinner - January

This Dinner serves as the kick off of the year for the regional business community. The event includes a silent auction, dinner, cocktails and networking. Awards presented this evening include Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Citizen of the Year.


Business at the Bloom Luncheon - May

As part of the Apple Blossom Festival, the Chamber joins forces with Valley Health Systems to host the Business at the Bloom Luncheon.  This luncheon features a guest speaker to promote successful business strategies.

Regional Business Expo - May

The Regional Business Expo is a unique opportunity for large and small businesses alike to participate in exhibiting their products and services to the general public. Exhibitors use the show to gain exposure to thousands of people.

Corporate Challenge Golf Tournament - June

Get your clubs ready for the Chamber's Corporate Challenge! This is a great opportunity to gain exposure for your business, network and entertain business associates in an informal and fun venue. Let's play golf!

 

New Educators Breakfast - August

The New Educators Breakfast enables businesses to support and meet new teachers, school administrators and other business people in the area. It provides an opportunity for the business community to introduce themselves and say thank you for selecting our area. It is an excellent way to gain exposure for your business to new educators from Winchester City, Frederick and Clarke County Public Schools and private chamber member schools as well as Lord Fairfax Community College and Shenandoah University.

Hob Nob in the Valley - September

An "Old-Fashioned Political Rally" complete with BBQ dinner. This is your opportunity to meet and hear from our elected officials in an informal, non-partisan setting. Previous attendees include governors, senators, congressman, and local elected officials.