Programs

Chamber Events

The Chamber Offers Many Opportunities to Connect

There are several opportunities for you to get involved with chamber events. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 864-594-5000. Here is a brief description of our most popular Chamber events:

Monthly Events
Winter Events
Spring Events
Summer Events
Fall Events

Monthly or Throughout the Year

Diversity CONNECTIONS

Diversity CONNECTIONS is a monthly dutch-treat lunch event coordinated by the Chamber’s Diversity Committee. It is held on the second Wednesday of each month at an area restaurant.  Attendance is open to all Chamber members and their guests. Each month a different business topic is featured via a guest presenter.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 864-594-5000

SSD…Strategic Sales Development Series

The Strategic Sales Development (SSD) program is designed for people who want to make the most of their sales efforts.  Business owners, new salespeople, and those in a business development role will learn something new at each event.  Formats include panel discussions and keynote speakers.  Each event will feature a different topic of significance to people in sales…from improving closing techniques or goal setting to how to be successful in working with area purchasing managers.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 864-594-5000

Chamber Issues Forums

Special events are held throughout the year at breakfast or lunchtime, depending on speaker availability.   Forums feature impactful speakers on issues of interest to the Chamber membership. Recent topics have included the proposed GSP Airport Expansion, Washington Report from US Senator Jim DeMint and a fall Candidate Forum.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 864-594-5000

Brown Bag Lunch Seminar Series

Seminars are typically held on Wednesdays in the Chamber Board Room. A series often features multiple events held on related topics.  There are times when the topics are diverse and the sessions spread out over time. Participants bring their own lunch with the Chamber providing complimentary drinks and desserts.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 864-594-5000


 

Winter Events

Annual Meeting

The Spartanburg area’s premier business event!  Over 900 guests are anticipated, including dignitaries, CEO’s and past Chamber Board Chairmen who attend this event at which the prestigious Neville Holcombe Distinguished Citizenship Award is presented.  Other recognitions include the Duke Energy Community Service Award, the Palmetto Bank Small Business Person of the Year and the Chamber’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award.

Economic Forecast Breakfast

This breakfast event is for Chamber members and guests to hear economic projections from local business leaders along with a regional and national perspective provided by a guest economist.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 864-594-5000


 

Spring Events

Spring CEO Social

Two CEO Socials are typically held each year.  The CEO Social provides an opportunity for CEOs, general managers and key Chamber representatives to network with each other during both “pre” and “post” meeting socials.  Each CEO Social has a prominent business executive provide a brief presentation to the attendees.  The speaker discusses current business trends primarily related to the speaker’s industry.  The evening concludes with direct questions from the CEO attendees.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 864-594-5000

Women-In-Business Conference and Luncheon

The Women-In-Business Conference features several program topic presentations in the morning portion of the event.  Then, at lunch, a keynote speaker or special panel focuses on a topic of special interest to local women in business. The Women-In-Business Luncheon attracts a wide range of business leaders, both men & women, from the Spartanburg area and offers an excellent networking opportunity.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 864-594-5000

Member Golf Tournament

The Spartanburg Area Chamber’s Member Golf Tournament is a networking event held each year at a member golf course.  This gives members the opportunity to play golf and network at the same time in a casual atmosphere.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 864-594-5000

Landscape Beautification Awards

Believing that attractive business sites enhance the overall beauty of our community, the Spartanburg Area Chamber has partnered with the Spartanburg Men’s Garden Club for more than 30 years in a program that both evaluates and recognizes the landscaping efforts of our business community.  A special reception and awards ceremony is held to express proper recognition to those businesses participating in this unique program.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 864-594-5000


 

Summer Events

Business SHOWCASE

The Business SHOWCASE is a unique vehicle for member businesses to reach a large number of potential new customers who attend this show!  The Business SHOWCASE provides an opportunity for members to reach new customers.  SHOWCASE events conclude with a special after-hours offering known as ‘A Taste of Spartanburg’ during the 5:30 to 7:00 pm timeframe.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 864-594-5000


 

Fall Events

Fall CEO Social

Two CEO Socials are typically held each year.  The CEO Social provides an opportunity for CEOs, general managers and key Chamber representatives to network with each other during both “pre” and “post” meeting socials.  Each CEO Social has a prominent business executive provide a brief presentation to the attendees.  The speaker discusses current business trends primarily related to the speaker’s industry.  The evening concludes with direct questions from the CEO attendees.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 864-594-5000

Chairmen’s Cup Golf Tournament

In honor of our past Chairmen of the Board, the Spartanburg Area Chamber presents an annual Chairmen’s Cup Golf Tournament and a Past Chairmen’s Reception.  The reception is usually held at The Piedmont Club and the tournament at the Woodfin Ridge Golf Club. 

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 864-594-5000

Minority Enterprise Development Awards Dinner

Minority Enterprise Development Celebration is a national celebration of the contributions that minority business owners have made in our global economy.  The Chamber’s celebration, like the national, recognizes the accomplishments of a Minority Business Person of the Year and a Minority Business Advocate of the Year.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 864-594-5000

Legislative OUTLOOK Breakfast

In advance of the 2011 Session of the South Carolina General Assembly, we will be inviting the Spartanburg County Legislative Delegation to a special event to preview the upcoming session.  The Chamber’s Legislative Issues Agenda will be shared.  Each legislative leader will offer their perspective of the legislative session.  Questions and Comments from the audience will be encouraged.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 864-594-5000

Member Socials

Hosted on-site by the Chamber, these socials are just for fun and networking!  Over the years, they have included a Summer Bash and to kick off the holiday social season, the Chamber hosts a Holiday Extravaganza, a drop-in at the Chamber headquarters featuring food, spirits, and lots of good cheer!

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 864-594-5000