Programs

Chamber Events

There are several opportunities for you to get involved with Chamber Events. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 864-594-5000.

Monthly

Business After Hours

Business After Hours is an event designed for business and relationship-building in a relaxed, after-work setting. Hosted by different Chamber members monthly, food and drinks are served while members mingle and network. Attendance is open to all Chamber members and their guests.

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 City Range Steakhouse, and each month a different business topic is featured via a guest presenter. Attendance is open to all Chamber members and their guests.

FYI Friday

The FYI Friday series, presented by Spartanburg Regional, is a monthly business event designed to help business professionals learn, grow and succeed. FYI Friday includes a lunch catered by a Chamber member restaurant or caterer, and features speakers to address important issues relating to businesses and the community. FYI Friday is generally held the fourth Friday of every month; see our Events Calendar for full schedule and details.

Winter Events

Annual Celebration

Held during the first quarter of the year, the Annual Celebration is the premier business event for the Spartanburg area! The event celebrates the business successes of Spartanburg, the Upstate and South Carolina. Numerous awards and presentations are made at the event, including the prestigious Neville Holcombe Distinguished Citizenship 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.

Spring and Summer Events

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.

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.

Women in Business Conference

The Women inBusiness 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. Women in Business attracts a wide range of business leaders, both men & women, from the Spartanburg area and offers an excellent networking opportunity.

Fall Events

Chairman's Cup Golf Tournament

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

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.

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.

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.

Oktoberfest Business Expo

Not your typical trade show! The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest Business Expo, presented by SunTrust and Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, is a business showcase for Chamber members with a Business After Hours atmosphere. Open to Chamber members and guests, the expo is an opportunity for Chamber member exhibitors to promote  products or services to the Spartanburg business community. German food and beer will be served, while guests enjoy German oompah music, door prizes, networking, and visiting exhibitors’ tables.