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
Fall Events

Monthly or Throughout the Year

FYI Friday

The FYI Friday luncheon series is a NEW monthly business event designed to help business professionals learn, grow and succeed. FYI Friday will be held the fourth Friday of every month and will include a lunch catered by a member restaurant/caterer. The event will feature speakers to address important issues relating to businesses and the community. Different speakers will be brought in each month to present on important topics that are designed to help the audience gain knowledge, grow their businesses and learn more about the community. FYI Friday will provide members with an excellent opportunity to stay informed about current issues and upcoming events, as well as a chance to meet new contacts and make new friends
 
For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 864-594-5000

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 legislators 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

Member Socials & Business After Hours

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


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. 

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

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


Fall Events

 

Oktoberfest Business Expo

 

Held each October, Oktoberfest Business Expo is the Chamber’s premier business-to-business trade show featuring more than 100 exhibitors from diverse industries from the Spartanburg area. Sponsorships and booth space are available for purchase and attendance is free.

 

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

 

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

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. 

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