The Fresno Chamber offers a plethora of events and development programs that range from seminars and training to executive-level support and networking opportunities. Annual breakfasts/luncheons, monthly mixers and our annual trade show, the Small Business Expo, are just some of the events and programs designed to help you get the most value out of your membership.
AG AWARDS LUNCHEON
The Chamber is delighted to present the annual Ag Awards Luncheon, a long-standing fall Chamber tradition where we honor a person from the agricultural community. The Ag Awards Luncheon also features the presentation of the Baker, Peterson and Franklin Ag Business Award which is given to an agricultural or farming business. The program hosts an array of industry experts who address important agricultural concerns and provide relevant information, including The Fresno County Farm Bureau’s “State of Agriculture.” SMALL BUSINESS EXPO
The Small Business Expo serves as a prime opportunity to peruse local businesses’ products and services and is also the perfect time to boast about your own. With numerous booths and hundreds of attendees, this event is an invaluable resource for network development and making those all-important contacts. There are also terrific give-a-ways with business card drawings, providing a little something for everyone! We regularly have a great turnout from Fresno residents, making this possibly the best opportunity to market your business all year! STATE OF THE CITY LUNCHEON
Every year, the Fresno Chamber of Commerce presents the annual State of the City Luncheon with Fresno’s Mayor. This spring event provides a forum for the Mayor to share accomplishments, opportunities and plans for the future with the community. STATE OF THE COUNTY LUNCHEON
The annual State of the County Luncheon serves as a forum for the Board of Supervisors to highlight the county’s accomplishments and outline a foundation for the future. This event is an excellent networking and marketing opportunity which takes place in the fall of each year. VALLEY BUSINESS AWARDS LUNCHEON
The Valley Business Awards Luncheon (VBAL) celebrates the backbone of any community – business leaders and entrepreneurs. This event showcases local businesses and provides a discussion forum to keep members and non-members abreast of current events affecting our community. The fundamental feature of this special luncheon is the celebration of the Leon S. Peters Award Winner for excellence in business and community stewardship, named after one of Fresno’s most generous and benevolent community leaders. The VBAL also serves as the venue to celebrate the Zinkin Awards in Entrepreneurship, which include the Harold Zinkin award, the Rising Star award and both the College and High school entrepreneur awards. ANNUAL CHAMBER GOLF TOURNAMENT
Spend the day swinging your clubs on the green at the beautiful Copper River Country Club before enjoying a first class dinner in the Club House. Our unique tournament features a $100,000 HOLE-IN-1 CASH AND CAR GIVEAWAY! Not only could you win a total of $100,000 AND a brand new Lexus from Fresno Lexus, you’ll have 4 chances to take home a prize (two holes at $25,000, one hole at $50,000, and one hole for the IS250). Forget “Go big or go home,” this year it’s “GO BIG and DRIVE HOME!” To top it all off, you can also win your share of over $5,000 in high end raffle prizes. Everyone is a winner – the weather is perfect and the time is always right for a great game of Golf! EGGS AND ISSUES BREAKFAST
These events are held at various times during the year to give attendees an intimate look at politics from local legislators. It also is an ideal forum for Chamber members to interact and share their views on the legislative needs of the business community. COFFEE AND COMMERCE Coffee and Commerce are our early morning mixers, held every second Tuesday of every other month. Come out and network with other business professionals, while enjoying a light breakfast, all before heading out to the office in the morning. Visit the Chamber website events calendar to find upcoming dates and locations. MEMBERSHIP MIXERS
Chamber Mixers, held the third Thursday of every month, provide a fun and favorable venue for network development. These popular get-togethers allow current and potential members to meet, exchange information and talk business in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Bring your business cards, get ready to talk about your company or organization, and prepare to make at least a few new friends! Members and potential members may attend at no cost. Visit the Chamber website calendar to find out upcoming dates and locations.