• Chamber Events & Programs

  • EVENTS

    Annual Events

    Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon

    The Chamber’s most prestigious event, the Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon is a gathering of some of Fayette County's most influential business and community leaders. The meeting includes a review of the Chamber's work over the past year and sets the vision for the year ahead. The meeting concludes with the “Exchange of the Gavel” to the incoming Board Chair. Outgoing Board members are honored and prestigious annual awards are presented including:

    • Outstanding Business Person of the Year
    • Small Business of the Year
    • Dreambuilder Award
    • Chet Wells Award
    • Nonprofit Award of Excellence
    • Young Professional of the Year
    • Ambassador of the Year

     

    Business on the Green Golf Tournament

    This premier golf tournament is a favorite Chamber event and provides an opportunity for members to build relationships with other golfers, clients and prospects. Usually held the last week of March, the Business on the Green Golf Tournament raises funds to support the Chamber’s strategic mission throughout the year.

    Community Expo

    The largest tradeshow in the county, the Expo routinely draws thousands of Fayette area consumers to visit 100+ exhibitors showing off the best products and services that can be found in Fayette. Expo is traditionally held the third week of September.

    Leading Women

    Held once a year, Leading Women is a summit-style event to provide inspiring useful information for women business leaders.  Leading Women is presented in conjunction with American Business Women’s Association – McIntosh Chapter, Business Women of Fayette and Coweta and Fayette Woman magazine.

     

    Advocacy Events

    Dome Roam

    The Chamber’s Government Affairs committee invites members to spend a half day at the Georgia State Capitol to observe first-hand the inner workings of the current legislative session. Dome Roam traditionally takes place in February.

    Huie and Bea Bray Elected Officials Appreciation Dinner

    The Chamber is proud of its long standing tradition of recognizing and thanking our elected officials for their service to the community. Huie and Bea Bray hosted the"fish fry" at their home for many years. Hundreds of fish later, the Chamber continues to honor our local, state and national leaders by hosting a dinner in June to show appreciation for the work they do to keep our community strong and healthy.

    Pancakes & Policy

    Pancakes & Policy brings local, state, regional and federal policy leaders to the Chamber to discuss issues that affect Fayette County. Held three times a year, the April event focuses on accomplishments of the Georgia General Assembly. The August event focuses on federal policy issues and the November event provides local updates from County and municipal leaders. All Chamber members are invited to attend. (This event was formerly known as the Government Liaison Meeting.)

     

    Business Education and Networking Events

    Business After Hours: What better way to get familiar with a great Fayette Chamber business than by attending Business After Hours? Network with fellow Chamber members, enjoy appetizers and a beverage while you mix and mingle.  (4th Thursday of each month, except March and September) 

    Top 6 Connect & Collaborate: Top 6 is for small businesses that are serious about growing profitable six-figure businesses by learning how to connect and collaborate. The program, produced by Ignite Business Coaching, gives tips and techniques to expand your business network, an opportunity to introduce your business services and make new connections. Held monthly rotating among chambers, the Fayette Chamber is proud to be the first chamber to offer this program. (2018 Schedule: February 13, May 8, August 14 and November 13)

    Membership Boot Camp: The benefits of Chamber membership are many! Meet Chamber staff, learn about the Chamber’s mission and advocacy efforts and learn how you can leverage your member benefits. Attendance during the first year of membership qualifies for $25 credit off 1st year renewal.

     

  • PROGRAMS

    The Fayette Chamber strives to be the leader and catalyst for creating a vibrant business climate and building a premiere Fayette community. To foster community engagement and leadership development, the Chamber provides rich programming for members and the community at large.

    Leadership Fayette

    Leadership Fayette provides existing and emerging leaders with opportunities to enhance their civic knowledge of Fayette County, hone their leadership skills and network with community leaders. Participants will better understand how their community works and be inspired to use their talents to serve the community. Leadership Fayette is an eight month program. 

    Congratulations to the Class of 2018 who graduated on May 17, 2018. 

    The next Leadership Fayette program session will begin in August 2019. The application process will open in the spring of 2019. To be placed on a "Potential Candidate Contact List" or for more information, email Paige@FayetteChamber.org.

     

     

     

     


    Leadership Fayette Class of 2018

    Catalyst

    An intro to Leadership Fayette, Catalyst is a half-day packed full of community engagement information culminating in an after-hours reception. Leadership Fayette Alumni are invited to join the class for the reception.

    YP Fayette

    YP Fayette brings together energetic, motivated young professionals who live, work or have an interest in Fayette County. With a focus is on networking, community involvement and leadership development, participants can plug into the community while developing important relationships and leadership skills. This program is an asset for rising business and community leaders ages 21-44 to be involved at the Chamber, providing an avenue for young professionals to connect with seasoned leaders of the business community and to engage with the community as a whole.

     

    TARGETED INDUSTRY SECTORS

    Nonprofit Council

    Chamber non-profit organizations meet quarterly to discuss important topics geared towards nonprofits. The meeting includes presentations from various speakers, networking, and sharing upcoming events and best practices.

    Industry Council

    Large employers, businesses engaged in manufacturing or has a customer base that is national or international, the Industry Council provides a place to learn best practices in workforce, lean manufacturing and human resources.   Examples of program topics include state economic development incentives, lean manufacturing and 5S best practices.
     

     

    StartUp Fayette

     

    StartUp Fayette is for people looking to start that nontraditional business, particularly in the tech, creative or maker arenas.  These entrepreneurs have unique opportunities as well as challenges and StartUp Fayette is building that ecosystem to catalyze innovation and growth for entrepreneurial startups.

  • Upcoming Events

     

  • Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon


    Business on the Green Golf Tournament


    Community Expo


    Dome Roam


    Networking & Connections

     

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