Chamber Events

With more than 100 events each year, the Chamber provides opportunities to make important connections no matter what your price point or business size.

Signature Events

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is the Chamber’s most prestigious event of the year, recapping the accomplishments of the previous year and unveiling its plans for the upcoming year. A fun-filled evening of entertainment and applause, the Chamber’s Annual Meeting is Gainesville’s premiere annual celebration of the business community and official board meeting of the new year.

Business Awards

Business of the Year provides the best of local business the much-deserved recognition in being a leader in a variety of categories. Businesses are judged by an independent group based on a set of criteria, gaining points for each element. Winners are recognized as leaders in their specific industries.

ALL IN GNV Conference

Gainesville’s premier business showcase features hundreds of quality vendors, startups and small businesses.

Targeted Events

Business Before Hours

Business Before Hours (formerly known as Connect ME) offers members the opportunity to network in a small, comfortable environment and discuss your business faceto- face with dozens of other members. Hosting a Business Before Hours is a great, affordable way of generating traffic to your business and utilizing an opportunity to present to various business professionals.

Chamber After Hours

Showcase your products and services while engaging several hundred business representatives in the area by attending or hosting a Chamber After Hours! Many of our hosts choose to create a themed event, adding to the appeal and overall excitement of the evening. This is a terrific opportunity to network with several hundred business representatives in the area.

Chamber 101

Presented directly by our staff, this networking session will inform you of the numerous ways in which your business can gain maximum exposure through the many facets of the Chamber.

Ribbon Cuttings

Let the Chamber of Commerce help welcome your business to the community! Ribbon cutting ceremonies can be as elaborate or intimate as you like and often include friends, family and those who aided you in opening your doors. We’ll provide the scissors, ribbon and video coverage to make your commencement memorable!


Get out the golden shovels! We help you celebrate turning the dirt into your future establishment. This is a great opportunity to invite family, friends and colleagues to cheer you on as you establish your future by breaking ground on your new contribution to the local economy.