The Chamber is the premier host for networking and business events in Greensboro. While bringing together local business and community leaders – entrepreneurs, executives, young professionals and more – the Chamber’s events serve as forums to share new information about critical issues impacting the transformation of our local economy and more importantly, the solutions to resolve them. Our networking events are also an opportunity to develop or renew relationships in a more relaxed business setting.
Learn more about each of our signature networking and business events:
- Annual Dinner
- CEO Roundtables
- Chamber Travel
- Coffee & Conversation
- Golf Tournament
- Intercity Trip
- Raleigh Trip & Lunch on the Lawn
- Safety Awards Breakfast
- Small Business Awards Luncheon
- Small Business Mini-Boot Camp
- State of Our Community Luncheon
- Women’s Executive Connection
The Annual Dinner is one of the Greensboro Partnership’s signature events, which brings together business and civic leaders from a wide variety of organizations and companies. It is an opportunity to start the New Year with fellow community members as we acknowledge the progress our community has made and the developments that have occurred through collaborative action. In addition, we recognize three business and community leaders who have made significant contributions to our community through the presentation of the ATHENA Leadership, the Thomas Z. Osborne and the O.Henry awards.
The 2017 Award Winners were: Kay Hagan – ATHENA; Eric Wiseman – Thomas Z. Osborne Distinguished Citizen; and Linda Carlisle – O.Henry.
The CEO Roundtable Breakfast is a bi-annual, invitation only meeting for CEOs and top level executives from businesses across Greensboro and the Triad area. At the fall 2015 event, Chuck Cornelio, Board Chair of Guilford Education Alliance spoke on the topic Say Yes Guilford: An Economic Development Initiative with Education as a Strategy.
Mayor Nancy Vaughan gave an update to attendees on her vision for Greensboro and the local community at the March
Enjoy a more productive workday by meeting prospective customers at the start of your day in some of Greensboro’s most hospitable business settings at Coffee & Conversation!
This monthly event incorporates educational programming and networking opportunities held at a convenient location. This opportunity brings members of the business community together to network and learn about issues that are important to the local business community. As a sponsor, your company will have the opportunity to introduce the speaker for the event as well as display and distribute marketing materials to the attendees.
The purpose of the Intercity Visit is to engage in collective community visioning through best practices and lessons learned from other successful communities. In 2017, trip participants will travel to Columbus, OH to explore successes, challenges, best practices, and lessons learned. Specific focus on issues important to the Greensboro business community include talent and skills development as it relates to workforce development, entrepreneurship, how the Columbus is addressing issues surrounding poverty, city branding and identity as well as community and university engagement.
In its 25th year, the Chamber Golf Classic is a great opportunity to enjoy a day on the course with business colleagues, clients or prospects. A Greensboro CEO recently said that you can learn more about someone in a round of golf than you can in 10 years working together in an office setting! Come and hit the links with us at this fun business event!
Greensboro business and community leaders travel by bus to Raleigh, the state capitol. Participants are able to network and advocate issues with invited N.C. senators and representatives during small group meetings and an intimate luncheon on the General Assembly lawn.
Every other year, the N.C. Department of Labor Safety Awards Program recognizes private and public firms throughout the state that achieve and maintain good safety records. The program is designed to stimulate interest in accident prevention and to promote safety in the workplace by providing an incentive to employers and employees to maintain a safe and healthy workplace.
Greensboro celebrates the vibrant community of growing businesses and the Small Business Awards serve as a “thank you” and reward for their efforts. Companies are carefully chosen based on their contributions in the community, creativity, and strong entrepreneurial spirit. The Chamber recognizes the vital role these businesses play in our city and the impact they have on our local economy. Awards presented by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce include Women in Business, Minority Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and Small Business Advocate of the Year.
The annual State of Our Community Luncheon reviews the state of business, education and community around Greensboro and Guilford County through a series of speakers around a particular topic. This event attracts senior level business and community executives in Greensboro. The 2016 theme of Unified Progress focused on the launch of the Minority Business Accelerator, educational advancement in the local community as it related to SAY Yes Guilford, the grand opening of Union Square Campus, and an update on the Opportunity Fellows Program. The entrepreneurship ecosystem, Innovate Greensboro, The Forge, HQ Greensboro, co//ab, The Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship was highlighted as well.
Female speakers share insights into their professional and personal growth as well as provide tools to participants for achieving their own growth and success. It is a day for embracing, learning and celebrating being a woman in today’s ever-changing workforce. The 2016 conference entitled Creating Your Personal Brand included presentations on developing your digital brand, how women thrive in male dominated work environments, improving love and work relationships, and the ABCs to a professional image that sells. A Marketplace where attendees are able to shop for gifts from local small businesses and a networking reception takes place at the end of the program from 3pm—4pm.
Go to our Events Calendar for dates, times, and locations of all events.