The Annual Meeting celebrates the achievements of the Chamber over the past year and honors the recipients of the Chamber’s prestigious Citizens of the Years and ATHENA Awards (presented by Crown Automotive).
The Chamber’s Legislative Series is comprised of two separate events held throughout the legislative session; Both events offer Chamber members direct access to their elected officials and a greater understanding of how each will respond to the pressing issues of the session:
The Sand Trap Classic
The Sand Trap Classic is the Chamber’s annual 18-hole, four-person scramble golf tournament. This signature event allows members to connect in an informal atmosphere and provides a great opportunity to entertain clients in a fun, interactive environment.
Taste of Lawrence
For more than 30 years, the Taste of Lawrence has showcased local food and beverages, drawing more than 1,200 guests. This fun event provides a higher purpose, too. High-quality educational resources are essential for successful economic development, so the Chamber takes this opportunity to celebrate the contributions of the community’s educators. The event is limited exclusively to Chamber members and Douglas County educators.
Leadership Lawrence & Leadership Lawrence Graduation
Leadership Lawrence is a premier leadership development program focused on developing leadership capabilities to be used toward the common good of the community, including businesses, non-profits and government. The program, which has been developing community leaders for more than 30 years, accepts 35 class members, with nearly double that number applying for the prestigious program. More than 200 people attend the alumni luncheon during the opening retreat of the class and a graduation is held every year in the spring.
Schmooza Palooza Business Expo
Schmooza Palooza…who says business-to-business marketing can’t be fun? This annual event provides an opportunity for brands to gain exposure with more than 600 attendees across a diverse cross-section of area businesses at this lively, interactive expo.
Business After Hours
Business After Hours provides companies a fantastic opportunity to conduct business-to-business marketing. These informal mixers, occurring 6 times throughout the year, are great for building relationships.