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Events - Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

Kennebec River Brewfest

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Introducing Augusta's first brew festival focusing on Maine brews, the Kennebec River Brewfest! The Brewfest will feature variety of local breweries in a beer garden located in Mill Park. Food vendors, live music, lawn games, and more will all be within an arms reach of the Kennebec River Brewfest as it takes place in the middle of the 2018 Kennebec River Day At Mill Park. 

Each brewfest attendee will receive a wrist band, including a special wrist band for the designated drivers of your group. 

Announced Brewers

Tickets

VIP $50 | $55 at the door

Souvenir Tasting Glass

Unlimited 4oz Tastings

Free T-shirt

1 hour early access

Admission from 11am-4pm

General Admission $20 | $25 at the door

Souvenir Tasting Glass

Six 4oz Tastings

Admission from 12-4pm

Designated Driver $5

Access to the Brewfest

Complimentary water

 

  • No one without a ticket and proper photo identification will be allowed to enter.
  • No one under the age of 21 will be admitted.
  • No children or pets allowed within the Brewfest.
  • Tickets are transferable; however, tickets are non-refundable.
  • The Brewfest is a rain or shine event and is fully tented.
  • All persons, bags, and packages are subject to search before entering the event.

 

Chamber Connection

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Chamber Connections, named for connecting you with different organizations and speakers, will cover topics ranging from education to development to politics and business resources. Speakers with expertise in these areas will present thought provoking ideas leaving you with motivation and new knowledge. The goal of Chamber Connections is to keep our members and the people of the Kennebec Valley up to date and provide information on how to make their businesses successful.

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Women's Network Luncheon

womens network luncheon logo 2018 finalThe Chamber's Women's Network meets monthly to strengthen business relationships, hear topical speakers and develop leadership. The Women's Network is all about business and building relationships! This event is usually held on the second Wednesday monthly, excluding July and August. Early Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., buffet lunch at noon, speaker at 12:30, and adjourns at 1:00 p.m.

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Business After Hours

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The Chamber organizes free monthly networking receptions for members by pairing with host businesses. The host business pays a nominal fee to the Chamber and agrees to host the reception with food and drink in an acceptable venue. Attendance may range from 75 to 300. Business After Hours occur monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

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The Kenney Awards

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What are The Kenney Awards?

So you’ve experienced the Grammys and the Emmys, but are you ready for the Kenneys?

The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to present The Kenney Awards! The Kenney, named for the region we hail from, will be awarded annually to area businesses and professionals that are deserving of our attention and recognition.

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The Kenneys will recognize six awardees; Peter G. Thompson Lifetime Achievement, Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, President’s Choice, Community Service and the Cynergy Young Professional. You are guaranteed to feel like a star from the moment you arrive and step onto our very own red carpet—from the ‘paparazzi’ snapping pictures of your grand entrance into the awards ceremony to the custom designed Kenney award—this will be the formal affair of the season.

The winners of the Peter G. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award, Large business of the Year, and Small Business of the Year will be announced prior to the ceremony and the remaining awards will be chosen via live voting from 3 nominees during the show. The formal announcement of the nominees and winners will be in the December issue of the Business Insider.This event is the premier opportunity for the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce to highlight and celebrate the success in our community. The 2018 Kenney Awards took place on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Augusta Civic Center.

View the 2018 Kenney Awards Winners and Finalists! 

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Kennebec River Day

Kennebec River Day, June 30  

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The Kennebec River Day will be held at Mill Park bringing it back to the mighty Kennebec River with activities targeted for ALL AGES! Children will be occupied with games and activities while adults can spend time at different vendors or enjoy music from two different stages. The Chamber is excited to bring everyone together for a day in Augusta with activities for all. The possibilities are endless for this day in Mill Park, on Saturday, June 30th.

Kennebec River Day Vendor Registration

Kennebec River Day Free Events Registration

The Great Race

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Gardiner, Maine will host a stop on the 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty. The Great Race, the world’s premiere classic car rally, will bring more than 100 antique automobiles to Historic Downtown Gardiner and the Waterfront Park.

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KLI Golf Tournament

23rd Annual Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament!

To benefit the Kennebec Leadership Institute

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Augusta Country Club

10:00 AM SHOTGUN START

Team "Scramble"

Registration @ $130 per golfer/$520 per foursome

Register as an individual or as a team. Registration includes the following:

  • Complimentary tournament gifts
  • Greens fees and cart
  • Outstanding men's AND ladies' division prizes
  • Hole-in-one & closest-to-the-pin prizes on par-3 holes
  • Longest drive prizes
  • Lunch provided on the turn and appetizers after

Register Here

Business EXPO - 2018

Business Expo LogoThis exciting and highly regarded annual business and organization networking event is held each October at the Augusta Civic Center. Over 100 businesses and organizations of the Capital Area exhibit their services and wares. The program runs from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and includes great food and a cash bar. More than $6,000 in prizes are offered to attendees, including a $1,000 cash Grand Prize! 

 The show that everyone is talking about. What makes it so special? Local businesses showcasing local products and creating local demand. Come meet the capital area's business community—explore, make connections and learn more about what makes this area so unique.

 This event is a terrific opportunity to build your business. Get out of the office and get up to speed on topics from technology to marketing. In a single afternoon you can network with prospects and compare hundreds of the latest products, services, and companies committed to helping your business grow. The business world is moving fast, embrace the opportunities at the Kennebec Valley Chamber's Business EXPO.

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Kennebec Leadership Institute

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This is a four-month-long intensive leadership training program for individuals of all ages who want to increase their leadership skills to grow in their businesses, in their volunteer organizations and in many cases in elected offices. KLI has been successfully operated by the Chamber in conjunction with the University of Maine at Augusta for 31 years. Graduates receive CEU’s from UMA and may receive formal credits if desired. The program has graduated more than 400 students since inception.

 

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