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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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 2019 Kenney Awards will take place on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Augusta Civic Center.
This 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. 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.
The Kennebec Leadership Institute (KLI) is currently being redeveloped to become a stronger and more vibrant program that is a significant resource for employers to utilize to develop leadership skills for their employees in our local area.
KLI has been successfully operated by the Chamber in conjunction with the University of Maine at Augusta for over three decades. Graduates receive CEU’s from UMA and may receive formal credits if desired. The program has graduated more than 400 students since inception.