Chamber Events Info

Event Descriptions

The Union County Chamber is a valuable resource for all business types and sizes.  The Chamber is charged with meeting the common needs of all businesses as well as the specific needs of each business segment.  Our events are focused on the professional and personal growth of our members. We strive for continuous improvement and invite feedback and ideas for new events.

To sponsor an event or advertise in our publications, please contact the Chamber at 704.289.4567 or

Annual Golf Classic

Members and guests enjoy a relaxing day of golf at a beautiful Chamber-member golf course while networking with clients, friends, and sponsors.  This connections-filled day includes a captain’s choice format, 100+ golfers, sponsors, lunch, goodie bags, door prizes, beverage carts, and a day full of fun..

Annual Gala

The Annual Gala, the largest event of the year, is held the first Thursday in December.  During this celebratory event, the Chamber recognizes members who have volunteered throughout the year and presents its annual Excellence in Business Awards.  The evening includes lots of networking, meet-and-greet reception, and dinner for an average attendance of 550+ Chamber members and guests.

Business Networking Luncheons

These monthly luncheons include networking, speakers on a variety of timely topics, and the introduction of new members.

Connections After Five

These after-hours networking events, hosted by sponsoring members, provide a casual setting for making new connections and catching up with existing contacts.

Elected Officials Reception

This annual event provides Chamber members an opportunity to connect with local and state elected officials who serve Union County.

Environmental Health & Safety Breakfast

Held quarterly, these breakfasts bring speakers to address environmental, health and safety issues affecting chamber member businesses. 

Let’s Do Lunch!

As part of the Shop Union County program, the Chamber partners with a Chamber-member eatery each month to offer members an opportunity to meet for lunch with no program or agenda.  This is an informal way to network with other members and to support a local Chamber-member restaurant.

Get Plugged In – New Member Orientation

Held monthly, this event provides members information about all programs, events, and services the Chamber offers.

Public Policy Luncheons

Quarterly luncheons featuring local, state or national public policy topics that impact business in Union County and the surrounding region.

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Events

Chamber members with new facilities, new ownership, major expansions, or breaking ground on a property receive the royal treatment from Chamber Ambassadors, Board Members and staff as the ceremonial “cutting of the ribbon” or “turning of the dirt” takes place.  These events provide free promotion, great photo opportunities, and are included in the Chamber’s e-Calendar and social media sites.

Small Business Breakfasts

Quarterly breakfast events feature speakers who present information targeted to small business owners.  In celebration of National Small Business Week, the Chamber hosts an exclusive invitation-only breakfast to celebrate the contributions of small businesses to our community.

Union County Business Expo

This annual event is hosted to connect residents with Chamber-member businesses and to increase awareness of the many services and products available in Union County.  Chamber members set up booths, share business information, and meet and greet attendees and fellow Chamber members.

Union County Safety Awards Luncheon

Each year, Union County manufacturers and other businesses are recognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor for their stellar work in maintaining safe work environments.  The NC Commissioner of Labor and staff attend the event and present the awards at this annual luncheon event. This popular event typically attracts 150+ attendees, including executives, plant managers, safety managers, and human resource managers from across Union County.

Union County Women in Business Luncheons

These quarterly luncheons feature speakers on topics of interest to women professionals and include lunch and lots of networking.  These popular events typically attract 125+ attendees including women business owners, executives, managers, and young professionals.

Union County Women in Business Annual Professional Development Event

This annual event features speakers and activities for the professional development of women professionals at all stages of their careers.  The event includes lunch, lots of time to network, dessert, and swag bags.

Young Professionals Luncheons

These quarterly luncheons feature speakers on topics of specific interest to Chamber members 21-39 years of age and includes lunch and opportunities to network.

Please check the Chamber Calendar for more details on all of these events