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  • Networking Events

  • Business After Hours

    Host a popular business after hours and welcome the community to your business.  These casual gatherings will promote your business and provide an opportunity for you and your staff to meet potential business partners and clients while making those who attend aware of your business and facilities along with a healthy dose of good cheer.

    In promoting the events, the Chamber does the following: 

    • Creates an event on the calendars in the newsletter and website
    • Creates a Facebook event and directly invites over 300 community members (with a secondary reach of approximately 1,000 people)
    • Event flyer goes in the newsletter to 1,900 people (with about 580 opening the newsletter)
    • Event flyer sent as a separate email blast to 1,900 people   
    • Mailing list made available to the sponsoring business for direct mail, if desired
    • Newsletter post event photos and write ups, when applicable
    • Announcement on radio (KABI 1560 am)


    The sponsoring business is to provide:

    • Refreshments
    • A door prize of at least a $50 value
    • Logo and content for event flyer in both paper and digital formats
    • Business pays just a $50 marketing fee to the Chamber to host an event

    Annual Banquet

    Traditionally held in February each year, the Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Banquet also serves as the Annual Membership Meeting.   The organization's biggest event of the year, the Annual banquet includes a reception, catered dinner, the presentation of annual awards, and an overview of the Chamber's accomplishments for the year.

    The 91st Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, February 26, 2019. 

    Click Here to Submit a Nomination for the 2019 Awards

    Annual Fundraiser

    Each fall, the Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a non-dues fundraising event. The activity varies, but offers sponsorship opportunities along with a silent auction and great networking opportunities.


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