Events at the Gilbert Chamber are designed to benefit a variety of business professionals. From informal networking opportunities to award banquets, our events are intended to bring together unique and engaging individuals who are invested in the success of Gilbert's business community.
Chamber Accelerator - Put Your Membership on the Fast Track to Success
At this comprehensive membership orientation, you will learn how to maximize the benefits of your Chamber investment. You can expect to gain a strong understanding of our programs and services, ask questions of our staff, and develop your action plan for Chamber engagement and success.
Chamber Chats and Chamber Connections
These casual gatherings offer a great opportunity to socialize with familiar faces and build new relationships in a relaxed setting. Plan to exchange referrals, share resources, and showcase your expertise.
Gilbert, Entrepreneurial, Motivational 'GEM' Talks
Designed with the professional in mind, each GEM Talk will feature an interactive session with a successful and motivational entrepreneur who will share his or her success story and provide insightful tips on how others can succeed in business and life. Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle, network, and interact with the featured speaker and attendees.
Good Government Events
The Good Government Buzz Sessions and Public Policy Speakers Series bring together elected officials and local leaders with members of the business community for a discussion on the latest governmental issues. Through conversation and questions, feedback is shared in both directions to contribute to a vibrant business community. Held throughout the year, guests typically include Maricopa County Supervisors, Gilbert Public Schools and Higley Unified School District Board Members, District 12 and 17 Legislators, federal Congressional and Senate members, and Town Council members.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
It's an honor to celebrate the grand opening of a new business or the reopening or milestone anniversary of an existing business. We encourage our members and the community to attend these events to learn more about the products and services offered and to show a warm welcome to the business owners and their teams. These ceremonies are often attended by the mayor and members of the Gilbert Town Council, Gilbert Fire & Rescue, and Gilbert Chamber Board members and ambassadors.
Women Empowered (WE) Series
WE is a program to bring together and empower business women through leadership development, collaborative connections, resources and support. Presented by the Small Business Council, WE encourages women to embrace their unique strengths for a powerful impact in our community. Members are encouraged to attend WE events throughout the year, including socials, a professional development luncheon, and a philanthropic luncheon honoring women of the past, present, and future.
Young Professionals (YP) Series
YP events are designed to support young business professionals, ages 21-37, through education, resources, and collaboration. Presented by the Small Business Council, this event series is focused on opportunities to gather and network around community causes, education, and relationship-building. Chamber members and their staff are encouraged to attend YP events throughout the year.
Business Awards Luncheon
At this annual celebration, we deliver the Chamber's Year In Review, honor the volunteers who serve the Chamber, and announce the recipients of this year's Annual Business Awards, including Businessman and Businesswoman of the Year.
East Valley Career Conference
This annual event features the East Valley's top employers for a collaborative career fair showcasing a variety of full-time, part-time and internship opportunities. Students and job-seekers are encouraged to attend and network with the area's largest and fastest growing businesses looking to connect with talented local professionals.
Gilbert Community Excellence Awards
This formal evening is filled with celebration as attendees honor those in the community who have excelled in the areas of business, education and community involvement. A partnership between the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, Gilbert Public Schools, Gilbert-area Charter Schools, Higley Unified School District, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, the Town of Gilbert and Community Impact Newspaper. The evening is truly a community event and features Gilbert's Culinary Showcase with samplings provided by some of your local, favorite restaurants.
A one-day conference and expo where you'll be inspired and guided by women leaders who wish to share their insights, experiences and revelations on how to be the best leader you can possibly be. World-renowned speakers will make a deep impression on your consciousness, galvanize you for action, and show you how you can transform yourself into the most effective type of leader.