About Canandaigua Chamber Events
Chamber events are a great way to network, gain exposure, and learn new information on hot topics. Keep checking our online events calendar for updates and registration info! Email us for more info on getting involved--registration, sponsorship, donations or for ways you can volunteer!
Annual Dinner & Membership Meeting (5th Friday of the New Year)
This is the Chamber’s premier event of the year! Attendees enjoy a social hour, banquet-style dinner, power networking, large silent auction, and more! Highlights of what the Chamber has accomplished last year and the goals set for the following year are presented. Be there to congratulate and experience the presentation of the prestigious Mr. /Mrs. /Ms. Canandaigua Award.
Business Awards Luncheon (June)
The Chamber honors four exceptional businesses in our community at the prestigious Business Awards Luncheon in the service, retail, industry and tourism categories. Guests enjoy hearing a local business success story and treated to a delicious local lunch menu. Take advantage of a great networking opportunity, bring your staff and come celebrate and support our award recipients!
Annual Ralph Sheridan Golf Classic (August)
This 2-person scramble is one of the most popular Chamber fundraisers and one of the largest tournaments in our area. It is held annually to commemorate, Ralph Sheridan, who was a huge Canandaigua Chamber supporter and avid golfer. The event offers tons of prizes, great networking, cash & prize raffles, hole in one contest, golf, cart, lunch & dinner. Players choose to play in the morning or afternoon shotgun in groups of 4 and in a two-person scramble format. Afternoon shotgun is always a sell-out and available only to Corporate Sponsors. All skill levels, members and non-members, are welcome to take part of a fun day out on the links!
Anniversary Gala (August)
The prestigious Anniversary Gala is an opportunity for the Chamber to show appreciation by recognizing its milestone members --those who understand the importance of remaining a member of the Chamber. Attendees enjoy tastings, networking, fun raffles, and visiting business expo tables during social hour. The program kicks off with a keynote speaker, awards presentation of milestone memberships, and a complimentary champagne toast to the milestone members.
Canandaigua ATHENA Awards Dinner (November)
The Canandaigua Chamber hosted the first ATHENA Award program in NY back in 1985 with founding sponsor Randall Farnsworth Auto Group. The Canandaigua ATHENA Awards program has grown to be a national role mode to recognize the accomplishments and leadership of outstanding women in our community. Each year nominees are recognized for the contributions above and beyond in their professional careers, giving back to their community by volunteering; and being supportive in the advancement and development of women. One is chosen as the ATHENA recipient, however, the honor is in the nomination. An ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award is also awarded for the same criteria to a women 40 years of age or younger. The Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Professional Women of the Finger Lakes present these Awards annually infront of a large audience you can be a part of.
Light Up Canandaigua! (December)
A Canandaigua Christmas time celebration of lights! Each December, the Chamber coordinates this community event that showcases Canandaigua’s holiday magic. This event encourages Canandaigua to be vibrant with color during the holidays through a a lighting and decorating competition. The event kicks off with free bus rides, holiday cookies and toasty beverages compliments of the Chamber. Printed route maps are available in the Chambers Visitor Center and on www.CanandaiguaChamber.com after the kickoff until January 1st to allow your family and friends tour the lights at their convenience.
Chamber Mixers (Monthly)
One way businesses grow is by word of mouth and face to face contact. Chamber members are invited to these well-attended networking events to personally connect with other businesses and potential customers. Gain new contacts, munch on some appetizers and savor some tastings. Drop your business card at the registration table for a free raffle drawing courtesy of the mixer host. Mixers are held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. each month with the exception of November. If your business would like to showcase your facility, celebrate an anniversary with the business community and host a mixer, contact the Chamber.
Breakfast & Business
Breakfast & Business events give our members the opportunity to hear about hot topics, projects and issues that are important to their business and our community. This members-only event provides business leaders the opportunity to stay informed and establish important connections. Breakfast & Business events typically take place from 7:30-9:00 a.m. and include breakfast. Keep checking the Chamber's online event calendar for Breakfast & Business events.
Member Orientations (Quarterly or 1-on-1)
These events are for members that just joined, and for existing members who was to review the benefits of the Chamber--and to get the most out of your membership. They are held quarterly. Great for new owners, management and staff that wants to get involved in the Canandaigua community. Contact us to learn when the next one is, or we'd be happy to schedule a one-on-one just for you and/or your staff!
Prospective Member Breakfasts (Quarterly or 1-on-1)
The Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce is designed to help businesses succeed. We do this by providing many resources and opportunities through a proactive approach to get the tools our members need to succeed. We invite you to attend a Prospective Member Breakfast and learn more about how the Canandaigua Chamber can be a valuable resource, advocate, and help you achieve your goals. For more information or to attend a Prospective Member Breakfast, please contact us.