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Events - Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

Business Insider Breakfasts

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The KV Chamber’s Business Insider breakfast seminars have been conducted for decades. The seminar is our monthly effort to keep members informed on important public issues. These programs provide for discussion and debate on matters of public importance and features speakers knowledgeable in matters of the economy, industry, and good business practices in the Kennebec Valley Region.

 

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Women's Network Luncheon

WomNetnobackgroundThe Chamber's Women's Network meets monthly to strengthen business relationships, hear topical speakers and develop leadership. Women's Network, It's 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 12:30 and adjourn 1:00 p.m.

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Business After Hours

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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, 5-7:00 p.m.

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The Kenney Awards

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New this year!

Live Voting!

 

The audience will have the opportunity to vote for their choice of finalist in three of the prize-winning categories: President’s Choice, Community Service and Cynergy Young Professional. There are three finalists for each of the categories. There will be a brief video presentation, highlighting each finalist. The audience will then have the opportunity to text in their vote via their own personal cell phone (only 1 vote per cell phone allowed per category). Live voting only works for cell phones within the Augusta Civic Center, so no outside sources can cast a vote. After the votes, have been calculated, the winners of each category will be announced right then and there!

Bring your cell phones and your fans, because these Kenney’s are going live!!!

 


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.

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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.

New this year, 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. It will take place on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Augusta Civic Center.

Tickets and table reservations for this event go on sale December 1st—so mark your calendars and don’t miss out on this great event!


Will it be you to win a Diamond?

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Day’s Jewelers will be selling champagne (extra sparkly) with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Jewelers for Children at the Kenney Awards. You will be able to purchase your own champagne glass for $10! Someone WILL go home with a champagne glass that has the special code to win a Forevermark Diamond valued at $2,000!!! All you have to do is take your champagne glass into the Augusta Day’s Jewelers to see if your glass holds the winning code.

 Jewelers for Children raises money for children whose lives have been affected by illness, abuse, or neglect through charity partners: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, Make-A-Wish®, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the National CASA Association.

There will only be 300 glasses available so make sure you get yours!


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Kennebec Leadership Institute

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This is a four-month-long intensive leadership training program for individuals of all ages who want to increase their leadership skills to grow in their businesses, in their volunteer organizations and in many cases in elected offices. KLI has been successfully operated by the Chamber in conjunction with the University of Maine at Augusta for 31 years. Graduates receive CEU’s from UMA and may receive formal credits if desired. The program has graduated more than 400 students since inception.

 

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KLI Golf Tournament

20160711 094141The KV Chamber’s annual Golf Tournament in early July at the Augusta Country Club is designed to assist in the operation of the Kennebec Leadership Institute. This is a popular networking event including food, friendly competition, and great prizes!

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Business EXPO - 2016

Business Expo LogoThis 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. The program runs from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and includes great food and a cash bar. More than $6,000 in prizes are offered to attendees, including a $1,000 cash Grand Prize! Also The Maine Regulatory Fairness Board will be holding its quarterly meeting at our Business to Business Expo from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Hancock room.

 

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5K Color Dash

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The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Augusta Downtown Alliance are excited to bring back The Color Dash 5K to downtown Augusta this year. The vision is to have 800 dashers running through historic downtown Augusta exposing them to the many businesses in the area. The total fundraising target is $10,000, to further their business community outreach. Funds will be used to offer resources to the business leaders both in downtown Augusta and throughout the Kennebec Valley. These funds are raised through promotion, educational seminars, community events, and by offering networking opportunities. The businesses that are a part of KVCC and ADA are key players in our local economy - by supporting them we are providing a future for our community. We strive to paint a positive picture of Augusta and the Kennebec Valley by bringing dashers into our community and letting them experience all we have to offer.

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