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Annual Events

The Greater Vancouver Chamber proudly convenes the Southwest Washington business community in a variety of business focused, informational as well as ‘just for the fun of it’ events. Let us know if you are interested in attending, sponsoring or simply need more information on any of these annual events.

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National Civics Bee

April 27, 2024

The Greater Vancouver Chamber has partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to bring SW Washington the National Civics Bee! The program is designed to support and incentivize our region's youth to become better informed about American democracy and test their civics knowledge for a chance to win recognition and cash prizes!

BoardReady Certification Program

May 22, 2024

The Greater Vancouver Chamber proudly introduces BoardReady, a one-day intensive certification program designed to transform current or aspiring board members, community leaders, and corporate visionaries into effective, impactful board directors. Our commitment extends to creating an environment that cultivates these essential skills, thereby enhancing the strength and resilience of our community's nonprofits. Learn more about this program

My Lemonade Day / Junior Market

June 1, 2024

Presented by OnPoint Community Credit Union

Since 2007, Lemonade Day has been empowering today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. The My Lemonade Day app guides third through fifth graders through nine lessons about goal setting, planning, and life skills that all build up to running a small business - a lemonade stand!

Open Golf Tournament

June 20, 2024

Presented by Umpqua Bank

This 18-hole golf tournament is designed to harness the interactive spirit of sport and business. Nearing two decades of success, this event sells out year after year providing an opportunity for 150+ business professionals to spend the day out making eagles and meaningful connections. All sizes of businesses, local professionals, and industries join in the fun and networking. Golfers of all skill levels can take advantage of our mini games and on-course entertainment.

Sip, Shop, & Swing Women’s Golf Tournament

August 8, 2024

Presented by Davidson & Associates Insurance

Our Sip, Shop, & Swing event is an all-levels, 9-hole Women’s Golf Tournament that takes place in August and provides a unique way to network exclusively with women executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs. Local organizations cook-up, serve-up, and showcase their work at each tee, offering players the chance to shop and sip while they swing.

Business & Leadership Awards

Fall 2024

Presented by Riverview Bank

Our premiere awards ceremony, the annual Business & Leadership Awards celebrates both business and community leaders for their accomplishments in the previous year across six categories. Learn more about the Business & Leadership Awards.

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2025 Legislative Outlook

December 13, 2024

Twice a year, along with our partners at CREDC and ICC the business community has the opportunity to connect with legislators from your 17th, 18th, 20th, and 49th Districts. We will present the Shared Business Priorities for the next year with attendees and legislators. These directly impact the work and advocacy the Chamber will be doing on your behalf in the coming year. The event will host an opportunity for all attendees to network before and after the program.

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Inspire HER Conference & Iris Awards

March 2025

The Greater Vancouver Chamber brings you an empowering event dedicated to celebrating and advancing professional women! Focusing on inclusivity and growth, Inspire HER is open to professionals of all levels and anyone who wishes to attend, regardless of gender.

In addition to an unforgettable Keynote, Inspire HER offers a diverse range of breakout sessions led by industry experts. These interactive sessions delve into various aspects of leadership and professional development. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals, engage in meaningful discussions, and acquire practical tools to navigate their careers successfully.

All Inspire HER attendees will receive automatic access to the Iris Awards Luncheon.

Iris Awards Through the Years

Executive Women's Council


Presented by Columbia Credit Union

Our Executive Women's Council provides C-Suite level women with a platform to connect, learn, and draw inspiration from their peers. Our carefully curated sessions feature top-tier coaches and seminars. What makes each event truly special is its unique location, as we strive to offer a fresh experience every time.

Our attendees have the chance to network extensively, both before and after the program, creating valuable connections. Plus, we pamper our executives with carefully curated gifts, beverages, and delectable bites, all designed exclusively for their enjoyment.

2025 Legislative Review

Spring 2025

Twice a year, along with our partners at CREDC and ICC the business community has the opportunity to connect with legislators from your 17th, 18th, 20th, and 49th Districts. This panel-style event provides updates including successes and challenges from the recent legislative session, directly impacting business in our region. 

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Business After Hours


This monthly event provides a relaxed atmosphere for attendees to build their business pipeline, expand their professional network, and grow their circle of influence. Member businesses open their doors and welcome fellow Greater Vancouver Chamber members to see and hear all they have to offer. With great food, drink, and prizes, a good time is sure to be had by all at Business After Hours, typically held the second Tuesday of the month. Learn more about hosting a Business After Hours event.

Mind What Matters Webinar Series


Built to bring vital information to our members, Mind What Matters offers Webinar style workshops where attendees are given the opportunity to hear from industry experts on an array of topics with special emphasis on both business basics and innovations such as social media. A virtual platform provides the opportunity to capture the attention of an unlimited number of participants. The event will host an opportunity for all attendees to network on the Chamber's interactive virtual event space built to act as close to a real life venue as possible. Learn more about this program and how to save your spot for upcoming webinars.  

Business POD

The GVC's Business Pathways to Opportunity and Development (POD) is an assistance program created to offer small businesses the opportunity to develop, and grow their business. This inclusive program is designed to accelerate the thriving business scene in the region and empower entrepreneurs, at no cost to them, through education, mentoring, resources, and referrals. Learn more about this program

Nonprofit POD

Presented by Umpqua Bank

Establish your position with your target nonprofit audience online and at our expanding number of cohorts, workshops, webinars, and live events. The Nonprofit POD Program was built to aid and assist non-profit Staff, Executive Directors, CEOs, and Development Professionals. Learn more about this program

Workforce & Education Portal

Presented by Church & Dwight Co., Inc

The Greater Vancouver Chamber is spearheading the Washington Workforce Portal, joining our mission of being the catalyst for expanding the creation and use of experiential learning opportunities as a key strategy for employers retaining Washington's top talent. The Chamber's goal is to give employers a cost-effective way to evaluate a potential future employee, a pipeline for candidates. Learn more about the Workforce & Education Portal


SPEND IT LOCAL is a ‘local businesses only’ eGift Certificate program coordinated by the Greater Vancouver Chamber. It’s one way to support local businesses while giving a thoughtful gift to a loved one - including yourself! Placing your advertisement on every gift certificate (digital and printed) will allow it to be passed from gifter to recipient, and onto the merchant; a unique opportunity to promote to consumers and the business community at once. That's a lot of eyes on your company! Learn more