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Chamber Programs

So Many Choices – You Can’t Stop With Just One

Forty – count ‘em – 40+ programs and events every year designed just for you. The Chamber offers networking, educational, public policy and annual events. There’s something for every type of personality.  Read our detailed descriptions below and visit our Chamber Events Calendar to see what exciting programs are coming up in the near future.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Chamber Big Night Out Networking Events
A cool venue, amazing people, great food and prizes – What better way to unwind after a long day at work? The Chamber Big Night Out is the premier networking opportunity for business professionals in the Madison area. Averaging more than 175 people, it is our largest and most popular networking event. You’ll make new connections with potential clients and mentors in a fun, relaxed atmosphere accompanied by complimentary hors d’oeuvres and door prizes.

Connect@Lunch
Give us an hour and we’ll give you 40 new one-on-one connections to the movers and shakers in the Madison area. Connect@Lunch is the ultimate power lunch for busy professionals. We meet at a Madison area restaurant and fill your bellies with great food and your minds with amazing ideas. We’ll play musical tables of sorts; you’ll rotate tables three times – salad, entrée, dessert – and be back to work before you’re missed.

Speed Lead (formally Breakfast Blender) 
Love to get up when the birds start chirping? Then Speed Lead is the perfect way for you to start off your day. This morning gathering offers a side of speed networking along with your coffee or OJ. We make sure everyone at the event meets face-to-face – quickly! This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your business, promote new products, and let others know how you can serve their business needs. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards!

Celebrating Your Success with Member Ceremonies
There’s nothing better than a great business success story, and we want to help you celebrate! The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce will help mark the special occasion at your new or existing business with a grand opening, ribbon cutting or open house. The Chamber helps Silver and Gold members welcome new customers and announce their success to the community.

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

The Mix
The Mix is an educational lunch with a twist. The program will be broken into two parts. The first part of the program a panel of experts will speak to the entire group on a variety of topics. In the second part of the program the panelist’s will rotate between the tables allowing you the opportunity to interact with the experts. You’ll leave with new ideas, a fresh perspective and inspiration to make your business even better.

PUBLIC POLICY EVENTS

Advocacy in the A.M. (formally Eggs & Issues)
There is nothing like a side of politics with your breakfast, right? Advocacy in the A.M. provides an opportunity to hear straight talk about public policy issues directly from political experts and government officials. Start your day with a great breakfast and get your questions answered by those making decisions impacting our businesses, our region and our community.

ANNUAL EVENTS

neXXpo
The Chamber will redefine what a business expo delivers to attendees and exhibitors with neXXpo: Business in Fast Forward.  Attendees will see and experience what’s next in business products and services at various exhibition booths. neXXpo will also offer an exciting business pitch contest – PRESSURE CHAMBER and finishes up with a networking program.

Chamber Annual Lunch
The Chamber is excited to announce Madison’s newest and most unique lunch. Join more than 500 Chamber members at the Annual Lunch to connect and celebrate business. We promise to have great food, a great speaker and fascinating conversations. If you love the Annual Dinner you won’t want to miss the Annual Lunch.

Chamber Annual Dinner

More than just a meal, it’s an evening to remember. Join more than 1,000 Chamber members at the Annual Dinner to connect and celebrate business.  We promise to serve up great food, fascinating conversations and amazing entertainment. Will it be marching bands? Big name speakers? There is only one way to find out. Just when you think this event can’t get better… it always does..

What Others Have Said

  • Kudos to the Chamber and the Small Business Advisory Council for the creation of the Road Construction Survival Guide. It connects the affected businesses with the city departments and the construction company in charge. The regular meetings and contact with the correct people makes a huge difference in coping.

    Teena Browder, Cork ‘n Bottle
  • My small business has a voice in local politics with the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, I have a voice here. We’re all business people and we look at the bottom line. The return on investment from my Chamber membership and the advocacy it provides is far above what I get from other organizations.

    Tim Lightner, Owner, Two Men and a Truck
  • The Chamber has worked tirelessly to promote the interests of the local business community, and to create and preserve the conditions that allow businesses to thrive, for the good of the entire community. I can think of no organization that is better equipped to guide us through this time than the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, and we all owe it our full support, to our mutual benefit.

    David Stark, President, Stark Company Realtors
  • The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce has been an excellent resource for my small business. The Chamber provides multiple channels for business awareness, networking opportunities and helpful educational programs. Being a member of the Chamber has really made a difference in helping expand my business visibility, growth and development in Dane County.

    John Vardallas, CAE, Founder/CEO, The American BoomeR Consulting Group