Quarterly Membership Meetings
Members of the Chamber and the Community are encouraged to join us over lunch to network and plan upcoming events or to listen to guest speakers present topics which may be useful to the community, to them as individuals, or to their businesses.
Chamber After Hours
Touch base with old friends, make new connections, and learn something new about a business in town by attending the Chamber After Hours Events! This is a great opportunity for any business to really showcase their products or services to the community and other chamber members!
New Business Welcome
Whether you’re a new business moving into an old building, or an old business constructing a new building, the Chamber of Commerce would be honored to publicly congratulate you with a ribbon-cutting or ground-breaking ceremony! Not only does this present yet another opportunity to network with others, but the media coverage will help your business grow by helping to notify the public of your recent positive changes.
Chili Cook-Off – Last Saturday of January
If there’s anything better than a bowl of chili on a cold day in January, it’s several pots of the traditional hearty soup! The public is invited to come to the Armory and vote on their favorite, as area businesses are pitted against each other in this fun tongue-in-cheek culinary contest!
Golf Tournament – Weekend before Memorial Day Weekend
If golf is your game, then get your gear gathered! Each year on the Friday of the weekend before Memorial Day weekend, teams of four duke it out on the greens of the St. Marys Golf Course before heading to the clubhouse for a fine steak dinner and the presentation of awards and prizes. Tickets for the meal portion only are also available.
Independence Day Celebration – July 4th
The annual cardboard boat race during the heat of the day is followed by a beautiful Chamber-sponsored display of fireworks and music once the sun goes down on July 4th. Come to Riverside Park at the south end of 5th Street to celebrate the birth of the United States with us!
Bells of St. Marys – First Saturday of December
An evening of fun is in store for the entire family during the Bells of St. Marys. For a week leading up to the event, the community is encouraged to take part in the festivities by voting on their favorite shop fronts and playing “Business Bingo”. It culminates on the first Saturday in December with an evening of steep discounts at many of the retail shops, free crafts, hot chocolate, and popcorn for the kids, and last but not least, a visit from Santa Claus – escorted to the Armory steps by our brave volunteer firefighters!