In addition to our monthly events, the Chamber holds several annual Signature Events designed to showcase various segments of our community.
Annual Meeting and Business Awards
This late spring meeting is the Chamber’s opportunity to celebrate its annual accomplishments and present its plan for the new year in its Annual Report and Program of Work. In 2011, it also became the venue for the Annual Business Awards, previously presented at the Celebrate Community Awards Dinner.
BRAC Open Golf Tournament
Held in early May at the Courses at Ft. Meade, this golf outing offers a chance to enjoy a relaxing day of golf while getting an up-close view of the extensive new BRAC buildings at Ft. Meade. With both the DISA and Defense Media Activities buildings in place on former portions of the golf course, you can't get much closer without a security clearance! There are plenty of opportunities for networking and sponsorships, with breakfast, lunch, and beverages included.
Tour West County Expo & Developer Showcase
This annual Expo is our opportunity to highlight the economic assets of West Anne Arundel County while providing our business community a forum to individually showcase their own companies at the accompanying tradeshow. The accompanying bus tour highlights the many significant development projects occurring across West County from Gambrills to Hanover, and regional speakers help participants gain a better understanding of what West Anne Arundel County has to offer.
Celebrate Community Awards Dinner
A celebration of the people who make West County special, this annual dinner honors educators, public safety officers, and military personnel for their community contributions. Business support helps make attendance at this event affordable for our community partners, and we appreciate their participation.
Other Annual Events:
Back to School Fair
This annual expo, held in mid-August, offers local schools an opportunity to connect with students and parents before the school year starts. Great for businesses interested in reaching the family market, very popular with those offering after school activities.
Gambrills Fall Festival
Entering its 3rd year in 2012, this mid-September event held at Kaufmann’s includes music, food, community organizations, and local businesses, with an emphasis on supporting the local economy. Proceeds benefit area schools.
Centered around the Odenton Volunteer Fire Station but with activities throughout town, Odenton Day offers an opportunity for local organizations and businesses to set up a table in the Fire Hall and for residents to learn about the many great assets we have in our community. Sponsored by the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company, the Greater Odenton Improvement Association, the Odenton Heritage Society, and the West County Chamber on the first Saturday in October.