The Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce works every day to make our community a place where businesses can grow and prosper, where people want to raise their families and tourists want to visit. To provide this to our businesses and community, the Chamber has several networking events and committees.
Business for Breakfast-Greeters
This active group of businesses and organizations start their Wednesday mornings early at 8:00 am to 9:30 am with some laughs and announcements about what is going on in the community. Each week is hosted by a business at their location or the location of their choice, that can accommodate 70-100 people. So, check the calendar to see who the business host is this week and location. Each attendee has one opportunity to promote their products and services.
Business After Hours
Business after Hours is the premiere networking event for business professionals. It is generally hosted by a business in a different location once a month from 5:30pm-7:00 pm. A great opportunity to discuss and share ideas while learning about other local businesses.
It is a relationship-building experience held in a relaxed setting that benefits you and your company through added contacts and resources. Stay for 20 minutes or enjoy the full event. Business After Hours are typically held the third Thursday of each month.
Young Professionals Network
This group is for young professionals in the target age range of 21-40 who are looking for networking opportunities with other young professionals, connections to the community and business leaders, community engagement, and professional development.
The Young Professionals Network holds monthly luncheons & quarterly socials. They also organize an annual community service project. This a great opportunity for young professionals to get involved with their community!
Workshop for new members or a refresher for current members on available benefits available through membership. This workshops also includes hands-on business directory training.
The Chamber provides education training on topics that are important to business owners. Topics will vary on the need from our members. We partner with the Small Business Development Center, BBSI, and other business partners to provide these trainings.
The Chamber partners with BBSI and The Boardroom to bring our members a series of educational classes “Helping Business Succeed- Employment Law Series”. These are a quarterly class that covers the most current issues facing employers. Sean Ray from Barran Liebman Attorneys presents in a professional and fun environment.
Annually we hold our Awards Banquet to celebrate business. We look back at the accomplishments for the previous year, our goals for the upcoming year, and to present the business award winners. It is an evening to honor local businesses and organizations as well as personal contributions to the community.
Business Bingo is a shop local campaign that offers an opportunity for the entire community to engage in a fun promotion that showcases our community. Each square has a task that includes purchasing an item made locally, visiting a local historical site, touring a gallery, showing us your favorite store front, and more. Shop local.
Concerts in the Park
The Chamber of Commerce offers a free summer concert series in Riverside Park entirely funded by community donations and amazing sponsors. Concerts are held on Tuesdays June-July.
Lemonade Day is a fun, experiential program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their very own business - a lemonade stand. This year Grants Pass is a participating city for the first time. Youth have the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship by setting up their business during our community-wide Lemonade Day in August.
Operation joy is a program designed to provide those in local assisted living facilities with holiday cards from our community. The Chamber collects cards from various organizations and members and delivers them to the assisted living facilities.
This is the valley's premier craft beer event held in beautiful Grants Pass. The Chamber of Commerce places breweries, food vendors and restaurants inside downtown businesses. Participants stroll from location to location sampling amazing craft brews and delicious food!
The Spring Wine Stroll is the Rogue Valleys premiere wine event held in beautiful Grants Pass! The stroll is held downtown Grants Pass. Participants stroll from location to location sampling amazing wine and delicious food. A great event to promote shopping local.
Holiday Window Display Contest
During the holiday season, the Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce invites local businesses to decorate their storefronts for a chance to win prizes. The public also has a chance to vote their favorite display. This promotion adds holiday cheer and promotes shopping local.