Programs & Events

Creating opportunities for members to connect with business professionals, legislators, mentors, and potential customers is the Chamber's greatest strength. By taking the leadership role in developing programs that contribute to economic development, quality of life, education, redevelopment and crime prevention, the Chamber helps members utilize their connections to improve business and create a thriving community for themselves and their employees to live, work, learn and play.

Percolator Breakfast

Join us from September through June for this series of morning breakfast meetings to learn about important local, regional, state and national business issues.  Each month will feature an expert speaker, complimentary breakfast, business card exchange, door prizes and the opportunity to create and renew connections with 200-300 area movers and shakers.  This event is FREE to Chamber members.  Click the Chamber Events link on the left to view our calendar of events.  Interested in sponsorship opportunities?  Contact Bernadette Bingham at 757-2116 or by email at

Business After Hours

Chamber Business After Hours events are the perfect venue to develop relationships with Chamber members in the business community and have some fun too!  Bring your business cards and network with hundreds of local business people.  Events are hosted at different locations throughout the county each month and attendance is FREE for Chamber members.  Click the Chamber Events link on the left to view our calendar of events.  Interested in hosting a Business After Hours?  Contact Bernadette Bingham at 757-2116 or by email at

Chairman's Ball

The Chairman's Ball is a black tie optional themed fundraising event honoring the incoming and outgoing chairs of the Saginaw County Chamber's Board of Directors.  The event features the presentation of the Annual Corporate Community Service Award, recognizing corporate commitment and involvement in the community.  Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Bernadette Bingham at 757-2116 or by email at

Annual Business Meeting

The Annual Business Meeting provides members with a vital report on the innovations, highlights, programs and future of the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce.  New board leadership is introduced and outgoing board members are honored.  This event also features award presentations to the many volunteers of the Chamber.  Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Bernadette Bingham at 757-2116 or by email at

Chamber Classic Golf Outing

One of the Chamber's most popular events (it's always a sellout), this event allows participants the opportunity to reward employees, connect with and thank customers, and build stronger relationships with potential clients.  The event features a continental breakfast, 18-holes of golf, grilled lunch, sponsor competitions, games, contests, drink tickets, 19th hole party, dinner, golf prizes, door prizes and theme related fun too!  Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Bernadette Bingham at 757-2116 or by email at

Community Leadership Awards Luncheon

This feel-good event recognizes and honors the individuals who have invested themselves in the people, businesses and future of Saginaw County.  Four awards are presented at this event:

The Spirit of Saginaw Award celebrates the achievements of an individual for extraordinary volunteer efforts to improve the quality of life and/or economic climate of the Saginaw Valley.

The Robert H. Albert Community Service Award honors an individual for a lifetime of service to both the community and their profession.

The Dr. Samuel H. Shaheen Vision of Free Enterprise Award recognizes an inventive individual who raised capital and personal reputation to achieve the American dream and who embodies the principles of the American Free Enterprise System.

The Outstanding Small Business Award recognizes a Saginaw County for-profit small business (employing between 3-50 full-time employees) that displays a visible commitment to good business practices and demonstrates good vision and management in growth and marketability, innovative systems or products and leadership with employee relations.

Know an individual or company worthy of such recognition?  Click here to download nomination forms.

Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Bernadette Bingham at 757-2116 or by email at

Big Strategies for Small Business

Big Strategies for Small Business is a four part series featuring topics and immediately usable information to increase business traffic, improve customer service, enhance administration and management practice, and help make sense of human resource and legal compliance regulations.   Past topics include how to handle small business disasters, big marketing strategies on a small budget, brand reputation management and social media and customer service.

Out of the Frying Pan...Political Bites

This annual luncheon focuses on local, state and national legislative issues of concern to the regional business community.  Legislators, elected officials and policymakers for the region will be in attendance providing you with an opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues up close and in person.

For a complete list of all Chamber Events, CLICK HERE.