Held annually in July, The Mid-Year Meeting gives Chamber investors a chance to come together and reconnect. The program includes a featured speaker and the recognition of the Chamber Scholarship Award winner. The I Love BG Award, the Small Business of the Year Award, and the Outstanding Customer Service Award are presented as well.
This annual fundraiser helps to support the mission of the Chamber. Held the last week of August, it is time to relax and enjoy a day of fun, networking, and golf!
The BG Community Holiday Parade has been reimagined into a 2 ½ hour broadcast that aired on November 21 from 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm on WTOL11. It began with a half-hour pre-parade presentation with new interviews, exciting new performances, and holiday wishes from our community and concluded with last year’s parade in its entirety. You can view the presentation here.
Annual Meeting Dinner & Awards
The Annual Meeting Dinner & Awards recognizes outgoing Board Directors & Officers, and presentation of the Athena, Zeus, and Outstanding Citizen awards.
The AMDA Committee made a recommendation to the Board of Directors that in lieu of continuing to push the 2021 date back, they would plan to recognize award winners at the Mid-Year Meeting and then again at the 2022 Annual Meeting Dinner and Awards.
Blood Analysis Program
The BG Chamber of Commerce and Wood County Hospital host the annual Blood Analysis Program on a Saturday in April each year. The comprehensive blood analysis includes a complete cholesterol check with HDL, LDL and triglycerides, liver and kidney function. Additional available tests include the TSH thyroid test and a PSA test for men, each for an additional fee. Blood pressure checks are also offered. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Chamber Foundation and Wood County Hospital Foundation Scholarship Funds.
Fourth of July Fireworks
This year will mark a new partnership between the City, Chamber, National Tractor Pulling Championships, and the Wood County Agricultural Society. The National Tractor Pulling Championships have offered their property located along Haskins Road to be the launch site for the fireworks. This new location will provide a larger area for launching, as well as visibility from many locations in that area. The Wood County Agricultural Society will be allowing spectators to park behind the fairgrounds in the lot off of Brim Road with over flow parking available in the lot across from the fairgrounds on Poe Road.