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Upcoming Events

Annual Awards Banquet


The Annual Awards Banquet recognizes and honors individuals who have dedicated their time to serving the community.


Business After Hours


Business After Hours (BAH) is one of the Chamber’s premier member networking events. Business leaders in the community use these gatherings to discuss and share ideas in a relaxed, social atmosphere while learning about other member businesses. BAH events are also excellent opportunities for new Chamber members to introduce themselves to the group and talk for a minute or two about their business.

BAH events are held monthly and are hosted by a Chamber member. Past functions  have been held at the West End Zone in Clemson University’s Memorial Stadium, the Courtyard by Marriott and Clemson Downs.


Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

This annual event will be held October 7, 2022, and is open to the public. The tournament offers an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and friendly competition among teams of four. Registration fee includes lunch, snacks and beverages on the course. 

Economic Forum


Held annually in February, the Economic Forum gives local business leaders and residents an opportunity to gain insights into the current economic outlook on local, state and national levels. This event features presentations by and discussions with the most reputable economic researchers in the area.


Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings


The Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce offers Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies as a complimentary service for Chamber members. Ceremonies can be performed as a stand-alone event, part of a grand opening, or as part of a Business After Hours event.  

The Chamber brings the camera, official scissors, and of course the ribbon! We promote your Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in our weekly newsletter, social media posts, and word of mouth. We also publicize the event by sending press releases to the local newspapers, and radio and television stations in hopes of receiving coverage for your event.


Holiday Reception


Held in December of each year at the Courtyard by Marriott of Clemson, the Chamber’s Holiday Reception invites the community to gather and celebrate the holiday season. This event includes a food drive and silent auction, with proceeds benefiting Clemson Community Care.


Membership Luncheons

Membership luncheons bring together Chamber members and community leaders for educational and informative guest presentations.  

These luncheons provide ample networking and promotional opportunities that include:

  • Introductions of new and renewing members, guests and visitors

  • 20-minute featured keynote speaker

  • Presidential Report

  • Non-Profit Award


State of Community State of Central Address

This event in the Central community features presentations from the Mayor of Central, President of Southern Wesleyan University and various elected officials pertaining to issues pertinent to the Central community. Held at Southern Wesleyan University in March of every year, proceedings include presentation of the David Spittal award, given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the growth of Central.

State of Clemson Address

The State of Clemson is an annual event of the Clemson community with presentations from the Mayor of Clemson, the President of Clemson University and other elected officials from the State, County or School Board pertaining to issues pertinent to the Clemson community. This event is held in February of each year. Each year, the Catherine Smith and Abernathy/Cox Awards are presented to individuals or organizations that have dedicated their time to community service efforts.

State of Pendleton

The annual State of Pendleton is a joint presentation by the Clemson Area Chamber and the Pendleton Area Business Association. The event promotes the progress of the community and to hear the plans for Pendleton’s future from town government, Tri-County Technical College, The Pendleton Schools and transportation.

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