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Celebrate the Season Business Awards Dinner

Event Sponsor

This business awards dinner provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognize business savvy, creativity, customer service and business contributions to the Grand Bend Area community. It’s also our largest event of the year.

Celebrate the Season looks back to the passing year’s challenges and successes while looking forward to the new year to come.

Event Includes: entertainment, award presentations, silent auction, socializing and fabulous dinner at one of the area’s foremost banquet facilities.

Event Sponsor: Grand Bend Area Holiday Home Tour

When: Thursday, November 5, 2020, 6-9pm
Where: TBD
Cost: $60 per person (+ HST)
How To Get Tickets: Call 519-238-2001, email [email protected] or use the order form below. Your tickets will be mailed to you or you can pick them up at the Welcome Centre 9:30am – 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.

We encourage you to pre-pay for your tickets to reduce the workload on our volunteers on the evening of this event. If you’d prefer, ticket payment can be made at the door (please bring exact cash or cheque).

Fall Members Mixer

The Fall Members Mixer offers a chance to socialize, network, find out how well the last nine months have worked out for fellow businesses and discuss plans for the fall and winter seasons. This event also provides several sponsorship opportunities.

Event Includes: general announcements, members’ showcase, sponsorship opportunities, great opportunity to network and socialize in casual, laid-back atmosphere.

We’re looking for a Sponsor for this event. Location to be announced.

Fall Classic Golf Tournament

  • Women's Longest Drive Sponsor
  • Men's Longest Drive Sponsor
  • Beverage Cart Sponsor
  • Wine Sponsor
  • Golf Hole Sponsor
  • Golf Hole Sponsor
  • Wine Gift Sponsor
  • Golf Hole Sponsor
  • Golf Hole Sponsor
  • Putting Green Sponsor
  • Closest to the Pin Sponsor
  • Golf Hole Sponsor
  • Golf Hole Sponsor
  • Golf Hole Sponsor
  • Golf Hole Sponsor
  • Golf Hole Sponsor
  • Men's Longest Drive Sponsor
  • Power Cart sponsor
  • Golf Hole Sponsor
  • Golf Hole Sponsor
  • Closest to the Pin Sponsor
  • Golf Hole Sponsor & Ladies Longest Drive Sponsor
  • Golf Hole Sponsor
  • Women's Longest Drive Sponsor
  • Golf Hole Sponsor
  • Banquet Sponsor
  • Golf Hole Sponsor
  • Golf Hole Sponsor
  • Golf Hole Sponsor
  • Wine Gift Sponsor
  • Passport Challenge Sponsor
  • Wine Gift Sponsor
  • Presenting Sponsor
  • Wine Gift Sponsor
  • Exclusive Water Sponsor

The Fall Classic Golf Tournament is a fabulous and fun opportunity to socialize, network, showcase your business through sponsorship, reward employees and thank clients or simply get a bunch of neighbours and friends together for a fun day.

You do not need to be a Chamber Member or even a local business to play in this tournament or sponsor! Fun is the Name of the Game.

Funds raised from this tournament help keep the Welcome Centre open year-round. The Welcome Centre provides tourism and visitor services to the Greater Grand Bend Area – which provides “borderless tourism” for visitors, tourists and residents in support of local businesses in Lambton Shores, Bluewater and South Huron.

  • 1pm shot-gun start / 4-Person Scramble Format / Mixed or Same Gender teams
  • Prizes for Hole-in-One, Longest Drive (Women’s & Men’s), Closest-to-the-Pin, Closest-to-the-rope, Putting Challenge.
  • Wacky golf games!


Spring Members Mixer – April

Come on out to enjoy an informative and social networking event before the peak tourist season sucks up all your time!

We’re looking for a Sponsor for this event!

The first 34 people who RSVP after we announce the location for this event will receive a complimentary beer or wine.

Spring Members’ Mixer – March

For many members early Spring represents the last months of relative calm before the Summer High Season descends . The Members Mixer offers members the chance to socialize, network and compare notes as we head into the summer months.

Sponsorship of this event is a great way to showcase you and your business! We’re looking for a Sponsor.

The first 34 people who RSVP after we announce the location will receive a complimentary beer or wine.


Annual General Meeting of all Members

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the Chamber’s business event at which we elect directors, review and approve the audited financial statements, present the succeeding year’s budget and provide an annual report of the year’s events and activities.

The Chamber’s fiscal year runs from November 1 through to October 31. A financial audit is held to confirm the accuracy of the financial statements and compliance with current corporate legislation.


  1. Opening Remarks / Scrutineer’s Report
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the 2018 Annual General Meeting (Voting item)
  3. Year End Report (Discussion item)
  4. Presentation & Adoption of the 2019 Financial Statements (Voting item)
  5. Appointment of the auditors for 2020 (Voting item)
  6. Confirmation of Directors to the Board (Voting item)
  7. Chamber Name Change (Voting item)
  8. Questions / New Business
  9. Adjournment & Closing Remarks


Click here to see Agendas, Financial Statements and Board Meeting Minutes.

Breakfast with the Mayor

Riverbend Pizeria

Held in February, this event provides members with an opportunity to informally discuss topics of interest and relevance with local representatives.

The Mayor and Deputy-Mayor of Lambton Shores will be on-hand and, if timing allows, the MPP and MP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex counties. As well, key industry agency representatives typically attend such as Tourism Sarnia Lambton,  Southwestern Ontario Tourism Corporation and Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership.

LOCATION: Grog’s Pub & Grill

On receipt of your ticket order, we will issue an invoice for payment. We accept payment by cash, cheque, PayPal or bank e-transfer.