Addressing the widely varying needs of Yuma County businesses, the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce provides relevant, responsive programming that focuses on every facet of business operation. Whether you’re a new business owner or seasoned veteran, the Chamber offers events to assist with and celebrate your success.
Monthly - Good Morning Yuma
Good Morning Yuma is an upbeat, entertaining, and informative community breakfast featuring a speaker and pertinent business and community announcements over the course of an hour and a half. Attendance ranges between 150 and 300 people. The breakfasts are held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 am. The deadline to register will be the Friday prior at Noon.
Monthly - Monthly Mixer
With an average attendance of over 100, Monthly Mixers are a great way to network. The Ambassador Committee "takes the cold call out of making contacts" during these fun and informal events. Shake hands with future clients, fellow business people, meet community leaders and pass out a few business cards. When you call on them next week, you can say, "Hey, we met at the Chamber Mixer!" Mixers are held monthly, typically the 4th Wednesday of the month (exceptions would be if there is a holiday close to the date). Deadline to register for the Mixer will always be the Friday prior at Noon.
Lunch and Learns
The Lunch & Learn series is designed to provide small business owners and operators valuable information on subjects vital to the success of their businesses. The goal is to share some of the best practices in a variety of business-related subjects. It’s a great alternative to formal training sessions and can become a bright spot in your continued education.
January - Annual Awards and Installation Dinner
This annual gathering of business, government, and community leaders honors our local businesses and celebrates our community. Each January, we recognize the Small Business Person of the Year, The Chamber Member of the Year, The Athena International Award winner, and the Ambassador of the Year. We also announce the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Deputy of the Year and the Corrections Officer of the Year. In addition, we recently added two new categories of Awards - The Chamber Champion and the Instagrammy.
Spring - Amazing Race Yuma County
This fun new event has teams of 4 from member businesses travel around to different businesses and compete in different challenges. The first Amazing Race Yuma County was in June 2021 and was very successful! You can form a team, be a challenge location, or be a sponsor for this fun and super popular event!
September - MegaMixer and Community Expo
This event is an exciting showcase of our members! Members have exclusive rights to booths at this event attended by the community, giving each business one-on-one time with local residents. Adding to the festive atmosphere, fun entertainment and food options are also available. The evening before, the Chamber hosts a MegaMixer attended by fellow members for even more networking opportunities.
December - Driving Business in Yuma Golf Tournament
They say a lot of business is conducted on the golf course. We just made it easier! As foursomes compete for the right to claim our traveling trophy, sponsors have the opportunity to demonstrate their products and services from booths right on the course.