Large Business of the Year
Nominees in this category are KV Chamber members and have 15 or more employees. Throughout their history in the Kennebec Valley, they must have demonstrated revenue growth and job creation. This business is recognized for excellence in its industry through its innovation, unparalleled customer service, staff development, and marketing practices. Their impact on the Kennebec Valley is measured through their community involvement and economic impact.
Small Business of the Year
Nominees in this category are KV Chamber members and have 14 or fewer employees. Throughout their history in the Kennebec Valley, they must have demonstrated revenue growth and job creation. This business is recognized for excellence in its industry through its innovation, unparalleled customer service, staff development, and marketing practices. Their impact on the Kennebec Valley is measured through their community involvement and economic impact.
Community Service Award
Nominees in this category are KV Chamber members and active in bettering the Kennebec Valley. Their peers recognize them for their integrity and performance. Throughout their history, their track record of community leadership is evident.
President's Circle Award
Nominees in this category are KV Chamber members that are active in the Kennebec Valley. Their impact on the Kennebec Valley is evident through their revenue growth and job creation. In addition, they are leaders in their industry and maintain a good business image in our community. The winner of this category will be decided LIVE with audience voting.
Nominees in this category are Kennebec Valley Chamber members and young professionals who have shown exemplary leadership in our region. In addition, these individuals are recognized for their long-term commitment to the betterment of the Kennebec Valley. The winner of this category will be decided LIVE with audience voting.
Peter G. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is named for community leader Peter G. Thompson. Like Peter, nominees in this category have been active leaders in the Kennebec Valley region for many years. These business/professional leaders have made a lasting impression on the business climate in our area.
Chamber Connections is a quarterly series that focuses on the political environment within the State Capitol. Each program is designed to be a non-partisan, informational presentation that addresses topics that directly and indirectly affect Chamber members. The goal of Chamber Connections is to inform and educate members while encouraging their participation in the political process.
The Chamber's Women's Network meets monthly to strengthen business relationships, hear topical speakers and develop leadership. The Women's Network is all about business and building relationships! This event is usually held on the second Wednesday monthly, from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.
IMPORTANT: Your reservation guarantees your seat at the Women's Network Luncheon. To cancel, please notify us three (3) business days before the event, or you will be invoiced.
January 19th- Heart, Mind, Body & Spirt a Panel discussion- Thanks for Attending!
February 16th- Social Media is a Double-Edged Sword: Chose to Use it for Good- Thanks for Attending!
March 9th-Mentoring Maine’s Future Workforce a Panel Discussion-Thanks for Attending!
April 13th- Women's Health-Take Time for Your Health!-Thanks for Attending!
May 11th-Finding my footing: the last 20 years with Hillary Roberts- Thanks for Attending!
June 8th-#ADULTING a Panel Discussion-Register Now
July 13th-Maine Cabin Masters-Kelsey's Journey-Register Now
August 10th-The Elissa Shuman Journey
September 14th-A Lunch with Erin Ovallee
October 12th-Arts & Culture Panel
November 9th-Travis Mills Foundation
December 12th-Member Expo
The Chamber organizes free monthly networking receptions for members by pairing with host businesses. The host business pays a nominal fee to the Chamber and agrees to host the reception with food and drink in a proper venue. Attendance may range from 75 to 300. Business After Hours occurs monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
What are The Kenney Awards?
So you’ve experienced the Grammys and the Emmys, but are you ready for the Kenneys?
The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Kenney Awards! The Kenney, named for the region we hail from, will be awarded annually to area businesses and professionals that are deserving of our attention and recognition.
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More information on dates and how to attend to follow!
The Kennebec Leadership Institute (KLI) goal is to assure a continuing flow of able, committed, and resourceful leaders to serve our communities. As the oldest leadership program in the state, KLI draws prospective leaders from a broad cross-section of businesses, organizations, and the community. Its purpose is to inspire these promising individuals to work more effectively within their spheres of influence while expanding their civic and community participation.
Please join us in welcoming new business and new technology to the Kennebec Valley!