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 Descriptions Fees 
Monthly Chamber Chat:  
Each Friday morning at 9:00 AM a chamber business hosts our weekly chamber chat. This is a great opportunity for the host business to be spotlighted and share what is going on in their business and with their employees. It is also a great networking opportunity for chamber members.

FREE to Attend

Monthly  Ribbon Cutting:  
Ribbon Cuttings are a great way to get your new business noticed. Whether you are a business that has just become a chamber member or you are currently a chamber member that has a milestone to celebrate whether it is an anniversary or a new product line, please let the chamber share in your celebration with a ribbon cutting.
  
FREE to Attend
Monthly  Membership Luncheon:  
The Chamber holds a monthly membership lunch the last Friday of each month from January-October each year. Each month we have a different chamber member sponsor the luncheon and a different program ranging in topics that impact how we live in Hays and Western Kansas.

$12/Member

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$17/Non-Member
Monthly Ambassador Monthly Luncheon:
The Chamber holds a monthly Ambassador membership lunch the third Friday of each month from January-May; August-November ber each year. Each month we have a different program ranging in topics that impact how we live in Hays and Western Kansas and meet in alternating chamber business venues.

Cost Varies

 Monthly HAYP Connection Lunches:  
The Chamber holds a monthly HAYP membership lunch the third Tuesday of each month from January- October ber each year. Each month we have a different program ranging in topics that impact how we live in Hays and Western Kansas as well as 3 Eagle Development Series programs that focus on leadership and professional development. This group meets in alternating chamber business venues.

 $12/Member

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$15/ Non-Member 

 Monthly Business After Hours:  
This event is generally held monthly from January through October on a Tuesday or Thursday evening at varying locations. This allows members to get a behind the scenes look at some of the local businesses and network with other chamber members.

FREE to attend

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FEE associated with hosting


Annual Events

Description Fees  
February Political Forums: 
The Legislative Coffee events are held annually. This is a time for legislators to provide area residents the opportunity to learn more about the happenings in Topeka as well as a chance to provide feedback to the legislators regarding issues that affect the way of life in Western Kansas. We generally hold these events once a month in January, February, April.


FREE to Attend
January Annual Awards Banquet

The Chamber's Annual Awards Banquet is generally held in late January to early February at FHSU Memorial Union Ballroom. This is a semi-formal gathering for all members. It includes a review of the previous year, a preview of the upcoming year and full meal. During this event, we recognize the individuals and businesses who are positively impacting the community and award them in the following categories: Citizen of the Year sponsored by Sam's Club, Business Woman of the Year sponsored by Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, Small Business Achievement sponsored by James Motor Company, Hall of Fame sponsored by Golden Belt Bank, and the Rising Star Award sponsored by Eagle Communications. 

*Please click for a listing of Past Annual Banquet Award Winners

*Please click the link for the Nomination Form for the 2018 Annual Banquet


Tickets are $50/each

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$600 for a Reserved Table of 12

May Golf Tournament:
We began holding an annual golf tournament fund raiser in May of 2010 at Smoky Hill Country Club.  38 teams of 4 compete for bragging rights and awards during this event. Planning of this event starts in February. Many levels of sponsorship opportunities are available with this event. If you want to put your business name in front of 100s of people both the day of the event as well as in promotions leading up to the event, contact chamber staff to learn more.

8th Annual Golf Tournament presented by Eagle Communications
Friday, May 5, 2017 
8:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Tee-off

*Please click for a printable          Sponsor Flyer
*Please click for a printable
Registration Form



$500/Team
 
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Sponsorships Available
September Education Appreciation:  
This annual event is held in September and recognizes the educators of our communities. It is at Smoky Hill Country Club from 5:00-7:00 p.m. It includes recognition of the new teachers in each of the participating schools. Light hors'doeuvres are served for this event.

FREE to Attend 
Sponsorships Available
October Oktoberfest:

Annually, the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce participates in FHSU Oktoberfest in Municipal Park by running the beer booth as a fundraising event for the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce. The Ambassadors and HAYP members volunteer to help man these booths in the effort.

Agriculture (Ag) Appreciation: 
Many of our nightly dinners can be attributed to the farmers and ranchers who work tirelessly, and often thanklessly, to literally put food on our table. Therefore, the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce annually hosts a Farmer's Appreciation Dinner.

FREE

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FREE to Attend 
Sponsorships Available 


Business After Hours:  
This event is generally held monthly from January through October on a Tuesday or Thursday evening at varying locations. This allows members to get a behind the scenes look at some of the local businesses and network with other chamber members.
Free to attend
Cost:  Fee associated with hosting
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