Events

The Kilgore Chamber of Commerce hosts and coordinates a variety of events, projects and programs each year.  We invite you to take a look!

Member Events

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

The Kilgore Chamber of Commerce recognizes its members for exceptional service in Kilgore. These businesses help the Kilgore economy and strive to do their part in our community. To show our appreciation, each month our Chamber Ambassadors are visiting member businesses to say “Thank you!” and make a special delivery.

 

 

Biz Linx - New Member Reception

The Kilgore Chamber of Commerce hosts a quarterly reception to welcome new and potential Chamber members. During the reception, guests learn about the Chamber and community events, hear the benefits of involvement, learn how to access Chamber resources and meet the Chamber staff and other key community leaders.


BizConnect Luncheon
Quarterly Event – 2017
 
This luncheon is a business educational program presented by corporate leaders covering topics and issues relevant to business owners. It is held 4 times a year and allows our members and guests to make connections with other Chamber Partners and leaders in the community.

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Morning Brew
Held monthly on 3rd Thursday
 
Join us for Morning Brew where business members com e together each month where COFFEE + CONVERSATION = CONNECTIONS! The morning event is held once a month at a member business location. It is a relaxed atmosphere where you may make numerous connections.

 

 

BLACK GOLD TEXAS TEA

AN EVENT CELEBRATING & RECOGNIZING WOMEN IN BUSINESS

We are proud to introduce a new program to recognize outstanding business women in Kilgore, Texas.  The Women in Business Awards acknowledge unique women who approach community and business needs with strong leadership, collaboration and intentionality to affect change and influence their surroundings. 

The Women in Business Awards program will be introduced in association with the new Black Gold Texas Tea event.  (And yes we are utilizing our oil industry heritage to celebrate our outstanding business women).  This event was formerly called Ladies Night Out.  The Chamber’s Relationship/Climate Committee and Board of Directors set new goals this year to ensure all programming provides Chamber member businesses more benefits and recognition.

We hope you and your company will utilize this prestigious award program to recognize outstanding business women in Kilgore, as well, as obtain recognition for your company.  You may nominate an employee or yourself, if you are a business owner.  

Click here for a Women in Business Nomination Form.  Click for Tickets & Sponsorships.

Or call the Kilgore Chamber for more details at: 903-984-5022

 

 


Kilgore Chamber Golf Classic 
September

The Chamber Golf Classic is a fun opportunity for members of the business community to network, connect with colleagues, and enjoy a beautiful day out of the office.

Click HERE for the Golf Classic Team entry form

 


 

STAR GALA
November

The STAR Gala is annual member banquet where the leadership has an opportunity to connect with our member investors and celebrate the accomplishments for the past year. In addition, outgoing and newly- appointed board of directors are recognized as the leadership gavel is passed on. The highlight of this festive evening is the presentation and recognition of the Outstanding Businesses of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, Chamber Volunteer of the Year and the prestigous Citizen of the Year. 
 
Nomination Forms will be posted in September 2017.
 
 
EAST TEXAS COALITION - TRIP TO AUSTIN
 
7he Kilgore Chamber of Commerce will be heading to Austin in February 2017.The East Texas Coalition is a regional partnership of Kilgore, Tyler and Longview’s civic and business leaders who serve as a Voice for Business in regard to issues that impact our business economy and quality of life in the region.  The annual trip, scheduled for February 27-28, 2017, will consist of meetings and discussions with state agency leaders and elected officials.  The East Texas Coalition allows us to speak in a unified voice representing business and the regional workforce.
 
Registration to attend the ETC Trip to Austin is $300 per person and must be made by February 17.  The registration covers the cost of meals and reception with legislators and state agency leaders. 
Click HERE for the Legislative Agenda
Click HERE for the Registration Application

   
 

 
86th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE
Tuesday following Thanksgiving
 
This year, the Kilgore Christmas Parade will be the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Th parade exhibits fantastic floats by business, non-profits and individuals. On an average, the parade has over 80 entries and features Santa & Mrs. Clause.
 
Click HERE for the 2016 Parade Application.
Click HERE for the 2016 Parade Route Map.