Programs at a Glance

Build your network

We host an average of four networking opportunities a month and over 15 annual events focused on bringing you opportunities to grow your network, get involved, and impact your community. While each of these events and programs offer different audiences and vary in size, each also is an opportunity to get involved with the business community. Explore the vast opportunities below!

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Military Affairs Committee

For almost 70 years, the Abilene community and Dyess Air Force Base have formed a unique and special relationship unparalleled in the history of the Air Force.

Hispanic Business Council

Facilitating the advancement and participation of Hispanic businesses by promoting education, training, advocacy and networking.

Leadership Programs

Abilene’s talent pool and leadership network aren’t just a driving force of our economy. It’s what separates us from the pack.

Redcoat Ambassadors

The Redcoats act on behalf of the Abilene Chamber as goodwill ambassadors and actively support the Chamber’s programs and its mission of furthering the city’s economic growth.

Big Country's Best Workplaces

The Best Workplaces process demonstrates the value of work-life balance and emphasizes the impact effective leadership and a good human resources team has on achieving successful business performance.

Small Business Week

An annual spotlight of the individuals and businesses who, through their independent entrepreneurial spirit, play a vital role in building the community and the economy.

Children's Business Fair

Based on Acton’s Children’s Business Fair, this one-day fair helps foster young entrepreneurs in Abilene by giving them a platform to experiment with owning their own businesses.

20 Under 40 (AYP)

An annual spotlight of the individuals under the age of 40 who are excelling in their career field.

West Texas Business Navigator

This program is  designed to reduce barriers to accessing critical resources for small businesses—with a focus on microenterprises, cooperatives, and businesses in the early stages of development.

Business Expo

Business Expo is the Abilene Chamber of Commerce's annual high-energy trade show where businesses and consumers connect in a dynamic business-to-business atmosphere.

Texas Farm Ranch & Wildlife Expo

The Texas Farm Ranch and Wildlife Expo (TFRWE) is a unique, one-of-a-kind agribusiness event that serves as an opportunity for vendors to interface directly with a combination of producers.

Economic Outlook

We help prepare businesses both large and small for the year ahead with our annual Economic Outlook. A partnership with the Abilene Regional Growth Alliance.

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration is the Chamber's annual party where we celebrate the past year, celebrate the future, and honor those who have helped shape that future.

Networking Opportunities

With an average of four networking opportunities a month, let us help you get connected to the people and resources our region has to offer.

Chamber in 60

Designed for members looking to begin, continue or further involvement with the Chamber. This event allows members to learn about the different offerings and how to start getting involved.