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Annual Programs and Events

Knowledge, networks and more

The Fort Worth Chamber hosts more than 100 events a year that fit your schedule, information needs, marketing goals and budget. Expand the tabs below to find out more about our major events and program series.

To sponsor or for more info contact:
Jennifer Vuduris
Development Director
817-338-3335

Annual Events

Annual Meeting

Held annually in May-June, nationally known keynote speakers inform and entertain chamber members on topics of the day. The prestigious BNSF Spirit of Enterprise Award is given to a local company that has made significant contributions to the development of the community. More than 800 people attend this popular event. Contact Monta Noe at 817-338-3331.

Forte Awards (Small Business of the Year)

Top honors go to a select group of small businesses in the Fort Worth area that have demonstrated “Best Practices” of entrepreneurship, such as sound business planning, fiscal responsibility and innovation in operating their business. 

State of the City Address

Every spring, the Mayor of Fort Worth addresses the Fort Worth Chamber membership on community successes and challenges, and outlines the priorities for the upcoming year. More than 1,200 business people and major media attend this community event.

State of the County Address

This event features the Tarrant County Judge who over sees the Commissioners Court, the central governing body of the county. Serving a population of over 1.8 million people, the Tarrant County Judge plays an integral role in the DFW regional approach to infrastructure needs and air quality, as well as overseeing the Courts administration of setting the tax rate and budget. The Vandergriff Award is presented to a person or company who has positively impacted Greater Tarrant County.

State of Public Education

Held in the fall, the Fort Worth ISD superintendent updates the business community on programs implemented during the previous school year, current test scores, new educational initiatives being launched during the upcoming school year, and challenges the district is facing.

Relationship Building / Networking Opportunities

Business After Hours

A great way to launch your involvement in the chamber or maintain existing business relationships, this member-only, casual networking event is held monthly in the evening at various locations around the area.

Congressional Summit

Become an advocate and gain access to the top DFW-area legislators and other key congressional leaders in Washington DC at this two-day event held bi-annually in the spring. The trip includes receptions, dinners and/or breakfasts, and briefings with Congressional leaders and high-level representatives from federal agencies.

Tarrant County Days at the Capitol

A biannual reception and/or breakfast held in the spring during the Texas legislative session which features briefings by Texas Senators and Representatives at the Texas Capitol in Austin. The event is hosted by the Tarrant County Coalition of Chambers and members from over 10 chambers attend the events. Click here to view our Public Policy page.

Chamber Engagement Insights

At this orientation, you’ll learn how to make your Chamber membership work for you, introduce yourself to dozens of business people, and learn how to be a better networker. You’ll also receive a list of everybody who registered to attend.

 

Business Information / Education

Impact Your Business

This series of programs is for the busy business executive or owner of a small business with lunch meetings addressing business issues, personal development, and up-to-date financial information.

Leader Insight Series

Connects members with the city’s biggest decision makers. Speakers include presidents and CEOs from some of Fort Worth’s oldest, newest, and most respected companies. 

Leaders in Government Series

Prominent elected and public officials discuss critical issues pertaining to business and the Fort Worth area.

Sports Series

Events that feature DFW sports owners or figures in major, minor or collegiate leagues.

Special Interest Groups

Area Councils

Area Councils enable members to get involved in the chamber at the grass-roots level through regularly scheduled luncheons featuring speakers addressing timely and important business issues relevant to the five areas of the metro area—north, southwest, west, east, and central. There are opportunities to get involved at the board level for your geographic area. Contact Netty Matthews at 817-338-3320.

Women's Insight Network (WIN)

A series of programs geared toward female executives highlight the increasing impact that women-owned and/or women-operated businesses have upon the local economy.

Vision Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Chamber’s Young Professionals program geared toward YPs looking for ways to enhance their careers, forge new relationships, and establishes themselves as potential community leaders. (www.visionfw.com) Contact Hope Moon at 817-338-3361.