Signature Annual Events
Annual AFC Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces
The annual Salute is an event of the Chamber’s Armed Forces Committee. Scheduled each year in July, the event is a tribute to the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces in Guam. The Chamber recognizes the important role of the U.S. military’s presence in the Western Pacific and considers it an honor and privilege to be able to express our appreciation for what the armed forces does each day in defense of our freedom.
Annual Amateur Golf Tournament Fundraiser
An annual "fun"-raising golf tournament is one of the Chamber’s most successful and enjoyable annual events. The day begins with an informal lunch, golf with four hole-in-one prize opportunities, exceptional awards for the top three teams, dinner, and raffle prizes. The event offers an excellent networking opportunity for members. Proceeds from the tournament support community projects of the Guam Chamber of Commerce. This year’s tournament was held on March 15, 2012 at Starts Golf Course in Dededo.
Save the Date: March 14, 2013
Annual Christmas Festival
A community-wide festivity held annually at the Skinner Plaza in Hagåtña, Guam’s capital is sponsored by the Chamber and is supported by the Guam Visitors Bureau and the First Lady of Guam. The Christmas Festival is the business community’s way of saying “Thank You!” to the people of Guam for their patronage throughout the years. Highlights include a children’s mini-parade, entertainment, food vendors, Santa’s Workshop and a visit with Santa. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, November 24, 2012.
Annual Small Business Expo & Outreach
An annual event for small business owners, managers and their representatives on Guam and Micronesia to network with Chamber member companies and organizations such as the U.S. SBA, Pacific Islands Small Business Development Network and others that can offer services, leads and products to meet their business needs. Chamber members are provided the opportunity to showcase their products or services to a captive audience, allowing them to gain exposure, develop new leads, and expand their customer base. The event highlights include a seminar or workshop often associated with the theme chosen for the annual program, an after hours mixer and the announcement of the Annual Small Business Excellence Award recipient. This year’s Expo event was held on June 28, 2012.
Annual Summer Youth Swimming & Water Safety Program
A drug prevention effort offering positive alternatives to children ages 5 – 15 years is offered each summer. Since 1996, over 1900 children participated in this prevention program. Over a six-week period, participants:
- Learn how to swim or swim better;
- Learn about water safety; and
- Participate in drug abuse presentations led by trained youth leaders from the Youth for Youth Organization. Workshops focus on building self-esteem and self-confidence, increasing awareness and knowledge about drugs, stress management, suicide prevention, and problem-solving/decision making.