Lima’s Pitchfest

The PITCHFEST competition is sponsored by Greater Lima Region, Inc. and features two categories of interest for all entrepreneurs in the eight-county region.

  • There is a start-up category and an emerging category. The start-up category is for all entrepreneurs that want to receive funding to start a new business.
  • The emerging category is for any business already in operation for 1-3 years.
  • The competition will award $10,000 worth of cash and prizes.

Submissions are accepted August 1-September 30, 2020. In order to participate in the PITCHFEST:

  • written business plan
  • summary (3-5 sentences) of why you want to pitch
  • send to no later than September 30, 2020.

Real American Sunrise

Rise and shine with the Chamber of Commerce! Join us and over 100 other business leaders at this newly revamped monthly breakfast meeting to learn about what is going on within the Greater Lima Region’s Communities.

The program starts at 7:30 am – Arrive early for registration and networking – make sure to bring your business cards!!

The cost of the event is $5 for members and $7 for non-members – includes continental breakfast. No advance registration is necessary for this program. 

Women in Business

This quarterly Women In Business luncheon is developed by women, for women.
Topic:  Professional Development

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For additional information as to how you can promote your business at the Women In Business, luncheon contact the Programs Team at 419.222.6045 or

*Registration cancelations MUST be received one (1) week prior to the event for a refund*

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Chad Hymas Seminar

Join us for a live and interactive seminar featuring
Chad Hymas as he discusses how to

“Peak Performance During a Pandemic”

Battle of positive attitude, finding joy, & adaptation does not start when it’s over, the time is NOW!

Are you ready to energize, educate, engage, and entertain your team? 
Chad Hymas will not only inspire your workforce…he will leave them with an experience that will last a lifetime and tools that can be implemented immediately.

Now more than ever it is imperative to stay engaged as families, organizations, and humankind.

If there is one thing that is constant in our personal and professional lives, it is CHANGE! You and I live In an era of unprecedented change and constant challenges.

Chad Hymas is an example of how to deal with change and challenges. On April 3, 2001, Chad’s life changed instantaneously when a falling one-ton bale of hay broke his neck leaving him a quadriplegic. Doctors said he would never walk again and that for the rest of his life he would be confined to a wheelchair. But Chad’s dreams were NOT paralyzed that day. Likewise, each of us here at Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce will at times face challenges that might try to paralyze us. But they don’t have to!

Chad is now a world-class wheelchair athlete playing basketball, full contact quad rugby, and he races marathons. Chad set a new world record by wheeling a personal marathon of over 500 miles from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas. Yet Chad counts as his greatest accomplishment the fact that he remains a devoted husband to his loving wife, Shondell, and proud father to their three children.

His message is powerful, and his accomplishments are amazing! So get ready to SOAR as Chad shares with you? Who Needs Legs When You Have Wings??


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