Chamberfest Royale 2023

31st Annual ChamberFest Royale

November  2, 2023
5:30-10 pm

Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center


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The Chamber’s 31st annual Monte Carlo-style night features numerous local restaurants and caterers with FREE samples of their finest cuisine, beverages of your choice, a full casino with interactive games (only accepting Chamber Chips), Blackjack, Craps, Poker tables, AND Silent auctions overflowing with FABULOUS items!!

Awesome things we’ll bring back for 2023:
Slot Machines!
Video Horse Racing on the BIG screens!

Pricing: $30 in advance or $40 at the door.
Price includes Chamber Chips, 2 beverage tokens, and a Grand Prize Drawing Ticket.

Register today to purchase your tickets!
(All tickets purchased in advance will be picked up at the door on November 2.)

Promote your business through a ChamberFest sponsorship!

Click here for Sponsorship Form–coming soon!

Volunteer Sign Up Form–coming soon!

Prize Donation Form–coming soon!

Contact Julie Klingler at 419-222-6045 or for more information.

*Must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event.*


Drew Dudley

Drew Dudley: Creating Cultures of Leadership

Friday, November 17
1:00-4:00 PM
VENUE: University of Northwestern Ohio – Racers Station

Sponsorship for this event is now available!

The Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce renowned leadership speaker, Drew Dudley will be joining us for an upcoming leadership event at the UNOH campus on Friday, November 17, 2023, from 1:00-4:00 PM.
Dudley is known for his captivating talks on leadership, personal development, and creating cultures of excellence. During the event, he will share his insights and experiences, providing practical tips and strategies that can be applied in both personal and professional settings.
Dudley’s TEDx talk “Everyday Leadership” has been viewed over 6.4 million times and praised by Time, Business Insider, and Inc. magazine. Dudley is the founder of Day One Leadership, where he works with individuals and organizations around the world to unlock their leadership potential.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of the most influential voices in leadership today. Mark your calendars and register now to secure your spot at this exciting event.

Lunch is included in the cost of all ticket levels!
This event is made possible by our wonderful sponsors, including Presenting Sponsor University of Northwestern Ohio. All other sponsorship opportunities are available.

Are YOU interested in sponsorship to build your business?


Wake, Rattle, & Roll





Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to start your day off right and make valuable connections. Mark your calendars for our Wake, Rattle, & Roll event, and get ready to kickstart your networking journey. We look forward to welcoming you and helping you grow your professional network!

The program starts at 7:30 AM – Arrive at 7:00 AM for registration and networking – make sure to bring your business cards!!

Coming Soon!

Small Business = Big Impact
How Our Small Business Partners are Making it Big in our Region
We are excited to announce this Wake, Rattle, & Roll will feature a Small Business Panel and a celebration of Shop Small. This event is designed to share stories and provide support and resources for small business owners in our community, while also promoting the importance of shopping local this holiday season. 

Women in Business “Jollification”

Join us for a special Women in Business Luncheon event this holiday season! This is a great opportunity to network with other like-minded women in business while enjoying a festive and jolly atmosphere.

Our luncheon will feature engaging keynote speakers sharing holiday tips, a fabulous array of table sponsors, and a fantastic lunch catered by a Chamber member.
Come prepared to connect, share, and learn from other women in business. Don’t miss out on this special event that promises to be both productive and enjoyable!

Jollification!  Join the Chamber Holiday Shoppe!
Secret special guest appearance–be ready for selfies!

Businesses, Reserve Your Table Today!
Click here for Jollification Table Sponsor Form


More Info / Register  

Civics Bee

National Civics Bee®: Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce

Monday, January 8, 2024 at
11:59 PM

The National Civics Bee® is an annual competition that encourages young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. In the first round of the contest, local 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will participate in an essay competition. Judges will then select 20 finalists to participate in the local competition: a live quiz event testing civics knowledge. Then, the top 3 students from each local competition will advance to the state competition. 

Identify a problem facing your community. How might a citizen solve the problem? Write a 500-word essay that includes the following:

  • What is the problem, and how do different members in your community or neighborhood view it?
  • What civic principles or systems could help to address the problem?
  • What is your idea or recommendation for solving the problem?
  • What primary sources, such as the Declaration of Independence or the United States Constitution, provide supporting evidence or examples for your idea or recommendation?
  • How might members of your community or neighborhood bring your idea or recommendation to life?

Judging Criteria 

Your essay will be evaluated based on how well you:

•    Demonstrate an understanding of civics.
•    Acknowledge and address opposing points of view.
•    Acknowledge and address at least one Founding Principle and one Civic Virtue.
•    Use primary sources, like newspapers, data, historical documents, images, or other documents that relate to your idea.
•    Clearly describe an idea innovative or new to you.

Local Prizes
First Place: $500 cash prize
Second Place: $250 cash prize
Third Place: $125 cash prize

State Prizes
First Place: $1,000 cash prize 
Second Place: $500 cash prize 
Third Place: $250 cash prize 

Each finalist receives a certificate.