Annual Events

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber works hard to provide business development networking opportunities for all our members. We design and schedule events specifically to maximize your networking opportunities. Below is a list of our annual events:

After Business Networking Events

After Business Networking Evenings - Celebrating 33 Years  

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The After Business Committee plans affordable, first class, networking evenings from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm in a relaxed social setting at fun and unique Chamber Member venues.

Meet business professionals from small, medium and large organizations to network in September, February and June.

October, December and May After Business evenings are mini trade shows with exhibit space available, giving you the chance to market your products and services.

The April Regional Tradeshow is the largest After Business Event of the year and will be hosted at Caesars Windsor Augustus Ballrooms I & II on Thursday, April 14, 2016.

Enjoy complimentary appetizers, refreshments, door prizes and more as you connect with Essex County business professionals and Chamber Members.

The After Business Committee strives for first class events and encourages all members to attend.

Essex County's First and Original Business Professionals Networking Event. 

2016 - 2017 After Business Evenings

September 22, 2016 @ Fourteen Restaurant and Sky Lounge - Networking Only

October 21, 2016 @ ARIIUS Nightclub - Mini Tradeshow

December 15, 2016 @ Hiram Walker & Sons - Mini Tradeshow


Breakfast Meetings

Chamber early morning breakfast events are designed to be informative and provide information on topics of interest to our membership and the general business community.

Wake Up Windsor Essex

This networking leads program is designed to offer our members an opportunity to present their businesses to an intimate group. This event offers you a captive audience with opportunities to openly network before and after the event. Breakfast is provided.

Chairman's Gala

This event is a celebration of the work of the Chamber and the excitement generated by our community with businesses working together to build a strong network. Each year it takes on a different format and caters to the Chair of the Board of Directors.

On June 24, 2016  we honoured Peter K. Hrastovic, Partner at Shibley Righton LLP as our Lifetime Achievement Recipient.


Golf Tournament

80th Annual Golf Tournament presented by WFCU Credit Union at Essex Golf and Country Club on Monday, June 20, 2016.

Many thanks to all who participated as well as our sponsors WFCU Credit Union, G&K Services, AM800, Johnson, RBC, Rafih Auto Group, Windsor Star, Freeds. Essex Golf and Country Club was the perfect host for our 80th Annual Golf Tournament, Essex County's longest running Corporate Tournament.

Please join us in June 2017 for the 81st tournament. Details in the new year.


Holiday Party

HOLIDAY PARTY 2016 at St. Clair Centre for the Arts on Friday, December 9, 2016 6:00 pm - Midnight

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WE DO ALL THE WORK, YOU HAVE ALL THE FUN! This event will give small and medium sized companies an opportunity to celebrate with their staff, while at the same time mingling with other businesses. Let us take care of your office Holiday plans.


Throughout the year the Chamber hosts special guest speakers with informative topics for our membership and business community. Join us for a lunch session.

Some of our Annual Luncheons include Annual General Meeting & Luncheon, Distinguished Speaker Series, Economic Outlook, and Warden's Luncheon.

Policy and Solutions Forum

Policy & Solutions Forum presented by University of Windsor, St. Clair College, Unifor

This half-day Policy Forum featured in-depth policy solution sessions with industry leading guest speakers:

Hon. Perrin Beatty, President & CEO Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Jerry Dias, National President, Unifor

Ray Tanguay, Canadian/Ontario Auto Advisor

Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier, President of Treasury Board, Minister

Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure


Session 1 - Auto Sector's Importance to Ontario and Canada

Session 2 - Ideas for the Canadian/Ontario Auto Advisor - Ray Tanguay

Session 3 - Business and Labour