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Annual Events

Athens Christmas Open House

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This annual Christmas shopping tradition is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Spirit of Athens. Each year, the event is hosted the weekend before Thanksgiving and helps kick start the local holiday shopping season. Retail businesses in Athens participate in the Open House event by offering in-store specials, refreshments, and door prizes for the shoppers. Shoppers in downtown can enjoy carolers, visits with Christmas characters, a visit from Mrs. Claus and Santa, and carriage rides around the Courthouse. For participating merchants off the square, shoppers should be on the look-out for the “Christmas Elf on the Store Shelf” for a chance to win a special prize. This holiday shopping tradition is an event you don’t want to miss!

Limestone County Home and Garden Show

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A major community event held in the spring at the Limestone County Event Center. This event provides the opportunity for businesses to promote their products and services, as related to home and garden needs, to fellow businesses as well as to the public. This event is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Member Businesses. The show features over 70 home and garden exhibitors, one-site demonstrations, and activities for kids.

Chamber Annual Luncheon

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Each April, the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce hosts the Annual Chamber Luncheon event. The luncheon serves as the Chamber’s annual awards ceremony and provides an opportunity to recognize those involved in the mission and vision of the Chamber. The event is attended by Chamber members, city and county leaders, and community supporters. The Chamber recognizes volunteers and participants of Chamber sponsored activities and programs, recognizes Chamber Members celebrating milestone membership anniversaries, and recognizes the Chamber Board of Directors. The Chamber also awards Community Awards to recognize individuals in the community who impact Athens and Limestone County through their leadership. The Chamber’s community awards include: Business Person of the Year, Public Servant of the Year, and Citizen of the Year. The Chamber Annual Luncheon is a celebration to reflect on our accomplishments and plan for the future of the Chamber and the community.

Chamber Sporting Clays Tournament

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In 2014, the Chamber hosted its inaugural Sporting Clays Tournament. This non-traditional networking event is filled with business-to-business networking opportunities with a little competition to add to the fun. The event is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Member Businesses and is open to any Chamber Member to compete in the tournament. The event is held at the Limestone County Hunting Preserve located in Ardmore, AL.

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