Annual Events

hat’s work without a little bit of fun? We host several annual events for members and the public. Each includes sponsorship and promotional opportunities exclusively for our members.

Business After Hours Expo

Part B2B networking opportunity, part business exposition, part happy hour–the annual Business After Hours Expo features 65 exhibitors and attracts hundreds of other professionals and curious members of the general public.

Reverse Drawing

Who wants to win $10,000? More like, who doesn’t?! Every August we put on the hottest party in town with dinner, dancing, a silent auction, free rides home AND the chance to win $10,000! Every year we choose a new theme and our guests go all out making it come to life!

Celebrating Business Awards Luncheon

The Celebrating Business Awards Luncheon is held every February to honor the best of the best in local business. Members and the public are invited to join the Chamber for an elegant lunch while honoring members of the local business community for their contributions to Carteret County.

Claus Crawl

This festive event is put on by our Connect Carteret young professionals group every December. Participants dress up in their finest tacky holiday gear and hit the town of Beaufort for drinks, food, and an after party featuring live music, raffles and a costume contest.

Cookies for Our Troops

This festive event is put on by our Connect Carteret young professionals group every December. Participants dress up in their finest tacky holiday gear and hit the town of Beaufort for drinks, food, and an after party featuring live music, raffles and a costume contest.

Military Fun Days

Our Military Affairs Committee hosts two fun days for service members each year. In the spring, we invite active duty military families to Family Fishing Day, where they can fish off the pier, play beach games, enjoy lunch and each kid gets to take a fishing rod home! In the fall, MAC hosts Military Fun Day at the Cape, where service members can enjoy a catered lunch and take a free ferry ride out to Cape Lookout for a day at the beach.