The community is enriched and showcased thanks to the Signature Events of the Novato Chamber. 

SIGNATURE EVENTS

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Honors Dinner

January
Date

Novato
Location

200-300
Number of Attendees

NA
Number of Participating Businesses

NA
Participating Business Types

$65 - $80
Price Range for Participation

50-75
Volunteers

Description
Even though it is a new year, the Honors Dinner actually closes out the previous year. We recognize volunteers and businesses who supported the efforts of the Chamber and we announce our Small and Large Business of the Year. The Honors Dinner is the official, close to the previous year of events and opening of a new chapter.


#NovatoScream

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Scream on the Green

Friday Before Halloween & Saturday
Date

Sherman Avenue | Downtown
Location

3000-5000 families
Number of Attendees

50-60
Number of Participating Businesses

Community Event, nonprofits, food, performances. EACH BOOTH MUST DO A CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY
Participating Business Types

FREE TO ATTEND
Price Range for Participation

50-75
Volunteers

Description
The Novato Chamber's signature event dedicated to families and community! With City Hall Converted into a Haunted House and the Civic Green converted into a miniature carnival of games and fun, this is the North Bay's salute to screams and scary!


#NovatoScream

Leadership Novato Graduation

Second Wednesday in May
Date

Novato
Location

150-250
Number of Attendees

50 between the class and the beneficiaries
Number of Participating Businesses

Community Event
Participating Business Types

FREE TO ATTEND
Price Range for Participation

5-10
Volunteers

Description
After the 9-month Leadership Novato course, where 25 individuals are thrust into teams, we cumulate with a Graduation. The ceremony is meant to showcase the work of the students, the projects they have completed and to welcome them into the community as fully-fledged leaders for Shaping Tomorrow. 


#NovatoFAWM

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Novato Chamber Golf Tournament & Evening Program

Late Summer/Fall
Date

Novato
Location

300
Number of Attendees

50 between teams & sponsors
Number of Participating Businesses

All types
Participating Business Types

$150 - $4,000
Price Range for Participation

15-25
Volunteers

Description
A day on the course can really help solidify a partnership or client relationship. The Chamber gives you an amazing stage to build these bonds on one of the North Bay's premier Novato Courses. Join us for a day of gameplay as a volunteer, player or activity sponsor! Donate to the energetic and lively raffle and enjoy an evening of comradery in the lap of friendship.


#NovatoChamberGolf

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North Bay Business Expo & Community Showcase

Spring
Date

Varies 
Location

500-700
Number of Attendees

40-50
Number of Participating Businesses

food, nonprofits, business services, demonstrations, product awareness, tabling event.
Participating Business Types

$75 - $550
Price Range for Participation

15-25
Volunteers

Description
To give the businesses an opportunity to forge long-lasting bonds with potential customers and partners we hold an annual expo. We tear down the minutia of a traditional tradeshow and allow our participants to make real connections. 


#NovatoEXPO

Festival of Art, Wine, & Music

Second Saturday & Sunday in June
Date

Downtown Novato
Location

70,000 - 80,000 people
Number of Attendees

+200 booths
Number of Participating Businesses

food, art, commercial advertising, musicians, beverage booths, performance groups/musicians
Participating Business Types

$1000 - $3000
Price Range for Participation

300-500
Volunteers

Description
Each year the Novato Chamber hosts Marin's largest outdoor Festival. With music, games and always admission free, it is the official kickoff to summer. Over 70,000 attendees over the course of two days. Each year the festival brings something new and carries its own unique flavor.


#NovatoFAWM

WHY DO WE DO IT?

Signature Events are not easy to continue; but their benefit to the Novato business community and the residents is undeniable. The Chamber helps throw some of the North Bay's most unique and special events that help draw the community closer and showcase the best that Novato has to offer.

Other Annual Events

State of the City | Winter/Spring

Hosted by the Government Affairs and Business Education committee, the State of the City gives our residents and businesses the opportunity to meet key City officials and guage how well the community is doing on meeting goals.

Candidate Forum

In years where Novato residents are tasked to vote for local leaders, the Novato Chamber will hold a candidates forum. The Chamber may also hold forums for ballot measures and propositions.

Alumni Kickoff

Before we launch another year of Leadership Novato, the Chamber welcomes ALL alumni and past participants back! This gives the New class an opportunity to witness the legacy and the network that is the Leadership Novato program.

All County Mixer

Each year in July Novato Chamber and other Marin County chambers of commerce will come together for an annual mixer. The decision is agreed upon by the Marin County Chambers' CEOs and while Novato has traditionally assumed a leadership role in the processing and reservation process, the event is 100% joint with the Marin County chambers.

Mission & Values of the Novato Chamnber

The Novato Chamber believes in shaping tomorrow. As an organization, we are guided by our mission and five all-encompassing values.

The Values of the Novato Chamber

Board of Directors

Board members serve a term of 3 years and may serve two consecutive terms. Following a year off-duty, they may resume their service. The Board sets policy, general goals, vision and helps forge the path of the organization under the leadership of the Board President.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board members serve a term of 3 years and may serve two consecutive terms. Following a year off-duty, they may resume their service. The Board sets policy, general goals, vision and helps forge the path of the organization under the leadership of the Board President.

Board of Directors

Novato Chamber Policies

Just some general knowledge and conveniences regarding the Chamber's day-to-day operations. If you have questions or want to schedule an appointment etc. Know this page, it can help you!

Chamber Policies and Structure

Order New Badges

Order / Re-Order your Novato Chamber badges. Order your committee badge, board/ambassador badges, and now purchase replacement Leadership Novato Alumni Badges and a (new) general Membership Badge. Order form available online!

NEW BADGES

Did you know that you can join a committee to help put on signature events? Golf, Scream, and FAWM all have committees that help get the job done! 

Contact Novato Chamber Events if you are interested.

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Do You Have Questions? Contact the Novato Chamber Team!

If you have any questions about this page, the Novato Chamber's Signature Events, or hosting a Ribbon Cutting / Extended Hours, or Women in Business, click here to email Christina Niles!

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