Program and Event Guide


Programs & Events


Visit your online event calendar to register for the programs below or contact Elizabeth Chamber at or (502) 899-2523 for more information. Dates listed below are subject to change.


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We hold 5:05 After Hours networking events from 5:05 – 7:00 p.m. on the last Thursday at different Chamber member businesses each month. Typically, 30-40 members attend the 5:05s, and the event is free for members and non-members with no registration required. Check our online event calendar for this month’s location.


Ambassadors are volunteers who build relationships with our Chamber’s newest members, facilitate networking among members, and encourage meaningful participation and involvement in Chamber programs.

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More than 100 Chamber members, elected officials and guests attend the Chamber’s Annual Meeting. The meeting includes dinner, a review of the Chamber’s work over the past year, an overview of the year ahead, and a presentation of the Chamber’s business awards.

Business Expo

Chamber of St. Matthews’ Business Expo is hosted by our Chamber and features 60-70 displays from Chamber member businesses.

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This orientation for new Chamber members, new employees, or managers of current member organizations, and those who would like a Chamber refresher traditionally this event draws an attendances of approximately 40 people. Attendees include new members, Chamber Board members and Staff, committee members and Ambassadors. The event is free for members and registration is required. Check out our online event calendar for the next orientation’s location.


Day at the Races

This event is a great opportunity to entertain current and prospective clients, employee outing or a family get-together. This event is hosted in Millionaire’s Row at Churchill Downs, in the Fall and Spring. Our Fall 2014 date is Thursday, November 6, 2014. It includes a Chef’s Table, Programs, Premier Millionaire’s Row Seating, Second Chance and at a great price with fellow business people from across the city. For more information please contact the Chamber office at 502-899-2523, or email the office at


St. Matthews Street Festival

This day-long festival held on Frankfort Avenue between Lexington Road and Bauer Avenue highlights the community’s businesses, history, cuisine, and style. It also showcases the area’s retailers, restaurants, and live entertainment. Family fun and activities include the Kidz Zone, Fun Zone and Wellness Fair. The St. Matthews Street Festival is looking for vendors who have something special, unique or delicious to share with people. All businesses are encouraged to participate!

Halloween Festival in Brown Park

1385452_557529990982724_520063543_nOver 2,000 children attend every year, families walk along the paths of Brown Park collecting goodies from area businesses who will be set up along the way. This event is open to members and non-members to exhibit and is completely FREE!

Light Up St. Matthews Winter Festival

Each year thousands of kids line up to see the lights flip on at Brown Park, there are pictures with Santa, Carriage Rides, a Petting Zoo, and great family fun for everyone! And the best thing about it is that it’s completely FREE!

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Our Monthly Business Meetings include informative, entertaining, and motivating speakers. The Business meetings are traditionally held each month on the third Wednesday. These events rotate between breakfast and lunch.

Networking at Noon

This is a no cost event that is set up as a One-Hour Networking blitz. It is held the second Thursday of each month at the Chamber on the 3rd floor. It is limited to 10-12 people, and each one must be from a different industry. RSVP is required.