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Events & Gatherings

Annual Events

State of the Valley Dinner

This event brings together civic and business leaders for a night of celebrating the year’s successes and learning about what lies ahead for our beautiful and historic Sonoma Valley.   Presentations from key elected officials and community leaders provide an overview of our community’s important trends and topics. In addition, the Sonoma Chamber will present its “Business of the Year” Award during the event.

Women In Leadership Luncheon

Our Women in Leadership Luncheon is an opportunity to connect with other businesswomen in Sonoma Valley and gain insight from exciting female leaders. Our keynote speakers vary in presentation topics and professions, but all have stories to tell about their professional journey. Women and Men are encouraged to attend, as wisdom goes beyond gender and insight is for all to hear. The Chamber presents the annual ‘Influential Woman Leader’ award during the event.

Meet the MayorMeet The Mayor

This cocktail hour event is held in January of each year. It is free and open to the public and is held at a local business within the city limits. The Mayor and Councilmembers usually say a few words to the public regarding the city and current challenges or issues. This event provides an opportunity for members of the public and the business community to share ideas with elected officials in a relaxed, casual environment.


This annual event works like a ‘expo’ for new businesses to introduce themselves. Any new business in the City of Sonoma can participate at no cost to showcase their goods and services to locals. In addition to the businesses, LOCALfest also provides an opportunity for local nonprofit organizations to introduce themselves to the community for fundraising and volunteer outreach needs. The community is invited to walk through the venue to see new products and services that are being offered.

Monthly Events

After Hours Networking

One Weekday evening per month from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

An informal social gathering held at a different Chamber business location each month. The objective is to encourage networking with local business professional and to introduce attendees with the host venue’s products, services and gathering spaces.  View calendar for locations of these great, ongoing networking opportunities.

Lunch and LearnLunch & Learn

The Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce offers a monthly Lunch and Learn series to bring quality, relevant tips, and tools to its members. Each session will have a different trainer/speaker and will allow for an interactive format to help attendees gain a better understanding of the subject area. This event is held at a local member restaurant one day per month from 11:30am until 1:00pm. The cost is $20 for members; $30 for nonmembers. View calendar for dates and locations each month.

Sonoma Art Walk

Every First Thursday of the Month, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  Walk the historic Sonoma Plaza and enjoy music, art, poetry, and dance while supporting your local businesses. This event pairs local Sonoma Valley artists with brick and mortar businesses to promote and support Art in the Valley. Check the website for more information:

Ribbon Cuttings

The Sonoma Chamber’s favorite activity!  We love celebrating the grand opening, relocation, remodel or other momentous occasion at one of our amazing local businesses.  Ribbon Cuttings typically have a brief presentation from local elected officials and the owner/operator of the business.  We encourage everyone in the community to join us as we welcome new businesses to Sonoma Valley! Check the calendar for upcoming celebrations.

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