The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce hosts several signature events annually, including our Chairman’s Gala, two golf tournaments, the Valor Awards and the incredibly popular Christmas Parade.
Valor Awards, Presented by Great Wolf Lodge – The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce annual VALOR Awards honors and recognizes our outstanding public service, public safety and first responder professionals. A safe community is paramount to a strong economy, and we are proud to honor those in public safety functions by presenting awards to the men and women who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect and serve Troup County. The event is attended by more than 400 individuals, including award recipients and their families, and local leaders in the business community.
Peachy Greens Golf Tournament
Peachy Greens, Presented by Marsh McLennan – Tee it up against 40 teams on the Peachy Greens of Highland Country Club! Grab your clubs and business cards because it’s time for the Chamber Golf Classic. The annual Peachy Greens Fall Classic Golf Tournament was created 20 years ago as a networking event for Chamber members. This event is a fun and exciting day of golf as well as multiple interactive contests and tee box experiences to make sure everyone has a great time on the course. There are both morning and afternoon flights and awards/prizes for the winning team/players. Food, beverages, and tee gifts are included in the entry fee.
ChamberMasters Golf Tournament
ChamberMasters, Presented by Marsh McLennan – Azaleas and Transfusions! Find your best 2-man scramble partner to be crowned the coveted ChamberMasters Champions! The annual 2-man Spring Classic Golf Tournament is a great opportunity to network with other members, reputable small business owners and some of the area’s top executives. The day includes time at the practice range and the same great interactive contests as our fall tournament. This tournament is an afternoon shotgun start with food, beverages and tee gifts included in the entry fee.
Chairman’s Gala, Presented by Wellstar – The LaGrange Troup County Chamber of Commerce Annual Chairman’s Gala is our Premier event for Chamber members to come together and celebrate our successes as well as kicking off the new year as we install a new Board of Directors and Chairman. Attendees will enjoy this elevated and exquisite evening featuring fine cuisine, music, speakers, entertainment, and interactive activities. The following awards are presented: Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Ida Tarver Jones Volunteer of the Year, Otto Korth Diplomat of the Year, Jane Fryer, Tom Hall Innovation, Jane Fryer, and Commissioner Richard English, Jr. Lifetime Achievement.
The annual Christmas Parade is the largest holiday event in Troup County with thousands of residents and participants. Weaving throughout downtown LaGrange, the Christmas Parade is the official beginning of the Christmas Season in our community. Held the first Thursday after Thanksgiving, the Grand Marshal has the honor of “flipping the switch” to light the great Christmas Tree on the plaza in front of the Chamber. Originally organized through the Women’s Division of the Chamber, the first parade in 1980 followed the theme “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Today, the parade is planned with a host of volunteers who organize the floats, direct the traffic and ensure a wonderful event for the entire community.