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Signature Events

Denim & Diamonds Awards Night

Break out your favorite jeans or denim jacket ...and add a little sparkle. Our signature event allows us an opportunity to meet everyone in person in a relaxed setting and provide recognition to our local award winners. This is our most attended event of the year! Awards are given to the Canal Winchester Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Pillar of the Community, and Member of the Year (selected by the Executive Director).

Your reservation includes a drink ticket, heavy appetizers and dessert. There will be live music, a digital silent auction, awards presentation, and entertainment options for picture opportunities. This event requires a reservation for members and non-members. Sponsorship opportunities are available for members only. Refer to our Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities page for more information.

Nomination Process

It's that time of year to honor Canal Winchester's local leaders!

Do you know a business, individual or pillar in the community who deserves to be recognized? We are now accepting award nominations through December 22nd.


Review the following categories and make sure your nominee meets the criteria in their respective category. Write a brief description (2-3 sentences) as to why they deserve the nomination.

NOTE: If you are unsure if they are a current member, please reach out to Tera Bell at to confirm.


  • Business of the Year
  • Business Person of the Year
  • Pillar of the Community Award

Winners will be announced early 2024 after voting has concluded. If you would like to nominate someone for one of the following categories you can submit your nomination here.

Schedule of Events

6pm - 7pm

  • Live music
  • Bar in museum open with drafts and cocktails (cash bar)
  • Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres
  • Digital Silent auction
  • Selfie Stand
  • Table decorating begins

7pm - 8pm

  • Heavy Appetizers and dessert served

8pm - 9pm

  • Silent auction closes and table decorating winners announced
  • Award Presentation with local dignitaries begins


  • Collect silent auction winnings



2024 Pickleball Tournament

We have some exciting news! In 2024, the Pickleball Tournament will replace our traditional Connections on the Course Golf Outing. This will be a Pickleball elimination bracket challenge for experienced players. For those new to pickleball, there will be a Clinic for beginners who would like to learn how to play the game. Hosted in May or June 2024 at Pickle & Chill.


More detail to come!

8th Annual Running Scared 5K
& Community Health Fair

Enjoy the best event of the fall season by joining the Canal Winchester Chamber for the 8th Annual Running Scared 5K and 1-Mile Family Run/Walk presented by Nationwide Children's Hospital. Grab your costumes and let's get moving! We will have an awesome newly designed participation shirt, race bib, and medal for all registrants. This year, our in-person event will take place on October 26, 2024. Location is still to be determined.


Register for the Running Scared Race!

What do you get when the Canal Winchester Chamber creates a 5K? A scary good time. Be part of the Running Scared 5K. Run, walk, stroll your way to a spooky fun time in your best costume!

  • Stretch Clinic (15 mins prior to race) by Nationwide Children's
  • Spooky Spotify Playlist
  • T-Shirt, race bib, and custom metal
  • Costume Contest with PRIZES!
Health Fair

We are hosting the 3rd Annual Health Fair, presented by Diley Ridge Medical Center.  Health Care professionals around our community will be promoting healthy living and performing general wellness assessments. Each booth will provide useful information, services, games, and giveaways. The Health Fair is free and open to the public.

  • Health Screenings
  • Blood Pressure checks
  • Stroke Assessments
  • Fitness Assessments
  • Mental Health Screenings
  • Flu Shot Clinic (come get your seasonal flu shot!)
  • Healthy activities and simple diagnostic testing
  • And much more!

Registration for a Health Fair Booth is free for Canal Winchester Chamber members; the non-member fee is $100. Booths will include one table and two chairs.

If you are interested in a booth, please email our office at


Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event! Please reach out to our office for more information and availability. You can email us at or call 614-837-1556.