Preview Guide: 149th Annual Dinner Experience

The Lancaster Chamber is honored to celebrate our resilient business community at this year’s 149th Annual Dinner Experience at Clipper Magazine Stadium on Wednesday, September 22 (rain date, September 23)!

The event will be packed with your favorite Annual Dinner moments – an inspiring message from organizational psychologist and best-selling author Adam Grant, a moment to honor four outstanding business leaders (meet all four award winners here!), live music from local band favorite Mama Tried, and an abundance of networking!

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions to keep in mind as you choose to purchase tickets, celebrate the business community, and support the Lancaster Chamber!

What is the format of the event? How does it work?

We are excited to welcome sponsors and attendees to Clipper Magazine Stadium – an untraditional venue for the Annual Dinner. Here’s a schedule with some context on what your ticket covers and how to prepare for the evening!

5 pm – 6 pm: RECEPTION

When you arrive to the venue, you will be directed to your coordinating reception area. Whether that’s a sponsor reception in the SkyBoxes or Broken Bat Bar or our attendee reception in the Concourse area, you’ll enjoy beer, wine and/or a signature cocktail, and plenty of delicious hors d’oeuvres by Otto’s Hospitality.

For those who have attended the event before: there is no formal, sit-down dinner, or tables. Your space will include some seating, high tops and, of course, the bleacher space. This segment of the evening is to enjoy food, beverages, and networking with other local business community members.

6 pm – 7:30 pm: SPEAKER & AWARDS

At 5:45 pm, we’ll begin to have all guests find their seats in the bleachers to prepare for the program portion of the evening. The dynamic program will include honoring our Entrepreneur of the Year, Small Business Person of the Year, the ATHENA award winner, and the Exemplar award winner (you can meet all four winners in our new announcement)! We’re also excited to be joined by Adam Grant, organizational psychologist and New York Times Best Selling Author, for a virtual fireside chat on leadership and business. As always, we have some other surprises up our sleeve!

7:30 pm – 9 pm: PARTY!

To end our evening, we’ll open up the infield of the stadium and enjoy music, networking, dessert, and more beverages on the field together! We can’t wait to create an atmosphere to foster relationships, meet new potential clients, and reconnect with your favorite businesspeople. We’ll end our night at 9 pm with fireworks!

What are my ticket options?

We hope you consider bringing your teams and employees to celebrate their resiliency, dedication, and hard work. We’ve created a special group ticket pricing structure to help this option!  

Group Ticket Option:
Purchase 5 – 9 tickets – $139 per ticket
Purchase 10 – 19 tickets – $134 per ticket
20+ tickets – $124 per ticket  

Please contact contact register@lancasterchamber.com to purchase group discounted tickets!

Individual Ticket Option: Each individual ticket is $149.

You can purchase tickets here.

Who is Adam Grant?

Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist. He studies how we can find motivation and meaning, and lead more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers, Fortune’s 40 under 40, and Oprah’s Super Soul 100. Grant is the author of multiple #1 New York Times best-selling books, including his most recent book Think Again, and his TED talks have been viewed more than 25 million times. Grant is a professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. We encourage you to follow Adam Grant on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to hear his fascinating leadership insights and perspectives.

How are you preparing for the ever-changing COVID-19 landscape?

The Lancaster Chamber is committed to creating safe and healthy events. We base our event guidance on CDC guidelines and will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves. The event is primarily outdoors. We are asking those who are not vaccinated to wear a mask. Masks are optional for those that are vaccinated. To make our community (and therefore our event!) safer, we are recommending vaccination.

We greatly appreciate your support of this event, the Lancaster Chamber’s major annual fundraiser. With your support, we are able to continue equipping, serving, and representing business through events, programs, resources, and advocacy.

For those who are registered – please share this information with your guests. If you aren’t registered yet, get tickets now!