• Events

  • Signature Events

    Every year Greater Lafayette Commerce hosts programs, networking, and community events which attract hundreds and sometimes thousands of participants.  Be part of a burgeoning community of leaders and decision makers by becoming a Sponsor or Investor.

  • Annual Events

  • Golden Apple Awards

    March 10, 2020
    Location:  W.L. Intermediate School

    The Golden Apple Awards honor five exceptional educators from the Greater Lafayette Community that have been nominated by past and present students, parents, and administration.

    Projected Attendance:  100+
    Audience:  Award winners and their families, school officials, investors, community, and volunteers.
    Registration Required:  No

    Investor Opportunities: View here

  • Business Expo

    April 15, 2020
    Location:  Legacy Courts

    The Business Expo features products and services from local businesses and organizations. This is an opportunity to showcase your business to companies and consumers in our area, gain qualified leads, and make valuable business connections.

    Projected Attendance:  500 consumers and 130+ vendors
    Audience:  Business owners and consumers
    Registration Required:  Vendors - Yes (Register here) | Attendees - No

    Sponsor Opportunities:  View here

  • Golf Outing

    June 8, 2020
    Location:  Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex

    The Golf Outing is an annual tournament full of networking, camaraderie and fun!  The tournament is a double shot-gun start with several prizes offered for players.  There are two flights, morning and afternoon.  Lunch and beverages included.

    Projected Attendance:  200+ golfers, plus 50 volunteers, sponsors and Greater Lafayette Commerce staff
    Audience:  Business leader and their clients and Greater Lafayette Commerce volunteers
    Registration Required:  Yes (Coming Soon)
    Cancellation Policy:  Registrations are non-refundable but fully transferrable

    Sponsor Opportunities:  View here
     

  • Boiler Bridge Bash

    August 20, 2020
    Location:  Downtown Lafayette

    Boiler Bridge Bash is the final event for the incoming freshman during their Boiler Gold Rush week.  Boiler Bridge Bash bridges together campus and community in a fun, relaxing environment in downtown Lafayette.

    Projected Attendance:  8,000+
    Audience:  Incoming Purdue University Freshman
    Registration Required:  Vendors - Yes (Coming Soon)
    Cancellation Policy:  Registrations are non-refundable but fully transferrable

    Sponsor Opportunities:  View here
     

  • Manufacturing Week

    September 28 - October 2, 2020

    Manufacturing Week is organized into 3 age groups serving K-12 students within our 9 regional counties. 

    1. Manufacturing tours for high school students (career preparation)
    2. Manufacturing expo for middle school students (career exploration)​
    3. Manufacturing workshops for elementary school students (manufacturing awareness)


    Projected Attendance:  3,000+
    Audience:  K-12 students, teachers and chaperones, investors, and volunteers.

    Investor Opportunities:  View here

     

  • Storefront Strategies: Retail Summit

    Date:  TBD - During "Downtown Development Week"
    Location:  TBD

    The Retail Summit focus is on what’s next for the retail industry. There will be a keynote address and breakout sessions for attendees. They will be provided with education and tools for retailers and the industries that service retailers.

    Projected Attendance:  100+
    Audience:  Retail and service industry ownership and management.
    Registration Required:  Yes (Coming Soon)
    Cancellation Policy:  Registrations are non-refundable but fully transferrable.

    Sponsor Opportunities:  View here

  • Quarterly Events

  • Career & Technical Education Awards

    Date:  TBD
    Location:  Greater Lafayette Career Academy

    The Career & Technical Education Awards recognize outstanding local high school junior and senior students that participate in the vocational programs in Tippecanoe County.

    Projected Attendance:  100+
    Audience:  Award winners and their families, school officials, investors, community, and volunteers.
    Registration Required:  Yes (Coming Soon)

    Investor Opportunities:  View here

  • Career Signing Day

    Date:  TBD
    Location:  TBD

    The Career Signing Day recognizes seniors in Tippecanoe County that have been offered jobs with a local business.

    Projected Attendance:  40+
    Audience:  Business leaders and families

    Sponsor Opportunities:  View here

     

  • Robotics in Manufacturing Camp

    Date:  TBD
    Location:  TBD

    The Robotics in Manufacturing Camp is designed to bring career awareness to students.  Students are introduced to a portion of the technologies that are used in manufacturing.

    Projected Attendance:  300+ students
    Audience:  K-5 students who attend the YMCA  and Boys & Girls Club camps

    Investor Opportunities:  View here

     

     

  • Purdue Football Kickoff Luncheon

    August 21, 2020
    Location:  Purdue Memorial Union

    The Purdue Football Kickoff Luncheon is a fun, energetic lunch kicking off the start of the Purdue football season.  Sit with a player at your table and hear from coaches and players.

    Projected Attendance:  600+
    Audience:  Purdue Athletics administration, coaching staff, businesses with connection to Purdue Athletics, players, families and fans.
    Registration Required:  Yes (Coming Soon)
    Cancellation Policy:  Registrations are non-refundable but fully transferrable

    Sponsor Opportunities:  View here

  • Annual Celebration

    October 15, 2020 (Tentative)
    Location:  TBD

    Annual Celebration is the membership event of the year, highlighting the successes of the Greater Lafayette Business Community.  Join us as we raise a glass to the companies and volunteers who partner with us to be the voice of business, create jobs and help our members thrive. This is a sit-down dinner with a networking reception.

    Projected Attendance:  500+
    Audience:  Area business leaders, dignitaries, strategic partners, volunteer leadership from the Greater Lafayette Commerce councils and board directors.
    Registration Required:  Yes (Coming Soon)
    Cancellation Policy:  Registrations are non-refundable but fully transferrable

    Sponsor Opportunities:  View here
     

  • Greater Lafayette Christmas Parade

    December 5, 2020
    Location:  Downtown Lafayette

    Downtown Lafayette will light up with holiday magic - join the community as we welcome the holiday season with a lighted Christmas parade.

    Projected Attendance:  5,000+
    Audience:  Community members, dignitaries, area business leaders and volunteers
    Registration Required:  Yes (Parade Entries - Coming Soon)
    Cancellation Policy:  Registrations are non-refundable but fully transferrable

    Sponsor Opportunities:  View here


     

  • Quarterly Development Series 2020

    Dates:  TBD
    Location:  The Trails Banquet Facility

    Four unique luncheons designed to deliver timely, important, and impactful messages.

    1.  State of the Cities & County:  Elected officials share the current state and outlook of our two great cities and county.
    2.  TBD
    3.  TBD
    4.  Economic Forecast:  Expert Economists in investment, industry, and academia discuss trends and factors that will impact our region, state, and nation. 

    Projected Attendance:  200+ (each luncheon)
    Audience:  Business leaders in the community, industries who work closely with business owners and managers, high level business professionals (bankers, attorneys, real estate brokers, etc.)
    Registration Required:  Yes
    Cancellation Policy:  Registrations are non-refundable but fully transferrable.

    Sponsor Opportunities:  View here

  • Live at Five

    Monthly
    Location:  TBD

    This event incorporates networking with an educational component.

    Projected Attendance:  100+
    Audience:  Greater Lafayette Commerce Members, Tippy Connect Members, Non-profit organizations, and potential members.
    Registration Required:  No

    Sponsor Opportunities:  View here

     

  • Monthly Events

  • Rise & Shine Greater Lafayette

    First Friday of the Month (September - May) excluding January
    Location:  The Outpost

    A breakfast event unlike any other around. Networking, content-driven program, door prizes, community outreach and fun! Don’t forget to bring your business cards.

    Projected Attendance:  200+
    Audience:  GLC members and potential members
    Registration Required:  Yes
    Cancellation Policy:  Registrations are non-refundable but fully transferrable

    Sponsor Opportunities:  Coming Soon
     

  • CoderDojo

    Strike:  2nd Saturday at Matchbox
    Imagine:  3rd Friday at Imagination Station
    River City:  3rd Tuesday at River City Community Center

    With the anticipated growth in technical careers, coding will become an increasingly important skill for our future workforce.  CoderDojo’s are free computer science clubs for K-12 students.  Students are invited to come explore their interest in coding and work alongside real-life computer science professionals.  Each event is unique! 

    Projected Attendance:  100+ monthly
    Audience:  K-12 students and families in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties, volunteers and presenters
    Registration Required:  Yes

    Sponsor Opportunities:  View here

  • Farmers Market

    Purdue University:  Thursdays in May - October
    Downtown Lafayette:  Saturdays in May - October

    The Lafayette Farmers Market and Purdue Farmers Market have some of the best vendors & local farmers selling produce & products in our community markets!

    Project Attendance:  200+ per market
    Audience:  Community
    Registration Required:  Vendors - Yes (Register here)

  • Business Strategies Series

    January 21,  April 28,  additional TBD
    Location:  TBD

    This quarterly series is a professional development series which provides tools and support to business members who are growing and evolving. The Business Strategies series offers insights into accomplishing business goals and to help business owners secure a competitive position in the market. Each session consists of content provided by professionals, Q&A and networking opportunities.  

    1.  Finance and Cash Flow - January 21
    2.  Detecting Early Warning Signs - April 28
    3.  TBD
    4.  TBD

    Projected Attendance:  80+
    Audience:  Entrepreneurs and small business owners
    Registration Required:  Yes
    Cancellation Policy:  Registrations are non-refundable but fully transferrable.

    Sponsor Opportunities:  View here

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  • Business INnovations Series

    Monthly
    Location:  Greater Lafayette Commerce Kirby Risk Boardroom

    Providing the latest information to business owners, regarding business and technology topics (e.g. tax reform, new tech for businesses, social media, etc.). Business owners will be able to use this information to defend against threats and to identify and exploit opportunities regarding their businesses. Events will consist of a presentation of the topic and Q&A.

    Projected Attendance:  30+
    Audience:  Entrepreneurs, business owners and management
    Registration Required:  Yes
    Cancellation Policy:  Registrations are non-refundable but fully transferrable

  • Small Business of the Month

    Fourth Wednesday of the Month (February - November)
    Location:  Old National Bank MARQ

    The Small Business of the Month program is designed to recognize the dedication, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit displayed by Greater Lafayette small businesses.  The award recipient is selected by the SBOM committee.

    Projected Attendance:  40 - 75
    Audience:  Award recipients, area business professionals, dignitaries and industries who work closely with the business being recognized
    Registration Required:  No