Annual Chamber Events
Each year the Chamber of New Melle hosts events to support local businesses and bring the community together. We hope to see you at an event soon!
Ticket sales to this annual event are open to the community and friends of the community. It is an afternoon and evening spent with fun-loving people taking a $100 chance to win as much as $3500, $2500, or $1500 prizes.
A meal is provided with an open bar, music, and a poker room. There is a drawing approximately every 5 minutes eliminating a name from the drawing. The last man standing wins the prize!
Proceeds from previous years have been used in support of college and trade school scholarships, Christmas lights for the City of New Melle, and other miscellaneous community efforts.
Each year, prior to the event, the chamber organization designates which initiative the proceeds will support.
Easter Egg Hunt
The local businesses and chamber members sponsor and volunteer at this free event.
There are three age groups for the children's egg hunts. Some eggs have a number that corresponds with hundreds of prizes offered, including bicycles, balls, scooters, beach toys, etc.
There is also an adult hunt immediately following the children's hunt. It has an entry fee of $10-all proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Prizes for the adult hunt include alcohol, wine, restaurant gift certificates, etc.
New Melle Country Christmas
This free event takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Local businesses sponsor food booths, s'mores, hot chocolate, a magician show, balloon artists, face painters, cookie decorating, visits with Santa, a photo booth, cookies and punch, letters to Santa, walking Christmas Trees, Christmas carolers, hundreds of luminaries, Teddy Bears for Trevor (a local cause for Children's Hospital patients), and a canned goods drive. Santa even arrives via fire truck and leads a Christmas parade as he is departs.
This event takes place in the Spring and is a special dinner for the educational scholarship recipients and their families. All Chamber members are invited to attend, photos are taken of the awards ceremony, presentations are made, and the candidates share an introduction as well as their plans for the future.
This event is in organized in partnership with New Melle Sports and Recreation.
All proceeds support collegiate and trade school scholarships for local students.
Annual Christmas Party
This annual celebration is held at Sugar Creek winery for Chamber members and significant others. It serves as the December membership meeting as well.
The Chamber provides food and drinks for the evening and it is open to friends of the Chamber, in an effort to build participation.
Many community volunteers help us throughout the year and we take this event as an opportunity to properly thank them.