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Annual Events

Bi-Annual Fall Breakfast

Bi-Annual Fall Breakfast

Bi-Annual Meetings are held twice a year, in April for spring and approximately September for fall. All members are encouraged to attend these meetings. This is a great way to get to know other members while discussing past and future events as well as current issues within Jefferson County. A special guest speaker is usually in attendance for the Fall Bi-Annual meeting.

Bi-Annual Spring/Installation Breakfast

Join us as we welcome and officially install our new and returning Board Members to the Jefferson County Growth Association during the Bi-Annual Spring Meeting/Installation Breakfast. The induction ceremony is usually performed by the Jefferson County Missouri Executive, or other county official. This event is held sometime in April. This is a great opportunity for our members to network with friends and colleagues over a delicious breakfast while discussing past and future events as well as current issues within Jefferson County all while meeting the JCGA Board.

Bi-Annual Spring-Installation Breakfast
Bottleneck Bridge Ride

Bottleneck Bridge Ride

The Bottleneck Bridge Ride is presented by the Festus Tourism Commission, the City of Festus, Trailnet, and the Jefferson County Growth Association.

Leaving from the festival atmosphere on Festus' Main Street, with routes ranging from 17 to 67 miles, the ride takes you through town centers and on country back roads of Jefferson County, with rest stops at local wineries, restaurants, and historical sites such as the Sandy Creek Covered Bridge.

For the kiddos, we have Strider races brought to you by Living Life on 2 Wheels. Come for the bike ride and stay for the live music, dining, and shopping.

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Candidates Forum

The Candidates Forum is an event held during major election years, co-hosted with Jefferson College. It provides an opportunity for the candidates running for office to be heard. The event is typically held in the evening and is free of charge..

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Businesswomen's Group

JCGA Businesswomen’s Group Storyteller Social

~ Women Empowering Women ~

The Jefferson County Businesswomen's Group has been formed to help bring awareness to the Leading Ladies of Jefferson County. To allow a means of networking for future entrepreneurs, and sharing their stories of how they have succeeded to where they are today! We are not about solicitation, this is a place where you can come, sit and listen to these engaging life-changing stories. The Businesswomen's Group will host quarterly socials, all held at Villa Antonio Winery.

JCGA Annual Golf Classic

The JCGA Golf Classic has become a yearly tradition, making 2024 as our 35th Annual Golf Classic! To switch it up, the Jefferson County Growth Association rotates through various golf courses within Jefferson County. Space is limited to 36 teams. All packages include green fees, golf cart, putting green, light lunch, drinks on the course, goodie bag and of course a wonderful day of golf with your JCGA friends! We offer several sponsorship opportunities with different levels of perks as well as chances to win prizes and flight awards such as the Men and Women's Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Hole in One Challenge, and a Booze Barrel Raffle. In addition to a great day, this a fantastic way to market your company. We invite you to support this worthwhile event through your sponsorship, while reaching the premier business professionals within Jefferson County, Missouri.

Be sure to round up your family, friends or co-workers and we will see you on the golf course!

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Jefferson County Together

Join us for an amazing networking event called Jefferson County Together, co-hosted by “All Five Chambers of Commerce” in Jefferson County (Arnold Chamber, De Soto Chamber, Hillsboro Chamber, Northwest Jefferson County Chamber, Twin City Area Chamber). This fast-paced and fun event is open to local businesses and draws in over 250 people. Come and share your business information with other professionals – it's free and a great opportunity to help your business grow!

Jeffersonian Banquet Awards Ceremony

Leadership...  Enduring commitment...  Extraordinary dedication and service to Jefferson County...

Every other year in the fall, Jefferson County Growth Association recognizes the outstanding efforts of individuals, organizations, and both small and large businesses committed to promoting economic and civic progress in Jefferson County. We come together for an elaborate dinner, and an evening dedicated to honoring those who have been chosen.

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Legislative Forum

Legislative Forum

The Legislative Breakfast allows the JCGA to provide opportunities for interacting with, and hearing from Jefferson County Federal & State elected officials. Each May elected representatives at the local, county, state and federal levels provide a wrap-up of their legislative sessions and activities.

State of the County

Each January or February the Jefferson County Growth Association convenes over 300 community leaders to hear the Jefferson County Missouri Executive deliver the State of the County Address. Prior year accomplishments, priorities and finances are discussed and what is planned for the coming year are highlighted for the Jefferson County area.

The location for the State of the County Breakfast rotates among Jefferson County Public School Districts for two consecutive years each.

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