Chamber Golf Classic
Sep
28
7:00 AM07:00

Chamber Golf Classic

On Saturday, September 28, the Taft Chamber will be hosting the 16th Annual Golf Classic at Buena Vista Golf Course.

Great exposure for your business in sponsorships and networking at the event.  Teams of 4 are $500, scramble format, shotgun start at 7am. Registration includes a goodie bag, entry into tournament play including the putting contest and $20,000 for a hole-in-one on all par 3’s, green fees, carts, and lunch following the tournament.

Register here!

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Taft Fireworks Show
Jul
4
5:00 PM17:00

Taft Fireworks Show

Join us on Thursday, July 4, 2019 for the Taft Fireworks Show. Event features bounce houses, food and craft vendors, a beer garden, and live music from American Bred. Vendors can sign up here.

Fireworks Show begins at 9pm and is entirely free to the community. Consider making a donation to allow this event to continue for no charge. Mail checks to 400 Kern Street or donate during Fund the Fireworks on May 3 and June 7.

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11th Annual Chamber Car Show
May
18
7:00 AM07:00

11th Annual Chamber Car Show

11th Annual Car, Truck, and Bike Show
Rails to Trails, Downtown Taft, CA
Saturday, May 18, 2019
7am-3pm

Entry forms and sponsorship opportunities are available through the Chamber online store. ($25 pre-register, $30 day of the show)  First 100 entrants will receive a goodie bag. Pre-register by Friday, May 10 to receive a goodie bag, dash plaque, and t-shirt in your selected size.  Entries received after May 10 will not be guaranteed a t-shirt and goodie bag.  Day of show registrants will be charged $30 to enter.  Vendors accepted as well.

Cruise Center Street on Friday night for the Pre-Party!  Stay overnight at one of our local hotels for a fun weekend in Taft.

Register your vehicle or vendor booth here!

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TUHS Hall of Fame Awards
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

TUHS Hall of Fame Awards

Join TUHS for the Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 6pm.  This year's event will be held in the Mullen Gym at Taft Union High School.  Contact Kathy at 661-765-2165 for more information.  Tickets available through the Chamber online store and at 400 Kern Street in Taft.

2019 TUHS Hall of Fame Awardees:

Dr. Dick Barnes
Dr. Harvey Trop
Dr. Paula Gordon
Mike McCormick

Reserve your table and tickets here.

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State of the City Luncheon
Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

State of the City Luncheon

Taft Chamber Annual State of the City Luncheon
Thursday, April 4, 2019
12pm @ OT's Cookhouse - $15

Join us for lunch with our local community leaders, elected officials, and guests. Our speakers will discuss the future of Taft and reflections of the past year.

Guest Speakers:

Julie Graves, Taft City School District
Blanca Cavazos, Taft Union High School
Dr. Deb Daniels, Taft College
Damon McMinn, Taft Police Department

Reserve your spot HERE!

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Installation & Awards Ceremony
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Installation & Awards Ceremony

  • Taft Transit Center, Oildorado Room (map)
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The Taft Chamber of Commerce is hosting our Annual Installation and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Taft Transit Center, Oildorado Room. The theme for the event is “Gold and Glam: A Toast to Taft.”

Award recipients for 2018 include:

Business Man of the Year: Rich Miller, Roger Miller Insurance Agency
Business Woman of the Year: Dominique Strand, OT Cookhouse
Business of the Year: Roots Eatery, Mike and Debbie Perry
New Business of the Year: Hey Girl, Go Fly, Jolene Easley and Robyn Gullo
Volunteer of the Year: Jan Ashley
Community Service Award: Carlos Chavira, Flaco’s Tacos
Youth Leadership Awards: Jonah Armstrong, Bryson Ginn, and McKenlee Wescott 

Purchase tickets HERE or at 400 Kern Street or make your reservations by calling 661-765-2165.

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Santa Fun Run 5k
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Santa Fun Run 5k

Join the Taft Chamber on Saturday, December 15, 2018 for the Santa Fun Run 5k. Pre-register to get a free event t-shirt! Dress in your favorite Santa or holiday outfit for a chance to win awards and prizes. This is a family-friendly, fun event!

No entry fee, but please bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need our community

Click HERE for Entry Form

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Photos with Santa
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Photos with Santa

Join us on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Westside Furniture for the annual Photos with Santa. Bring your family and let Santa know what you want for Christmas!

Thank you to TUHS CTEC for your assistance in taking the photos.

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Trout Fishing Derby - Nov 17
Nov
17
6:00 AM06:00

Trout Fishing Derby - Nov 17

Annual Taft Chamber Trout Derby - November 17, 2018 @ Buena Vista Lake
6am - 2pm
Gates open at 6am
Weigh-In by 2:15pm

$1,000 Grand Prize for heaviest trout caught
Plus
1st-6th place prizes in adult category and 1st-3rd place prizes in lower age categories

Call 661-765-2165 for more information.  Registration being accepted at Bob's Bait Bucket, Cope's Tackle and Rod, and Taft Chamber.

Online Registrations have ended. You can register in person at the 3 locations or at the derby on Saturday - BACK GATE ONLY

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Taft Candidate Forum
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Taft Candidate Forum

The Taft District Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Candidate's Forum on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at OT Cookhouse for the upcoming general election. This Candidate's Forum is designed to give the voters on the Westside of Kern County an opportunity to hear from the candidates themselves; featuring Taft City Council, Kern County Supervisor, State Assembly, State Senate, and US Congress candidates.

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TUHS Hall of Fame Awards
Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

TUHS Hall of Fame Awards

Join TUHS for the Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6pm.  This year's event will be held in the Mullen Gym at Taft Union High School.  Contact Kathy at 661-765-2165 for more information.  Tickets available through the Chamber online store and at 400 Kern Street in Taft.

Reserve your table and tickets here.

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Kudos & Cocktails - Chamber Awards Ceremony
Feb
8
5:30 PM17:30

Kudos & Cocktails - Chamber Awards Ceremony

Tickets $30
Event sponsorship
--$100 (2 tickets and recognition)
--$500 (VIP reserved table of 8 and recognition)

Join us as we install our new Board of Directors and recognition outstanding achievements in our community.  Classic cocktail party including food, drinks, and fun!

Tickets available by calling 661-765-2165 or registering online HERE!

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Photos with Santa & Cruise Night in Taft
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Photos with Santa & Cruise Night in Taft

Come down to West Side Furniture and get your photo taken with Santa!  TUHS CTEC will be taking photos of your families, and children can tell Santa everything they want for Christmas!  FREE!  Stay downtown for some holiday shopping and Cruise Night on Center Street.

Friday, December 1 @ 6pm @ Westside Furniture, located at 617 Center Street

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Trout Fishing Derby Nov 18, 2017
Nov
18
6:00 AM06:00

Trout Fishing Derby Nov 18, 2017

Annual Taft Chamber Trout Derby - November 18, 2017 @ Buena Vista Lake
6am - 2pm
Gates open at 6am
Weigh-In by 2:15pm

$1,000 Grand Prize for heaviest trout caught
Plus
1st-6th place prizes in adult category and 1st-3rd place prizes in lower age categories

Call 661-765-2165 for more information.  Registration being accepted at Bob's Bait Bucket, Cope's Tackle and Rod, and Taft Chamber

Register HERE

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14th Annual Golf Classic
Oct
14
7:00 AM07:00

14th Annual Golf Classic

On October 14th, the Taft Chamber will be hosting the 14th Annual Golf Classic.  After a brief hiatus due to our local economy, the tournament is back! 

Join us on the 14th for the 14th Golf Classic!  Great exposure for your business in sponsorships and networking at the event.  Teams of 4 are $500, scramble format, shotgun start at 7am.

Sponsorship Form

Team Sign Up Form

Register and Pay Here

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Taft Fireworks Show - July 4, 2017
Jul
4
4:00 PM16:00

Taft Fireworks Show - July 4, 2017

Join the Taft Chamber for the Annual Taft Fireworks Show.  For the 5th year in a row, the Taft Chamber has been hosting the fireworks show on the Rails to Trails.  This year's event will be held on Tuesday, July 4, featuring an 18-minute aerial display. 

This event will have bounce houses, food, drinks, arts, crafts, and business vendors, as well as live music on the stage and a beer garden.  Vendors may submit their applications online or through the Chamber office.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, there is no charge to attend this event.  Consider making a donation at 400 Kern Street or online to keep this show free to attend.

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9th Annual Car, Truck, & Bike Show
Jun
24
7:00 AM07:00

9th Annual Car, Truck, & Bike Show

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, the Taft Chamber is hosting the 9th Annual Car, Truck, and Bike Show.  Entry forms and sponsorship opportunities are available through the Chamber online store. ($25 pre-register, $30 day of the show)  First 100 entrants will receive a goodie bag.

Pre-register by Friday, June 16 to receive a goodie bag, dash plaque, and t-shirt in your selected size.  Entries received after June 9 will not be guaranteed a t-shirt and goodie bag.  Day of show registrants will be charged $30 to enter.   Event T-shirts may be purchased at the Chamber booth for $10 the day of the show.

Cruise Center Street on Friday night for the Pre-Party!  Stay overnight at the Best Western Hotel, located at 203 S. 6th Street.  Reservations made by calling 661-745-5555.

Pre-register here.  Contact the Chamber at 661-765-2165 for more information.  

Mail in your entry using the Show Entry Form.

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TUHS Hall of Fame Awards
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

TUHS Hall of Fame Awards

Join TUHS for the Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 6pm.  This year's event will be held in the Mullen Gym at Taft Union High School.  Contact Kathy at 661-765-2165 for more information.  Tickets available through the Chamber online store and at 400 Kern Street in Taft.

Reserve your table and tickets here.

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Annual Installation & Awards Ceremony
Feb
9
5:30 PM17:30

Annual Installation & Awards Ceremony

On Thursday, February 9, 2017, you are invited to join the Taft District Chamber of Commerce for the Annual Installation and Awards Ceremony inside the Taft Fox Theater.  This festive evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with socializing and networking, and include hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar.  The program and presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for this event are $50, with sponsorships available for $120-$500 that include tickets to the party and recognition.  Contact the Taft Chamber at 661-765-2165 to reserve your tickets to this star-studded event.  You don't want to miss out!

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