Programs & Events

The RiverBend Growth Association holds these major annual events.


LeadHERship Seminar

The LeadHERship Seminar takes place annually where a committee organizes and implements a training seminar pertaining to women’s issues. Participants receive valuable information, network with business women, and have the opportunity to win various prizes. Sponsorships are offered at various levels.

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State of the Riverbend

This event, held in October, recognizes local businesses who have enhanced the Riverbend region. They are honored with a Captain of the RiverBend Award. These awards go to those who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to government & public enhancement, community service and /or economic enhancement of the region.

Sponsorship and individual tickets are available.

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Annual Meeting

This meeting is held every January. The RBGA gives out Chairman awards to individuals who have assisted the Growth Association throughout the year.

Corporate sponsorships and individual tickets are available.

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Duck Race

The RiverBend Duck Race is held at Raging Rivers Waterpark the end of May. The event doubles as a Business After Hours with networking among more than 800 RBGA members and community residents enjoying Raging Rivers Waterpark in Grafton.

Each year, nearly 2,000 plastic ducks are sold to compete in a race in the Lazy River water attraction, with the first 100+ ducks through the finish line winning prizes such as Cardinals baseball tickets, restaurant gift certificates, baskets and much more. All prizes are donated from generous Riverbend businesses.

Sponsorships are offered at various levels.

Golf Classic

The RiverBend Golf Classic is held at a member course the third Friday in June. Golfers enjoy a day of golf, door and attendance prizes, and food and beverages.

Sponsorships are offered at various levels.