School is out and summer is here, but that doesn't mean your Westerville Chamber is on vacation.

We have plenty of networking and marketing opportunities to make this the best summer for you and your business.

On June 16, teams will experience adventure through Uptown Westerville to complete timed challenges to win prizes during our Uptown Shuffle. This is a terrific opportunity to get familiar with local businesses, courtesy of the Westerville Young Professionals Network, and have fun with friends.

Along with Shuffle challenges, a pre- and after-party will offer food, beverages, a raffle and entertainment from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Old Bag of Nails Pub, 24 N. State St.

Music & Arts Festival

The 44th annual Music & Arts Festival will be here before you know it.

This year's festival will have the most music and food yet, and more than 135 artists. On July 8 and 9, more than 20 food truck and concessions, more than 30 performances and an expansion of a songwriter tent will blow your mind.

To kick off the festival, a pre-party will be held at 7 p.m. July 7 at the Old Bag of Nails Pub, 24 N. State St. Volunteers are needed for many important roles all weekend; sign up at

The festival also will have a Civic Corner. The Civic Corner is for charitable, nonprofit, civic groups in the Westerville community. It is an opportunity for those organization to spread awareness of their efforts.

Youth Art applications are also available. The Youth Art Exhibit showcases artwork created by students in the Westerville City School District. Applications for both are on the chamber's website,

Annual golf outing

If that is not enough, the annual Chamber Golf Outing is coming up in July, but early bird pricing is available until June 20.

This year's event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 24 at the Lakes Golf & Country Club, 6740 Worthington Road. The golf outing offers pickleball, tennis, a raffle, fantastic networking and a dinner in the sun to wrap up the evening.

Register at whether you are a golfer or not.

Janet Tressler-Davis is president and CEO of the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce, which provides Chamber Corner to ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion.