Chamber of Commerce


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Chamber LogoThe Hanover Chamber of Commerce has been representing the businesses of Hanover and area since 1955 and continues to play an active role in promoting business and addressing the concerns of the business community of Hanover. The activities in which we participate and sponsor annually are only possible with the support of our members. For more information on becoming a member, please contact our office.


What We're Up To!

Hanover Chamber of Commerce Fashion & Lifestyle Show - Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | 7PM | Hanover Civic Theatre
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Hanover Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet - We celebrated our Community on Wed March 23, 2016. The Chamber's Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet featured presentations for Hanover's 2015 Citizen of the Year Barbara Hicks, Lifetime Achievement for Community Service Award winner George Rahn, our Business Citizen of the Year Queen's Bush Pub, and the Youth Citizen Award went to Ashton Ahamad-Lawrence. Congratulations to our Volunteers! Nominations for the 2016 awards will be accepted in December. 

Promotions & Member Benefits:  We are pleased to support and participate in several annual promotions, coordinated by our Community Improvement Partnership. This unique and successful partnership known as C.I.P. brings together the Chamber, the Hanover Downtown Improvement Area and the Town of Hanover. Together we collaborate for great buying power, giving members the best bang for their buck!

Plans for 2016 include ad sales for the Hanover Visitor Guide, Chamber/DIA Summer Radio Tags, Chamber/DIA Coupon Book, S&S Bike & Car Rally, Sights and Sounds Festival Sponsorships, Chamber Golf Tournament Hole Sponsors and Auctions, our Hanover Holiday Shop & Win Promotion ...  Members receive Discount Cards for their employees and family through our Teeth First Dental Discount Card Program. Members may share business sales, specials, open houses, etc. to the membership with Monthly Member Posts.  Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance is available to each member, providing affordable and flexible coverage. Contact our Group Insurance Rep Rick & Kathy Gamblen for rates or visit  

Events:  Chamber members are invited to join us throughout the year for Luncheon and Breakfast Meetings, Speaker Events and a Summer BBQ Social. We are pleased to announce we will have Chamber Members hosting 12 'Business After 4 Socials' during 2016. The Chamber Fashion Show 'Glow' will feature Chamber members behind the curtains, on the cat walk, and in the Vendor's Market on April 26th. Our spotlight event is our Annual Chamber Golf Tournament each September, bringing members out of the office and on to the green for some serious networking! With at least one event planned per month, there is something for every Chamber Member. Event and Luncheon Sponsorships are also available - please call our office for more information: 519 364.5777

Hawks' Nest:  The Hanover Chamber was a proud member of the board for the Hawks' Nest Competition, held on June 21st. $25,000. was up for grabs under this Dragon's Den inspired competition featuring new business ideas in Grey, Bruce, Wellington North and Minto. For complete details visit   

Hanover Sights and Sounds Festival:  Our 12th Annual Festival was celebrated from July 21-24, 2016 with new events as well as the returning favourites. Thank-you to sponsors and participants! We are already working on next year's festival. If you are interested in volunteering your time on the S&S Committee, please call the CIP office: 519.506.2474 or email

Chamber Executive:  Curtis Schmalz, President;   Erin Aldridge, Vice-President;   Adam Ward, Past President;   Peter Bouius, Treasurer;   Sherri Hagan, Secretary;    Directors:  Barbara Hicks,   Amanda Sweiger,   Mike Klein,   Steph Lardy,   Bonnie Kraemer,   Norma Graham,   Mike Craig,    Aaron Mader.        

Connect.  Promote.  Grow.

Special thanks to our Chamber Website Sponsors with logos displayed in the sidebar.  You are invited to click for direct access their individual websites.  For a complete listing of our current Chamber Members, please click the tab.