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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 Awards Banquet - We will be celebrating our Community on Wed March 22, 2017. The Chamber's Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet will feature presentations for Hanover's 2016 Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Achievement for Community Service Award, our Business Citizen of the Year, and our Youth Citizen Award. Nomination forms are available at The Post and the Chamber Office, and by calling 364-5777. Forms to be submitted by January 27th. Help us acknowledge our valuable Volunteers!

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 2017 are underway. 2016 promos included 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, and 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 http://www.chamberplan.ca.  

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, date tbd. 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

Social Media Marketing:  The Hanover Chamber will partner with the Four County Labour Market Planning Board and the Town of Hanover on Wednesday November 23, 2016 for this seminar. Saugeen Room, Civic Centre from 6:30-9pm. Call 364-5777 to reserve your ticket, $20. per person, limited seating. Join us as business owners learn what they need to do for their business! 

Hanover Sights and Sounds Festival:  Our 13th Annual Festival will be celebrated from July 20-23, 2017 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, or for first chance at sponsorships, please call the CIP office: 519.506.2474 or email cip@hanover.ca.

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.