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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!

Mayor's Luncheon Meeting: Our Feature event for 2017 is our Mayor's Luncheon. Mayor Sue Paterson will present her "Top 10" during our Christmas Luncheon. Chamber Members are invited to attend this catered event on Wednesday December 6, 2017 with RSVP by Monday Dec 4th or call for details 364-5777. Christmas Social & Networking with door prizes. Our Mayor's Luncheon is Proudly Sponsored by OLG    

Hanover Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet: We proudly celebrated our Community on Wednesday March 22, 2017. The Chamber's Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet featured presentations to Hanover's 2016 Citizen of the Year "Tim Dietz", our Lifetime Achievement for Community Service Award honouree "Al Morrow", and our Business Citizen of the Year "Canadian Tire, Dale & Cathy Cousins". We opened the sealed envelope to reveal our Youth Citizen Award, which was presented to Jordan Embro. Our extremely involved youth nominees were:  Jordan Embro, Erich Mayerhofer, Ronin Remers and Gillian Rumsey. Thank-you to our valuable Volunteers! Award Co-Sponsors: The Post, Bayshore Broadcasting, Blackburn Radio and Bluewater Radio. Our Youth Award is co-sponsored by Hanover's Youth Roots. Click on the link for the 2017 Nomination Form.

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!

2017 promo opportunities include the Chamber/DIA Coupon Book, Hanover Poker Run on June 3rd hosted by MacLean's Ales, Chamber/DIA Hanover EDC Summer Radio Tags, Sights and Sounds Festival Sponsorships, Chamber Golf Tournament Hole Sponsors and Auctions, and our Hanover Holiday Shop & Win Promotion. Our Members will receive a discount on ads in the Hanover Community Magazine 'Atmosphere', with four issues in 2017. 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. with the membership through 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, our Summer BBQ Social and our Annual Road Trip. We will have several Chamber Members hosting 'Business After 5 Socials' featuring a facility tour and refreshments while highlighting their business. 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 and their guests. Event and Luncheon Sponsorships are also available - please call our office for more information: 519 364.5777

Hanover Sights and Sounds Festival:  Our 13th Annual Festival was celebrated from July 19-23, 2017 with new events as well as the returning favourites. Thank-you to all the businesses sponsoring our local community event, and to our participants. We look forward to your input and suggestions: please call the C.I.P. 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,   Mike Klein,   Bonnie Kraemer,   Norma Graham,   Mike Craig,   Aaron Mader,   Judy Hribar.

Membership:  Please click the sidebar for an application form, and we look forward to your membership and participation.            

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.