Chamber of Commerce



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!


Christmas Luncheon Social:  Our Feature event of the year is our annual Christmas Luncheon Social. This Community Recognition Event will include the "Year's Top 10", a prized list noting milestones in Hanover during the year. This Christmas Luncheon is a catered event in early December, and proudly sponsored by the Town of Hanover. We are waiting for the Covid Cloud to clear.    

Hanover Chamber of Commerce Awards Celebration:  Tuesday September 29, 2020 at the Hanover Drive-In Theatre.  We celebrated our Community Volunteers, introduced New Awards, and acknowledged our Youth Nominees Under the Stars! Our feature Chamber Presentation held at 8pm was followed by two movies. Covid-19 protocol was in place. Attendees stayed comfy in their vehicles and we honked and flickered lights in applause.

Congratulations to Hanover's 2019 Citizen of the Year  Mary Lou Thompson  ~  Lifetime Achievement for Community Service Award  Irmgard Kossits  ~  Young Entrepreneur Award (sponsored by Town of Hanover)  Ashley Graham, DancEnergy & Rose Branding  ~  Woman Entrepreneur Award (sponsored by Scotiabank)  Esperanza Eusebio, Yoga Barn  ~  Business Innovator/Environmental Award (sponsored by SEDC)  Charles MacLean, MacLean's Ales  ~  Not For Profit Excellence Award  Hanover Lions Club.  Our Youth Nominees are Avryl BenderSierra BlackburnVanessa BurlingPaige FranceZander Rusnak ... and we will open the sealed envelope to see who takes home the trophy! Thank-you to our Media Sponsors: The Post, Bayshore Broadcasting, Blackburn Radio, Bluewater Radio. Our Evening Sponsor Celebrating our Community: OLG.  * Watch for our 2020 Nomination Forms shortly. 

Hanover Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting:  Review of Financial Statements and current year's Budget, held via zoom.    

Promotions & Member Benefits:  We are pleased to support and participate in several annual promotions, partnering with the Hanover Downtown Improvement Area and the Town of Hanover. We work with partners for greater buying power, giving our members the best bang for their buck! Chamber members receive Dental Discount Cards for their employees and family through our Teeth First Dental Discount Card Program. Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance is also available as an option to each member, providing affordable and flexible coverage. Contact our Group Insurance Reps Rick & Kathy Gamblen for rates to suit your business, or visit

Video Promotion:  We featured Chamber Members who were brave enough to put up their hands, and we proudly created two up beat promotions, sharing on social media platforms. Visit the Facebook page: to view these amazing videos. Be sure to share them and let us know what you think.

2020 Promo Opportunities include the Chamber/DIA/Hanover EDC Summer Radio Tags, Sights and Sounds Festival Sponsorships, Chamber Golf Tournament Hole Sponsors and Auctions, and our annual Hanover Holiday Shop & Win Promotion. Our Chamber members also join the popular Trick or Treat Trail each Halloween. Members may share business sales, specials, open houses, etc. with the members through Monthly Member Posts in our Chamber E-Blasts.

Hanover's Holiday Shop & Win promotion runs until December 18, 2020, with 62 participating businesses. Visit: for full information. Shop Local. Wear A Mask. Support Local.

Events:  Chamber members are invited to join us throughout the year for Luncheon and Breakfast Meetings, Speaker Events and our Annual Road Trip. We have 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 greens 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

Chamber Executive:  Sherri Hagan, President;   Mike Klein, Vice-President;   Norma Graham, Secretary;   Curtis Schmalz, Past President;   Peter Bouius, Treasurer;   Directors:   Adam Ward,   Barbara Hicks,   Bonnie Kraemer,   Richard Gamblen,  Kim Schaab,  Cody Shane.   If you are interested in joining the Executive or assisting on a Committee, please contact the Chamber Office: 364.5777.

Membership Listing:  Please click the sidebar for an application form, and we look forward to your membership and participation. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact our office: 364-5777 or email

Accessibility Ramps 2021 Chamber Grant:  We are pleased to provide a Chamber Grant to assist with the purchase of a portable ramp providing access to our Chamber businesses. This one-time subsidy is availalbe to current Chamber Members. Full details and application form for our extended 2020-2021 Promotion is available on the sidebar.  If you miss the Dec. 31st deadline for 2020, please fill in the form and send it our way during 2021.          

Connect.  Promote.  Grow.

Special THANK-You 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 Hanover Chamber Members, please click the sidebar tab.