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!

 

Christmas Luncheon Social:  Our Feature event of the year is our annual Christmas Luncheon Social. This Community Recognition Event will include "2019'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.      

Hanover Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet:  POSTPONED  As soon as we have a new date, you will be the first to know!

We will celebrate our Community Volunteers and introduce new awards at an upcoming date TBD.  5:30 Social,  6:30 Dinner and Award Presentations. Join us as we acknowledge our worthy volunteers, the strength of our community.

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 Co-Sponsors Celebrating our Community are Gateway Casinos and OLG.

Hanover Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting:  Date TBD. Review of Financial Statements and current year's Budget.    

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. We work together for great buying power, giving our members the best bang for their buck! Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance is available to each member, providing affordable and flexible coverage. Contact our Group Insurance Reps Rick & Kathy Gamblen for rates to suit your business, or visit http://www.chamberplan.ca

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 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. with the members through Monthly Member Posts in our Chamber E-Blasts.

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

Hanover Sights and Sounds Festival, Held Annually on the 4th Saturday in July:  Our 16th Annual Festival scheduled for July 23-25, 2020 has been postponed due to Covid-19, to help keep everyone safe. As soon as we have new plans we will be happy to share with you. We look forward to your input and suggestions and always welcome volunteers: please call the C.I.P. Office at 519.506.2474 or email cip@hanover.ca.  Visit the facebook page.  This is Hanover's Biggest Block Party! 

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 info@hanoverchamber.ca.

Accessibility Ramps 2020 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 Promotion is available on the sidebar.            

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.