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!

 

Digital Marketing Coach:  Do not miss this opportunity for No Charge one on one training for your business. We teamed up with the Saugeen Economic Development Corp. Successful applicants are awarded up to 5 hours of training to help enhance your Social Media platforms. For full details visit: www.sbdc.ca and submit the quick application, and update your knowledge before this program closes.

Christmas Luncheon Social:  Our Feature event of the year is our annual Christmas Luncheon Social. This Community Recognition Event includes the "Top 10", a prized list by the Mayor noting milestones in Hanover during the year. The Christmas Luncheon is a catered event in early December, and proudly sponsored by the Town of Hanover. Hoping by December the Covid Cloud will clear.    

Hanover Chamber of Commerce Awards Celebration:  We celebrated Under the Stars at the Hanover Drive-In Theatre on August 19, 2021. Our pre-recorded "Feature Presentation" acknowledged the winners of seven awards: Hanover's 2020 Citizen of the Year ~ Brent Meyers.  Lifetime Achievement Award ~ Kathi Maskell.  Young Entrepreneur ~ Nicole Ehgoetz/Image N Vogue.  Woman Entrepreneur ~ Jacquie Borho, Pharmacist Owner, Shoppers Drug Mart.  Business Innovator/Environmental Award ~ Jennifer Heerema/Giddy Goblin Games & Goodies.  Not For Profit Excellence Award ~ Hanover Rotary Club.  Youth Citizen Award Nominees ~ Alexis Hollister, Emily Mayerhofer and Thijs Nusselder were celebrated, with Emily taking home the trophy. Our feature Chamber Presentation was followed by two movies, after we honked horns and flashed headlights as applause. We thank our Award Sponsors: SEDC, Scotiabank, Town of Hanover ~ Media Sponsors: The Post, Bayshore Broadcasting, Blackburn Radio, Bluewater Radio ~ Production Sponsor: Wightman.

Hanover Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting:  Our AGM was held on Wednesday March 31, 2021 over Zoom, reviewing 2020 Financial Statements, voting for the 2021-2022 Chamber Executive, and many updates, all following the Mayor's Address. 

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 of Commerce Group Insurance is available as an option to each member, providing affordable and flexible coverage. Small businesses can now provide Employee Benefits to help attract or maintain excellent employees. Contact our Group Insurance Reps Rick & Kathy Gamblen 1.800.659.6616 for rates to suit your needs, or visit http://www.chamberplan.ca

Video Promotions: We featured Chamber Members who were brave enough to put up their hands when we said 'Trust Us', and have proudly created four up beat promotions for social media platforms. Visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hanoverchamber to view and share these amazing videos. Video 1, 2, 3 & 4 have been released, and we look forward to your comments. Also available on our Instagram page.

2021 Promo Opportunities:  The Chamber and DIA supports the annual Hanover EDC Summer Radio Promo. Our Annual Chamber Golf Tournament offers a day of networking on the greens and many sponsorships. Our Annual Trick or Treat Trail celebrates Halloween each year in a big way. A Springtime Shop & Win, and our annual Christmas Holiday Shop & Win promotes Supporting Local. Members are invited to share sales, specials, an open house, introductions to employees or product lines, etc., with the members through Monthly Member Posts in our Chamber E-Blasts.

Springtime Shop & Win:  This new promotion featured 70 participating businesses, announcing that Hanover Is Open For Business, running April & May 2021, with 70 chances to win from Chamber & DIA businesses. $4,200 in Shop & Win Dollars will be redeemed at participating businesses! Visit: https://www.hanover.ca/spring-shop-win. Shop Local. Wear A Mask. Support Local.  

Hanover's Holiday Shop & Win:  The very successful annual promotion runs for four weeks, now with 71 participating businesses. Visit: https://www.hanover.ca/hanovers-holiday-shop-and-win for full information on the 2021 event. Enter until December 17th for a share of $4,260 Holiday Dollars and 71 Gift Items. Shop Local For The Win.

Events:  A highlight of a typical year: Chamber members join us throughout the year for Luncheon and Breakfast Meetings, Speaker Events and an Annual Road Trip. Chamber Members host 'Business After 5 Socials' featuring a facility tour and refreshments while highlighting their business.  Golf: our Annual Chamber Tournament in September brings members out 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. We continue to do what we can.

Chamber Executive:  Sherri Hagan, President;   Mike Klein, Vice-President;   Curtis Schmalz, Past President;   Peter Bouius, Treasurer;   Megan Kanters, Secretary.   Directors:   Adam Ward,   Kim Schaab,  Cody Shane,  Esperanza Eusebio,  Georgina Barlow,  Lisa Lina,  Adam Olivero.   If you are interested in assisting on a Committee, please contact the Chamber Office: 364.5777.

Join the Hanover Chamber:  Please click the right 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 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 2021 Promotion is available on the Quick Links Sidebar.

Website Sponsors:  A special Thank-You is extended to our Website Sponsors with logos prodly on display. We invite you to click and explore their websites. 

Chamber Member Business Listing:  For a complete list of our current Hanover Chamber Members, including phone numbers and website links, please click on the Chamber Member Sidebar Quick Links tab.

Connect.  Promote.  Grow.