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 Meeting & Community Recognition Event. This Christmas Social includes the "Mayor's Top 10", a prized list by the Mayor noting milestones in Hanover during the year. The Christmas Luncheon is a catered event in mid December, and proudly sponsored by the Town of Hanover and O.L.G. We enjoyed a great meal with a full house ~ Thank-you Chamber Members!  

Hanover Chamber "2022 Awards Celebration"  Our2021 winners will be invited to pass the torch in person this year! Our 2021 winners: Hanover Citizen of the Year: Brian McMann  ~  Lifetime Achievement for Community Service: Faye Moore  ~  Not For Profit Excellence: Hanover Community Players  ~  Young Entrepreneur Award: RJ Taylor, Springhills Fish  ~  Business Innovator/Environmental Award: Hanover Honda.  We celebrated 3 Youth Citizen Nominees: Brooklyn Doersam, Chas Nuhn and Kelice Morgan Ranger, with Chas bringing home the trophy and revealed on the big screen at the Hanover Drive-In.

2022 NOMINATION Form:   [PDF Link - right side bar under Contact Us]   Nominate the 2022 Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Youth Citizen, Not For Profit Excellence, Small Business Entrepreneur (under 10 employees), Business Innovator/Environmental Award, Business of the Year (10+ employees). Form submission by 5pm March 1, 2023. More details on the presentation date of Tueday April 18th to follow.
THANK-YOU to our Award Sponsors: Co-operators, SEDC, Town of Hanover  ~  Media Sponsors: The Post, Bluewater Radio, Bayshore Broadcasting, Blackburn Media  ~  Production Sponsor: Wightman  ~  Media Agents: Shoreline Classics, 100.1 The Ranch  ~  Presenting Sponsor: Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. OLG Logo in Logo column.

Hanover Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting:  Our exciting AGM will be held on Monday March 13th at 12:30pm and will be held on the ever popular ZOOM platform. Members will be emailed their Zoom Link in mid-February. Agenda: Review of Financial Statements, Chamber Executive Vote for the upcoming year, as well as updates and plans for 2023. 

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 Rep Jaclyn Gostick of Nicole Insurance 519.376.5350 ext 406 for rates to suit your needs, or visit http://www.chamberplan.ca. Members also benefit through the Ontario Chamber Affinity Partners: Meridian Credit Union and Purolator. Contact our office for more details.

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.

2022 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. 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:  Plans are underway for the 3rd Annual Promotion. The 2022 2nd Annual Promotion featured 72 participating businesses, announcing that Hanover Is Open For Business and celebrated customer loyalty, with 72 chances to win from Chamber & DIA businesses. Each business had a Gift + $60 Springtime S&W Dollars as a prize. A total of $4,320 in Spring Shop & Win Dollars to be redeemed at participating businesses. 2022details - Visit: https://www.hanover.ca/spring-shop-win. Shop Local. Support Local for the Win! 

Hanover's Holiday Shop & Win:  The very successful annual promotion runs for four weeks, with 73 participating businesses in November/December 2022. Visit: https://hanover.ca/events/hanover-holiday-shop-and-win for full information on the Chamber & DIA event which featured 73 draws on the first day of winter. A total of $4,380 Holiday Dollars & 73 Gift Items were distributed to 73 winners. Shout out to Hanover's P&H Milling Group for sponsoring an Early Bird with 10 lucky winners of $40 S&W $'s, and a great top up for our 10th Annual Event. Thank-you to clients and customers for your continued support as you: Shop Local ~ Support Local for the Win!

Events:  Meetings have resumed, with Member invitations to monthly events such as Luncheon and Breakfast Meetings, Speaker Events and our Annual Road Trip. Chamber Members are invited to 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 9 teams already signed up for our 2023 Tournament!  Meet the Candidates featured Hanover's Municipal Election. With at least one event planned per month, there is something for every Chamber Member and their guests.  Sponsorships are also available - please call our office for more information: 519 364.5777.  We are happy to move forward once again.

Hanover Chamber Bucks:  We are pleased to offer this program, keeping over $218,700. circulating between 55 participating Chamber members. A perfect employee bonus, thank-you gift, door prize item, Christmas gift, etc., helping to keep local money local! Call our office for more details, to place an order with no admin fee, or to add your name to the back of each Chamber Buck as a redeeming member. Redeemed Chamber Bucks are exchanged dollar for dollar. A few days notice is appreciated.

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

Membership ~ Join the Hanover Chamber:  Please click the right Sidebar for an application form, and we look forward to your membership and participation. Our membership rates are very reasonable, with benefits, promotions and networking all part of the package. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact our office: 364-5777 or email info@hanoverchamber.ca.

Accessibility Ramps 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 available to current Chamber Members. Full details and application form as we extend this Promotion through 2023. See Quick Links Sidebar.

Business Security Grant:  The Chamber has partnered with the Hanover D.I.A. and Town of Hanover to assist our members located in Hanover (364/506 & N4N) to update or enhance their security devices. Call our office for more details.

Website Sponsors:  A very special Thank-You is extended to our Website Sponsors with logos prodly on display. We invite you to click and explore their websites. Our Chamber Page is one of the top most visited sites on Hanover.ca and we appreciate your continued interest in the Hanover Chamber of Commerce, as we work for your business. 

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

Connect.  Promote.  Grow.