The 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!
Meet the Candidates: The Chamber of Commerce provided a venue in early October for our Candidates to speak on issues important to Hanover. This free event introduced Candidates to a full house of attentive residents and local business owners and employees. Sponsored by the Hanover Community Players.
Mayor's Luncheon Meeting: Our Feature event of the year is our annual Mayor's Luncheon. Our Mayor presents the "Top 10", a prized list noting milestones in Hanover during the year. This Christmas Luncheon is a catered event in early December.
Hanover Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet: We will proudly celebrate our Community Volunteers in March 2019. The Chamber's Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet featured Award Presentations. Congratulations to Hanover's 2017 Citizen of the Year Jason Rahn ~ Lifetime Achievement for Community Service Award 2017 honouree Nelson Dawley ~ 2017 Business Citizen of the Year Future Lawn Inc., Tim Kraemer. The sealed envelope was opened to reveal our 2017 Youth Citizen Award winner ~ James Okumoto-Stocovaz. Thank-you to our Award Co-Sponsors: The Post, Bayshore Broadcasting, Blackburn Radio, Bluewater Radio and 92.3 The Dock. Watch for 2018 Award Nomination forms.
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!
2018 Promo Opportunities include the Hanover Visitor's Guide and Coupon Book, 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 their 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 http://www.chamberplan.ca.
Chamber Fashion Show: Featuring our Chamber Members on the Cat Walk, in the Market Place and behind the scenes, with 100 Gift Bags to the first 100 Guests. When we make plans for our next show, we'll let you know.
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 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: Our 15th Annual Festival will be celebrated from July 25-28, 2019 with new events as well as the returning favourites. There is something for every age group. Thank-you to all businesses sponsoring our local community event, and to our participants. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the facebook page. This is Hanover's Biggest Block Party!
Chamber Executive: Erin Aldridge, President; Sherri Hagan, Vice-President; Curtis Schmalz, Past President; Peter Bouius, Treasurer; Directors: Adam Ward, Barbara Hicks, Mike Klein, Bonnie Kraemer, Norma Graham, Mike Craig, Aaron Mader.
Membership: Please click the sidebar for an application form, and we look forward to your membership and participation.
Accessibility Ramps: We are happy to provide a Chamber Grant to assist with the purchase of a portable ramp providing access to our Chamber businesses. Full details and application form for our 2018 Promotion is available on the sidebar.
Connect. Promote. Grow.
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