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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!

Hanover Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet - We will be celebrating our Community on Wednesday March 22, 2017. The Chamber's Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet will feature presentations to Hanover's 2016 Citizen of the Year "Tim Dietz", our Lifetime Achievement for Community Service Award honouree "Al Morrow", and our Business Citizen of the Year "Canadian Tire, Dale & Cathy Cousins". We will open the sealed envelope to reveal our Youth Citizen Award, going to one of our four nominees:  Jordan Embro, Erich Mayerhofer, Ronin Remers and Gillian Rumsey.  Tickets will be available until March 17th, advanced sales only. Please call the Chamber Office: 364-5777.  We are proud to acknowledge our valuable Volunteers!  Award Co-Sponsors: The Post, Bayshore Broadcasting, Blackburn Radio and Bluewater Radio. Our Youth Award is co-sponsored by Hanover's Youth Roots.

Hanover Legion  AGM/Business 5pm, Social Hour 5:30pm, Buffet Dinner 6:30pm followed by Award Presentations.

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!

2017 promo opportunities include the Chamber/DIA Coupon Book, Hanover Poker Run on June 3rd hosted by MacLean's Ales, 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. Our Members will receive a discount on ads in the Hanover Community Magazine 'Atmosphere', with four issues in 2017. 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 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  

Events:  Chamber members are invited to join us throughout the year for Luncheon and Breakfast Meetings, Speaker Events, our Summer BBQ Social and our Road Trip. We will have several Chamber Members hosting 'Business After 5 Socials' featuring a facility tour and refreshments, with $5 per person door proceeds donated to the local charity of their choice. Our spotlight event is our Annual Chamber Golf Tournament each September, bringing members out of the office and on to the green 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 13th Annual Festival will be celebrated from July 19-23, 2017 with new events as well as the returning favourites. Thank-you to sponsors and participants! We are currently planning this year's festival. If you are interested in volunteering your time on the S&S Committee, or for a first chance at sponsorships, please call the CIP office: 519.506.2474 or email

Chamber Executive:  Curtis Schmalz, President;   Erin Aldridge, Vice-President;   Adam Ward, Past President;   Peter Bouius, Treasurer;   Sherri Hagan, Secretary;    Directors:   Barbara Hicks,   Mike Klein,   Steph Lardy,   Bonnie Kraemer,   Norma Graham,   Mike Craig,   Aaron Mader,   Judy Hribar.

Membership:  Please click the sidebar for an application form, and we look forward to your membership.            

Connect.  Promote.  Grow.

Special thanks 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 Chamber Members, please click the tab.