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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:  We celebrated our Community Volunteers on Wednesday March 27, 2019 at the Hanover Legion. The Chamber's Awards Banquet featured our Award Presentations. Congratulations to Hanover's 2018 Citizen of the Year Adam Ward  ~  Lifetime Achievement for Community Service Award 2018 honouree Doris Mae Fischer  ~  2018 Business Citizen of the Year McDonalds Restaurant, Chuck & Sandi Soulliere.  The sealed envelope was opened to reveal our 2018 Youth Citizen Award winner Tim Koelen. We were honoured to celebrate all three of our amazing Youth Nominees:  Liam Kelly,  Tim Koelen,  Flo Nusselder. Thank-you to our Award Co-Sponsors: The Post, Bayshore Broadcasting, Blackburn Radio, Bluewater Radio and 92.3 The Dock. Social Hour 5:30, Dinner 6:30 followed by Presentations, Tickets advanced sales only. This celebration of our Community is proudly sponsored by OLG.

Hanover Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting:  Hanover Legion Hall, 5 to 5:15pm  dated to be confirmed. 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!

2019 Promo Opportunities include the Hanover Visitor's Guide, 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 in our Chamber E-Blasts. 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 or visit  

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 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 15th Annual Festival was celebrated 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  Visit the facebook page.  This is Hanover's Biggest Block Party!

Chamber Executive:  Erin Aldridge, President;   Sherri Hagan, Vice-President;   Norma Graham, Secretary;   Curtis Schmalz, Past President;   Peter Bouius, Treasurer;   Directors:   Adam Ward,   Barbara Hicks,   Mike Klein,   Bonnie Kraemer,   Aaron Mader,   Richard Gamblen,  Kim Schaab,  Cody Shane.

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

Accessibility Ramps:  We are pleased 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 extended 2019 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.