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!
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 Award Presentations Under the Stars: Nomination Forms are in, and it is now up to the Selection Committee to make the difficult choices for the 2021 Awards! Thank-you for helping us acknowledge and thank our Volunteers, who have served our community during the past year throughout the covid cloud. Featuring: Hanover Citizen of the Year ~ Lifetime Achievement for Community Service for 15 years or more ~ Hanover Youth Citizen Award (Gr 12/Yr 4 Student) ~ Not For Profit Excellence, and four business awards: Young Entrepreneur Award (age 19-35) ~ Small Business Entrepreneur Award (under 10 employees) ~ Business Innovator/Environmental Award ~ Business of the Year Award (10 or more employees). Our pre-recorded Presentations Under the Stars will be a feature at the Hanover Drive-In Theatre in August, followed by two movies.
THANK-YOU to our Award Sponsors: Co-operators, SEDC, Scotiabank, 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 .
Hanover Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting: Our AGM was held on Wednesday March 23, 2022 over Zoom, reviewing 2021 Financial Statements, Chamber Executive Vote 22-23, with updates and plans for 2022. Mayor Sue Paterson joined the AGM with an Address From The Mayor.
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. 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: The 2nd Annual Promotion features 72 participating businesses, announcing that Hanover Is Open For Business and celebrating customer loyalty, running April 4 to April 29, 2022, with 72 chances to win from Chamber & DIA businesses. Each business will have a Gift + $60 S&W Dollars as a prize. A total of $4,320 in Shop & Win Dollars will be redeemed at participating businesses in May! 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 71 participating businesses. Visit: https://www.hanover.ca/hanovers-holiday-shop-and-win for full information on the 2021 event. A total of $4,260 Holiday Dollars and 71 Gift Items were distributed, and we look forward to the 2022 promotion and our 10th Annual thank-you to clients and customers for their continued support.
Events: As we begin to reopen, we are looking foward once again to meeting, beginning with a Luncheon in April! Members will be invited to monthly events such as Luncheon and Breakfast Meetings, Speaker Events and an 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 teams signing up last September as they packed up their golf clubs! With at least one event planned per month, there is something for every Chamber Member and their guests. Sponsorship 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 more than $202,000. to-date in circulating between 60 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.
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, 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessibility Ramps 2022 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 2022 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. 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.
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