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!

 

Digital Marketing Coach:  We have teamed up with the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation to promote this timely and important FREE program. Successful applicants will be awarded at no charge, 5 hours of one on one training to help enhance Social Media platforms. For full details visit: www.sbdc.ca and submit the quick application. First to submit, first to be served. Don't miss this opportunity, and make good use your Lock-Down time.

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 of Commerce Awards Celebration:  Thursday June 3, 2021 has been reserved at the Hanover Drive-In Theatre to present our 'Celebration Under the Stars'. We will pre-record this Feature Presentation to acknowledge the winners of seven awards: Hanover's 2020 Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Young Entrepreneur, Woman Entrepreneur, Business Innovator/Environmental Award, Not For Profit Excellence, and all the Youth Citizen Award Nominees, with the Youth winner revealed on June 3rd. You are invited to fill out a Nomination Form (or two) to acknowledge the great work of our Volunteers and notable businesses, and submit by March 5, 2021. The Top Secret Selection Committee will take it from there. Our feature Chamber Presentation held at dusk will be followed by two movies. Covid-19 protocols in place. Attendees will stay comfy in their vehicles and we will honk and flash headlights as applause. We thank our Award Sponsors: SEDC, Scotiabank and Town of Hanover ~ Media Sponsors: The Post, Bayshore Broadcasting, Blackburn Radio, Bluewater Radio ~ Production Sponsor: Wightman.  Link for nomination form: 2020 Chamber Award Nomination Form

Hanover Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting:  Wednesday March 31, 2021 is booked for a 7pm Zoom AGM. We will review 2020 Financial Statements, 2021 Budget, plus vote in the 2021-2022 Chamber Executive. Email the Chamber Office for your Link, and join us for an after hours update on events, promotions, and plans for 2021 from the comfort of your home. Cheers!  

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 Reps Rick & Kathy Gamblen 1.800.659.6616 for rates to suit your needs, or visit http://www.chamberplan.ca

Video Promotion:  We featured Chamber Members who were brave enough to put up their hands when we said 'Trust Us', and we proudly created two up beat promotions to share on social media platforms. Visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hanoverchamber to view these amazing videos. Be sure to share them and let us know what you think. After watching these videos, you too will want to move your business to Hanover!

2021 Promo Opportunities pre-Covid included the Chamber/DIA/Hanover EDC Summer Radio Tags, Chamber Golf Tournament with Hole Sponsors and Auctions. 2021 plans still include our annual Hanover Holiday Shop & Win Promotion. Our Chamber members also join the popular Trick or Treat Trail each Halloween. 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.

Hanover's Holiday Shop & Win: the very successful 2020 promotion ran for four weeks, with 62 participating businesses. Visit: https://www.hanover.ca/hanovers-holiday-shop-and-win for full information on the 2020 event. Shop Local. Wear A Mask. Support Local.

Events:  A highlight of a typical year: 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. We continue to do what we can.

Chamber Executive:  Sherri Hagan, President;   Mike Klein, Vice-President;   Norma Graham, Secretary;   Curtis Schmalz, Past President;   Peter Bouius, Treasurer;   Directors:   Adam Ward,   Barbara Hicks,   Bonnie Kraemer,   Kim Schaab,  Cody Shane.   If you are interested in joining the Executive or assisting on a Committee, please contact the Chamber Office: 364.5777.

Join the Chamber:  Please click on the right 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 info@hanoverchamber.ca.

Accessibility Ramps 2021 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 2021 Promotion is available on the Quick Links Sidebar.

Website Sponsors:  A special Thank-you is extended to our Website Sponsors with logos displayed on the Sidebar. You are invited to click for direct access to their individual websites.

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

Connect.  Promote.  Grow.