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John Pryke
KPMG LLP, Chamber Board Member

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    Improve your business through our Member Benefits, Networking Opportunities and Advocacy.
    The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce gives you a series of opportunities to connect with other businesses and get exposure within the community. If you would like to increase your business contacts, save money on business related services and have an advocate for your business concerns, why wait? Join the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce today!

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    For more infomation contact:

    Diane Stephenson
    Membership Services Manager
    PH: 905-522-1151, ext 220

About Chamber

Mission Statement

Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, as the voice of ethical enterprise, is committed to making the City of Hamilton and all of its communities a great place to live, work, play, visit and invest; by promoting private sector jobs and prosperity growth of individuals, organizations and businesses.


 Embracing Hamilton as a city of “Many Communities - One Economy”, Hamilton Chamber of Comme rce is the definitive “Voice of Hamilton Business”. As a sought-out organization that is strong, influential, and self-sustaining, we champion  the interests of ethical, free enterprise by effectively engaging business, community, and government leaders in the promotion of the long-term economic prosperity of our region.


Your voice in business

Core Values

Hamilton Chamber Core Values
HCC Code of Conduct
Current Hamilton Chamber of Commerce By-Laws


Functions of a Chamber of Commerce:


1. Strengthen business in our community

  1. Business to business opportunities between members (through website; through events; Chamber advertising vehicles, by connecting with members)
  2. Coordinate and host seminars and workshops to build capacity for businesses
  3. Provide timely and topical business information to members
  4. Collaborate with Economic Development to attract and retain business
  5. Celebrate business accomplishments (e.x. through Outstanding Business Achievement Awards)
  6. Provide affinity programs for members to reduce costs for members and provide benefits

2.  Represent business interests with government

  1. Develop Policy to address specific issues or problems - work can begin at the “grassroots” level – by members, through Divisions and Committees or from the Board
  2. Link with Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Chamber of Commerce – policy resolutions are debated at annual meetings; approved resolutions are communicated with provincial and federal governments
  3. Facilitate discussion between member(s) and government when there are specific issues to be addressed  

3. Take political action

  1. Select policy priorities annually with input from members, Divisions, Committees, and Board
  2. Appear before City Council on specific issues
  3. Meet with local city councilors, MPs and MPPs

4. Promote the community

  1. Through telling Hamilton’s business story (e.x. Hamilton Economic Summit)
  2. Through communication vehicles (website, publications, social media)
  3. Host the provincial or national chamber conference or AGM (ex. Hosting the 2012 CCC AGM)
  4. Collaborating with Tourism Hamilton and Economic Development for both tourism and business development

5. Provide opportunities to build business’ network

  1. Through attending events – ex. Business after Business
  2. Through Connections
  3. Participating on a Division or Committee or Task Force  

For more information about joining the Chamber contact: 

Rachale Cavanagh, Membership Manager
Phone: 905-522-1151 Ext. 240
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For more information about promoting your business with the Chamber contact:

Diane Stephenson, Advertising & Promotions Manager
Phone: 905-522-1151 Ext. 220
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“Hamilton Chamber of Commerce- Creating Business Opportunities since 1845”
Voice of Hamilton Business





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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

120 King St. W. Plaza Level, Suite 507
Hamilton, Ontario   L8P 4V2
Office (905) 522-1151
Fax (905) 522-1154