Small Business – See How the Chamber Can Help You

The vast majority of members of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce are small- and medium-sized business owners that have access to an incredible array of resources we deliver through a variety of affiliations, events and services.

We are, at our core, a connections organization, helping businesses get one step closer to the solution to their problem.

We measure our success by the success of our members.

Here are just a few….

  1. Affinity programs that can provide thousands of dollars in annual savings.
  2. Business development opportunities are numerous. We produce over 100 events a year, whether they be 500-person galas, our monthly Business After Business gatherings, or our regular committee and division meetings.
  3. We are natural connectors, introducing many members each day to key people/businesses that can help you reach the next level.
  4. We provide Hamilton with business intelligence, helping you understand the latest in government regulatory changes, regional business trends and raw economic data.
  5. Our directory of members is one of the most actively used features by both members and non-members.
  6. For further exposure, we prominently feature our members in our Pipeline newsletter, trade shows, conferences, social media and other media opportunities. We also publish a paper directory that is sent out to 2500 Business Leaders and Resource Centres in the Hamilton area.
  7. We celebrate small business, by championing our members through various media channels and hosting our annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards.
  8. Through our emerging Magnet initiative, we help small businesses attract top-notch talent.
  9. Consider us your most important business consultant – come to us first with your marketing, communications, intelligence, policy, public and/or government relations needs. If we don’t have the answers, we know someone who does.
  10. Leadership opportunities exist through participation in our many committees, divisions, task forces or on our board. Grow your personal brand by getting involved in community issues.
  11. We are thought leaders in Hamilton and beyond, sponsoring policies at the municipal, provincial and national levels that help ease the regulatory burden of small businesses.
  12. We are powerful advocates for all of our members; the Chamber has a strong relationship within all areas of municipal government and we actively lobby on behalf of our members on an individual and collective basis to address red tape in City Hall.
  13. We provide leadership in city building, advocating for municipal actions that help grow the Hamilton economy, to the benefit of all of our members.