Every year, as we celebrate our strong, vibrant and diverse business community in Guelph, we celebrate the achievements of Guelph's outstanding businesses at the Guelph Awards of Excellence Gala.
At this event, where we celebrate community philanthropy and citizenship as well as business success, we recognize the best of the best in various categories of business.
Held in June of every year, the evening begins with a delicious four course dinner followed by the presentation of awards to several local businesses, organizations and individuals in recognition of their excellence in providing exemplary service and quality programs in our community. The GAE provides an opportunity for the Guelph community to celebrate our many significant achievements.
It is a night of inspiration and celebration!
View photos of our gala
Come out and enjoy a day of golf and networking! The GCC Golf Tournament is a scramble format with a shotgun start. Registration includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, lunch and dinner as well as a prize table with many fabulous prizes donated by local organizations! There is also an opportunity for sponsorship in this tournament. Please contact the Chamber if you are interested in becoming involved as a golfer or a sponsor!
View photos from our last tournament
The Guelph, Cambridge and Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chambers of Commerce bring businesses together from the Tri-City area every year for a large scale exhibitor event. Booths are available for purchase by chamber members only. The event is open to the general public and admission is free. Local restaurants and caterers are there providing samples of their delicious specialties.
View photos from our last Business Expo
Showcase your organization at one of the Chamber's most popular events! It runs from 4:00 pm until 7:30 pm in April each year. Tabletops are available to members of the GCC for a small fee and they sell out fast.
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The Chamber’s Lunch & Learn series runs on the second Wednesday of the month from January through to May from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Lunch is served at noon and is followed by a keynote speaker from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. Topics and speakers are selected closer to the event date to ensure timely and relevant topics.
There are a series of BA5s which are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm between October and June. A variety of member organizations and businesses host a Business After Five offering refreshments and tours of their facilities. Take advantage of the opportunity to meet your Chamber colleagues and network with other members of Guelph’s vibrant business community.
Information for Hosting a Business After Five.
View photos from our last BA5
There are a series of Breakfast Academy sessions which are held on the 3rd Friday of the month from 7:00 am to 9:00 am between September and May. These informative sessions are led by keynote speakers covering a variety of business related topics. They also provide an excellent networking opportunity so don’t forget to bring your business cards!
The speed-dating of networking nights. A fun-filled networking extravaganza where participants are ushered from one possible business opportunity to the next with help from a charismatic facilitator.
These events emphasize and celebrate Guelph's community of start ups, entrepreneurs and innonative business. These high-energy networking events bring together the innovation community, innovation support services, and Guelph's broader business community under one roof.
A reception to kick-off Small Business Month, with food and drink, networking and a panel discussion examining the benefits and challenges faced by our small business community.
This series aims to showcase Guelph's most inspirational - and influential - female business and community leaders by sharing their unique, diverse and highly-personalized stories.
A collaboration between Guelph Young Professionals Network where aspiring entrepreneurs and young professionals come together with established business owners and professionals for evenings of energy-infused networking, live entertainment, great food and exciting new synergies across sectors and generations.
A marquee lunch event series with a focus on Innovation, Manufacturing, Tourism & Agri-Food. Chart a path towards increased economic growth and competitiveness at this learning series.
Regional Economic Summit
A mid-point review of key successes and a forum to establish priorities and set direction to embrace emerging economic opportunities over the next five years.
An overview of the Chamber's goals, strategies and successes over the past year.
Join us annually for our breakfast as the Mayor gives us an annual update on the affairs of the city. Please note, this event does not take place in an election year.
A full day event where networking and business connections are made, on or off the ice.
Time For Art
Purchase art by silent auction using volunteer hours.
CPN is a strong and proven program that helps increase your business volume, networking skills and your referral base. The weekly meetings include exchanging business referrals and leads, networking, new learning, leadership opportunities, links to other chamber programs and peer business support. Each and every year hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of leads and referrals are generated from within these dynamic and focused networks. Contact the Chamber to attend one as a guest and see how it can benefit you and your business!
Learn more about our CPN Groups! Give the Chamber a call to schedule a guest visit...on us!
The GCC holds a semi-annual New Members Reception in May and November. This event is specifically organized to welcome and introduce new members to our Board of Directors, GCC staff and committee volunteers. We provide our new members with information and materials ensuring that they are aware of the value and many benefits available to them as a chamber member. This is an invitation only event that is open to the chamber's newest members.
Information for Hosting a New Members Reception.