About Our Events

Guelph Awards of Excellence

The Guelph Awards of Excellence Gala is 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 Guelph Awards of Excellence provides an opportunity for the Guelph community to celebrate our many significant achievements.  It is a night of inspiration and celebration!

Winners of the 2014 Chamber Business Awards are:

  • Large Business - Reid's Heritage Homes
  • Small Business - Intrigue Media
  • Better Planet - Guelph General Hospital
  • Community Benefit - Michael House
  • Skills for Tomorrow - M&T Group

View photos from this event.


Golf Tournament

Come out and enjoy a day of golf and networking!  The GCC Golf Tournament is a scramble format with a 12:30 pm 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 pictures from our last tournament.


Business Expo

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The Guelph, Cambridge and Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chambers of Commerce bring businesses together from the Tri-City area every November 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.

This Business Expo takes place every Fall.

View pictures from our last Business Expo.


Pulse on Innovation Breakfast Series

This series is a showcase of what innovation businesses are doing in our community in different sectors such as Clean Technologies, Information and Communications, Advanced Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Social Entrepreneurship.  Presentations are followed by discussion to connect ideas with local businesses.


Tabletop Tradeshow

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.

View pictures from out last tradeshow.


Lunch & Learn

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.


Business After Five

There are a series of 8 Business After Five’s which are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm between October and June (excluding December).  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 pictures from our past BA5s.


Breakfast Academy

There are a series of 7 Breakfast Academy sessions which are held on the third Friday of the month from 7:00 am to 9:00 am between September and May (excluding December and March).  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!


GCC Seminars

The Guelph Chamber offers many seminars and special learning opportunities to help you take your business to new levels.  Seminars are not pre-scheduled but instead, they respond to current business trends and issues as they occur.  To keep informed about ongoing seminars check online or subscribe to our email list.


State of the City

Join us for breakfast in November from 7:30 am - 9:00 am 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.


Chamber Plus Networks (CPN)

The Chamber Plus Networks 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!


New Members Reception

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 Directory, 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.


Chamber PUB Nights

Chamber PUB Nights run from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on the third Monday of the month all year long.  Join us after work for this informal get together that provides an opportunity for business to business networking in a relaxed atmosphere.  This is a free event and PUB Nights are open to both members and non-members of the chamber.

Information for Hosting a Chamber Pub Night.

For a list of upcoming PUB Night locations, click here.

View pictures from past PUB Nights.

 

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