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.
Learn more or register for one of our Innovation Breakfast’s online!
The Chamber’s Lunch & Learn series runs on the second Wednesday of the month from January through to May from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch is served at noon and is followed by a keynote speaker from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Topics and speakers are selected closer to the event date to ensure timely and relevant topics.
Learn more or register for one of our Lunch & Learn’s online!
There are a series of 8 Business After Five’s which are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 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.
Learn more or register for one of our Business After Five’s online!
There are a series of 7 Breakfast Academy sessions which are held on the third Friday of the month from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 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!
Learn more or register for one of our Breakfast Academy’s online!
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!
Chamber Pub Nights run from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 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. No registration needed and Pub Nights are open to both members and non-members of the chamber.
Information for Hosting a Chamber Pub Night.
Get dates and locations of scheduled Chamber Pub Nights!
Discuss your challenges in business, connect to local support and learn how others have dealt with similar issues. Hosted for the Guelph small business commuinity, this monthly event will feature a short success story from a local business and provide mentor/facilitator led table discussions with interests and needs being driven by the attendees. This is a free event for chamber members!
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!
Click here for more information, award descriptions and application process.
Please contact the chamber at 519-822-8081 if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities available for the Guelph Awards of Excellence. Click here to view photos from our last gala.
The Guelph Chamber of Commerce 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, Guelph Chamber of Commerce 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.
The Cambridge, Guelph and Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chambers of Commerce are excited to announce this new initiative for 2012! The Business Expo is a large-scale exhibitor event that has the added feature of four speakers spread throughout the evening. Admission to this event is free to the general public and local restaurants and caterers are on hand to provide samples of their delicious specialties.
For more information on this event,click here.
Join us for breakfast in November from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. as the Mayor gives us an annual update on the affairs of city.
The GCC Annual General Meeting is held in October each year.
Come out and enjoy a day of golf and networking! The GCC Golf Tournament is a scramble format with a 12:30 p.m. shot gun start. Registration includes 18 holes of golf, golf 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 our Golf Tournament. Please contact the chamber if you are interested in becoming involved as a golfer or a sponsor!
The Guelph Chamber of Commerce 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 (note: this email link will be linked to our mailchimp sign-up form on the website)
Showcase your organization at one of the chamber’s most popular events! It runs from 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in April of each year. Tabletops are available to members of the GCC for a small fee and they sell out fast! Admission is free to the general public.