We contribute to growth by connecting member businesses to each other and to the community through regularly scheduled business networking opportunities, special events, learning seminars, and business building initiatives.
Just as importantly, we serve as an effective advocate for economic vitality, representing the interests of both individual and collective businesses, to all levels of government.
Leveraging our successful relationships with prominent business leaders, as well as elected officials, the chamber provides strong regional leadership—focusing on the business priorities within Oakville.
When it comes to your Oakville business, there is power in partnership.
Did you know we have made an impact in the Oakville community in many ways, notably, the chamber brought Crime Stoppers to Oakville!
The Oakville Chamber was the 2007 Chair’s Award recipient. This award is presented annually by the Ontario Chamber chambers developing outstanding new programs. The Chamber is also the recipient of the 2010 Advocacy Award for the Chamber's work with the Town on the creation of the an award-winning Economic Development Strategy and the 2012 Advocacy Award for our work on air quality issues.
"When you recommend, you receive $100 off your next renewal for each organization that joins. We enjoy passing that benefit on to our clients. When Luvali Convertibles joined the Chamber last month, the TKB Hanna & Associates Ltd. Savings were directed to Luvail's 2012 membership," Karen Hanna, Executive Coach, TKB Hanna & Associates Ltd.
“I strongly believe Chamber membership is important to your success. You win multiple ways: cost savings through programs, member-to-member discounts, generating leads and increased business, educational seminars and the camaraderie of fellow business owners. Our business has grown 500% in the past five years since actively participating in the Chamber,” Tom Tomblin, Owner, Canadian Model Trains
Government Relations & Advocacy
“They provided assistance and guidance when I was setting up my business. The Chamber helped me navigate the process at Town Hall and when I ran into issues, the Chamber knew who to call to get the issue resolved ," Dann Thew, Director, Bikram Yoga Oakville
Advertising & Partnerships
"Our membership in the Chamber has provided us a great conduit to the community. Through our partnerships on various events, we have been able to expand our profile and reach to potential customers. Advertising in the electronic newsletter has enabled us to target specific sales features at the store and we are able to feature our special events, " France Fournier, Marketing & Community Relations Specialist, Whole Foods Market, Oakville
"Joining the Chamber has put me in touch with other great resources in the community. Partnering with them, the Kerr Village BIA and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton has allowed us to expand our grassroots efforts with our Annual Environmental Awareness Days," Geoff Shore, Owner, Tim Hortons, 111 Cross Avenue, Oakville