Hamilton’s oldest institution, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to contributing to the success of our members and our community.

Welcome to the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

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The RBC Royal Bank Citizen of the Year and the Hamilton Spectator Youth Volunteer of the Year Awards want to shine a spotlight on people whose 2015 contributions have helped build our ambitious city.

Nominations are now closed.  Nominees will be profiled in the Spectator and winners will be announced in March prior to the ceremony on March 31.  Stay tuned for details!


The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is the third oldest chamber of commerce in Canada, created in 1845 by Isaac Buchanan and other merchants considered to be the “Founding Fathers” of Hamilton.

Comprising many of the great leaders in Hamilton’s history over its 170 years, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has harnessed the collective ambition of its thousands of members to play a leading role in Hamilton becoming an important and leading Canadian city during the 20th century.

Like the City of Hamilton itself, the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is undergoing a tremendous transformation. We are an ambitious organization that strives to meet the various needs of our small business members while also providing city-building leadership to renew Hamilton.

We measure our success by the success of our members and the City of Hamilton.

Please follow the following links to learn more about our history and what we do.


Canadian Chamber of Commerce Presents: Five minutes for business (February 2016)

In the first edition of  February’s 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Senior Director, Economic, Read more


Business after Business – Homewood Suites

Come celebrate the Homewood’s second anniversary at their beautiful facility in the heart of downtown.

Join us for our monthly Read more


5 Minutes for Business: February 2016, Why Populism Is All the Rage

5 Minutes for Business: February 2016, Why Populism Is All the Rage Read more


Advertise with the Chamber

To advertise in our member directory or on our website, contact Diane Stephenson today.

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