There are many opportunities with the Chamber to network – through networking and educational events, Chamber Plus Network groups and volunteering on a committee. No matter the size or nature of your business, networking plays a significant role in keeping your company visible in a relationship-based business climate.
Our range of events and networking opportunities have a strong following from all sizes of organizations, small, medium, and large. Our 90+ annual events range from small group events like our educational Peer2Peer groups to our annual Business Expo and Business Excellence Awards Gala which attracts over 1200 and 900 attendees, respectively.
Chamber membership extends to your entire organization, so all of your employees are encouraged and invited to participate in any of our events or committees.
We bring our members together, giving you opportunities to interact and network!
Stay up to date with what’s happening right now by taking a look at the Chamber Events Calendar. With over 90 events hosted by the Chamber this year you won’t want to miss a single thing!
Year after year the Chamber hosts events that attract hundreds of attendees and have become staples of the Waterloo Region community. From the Business Excellence Awards Gala that recognizes the best and the brightest our business community has to offer to our annual Chamber Golf Scramble, each of the Chamber’s Annual Premier Events should not be missed.
To go along with our annual premier events the Chamber hosts a number of Networking Event Series that go on throughout the year. The event series’ include our Business After 5, Chamber Young Professionals, Networking Breakfast series, Point of View luncheons, and the Women’s Leadership series. Each series has it’s own personality and focus. Be sure to check out each series and see how the networking and connections from the events can help you!
The Business Excellence Awards Gala is one of the top premier events not only in the Chamber event calendar but in the entire Waterloo Region community. If there is one event that the business community routinely marks in their calendar not to miss is the Chamber Gala. Throughout the night 12 awards are given out to deserving entrepreneurs, businesses, and community volunteers.
Looking for leads and new contacts? Join a Chamber Plus Networks (CPN) group as it is a strong and proven program that helps increase your business sales, networking skills and your referral base. The weekly or bi-weekly meetings include networking, new learning, leadership opportunities, exchanging business referrals and leads.
The Chamber can only operate with the help of a group of dedicated volunteers. We welcome any interested professionals in the Region to apply for a volunteer position that interests them most.
Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in. – Author Unknown
Take a look at our Partners sections where we recognize the leaders in our community who are strong supporters of the Chamber and its events, programs, and initiatives. The Chamber would not be the organization it is today without the support of all our corporate and community partners.