Established in 1973, on the heels of amalgamation of three diverse founding communities in the City of Cambridge – The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce was formed through a merger of two Chambers in Galt and Preston with the Hespeler Merchants’ Association.
But long before the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce’s formation, industry was shaping the community and its people. The first mills earned Galt, Preston and Hespeler strong reputations for entrepreneurial and industry successes. From the beginnings of the Galt Board of Trade, formed on April 4, 1924, with Companies like Gore Mutual and Babcock and Wilcox, who still remain active Members, until today with world renowned ComDev in the aerospace industry, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada makers of the first Lexus to be built outside of Japan, Cambridge is widely known as diverse and innovative.
At the centre of the city’s vital business community is the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. Commanding a leadership role, the Chamber brings local businesses together as a single voice, supports quality and excellence, and helps to enhance the city’s economic prosperity. Currently the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce has over 1880 members, making us the 2nd largest Chamber of Commerce/Board of Trade in the Province of Ontario.
A non-partisan organization, funded solely by memberships, the Chamber works hard to address concerns of business, provide access to information resources and represent members at the municipal, provincial and federal levels of government.