The Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization representing the interests of more than 710 business members of all sizes and sectors in our region. Our members range innovative entrepreneurs to leading industry associations and large corporations. They all share one thing—they count on the Chamber to be their voice of business.
Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada (CACC) bestows the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of commerce with ACCREDITATION
On April 28th, 2018 the Accrediting Board of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce designated the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce as a Reaccredited Chamber.
Accreditation is a formal acknowledgement that the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce has been successfully evaluated by the CACC against rigorous national standards of policy, service and performance.
Accreditation indicates that a chamber of commerce operates under effective organizational procedures and contributes to a stronger voice of business in your community. To achieve this standing, an intensive self-assessment of operations in a number of areas of work, including governance procedures and advocacy has been undertaken.
WHO ARE WE?
We are Sarnia and Lambton County’s leading business organization and a nationally accredited Chamber. We are a 740+ member chamber of all business types and sizes whether small, mid-size or large. Our history is full of success stories about people and companies.
WHAT DO WE DO?
At the Sarnia Lambton Chamber, there is something for everyone. Does your small business need customers? Does your larger business need help solving problems or assistance? Are you a non-profit agency that needs help building community relationships? The Chamber has programs, events, advocacy initiatives, marketing opportunities, and publications to meet your needs.
It’s all here!
WHEN CAN THE CHAMBER HELP YOUR BUSINESS?
The Chamber is available when you need help. Whether it is to give assistance finding a new customer through networking, solving an HR issue, accessing group programs and benefits, helping you navigate government bureaucracies, or connecting your business to new prospects, the Chamber is here to connect you to resources and opportunities to grow your business.
WHERE IS THE CHAMBER?
We are conveniently located at 556 Christina St. N in Sarnia, ON. We represent 710+ businesses in Lambton County.
WHY THE SARNIA LAMBTON CHAMBER?
We exist to be your voice of the business community. We are here to connect businesses to government, education, non-profits and other businesses in order to create and promote a strong business climate. You can make a difference in your community.
Our history is certainly something for which we remain proud.
Over the past 100 years, the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce has played an active and vital role in Sarnia Lambton’s growth. But even before its official incorporation in 1905, the Chamber can trace its roots back to the late 1800s.
It all started on Feb. 26, 1860 with an informal meeting of prominent businessmen who wanted to increase economic trade and manufacturing within the town. A second meeting in 1871 took place of local merchants who again wanted to secure profitable industries and increase the economic growth of the city.
In 1905, 33 local businessmen officially formed The Sarnia Board of Trade, with Sarnia Lambton’s economic prosperity in mind. Early on, the Board of Trade made a number of notable accomplishments. In 1909, the board successfully attracted a canning factory to the city benefiting local farmers and business, installed incandescent lighting along Front Street and increased marketing of Sarnia as a tourist destination.
You can read more in detail by Stephen Huebl of the Sarnia Historical Society HERE
The Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce is a non-share not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Board of Trade Act.
Committed to supporting Sarnia Lambton’s thriving business community, the Chamber is governed by members of a highly dedicated volunteer Board of Directors. Our directors are from companies of various sizes and sectors and reflect the diversity of our membership.
Each director brings with him/her a wealth of knowledge and experience and is committed to community leadership and supporting the Chamber’s mission. The board meets regularly to approve policy and to make decisions around the general governance of the Chamber.
Please note tht the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominations from members to sit on the Board of Directors, for 2020.
The Board of Directors is responsible for all aspects of policy and strategic direction of the Chamber.
—Oversight and governance of policy and procedures
—Represent the interests of members
—Regular attendance and participation at monthly meetings
Successful Board nominees will have the following qualifications:
—A track record of leadership in their areas of expertise or business
—Experience representing the voice of business
—Experience in community building
—A reputation for high ethical standards in business
—A track record of involvement with the Chamber of Commerce and related organizations
We count on the expertise, experience, and enthusiasm of our directors to guide and advise the organization throughout the year. This is an important role for our organization and one that is rewarding as well—especially given that the success of our business leadership strategies ultimately makes a real difference in the growth and health of our community.
Members may nominate themselves using a downloadable application, which can be accessed HERE. The deadline is Friday, December 4, 2019 at 4 p.m.
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Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst empowering business to succeed.
We are the nexus of local business dedicated to fostering vibrant, diverse and prosperous communities
- Members matter
- Volunteers, staff and partners are important
- Respecting historical roots
- Healthy entrepreneurial community
- Respect confidentiality and privacy of information.