In Business, For Business.

about us

Our Motto: Positive, Progressive, and Prosperous.

mission statement
"To promote and improve the economic climate of the area, to support the needs and concerns of the business community and to enhance the civic and social well being of the community."

The Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization made up of businesses, professionals, community groups, and interested individuals. We have been established for 44 years and today we currently have over 200 members.

The Chamber is organized to advance the area's commercial, industrial, civic, and general interests, so that all areas of the business community will prosper. The Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce acts as a unified voice for business, enabling its membership to accomplish collectively, what no one person can easily do individually.

Each year a Board of Directors is elected by the membership. This Board establishes the goals and objectives for the year and works with the members and staff to accomplish our mission.

We provide information and referrals to businesses and the general public on a wide range of issues such as economic development, community activities, shopping areas, demographics, and professional services. As well, we are involved with all levels of government and a strong membership means we can lobby municipal, provincial, and federal governments for the betterment of our members and the community in general.

We seek solutions to today's economic and social problems and then we work towards the implementation of these solutions. The Chamber is a vehicle for action through which businesses can work together for the overall good of the communities we serve.

"In business, for business."

membership benefits
  1. Advocacy – Working for a Healthy Business Environment
    Advocacy is the heart and soul of Chamber activity. Your Chamber takes a stand on local, regional and national issues that affect business. It actively supports local businesses and lobbies for their benefit. The Chamber acts as your voice to government at all levels and provides a unified voice for municipalities and businesses.
  2. Networking – Expand Your Business Contacts
    “Networking” is one of the most important factors in business success. The Chamber hosts many business and social functions that provide the opportunity to network. These networking events allow you to expand your business and social contacts.
  3. Raise Your Company Profile
    The Chamber provides publicity opportunities through listings on the Chamber website and in Chamber Chronicle. Sponsorship of Chamber events provides exposure to a large segment of the business community. Your Chamber understands the importance of business exposure.
  4. Attend Educational Events – Luncheons, Roundtables and Seminars
    The Chamber hosts many educational events featuring informative and provocative guest speakers. Educational issues range from local politics to regional development and business issues.
  5. Attend Community Events – Business and Recreation
    The Chamber offers many community events for its members.
  6. Chamber Group Insurance Plan
    This plan gives all Chamber members, from a sole proprietor to large employers, the opportunity to be part of a high value, flexible group benefit insurance plan. Over 22,000 businesses across Canada are a part of the Group Insurance Plan.
  7. Chamber Merchant Credit Card Discount Program
    This discount allows merchant members a rate as low as 1.68% on MasterCard transactions, 1.79% on Visa transactions and as low as nine cents per transaction for Interac! Only as a Chamber Member can you enjoy such great discounts.
  8. Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce Website plays an important role in Chamber communication. It allows visitors to keep up to date with Chamber news and activities, view and register for Chamber events and e-mail questions and concerns.
  9. Gander Visitor Information Centre
    The Chamber operates the Gander Visitor Information Centre and offers advertising opportunities for businesses in the tourism industry. Last year the Centre provided information to more than 10,000 visitors. It is also an excellent summer employment opportunity for a number of local students.
  10. Members Supporting Members
    The Chamber encourages its members to support other members by with its “Shop Local” Campaign.
  11. Chamber Facilities
    Members have full access to the Chamber Boardroom and office facilities for meetings, internet access and staff that are dedicated to serving you.
  12. Strength in Numbers
    Chamber membership makes for a strong voice on important issues. The Chamber is associated with the Newfoundland and Labrador Chamber of Commerce, Atlantic Provinces Chambers of Commerce and Canadian Chamber of Commerce as mediums to lobby governments while demonstrating a strong voice fro business. The larger the Chamber membership, the stronger our voice becomes.