Below are several events that occur as a regular part of Chamber programming. Other events may also take place for which sponsorships are available.


Event: MP & MPP Breakfast

Held: February
Attendance: 150 - 250
Sponsorship is Exclusive
Contact Person: Nancy Billard


Event: President's Event

Held: Early Spring
Description: Annual General Meeting. Honours the past president.
Benefits: Social Event. Networking opportunity.
Contact Person: Nancy Billard


Event: Business Excellence Awards Gala

Held: Late Spring
Attendance: 300 - 350
Sponsorship deadline is March 30 for most levels of sponsorship.
Description: Honouring individuals and businesses for outstanding achievements and contributions to our community. Click here to read the history of the Business Excellence Awards.
Benefits: Exposure in advertising and promotional material, acknowledgement in video presentation, recognition in pre-event flyers and online advertisements, acknowledgement in In Touch magazine, opportunity for your business to be showcased at the area’s premier business event of the year
Several sponsorship levels, beginning at $500.00. Sponsorship opportunities now available for our 2015 event, taking place on May 7th. View current list of sponsors for the 2015 gala.
Contact Person: Nancy Billard


Event: Women in Business

Held: Approximately six time annually, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month
Description: meetings designed to facilitate networking and professional development among women in business.
Dinner meetings with a focus on professional, personal and business development, featuring professional guest speakers.
Benefits: Networking opportunity to promote your business with others.
Sponsorships: Depending on the individual program, sponsorships begin at $150.
Contact Person: Leslie Barker


Event: Annual Trade Show

Held: September
Description: Offered once a year to all Chamber members in Brantford-Brant and Paris & District.  Vendors must apply to participate. Event is open to the public at no charge.
Exhibitor space is available to Chamber members only.
Benefits: low-cost networking opportunity and means of gaining public awareness about your business
Contact Person: Leslie Barker


Event: Seminars

Held: Various times throughout the year
Description: Educational opportunities that present relevant topics of interest to the business community.
Benefits: Opportunities to partner with other organizations in the community with common interests, networking, exposure in promotional materials and more.
Cost:  vary according to the costs associated with each seminar and expected attendance.
Various sponsorship opportunities are available such as sponsorship of the advertising, the venue, the meal, the guest speaker. Present us with your idea for a seminar!
Contact person: Charlene Nicholson


Event: Annual Chamber Golf Tournament and Banquet

Held:  June
Description: Golf Tournament and banquet.
Benefits: Promotion of your business to 144 participants.
Several sponsorship opportunities available including corporate event sponsorship, hole sponsorships, competition sponsorships, prize donations, etc.
Contact Person: Leslie Barker


Event: Mayors’ Luncheon & State of Communities Address

Held: September
Attendance: 175 – 225
Sponsorship is exclusive
Contact Person: Nancy Billard


Event: Financial Outlook Dinner

Held: late October
Sponsorship is exclusive and limited to the banking and investment community
Attendance: 125 - 150
Description: Senior Economist from the sponsoring financial institution delivers keynote address with an economic forecast for the upcoming year.
Benefits: Promote your company to other businesses in Brantford/Brant County. Company logo included on all promotional material. Excellent Media coverage, recognition at the event, speaking opportunities and more.
Contact Person: Nancy Billard


Event: Business After Hours

Held:  2nd Tuesday of each Month
Description: Business after Hours is a networking program that helps promote business in Brant County.
Benefits: Advertising of the event to all Chamber members through email notification and in our monthly magazine.
Opportunity to showcase your business. Opportunity to speak at the event to promote your business.
Networking Cost: $250.00 to host the event.  Host provides food & beverage for guests attending the event and a door prize valued at $25.00 or greater.
Event hosting is often booked several months to a year in advance. Contact the office for next available date or be placed on a waiting list.
Contact Person: Leslie Barker