Carleton Place...

A nice to place to visit, a great place to call home!




"The Chamber actively supports our local businesses and
community members."  
Read our MAY2017 newsletter

Your membership with the Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce is one of the most important investments that you can make as a business owner.

The Chamber is a membership based organization consisting of business owners just like you that are committed to making Carleton Place & District a great place to own a home, raise a family and run a business!

In addition to becoming a part of this dynamic group of business leaders, there are many other reasons to get involved with your local Chamber:

  • Visibility – stand out and get noticed in the community as a business leader committed to making our community better!
  • Credibility – raise your reputation – did you know that 50% of consumers are more likely to do business with a company that is a member of the Chamber?
  • Networking – it’s not just who you know, it’s who others know. Networking is a powerful way to grow your business.
  • Learning – get a competitive edge over non-members with exclusive training opportunities on a variety of hot topics
  • Have a Voice – Gain a say in what happens in government through the Chamber advocacy efforts.
  • Discounts – increase your purchasing power through member only discounts and perks

Chambers of Commerce are stronger than ever! By joining, you get member-only perks, exclusive advertising and networking opportunities, and a whole lot of exposure for yourself and your organization. Get on board and see how membership with the Chamber can make a difference in your business!

And becoming a part of the Chamber network is not as expensive as you might think! Memberships start at just $105 per year for sole proprietors. That’s less than $10 a month! 



Our Mission

The Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce exists to create and maintain a positive business climate in collaboration with local government bodies. We exist to encourage and foster free enterprise and economic development and promote tourism.

  • To help build the economy of Carleton Place and District.
  • To serve as the “Voice of Business” in our community and the surrounding area.
  • To facilitate business and social contact among members of the Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce and develop and maintain useful programs and services for membership
  • To communicate information on topical subjects of interest to teh membership
  • To promote a society and economy based on private enterprise and concern for the individual.
  • To work in concert with local development organizations in the creation, implementation and monitoring of an economic development strategy.
  • To implement a tourism strategy in collaboration with key stakeholders and to promote Carleton Place as a nice place to viist and a great place to call home.
  • To ensure the retention, involvement and growth of the Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce’s membership.
  • To enhance the image of the Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce by providing leadership for its members.
  • To enhance involvement with the Canadian and Ontario Chamber of Commerce


Chamber Ribbon Cuttings

Did you know the Chamber facilitates official Ribbon Cuttings, Grand Openings and Grand Re-Openings? This is a great FREE way to get word out about your business and always garners lots of press.

​Contact Jackie for more details.


Does your business need help?

Starting a business? 

If you're thinking abut launching a business in Carleton Place-Beckwith or, if your existing business needs a helping hand, better take AIM.

The Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce has assembled a group of seasoned entrepreneurs, each with a unique set of skills we are available to assist startups through concept-to-reality stages and provide a resource pool to help existing businesses meet challenges, manage growth and achieve success.

Mentors are available to assist with business plan development, marketing, financial projections and to help identify sources of capital.

To learn more about the AIM program for business development in Carleton Place-Beckwith, contact the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce, 170 Bridge Street, 613-257-1976.



Receive 20% off if you "Switch & Save" your business security system PLUS no charge for residential security system! Chamber Members also receive a free smoke or flood detector which is monitored 24 hours a day.  With ADT you can remotely arm, set your heat, turn off your lights , view and record video and more with your smart device with their new "pulse system"  Please call Terry Devlin 613-940-4993 and quote promotion code A176226.


Group Insurance for Your Small Business

"We've got you covered!"

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan has been protecting Canadian firms for over 40 years. From Victoria to St. John's, over 25,000 small to medium-sized businesses use the Chambers Plan to protect their employees with comprehensive group benefits including dental and health insurance – making it Canada's #1 employee benefits plan for small business.


First Data will confidently “Meet or Beat” any offer in the marketplace or they will pay the business a $1000 pre-paid Master Card”. With all the constant changes in the Merchant Services industry, this will allow First Data to not only remain flexible but also very competitive despite any offers in the marketplace.



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Join us for our upcoming Networking & Team Building Event! For the first time ever, two Chambers will join forces for this unique and memorable event!

Haven't tried paintball before? Think it will hurt? Think again - MARKED offers a low velocity paintball experience - safe enough for children but still 100% fun. This is a great opportunity for an evening of excitement with your friends and family, or better yet - your staff! Paintball is a great team building activity that breaks down the barriers between staff members and reduces stress in the workplace while providing  an exciting experience. Learn to utilize team development, effective leadership and communications to emerge victorious!

For $25, you get everything you need to play PLUS the best pizza around courtesy of Law & Orders.

Want more details? Contact Ashleigh or call 613-257-1976.

Our Business at Breakfast series is a great way to meet new customers and clients, build relationships and gain some insight into how other businesses operate.

​This month's speaker is Cathy James of Cat's Cove Communications. The hot topic? Working on your business - Find clarity, make and plan, and promote the awesome things you do.

​Stay after breakfast and join us for an official Ribbon Cutting as Open Doors celebrates their grand opening at 130 Lansdowne Ave!

WHAT: June Business at Breakfast & Ribbon Cutting
WHERE: Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth 130 Lansdowne, Unit 10, Carleton Place

WHEN: Wednesday June 28, 7:30 am - 9:00 am

​9:30 am Ribbon Cutting

To attend, please RSVP to Ashleigh or call the office at 613-257-1976.

*Please note, we now require payment upon registration. Thank you.



Come out to meet, greet and visit a Chamber member's place of business. These informal

events are hosted once every two months by a fellow Chamber member and usually include

light refreshments.  Held in the early evening from 5-7pm, you can attend directly after work,

or have dinner and return for a visit.This event is set up to facilitate drop-ins and are super

events to get yourself 'out there'. Put a face to your business, create relationships and develop new contacts!  Movers & Shakers are FREE events for Chamber members.



Join us for our new quarterly 12 at 12 business series!

New in 2017, we are introducing a quarterly 12 at 12 business series. Join us for lunch and a candid conversation about the needs of Small Business in our community.
We are committed to working closely with our business community as we position Carleton Place as a nice place to visit and a GREAT place to live. If you would like to find our more about our 12 @ 12 events and be a part of the conversation please contact Jackie.




On February 7, 2017, the inaugural Ontario Economic Report (OER), a landmark agenda aimed at shaping and informing future public policy was released by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and local Chambers across Ontario, including the Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce.

Each year the OER will present the collective voice of our membership through the Business Confidence Survey, the Business Prosperity Index and the Economic Outlook. It will also detail the policy priorities for the OCC for the coming year, based on economic research and consultation with our members. Your membership ensures that your voice in heard and that your business issues become priorities for the Chamber.

We encourage you to Read the report at: 

​Read the 2017 Ontario Economic Report.




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SAVE 25% off SHIPPING! As a member of the Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce, you gain access to the shipping services and experience of Purolator, where you will enjoy preferential pricing through a volume discount programPurolator is offering member discounts starting at 25% on Purolator Express® and Purolator Ground® suite of services. 



Save Big with the UPS® Members Benefit Program

Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce members, take advantage of the UPS Members Benefit Program and save on a variety of UPS services! You’ll receive 30% off small package shipments within Canada, to the U.S. and to worldwide destinations, 25% off imports into Canada, discounts starting at 75% off freight shipments, and more. To get started today, visit or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST. In addition, you can get 10% off printing, packaging, and mailbox rentals at The UPS Store®. Click here to obtain The UPS Store ‘Get More’ card.





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