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The Chamber actively supports our local business community.

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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 63% 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 $125 annually

Our Vision

Working with local businesses, government and community leaders to foster a thriving, prosperous and welcoming community


Our Mission

Supporting successful local business and tourism, business-financial literacy and community economic development through quality programs and services; an effective catalyst for the growth and prosperity of our community.



Join us for Networking

Chamber After Five Mixer

Calling all Business Owners in Mississippi Mills / Carleton Place / Beckwith and surrounding areas!

Find out more about how a Chamber can support your local business!
WHAT: Chamber After Five Mixer
WHERE: Equator Coffee, 451 Ottawa St, Almonte
WHEN: Thursday January 11, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHY: To find out more about the benefits of networking with other local business owners, the value of a Chamber of Commerce, and meet some members of the Carleton Place & District Chamber
TO REGISTER or call the office at 613.257.1976

Join us for Training

Living Well with Dementia Training Workshop

Join us for a free workshop and become a Dementia Friendly Business!
WHO: The Chamber of Commerce, Mills Community Support and the Alzheimers Society of Lanark Leeds and Grenville present the Blue Umbrella Program Training Partnership
WHAT: Register for one of our workshops and take part in the 45 minute training session. Educate your staff on how to best serve those with dementia and their care partners.
WHERE:  Fifty Allan Luxury Condos, 127 Bridge Street, Carleton Place
WHEN: Tuesday January 16, 2018 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Pakenham Public Library, 28 MacFarlane St, Pakenham
WHEN: Thursday January 17, 2018 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Mills Community Support Offices, 67 Industrial Dr, Almonte
WHEN: Tuesday January 30, 2018 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
WHY: expand your customer base and help build an inclusive and welcoming community


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.


Special Anniversary/and Event Recognition

Are you celebrating a special Event or Anniversary? We want to know about it and want to help you celebrate!

Whether you are marking your first year in Business or your 40th, let us know how to plan to mark your Anniversary and we'll help you spread the word!

Or if you want to host a special event for Chamber members, give us a call and we'll help you get planning.

For more inforrmation please call our office at 613-257-1976 or drop us an email.




Join Now 

Are you interested in growing your business in 2018? 

​Don't delay.. join the Chamber today and let us help you!








Join us for Breakfast

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.

WHAT: January Business at Breakfast
WHERE: ​The Waterside Retirement Residence, 105 McNeely Avenue, Carleton Place
WHEN: Wednesday January 24, 7:30-9:00am

WHY: Meet like minded local business owners in a casual setting and expand your network

OUR SPEAKERS: Janet Foster of Collins Barrow will dicuss top tax tips for 2018 for Small Business Owners

To attend, please RSVP via email or call the office at 613.257.1976

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



Join us for Learning

One Day Employer Symposium



DATE: Thursday February 1, 2018

LOCATION: The Grand Hotel Ballroom, 7 Bridge Street, Carleton Place

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: If you are a Business Owner, Manager or Leader

BENEFITS TO YOU: Invest one day to focus on key issues impacting companies. You know how important it is to invest time to focus on finding and retaining talent, understanding and maximizing millennials' potentials, strategies for dealing with  mental health challenges in the workplace, new legislations - and all while you ar running your company.

We've listened to you and created the 2018 Employer Symposium in partnership! This event is bringing together experts, accomplished business owners and community professionals. They will share practical and effective human resource strategies allowing you to focus on your business.



Registration fee is $50 per person and should be paid at time of registration. The following are the two options for registering:

  • Register through the Canadian Career Academy by emailing, calling 613-257-3237 or coming in person to 92 Bridge St., Carleton Place.  If registering through the Canadian Career Academy payment is required by cheque or cash only.
  • Register through Eventbrite at  Eventbrite will allow you pay with a credit card, but there is an additional  $4.16 fee.



MNP Handbook: Steering Through Change

Late last year, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC)  alongside MNP, Canada's leading accounting, tax and business consulting firm, released a comprehensive handbook to help Ontario's business community navigate the incoming changes from Bill 148 (Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act).

The handbook outlines the potential risks employers can expect from Bill 148, and offers human resources and operational strategies to help mitigate the impact. This handbook will be especially helpful to smaller firms and we believe this will be a very helpful resource.