Milton Chamber of Commerce helps build a healthy Business Community

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The Milton Chamber of Commerce is proud to have a strong history of working with the Town of Milton and other partners to create a healthy business community. In fact, we’ve been doing that since the Chamber was established in 1888. And, since Milton is Ontario’s fastest growing community, we’re obviously doing things right!

The Milton Chamber, with over 700 member businesses, is part of a national network of Chambers and Boards of Trade representing 200,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions. Together, Chambers are the largest business association in Canada, and the country’s most Influential.

We advocate for public policies that will foster a strong, competitive economic environment that benefits businesses. The Chamber also creates networking opportunities so members can support one another, promotes member businesses, and hosts events to celebrate excellence, inform members and build our community. We also run the Milton Farmers’ Market, now in its 45th year, to support local agriculture and bring Miltonians and area residents to Main Street.

Milton is at the geographic centre of the Toronto – Waterloo Innovation Corridor and the Chamber is proud to be a leader in driving a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, building business competitiveness and driving productivity and economic growth. The Town’s vision to create an Innovation Centre at the Milton Education Village has built a strong foundation for our role in the Innovation Corridor. This will truly be enhanced as Laurier University and Conestoga College expand their Milton presence.

In support of Milton’s larger employers, the Chamber recently created an HR Roundtable. This peer-to-peer resource group allows area HR professionals to share best practices, discuss issues, and problem solve. The Chamber also partners with the Lazaridis School (of Business and Economics) at Laurier and CN to host a World Class Supply Chain Summit. Delegates discuss the future of supply chain and logistics – in Milton, Canada and beyond. Since Milton is well-placed within one of the world’s most significant transportation corridors and has a diversity of manufacturing, distribution/warehouse and food production industries, supply chain is a critical issue.

Connecting, developing, and empowering young entrepreneurs and professionals is key to Milton’s future success. The Milton Young Professionals (MYP) network, an initiative of the Chamber, is a nurturing community of like-minded, ambitious, and diverse professionals that connect, network, and interact with one another through events, community involvement, and a learning series featuring guest speakers.

The Milton Chamber is also pleased to offer savings opportunities to its members through the Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance program, preferred First Data Visa – MasterCard merchant rates, Grand & Toy discounts, and more!

Milton is a great place to live, work and play, and the Chamber is striving to make it even better. Be sure to join us!