The purpose of the Calgary Chamber is to build a business community that thrives. We live into this purpose by fostering an inclusive and holistic business community—one that doesn’t separate itself into different sectors by industry.
Being a Chamber member gives you a badge of ownership and a vibrant business community to belong to. We provide a Podium of Record, where we are the strong voice having critical conversations with policymakers about economic issues. We provide programs and expertise that will business grow and thrive. As a Chamber, we are over 130 years old (three years older than Calgary) — our foundation was built on promoting a railroad for Calgary and we have never stopped advocating for a stronger Calgary business community.
Ranging from large to small companies, and spanning all industries, the Chamber’s membership base is truly diverse group of local businesses.
That diversity lends credibility to the organization, as legislators and regulators understand our positions represent the whole business community, and not just the special interests of one industry. You can see all our different members in our Members Directory, and represented in the pictures throughout our website.
The Calgary Chamber is a member-based association that receives no annual funding from any level of government. We are funded through revenue generated by membership, events and sponsorship, advertising, and other ancillary services to the business community.
As a member-driven organization, we frequently survey our members to determine their priorities on key business issues, as well as to gauge their satisfaction with the programs and services they have access to.
The priorities of the Chamber members are recognized by most policy makers as the official agenda of the business community, and are used to help guide the work of our policy team.
The Calgary Chamber is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that has acted as the primary connector between government and the local business community since our founding more than 130 years ago.
As a non-partisan organization representing a diverse group of businesses, the Chamber is recognized for its long-standing record of credibility. When we advocate for change on key issues to improve the business environment, government listens and more often than any other pro-business organization in the city, we get results.
Joining your trade association is one of the smartest decisions you will ever make. They are your strongest advocate and representation that impact only your industry.
But in addition to industry-specific issues, you need an organization that can act as a strong advocate on your business’ behalf so that policymakers are aware of your concerns on issues that impact more than just your industry—like taxation, labour code, climate leadership, municipal direction, and more. That’s where we come in.
We strongly recommend supporting both your trade association and the Calgary Chamber.
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