|Store Type |||Community Services, Government Services|
|Cross Street |||6 Avenue SW and Centre Street|
Profile Last Updated: March 19, 2008
An organization offering value-added programs for large and small businesses alike, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce features speakers from major sectors within the economy, politicians and other public servants, plus annual events to help connect with the community. These initiatives include the International Business Series, an Aboriginal Awareness Series and Small Business Week.
The Calgary Chamber of Commerce dates back to 1890, and has remained a volunteer-driven and not-for-profit organization that leads and serves the business community. The group also owns the Odd Fellow Temple at the corner of Centre Street and Sixth Avenue, which allows them to offer fine dining, special events, a state-of-the-art business centre and guest speakers under one roof. With a membership of over 3,500 small, medium and large companies, the organization has been able to play an active role in most aspects of the economy. Members can make connections through others with countless networking opportunities, have their voice heard on key business issues, and stay connected through luncheons, seminars and other chamber events.
The business centre run by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce incorporates a café, meeting room and education centre for all its members, right in the heart of the downtown core. The members-only dining room is also available for bookings, and holidays can be celebrated with their special menus on Robbie Burns Day, Mother’s Day, Stampede time, or around the Christmas season.