Preserving Our Past and Promoting Our Future
It is the vision of the South Grenville Chamber of Commerce to build a prosperous Community of South Grenville by increasing Business Retention and Economic Growth through Teamwork and Innovation.
The Prescott Board of Trade was formed in 1893, at which time its main industries were Labatt, McCarthy's Breweries, and J.P. Wiser & Sons Distillery. The era introduced electric lighting, the first Bell Telephone installations, and the beginning of construction on the Town's first water and sewage systems.
The Board of Trade promoted growth and progress of the Town as a shipping, rail and retail trading centre. The Board had the full backing of the business community, and, although it suffered some periodic lapses of interest over the next century it remains today a united force dedicated to the prosperity of the community.
The original Board of Trade was changed to the Prescott Chamber of Commerce in 1931, and to the Prescott and District Chamber of Commerce in 1990.
To date the Chamber has over 150 members from the Town of Prescott, the Township of Augusta and Township of Edwardsburg/Cardinal. The Chamber is most effective locally but is also a part of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. For well over a century its Directors and members have been influential in directing the area's growth, economic development, tourism and quality of life for the community. Through our growing membership and involvement in projects and events in the community the Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting its members and their businesses and services, striving to make our community a better place to live, work and play.
We invite you to browse through our web site to see what benefits the South Grenville Chamber of Commerce can bring to your organization and/or event. We encourage you to view our Member Directory, with listings of companies, products and services.
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