What does the Calgary Chamber do?

The Calgary Chamber of Commerce exists to help make businesses more successful, and in doing so, make Calgary the best place in the country to live, work, and grow a business. It’s a job we’ve been proud to do for 127 years.

Through those years the Chamber and its members have helped build an incredibly entrepreneurial, innovative, world-beating city—all out of a dusty prairie.

Today the Calgary Chamber’s focus remains unwavering: to help businesses grow and to improve the competitiveness of the business environment. To do this, the Chamber connects businesses, helps them grow through programs and new strategies, and expands their influence with policymakers.

Fun facts about the Calgary Chamber

  • We are a non-partisan, not-for-profit, member-based organization.
  • We aren’t a department of the City of Calgary. However, we do work closely with the City (and all levels of government) to help make the business environment more competitive.
  • We receive no annual funding from any level of government. We are completely funded through revenue generated by membership, events, sponsorship, advertising, and other ancillary services to the business community.
  • We were founded by businesses, for businesses, to help make Calgary the best place to live, work, and grow a business.

And remember, we may be 127 but this isn’t your great-grandfather’s Chamber.

We’ve shaken off “pale, stale and male” past and have transformed into a vibrant, fresh, and dynamic organization.

Engaged businesses and their leaders come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and genders—and we welcome all of them.

From young, vibrant new businesses and entrepreneurs to seasoned, mid-sized business owners and managers, to large corporations and business magnates, this is your Calgary Chamber.

Welcome. You belong here.

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