Upcoming Events

Social Media Academy: Social Media Ads, Contests & Sweepstakes

Brought to you by: Moore Creative Consulting

Thursday, October 24th 2019 ~ 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Stratford Public Library Auditorium (2nd Floor)

Are you getting the most of your ad or social media contest? Are you using the information gained to make your presence stronger? If not, this workshop is your guide for setting the best possible social media ad and running the most engaging contests.  

Topics Covered: 

  • How to optimize your Facebook ad
  • A/B testing & utilizing results 
  • How to run an effective social media contest 
  • How to incorporate sweepstakes and collect email addresses 

Open to Chamber Members Only. Click here to register today!

A Cause for Collaboration: 16th Annual Industry Luncheon

In Partnership with the Stratford & Area Builders’ Association

Friday, November 1st 2019 ~ 11:00am – 2:30pm

Stratford Country Club, 53 Romeo Street North

We’re excited to announce another year of partnership with the Stratford & Area Builders’ Association’s Industry Luncheon, now in its 16th year. We are teaming up on Friday, November 1st at the Stratford Country Club to bring you an event that offers insight into the power of collaboration with fellow businesses.

Attendees of this Luncheon will be given the opportunity for some fantastic networking with members from both organizations, visit the tasting booth for a complimentary drink, and then be treated to a delicious plated lunch. Once lunch is cleared, they’ll be inspired by our Keynote Speaker, entrepreneur and business mogul Troy Loop, who will share his behind-the-scenes story about a ‘synergy’ with entrepreneurs in the town of Kingsville, and how they are working together toward the same goal with an appreciation for where they live, work and play!  

Each guest will walk away with their very own swag bag full of items from Kingsville, valued over $35.

This collaboration story among businesses was covered by the CBC, which you can read by clicking here.

Space is limited, so click here for registration and sponsorship details.

Social Media Academy: Application and Analytics

Brought to you by: Moore Creative Consulting

Thursday, November 7th 2019 ~ 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Stratford Public Library Auditorium (2nd Floor)

You’ve come to understand the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of social media, but now you must implement everything you know! This workshop is your chance to work as a team to create the best possible campaign. You can get ready to go live or we can go live together! Then, we’ll chat about using analytics to perfect your social media strategies. 

Topics Covered: 

  • Setting a campaign outline 
  • Tweaking your campaign idea 
  • Using Google analytics and social media results to enhance your strategy

Open to Chamber Members Only. Click here to register today!

November Business After 5 Toy Drive

Hosted by Revival House

Wednesday, November 13th 2019 ~ 5:15pm – 7:00pm

70 Brunswick St, Stratford

Every month the Business After Five is the best place for those in the business community to meet some new faces and re-connect with some familiar ones.

Our November Business After Five is always a special one; our annual toy drive for the Stratford House of Blessing helps give families in our community a great Christmas! Revival House is our amazing host for this seasonal event in honour of a worthy cause.

Experts agree that networking is the single most powerful marketing tool to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organization. After all, people do business with those they Know, Like and Trust.

Come on out and join the friendly faces of Revival House and the staff & board of the Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce for a free drink, some snacks, prizes and lively networking! There is no cost for members. Non-members can still join in the fun for $10.  Please bring a new, unwrapped toy.

Click here to register today!

After the Election: How Government Impacts your Business

Key Speaker: Ontario Chamber of Commerce President Rocco Rossi

Monday, November 25th 2019 ~ 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Quality Inn, 1144 Ontario St, Stratford

Join the Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce for an afternoon with OCC President Rocco Rossi, who will be leading a discussion on the impact the newly elected federal government will have on your business. A short Q & A session with Mr. Rossi will follow his presentation. 

Everyone welcome. Free for Chamber members, $10 + hst for non-members.

Advance registration is required. Please click here to register.

About the Speaker, OCC President Rocco Rossi:

A successful entrepreneur and business executive, champion fundraiser, and dedicated public servant, Rocco Rossi joined the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) in 2018 as President and CEO.

Prior to joining the OCC, Rossi served as President and CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada, and the CEO of Heart and Stroke Foundation.

His passion for public policy has led him to stand for election both for the position of Mayor of Toronto and for MPP. He is a graduate of McGill and Princeton.

Rossi currently serves as a member of the Board and Audit Committee of TerraVest Industries. A past board member of United Way of Greater Toronto and other charities, Mr. Rossi has been an active community builder. In fact, in 2012 he was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for his Philanthropic and Community service.

December Business After 5 Food Drive

Hosted by BELFOR Property Restorations

Wednesday, December 11th 2019 ~ 5:15pm – 7:00pm

457 Douro St, Stratford

Every month the Business After Five is the best place for Chamber members to meet some new faces and stay up to date with some familiar ones. Experts agree that networking is the single most powerful marketing tool to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organization.

Our December Business After Five is always a special one; our annual food drive for the Stratford House of Blessing helps give families in our community a great Christmas!
BELFOR is Canada’s leading disaster recovery and damage restoration company for both residential and commercial properties.  They operate more than 35 full-service BELFOR Property Restoration offices in eight provinces from the mountain ranges of western Canada to the eastern Atlantic coastline.

For properties affected by water damage, fire damage, storm damage or mould damage, BELFOR offers more services and solutions than any other restoration company.  

Join the Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce for some drinks, snacks, merriment and mingling during the December Business After 5 at BEFOR Property Restorations!

Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation. Happy Holidays!

Click here to register today!