The Voice of Business in the Haliburton Highlands

The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce was originally created in 1936 to fulfill a need for tourism information and was reformed in 1961 as a Chamber of Commerce to better serve the needs of the business community in Haliburton County.

The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce provides a wide variety of functions – we advocate to all levels of government, encourage Chamber members and businesses to use local resources first, as well as provide discounts and cost savings. We are proud to represent and promote more than 250 members of the local businesses in the Haliburton Highlands.

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A little known fact regarding the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce: The official Highlands of Haliburton Tartan was commissioned by the Chamber in 1963.

What is a Chamber of Commerce?

A Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesspeople who have joined together to promote the civic, commercial and industrial interests in the community.

What do we do?

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce lists three primary functions of a Chamber, which HHCC does our best to abide by:

Lobby Government for changes that positively affect business. As a member of both the Ontario and Canadian Chambers of Commerce, HHCC is able to bring local business concerns to the provincial and federal stage. HHCC also has a working relationship with municipal councils, MP and MPP in Haliburton County to address local business concerns.

Provide Member Services such as value-added benefits and discount programs to its members to support profitable, prosperous business.
Facilitate Networking and Cross Selling.

How is the Chamber funded?

The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce is a registered not-for-profit and is not associated with any government agency or program. Funds are generated through membership dues, Chamber Breakfasts, the Business & Community Achievement Awards, and other Chamber events.

Mission & Vision

What is our Vision?

The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce wants to see every business in Haliburton County a thriving, successful venture year round, bringing wealth and prosperity to both the business community and its people.

What is our Mission Statement?

Through its leadership, the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce is committed to strengthening business and community through advocacy, networking, participation, education and services. As a member-based business advocacy organization we are dedicated to providing a strong voice in support of the economic vitality of our community.

Join the Chamber today!

Board of Directors

Mark Bell (President)
Retired Executive & Property Owner

Joe Cox (1st Vice President)
Thomas Contracting

Simon Payn (2nd Vice President)
The Highlander

Lisa Tompkins (Secretary)
Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation

Greg Hebert (Treasurer)
Oakview Lodge & Marina

Melissa Valentini
Up Right Roofing Inc.

Terri Matthews -Carl
Rhubarb Restaurant

Nick Folco
The Noble Barber

Amy Joanu
Beauty Basics by Amy

Joy Shikaze
MJS Communications

Ron May
Mortgage Broker

Andrea Strano (Past President)
RE/MAX North Professionals – Parish & Strano Real Estate