Carleton Place...

A nice to place to visit, a great place to call home!



"The Chamber actively supports our local businesses and
community members."  
Read our  August 2017  newsletter


Your membership with the Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce is one of the most important investments that you can make as a business owner.

The Chamber is a membership based organization consisting of business owners just like you that are committed to making Carleton Place & District a great place to own a home, raise a family and run a business!

In addition to becoming a part of this dynamic group of business leaders, there are many other reasons to get involved with your local Chamber:

  • Visibility – stand out and get noticed in the community as a business leader committed to making our community better!
  • Credibility – raise your reputation – did you know that 63% of consumers are more likely to do business with a company that is a member of the Chamber?
  • Networking – it’s not just who you know, it’s who others know. Networking is a powerful way to grow your business.
  • Learning – get a competitive edge over non-members with exclusive training opportunities on a variety of hot topics
  • Have a Voice – Gain a say in what happens in government through the Chamber advocacy efforts.
  • Discounts – increase your purchasing power through member only discounts and perks

Chambers of Commerce are stronger than ever! By joining, you get member-only perks, exclusive advertising and networking opportunities, and a whole lot of exposure for yourself and your organization. Get on board and see how membership with the Chamber can make a difference in your business!

And becoming a part of the Chamber network is not as expensive as you might think! Memberships start at just $125 annually.

Our Mission

The Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce exists to create and maintain a positive business climate in collaboration with local government bodies. We exist to encourage and foster free enterprise and economic development and promote tourism.

  • To help build the economy of Carleton Place and District.
  • To serve as the “Voice of Business” in our community and the surrounding area.
  • To facilitate business and social contact among members of the Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce and develop and maintain useful programs and services for membership
  • To communicate information on topical subjects of interest to teh membership
  • To promote a society and economy based on private enterprise and concern for the individual.
  • To work in concert with local development organizations in the creation, implementation and monitoring of an economic development strategy.
  • To implement a tourism strategy in collaboration with key stakeholders and to promote Carleton Place as a nice place to viist and a great place to call home.
  • To ensure the retention, involvement and growth of the Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce’s membership.
  • To enhance the image of the Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce by providing leadership for its members.
  • To enhance involvement with the Canadian and Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Ribbon Cuttings

Did you know the Chamber facilitates official Ribbon Cuttings, Grand Openings and Grand Re-Openings? This is a great FREE way to get word out about your business and always garners lots of press.

​Contact Jackie for more details.


Upcoming Events

Our Business at Breakfast series is a great way to meet new customers and clients, build relationships and gain some insight into how other businesses operate.

WHAT: September Business at Breakfast
WHERE: ​Good Food Co., 31 Bridge Street, Carleton Place
WHEN: Wednesday September 27th, 7:30-9:00am

WHY: Meet like minded local business owners in a casual setting and expand your network

OUR SPEAKERS: Robin Hull, Alzheimers Society of Lanark County

To attend, please RSVP to Ashleigh or call the office at 613-257-1976.

*Please note, we now require payment upon registration. Thank you.




Voting is now open for the Business Awards of Excellence