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  June 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 50% 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 $105 per year for sole proprietors. That’s less than $10 a month! 



Request for Proposals


The Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce is seeking proposals for the redevelopment, redesign and implementation of a comprehensive website for that will tell the story of “who we are” and “what we do,” increasing the awareness of the Chamber’s offerings, services and capabilities of the organization and our region.

The tender proposal package will be available on the Chamber website on Friday June 23, 2017 at 9:00 am EST and final tender documents shall be submitted to the Chamber office on or before Friday July 21, 2017,4:00 pm EST.   Proposals received after the submission deadline specified above will not be considered under any circumstances.

This is an open and competitive process and the lowest or any bid may not necessarily be accepted.

A complete tender information package can be found at



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.

Our next ribbon cutting will be Wednesday, June 28th at Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth - 130 Lansdowne Avenue, Unit 10, Carleton Place at 9am. Join us as we welcome this fantastic organization into their new location!





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.

​This month's topic: 

Using Storytelling in Your Business: Selling and communicating with clients at a deeper level

Are you bringing your clients to life? Or...putting them to sleep? During this Breakfast session, Cathy and Toby James of Cat's Cove Communications will outline how to use storytelling to connect with your customer/client base while keeping your sales in mind

​Stay after breakfast and join us for an official Ribbon Cutting as Open Doors celebrates their grand opening at 130 Lansdowne Ave!

WHAT: June Business at Breakfast & Ribbon Cutting
WHERE: Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth 130 Lansdowne, Unit 10, Carleton Place

WHEN: Wednesday June 28, 7:30 am - 9:00 am

​9:00 am Ribbon Cutting

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

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

Does your business need help?

Starting a business? 

If you're thinking abut launching a business in Carleton Place-Beckwith or, if your existing business needs a helping hand, better take AIM.

The Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce has assembled a group of seasoned entrepreneurs, each with a unique set of skills we are available to assist startups through concept-to-reality stages and provide a resource pool to help existing businesses meet challenges, manage growth and achieve success.

Mentors are available to assist with business plan development, marketing, financial projections and to help identify sources of capital.

To learn more about the AIM program for business development in Carleton Place-Beckwith, contact the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce, 170 Bridge Street, 613-257-1976.