Chamber Initiatives

The Shelburne & Area Chamber of Commerce works in a variety of ways to help to foster new business and support the current business community.

Some examples include:

Annual Bursary Awards: Shelburne and Lockeport: Given out annually to the student in Grade 11 or 12 who worked part-time during the year and carried full academic courses. Applications are sent to the High School in April each year and is awarded at the school closing in June.

Partnering & Hosting: The Chamber works with industry partners and other organizations to host workshops, seminars and trade shows which are beneficial to our local businesses community.

Local Festivals and Events: The Chamber supports festivals and events that celebrate our community. These significant events help the local economy by drawing visitors to the area.

Political Debates: The Chamber hosts debates for provincial and municipal elections.

Buy Small Win Big: The Chamber hosts an annual Shelburne & Lockeport Shop Local Event to encourage local holiday shopping in the area, supporting local businesses.

Christmas Social: In December the Chamber hosts this social event for the local business community members and guests. Usually held early in the month at the Osprey Arts Centre.

Hwy #103 Signage Project: This project is currently being completed by the Chamber to address the issue of signage along this highway and the importance of having a brand and keeping the signage current and presenting the best possible image to the travelling public.

Christmas Business Decorating Contest: The Chamber donates prizes each year to the business who has the best decorated store in the downtown area. These prizes are given out at the New Year’s Levee hosted by the Town of Shelburne.