Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

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Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

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  • Hamilton and District Chamber of Commerce
  • Hamilton Board of Trade

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The Hamilton Board of Trade was formed at a public meeting held in the Royal Exchange on April 29, 1845. Thirty-seven Hamilton businessmen attended. The constitution of the Board was adopted at this meeting and Isaac Buchanan was elected as first president. In 1920 the name was changed to the Hamilton Board of Commerce. Throughout the years, The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce has played an active part in the betterment of Hamilton business and ventures. Their achievement include the financing of the Royal Connaught, organizing the council of Social Agencies, The Chedoke Civic Golf Club, The Central Bureau of Family Welfare, and the relocation of McMaster University to Hamilton. It also contributes ongoing tourism and information initiatives promoting Hamiltonian expansion and development.


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