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About the Chamber

Mission Statement

The Cochrane & District Chamber of Commerce supports and promotes the business community and area development by inspiring and servicing businesses to ensure a healthy, innovative economic future.

Our Motto

Your Business Voice.

Guiding Principles

Our ambition is to be an organization that:

  1. Thrives
    • Model organization
    • Grow the membership and other revenue opportunities
    • Grow our influence and impact
  2. Contributes to Its Members’ Success
    • With excellent customer service
    • Connecting our members to friends in business (customers/partners/providers), cost-savings (affinity benefits), educational opportunities and local business intelligence
    • A service provider/lifeline in business (“You do what you do best, we help with the rest.”)
  3. Strengthens Cochrane & District Chamber of Commerce as an Anchor Institution
    • Building on our 40-year history of supporting progressive city- and community-building initiatives
    • “Your Business Voice,” thought leader and change agent for a more prosperous community through policy and advocacy
    • Active anchor institution that fully takes advantage of our greatest asset: our convening power
  4. Connects Cochrane to our Region and the World
    • The face of Cochrane in our regional, provincial and national networks
    • Cultivate strategic partnerships with organizations that strengthen our organization (Town of Cochrane, Cochrane Economic Development, Cochrane Tourism, etc.)
    • Opening market opportunities for our members
  5. Is Inclusive and Welcoming
    • We reflect the community’s social and economic diversity
    • Support certain initiatives with an economic imperative

Cochrane & District Chamber of Commerce is a member-based group of business people in the Cochrane region. Based in the historic ranching Town of Cochrane, Alberta, the Chamber exists to promote local business and ensure a strong economy. Like the visionary pioneers who established commerce in the western outposts, our current members seek to find new solutions to emerging challenges.

The Cochrane & District Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic group. Members can participate as much or as little as they like. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected from our active membership. The Board sets policy and represents the members’ interests by being the voice of business.

The Chamber seeks opportunities to host events which promote members’ business. Annual events include the Cochrane Trade Show, Lunch and Learns and the Cochrane Community Awards Gala. Each of these events showcases local business and allow the public to experience local establishments.

Networking events and business training opportunities are held each month. Spotlights on local businesses appear in local media and on the website. Discounted rates on group health plans, merchant services, fuel programs and much more are offered exclusively to members.

Cochrane & District Chamber of Commerce is constantly striving to provide value for our members.