Welcome to the Huron Chamber of Commerce – Goderich, Central and North Huron. At the Huron Chamber, we believe people do business with who they know, so we create opportunities for businesses to connect with each other and build business relationships.
The Huron Chamber is comprised of approximately 200 local business members who work together for the betterment of our community. We are passionate about improving our community while we grow healthy businesses. We are a volunteer driven association with a Board of Directors and volunteer committees that work collaboratively to meet our goals and mission.
“To be the voice of business dedicated to the promotion of economic development and prosperity for the enrichment of the community” is our commitment to our members and business community. As business members we need to promote a viable and healthy civic and business climate.
2020 Spirit of Success Awards
Nominations are now open for the Huron Chamber of Commerce – Goderich, Central and North Huron Spirit of Success Awards, recognizing businesses, organizations and individuals that shine in our communities.
Businesses that provide stellar service, individuals who provide leadership in the business community, and other criteria of excellence are outlined in the five sponsored award categories: Goderich Signal-Star Community Impact Award, Downtown Goderich BIA Award, MicroAge Basics Service Award, Tourism Goderich Hospitality Business Award and Zehrs Goderich Retail Business Award.
(Full description of award categories below the nomination form).
Any business in Goderich, Central and North Huron is eligible for nomination in the Spirit of Success Awards. Nominate yourself, nominate that business you’ve relied on through the pandemic, nominate an event you attend every year, but please nominate.
Award winners will be selected by a panel of three judges, and the top winner will be named the Huron Chamber Business of the Year. Winners will be announced during a Facebook Live event on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 4:30 pm at www.facebook.com/huronchamber.
This event is co-sponsored by Libro Credit Union and Zehrs Goderich. Awards are sponsored by Artech Signs and Graphics.
Full List of Categories:
Goderich Signal-Star Community Impact Award
Vote for your favourite event that has happened in 2020.
This could be a sport event, a fundraising event, a festival – whatever was special.
This could have been organized by a group, or an individual.
Your nomination must have made a positive impact on the community.
Downtown Goderich BIA Award
Presented to a service or not for profit business establishment in the Downtown Goderich BIA district;
that enhances the quality of life and/or health and/or welfare of our community, by offering professional service in the field of financial, health and wellness, educational or welfare assistance.
MicroAge Basics Service Award
(This award is for non-retail, non-hospitality businesses.)
Demonstrates excellence in customer service leadership on a consistent basis.
The business & staff go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction with their service/ product.
Recognizes and rewards employees with positive incentives for providing excellent customer service.
Tourism Goderich Hospitality Business Award
A hospitality sector business that demonstrates excellence in customer service on a consistent basis. Community minded and supportive. Always creates a special customer experience.
Zehrs Goderich Retail Business Award
A Retail sector business that demonstrates excellence in customer service on a consistent basis, is community-minded and supportive, and always puts the customer’s needs first.
Mayor’s Event 2020
Huron Chamber of Commerce – Goderich, Central and North Huron is hosting the Mayor’s Series, a Facebook Live Event every Tuesday at 4:30 pm at facebook.com/huronchamber from Oct. 6 to Nov. 10.
Each week, Goderich Mayor John Grace will chat with staff, committee chairs, and professionals who have a handing in shaping Goderich’s economy and community.
This forum allows the business community and others to ask questions directly of the mayor and his guests.
Read about upcoming events and watch past events here.
Face coverings mandatory in Huron Perth businesses starting July 17
July 9, 2020 – Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron and Perth counties, will issue formal instructions to employers to require the use of face coverings in all commercial establishments, effective Friday, July 17.
These instructions will require business owners to implement a policy for the use of non-medical masks or face coverings; including the expectation that people entering will wear a face covering.
Read the full story here.