GODERICH – Plans for the first corporate challenge are under way, after a three-decade hiatus for this fun and zany afternoon for the business community.

After a tornado, a pandemic and the threat of a recession, the Chamber sure it’s the right time to bring business owners and staff together to challenge their brains and brawn, share a few laughs and try to capture our top three awards.

The Huron Chamber of Commerce- Goderich, Central and North Huron and Engage Goderich have teamed up to present the Royal LePage Heartland Realty 2023 Corporate Challenge, with a nod of thanks to our title sponsor.

Illustrative with two logos - Huron Chamber of Commerce and Engage Goderich.

“Engage Goderich is extremely excited to bring the Corporate Challenge back and partnering with the Chamber of Commerce is a perfect fit for our newly formed board. Providing networking, connectivity, recognition and fun are all main pillars of what both organizations want to bring attention to in Goderich. We cannot wait to see all of our attendees having fun, making memories and starting an amazing tradition for their teams, hopefully for years to come,” said Ralph Rubino, who is a director on the boards of both organizations.

The Challenge will be held Friday, June 23 at the Memorial Arena, 180 McDonald St., Goderich. Organizers expect the weather gods will co-operate and provide a warm-but-not-too-warm and sunny-but-not-too-sunny day to hang out outdoors. Should it rain, the event will head indoors.

Check in at 12:30 pm. Opening ceremonies at 1 pm, with competition to follow. Closing ceremonies and awards at 4:30 pm. Spectators welcome.

“There’s a buzz out there. Whether they’re members or non-members, businesses are ready for the challenge. They’re ramping up their competitive spirit and gathering team players. Big brains or big muscles alone won’t win the top trophy. Every person brings their own set of skills to a team that will likely be called upon over the course of the afternoon,” said Heather Boa, who is operations manager for The Chamber.

A Chamber committee is sworn to secrecy on the zany competitions that are in the works. But they say there are Challenge Stations that will put problem-solving, brute strength, attention to detail, communication, patience and teamwork to the test. Certainly, there’s no cheating, but if you can distract your competition, go for it. This is also a chance to dress in some crazy uniforms.

Chamber members and non-members welcome. Member rate, $175, will apply if the majority of team players are from Chamber member businesses. Non-member team rate is $225. If you want to participate but are short a few players, organizers will try to connect you.

Square Brew will be set up for beverages and Harbour Hill Retirement Community will run the barbecue. Stuff some cash in your socks ’cause these folks may not be set up for plastic.

Title sponsor is Royal LePage Heartland Realty. Refreshment tent sponsor is Jodi Snell, Real Estate Broker, EXP Realty Brokerage.

To register a team, volunteer or learn more about challenge sponsorship, please visit the Chamber’s website huronchamber.ca/2023-corporate-challenge or call the office at 519-440-0176. Registration deadline is June 16.



Heather Boa

Operations Manager

Huron Chamber of Commerce – Goderich, Central & North Huron

Email: info@huronchamber.ca

Phone / Cell: 519.440.0176