What We Do

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Memberships that grow your business. It’s what we do.

We support and enhance the Edmonton business community by advocating for conditions that keep you competitive, delivering educational experiences that help you thrive, and connecting you to the right people.

We are in the business of helping businesses and believe there are three key strategic pillars to this work.

Advocate

We positively impact the policies and practices of municipal, regional, provincial, and federal governments on issues of importance to business.

Businesses need a favourable environment in order to compete and thrive. The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce helps to amplify the voice of business in policy debates, ensuring that public officials clearly understand the business perspective when making decisions. Our advocacy efforts are focused on:

  • Expanding Business and Investor Confidence
  • Expanding Trade and Access to Markets
  • Expanding Regional and Northern Partnerships

Educate

We bring business and thought leaders together with opportunities to build their expertise and learn from one another.

Changing trends and shifts in leading practice mean that continuous learning is critical to continued success in business. Our programs bring members together with industry leaders, allowing opportunities to learn from one another and share expertise.

Connect

We provide opportunities to build connections that enable greater business success within our network of member businesses.

Through a variety of events like our business mixers, trade shows, and small business week, as well as our signature events—the Mayor’s State of the City Address, the Premier’s State of the Province Address, and the Chamber Ball—we provide opportunities for members to build connections within their industry and with others in the business community.

Our Goals

Our activities under each of our strategic pillars are guided by the Chamber’s three goals. Everything we do must ensure we have:

Impact
We work to create a thriving environment for Edmonton businesses through advocacy to policymakers.

Relevance
We anticipate and respond to the changing needs of Edmonton’s business community, providing our members with the services and experiences they want and need.

Excellence
We commit to the highest standards of organizational excellence in order to demonstrate the Chamber’s leadership and to ensure the Chamber remains strong and sustainable.