Havelock Belmont Methuen & District Chamber of Commerce
It was a busy summer and fall, with continued growth during 2022 after our “Hometown Holiday” shop local campaign last winter. The winter campaign was made possible when our partnership with the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Millbrook & District Chamber of Commerce, and Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism resulted in significant grant from the Federal Government. The campaign involved local radio, newspapers, television, digital and social media platforms and significantly raised awareness of the Chamber and the benefits of belonging. The Chamber membership almost doubled in size as a result.
When you have momentum, it’s no time to slow down and the Havelock Chamber is not slowing down. We are in the middle of a website rebuild, a significant partnership with the organizers of the Havelock Fire & Ice Festival aimed at turning this event into a true month-long celebration of the winter season in the Havelock area, and a brand-new initiative to create promotional videos for each interested business and organization Chamber member. The videos will be 60 seconds or less, hosted on the Chamber YouTube Channel and will provide descriptions of the business/organization with links back to their website or social media channel. Of course, each member will receive a copy of their video with the rights to use it on their own sites, or in online ads. Putting videos in the hands of each eligible member, along with all the other benefits of belonging, adds up to a real value proposition for membership.
The Havelock Belmont Methuen & District Chamber wishes a great 2023 to all readers.
Paul Stevens, President