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The Prescott Chamber of Commerce is a long established Chamber with over 140 members. The Prescott Board of Trade was formed in 1893, at which time its main industries were Labatts, McCarthy's Breweries, and J.P. Wiser & Sons Distillery. This era introduced electric lighting, the first Bell Telephone installations, and the beginning of construction of the Town's first water and sewage systems.
The Board of Trade promoted the growth and progress of the Town as a shipping, rail and retail trading center. The Board had the full backing of the business community, and although it suffered some periodic lapses of interest over the next century, it remains today, a united force dedicated to the prosperity of the community.
The original Board of Trade was changed to the Prescott Chamber of Commerce in 1931, and to the Prescott and District Chamber of Commerce in 1990.
To date the Chamber has over 140 members from the Town of Prescott, and surrounding district of the Township of Augusta and Township of Edwardsburg/Cardinal. Although being part of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, it is locally that the Chamber is most effective. For well over a century its Directors and members have been influential in directing the area's growth, economic development, tourism and quality of life for the community. Through our growing membership and involvement in projects and events in the community the Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting its members and their businesses and services, striving to make our community a better place to live, work and play.
We invite you to browse through our www.prescottanddistrictchamber.com/index.html to see what benefits the Prescott and District Chamber of Commerce can bring to your organization, and/or event. We encourage you to view of Member Directory, with listings of companies, products and services.