Welcome to the Chamber

The Grand Bend & Area Chamber of Commerce has been around since 1957. We are a small yet active Chamber serving businesses located in towns, villages and hamlets along Lake Huron’s shoreline corridor.

Our Members are located as far away as Sarnia and Goderich as well as closer to home in Arkona, Dashwood, Exeter, Forest, Grand Bend, Ipperwash, Northville, Parkhill, Port Franks, St. Joseph, Thedford and Zurich – and all points in between!

The Chamber had its roots in an earlier Grand Bend Promotion Committee in the 1950s which worked to promote tourism to the area and still today we provide Tourism & Visitor Services to the Municipality of Lambton Shores at the Welcome Centre located in Grand Bend, just 500-metres from the Beach that started it all.

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Celebrate the Season

2016-cts-promo-imageThursday, November 17, 2016, 6-9:30pm
Oakwood Resort
50 per person (inclusive of taxes & gratuities!)

Thank You Sponsors, Golfers & Prize Table Donors

  • Presenting Sponsor: RBC Wealth Management / The Starek Wealth Management Group
  • Presented in part: Sentry Investments
  • Tournament Cart Sponsor: MacDermid & Associates
  • Tournament Banquet Sponsor: Harbour Hill Retirement Community
  • Hole-in-One Sponsor: Goderich Hyundai
  • Signage Sponsor: Track21 Graphix
  • Registration Desk Sponsor: 104.9 the Beach
  • Passport Challenge Sponsor: Pest Away
  • Wine Sponsor: Geo-Teck Heating & Cooling
  • Wine Sponsor: HMP Motors
  • Wine Sponsor: Southwest Marine Services
  • Wine Sponsor: Sobeys of Grand Bend
  • Closest-to-the-Rope Sponsor: Baillie's Picture Framing
  • Longest Drive (Men) Sponsor: Blue Water Motel
  • Hole Sponsor: Canadian Linen
  • Hole Sponsor: Coleson Freight
  • Hole Sponsor: The Colonial Restaurant & Hotel
  • Hole Sponsor: Ellison Travel & Tours
  • Closest-to-the-Pin (Women) Sponsor: Eric Campbell Ford
  • Hole Sponsor: Godbolt Ciufo Insurance & Financial
  • Hole Sponsor: Grog's Pub & Grill
  • Hole Sponsor: Hay Communications
  • Hole Sponsor: Hay Mutual Insurance
  • Longest Drive (Men) Sponsor: Honk Mobile
  • Longest Drive (Women) Sponsor: Honk Mobile
  • Hole Sponsor: Lakeshore Advance
  • Hole Sponsor: MacPherson's Restaurant
  • Longest Drive (Women) Sponsor: McGee Motors Ltd
  • Hole Sponsor: MicroAge Basics
  • Closest-to-the-Pin (Men) Sponsor: Mike & Terri's No Frills
  • Hole Sponsor: Oakwood Resort
  • Hole Sponsor: Pine Dale Motor Inn
  • Hole Sponsor: Re/Max Bluewater Realty - the Pedlars
  • Hole Sponsor: Rice Homes
  • Hole Sponsor: Rotary Club of Grand Bend
  • Hole Sponsor: TD Canada Trust
  • Hole Sponsor: Tri-Country Tree Service
  • Thanks You!
  • Nancy Starek presents Trophy to winning foursome: Adam DeFreitas, Graham Hill, Bob Cairns, Bert Paquette (Dukes of Hazards)
  • Nancy Starek presents Ladies Longest Drive to Denese McCabe
  • Nancy Starek presents Ladies Longest Drive to Sarah Stinchcome
  • Nancy Starek presents Closest to the Hole to Greg Zantiagh
  • Nancy Starek presents Closest to the Rope to Peter Phillips
  • Nancy Starek presents Men's Longest Drive to Joe Clifford
  • Nancy Starek presents Men's Longest Drive to Garrett Pedlar
  • Hungry golfers ready for Chicken BBQ Dinner
  • Every golfer receives a sponsored bottle of wine to take home
  • Part of the Passport Prize Table - exclusively for passport holder golfers
  • Part of the Golfer Prize Table
  • Who's Your Caddy: Bonnie McCann, Jane Musser, John Musser, Mike McCann - from Colonial Hotel (sponsor)
  • 19th Hole or Bust: Neil Barran, Larry McCabe, Ron Burt, Denese McCabe - playing for Harbour Hill Retirement Community (sponsor)
  • Lords of the Pin: Andy Britton, Drew Britton and Mark Mutton, Tory Thompson from Track21 Graphix (sponsor)
  • Bunker Marauders from MacDermid & Associates (Sponsor): Matt Kelly, Greg Wierenga, Greg Zantingh, Michael MacDermid
  • Hook Shot Handymen: Keegan Wolf, Jameson Pierson, Austin Bressette, Blair Bressette
  • Madames of Mayhem: Marilyn Warner, Lori Walk, Shirley Sheppard, Judy Burnett
  • Sultans of Swing: Barry Richman, Peter Phillips, Adrian Bayley, Julian Bayley
  • Tee Off
  • Sponsor recognition slideshow runs throughout the event

On September 14, 2016 we held our annual golf tournament at Bayview Golf Course with 77 golfers vying for the trophy! Sponsorship opportunities sold out and local area businesses donated prizes for golfer appreciation.

Funds raised from this tournament go towards keeping the Welcome Centre open and operational year-round. The Welcome Centre provides tourism and visitor services to what’s dubbed the Grand Bend Area – which encompasses “borderless tourism” for visitors, tourists and residents in support of local businesses in Lambton Shores, Bluewater and South Huron.

Thank you all for making this year’s tournament our most successful yet! See you next year.