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About Your Chamber

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The Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce is the prominent business organization in Stratford and District that is committed to being the voice of business, by championing economic prosperity and an exceptional quality of life.

We are the core of our community where businesses, individuals and resources come together. Through our collaboration, we can achieve more for the region than any individual or organization could do alone.

Empowering Businesses

For members, we focus on creating new business opportunities, connections and growth. Locally, we are proponents of business in every arena, including political advocacy and action. The result is a multifaceted approach that produces targeted, impactful solutions.

Opportunities for the Future

The chamber fosters business success by creating opportunities for the people who live and work here. The chamber champions resources that empower young professionals, entrepreneurs and future leaders. At an individual level, we build the foundation for higher education, progressive leading and meaningful collaboration.

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Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce

55 Lorne Ave E,
Stratford, ON,
N5A 6S4

Phone: 519 273 5250
Fax: 519 273 2229




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Stratford is hailed as a quaint small town in Perth County. Renowned for world class theatre and an affluent art and historical culture, guests to Stratford and its residents share in a common experience.  

Stratford provides an abundance of opportunity to entrepreneurs and investors. As a small city that embodies 5 key industrial landscapes, Stratford paves a bright path for leaders in start-up smart technologies, educational institutions, manufacturing, hospitality and agriculture. Many people are calling Stratford home for very exciting reasons; growth, strong sense of community, and prosperity.

Stratford offers its visitors and residents a wonderful experience in hospitality, award-winning restaurants, boutique bed and breakfasts, and artisan shops framing the downtown core that is rich in historical buildings and romantic ambiance.

Live, work and play in beautiful Stratford!

St. Marys, also known as “The Stone Town” got its name from the abundance of Limestone that surrounds the town and area. Home to Canadian baseball hall of fame, St Marys calls upon its own visitors and celebrities alike. Rich in historical experience, you can shop, dine, and explore the picturesque town that is nestled at a junction point between the Thames River and Trout Creek.

St. Marys is home to approximately 7000 residents, and has stunning heritage buildings, an eclectic mix of downtown shops, and a thriving community spirit. You can explore the downtown core and find stores stocked with handcrafted treasures, home décor, craft supplies, designer floral bouquets, clothing, and delicious treats.

Located along Highway 7, and serviced by VIA rail, St Marys is connected to large cities from Toronto to Sarnia, making it an ideal place to conduct manufacturing business.

Mitchell is a quaint community in the municipality of West Perth located at the intersection of Highways 8 and 23.

The Municipality of West Perth was incorporated in 1998 after the combination of Logan, Hibbert, Fullarton and Mitchell Townships. Known as an agricultural service centre surrounded by high-quality farmland, West Perth is where nature, industry and culture exist in perfect harmony. Just 20 minutes from Stratford and 60 km north of London, Mitchell is the perfect place to conduct business.

With its charming location along the Thames River, Mitchell has over 65 acres of wetlands, where you can find rare bird species like the Blue Heron. The downtown shopping in Mitchell Dublin (just down the highway), showcase high-end home furnishing and décor stores, along with unique fashion boutiques.

Conveniently located between the KW area, Toronto and London, many families call these areas home. Captivating several major industrial producers in the automotive industry, education, hospitality, arts and culture, agriculture and technology, there is no better place to live, work and play.

Over the last 10 years these areas have consistently expanded both in residential ownership and the business sectors. Living and working in the same community has become a reality for most and the lifestyle that offers an ideal work/life balance is at your fingertips.

Small town pride and values run deep within our communities, travellers will explore and dine in one of the most diverse human experiences.

Eddie Matthews
General Manager

Eddie Matthews

General Manager
Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce
Shannon Stewart
Operations Manager

Shannon Stewart

Operations Manager
Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce

Natalie Moore

Owner & Consultant
Moore Creative Consulting
Vice Chair

Greg Orr

Personal Account Assistant
Orr Insurance & Investment Inc
Vice Chair

Nick Preikschas

Civil Engineering Director
GRIT Engineering
Past Chair

Dana Walton

Director of Business Development
Future Focus

Michael McCutchen

McCutchen & Pearce Professional Corporation, Chartered Professional Accountants

Courtney McBride

McCutchen & Pearce Professional Corporation

Michelle Webber

Home Financing Advisor
Libro Credit Union

Meaghan Robinson

Director of Sales & Marketing
C.R. Plastics Products

Patrick King

Manager, Ticketing & Membership
Stratford Festival

Steve Abram

Sales Representative
RE/MAX a-b Realty Ltd Brokerage

John Lind

Senior Consultant
IG Wealth Management

May Marlow

Director Customs Compliance
Jack Rutherford Customs Brokers Ltd.

Eric Schwartzentruber

Training Department Manager
Aisin Canada Inc.
St. Marys Council Rep

Dave Lucas

Town of St. Marys
Stratford Council Rep

Brad Beatty

Regional Manager & Partner
Blue Branch
Township of Perth - South Council Rep.

Mark Bell

Township Of Perth - South

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