Events FAQ

Who can attend Chamber events?

Anyone who is employed by a member company is eligible to attend Chamber events at member discount prices. Our events are also open to the general public for a non-member rate. Select events are designated for members-only and will be identified as such on the event online description.

What is the Chamber's event cancellation policy?

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce accepts written notice only for event ticket cancellations. If an individual and/or company does not attend an event but a ticket has been purchased and no written cancellation has been received, they will be billed accordingly.

Tickets are transferable. If you cannot use your ticket we encourage you to give it to a client, guest or colleague to attend in your place. Please email the event manager to have the name changed on these tickets.

Deadlines for written cancellation notices are as follows:

Fall Dinner, Spring Dinner, Halifax Business Awards, and the Chamber Golf Challenge:

Minimum of two weeks prior to the event date.


Distinguished Speaker Series, Pints + Pointers, and Small Business Summer School:

Minimum of one week prior to the event date


Business After Hours, Business Development Network and Chamber 101:

Minimum of 48 hours prior to the event date.

Please send your written cancellations to the Event Manager associated with the event. This information is located on the right-hand side of the event web page.

I plan to attend an event and I have dietary restrictions. What should I do?

Upon registration, you can leave any dietary restrictions in the comment section of your registration. Or, you can send your dietary restrictions to the Event Manager indicated on the event page. This information is located on the right-hand side of the event web page.

How do I use my Chamber Bucks?

Register for any event online. After you register, email info@halifaxchamber.com referencing "Chamber Bucks" in the subject line and the event you have registered for. Your Chamber Bucks will be applied to your invoice (with or without a remaining balance) and will be emailed to you.

How do I login to register?

If you already have a login and a password, you can use it to register for events. If you do not have a login and password, you can email info@halifaxchamber.com to send you a login request.

I am not the Primary Rep on our membership. Can I register? Do I need login information?

If you are not the Primary Rep on your Chamber membership, you can still register for events. You will need login information. If you do not have a login and password, you can email info@halifaxchamber.com to send you a login request.

Will I receive a ticket in the mail for the event I registered for?

Tickets will be distributed for the Chamber's Annual Dinners and Awards Gala 3-4 weeks prior to the actual event date. All other Chamber events require check-in at the registration table upon arrival at the event, under the company name in which the tickets were registered.

What is the dress code for Chamber events?

Spring & Fall Dinner- Business Formal

Halifax Business Awards- Black Tie Optional

All other Chamber events- Business Casual (what you would normally wear to work)

How do I host my own event with the Halifax Chamber of Commerce?

Book one of our meeting spaces!

We have two spaces available for booking, our state of the art Boardroom can seat up to 25 people and our smaller Conference Room can seat up to 10 people. Both rooms are available on a full day or half day basis. Availability can fill up months in advance. Please contact Kayla Whalen, Administrative Assistant & Receptionist at (902) 468-7111 or info@halifaxchamber.com to discuss your event details and availability.

Additional Meeting Space Information

Host a Business After Hours event:

Members can host a Chamber networking event at their office or offsite location. As the host, you will have the spotlight and are in charge of logistics for the event. The Chamber provides the marketing and registration services. These events are in high demand and book quickly. To inquire about hosting a Business After Hours, please contact one of our Event Specialists for details, pricing and availability:

Tania Crouse-Hardy: tania@halifaxchamber.com

Ashley Stobo: ashley@halifaxchamber.com

Can I inquire about a speaker interested in addressing the Chamber audience?

Yes, please fill out the Speaker Request Form and submit to us.

Speaker Requests are reviewed quarterly. Kindly note that our speaker roster typically fills up 3-6 months in advance.

Speakers will be selected based on availability along with alignment with the Chamber's strategic plan. Only selected speakers will be contacted.

How can I promote my company/brand at a Chamber Event?

How do I promote my event on the Chamber's event calendar?

The Chamber's event calendar displays Chamber events only. We host over 100 events of our own per year.

To promote your event, the chamber offers ad space or an "In the Community" post in our weekly newsletter.

Contact Emma Menchefski, PR Coordinator (902)481-1239 or emma@halifaxchamber.com for details and pricing.

There are also several ways for Members to promote their event online for free. Members can leverage their Chamber membership by connecting with us online.

Twitter: Are you on Twitter? Tweet @halifaxchamber and we will RT your tweets about your event!

Facebook: Create an event on Facebook and invite your friends! Or, post a message on the Chamber's Facebook page: Halifax Chamber of Commerce

LinkedIn: Post a discussion about your event on the Chamber's LinkedIn group, "LinkedIn Group: Halifax Chamber of Commerce"

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