Leading the growth and prosperity of the Amherstburg business community.

About Us

Mission Statement


Our mission is to impact the growth and prosperity of the Amherstburg business community. We do this by taking a strong leadership role in representing and serving the interests of business, fostering a prosperous and sustainable economic environment and contribute to the quality of life in our community.

A Message From Our President

I would like to begin by saying thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to the Amherstburg community. Since it was founded in 1983, the mission of the ACOC, along with local businesses, has been to provide a  higher quality of life for our citizens and  work toward the betterment of our community as a whole.  The Chamber is not a sole entity unto itself.  It is comprised of more than 160 proud Amherstburg businesses.  It is the good people of these businesses, who volunteer their time, expertise and resources to help the efforts of the Chamber.  Needless to say, the strength of the Chamber comes from its members.

We look forward to continuing to help our member businesses thrive. We provide a variety of networking, advertising, educational, and social opportunities over the course of the calendar year.  We also support collaborative efforts with the other Chambers in the region that provide additional opportunities for our members to initiate or build business relationships.  The Chamber also encourages all residents and members to bring forward new ideas on how we can better support the community.
Amherstburg is a thriving community and truly has so much to offer its residents and visitors.  It truly is the jewel of Essex County.

Thank you for the opportunity to be of service to you.

Nika Laurin
President, Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce

Our Vision


To foster economic growth as the voice of the businesses in Amherstburg.

To work together for a higher quality of life for our citizens and betterment of our community.

To share responsibility of all the residents and businesses of Amherstburg for the economic well-being of the community.

Our Operating Principles


  1. The Chamber will demonstrate financial responsibility and accountability to all Members at all times.
  2. Advocate polices as aggressively and publicly as possible.
  3. The Chamber will maintain an enthusiastic partnership between our staff, board of directors, Members and the Town of Amherstburg.
  4. We will consult regularly with other local Chamber of Commerce, Boards of Trade and business members.
  5. The Chamber will balance specific business and industry interest and those of the broader economy of the Town in formulating policy.
  6. We will proactively increase membership and strengthen our resource base at all times.
  7. The Chamber will ensure effective and timely communication with members.