Who we are
The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce has been championing the cause of business in Atlantic Canada since 1896. Originally incorporated as the Maritime Board of Trade, the organization changed its name in 1974 to the Atlantic Provinces Chamber of Commerce (APCC), when the Newfoundland & Labrador Chamber of Commerce joined the Maritime Board. Following federal incorporation in 2013, APCC once again changed its name to become The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce Inc./Chambre de commerce de l'Atlantique inc.
The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) represents more than 16,000 businesses through its network of 95 chambers of commerce and boards of trade in the four Atlantic provinces.
As a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, we are also connected to an influential national network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade from coast to coast to coast - the largest business association in Canada and the country's most influential.
By participating on ACC's board of directors or one of our provincial advisory committees, you can play a central role in enabling business growth in Atlantic Canada through focused, insightful and innovative policy development and advocacy.
What we do
ACC ensures a high level of support services to its members by providing guidance to chamber staff and volunteers; promoting ACC benefits to enhance the local chambers’ value proposition to their members; working with Chambers to help them with policy development and advocacy; and assisting chambers with the accreditation process.
With the support and united strength of our chamber network, the ACC fosters growth and prosperity by promoting regional collaboration and cooperation. It is the strong, unified and credible voice for business in Atlantic Canada.