Our history

Now in its 36th year of existence, the Chamber of Commerce has come a long way from its basement on Sainte-Croix Avenue. Created in 1981 by the notary Claude Gratton, then president of the Association des hommes d’affaires de Saint-Laurent, the Chamber of Commerce is today a major player in the economic development of the territory.
En 2012, the organization took a new turn: it added Mont-Royal to its territory and officially became the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saint-Laurent – Mont-Royal.
Nearly 300 people were present for the official launch of this new Chamber on January 15, 2013 at the Town Hall of Mont-Royal.
Some recognize the obvious contribution of the Chamber to the economic life of these two territories. The multiplication of cases put forward by its administrators or in which they collaborate demonstrates this. Numerous networking activities take place throughout the year, including Happy Hours where new members are welcomed.
An active member welcomes new members of the Chamber and those who want to meet them on a happy hour to their home. Each new member introduces himself, then the guests enjoy a company visit.
Of course, the Alpha Competition has crowned excellence for 30 years, but its revitalized formula now allows business people to discover new businesses in their territory. The members of the business jury sometimes go further by establishing serious contacts between them, which creates a very interesting economic movement.

Mission

The mission of the Saint-Laurent – Mont-Royal Chamber of Commerce and Industry is to bring together, inform and defend the interests of its members.

Its vision: to become a privileged meeting place for business people as well as a recognized spokesperson in economic development.

To do this, the Chamber intends:

Foster strategic networking between business people by organizing activities and creating tools that allow the formation of a network of quality contacts and the exchange of knowledge while improving the visibility of members. Make sure to bring together all Saint-Laurent and Mont-Royal businesses in order to represent all sectors of activity as well as all types of entrepreneurs;
Communicate effectively to all business people, and in particular to its members, strategic information related to economic issues in the region as well as the actions, orientations and decisions of the Chamber's bodies;
Take the leadership of the economic files of Saint-Laurent and Mont-Royal and advance them. To this end, determine and monitor local issues on behalf of businesses in the territory, consult its members, represent their interests and promote them to governments through collective positions or other representation actions.