The New Hamburg Board of Trade represents the growing and diverse business community in the Township of Wilmot. From restaurants and retailers to boutique shops and service providers, members of the Board of trade contribute to the township’s thriving business environment, and also take part in service projects that enhance the community.
New Hamburg is known for its hospitality and customer service that welcomes both local residents and visitors alike. Its popular eateries range from country fare to fine French dining. Shopping options include fashionable clothing, groceries, professional services, giftware, and home décor.
The New Hamburg Board of Trade and its members are active in the community. They support many community initiatives including the annual New Hamburg Santa Claus Parade, heritage streetscape projects, and riverfront beautification. The Board of Trade also partners with the annual Canada Day celebrations and Sidewalk Sale Days.
Cruise Night – part of Sidewalk Sale Days in New Hamburg
One of the organization’s most visible contributions to the community is the New Hamburg Heritage Waterwheel. The waterwheel is located along the banks of the Nith River in the heart of downtown New Hamburg. This local landmark is a project of the Board of Trade, and was designed and built to serve as a reminder of the town’s early roots in agriculture and milling. The 50-foot waterwheel was officially opened on October 8, 1990, and is the largest working waterwheel in North America. It continues to be maintained by the Board of Trade.
More than 70 businesses are part of the New Hamburg Board of Trade. It works to connect local businesses with each other, and also to the people who live and work in the township. The Board of Trade also provides its members with opportunities to network with other local business leaders, attend monthly dinner meetings, provide input on community and business issues and projects, and participate in special events.