Fun Fact #1
Mississauga Board of Trade was originally called the Clarkson-Lorne Park Chamber of Commerce.
Fun Fact #2
The oldest written records on file are minutes of the Executive Meeting held on October 7, 1959, where the members discussed contacting the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to obtain a charter to form the organization.
Fun Fact #3
The official formation of the Clarkson-Lorne Park Chamber of Commerce is documented as July 11, 1961.
Fun Fact #4
The Secretary for the Chamber at the date of formation was Bert Thompson, a local mechanic.
Fun Fact #5
The original boundaries were: “The Town Line and up to No. 5 Highway – east along No. 5 Highway to Stavebank Road – South on Stavebank Road to Queen Elizabeth Highway – west on Queen Elizabeth Highway to Credit River and follow to Railway Tracks – West from the Railway tracks to west limit of Town of Port Credit – south on that line to the lake.”
Fun Fact #6
On February 21, 1968, approval was given by the Department Of The Secretary of State to change the name from the Clarkson-Lorne Park Chamber of Commerce to the Mississauga Chamber of Commerce. Subsequently, on April 1, 1968, the boundaries were changed to include, all of what we now know as the City of Mississauga, except for the area of Highway 5 north to Highway 401 and Highway 10 west to 5th Line West. This was still under the jurisdiction of the Streetsville Chamber of Commerce.
Fun Fact #7
On March 22, 1977, approval was given by the Governor General in Council to change the name from the Mississauga Chamber of Commerce to the Mississauga City Board of Trade
Fun Fact #8
On March 17, 1988, approval was given by the Governor General in Council to change the name to the Mississauga Board of Trade and to change its boundaries to include the entire City of Mississauga.
Fun Fact #9
On March 31, 1988, the Streetsville and District Chamber of Commerce, which formed on December 29, 1965, relinquished its Chamber franchise.