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Why join the chamber?

Joining your area's Chamber of Commerce can be a smart move for your business. Businesses that participate in this group promote each other and work together, your own business can grow and prosper quickly. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should join your local chamber of commerce.

Gain a voice in government

The local chamber takes on the tough issues and opposes new regulations, taxes, fees, assessments and costs directed at small businesses. It also helps protect the principles of free enterprise and aids businesses in being treated fairly.

Increase your visibility in the community

As a new member of the chamber, you may be listed in the chamber newsletter, on Facebook and can have the opportunity to be highlighted in other chamber publications. You also can grow your business by advertising with the chamber and sponsoring events.  

Membership brings credibility to your business

You can increase positive perception among consumers and business owners when you’re identified as a member of a chamber of commerce. If you make it known that your product or service makes great client or employee gifts, you could wind up with a very nice flow of business from your fellow members.

Promotion and publicity

With a chamber membership, you can reach potential clients through member exclusive advertising and opportunities for business-to-business advertising and publicity.  Choose our Promotion Package to save big or shop each item individually.

Create networking opportunities

Chambers have numerous committees and serving on one of them provides numerous networking opportunities as well as professional leadership development. You can build your business while promoting developments of keen interest to local businesses and the community at large.

Our business after hours events are a wonderful way to invite other members to showcase your business.

Chamber events and education

Chamber events and education provide members with great opportunities to get to know new people and expand their prospect base and keep informed. Chamber events are innovative and fun ways to help members meet potential customers, clients and vendors. Our education ranges from individual courses, certificates, webinars and more.

Make business contacts

The chamber’s fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for the community. The chamber initiates more business-to-business commerce and more opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals than is available through most other local organizations.

Access to members-only discounts and services

Use various discount programs to save money. Both our provincial and federal chambers offer discounts to our local members.  We also have our Love Local, our unique shop local program, insurance program, payroll services, legal services, ID Shield and more.

Acquire customer referrals

Every day, we receives calls from individuals and businesses looking for potential vendors, having all your information on our website by being a member gets you exposure and advertising 24/7.

Receive chamber newsletters

Newsletters provide new member information, interesting information about operating a local business, articles about the local community, a community calendar and details about up-and-coming chamber events, among other things. But don't send more then 2-4 letters a week, it could be annoying.

If you still don’t think you have time to join and participate in your local chamber of commerce, consider the following:

  • Most consumers think that being active in the local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy overall. It’s for communicating to consumers that a company uses good business practices and communicating that a business is reputable.
  • If a company shows that it’s highly involved in its local chamber (e.g., sits on the chamber board), consumers are more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition.
  • When a consumer thinks that a company’s products stack up better against the competition because the company is highly involved in its local chamber of commerce, it is because he or she infers that the company is trustworthy, involved in the community and is an industry leader.
  • When consumers know that an insurance company is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are more likely to consider buying insurance from it.


Additional Benefits:

  • Reduced rates at Chamber events, including our trade show, conferences, education sessions, VIP lunches and networking receptions.
  • Participation in our unique Love Local Program
  • Access to exclusive business intelligence on our website.
  • Reduced Chamber management fees for our frequent trade missions to the region
  • Appropriate introductions at Chamber events and to organizations within our network.
  • Speaker slots at Chamber events, giving you an opportunity to share your organization's expertise.
  • Sponsorship opportunities to highlight your companies involvement in the community.
  • Members' e-newsletter keeping you informed on events, education opportunities, news and more.
  • Opportunities to advertise and highlight your organization's news updates via our publications and website
  • Access our Membership Directory and your own website link.
  • Create your own profile and bespoke members page in our Members Area

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