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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: