Chamber101

What your Chamber Offers

 

Chambers of Commerce provide unique opportunities to promote and develop your business through advocacy, advertising, seminars, trade shows, and more. Behind every forward-looking community, there is an organization of energetic, broad-visioned men and women. We think the greatest natural advantage of any community is the organized leadership of its business people – and your Chamber, through its numerous standing committees, events and training, gives you an opportunity to contribute and develop your expertise. There’s real value in joining your #ChamberFamily – we’ve outlined many of our direct benefits below.  As the voice of business in the Strait Area, we are constantly working to make this region a better place in which to live, play, and conduct business!

 

Member Benefits

 

Instant Benefits

 

  • FREE Workplace Education Programs- Sage, Social Media, HR, Business Leadership, Excel, and more!
  • Discounts on Chamber Events
  • Business Assistance
  • Access to Free Meeting Space (accommodates 8 people, with wifi, teleconferencing, and tea/coffee/water – book with us!)
  • Community Visibility
  • Economic development advocacy
  • Information on business related topics
  • Eligibility for chamber awards
  • Regular member updates
  • Promote your special events
  • Multiple networking opportunities
  • Business advertising opportunities- events, newsletters, online, E-blasts, social media
  • Business referrals
  • Professional development opportunities

Chamber E-Blasts
Get your message out via email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! We send out e-blasts to over 400 members and partners and have nearly 1400 followers on Facebook and over 1000 on Twitter. For a discounted cost of just $25, this is a great way to let the other local businesses know who you are and what you offer. Your e-blast gets send out individually and then gets included in our Thursday Membership Update. We only send 3 out each week. Get yours today!

Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
Just one of the exclusive benefits of your membership in the Strait Area Chamber is your firms’ option to participate in the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan® offering flexible and comprehensive employee benefits.
Nearly 30,000 firms across Canada participate in the Chambers Plan- the leading program of its kind. Only chamber members can take advantage, and it doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, or whether you have one employee, or numerous.

Contact your local representative:
Susan Fox
Membership Services & Events Coordinator
902-625-1588

Offering a new front door to healthcare in Canada.

 

Telemedicine Services offers convenient access to quality healthcare when and where members need it most.  Members can visit with a certicied physician by phone or video for a broad array of episodic healthcare issues. During the visit, they can receive a diagnosis, treatment recommendation, and even be prescribed medicine when necessary.

With Telemedicine Services, members can stop waiting for care and get back to feeling better, faster. And clients benefit by seeing an increase in productivity and a decrease in absenteeism.

Available with no extra cost to all Chamber Plan users and future users!

First Data/Clover Flex POS System 
Provide merchant services; low credit and debit card processing costs, an online reporting tool and the latest technology
including e-commerce and mobile pay apps. Click to view the Promotional First Data Flyer

FlagShip Discounted Shipping 

Special rates with PUROLATOR, UPS, FEDEX, CANPAR and DHL. One shipping website to compare and ship! Download brochure

 

  • Big savings on major courier regular rates
  • Discount shipping program designed for businesses that has between 1 and 100 shipments a month
  • Free access to FlagShip online shipping system to compare rates from leading couriers, create your shipment, print your label, receive tracking notifications, have on consolidated invoice and more!

 

CREATE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT IN SECONDSCLICK HERE

 

For any questions about this program, please contact us at (902) 625-1588 or membership@straitareachamber.ca

 

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Insurance Discounts

Members receive great savings on Home, Auto, Pet and Director’s Liability Insurance from Wilson Insurance Ltd.

Esso Fuel Discounts

Access a discounted rate for both business & employees personal use at any Esso-branded station.

Ceridian and ADP Payroll Discount Program
Payroll processing that saves time and cuts expenses each pay period. Set-up fee waived for Chamber members (savings of $180-$250). Automate your payroll & eliminate year end paperwork!

Pragmatic Teleconference Discounts

Members receive discounted rates on Audio Conferencing Services


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