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Membership Levels: 3, 4, or 5-Star
Choose the level that best meets the needs of your business. Check out our Membership Kit.
Four ways to “Connect” with your Chamber Membership
The Chamber helps build stronger businesses, and stronger communities by staying focused and involved in the top business priorities. We’ve been doing this since 1889.
Our advocacy efforts include the Prosperity Round Table initiative, which consists of seven individual Task Teams all working on local business issues, as well as a healthy working relationship with City and County Governments. “The Voice of Business” is not only loud and clear at the municipal level, but Provincially and Federally through the Ontario and Canadian Chambers.
Consumers are 63% more likely to buy from a Chamber member… The Chamber “Brand” is not only strong, but valuable to your business. Your Chamber membership can provide an immediate and effective level of trust, and communicate that your company utilizes good business practices.
- Economic Opportunity:
The Chamber gives you unmatched access to the business community through our promotion, advertising, and sponsorship vehicles. In addition, we provide numerous opportunities to meet fellow business people – a very effective way to build your business, since it’s often who we know that makes us successful. Savings are also important, and we deliver through our affinity programs such as the Chamber Insurance Program, Merchant Services Discounts, Esso Business Card Program, and our Chamber Market coupons.
Connect Your Business to the Chamber Brand
The Chamber “Brand” is not only strong, but valuable to your business. Chamber membership can provide an immediate and effective level of trust, and communicate that your business utilizes good business practices. An independent US survey* showed that:
When consumers know that a business is a member of the local chamber, they are:
- 44% more likely to think favourably about it
- 51% more likely to be highly aware of it
- 57% more likely to think positively of its local reputation
- 63% more likely to buy goods and services from it in the future
When business decision-makers know that a business is a member of the local chamber, they are:
51% more likely to be highly aware of it
58% more likely to think positively of its local reputation
59% more likely to buy goods or services from it
In addition to our Window Decal and Membership Plaque, members can also use our specially designed “Chamber Member” logo on their business cards, letterhead, websites, vehicles, etc. Contact Karen August, Membership Services Manager by email or call 705-748-9771 x200 to have the logo emailed to you.
Members can also promote their commitment to good business practices by displaying the Chamber Code of Conduct Plaque. Click here for more information.
*Source: American Chamber of Commerce Executives, The Schapiro Group, Inc. and Market Street Services, “The Real Value of Joining a Local Chamber of Commerce: A Research Study”, 2007.