As a member of the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce, you will be able to enjoy and take advantage of all the benefits listed below.
1. Regular Membership
2. Second Business Membership
3. Third Business Membership
4. Associate Membership
5. Pro-rated Membership
Here are some of the benefits of being a member.
ON-LINE BUSINESS DIRECTORY - Each Chamber member is given the opportunity to add their business listing to our online directory, where consumers and potential customers are able to locate your business.
CHAMBER WEB SITE BANNER ADS - There are two different options, available to Chamber members only. Call for more information.
TELEPHONE DIRECTORY DISCOUNT - Members are listed in bold in the white pages and receive a 20% discount for their advertisement in the yellow pages.
- COMMUNITY GUIDE ADVERTISING DISCOUNT - Members will receive a 10% discount on advertisement in the Community Guide.
- REFERRALS - Each time a caller or visitor requests information regarding local business service, the Chamber provides a listing of Chamber members who may be able to answer their need.
- BUSINESS AFTER HOURS - This event provides a relaxed, social environment in which to network and provides the hosting business an opportunity to profile their business.
- ANNUAL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS - Is an opportunity for the Chamber to recognize those businesses which have shown excellence in their products, services, marketing, customer and employee relationships, community support, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
- ONLINE MEMBER TO MEMBER DISCOUNT OFFER - When logged-in on the Chamber web site you can view other members profiles and any member to member discounts offered.
- MEMBERSHIP DECALS - Each Chamber member receives a Lake Country Chamber of Commerce decal displaying our unique logo to be placed at their business entrance promoting their support of the Chamber. Many loyal Chamber members choose to do business with fellow Chamber members first.
- BUSINESS CARD AND BROCHURE RACKING - Members are provided free racking at the Chamber office / Visitor Centre.
- ACCOMMODATION AND RESTAURANT GUIDE - Published by the Chamber and distributed at the Visitor Centre.
- MONTHLY NEWSLETTER - An opportunity to get your news out there to the other members! Send us news about your business, specials or any new information. It is sent out on the last Thursday of each month.
Benefits available through our membership with BC Chamber of Commerce
- CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE GROUP INSURANCE PLAN - Covers all industries including one person firms, home businesses and farms. Possible benefits include life, health, dental and travel care insurance, vision care, short and long term disability, business overhead benefits and others.
- TD MERCHANT SERVICES/FIRST DATA INTERNATIONAL - *1.59% on Visa credit receipts, *1.64% on MasterCard credit receipts * $0.069 on Interac Direct Payment receipts-all with electronic deposits. No application fee.
VERSAPAY - *1.64% on Visa credit receipts < $100 and 1.69% on Visa credit receipts > $100 *1.64% on MasterCard credit receipts < $100 and 1.69% on MasterCard credit receipts > $100 * $0.06 on Interac Direct Payment receipts.
ESSO IMPERIAL OIL - 3.0 cents per litre discount on fuel, oil, top-up fluids and car wash for each Canadian purchase at any Esso Service Station, with a minimum purchase of $1500 or 3000 litres per year.
HUSKY/MOHAWK - 3.5 cents per litre discount on all fuel purchases at any Husky or Mohawk location, with no minimum purchase required. Single invoice for all Husky and Mohawk purchases.
PETRO CANADA - 2.0 cents per litre discount on all grades of gasoline and diesel, with a minimum purchase of 200 litres per month, and a 5% discount on vehicle propane purchased at PetroCanada retail service stations.
- SHELL - 3.0 cents per litre discount on the posted pump price for your gasoline and diesel retail purchases with the Shell Commercial Card.
- STAPLES ADVANTAGE - Receive volume pricing & discounts. Next day delivery on office products, copy paper or toner cartridges. Full line of eco-office products, FSC and recycled items. Volume pricing & discounts based on combined purchaser volumes.
COMMERCE ENERGY GROUP - Commerce Energy Professionals offer expert industry insight to help business owners with small to medium size operations better manage their natural gas energy cost. Make more informed decisions about your energy purchase, reduce your time spent on energy price management, Diversify and reduce your risk over time, better understand your bills and choices and choose green energy options.
- PAYWORKS - Offers innovative web-based Payroll, HR and Employee Time Management solutions to businesses across Canada. Basic Run Charge of $14.50 With a one time fee of $75, Year end Tax filing /T4’s, $1.25 charge per Direct Deposit or Cheque. Integration with Chamber Group Insurance Plan and easy entry of payroll via phone, fax or online.
- HOTEL DISCOUNTS - On Accent Inns in Victoria, Vancouver Airport, Burnaby, Kelowna & Kamloops. As well as The Century Plaza Hotel & Spa in Vancouver. Just ask for the BC Chamber Members rate when booking.
- INDUS TRAVELS - YOUR TRAVEL PARTNER Indus presents specifically planned trips to India to initiate contact for business opportunities. 9 day trips depart from Vancouver and include quality accommodations, English speaking tour guides, sightseeing excursions and networking time.
- CHAMBER LEARNING NETWORK Provides high quality innovative online training specifically designed for small-mid size businesses. The Chamber has negotiated a significant discount (20%) on all training for members. Click here for more information or call 1-877-622-7442 for a catalogue of courses.