Benefits of Membership

INSTANT EXPOSURE FOR YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS

Research tells us that when consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it and 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

Free racking of business cards, brochures/marketing material at Welcome Centre
Free exposure through our e-newsletter, e~Rideau News
Participate in networking events, hosted/sponsored by the Chamber
Free website listing with individual Member page
Participation in our Member-to-Member Discount Program
Discounted digital advertising with company profile on www.TheRideauCalls.com which receives 3,000 unique visits per month

ADVERTISING

Chamber members can build the profile of their business by using advertising and sponsorship opportunities offered by the Chamber. Valuable advertising space exists in Chamber communications (online and print), and many different sponsorships with affordable prices are available at Chamber events.

REGULARLY HOSTED NETWORKING EVENTS

Leadership luncheons and dinners
Signature networking events

MEMBER TO MEMBER (M2M) PROGRAM

The M2M program is a great way for members to exchange benefits or discounts with other members. The benefits are available to Chamber of Commerce members and their employees. Working to encourage a shop local attitude! 

CREDIBILITY ASSOCIATED WITH CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP

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.

 

 

 

BE COMMUNITY CONNECTED VIA CHAMBER COMMUNICATIONS

Stay in touch with over 100 members is a top priority. We reach members via email, web, and social media, as well as contribute to special projects and advocacy issues.

ONE VOICE FOR BUSINESS IN WESTPORT & RIDEAU LAKES

Advocacy begins at a local grass roots level. Sometimes the issues can be resolved from a local governance perspective but in many cases the advocacy must proceed to the Provincial or National stage.

MANY WAYS TO SAVE MONEY THROUGH MEMBER DISCOUNTS

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance
Petro-Canada Discounts
Shell Gasoline Discounts
Staples Advantage
Esso Gasoline Discounts
Puralator Discounts

CHAMBER GROUP INSURANCE PLAN 1-25 EMPLOYEES

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan has been protecting firms for 40 years. 25,000 small/medium-sized businesses use the Chambers Plan to protect their employees with comprehensive group benefits including dental and health insurance – making it Canada’s #1 employee benefits plan for small business.

SAVE ON SHIPPING WITH UPS

Westport & Rideau Lakes Chamber of Commerce members can take advantage of the UPS Members Benefit Program and save on UPS services! Get 30% off small package shipments within Canada, to the U.S. and to worldwide destinations, 25% off imports into Canada, discounts starting at 75% off freight shipments, and more. To get started, call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377

STAPLES BUSINESS DISCOUNT PROGRAM

Westport & Rideau Lakes Chamber of Commerce members can receive 10% off and Copy and Print Centre orders across Canada. For special projects or large orders you can contact Account Manager Chris George for custom pricing. 613-985-1655 or chris.george@staples.ca.

ESSO GASOLINE DISCOUNT PLAN

Westport & Rideau Lakes Chamber of Commerce members can save 3.5 cents per litre* with the Esso Business Card Program. Use this benefit for both business and employee/personal use.
Whether you have a small sales force or a large fleet of service vehicles, the Esso Business Card Program gives you exceptional fuel savings, powerful and easy-to-use fuel management tools and broad acceptance at nearly 1,800 Esso stations in Canada.

PETRO-CANADA SUPERPASS

Westport & Rideau Lakes Chamber of Commerce members can receive significant savings, convenience, control, and security when they use the Petro-Canada SuperPassTM credit card.
Chamber members can save 2.4¢/litre with a minimum purchase of 1,000 litres/month or 2.0¢/litre with a minimum purchase of 200 litres/month. Members also receive a 20% discount on car washes at Petro-Canada.

PUROLATOR DELIVERS SAVINGS ON TIME FOR ALL OCC MEMBERS

Purolator offers all chamber members discounts starting at 25% on Purolator Express® and Purolator Ground® suite of services. 

CHAMBER MERCHANT SERVICES PLAN

Save on payment processing with First Data. This program offers preferred rates on electronic payment processing services including: credit, debit, e-commerce, mobile commerce, cheque guarantee, and gift cards.