The Chamber runs multiple events throughout the year that are attended by high profile members from the CBRM area. We offer members the opportunity to sponsor events at a variety of levels so that both SMEs and larger enterprises are able to participate. Sponsoring the Chamber in particular not only creates high visibility and brand awareness but also defines your business as an invested member of the community. The Chamber welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with our members to help bring the community together and celebrate our local businesses.
Becoming Involved in Advocacy and Business Issues
One of the most valuable opportunities you receive as a member is the ability to influence the direction of business with your own vision for the CBRM. Members are offered the chance to sit on our council, committees for major functions and initiatives, or to apply to sit on our board of directors. Build upon your existing expertise by contributing your business knowledge and sharing ideas with the Chamber of Commerce. Engage with other members and forge valuable relationships. Gain a more in-depth understanding of the chamber’s role in the CBRM and help us build a better future for the island. We value the input of members and aim to foster a healthy dialogue on how we can best serve our community going forward.
Members are encouraged to take advantage of our Affinity Partners by using the following exclusive discounts. Taking advantage of these products and services helps chamber members to reap benefits that surpass the price of their membership.
The Chamber’s Affinity Partners allow members to gain back what they have invested in their membership fees and save money on company expenses. These benefits are specifically designed to save members money on day-to-day expenses that would naturally occur within any business.
Chamber Members Save Big with the UPS® Members Benefit Program
UPS offers members the 30% off small package shipments within Canada to the U.S.A. and worldwide destinations, 25% off imports into Canada, discounts starting at 75% off freight shipments. Discover more of UPS deals to take full advantage of their deals and promotions. To get started today, visit www.membersbenefitprogram.com/SydneyCCor call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST. In addition, you can get 10% off printing, packaging, and mailbox rentals at The UPS Store®. Click here to obtain The UPS Store ‘Get More’ card.
Ceridian Payroll Discount Program
Chamber members gain access to Ceridian’s convenient payroll service by phone or PC for businesses of all sizes. Members receive a 10% discount.
Esso Business Card Program
Chamber of Commerce Members Save 3.5 cents per litre*! 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.
*New accounts only. Valid at participating Esso locations. Rebates earned will be credited directly to your account(s). Eligible only for members of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Esso is a trademark of Imperial Oil. Imperial Oil licensee. The Esso Business Card program is administered by WEX Inc.
Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
Our health program is regarded as the #1 Group Plan in Canada for Small Businesses. By sharing your claims with over 28,000 other Canadian businesses like you (1–50 employees), you’ll not only have access to healthcare, dental, disability, etc, but you’ll also know that your premiums will remain stable years into the future regardless of how much you may claim.
Call the Benefit Experts: Allan 902-564-1675 Dan 902-564-6644 Custom Employee Benefits Ltd.
Learn more here!
First Data Merchant Services: Right for Your Business
First Data’s trademark is providing fast, safe and cost-efficient transactions. Let us analyze your latest statement and we will meet or beat your current rates. Earn a $1000 MasterCard gift card if First Data cannot meet or beat your current payment processing fees . Our offer is valid until December 31,2016. For more information, contact a First Data Business Consultant at 1-888-265-4117 or visit www.chambermerchantservices.ca.
*Some conditions apply. Merchant processing cost comparison based on all merchant services processing charges shown on most recent processor merchant statement, excluding 3rd party fees, compliance fees and equipment costs. Limit one gift card per merchant. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks to receive for your MasterCard gift card. This exclusive offer is valid to new contract merchants only. © 2016 First Data Canada Ltd. is a registered ISO/MSP of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Canadian Branch, Toronto, ON, Canada. All trademarks, service marks and trade names used in this material are the property of their respective owners.