BENEFITS of Membership

The Bobcaygeon & Area Chamber of Commerce can be viewed as your business partner. Your membership supports local businesses and organizations, promotes tourism to the area, brings innovation and best business practices to our doorstep and seeks out cutting edge opportunities to expand and move forward.

Your membership is significant - it builds over time. The more you actively you participate in the Chamber and take advantage of the benefits, the more you will see the inherent value. In many cases, membership pays for itself through the discounts and other benefits available.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Recognition as part of the local Bobcaygeon and area business community
  • Actively support the community of Bobcaygeon and regional tourism
  • Networking opportunities and information sessions to help connect, advise and grow your business
  • Business promotion and referrals through literature, business card display and information screen at the Chamber & Service Ontario office
  • Marketing support through the Chamber social media channels and website
  • Inclusion in local business directories and publications such as Explore Bobcaygeon and the Chamber website.
  • Receive business news and updates regularly through the Chamber newsletter and E-blasts
  • Be informed first about the City of Kawartha Lakes financial and business programs

AFFINITY PROGRAMS

The Bobcaygeon & Area Chamber of Commerce is a member of both the Canadian and Ontario Chambers of Commerce.   When you join our Chamber, you have access to the programs and benefits offered by these organizations.  You also become part of an influential network of over 60,000 businesses, from all corners of the province. Membership in your local chamber gives your business a competitive edge by allowing you to develop new professional relationships, access information and tools to help grow your business, and ensure your views are heard by government.


Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan: 

Participate in group health and life insurance packages that are normally reserved for large firms, and at small businesses rates! 

Please contact 1-877-277-0677 or visit www.chamberplan.ca

Find out more about the benefits of the Chamber Plan, check out the videos below:


First Data Merchant Services:

First Data, a Global Leader in Merchant Services, helps merchants accepts payments anytime, anywhere, using terminal, e-commerce, mobile, and integrated solutions. The Bobcaygeon Chamber supports you with the most competitive rates available.

Does your business accept credit card/debit payments? First Data, our Preferred Partner will give Chamber members a $1,000 VISA gift card if they can’t beat your current rates. 


They now provide restaurant online ordering solutions!


For more information, please contact your local business consultant, Bruce Averill at 705-772-2132. Current offers can be found here.


Grand & Toy

Save up to 25% off competitor pricing on everyday office supplies and workplace solutions, and over 30% on paper.  

Sign up here.


Purolator:

Receive preferential pricing with discounts ranging from 25%-45% on Purolator Express and Purolator Ground suite of courier services.

Sign up here.



Barter Pay:

Wouldn’t it be great to get the things you need without using money?

BarterPay® is an organized bartering platform that helps businesses across Canada get the things they need without having to use money. Instead, they can pay for those things using their own goods & services!

Now, you as a business owner, can acquire some of the things you need and pay by issuing your own goods and services to the network and keeping your hard-earned cash in the bank.  Find out more here.


Responsible Cannabis Use:

All Canadian employers must consider the impact of cannabis legalization on work-related activities and travel. The CannEd e-learning course educates employers and employees on cannabis facts, laws, and responsibilities.

With 17% of Canadians consuming cannabis according to Statistics Canada, it is important to educate staff to ensure safety at work, and decrease liabilities. The CannEd course allows employers to validate the information was reviewed and tested, as well as provide a company-specific cannabis policy at work.  Find out more here.


As a member you have access to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's Essential Business Services program.  It is a one-stop-shop of programs and services designed to help our members’ businesses grow and thrive! Learn more here.

Business Concierge Service

Let us handle it. We do the research to find the best solutions to your most pressing business needs. Our business concierge is on-call Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern to ensure you have the tools and information you need. Our business concierge can be reached by email at ebs@chamber.ca or by telephone at 1.800.661.2930 (2241).

EBS programs and services fall into one of the following six categories:

  • Import Export Services: Access tools and services to help you compete on a global scale
  • Knowledge & Data: Get timely industry insights and up-to-date information on policies and legislation that affect your organization. 
  • Marketplace & Access to Capital: Access sales and procurement channels and the funds needed to grow your business.
  • Productivity Tools: Get tools to maximize your time so you can achieve more.
  • Training & Learning: Develop your employees’ personal and professional skills to provide greater value to your customers.
  • Savings Programs:  Boost your bottom line and help save your hard-earned cash through our wide range of savings programs.

Explore Bobcaygeon Guide


As a member, your business will be listed in the Explore Bobcaygeon guide.* Members also receive a 5% discount on the purchase of an advertisement space in the guide. Explore Bobcaygeon features business profiles, area events and a directory. There are 15,000 copies distributed annually. 

 

* Be sure that your membership is in good standing by October to be featured. 





OUR VISION

To provide leadership, support and communication for a healthy business community, and to ensure a high quality of life for all.


CONTACT US

21 Canal Street, Bobcaygeon, ON 
K0M 1A0

T: (705) 738-2202
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