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:

  • Marketing support - Social media, newsletters, website, etc.
  • Networking and proffessional development sessions
  • Promotion at Tourist Info Centre & Service Ontario
  • Be the first to know about business programs and funding
  • Inclusion in local business directories and the Explore Bobcaygeon tourism book
  • Business service discounts
  • Recognition as part of the local business community

The Bobcaygeon & Area Chamber of Commerce is a member of both the Canadian and Ontario Chambers of Commerce.   You have access to the programs and benefits offered by these organizations.  You are also a part of an influential network of over 200,000 businesses, from all corners of the country. Your membership 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.

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AFFINITY BENEFIT PROGRAMS



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  Kyle Brewer at: 705-457-5349 x 203 or visit www.chamberplan.ca

To see some of the benefits that this program can offer to you, click this link to watch a quick video all about what this plan can offer your business. 

To hear what all Kyle Brewer has to say about this program head here!

Head to our YouTube Channel to find all of our videos about the Chamber Plan group insurance plan at this link


Group Insurance:

As a member of the Bobcaygeon Chamber you qualify for rate discounts for your personal homes, auto, and other personal assets including snowmobiles, watercraft and more.

Contact: www.stewartmorrison.ca/group

705-324-6681 / 1 800-811-5841


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. They now provide restaurant online ordering solutions.

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. 


To find out more about the services they have to offer check out their YouTube Channel.


For more information, please contact your local business consultant, Bruce Averill at 705-772-2132. 



As a member you have access to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's  Chamber Business Services program.  It is a one-stop-shop of programs and services designed to help our members’ businesses grow and thrive! The Business Concierge Service does the research to find the best solutions to your most pressing business needs. by email at cbs@chamber.ca or by phone at 416.868.6415 (3251). 

The CBS programs and services include:

To take advantage of great discounts through the Chambers Shipping Program (Freightcom), download the information sheet and sign up code 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 Find out more here.


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 to be featured. 


CONTACT US

21 Canal Street, Bobcaygeon, ON 
K0M 1A0

T: (705) 738-2202
Send us an email

OUR VISION

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

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