Outline of Services

Projects, Programs & Services

  • Business & Community Information and Services
  • Weekly GreenMail News E-Mail Broadcast to all Members
  • GreenMail “Exclusive” – a marketing opportunity exclusively for our Members
  • Membership Directory/Buyers Guides
  • Manufacturers & Distributors Directory
  • Media Contact List
  • Business Start-up Checklist
  • Business Start-up Contacts Lists
  • Canadian Chamber on-line access
  • Ontario Chamber on-line access
  • International Chamber access
  • Advice/Advisor referral
  • Member-Business referrals & promotion
  • Business-Consumer advocacy/info
  • Restaurant/Hospitality Guides
  • Certificate of Origin processing
  • Members brochure/info distribution
  • Demographic/Sociographic data & analysis
  • Welcome Packs

Exclusive Discount/Purchase Programs

  • national Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan (life/medical/dental/drug etc.)
  • Chamber Group Insurance Plan (home/auto) for all staff + family & retirees
  • Esso fuel discount – Members save 3.5 cents per litre at Esso/Mobil stations across Canada and the US
  • Quantum RBS – computer data cloud back-up and recovery services @ 15% savings

Communication Products & Services

  • Business Beat monthly news magazine (within Elgin This Month magazine and on our website)
  • City/District Street Maps
  • Elgin County Maps
  • Various agency/service lists
  • Community Profile
  • On-Line Business Directory (over 291,000 direct searches in the last 12 months!)
  • FAX & E-mail Broadcasts/weekly GreenMail/GreenMail Exclusive
  • Posting & promo opportunities on the Chamber’s social media including Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn

Special Events & Programs

  • Business After 5 Networking Events
  • Outlook (Annual Economic Forecast)
  • Annual MP/MPP Luncheon
  • Annual Luncheon with all local municipal Mayors
  • Business Sample Show/National Small Business Week
  • Free Enterprise Dinner & Awards Program
  • Members Golf Day
  • various news/current event functions
  • Seminars/Training Opportunities
  • SafeComm (St. Thomas Elgin Safe Communities) Coalition

Community Advocacy & Interaction

  • Government liaison – municipal, provincial & federal
  • City & County Economic Development representation
  • Public speaking/presentations
  • “New In Town?” promotion/outreach
  • Consumer Advice via local media
  • Community Agency interaction/liaison
  • School/Business Presentations
  • Direct/Personal assistance to Members

Standing Committees & Volunteer Activities

  • Public Sector Liaison Committee  - our Members’ link to all levels of government
  • Member Services Committee – our connection to Member needs & expectations plus design & delivery of special events
  • Task Forces & Special Events – Members helping Members whenever needs arise
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