Membership Benefit Programs - Our Member Benefits Bundle
Businesses and organizations that are Chamber Members have access to a growing number of discount and benefit programs. In many cases, Chamber benefits extend to all employees and members of their immediate families. The Chamber’s Member Services staff can provide details on all programs in-person at the Chamber office, via telephone at 519-631-1981 or by direct email.
Programs Available Today:
The Chambers Plan
Our national Group Health/Dental/Life/Disability Insurance.
Esso & Mobil
Gasoline Discount. Save 3.5 cents per litre locally, across Canada and in the US at all Esso and Mobil locations.
Home & Auto Insurance
Employees, of Chamber Member businesses and organizations, have access to a Home and Auto insurance plan with special negotiated rates, exclusive to you, that may bring savings of up to 60% when your home and auto insurance are combined.
An exclusive discount program (minimum 50%) for our Members on domestic and international courier & shipping services.
Clover, a First Data Company is the fastest growing established payments and point-of-sale platform, with more than 1.5 million devices shipped globally.
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Advertising & Promotion in Green Mail & Green Mail Exclusives
For promotion of business related announcements and events, we welcome Members to consider our weekly Green Mail newsletter, or our stand-alone version, Green Mail Exclusive. Each Green Mail is limited to a maximum of three paid ads and we strongly urge booking well in advance. Weekly distribution reaches 2,200 to 2,500 individuals via email subscriptions and posts on the Chamber website, Facebook and Twitter.
Ads in Green Mail / Green Mail Exclusive may be any size, up to the standard 8 ½” x 11” page and must be provided camera-ready in JPG or PNG format. Submission deadline is 12 p.m. Friday for the following Tuesday newsletter.
Green Mail ads are $75 + hst and Green Mail Exclusives are $125 + hst.
Community Service / Public Service?
The Chamber routinely receives requests for donated ad space in support of special events and activities. In weeks where our limit of 3 paid ads has not been reached, the Chamber will book ads for eligible not-for-profit and community services or activities at a reduced rate of $35.
Our weekly Green Mail newsletter is posted on the Chamber's website, Facebook page and Twitter. If you prefer a direct subscription link to receive Green Mail every Tuesday, click here.
Networking & Community Visibility
The opportunity for building connections with associates, clients, and business neighbours is provided through events such as our popular, monthly “Business After 5″, our annual Members Golf Day, Impact Awards, Lunch with the Mayors, and the MP & MPP Luncheon. Our on-line connections via our Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn give Members direct access to information plus opportunities to share their own news, information and promotions. Chamber events and activities let our Members be seen and be heard.
Economic Development & Advocacy
We provide information and develop marketing programs that encourage individuals, groups or businesses to consider residential and commercial investment in our communities. Maps, brochures, labour/market data, community profiles, and other documents to assist anyone considering moving or investing in our area. Locally, provincially and nationally, the Chamber is the Voice of Business. Promoting the contributions and importance of the business sector to our economy. Making the views of business known to governments, legislators, the media and the public. Encouraging plans and policies that will enhance the positive growth of business in our communities.
Community Information Services
We maintain the most comprehensive inventory of business and community information in our region. Our on-line business directory profiles all businesses and organizations that are registered Members of the Chamber. We process more than 2,000 inquiries every month through on-line directory searches and calls/visits to our office. In 2018, our on-line Business Directory saw over 567,000 searches of our data on local businesses, services and organizations. The Chamber has a strong presence in social media with over 2,500 people connected to us through Facebook & Twitter. A monthly printed newsmagazine, Business Beat, is carried as a section within This Month In Elgin magazine. We also produce a weekly e-mail newsletter called Green Mail. It enjoys weekly readership that averages 2,000 people and is focused to the local business community. Click here to have Green Mail delivered to your inbox each week.
Business Information Services
We provide referrals and recommended sources for products and services to customers on behalf of our Member businesses. This can be particularly helpful to a new business whose identity has yet to be clearly established in the community. Keeping our Members informed and aware of changes affecting the welfare of their business. Everything from government legislation to demographic trends; from marketing to new business opportunities.
Interested becoming a Member? Please fill out our membership application, and once completed a staff member will get in touch shortly.