Join the Chamber

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS VALUE
Organization of Choice – Your #1 Business Link

The Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce currently has a membership base of over 420 businesses.

 

Click 2018 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION to download your application. 

 

Membership Rates 

 Association (non-profit)  $130.00 + HST
 1 – 50 Employees  $200.00 + HST
 51 – 100 Employees   $285.00 + HST
 101 – 200 Employees  $435.00 + HST
 201+ Employees   $615.00 + HST
 Municipal   $615.00 + HST
 Affiliate   25% deduction (based on # of  employees) 

 

A $25 charge will be applied to your annual membership fee for your listing on the Chamber App- helping you stay connected. 

 

 

Membership Opportunities

Networking and participating in Chamber initiatives has proven to be successful for many members. GET INVOLVED!

Smart Phone / Ipad APP

Promote your business through the Chamber APP– a business directory at your customer’s fingertips.

E-Blast Ads

Get the word out!  E-Blast to the full membership via Chamber email.  One-month purchase will provide you with 6 E-Blasts throughout the month.  Contact the Chamber if you wish to announce your upcoming news to Members.

Chamber Ballots

Collect Chamber Ballots when you attend Chamber events.  Redeem for great prizes at the Christmas Social.

Breakfast Boat Cruise

An early morning “meet and greet” on beautiful Georgian Bay on the Serendipity Princess.

 

Employment Opportunities

Promote your employment opportunities on the Chamber website.

Print Advertising Opportunities – Visitor & Business Directory: A Community Resource Publication 

As a destination marketing organization, the Chamber is committed to attracting visitors to Southern Georgian Bay, and providing business resources to the local community and those relocating to the area. 

Members are offered lower cost advertising opportunities to gain exposure in the community. Huge distribution locally and across Ontario. 

Web Advertising

Increase your website presence.  Advertising space is available to Members on the website for low costs or through sponsorship.

VISA / MasterCard / Interac

Low processing fee for Chamber Members.

Group Insurance

Group insurance coverage designed specifically for small to medium sized businesses.

Referral Program

Receive free advertising on the Chamber’s website when you refer a new Member.  Plus, receive a Chamber “Ballot” to redeem for great prizes at the year-end Christmas Social.

Referring new members can reduce your Membership Fee. 

Business Before 9

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of the month (as scheduled) for a full breakfast and informational presentation on business topics.  Introduce yourself and make new contacts.

Business After 5

Business After 5’s are scheduled in the 2nd week of every month.  New Members are introduced and business anniversary certificates are presented.

Membership Anniversary

As a Member of the Chamber, your business is recognized in 10 year increments and presented with a “certificate of achievement” among your peers at a Business After 5 throughout the year.

 

Sponsorship Packages

Throughout the year, the Chamber creates exciting sponsorship opportunities for special events – A low cost avenue to profile your business in the community!

Shop Local

Be a part of the Chamber’s Shop Local program.  Drive traffic through your door and support your community!  Reward your customers with the chance of them winning $1,000 for shopping in your store. 

 

 

In addition to “cost saving” marketing, the following are FREE opportunities to promote your business:

 

Social Media – FREE

Join us through our social media channels.  Connect with other Members, share ideas and get involved!  Chamber likes and shares with Members.  Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Blog

Radio Promotion – FREE

The partnership with 93.1 Fresh Radio, 104.1 The Dock & KICX 106 allows for additional promotion for our Members.  New Members joining the Chamber will be broadcast over a one-month duration.  Existing Members are drawn at random to be featured throughout the month.

Events Calendar – FREE

The “Calendar of Events” promotes upcoming events, workshops, seminars in our community.  All upcoming events are listed on the Chamber’s website.  Let us help you promote your event!

Business Awards – FREE

Members are presented with awards at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting and Business Achievement Awards Evening.  Take the time to nominate a deserving business. Recipients receive full year promotion.

Online Directory – FREE

Promote your business through the Chamber’s website.  People are looking for you on-line!  Some charges may apply for upgrades.

Business Directory – FREE

Over 20,000 copies of the Membership Business Directory are printed annually and distributed locally.  The directory is a free listing exclusive to Chamber Members.

Business Spotlight – FREE

As a Member of the Chamber, you are entitled to a free spotlight in the Chamber Chat newsletter.  Introduce your business to the community. 

Member 2 Member Discounts – FREE

Spotlight your business by offering discounts to your fellow Chamber Members and reciprocate by purchasing from them.  Visit the Chamber’s website for a list of participating Members