Value of Membership

The Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization representing the businesses in the municipalities of Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny, and Tay; and supports surrounding communities who wish to do business in Southern Georgian Bay.

It is not the operation of one organization that will make Southern Georgian Bay healthy and prosperous but rather the efforts and support of a whole community.  As the #1 Organization of Choice, the Chamber works collectively with its Members to promote their business. 


Membership Opportunities – Networking

Networking and participating in Chamber initiatives have proven to be successful for many of our Members.  GET INVOLVED!

Join business representatives and entrepreneurs at monthly Business After 5’s, Business Before 9’s, and annual events.

Business After 5’s profile businesses by visiting their venue and learning about what makes them successful. 

Business Before 9’s provides the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business; connect with other businesses; and learn business practices in human resources, marketing, advertising, and other relevant topics.

Annual events offer casual networking while enjoying a BBQ lunch on the dock.

Online Presence  –  Social Media 

People are looking for you on-line! 

Promote your business through the Chamber’s website.  Enhance your Membership directory listing; post your employment opportunities; list your events on the ‘calendar of events’, and advertise your business and/or specials on key pages of the website.

Connect with the Chamber’s social media channels to communicate with other Members through Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

With the new generation of Smart Phones, your Membership includes a listing on the Chamber’s Business Directory. This will allow your customers access to your contact information in minutes! Any place, any time.

Low-Cost Advertising and Programs

The Chamber offers a variety of advertising opportunities for you to gain exposure locally and provincially. 

Online publications include a Southern Georgian Bay Visitor Guide and a Membership Business Directory.

Programs such as Shop Local will not only drive traffic to your business but offers an opportunity to reward your customers for spending their money at your store or restaurant.

Profile your business through fun and creative sponsorship packages. By sponsoring events, your business benefits by getting exposure at the event and on-going advertising attention.

E-Blast your flyers to the Members directly through the Chamber’s email system.

Referrals and Promotions

There is strength in numbers. By introducing new Members to the Chamber, you are guiding them on a path for business success.  In return for supporting the Chamber Membership, your Membership fees will decrease in cost.

Members are profiled through the Chamber’s annual Business Achievement Awards at the Annual General Meeting; Business Directory publication; and the newsletter’s Business Spotlight.

Cost Saving Programs

Purolator discounts starting at 25% off services.

Affordable Group Insurance coverage designed specifically for small to medium-sized businesses.

Low processing fees for VISA/MasterCard/Interac.

Member to Member discount savings for all employees of your business.