Member benefits and programs to grow your business.

Maximize your investment in the Chamber through education, marketing and promotion, special offers and discounts.

Member benefits and programs to grow your business.

Connect. Learn. Grow.

Exclusive benefits for membership.

Member Benefits & Services

Networking

It’s not just who you know, it’s who others know. Networking is a powerful tool for successful businesses and is often the reason a business joins the Chamber. We offer networking prior to our annual events including the Chamber Annual General Meeting, Spring Seminar, Celebration of Business Excellence and the Fall Seminar

Marketing and Promotions

Stand out and get noticed in your community. As a Chamber Member you receive the following marketing and promotions as a benefit of membership:

  • Chamber members receive an enhanced listing in the online directory at www.trenthillschamber.ca. Businesses have the option of updating their own listing online with photos, videos, and links or contacting Chamber staff to make updates.
  • Included in the membership fee is a feature profile in the Chamber digital and print newsletter on an annual basis.
  • Business referrals for potential new customers or clients.
  • Members only business card and display brochure in Chamber office.
  • Social media services include an annual feature profile on the Chamber Facebook page, promotion in the Buy Smart Buy Local Group. Chamber staff interact with member business pages and provide supporting for getting started with social media.
  • Discounted advertising rate for Member on the Chamber AdChannel located in the ServiceOntario office.
  • Paid advertising in the newsletter is also available exclusively for Chamber Members.
  • Sponsorship and promotional opportunities available for events and seminars.
  • Open House and/or Grand Opening announcements through membership communications.

Discounted or Exclusive Programs

A benefit of membership is access to Member discounts, special offers, and exclusive programs.

    • Member to Member (M2M) Program is your gateway to terrific local discounts and special rates. All Chamber member companies and employees save on a variety of products and services, including website design and hosting, facility rentals, heating and cooling, business supplies and more. The M2M program is designed to give Trent Hills Chamber members and their staff exclusive benefits by doing business with their fellow members.
    • First Data LogoFirst Data Merchant Services: First Data provides exclusive member payment processing rates, and terminals and solutions to help businesses be more competitive. Benefit from preferred rates on electronic payment processing services including credit, debit, online payments, mobile commerce, cheque guarantee, and gift cards. If First Data cannot BEAT your current processing fees, you earn a $1000 VISA gift card. Start using the Clover Device along with Ecwid to incorporate an E-Commerce platform to your website.
    • Chamber Travel Program with Marlin Travel Campbellford through Indus Travels: The Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce is pleased to partner with Marlin Travel Campbellford to offer great rates for unique trips through Indus Travels. Together, we are offering custom escorted tour vacations from a selection of countries at an unbeatable price and with unparalleled comfort. The tour packages were carefully handcrafted to deliver unique experiences and offer exceptional value to members. Historical Portugal departs in September for twelve days.
    • Chamber Plan LogoChambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan: More than 30,000 small to medium-sized businesses choose the Chambers Plan to protect their employees with comprehensive group benefits, including Health and Dental insurance, making it Canada’s #1 employee benefits plan for small businesses. As a not-for-profit program—all surpluses stay in the Plan and help lower premiums. For more information, Chamber representative Brian D. Bulger at 705-741-1400.
    • Freightcom LogoFreightcom: Introducing the Chambers Shipping Program! In partnership with Freightcom Inc. the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is launching this initiative to help local businesses optimize their shipping process & save more on shipping costs. By signing up with your Chamber member discount code, you can take advantage of Freightcom’s innovative shipping platform and gain access to discounted shipping rates from a variety of trusted carriers.
    • Constant Contact provides online software that allows you to create effective email marketing and other online marketing campaigns to meet your business goals. Start your FREE trial today! Members save up to 25% when you prepay for the year.
    • Esso Fuel Discount: Delivered through Esso, this program saves drivers 3.5 cents per litre off the posted pump price at any Esso-branded service station. Chamber of commerce member businesses can now access discounted rates for the business and employees’ personal use. Businesses and the employee can save money as there is no minimum fuel purchase.
    • Grand & Toy provides provide business with easy and convenient ways to purchase products and solutions. With the Chamber’s purchasing power, members save on average up to 25% off competitor pricing, have access to fantastic paper prices, and receive preferred pricing on select categories including office supplies, coffee and tech accessories.
    • Chamber Insurance Program: Insurance Services, including: business, group home/auto/travel and Directors and Officers Liability insurance 
    • Pragmatic Conferencing and Webinar Services: Pragmatic Conferencing strives to offer complete communication solutions to customers, from audio conferencing to cloud video, their aim is to make it simpler and more cost-effective to connect with colleagues and clients across the globe. Pragmatic offers UMX, a virtual meeting platform at an exceptionally low price for members.  Members enjoy a savings of between 20% and 50% off your current audio-conferencing rate.
    • Purolator knows businesses are always looking for ways to save on costs and serve customers better. To assist with this, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce has negotiated group shipping discounts starting at 25% with Purolator for members. Get reliable, professional courier services for less.
    • Barter Pay 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.
 
 

Get Connected

Keeping members informed about Chamber activities and events, advocacy efforts, what’s new and happening in the business community is key to our communications plan.

  • Member Communications: Members are kept informed through digital and print newsletters and updates about what’s new and happening at the Chamber, advocacy efforts, member profiles, messages from the Chair of the Board, and upcoming events.
  • Member Surveys: Members have the opportunity to participate in surveys conducted by the Government Relations and Advocacy Committee and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to gather valuable feedback from the business community.

Chamber Events

  • Seminars and Workshops Through various partnerships, the Chamber provides workshops and seminars offering a variety of topics that focus on the special needs of small business members.
  • Member Orientation: Chamber staff provide individual orientation sessions for members to learn about the benefits, services and programs available. The purpose of these orientation sessions is to maximize the benefits of membership.
  • Celebration of Business Excellence: This event recognizes the business achievements of organizations and the businesses in Trent Hills. Nominations open in mid-February and the nominees and recipients are recognized at an Award Ceremony the fourth Saturday in April. Click here for more information.