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 Program: Chamber members that offer discounts or special rates for other Chamber members are featured regularly in the newsletter, email updates and in the Member Information Centre.
    • ADP Payroll Services: ADP offers valuable services to your members! For more than 60 years, ADP has helped small businesses stay focused on what matters most. This program will offer amazing solutions designed for small businesses.
    • 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. Marvels of India departs November 5th for ten days.
    • Chambers 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.
    • CIRA Protecting Your IT Infrastructure from AttackCIRA helps keep your websites and applications online by protecting them from DDoS attacks, while also giving you the ability to lock your domain name and avoid another common security hack called, “domain hijacking” that can be used to embarrass your company or to steal your customer’s information. Members receive a 50% off discount on their D-Zone Anycast and Domain Lock services.CoffeeBreakLearning
    • Coffee Break LearningCoffee Break Learning is an efficient Social Media Learning system – your FREE Members’ Only Digital Marketing Video Tutorials! Each topic is divided into 15-minute video tutorials. Chamber member’s receive unlimited Free Access. The topics range from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and Instagram.
    • 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.
    • Dialogue Conferencing: One of North America’s leading collaboration service providers, Dialogue offers Chamber members and the members they serve, a 30% savings on their North American toll-free audio conferencing rate.
    • 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.
    • First Data Merchant Services: Benefit from preferred rates on electronic payment processing services including credit, debit, online payments, mobile commerce, cheque guarantee, and gift cards. First Data will Meet or Beat your current offer.
    • Grand and Toy: Take advantage of the purchasing power that membership in the OCC’s Chamber Network offers! Save up to 25% off competitor pricing on everyday office supplies and workplace solutions, and over 30% on paper.
    • Johnson Inc. Insurance: Chamber of commerce members can access home, auto and travel (where applicable) insurance through Johnson Inc. You need insurance, so why not take advantage of the exclusive rates available to members of the Chamber? Just because you’re saving, it doesn’t mean you sacrifice choice. Our preferred insurance provider Johnson Inc., offers access to a range of insurance products, selected just for you.
    • LenovoLenovo’s broad product portfolio, deep expertise, and relentless focus on innovation make them an ideal technology partner for the chamber network. Chamber members are eligible to receive discounts of up to 30% off the everyday public web price on a wide range of Lenovo products, including laptops, tablets, desktops, workstations, servers, accessories and more! View the current offer.
    • Outstand: Outstand gives you all the tools you need to stand out and accelerate relationships in one place. Emails, texting, and printed cards work together like never before, helping you to make powerful connections and right impression, every time. Free 30-day trial and members of the Chamber receive a 10% discount on membership.
    • Peninsula: Access Peninsula’s comprehensive, around-the-clock HR support that’s custom tailored to fit your members’ organizations. Chamber members save up to 10% of full contract value, depending on services required.
    • Pragmatic Conferencing and Webinar Services: Pragmatic Conferencing strives to offer complete communication solutions to our customers, from audio conferencing to cloud video, our aim is to make it simpler and more cost-effective to connect with colleagues and clients across the globe. Members enjoy a savings of at LEAST 25% off your current audio conferencing rate.
    • Purolator: The OCC has negotiated highly favourable rates with Purolator for its members. Receive preferential pricing with discounts ranging from 25%-45% on Purolator Express and Purolator Ground suite of courier services.
    • UPS Shipping and Freight Services: Chamber members, take advantage of the UPS Members Benefit Program and save on a variety of UPS services! You’ll receive 40% off all small package shipments including imports to Canada, 30% off brokerage entry preparations fees, at least 75% off freight shipments over 150 lb. and more.
    • Vice Versa: members benefit through privileged discount rates for professional linguistic services (French-to-English and English-to-French), provided by Vice Versas’ team of expert translators and interpreters.

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.

2018 Events

Here is a list of events scheduled to date for the upcoming year:

  • Thursday, March 9, 2018 — Annual General Meeting
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 — Celebration of Business Excellence Awards Ceremony
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 — Spring Seminar (to be confirmed)
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018 — Fall Seminar (to be confirmed)