Benefits of Membership
As a member, you have access to cost-saving benefits, local exposure, opportunities to network, and resources to help promote and grow your business.
We lobby all government levels on behalf of members on issues that affect our business community. We are currently collaborating with other Chambers of Commerce to have a stronger voice for the South Shore.
Merchant, E-commerce and Online services
Clover-Fiserv – Members receive exclusive rates on electronic payment processing services, including credit, debit, e-commerce, mobile commerce, cheque guarantee and gift cards.
Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance
Affordable rates ideal for small businesses. More than 30,000 small to mid-size businesses choose the Chamber Plan to protect their employees with comprehensive group benefits, including Health and Dental insurance, making it Canada’s #1 employee benefits plan for small business.
The Chamber Plan is the simple, stable, smart choice for business; combining accessibility, flexibility and the stability of pooled benefits. Click here for more details
Home and Auto Insurance
Members benefit from special group discounts and savings of up to 15% on home and auto insurance.
Non-Profit Liability Insurance
BrokerLink Insurance – Non-profit management and corporate liability insurance program with directors and officers liability insurance.
Health and Safety Support
InUnison – A cloud based software optimized for mobile devices. InUnison will also help train and educate your employees on health & safety, and offers free services including webinars and safety consultations.
Uni Payroll Services – Exclusive access to uni payroll services. Cut your expenses and preparation time for each payroll period.
Discounted Shipping Rates
Freightcom is the official shipping company for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, offering highly discounted shipping rates for all chamber members in Canada. Freightcom is a complete shipping solution saving you valuable time. Get consolidated invoices, shipping labels, full tracking and more.
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Irving Fuel Savings Program – As a Chamber of Commerce member, you can save on business travel with your Irving Commercial Card. This is open to commercial fleets and small businesses.
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Networking and Promotional Opportunities
The Chamber hosts regular opportunities for you to network and grow your business. Watch for news of Business Mixers, Workshops and Open House events as well as our Annual General Meeting. Sponsorship and door prize opportunities are available for most events. Check our Events page for more information.
As a member, you have the opportunity to share your expertise and experience on panel discussions. You may also like to offer a tour of your facility or host a networking event to promote your business. We can help you with that. You also have the opportunity to do a Live Facebook Chat with our Executive Director. In addition, you will receive weekly e-news updates.
Learn the skills to grow your business with fully-funded training course supported by the NS Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration. Course generally run online for 10 weeks/40 hours and cover topics like Proposal Writing, HR, and Social Media Marketing.
Members enjoy discounted rates on special events and seminars.
Additional Member Benefits Programs
• ESSO Business Cards help you manage your business's fuel expense. Available at all Canadian ESSO-branded service stations
• Experience better HR and payroll with programs offered by ADP
• Protect your business with CIRA’s cyber security solutions. The Chamber can help by booking a meeting to offer members discount rates.
• 20% discount on printing and coping with Staples
• Sign up for the Free ‘Get More’ Member Card from The UPS Store and save on printing, shipping, shredding and more.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce offers the following:
• Reduce your chamber’s risk with on-line document certification service from TradeCert.com
• Bundled office insurance coverage at a competitive and affordable rate for local chambers and boards of trade through our Business Protection Program
• Audio conferencing and webinar services from Pragmatic Conferencing