The business owners and operators you meet through the Chamber can be your clients and open doors to other companies to help grow your business.
Why Become Chamber Member?
Your ability to influence public policy on common business problems becomes greater as more voices are added to advocate on behalf of businesses like yours.
You don’t have time to stay on top of all the local, regional, and provincial issues which could impact your business, but that’s at the heart of what we do. We keep you informed and advocate on your behalf so that you can concentrate on growing your business.
The problems you face in business are likely shared by your fellow men and women in the business community. What better way to talk through difficulties or problems in your business than discussing with those who are walking on the same path as you through the Chamber connection.
Whether it is a sector consultation or roundtable, a lunch and learn or seminar on improving your company’s marketing, or a Business after Business event the Chamber and our economic development partners host countless programs to help you increase your skills in all aspects of your business.
Consumers and business owners and operators want to do business with someone who is vested in their community, that connection can be through your Chamber.
Membership is vital to a Chamber. The more we represent, the louder the vice. The Chamber currently has over 500 members representing thousands of employees. When the business community is vibrant and strong, the local economy is stronger, and that is good for all businesses that depend on consumers’ ability to spend in the local marketplace.
The Chamber offers benefits for its membership to help companies lower their day-to-day business costs. Chamber benefits enable our membership to access preferential rates on key business services including group insurance, email marketing, merchant services, travel, gasoline, office supplies and training.
Your membership is much more than just networking. You can help shape the future of Nelson and area. Business advocacy is a key platform of the Chamber. Your business needs are represented at an extraordinary number of boards and committees throughout the region.
Your ongoing membership allows us to work with our economic development partners to be a catalyst for businesses to work together to create a strong and vibrant economy.
Through our Chamber network, and in conjunction with the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership (NAEDP), the Chamber is actively involved in numerous initiatives that benefit you, your business, and the economic sustainability of our region.
A recent business walk through the downtown gave us direction on what you want, like continued investment in our Think Local First marketing campaigns. Also, you want to keep working with partners in rolling out business educational workshops including, Technology for Business, Succession Planning, World Host Customer Service training and developing additional cooperative marketing programs.
Many more exciting initiatives are underway including a strengthening of Nelson and Area’s technology sector and our association with the Imagine Kootenay website which boosts business investment opportunities for entrepreneurs in our area.
There are many benefits that are included with your Chamber membership that go straight to your bottom line. They include the very best small business group insurance plan on the market, super competitive Visa/MC/Interac rates that can save a business a small fortune each year plus savings on motor fuels, to name just a few.
Throughout the year, the Chamber will continue to offer events designed to benefit our membership, including the popular Business after Business networking events, and our 12@12 sector consultations.
HEALTH & DENTAL BENEFITS
The Chamber Group Plan covers all industries including one person firms, home business and farms. Dental and Health options available. Guaranteed renewable contract. For details or a quote, contact Lucas Hart at Lucas Hart Financial Services, or visit the site by clicking below.
Lucas Hart Financial (Chamber Group Insurance)
908 Front Street
Lucas Hart is the regional agent for the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance and as such there is a close working relationship between his office and the Chamber. Any Chamber member in good standing can apply for group medical and dental insurance.
There are more than 230 local members signed up for Group Benefits through the Nelson and District Chamber. Over 25,000 firms Canada wide have custom coverage based on the types and amounts of insurance the owner selected. The Chambers Plan lets you control the cost, because you control the coverage you purchase and premiums are a deductible business expense. For more details on group insurance visit https://www.chamberplan.ca/
BC Chamber of Commerce Member Advantage Program
From customized health insurance, to help with merchant processing, online marketing, payroll solutions, and discounted office supplies—we’ve partnered with top brands so you can maximize your productivity and minimize your costs. Our members have access to exclusive travel and hospitality discounts and perks – from reduced hotel and car rentals rates, to savings on fuel and fleet costs. Learn more about the BC Chamber of Commerce Member Advantage Program.
NEW for 2023
We are pleased to announce that Shell has joined the BCCC Member Advantage Program as the new Fuel Discount partner.
Join The Chamber Today
Take full advantage of your Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce membership by choosing the benefits that can save you money. Your membership entitles you to rate advantages on insurance. Customize an employee benefits plan that matches your personal and business needs.
Also check out discounts on a number of products and services such as credit and debit card POS plans, social media-email programs, fuel discounts and more. For more information check out the BC Chamber Member Advantage Program.
For more information on any of these benefits or on becoming a member of the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce, click the link below to join online, call us at 250-352-3433 , drop in our offices in “The Station” 91 Baker Street in Nelson’s Railtown District or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org