The benefits of Chamber membership are infinite! There is something for everyone, regardless of your industry or business size. Chamber membership conveys credibility and stability to your customers. Being a member of the Chamber of Commerce will open the door to many contacts that can help your business grow through the power of referrals and networking.
Too busy to participate? Constant referrals and exposure sends business your way without requiring direct action on your part! The Chamber online Directory and website is searched thousands of times a day, offering up more opportunities and exposure for your business.
Benefits you can take advantage of today as a member of the Chamber:
The Greater KW Chamber hosts over 90 networking events throughout the year ranging from small networking groups to our annual Gala that attracts over 900 attendees. Networking at the Chamber provides you and your business new opportunities to meet new clients and customers, while enjoying the event’s theme and focus.
Attend educational and training workshops and seminars to increase your knowledge and skills in the business world! Stay up-to-date on a number of topics and issues through our annual Chamber Academy educational series, Peer2Peer groups (complimentary for Chamber members), topical bi-weekly webinars, and ongoing blog articles.
Referrals of Business
More business sent your way! We refer member-only businesses. Your involvement in Chamber membership demonstrates to other businesses and to potential customers that you are committed to supporting the local economy and community. Members establish valuable relationships with one another through lead exchanges and referrals facilitated by Chamber staff, other members, online/print directories and our website.
Recognize the value of your Chamber membership every day with great savings. By taking advantage of Member Reward deals that are exclusively negotiated for our members, you will see tremendous savings on your costs of doing business. Rewards offered for highly competitive group benefits from Cowan Insurance Group, discounted rates on Merchant Services and even office supplies can help you save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars every year.
Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities
Build awareness of your business through cost-effective advertising in the Chambers various communication outlets such as the eNews Weekly, Advocate publication, website, directory and others. Reach other business owners, decision makers, and the more than 70,000 employees in the Kitchener – Waterloo – Elmira area!
Representation on Important Business Issues
The Chamber’s advocacy agenda and our ongoing relationships with legislators at the federal level through the Canadian Chamber, the provincial level through the Ontario Chamber and directly to municipal officials locally – we work on your behalf. Members are kept informed of proposed legislation and regulations that can impact their business.
For more information about the many benefits of membership, please contact Dana Walton, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Business Development at 519.749.6047.