Benefits – Why Join
Here are a few of the highlights of why your business should belong to the Scugog Chamber of Commerce.
- The Chamber of Commerce is the only collective voice of the business people representing the entire community
- You are kept abreast of local business news through a regular newsletter
- The Chamber organizes business seminars and meetings and resource materials which assist you to become more effective in your daily business
- Your membership provides the opportunity to network with other businesses in the community
- You can take advantage of discount Visa / M/C & Interac Service Charge rates.
- Your business is eligible to participate in the Chamber’s Sickness, Accident and Life Insurance Policy
The Membership Advantage:
Strong representation for the business community organizations. Our board consists of directors from all business sectors. All levels of government are represented on our advisory Government Relations Committee which meets once a month.
As a Scugog Chamber of Commerce member, you are automatically affiliated with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Two memberships one low cost!
Board Room Facilities
- Board Table (seating for 14 – 16 comfortably)
- Projector – Laptop compatible
- Projector Screen
- Wireless Network – please inquire at time of booking
- Coffee courtesy of Queen Beans Coffee – 180 Queen Street
- Booking Time Available: Monday – Friday – 8:30am – 4:30
- $50.00 / 3 hours or less minimum booking
- $10.00 / hour – After 3 hours or more.
Please book two weeks prior to ensure availability.
Business Directory (Bonus Over and above your membership)
A comprehensive listing of member businesses and services. This directory can be found on the Scugog Chamber website at www.scugogchamber.ca and is available to the public. Update your listing for free at anytime by logging into your account or contacting the office.
Promote your business. Meet & evaluate local services and suppliers. Use the power of networking within the Chamber group, helping you to grow your business in a positive direction, drawing from the experience of other local business members. See our events section for a list of all up-coming networking topics and locations!
Business Information and Referrals
Staff at the business centre will direct both local and outside inquiries to your business FIRST!
Business Training Seminars
Stay on top of new market trends and subjects important to owners and managers.
Scugog Chamber of Commerce announces their participation with The Canadian Automobile Association’s (CAA’s), Corporate Membership Program, whereby you as a Chamber of Commerce Scugog member, can purchase a CAA Membership at a corporate, discounted rate!
- CAA Corporate Membership
- Application Form – Please contact the Chamber
Central Information Centre
Home of the Scugog Tourism Information Centre – Promotion of tourist oriented business and point of referral to other member businesses.
“What does Chamber membership do for me?”
To provide the membership with the support of chaplains for counselling with personal, social, spiritual, ethical and moral problems.
Entrepreneurs in our community, working in isolation, shoulder the responsibilities of financial risk, the welfare of their employees, the hazards of the marketplace and the welfare of their customers and of our community on a daily basis.
At time they are expected to hide their personal stress and present their employees and clients with a smile and a reassuring look of confidence despite their private and personal trials.
Our Scugog business community can be subject to just as much stress and are in need of just as much personal and confidential counsel as our soldiers and hospital patients.
The Scugog Chamber of Commerce distinguishes itself among business organizations by creating the voluntary position of Chaplain to the Scugog Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of extending to its members, free access to confidential counselling on matters of a personal, spiritual, social, ethical or moral nature on a non-denominational basis.
See under our Board of Directors for our Pastor / Chaplain contact.
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Take advantage of placing yourself on the communications list for up-coming opportunities in Economic Development, Film, tourism areas.
Entrepreneurial Support Group
A place where entrepreneurs of gather with others of similar interests. Let the chamber help direct you to resources to put your plan into action.
A bi-weekly e-newsletter free to you, keeping you abreast of current business news and opportunities.
As a business member of the Scugog Chamber of Commerce, we are pleased to offer your company discounts from Esso. The Esso Business Card programs give you exceptional fuel savings, powerful yet easy-to-use fuel management tools. Plus Canadian Chamber of Commerce members receive 3.5 cents per litre discount regardless of volume. Pick the degree of control and reporting that’s right for your business.
Export Advice from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in-house Trade Commissioner
– provided at no cost by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
First Data – Merchant Services Savings! *
First Data discount affinity program to all our members. With First Data, a leader in the electronic payment processing industry, we are ready to help you with preferred pricing and products tailored to suit your needs.
Grand and Toy
Through a partnership with The Alba Group – a buying group receive discounted products and services from Grand & Toy.
Group Insurance *
Medical, Dental and Disability coverage – a special group plan for owners and employees, available to members only. Medical expenses can be turned into tax deductions. Please see the “Group Benefits Overview” for further details.
Contact HMA The BENEFITS People – Debbie McNamara CHS / GBA for details at 905 – 999 – 9505 or inquire by email to firstname.lastname@example.org | www.hmabenefits.ca
Image and Identity
Members of the Chamber are identified as an active and responsible member of their community with solid roots in the region.
More Merchant Services to choose from!
Member News Updates
As part of the weekly e-newsletter, you have the opportunity to let your fellow business members know of your successes and announcements that you wish to share!
Member-to-Member Discount Program
Fellow Chamber members, offering direct discounts on product and services to other Chamber members and their employees. Click here to view a list of all discounts.
You can also find member-member discount information in the Member Directory.
Mystery Shopper Program
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Purolator Shipping Services*
You gain access to Purolator shipping services, where your members will enjoy preferential pricing through a volume discount program. Purolator offers your members discounts starting at 25% on Purolator Express® and Purolator Ground® suite of services.
Learn More – http://www.purolator.com/en/campaigns/occ/index.page
Business is far easier, more efficient and more comfortable when conducted with people you know.
Business Resource Centre
Our “Business Resource on-line Centre” is there to help you navigate hard to find business websites, government sites and business resources. Contact the office for further assistance.
Business owners enjoy the company of fellow business owners. It’s a place to communicate with others who have similar problems, issues and often … solutions.
Host to the Port Perry Home and Garden Show in the Spring – www.portperryhomeandgardenshow.ca
We are host to the Port Perry Craft Beer Festival – Held in August each year in Palmer Park. www.portperrycraftbeer.ca
Our Annual SCC Golf Tournament is another way to promote your business and network with fellow business associates in the community while enjoying a round of golf and excellent BBQ dinner!
Tree lighting & Candlelight Walk in November starting in Palmer Park. Enjoy a the kick start to our seasonal celebrations.
Santa Claus parade and various volunteer opportunities in our local community and region helps advertise and attract customers to our business community.
The Chamber’s Group Plan accommodates “Cost Plus” which facilitates the legitimate expensing of medical costs against the members business.
Discounts of 30% on shipments within Canada and to worldwide destinations, 25% on imports into Canada and 75% (starting at) on freight shipments services with the UPS® Savings Program. ‘Get More’ Member Card from The UPS Store®.
New updated www.scugogchamber.ca is an easy way to keep informed of local issues and events. This is a place where the world comes to find information on Scugog and its businesses. Each member receives a free online listing.
* In conjunction with the membership advantages from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Chamber of Commerce.