TOP 10 REASONS TO JOIN THE CHAMBER
1. INVESTING IN YOURSELF STRENGTHENS THE COMMUNITY
Help to nurture a strong business climate in Greater Nanaimo that helps attract and retain the best and
brightest operators, employees, customers and investors.
2. NETWORK FOR FUN AND PROFIT
Maximize your business prospects by connecting socially with customers and suppliers and creating
new connections at our many, effective, high-energy networking events.
3. HAVE A VOICE WITH GOVERNMENT
Your Chamber of Commerce has a vital role with government as an advocate and ‘thought’ and policy leader for business interests in the Nanaimo region. It is perhaps the most behind-the-scenes, and most important, role your Chamber plays – fighting for the success of our business community through reduced government interference while optimizing their support.
4. GAIN POWERFUL ONLINE SUPPORT
Your business is most likely to appear on the first pages of internet search engines by being part of the
Chamber’s online business directory.
5. TARGET YOUR MARKETING TO MEMBERS
Promote your business cost-effectively to the Chamber membership, representing a large core of stable
businesses already dedicated to the local economy.
6. GET YOUR INFORMATION CLOSER TO THE SOURCE
Position yourself to be proactive by learning about new developments, policy changes and trends from high- level sources through Chamber connections which are passed along through our communications tools.
7. ENJOY DISCOUNTED BUSINESS SERVICES
Our negotiated member-to-member and other cost saving deals will help reduce your day-to-day expenses — from insurance to payroll services, group health to gas and merchant card services.
8. YOU CAN INFLUENCE CHAMBER POLICY
As a member, your voice is important and what you say impacts Chamber policy. Chamber directors you elect will listen to the issues that most deeply impact your business, creating policies that guide the Chamber’s advocacy efforts and work plans.
9. GET SMART
Keep your skills sharp by attending our business seminars, professional development workshops, educational
Spark Sessions and Lightning Talks events .
10. PROMOTE YOURSELF
Share your company’s news through our weekly ‘Newsline’ newsletter, social media and email outs.