How to get the most of out your chamber membership

 

Networking

  • Attend The Chamber's free events to increase your contacts and raise awareness of your organization

  • Attend paid events to connect with speakers, politicians and other local businesses

  • Attend events and ask for warm introductions or to sit with guests you want to connect with

  • Outside of events, ask The Chamber to introduce you to organizations, political leaders and individuals

Cost Savings

  • Get your merchant serivces from First Data, receiving a discount with your membership

  • Receive discounted shipping through UPS and Purolator

  • All your employees have The Chamber ESSO discount card in thier vehicles to save 3.5 cents per litre

  • Attend fully funded professional development courses

  • Visit The Chamber's online directory to support local business and look for member-to-member offers

Advocacy

  • Ask The Chamber to intervene when issues come up with city, provincial or federal government bodies

  • Ask The Chamber to intervene on permit delays or complications

  • Read Chamber communications to be in the loop when government asks for input on actions that effect our organization

  • Asked to share your expertise when The Chamber drafts policy or meets with government/business leaders

Communications

  • Signed your team up to receive The Chamber's e-newsletter and stay in the loop on local business news

  • Ask for communication support in sharing your news through The Chamber's website, e-newsletter, and social media platforms

  • Add The Chamber logo to your website and communications, reinforcing your commitment to the Annapolis Valley

  • Have your events and member-to-member deals on the website to stir up business and have your membership pay for itself

Employee Benefits

  • Your team gets health, dental, prescription, life and disability insurance through BensPlus Chamber Plan. Exclusive only to Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce members

Community

  • The Chamber connects you with business mentors for their advice on overcoming obstacles

  • Your Young Business Leaders attend free Valley Social Network events to increase their professional networks and appreciation of the Annapolis Valley's vibrant life

  • You give back to our community by participating in Chamber committees


 

10 Reasons to be a Member that will Change the way you do Business

  1. Membership brings credibility to your business

    You can increase positive perception among consumers and business owners when you’re idenified as a member of AVCC

  2. Increase your visibility in the community

    As a member of AVCC, you will be listed in the chamber newsletter and have the opportunity to advertise by sponsoring events and sharing your news

  3. Create networking opportunities

    AVCC has several committees and serving on one provides numerous networking and professional development opportunities

  4. Gain a voice in government

    AVCC takes on the tough issues and opposes new regulations, taxes and fees directed at small business. We aid businesses in being treated fairly

  5. Make business contacts

    AVCC initiates more business to business commerce and more opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals than is available through other local organizations

  6. Receive chamber newsletter and information

    Newsletters provide new member information, interesting opportunities, community news and details about upcoming chamber events

  7. Acquire customer referrals

    AVCC receives calls from individuals and businesses looking for potential vendors, chamber members typically recommend other chamber members

  8. Chamber events and programs

    AVCC events provide members with opportunities to get to know new people and expand their prospect base. Events allow members to meet potential customers, clients and vendors

  9. Promotion and Publicity
    With an AVCC membership you can reach potential clients through member exclusive advertising and opportunities for member-to-member advertising, share your news with us

  10. Access to member-only discounts and services

    Membership with AVCC unlocks member only discounts and services