Membership Benefits


Make The Most Of Your Membership

As a member of the Chamber you gain access to many benefit programs that can save you or your company money. You can recover the cost of your membership many times over just by taking advantage of these money and time saving benefits.

DISCOUNTS & PREFERRED RATES

Our health insurance program is regarded as the #1 Group Plan in Canada for Small Businesses. By sharing your claims with over 28,000 other Canadian businesses like you (1–50 employees), you’ll not only have access to healthcare, dental, disability, etc., but you’ll also know that your premiums will remain stable years into the future regardless of how much you may claim. Call the Benefit Experts at Theriault Financial Inc. at (902) 434-9088 to learn more or you can click here.

This discount allows merchant members low rates on Debit Card Fees, Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Discover Card transactions. Discount rates are also offered on wired and wireless, Iphone and Ipad terminals, to name just a few.  Only as a Chamber Member can you enjoy such great discounts. For more information and a free comparison with the rates you are paying now, contact Gary Jones with First Data at (902) 403-9567 or email him by clicking here.

Imperial Oil is pleased to offer Chamber members and their employees the opportunity to enroll in the Esso Business and Fleet Card program offering member fuel rebates. The Esso Business and Fleet Card program is a convenient and secure way to control and manage fuel expenses for your company vehicles! Save as much as 3.5¢ on every litre of fuel purchased. Click here for full details.

As a member of the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce, you are entitled to preferred home, auto and travel insurance rates through Johnson Inc. designed to save money and make things easier for you. Whether you are a member of the Chamber of Commerce or an employee of a member, you can qualify for these preferred rates. Click here for more information or call your local agent.

As a member of the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce, you’re automatically entitled to many home and auto insurance benefits from Caldwell Roach and Aviva Traders, including: Preferred group rates on your home and auto, easy pay options, No monthly service fees, free unlimited legal, health and home advice, a money back claims Service guarantee and accident waiver coverage. If you are a member of the Chamber of Commerce or an employee of a member, you are eligible for this program, even if you are an existing customer with Caldwell Roach. Click here for more information or call 1-888-511-0777 for a free quote!

A Certificate of Origin (CO) is a document attesting that goods exported in a shipment have been wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. COs may be requested by customs administrations, importers, freight forwarders or banks for clearance of letters of credit. The issuance of a CO is an important function for chambers of commerce as many countries view chambers of commerce as credible organizations and require that they authenticate documents with their stamp or seal. With a membership with the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce, we will authenticate these documents for you free of charge! (For non-members, we charge $45.00 plus HST per authentication).

“Recover the cost of your membership many times over”

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

Advocacy is the heart and soul of Chamber activity. Your Chamber takes a stand on local, regional and national issues that affect business. It gives active support to local businesses and lobbies for their benefit. Every year, we meet with the local MP, MLAs, Mayors, councillors, etc., to pass along the concerns of the business community and press for change. We issue news releases on business concerns that are distributed to local media outlets and through our social media sites, reaching thousands of people.

‘Networking’ is one of the most important factors in business success. The Chamber hosts many business and social functions that provide the opportunity to network. These networking events allow you to expand your business and social contacts. Your Chamber also hosts ‘targeted networking’ events, an opportunity to learn and practice your networking skills while meeting other members.

The Chamber provides publicity opportunities including a “New Member Profile” and “Members in the News” articles that are published in HubNow, posted on the Chamber’s website and on the Chamber’s social media profiles. Your individual membership profile that is posted on our website when you join will improve your ranking in search engines like Google and Bing and give a wider audience access to your contact information and the products and services you provide. Sponsorship of Chamber events provides exposure to a large segment of the business community. Your Chamber understands the importance of business exposure.

The Chamber hosts many educational events featuring informative and provocative guest speakers. Educational issues range from local politics to regional economic development, business issues, financial management, etc.

The Chamber offers many community events for its members to attend. These include the Colchester County Home Show, The Chamber Golf Tournament, The Annual Gala Dinner,  Fall Festival of Flavours, Curling Tournament, Lobster and Steak Kitchen Party, Small Business Week Events and many Lunch n’ Learns designed to be fun, educational and to help you grow your contacts. These events are great places to network!

Your Chamber provides the opportunity to give and receive discounts from other members on a variety of valuable goods and services. Click here to see what is currently available.

The Chamber publishes articles in HubNow. About 20,000 copies of this monthly newspaper are delivered to various sites all over Colchester County. The Business News section features articles from the Chamber Executive, informative articles on business skills, Chamber events and Community and Regional updates.

trurocolchesterchamber.com is a core component in the Chamber’s communication strategy. It allows visitors to keep up to date with chamber news and activities, view and register for Chamber events as well as email any questions or concerns. Our membership directory also gives consumers access to products and services available throughout the Truro/Colchester region and received thousands of hits per month. Make sure your business is included!

The Chamber of Commerce is proud of its position as a strong community supporter. It supports an ongoing number of community initiatives. Our role is to enhance our entire community through the development of a vibrant business sector.

Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce Partners