How you benefit from membership in TCC
It just makes good business sense! You can benefit from the networking opportunities of meeting with and getting to know Tweed and area business leaders. The Chamber’s newsletter is sent out twice a year. New members are welcomed with a short profile of their business, and we keep you up-to-date on the Chamber activities. But many other tangible benefits are derived through full membership:
Web Site and Business Directory
As a member, you will be listed in the Tweed Chamber of Commerce printed and Web site directories for free and this directory will be sent to you upon request.
The Tweed Chamber of Commerce Web site was designed with tourism in mind and to promote local businesses. As a member you can list your business in the on-line directory and have a link to your own Web site and e-mail for free. You also get a 50 word description of your business
Affiliations and Discount Programs
The Tweed Chamber of Commerce is a member of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. This affiliation provides all member businesses a voice in municipal, provincial and national decisions through the one of the most influential business lobby groups in Canada. When considering legislation that will have an impact on business in Canada, government representatives turn to the Chamber for Commerce for valuable input.
As a member of the Chamber, you are entitled to discounts provided through the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.
Toronto Dominion VISA offers all Chamber members a Preferred VISA package which includes a paper discount deposit rate of 3%, an electronic deposit rate of 1.8%, and an Interac rate of $0.12 per transaction. CIBC will match these rates.
National Bank offers a Preferred Mastercard package which includes a paper discount deposit rate of 2.25%, an electronic deposit rate of 1.85%, and debit card transactions are $0.15, plus $0.06 per VISA transaction.
Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
You have the opportunity to participate in a group health and life insurance packages available for small businesses. even a one-person company. This coverage has many wide-ranging benefit options at rates normally reserved for large companies, providing a direct cost savings measure for your business. Individual firms are never targets for rate increases or cancellations for high use because claims are pooled to provide for price stability.
Special features of this Group Insurance include combinations of dental care, drug coverage, life insurance, and long and short term disability coverage.
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