Our Reasons for Joining the Guelph Chamber of Commerce Today
If you’re a startup or small business in Guelph or Centre Wellington, chances are you’re already a member or you’ve considered joining the Chamber of Commerce. As long time members ourselves, we can vouch for the value of a membership. This is our list of reasons you should consider joining the city’s largest network of entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Getting Your Name Out There
Inclusion in the Directory
Many companies in the Chamber of Commerce use the directory to connect to other businesses or find service. The Guelph Chamber gives you a free online listing when you become a member. Not to mention a directory link to your website is a great way to improve your SEO and make it easier for people to find you online.
Chamber of Commerce events get your company in front of others in your local business community. There are plenty of networking opportunities every month to put your card in front of potential customers.
Chamber sponsorships can be a great way get your name out to other members, support your local community and meet new people. With the number of events held annually, there is a sponsorship opportunity to fit in with your target audience.
When you go through the online directory, you’ll see many businesses offer discounts to fellow Chamber members. You too could offer a discount as an added incentive to gain new clients or customers for your business.
Free Boardroom Space for Use
The Guelph Chamber has 4 boardrooms for use that seat anywhere from 8-22 people. This can be a great option for meetings when you don’t have the space at your office.
Employee Benefit Packages
Part of joining the Chamber of Commerce means joining a group of over 30,000 people across the country. Coverage offered through the Chambers Plan pools smaller businesses together and gives them similar rates and stability as a large company. We are the provider of this plan in Guelph, Centre Wellington and surrounding area. There are even guaranteed issue options for small companies with just 1-2 employees! For more information on the Chambers Group Insurance Package please click here or get in touch with us if you’d like to learn more.
Other Affinity Programs
If you’re looking for more than just insurance, you can also find all kinds of other discounts through the Chamber’s Affinity Program including merchant discounts, legal services, fuel discounts, vehicle repairs, communication services and office supplies.
Please don’t just take our word for it. The Guelph Chamber of commerce has their own list of reasons to join. Because you only pay for membership based on your number of employees, smaller businesses can really get their money’s worth in marketing and discounts.
So are you interested in learning more? Check out the upcoming Guelph Chamber Tabletop Tradeshow. We’ll have a booth alongside other terrific local businesses, and we would all love to meet you!