Join our Chamber 2018-04-17T14:18:58+00:00

Why Join the Chamber?

Joining the chamber provides you one of the best opportunities to develop your business. You can take advantage of the great benefits we offer to help you not only grow your business but also to grow your network, increase your exposure, build your customer base and make a direct impact on the business community.

You will be entitled to some of the best savings from our Group Insurance Plan. You will be welcome to attend workshops to help you run and grow your business.

Members of the Grey Highlands Chamber of Commerce are profiled in our Business Listings. Please browse through our Business Listings to see all of our members.

Grey Highlands Chamber of Commerce members may also receive a free one page listing link including up to 600 words and one photograph. If you are a Chamber Member, you can email your information and photos to: info@greyhighlandschamber.com and we will include them on our web site! Additional text, changes and more than one photo will be billed as per website update costs.

First Data Merchant Services preferred pricing program for members of the Grey Highlands Chamber of Commerce .

Benefits of Membership is simply A B C

Advertising

  • Free Listing under your classification on Chamber web site business directory with direct link to your site.
  • Business Retention & Expansion Survey (BR&E) for future planning in all businesses including Culture and Agriculture.
  • Co-marketing Radio & Print Advertising with our “Shop Local” Campaign.
  • Brochure and Business Card display in Chamber office.
  • Business Development seminars and networking socials.
  • Chamber/Tourism Office in Markdale.

Benefits Exclusive to Chamber Members

  • Chamber Members have access to the “Chamber Plan”, Canada’s #1 Group Health & Dental Plan for 1 Employee and up.  For more details go to our Group Insurance Plan page
  • Special discount rates for Chamber members on Merchant services such as Visa, Mastercard and Interac payments.
  • Home and Auto Insurance Discounts .  Members participate in a discount program through Secure Insurance or Nicol Insurance.
  • Advocacy to Municipal Government  to promote economic development and support to local business.
  • Membership in the Ontario Chamber of Commerce which advocate the Provincial and Federal Governments.
  • Opportunity to network with other members
  • Guest speakers are a regular feature of our monthly meetings
  • Advocacy and lobbying, locally and through the Provincial office
  • Co-op Community Advertising, the Chamber of Commerce organizes and promotes local events with various types of co-op advertising throughout the year

Community Support

  • Co-ordinate and organize the Classic Cruise Night on Main Street in Markdale.
  • Co-ordinate and organize the Santa Claus Parade through Downtown Markdale.
  • Sponsorship opportunities at Special Events throughout Grey Highlands.
  • Support to the community with various grant projects.
  • Supported organized initiatives to promote volunteerism and partnerships in the community.
  • Seasonal Farmers Market every Saturday in Flesherton to promote agricultural businesses.
  • Established the FT Hill Memorial Fund.
  • Partner with other community groups.

Join the Grey Highlands Chamber of Commerce

Prefer the old traditional way? Download and print off the Membership form pdf and mail it to us!

Chamber New Member Application Form

The Chamber is the voice of business in your community.  It provides networking opportunities to other Chamber businesses and potential customers or clients.  This broadens your word of mouth marketing.

Becoming a member of a Chamber of Commerce provides opportunities to give back to the community, capitalize on significant member benefits, raises your recognition, visibility and credibility of you and your business.

Networking Opportunities

The Chamber provides monthly meetings, events for social, community and business development.

Business Support

Surveys show that 44% of consumers favorably rate a business affiliated with a Chamber of Commerce and were 63% more likely to purchase goods and services from a Chamber Member business.  The Chamber receives numerous requests each year for recommendations on goods and services. We refer ONLY our Chamber members to these newcomers, visitors and area residents and businesses.

Fee Schedule

Business (all sizes): $150.00 annually ($125 before Mar. 15 annually – prorated for new memberships beginning later in the year)