Benefits

As a member of the Chamber, you will have access to numerous resources designed to advance the success of your business. Exclusive benefits and advantages provided to our members include: savings on professional business services, preferred rates on health and life insurance packages, discounts on home and auto insurance, plus special promotions and offers throughout the year. For complete details, please see below.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

JOINING A CHAMBER CAN BRING SMALL BUSINESSES BIG REWARDS

“Boards of trade offer small businesses the opportunity to tap into experienced resources,” says Peter Constantinou, a Toronto accountant who has worked with many small- and medium-sized enterprises.

While there is a cost to membership, it’s a net benefit for small business owners and operators to belong to a business organization such as a board of trade or, almost identical, a chamber of commerce.

It can benefit your business’s social network and provide a sophisticated, professional inroad into the political structure of your community. Belonging to a board of trade can offer direct, tangible economic benefits, too.

To learn more, read the original article from the Globe & Mail by clicking here.

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE GROUP INSURANCE

The Chamber offers access to Canada’s #1 group insurance plan – the Chambers Plan. The Plan operates as a non-profit and it is known for stable, pooled, competitive rates for firms from 1 to 100 employees. As well as health and dental coverage, you can customize your plan by selecting from a list of available benefits. Some of the Chambers Plan benefits, like Best Doctors and Business Assistance Services, are even included at no cost. For more information, or to speak to your local advisor and receive a quote, please click here.

HOME & AUTO INSURANCE

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer our members access to the Preferred Service Home-Auto Plan (PS Plan) from Johnson Inc.

With origins dating back to 1880, Johnson Inc. is one of the oldest and most respected providers of insurance and benefits in Canada. Today, the company is part of the global RSA group, with employees across the country dedicated to serving you better.

Members who qualify for the PS Plan get preferred rates, and access to a wide range of products and services. You receive personalized and convenient service. Highlights of the PS Plan include: 24-hour service, online access to your insurance coverage details, and interest-free monthly payments. You may also get extras on home and auto insurance.

Members can now enjoy access to the exclusive MEDOC® Travel Insurance plan. For more information, click here.

To receive a free, no-obligation quote, or to find out more about Johnson Inc., please contact them directly at www.johnson.ca/wercc or call toll free 1-800-563-0677. Remember to identify yourself as a member of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce!

Home and auto insurance available through Johnson Inc., a licensed intermediary. Policies are primarily underwritten by Unifund Assurance Company (Unifund). Johnson Inc. and Unifund share common ownership.

OFFICE SUPPLY PROGRAM

With our Office Max/Grand & Toy Office Supply Program, members save up to 80% off over 7,000 in-stock office supplies for next day delivery. Get the products you need, and the choices you want – for the best value. For more information, contact Brian at brianhouston@grandandtoy.com or click here.

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FIRST DATA

First Data Canada, a global leader in merchant services has partnered with the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce to not only offer your business cost savings but equip you with innovative solutions that will allow you to accept payment from your clients anytime, anywhere!

Payment Solutions Right for your Business: Tailored Solutions to grow and manage your business one transaction at a time!

First Data's Chamber Offer: Earn a $1,000 MasterCard gift card if First Data cannot beat your current payment processing fees. To get started, all we need is a copy of your current statement.

Visit chambermerchantservices.ca for more information about our program and services. Click here to view the flyer.

SAVE BIG WITH THE UPS® MEMBERS BENEFIT PROGRAM

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce UPS Savings Program just got even better!

You can now save 40% on UPS® shipping services. In today’s ever-changing marketplace, Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce understands your need to save time and money. That is why we have leveraged the buying power of our members to deliver even better savings on the shipping products and services that can help move your business forward.

Visit: www.membersbenefitprogram.com/WindsorCC to take advantage of this new exclusive offer and start building for growth.

NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Biddingo.com can help members locate government contract opportunities to grow their business. You can try this service free for 30 days, with no obligation. Visit www.biddingo.com for detailed information.

PETRO CANADA DISCOUNTS

Petro Canada offers a fleet program for gasoline & diesel as well as corporate gift giving programs.

To apply and begin your savings today please click here.

For additional information please click here.

ESSO DISCOUNTS

ESSO offers a special savings program for gasoline purchases. Click here for the flyer. For more information or to sign-up visit http://www.essofleetoffers.com/CHAMBER/ today!

COMERICA PARK SUITE

Entertain clients in style at the Detroit Chamber's Comerica Park Suite! Chamber members receive discounted rates on suite rentals, 18 tickets for admission, 3 complimentary parking passes. Suite amenities: great location just behind first base, comfortable in-suite seating, computer with internet access, private restroom, bar and buffet area (in-suite catering is available for an extra charge). Visit the Detroit Chamber website for more information: click here.

WINDSOR EXPRESS BASKETBALL

National Basketball League of Canada (NBL) founded in 2011, is Canada’s only professional basketball league. There are currently 8 teams, with 2 divisions, Central and Atlantic. NBL is committed to being one of the leading professional basketball leagues in the world. The NBL provides Canadians, international athletes, coaches and officials the opportunity to participate in the game they love at the professional level. The NBL is dedicated to raising awareness of the sport of basketball throughout Canada, by providing fans with an exciting and entertaining experience. NBL Canada is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.

DETROIT PISTONS BASKETBALL

Enjoy a little down time with the family by joining the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills during the 2014-2015 Season. Receive Exclusive ticket discounts to select Pistons games this season, including both Toronto Raptors games on December 19, 2014 and March 24, 2015. Enjoy pre-game food and drink specials in Pistons Power Hour before every game in the Northern Pavilion. TICKETS AS LOW AS $10.
For more information, click here.

PAYROLL SERVICES BY PAYWORKS ON-LINE PAYROLL SERVICES

Payroll services offered to members at a competitive rate on all your payroll service needs. Contact Steve Chretien, Sales Consultant, 647-618-3751, or click here for more information.

CHOICE HOTELS

Offers a special savings program in all their various hotels. Choice Hotel properties include Sleep, Comfort, Quality, Clarion, Friendship, Econolodge and Roadway Inns. For more information click here.

CHAMBER SERVICES

BOARDROOM RENTAL

The Chamber Boardroom is available to rent for a nominal fee during office hours. Contact Reception for availability or Click here for more information.

CELEBRATION RENTAL PACKAGE

We can supply you with a 12x3 ft banner (includes numbers 1, 5, 10, 25, 30 and 50 to customize the banner), 3 ft metal scissors and red ribbon for any ribbon cuttings, plus a Media and Dignitary list with fax numbers for media releases. Click here for the order form.

TRADE DOCUMENT CERTIFICATION

The Chamber provides certification of notarized documents (certificates of origin for export to non-NAFTA countries) at no charge to members. For more information about the Canadian Chamber of Commerce policy for document certification, visit the Canadian Chamber of Commerce website. This is done in person at our office.

ENHANCED LISTING

All current members are listed on the Chamber website Directory. Visitors can search for a product or service, by name, category, or keyword. A member's basic listing can include a 30-word description or, for a nominal fee, members can enhance their listing with a 60-word description, highlighted name, map, images and special offers. Click here to add an enhanced listing to your membership.

THE MARKETING EDGE

Raise your profile in the regional business community by using the advertising opportunities offered by the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. Advertising is a crucial tool in building brand awareness and increasing sales. The Chamber of Commerce views low cost advertising opportunities as a service we provide to our members. Your marketing message will reach actual decision-makers by addressed, direct mail and email. Advertising Rate Card.