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.

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@officemaxcanada.com.

Click here for more information.



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FIRST DATA

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and First Data, a leader in the electronic payment processing industry, have partnered to bring you exclusive benefits to help grow your business. Together we are ready to help you with preferred pricing and products tailored to suit your needs.
See the savings:
Visa 1.55%, MasterCard 1.60% and Debit $0.05/Transaction (standard discount rates - additional processing fees may apply). For more information click here or visit First Data's Chamber Merchant Services site.

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.

Visit https://www.online.petro-canada.ca/spapply/WDCC to apply.

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 or visit http://www.essofleetoffers.com/CHAMBER/ for more details.

As of June 15th the Esso Program will now offer 3.5 cents per litre in fuel discounts off the retail pump price!!!

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 FAMILY CREDIT UNION CENTRE

The WFCU Centre wants to give chamber members the opportunity to enjoy world class entertainment inside a state of the art arena!

To purchase tickets please visit http://www.wfcu-centre.com/password. Chamber members only can enter your Chamber unique group code: GSCOMMERCE. For more information please contact Caitlin Hildenbrand at 519-966-3696 Ext. 30 or childenbrand@windsorchamber.org.

The WFCU Centre can also create a custom night out for you and your staff – everything from private meeting rooms and appetizers to custom dinner package events and VIP shuttle service. To start planning your work function inside the WFCU Centre call Matt Reid at (519) 974-7979 ext. 4602 or email mreid@wfcu-centre.com.

ST. CLAIR COLLEGE CENTRE FOR THE ARTS/CHRYSLER THEATRE

Chamber Members receive a $5 Discount from the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts! Use promo code CHAMBER when calling into the box office. All shows are $55 (plus taxes) or $500 for a table of 10. For more information on shows, click here and here.
Visit the Chrysler Theatre online or call (519) 252-6759.

WINDSOR CLUB

Chamber members receive exclusive discounted rates on all room bookings for events, meetings, presentations, conferences, whether small and large, hosted at the Windsor Club.

As an exciting promotional offer, the Windsor Club is providing all Chamber members with full, unlimited access to dining and events reservations from July 1 to December 31 to come and “test drive” the Club, for business networking opportunities and promotions. After the “test drive”, Chamber members will have the option to join the Club and take advantage of the flexible membership options available to small and large business, young professionals and individuals.

For further information or to set up a reservation today, please contact the Club at (519) 258-1465 or email winclub@mnsi.net.

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.

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.

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.