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.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HEALTH BENEFITS

The Chamber offers a comprehensive benefit package designed with small business in mind. Group major medical, dental, health and life insurance, ideal for firms of any size. Offering excellent rates, there are two programs from which to choose.

To receive your online quote click here, for a list of our local agents 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 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.

Click here for more information.

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.
As a member of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce you can now receive a FREE Point-of-Sale terminal (value $1,000) when you open a new merchant services account with First Data. Plus, obtain a FREE cost analysis of your current payment processing rates. If First Data cannot meet or beat your current rates they will give you a $1000 MASTERCARD gift card! For details click here!

THE WINDSOR STAR

Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce Members take advantage of this Exclusive Windsor Star Advertising Campaign! Click here to view details.
For more information, contact Duane Acorn at dacorn@windsorstar.com or (519) 255-5568.

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. 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: detroitchamber.com/index.php.

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!

  • Friday, April 18th: The Original Harlem Globetrotters will be at the WFCU! Save with exclusive Chamber discounts! Click here for details!

To purchase tickets please visit http://www.wfcu-centre.com/password. For more information please contact Kerri Day at 519-966-3696 Ext. 30 or kday@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 Nick Rupert at 519-974-7979 ext. 4620.

ST. CLAIR COLLEGE CENTRE FOR THE ARTS/CHRYSLER THEATRE

Chamber Members receive a $10 Discount on 2014 Dinner Theatre Shows from the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts! Use promo code CHAMBER2014 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.
Visit the Chrysler Theatre online or call (519) 252-6759.

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.

To view the Season Ticket Promotion, please 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 Tara Beardmore, Sales Consultant, 1-866-729-2323 x 404, 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.