Benefits

to becoming a Chamber Member

Gabriola Chamber

Chamber Membership Includes

  • Brochure/business card racking at Visitor Centre.
  • Green and Yellow Flag Program for Artists and Farmers.
  • Monthly newsletter with business information, projects,
    learning, funding and advertising opportunities.
  • Discounts and advanced opportunities on innovative marketing.
  • Business listing on up to 3 websites
    (Chamber, Community and Tourism).
  • One-on-one business owner support.

CHAMBER TOOLKIT

free rental and support to use!

  • Action camera (Go Pro)
  • Drone
  • Local stock imagery
  • Back-up laptop
  • Access to zoom video calls for business meetings

ISLAND GOOD
PROMOTION

A collaborative marketing approach that showcases products, services and businesses that are locally owned and operated.

EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL MEMBER ADVERTISING DEALS

It’s not just who you know, but who others know.  Networking is powerful.

Adam Giles
Manager, Village Liquor Store
Chamber member since 2011

What does your Membership
support?

The Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce is working to support island sustainability through community economic development that is innovative, collaborative and based on our unique strengths and challenges.

Chamber Partner Discounts

Take advantage of discount programs available through the BC Chamber of Commerce network.  Employee Benefits are a great option for staff retention!

Exclusive member advertising deals with the Gabriola Sounder -buy 10 get one equivalent ad free!

15% discount on a one month membership or a $15 voucher towards a class at Gabriola Fitness Centre.

Attend any of Nanaimo Chamber events at the Nanaimo Chamber member rates.

Discount rates on Vancouver Island &
the Gulf Islands largest collaborative marketing campaign and brand. Visit www.islandgood.ca.

Chamber Member Benefits

Insurance

Chambers Plan: Employee Benefits

More than 30,000 small-to-midsize businesses choose the Chambers Plan Group Insurance to protect their employees with comprehensive group benefits, including Health and Dental insurance, making it Canada’s #1 employee benefits plan for small business.

Axis Insurance: Non-Profit Program

In partnership with Axis Insurance Managers Inc. (previously Shaw Sabey & Associates Ltd.), our 20+ years’ experience and group-buying power has helped us negotiate some of the best coverage and lowest rates in the country.

Indigenous Education

4 Seasons of Reconciliation

The BC Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with Reconciliation Education to deliver “4 Seasons of Reconciliation”, a course designed to empower and educate.  This unique 3-hour online course promotes a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians through transformative learning about truth and reconciliation.

Business Services

BC Business Magazine: Annual Subscription

Chamber members can access a one-year subscription to BC’s premiere business magazine for only $12.

Chamber members can access their discount here

Elavon: Payment Processing Program

Elavon offers members the ability to accept payments from customers in a fast, efficient and secure way. Additional features for businesses include: (1) The ability to accept payments online, in-store, or on-the-go with Converge®, an all-in-one eCommerce solution, (2) Dedicated account managers to help support your business objectives, and (3) In-house multi-lingual customer support that is available around the clock.

Freightcom: Chamber Shipping Program

With Freightcom, members can save anywhere from 70-75% on what they would normally pay for shipping courier costs, including pallet shipping.

Kubera: Payment Processing Systems

Members can see numerous advantages when working with Kubera, including excellent payment hardware, fewer terminal and hardware issues, industry-leading reporting capabilities, increased support from a BC based team of experts (augmenting 24-7-365 processor support), and increased profits through lower processing fees.

Payworks: Payroll Solutions

As a leading expert in total workforce management solutions, Payworks provides cloud-based Payroll, Human Resources, Employee Time and Absence Management to businesses across Canada. Members receive reduced rates of 20% off setup and recurring payroll fees (on base run and per-employee payments).

Shell: Fuel Discount

If Members sign onto the program between January 1, 2024 and March 31, 2024, they will save 8¢/litre at Shell for the four months following sign-up, and 4¢/litre thereafter.

Software Solutions for Non Profits

Awardify: Awards Management Designed for Canadian Chambers and Associations

For over eight years, Awardify has helped Associations and Chambers of Commerce find a better way to organize and execute their awards programs. Chamber members save 27% when you sign up!

Glue Up: Chamber and Association Management Software

In partnership with our technology provider, Glue Up, members can access an all-in-one Association management software that allows you to automate and streamline your operations. From event planning to membership renewals, their platform has you covered.

Travel and Hospitality

Global Advantage Travel & Entertainment Discount Program

Provided exclusively for BC Chamber of Commerce members, the Global Advantage Travel & Entertainment program offers Hotel, Car Rental and Entertainment discounts worldwide. Members can save 10-20% on average and potentially more than 50%!

Park’N Fly: Parking Discount

BC Chamber of Commerce members can save up to 40% off Park’N Fly rates at select airports across Canada. For details on Aeroplan points, click here.

Whistler 48-Hour Club

Chamber members can save between 40%-50% on their stay at Whistler as part of the exclusive ‘Whistler 48 Hour Club’ program offered by Whiski Jack Resorts!