Your success in your business is up to you, we live in the greatest region in the world. You are allowed to unlimited success, but with that incredible gift you are also allowed to fail. The ball is in your court, your chamber membership can be one of your greatest assets, but you only get out what you put in. Stay involved, do not ever give up and use your chamber to help you win!
The Benefits of Joining the Fort Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber exists to make a community a better place to work, live and play.
Businesses become members because they take great pride in their community. They are proud of being part of an organization that plays a key role in the community. The Chamber is a not-for-profit advocate for businesses. It is an organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, established to promote civic, commercial, industrial and agricultural progress within its community and to work diligently with community partners for the establishment of sound legislation and efficient administration at all levels of government.
| ||Monthly Chamber luncheons, where you can hear experts speaking on topics, events and policies directly affecting you and your business, and network with other Chamber members. |
|Listing in the Membership Directory of the Chamberís website. |
| ||Exclusive member discounts offered by the AB Chambers and Canadian Chamber of Commerce (click here to see a list). |
| ||Professional Development: Panel discussions and workshops are held throughout the year on a wide range of topics will help you learn new ways to promote your business, maintain your billing and databases, hire and keep valued employees, take your business to the next level, and more. |
| ||Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities to promote your business - including the Chamberís e-mail blasts; advertising on the Chamberís website, participate in the Gift Certificate Program, sponsorships of Chamber events e.g. Annual Duffet Ďn Divot Golf Tournament, Awards Program, and Shop Locally Program. |
|Chambers Group Insurance Plan: Employee benefits are an important tool employers use to attract new employees, and keep experienced employees longer. The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Planģ is Canadaís largest group benefit program for small business, currently serving over 29,000 firms. |
|The Chamberís quarterly BUSINESS NEWS, with informative articles about issues facing the business world, upcoming Chamber events, member news and other timely information. . |
|Affiliations - By membership in the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce, you are a member of the provincial organization, the Alberta Chambers. As the collective voice for business for Alberta, the Alberta Chambers undertakes lobbying activities in order to improve the operating climate for all businesses in Alberta. The Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce is also a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce that protects the rights of Canadian business in lobbying the Federal Government of Canada |
|CAPITALIZE ON YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP |
Attend Luncheons. Chamber events are great opportunities to network and to promote your business directly to other business owners. Donít forget to bring lots of business cards and participate in the Business Card Exchange.
| ||Write a note of welcome to new Chamber members. You will find mailing information for new members each quarterly issue of the BUSINESS NEWS. Write each new member a note to welcome them to the Chamber and introduce yourself and your business. Be sure to include your business card, too. |