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Membership Benefits
Membership Rates
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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

A Strong Voice
The Chamber of Commerce has a membership of more than 300 local businesses, municipalities and organizations. There is also a very active Branch of the UOVCC in Deep River. We are the largest business organization in Renfrew County. Our members range from solopreneurs to the largest employers in our region with more than 3000 employees.

We are your voice of business. Membership in your local Chamber includes having the Canadian Chamber of Commerce lobby federally and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce lobby provincially on issues affecting businesses today.

Networking Opportunities
The Chamber offers opportunities such as our “Business After Hours” and breakfast seminars to connect with other businesses to share information and ideas.

Seminars & Workshops
The Chamber has organized various seminars and workshops for its members. Past seminar topics have included:

  • Accessibility
  • Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)
  • Motivating Employees 
  • Customer Service 
  • Marketing
  • Resolving Conflict in the Workplace 
  • Successful Communications
  • Leadership 
  • Networking 
  • E-Commerce
  • The Privacy Act
  • Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
  • Online Marketing - Social Media, Facebook, Pinterest

Guest speakers have included:

  • Perrin Beatty, President, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Donna Messer‚ President ConnectUs Communications Canada 
  • Gwynne Dyer‚ journalist
  • Industry Canada 
  • Lisa Kember, Constant Contact
  • Sofie Andreou, Sofie Andreou & Associates
  • Local business and organizational leaders

Website
Each member receives promotion of their business on the Chamber website. Many municipalities and economic development organizations link to our website, thereby increasing exposure to members. We also encourage our members to link to us.

Chamber E-Chat Newsletter
Chamber members receive a monthly newsletter informing them of important news relating to business in the area‚ Chamber programs and updates‚ upcoming events‚ new businesses‚ expansions‚ new locations‚ new services offered by current members and more. Members are able to submit articles and information to be included in “Chamber E-Chat.”

Referral Service
The Chamber receives numerous requests regarding businesses and services in the area. The staff provide a variety of information and referrals for businesses and services‚ local community events‚ directions and other information. The Chamber staff will always promote or recommend a Chamber member first when dealing with those looking for information.

Social Events
There are two key social events on the Chamber calendar each year. The first is our Annual Golf Tournament, held in late summer/early fall. The second is our Business Achievement Awards, held at the end of January each year. The Gala provides an opportunity for the community to nominate and recognize outstanding businesses. The Chamber hosts a special evening of festivities in honour of the nominated businesses.

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
Launched in 1970, the non-profit Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan is available exclusively to Chamber Members. The Chambers Plan provides "big business" benefits to small businesses and is known for its price stability, fair renewal rates, and innovative offerings. Over 29,000 firms across Canada participate in the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan. For additional information on the plan or a no obligation quote for your company call Doucett Insurance at 1-800-507-7463 or click on the link http://www.buychambers.ca

Chamber Personal Insurance Plan
The Chamber Personalized Insurance Plan (CPIP) offers you group insurance pricing for home and auto insurance. This program is unique to the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber and is administered by Johnston & Mackie Limited. The coverage is available to UOV Chamber member businesses, their employees, their immediate families and retirees. Contact Tara Neville, Chamber Group Plan Account Executive: tara@jmackie.com or 613-735-1046.

First Data
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, First Data, a leader in the electronic payment processing industry and the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce have partnered to bring exclusive benefits to help grow you business.  Together we are ready to help you with preferred pricing and products tailored to suit your needs

Preferred Chamber Pricing:
Discount Rate/Transaction Fees * (additional processing fees may apply

  • New Visa  1.49%  (reduced from 1.55%)
  • New MasterCard for Everyday Spend 1.49% * reduced from 1.60%
    * as determined by MasterCrad, rate for those not qualifying for Everyday Spending will have rate of 1.55%
  • Discover 1.60%
  • Card Brand  0.12%
  • NQA  0.25%
  • Interac/Debit Transaction Fee $0.05 per transaction.
  • Monthly Account Fee $5.00
    For further inquiries‚ please contact First Data at 1-888-265-4117 or via email at chambermember@firstdata.com 

ESSO Business Card Program
Save 3.5 cents per litre* with the Esso Business Card Program
See attached flyer
Regional Sales Manager: Mario Ojeda-Iniguez
Phone: 819-684-7233
 

Social Media Business Institute (SMBI)
SMBI is an excellent resource for those who are busy and need one trusted source for the latest information on Social Media and Online Productivity Tools.  Members can stop in to ask a quick question, or focus on full section when they have time to become an expert in a certain topic.
  www.SocialMediaBusinessInstitute.com

Magnet
As a member of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce, you gain access to Magnet, a new network powered by a powerful job-matching technology that will help you connect with qualified candidates accurately and quickly.

Sign up as an employer and post a job today by visiting: upperottawavalley.magnet.today

Constant Contact
The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce is a member of the Constant Contact Chamber Program.  Our Chamber members can receive an exclusive 25% discount so that they can use Constant Contact to boost their bottom lines for less.  Easy-to-use tools to keep you connected with your customers.
1-800-221-2793
www.constantcontact.com

UPS
Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce
members, take advantage of the UPS Members Benefit Program and save on a variety of UPS services! You’ll receive 30% off small package shipments within Canada, to the U.S. and to worldwide destinations, 25% off imports into Canada, discounts starting at 75% off freight shipments, and more. To get started today, visit membersbenefitprogram.com/UOVCC or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST. In addition, you can get 10% off printing, packaging, and mailbox rentals at The UPS Store®. Click here to obtain The UPS Store ‘Get More’ card.

Grand and Toy

Grand & Toy is a leading provider of workplace products and solutions serving Canadian businesses over 130 years. From the latest technology, interiors and furniture, everyday office supplies and facility resources to a wide range of print and document services, we provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better.

We’ve developed a loyalty program that covers all areas that can improve savings and sustainability through these key points:

-          Current proposed Core List of 226 items – very aggressive discount.

-          Savings of Up to 85% OFF over 7,500 quality office products

-          Web Less 12% - Off-Core (4000 products)

-          Competitive Paper Pricing (FSC / SFI certified)

 Phone: 1-866-391-8111                 www.Grandandtoy.com


2017 MEMBERSHIP RATES

Membership fees are based on the number of full-time employees, including management. Part-time employees are calculated as 3 part-time = 1 full-time employees.

No. of Employees  Annual Membership Fee (2017 rates)

1 - 7
8 - 24
25 - 99
100 - 249
250+

$135.00 + HST
$195.00 + HST
$280.00 + HST
$355.00 + HST
$635.00 + HST

Multiple locations: Associate Membership $50.00 + HST
(Full fee for first location, each additional location pays Associate Membership fee.)

Please note: All Fees are plus applicable taxes.

APPLICATION FORMS

We welcome your membership with the Chamber of Commerce. You can download an application in MS
Word or PDF version, or you can use our online application form.

Chamber of Commerce Application Form in Microsoft Word.
Chamber of Commerce Application Form in PDF.
Click here to fill out our online applicationform.