What your Chamber Offers


Chambers of Commerce provide unique opportunities to promote and develop your business through advocacy, advertising, seminars, trade shows, and more. Behind every forward-looking community, there is an organization of energetic, broad-visioned men and women. We think the greatest natural advantage of any community is the organized leadership of its business people – and your Chamber, through its numerous standing committees, events and training, gives you an opportunity to contribute and develop your expertise. There’s real value in joining your #ChamberFamily – we’ve outlined many of our direct benefits below.  As the voice of business in the Strait Area, we are constantly working to make this region a better place in which to live, play, and conduct business!


Member Benefits


Instant Benefits


  • FREE Workplace Education Programs- Sage, Social Media, HR, Business Leadership, Excel, and more!
  • Discounts on Chamber Events
  • Business Assistance
  • Access to Free Meeting Space (accommodates 8 people, with wifi, teleconferencing, and tea/coffee/water – book with us!)
  • Community Visibility
  • Economic development advocacy
  • Information on business related topics
  • Eligibility for chamber awards
  • Regular member updates
  • Promote your special events
  • Multiple networking opportunities
  • Business advertising opportunities- events, newsletters, online, E-blasts, social media
  • Business referrals
  • Professional development opportunities

10% discount on advertising network rates over and above all other discounts offered

Chamber E-Blasts
Get your message out via email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! We send out e-blasts to over 400 members and partners and have nearly 1400 followers on Facebook and over 1000 on Twitter. For a discounted cost of just $25, this is a great way to let the other local businesses know who you are and what you offer. Your e-blast gets send out individually and then gets included in our Thursday Membership Update. We only send 3 out each week. Get yours today!


Pragmatic Teleconference Discounts

Members receive discounted rates on Audio Conferencing Services

Ceridian and ADP Payroll Discount Program
Payroll processing that saves time and cuts expenses each pay period. Set-up fee waived for Chamber members (savings of $180-$250). Automate your payroll & eliminate year end paperwork!

First Data
Provide merchant services; low credit and debit card processing costs, an online reporting tool and the latest technology
including e-commerce and mobile pay apps. Click to view the Promotional First Data Flyer


Esso Fuel Discounts
Access a discounted rate for both business & employees personal use at any Esso-branded station.


Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
Just one of the exclusive benefits of your membership in the Strait Area Chamber is your firms’ option to participate in the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan® offering flexible and comprehensive employee benefits.
Nearly 30,000 firms across Canada participate in the Chambers Plan- the leading program of its kind. Only chamber members can take advantage, and it doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, or whether you have one employee, or numerous.

Contact your local representative:
Susan Fox
Membership Services & Events Coordinator


Insurance Discounts
Members receive great savings on Home, Auto, Pet and Director’s Liability Insurance.


Export Advice
Export advice and guidance provided at no cost by Canadian Chamber of Commerce in-house Trade Commissioner.

Ship & Save
Chamber members can now save 40% on UPS® shipping services and Purolator offers discounts starting at 25%.


We Love Networking!

Your Success is Our Success.