Make valuable business contacts in your community with our Monthly Business Mixers. Have a beverage and appys in a relaxed atmosphere, and chat with business owners in your community. Sell your services or discover others who offer services you need. Remember, business is about relationships, which means face-to -face contact. Each event has a Speaker to provide information on a subject that matters to you. Examples of past speakers included a tax specialist with Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA), Victoria Shipyard, and our Mayor. You can even arrange to be the speaker! What a great marketing opportunity
Do you have health insurance coverage? If not, you should! The Chambers of Commerce Benefits plan covers all industries including home-based businesses. Extended health care coverage includes prescription drugs, dental, vision, massage, chiropractor, critical illness and disability.
Receive valuable discounts on: Visa/Mastercard/ Interac; gasoline through several suppliers including Petro Canada, Shell, and Esso, payroll services , travel discounts and on-line training seminars offered through the BC Chamber of Commerce.
At $198 per year for a regular business and $160 for a Home-based business, our fee is about 1/2 of the cost of other Chamber associations in our district. And the focus is on our local community.
At our Annual Business Fair, we host an event with the Esquimalt Municipality. This well-attended event offers you the ability to have a booth to market your products/services. We also have a very popular booth at the Buccaneer Days Summer Festival, and we are one of the founding organizers of the Esquimalt Christmas Celebration of Lights.
Our current membership will be notified of your joining; your business will be listed on our website with a description of your products/services and link to your website. We also have a “New Member” feature on the “News” page informing members about you!
You will receive an Esquimalt Chamber Sticker, which you can display at your place of business. This sends an important message to your customers that you are a more professional business who is involved in your community.
We inform you of any significant news affecting the business community and participate in municipal committees. We take the concerns of our members to the Council.