Make valuable business contacts in your community with our Monthly Business Mixers. Have a coffee and a Danish 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.
Our scheduled events have 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; and discounts offered by other members of the Chamber. You too can become a “members only” discount provider
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.
All our current members are notified that you have joined; we also announce it on FaceBook and Twitter and in our columns in Business Examiner and Victoria News. The listing on our Business Directory includes a link to your website.
Attending the mixers, seminars and scheduled meetings gives you the opportunity to promote your business directly to other members.
Additionally you can promote your business by advertising to members and soon-to-be members on our website.
If you have an event that would be of interest to our members we will promote it on our website and our Social Media.
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. You may be asked to assist the Chamber in organizing an event or participating a Township directed committee.
We inform you of any significant news affecting the business community such as fee structure, bylaw changes and parking issues. We are often asked to participate in municipal committees. We take the concerns of our members to the Council.