The Chamber’s role is to act as a catalyst for business. We help build relationships that are critical for your success. Through diverse networking opportunities, discount programs and services, and exposure opportunities, our member exclusives can help you implement your marketing plan at any stage.


Networking Opportunities & Programs

We run 75+ events each year. As a member we offer exclusive events and pricing that only you have access to.

Looking for a more structured way to network? Our Sales Lead Network is an exclusive benefit to our members that allows you to connect with other industry professionals from all different fields. This networking opportunity is designed to build relationships with other businesses looking to help you succeed.

Join us for our monthly Commerce ConneX events. This is a casual after-work/evening networking event co-hosted by the Kelowna Chamber with a Chamber member, usually at their place of business. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with up to 150 guests from the business community. If you would like to host a Commerce ConneX at your business please inquire with Allison Conroy, Member Services Manager here.

Our Business Smarts Seminars are a power hour for you to learn implementable business tips. This series is for members, by members, so whether you’re looking to share your skill or learn a little bit more about a specific area of business we can help you plug in.


Exposure Opportunities

Regardless of what stage of business you are in, our Chamber can help you grow. Our business directory is a member exclusive that allows you to be easily found through search engine optimization and helps you connect directly with your clients.

Throughout the year our team offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities exclusive to members to help you get in front of your target market. 

If you would like to know more about the programs and services that the Kelowna Chamber offers please contact our office, we would love to hear from you! Remember that members have access to these networking events at a reduced rate.


Chamber Exclusives

RIBBON CUTTING

 

The ceremonial opening of a new or recently renovated/relocated business can be performed by a Chamber Representative and promoted in our publications. Contact Diana Dors, Member Services Coordinator for more details.
 

BUSINESS SMARTS SEMINARS


Business Smarts is a Chamber Member networking and learning opportunity which is a series of seminars offered to Chambers members, presented by fellow Chamber members.
Held once per month (from noon - 1 pm), this seminar series takes place in our boardroom with group sizes from 10 - 20, and hosts various presenters on topics ranging from marketing, tax tips, business plan updates, social media made simple, how to network and more.

Small group size encourages networking and allows for great discussion. For more information or to apply to be a presenter, click the icon above. To attend, check out our events page.

APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2018 PRESENTERS.

 

BOARDROOM RENTALS

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is proud to have many small businesses as members and we are delighted to share our spacious boardroom with them.

Boardroom Rentals are available Monday-Friday, anytime after 4:30pm and anytime Saturday or Sunday for a $50 (+ GST) flat rate.

For our not-for-profit members we offer once per month complimentary rental. Additional rentals can be booked for the same month but will be subject to the $50+ GST fee.

For more information about our boardroom or to book a meeting please contact us.

Capacity: Maximum 25

 

NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY CONNECTION

The Kelowna Chamber wants to encourage profitable businesses to intertwine a regular giving pattern into their donations or staff volunteerism so we offer an opportunity at select events we host for our not for profits to engage with these members. 

Click here to apply.

 

Affiliate Programs

Discounts & Benefits

Members, were you aware of the many rewards you receive? Click on the icons below to get started.

If you would like to capitalize on the great savings and reap the benefits below, please contact us to become a member!

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan

  • Covers all industries including one person firms, home business and farms
  • Dental and Health options
  • Guarantee Renewable Contract
  • Fully pooled price stability
  • Business Overhead Benefits
  • RRSPs
  • Insurance

For more information, please contact admin@tdbenefits.ca

Esso Imperial Oil

The Esso Business Card programs give you exceptional fuel savings, powerful yet easy-to-use fuel management tools. Plus Kelowna Chamber of Commerce members receive 3.5 cents per litre discount regardless of volume. Pick the degree of control and reporting that's right for your business.

First Data Payment Processing

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

Let us analyze your latest statement and we will meet or beat your current rates.

UPS Shipping

Chamber members, take advantage of the UPS Members Benefit Program and save on a variety of UPS services! You’ll receive 40% off small package shipments within Canada, to the U.S. and to worldwide destinations, 40% off imports into Canada, discounts starting at 70% off freight shipments and more. Plus, UPS is committed to providing value that goes beyond cost and on-time delivery. Customized solutions and reliable services drive greater efficiency and streamline internal processes. New and existing customers can enroll for free! To get started today, click the icon to the right or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377) M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST.

Payworks Payroll Program

Canadian-owned Payworks provides comprehensive, innovative, and integrated online Payroll, HR, and Employee Time Management solutions to businesses across Canada.

Our integrated online solutions increase payroll accuracy and reduce costly errors. They are easy to use, and like all Payworks solutions, they are backed by unparalleled client support. Our goal is to help you run your payroll as quickly and easily as possible, while maintaining the highest levels of accuracy, reliability, and service.

Chamber of Commerce Affinity Pricing for Web Payroll

  • Base Run Fee $15.60**
  • Per Payment $1.32**
  • Per ROE $1.32**
  • Per Self Sealed Statement $0.20**

Chamber Pricing Chamber + Go Green

  • Base Run Fee $14.04**
  • Per Payment $1.19****
  • Per ROE $1.32**
  • Per Self Sealed Statement N/A

One Time Fees

  • Conversion & Set-Up $200.00***
  • Year End Fees
  • Conversion & Set-Up $200.00***
  • Year End Fees
  • Run Fee $15.60**
  • Per T4 $1.32**

More Info

*Must be an active Chamber member and a new customer to Payworks to qualify.
**All prices are subject to change without notice as per the terms of your service agreement.
***Conversion fee based on 50 employees or less.
****Go Green Discount (10% discount per payroll run and 10% off the per employee charge) is applied when there is no printing or delivery of reports or pay statements by Payworks. The customer will be able to print out the reports and statements at their location.

Capital News Advertising

Chamber members are entitled to one half price Business Builder Packages. Each package includes a professional business profile as an additional print feature prepared by the Capital News editorial staff. Members are entitled to one package each year.

Car Rental Discounts

Chamber members can now receive car rental discounts in Canada and around the world for unlimited business and leisure travel. The BC Chamber of Commerce member car rental discount program is provided for the exclusive access of our members and their employees, friends and family.

Savings may exceed 50%, and average 10-20% below market rates.

Eyewear & Eye Care Discount Program

Members Receive:

  • $150 towards prescription eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses
  • $50 towards fashion sunglasses or annual supply of contact lenses
  • $500 towards vision correction surgery

Also Entitiled to:

  • AIR MILES® reward miles on every eyewear purchase*
  • No Matter What Guarantee
  • Interest free financing

KelownaNow Advertising

All new members are entitled to:

  • Upgraded Business listing on KelownaNow's Business Directory for 12 months
  • $650 advertising credit for KelownaNow against a 3 month buy. Must be redeemed within 6 months of joining the Kelowna Chamber.

Johnson Insurance

Johnson Insurance is proud to be the preferred insurance provider for the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.

We're pleased to offer insurance solutions designed exclusively with your needs in mind. Since 1880, Johnson has been devoted to customer service and satisfaction. We make sure that you get the coverage you need at a great price, with a friendly, personal touch. And we're always looking for ways to serve you even better.

We offer:

  • Home Insurance
  • Auto Insurance
  • MEDOC Travel Insurance
  • Extra Benefits

Chamber of Commerce Learning Network

When was the last time you invested in you?

Chamber Learning Network™ offers small and medium sized organizations over 4000 high-quality elearning courses and over 1000 online instructional videos from many of the top content producers in the industry.The courses cover a wide range of topics like business and professional skills training, computer skills training, leadership and management training, new manager training, workplace health and safety training, industry specific training courses, and sales training.

The Chamber has negotiated a significant discount (20%) on all training for members.

Click here for more information or call 1-877-622-7442 for a catalogue of courses.

Competitactics Mystery Shopper Program

Competitactics is an agile consulting firm that specializes in giving organizations the edge they need to compete. Areas of expertise include customer satisfaction measurement, competitive intelligence, mystery shops, market segmentation and strategic planning.

Participation in the Mystery Shopper program is open to retailers, restauranteurs, hoteliers and other service providers who are members of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.

To take advantage of this service contact Jim Davidson

Constant Contact Communication Tool

Constant Contact uses fully customizable templates for newsletter, announcements, events and surveys. It is an email marketing and survey tool which allows you to track information about who is reading your releases and also what links are followed.

Business members receive a 20% discount for 6 months, or 25% for 12 months. Call 1-800-221-2793 to get set-up.

First Call HR Service

First Call offers small businesses a suite of services to assist in delivering quality HR services to small and medium enterprise employees and it is offering members a 15% discount on their rates. For only $8.50 per employee per month, First Call does it all....

  • Recruiting, pre screening and reference checking applicants
  • Legal consultation
  • Professional document templates 
  • Employee file management
  • ​Human resource issues (Workers’ Compensation, health & safety, pay equity and more)

Call 1-855-440-9449 to get set up.

Hotel Discounts

Chamber members can receive hotel discounts in Canada and around the world for unlimited business and leisure travel. The BC Chamber of Commerce member hotel discount program is provided for the exclusive access of our members and their employees, friends and family. Savings may exceed 50%, and average 10-20% below market rates.

1-800-892-2136

Petro Canada Superpass

  • 2 cents per litre off all grades of gasoline & diesel (mimimum of 200 litres/month)
  • 5% discount on all parts and labour at Centigard Car Care Centres
  • Individually numbered credit card for each vehicle
  • As the business owner, you may apply for the Petro-Points Card and accumulate points to be able to receive a 5 cent discount at the pump.
  • If used in conjunction with your SuperPass card, you will receive a further 2 cents off your statement for a total of 7 cents off per litre!

Staples Advantage

As the Business to Business division of Staples, Staples Advantage works with companies of 20+ employees to develop customized programs, dedicated account management, and a complete assortment of products and services to meet business needs.

Discounts on office products, online purchasing, next day business delivery, volume pricing

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