At the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce the red carpet treatment means that we recognize that every member is special and their needs are unique. We aspire to ensure that each of our members utilize their membership to its fullest potential.

There are numerous advantages to becoming a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce member. For those looking to connect with other businesses and gain exposure, we have a variety of networking opportunities. From our after-hours Commerce ConneX to our breakfast events, we provide a myriad of options. Better your business by attending our Luncheon Series presentations, and for members running on a tight schedule, our Business Smarts program operates over the lunch hour. Enjoy our member-only Affiliate Programs such as our Chambers Group Insurance Program, Esso fuel savings, UPS shipping discounts, and so much more!

From connecting with your local business community to exclusive offers, we have the tools to help you bring your business to the next level.

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Chamber Exclusives  | Business Exposure  | Networking Opportunities | Learning Opportunities  | Affiliate Programs


 

Chamber Exclusives

Whether it's getting the VIP treatment or flying first class, special treatment always feels great. The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce wants every member to know that their involvement is important to our Chamber community and to ensure that members are taking advantage of all the benefits their membership has to offer including:

  • Member pricing on event tickets, as well as complimentary event vouchers.
  • Take advantage of our Affiliate Programs.
  • Exposure for your business such as the opportunity to sponsor events or advertise on our webpage or in our bi-weekly e-newsletter.
  • Listing your business or organization in our exclusive Member Directory where your client can connect with you directly and you are easily located through search engine optimization.
  • Our Member Referral Program: every introduction by a member to a business that becomes a new member with us is currently rewarded with a $50 gift card to one of our 3 featured restaurants.
  • Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting of a new or recently renovated/relocated business can be performed by a Chamber Representative and promoted in our publications. Contact Member Services for more details.
  • The opportunity to share relevant knowledge with fellow members by leading one of our Business Smarts Sessions.
  • Certificate of Origins.*
  • Rental of our Boardroom.**

*CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN

A Certificate of Origin is a document stating the origin of goods being exported. In customs terms, determining the “origin” of a good can be a complicated and contentious procedure. However, determining the origin of an exported good is one of the key factors for applying tariff and other import criteria.

Whether the exporter needs a Certificate of Origin depends on a variety of factors, e.g., where the goods are being shipped, what the goods are, if it is requested by the bank or financial institution involved in the export sale, etc.

There is no charge to Kelowna Chamber members, however, if the member has not been a member in good standing for 3 years, it is Chamber policy that we require a notarized letter.

Non-Members are charged $78.75 (incl. tax) 

Certificate of Origin Information Package

**BOARDROOM RENTALS

Boardroom Rentals are available Monday-Friday, anytime after 5 pm and anytime Saturday or Sunday for a $50 per half day use (up to 4 hours), $100 per full day use +GST.

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 above fee.

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

Capacity: Maximum 25

Business Exposure

As a Chamber member, we offer you a number of opportunities to gain exposure for your business.

For more information: 
Host a Commerce ConneX | Business Smarts Speaker | Business Smarts Lunch Sponsor  | Event Sponsorship | Advertise With Us | Submit a Coupon or Offer


 

Networking Opportunities & Programs

Dr. Ivan Misner states "Networking is more about 'farming' than it is about 'hunting'. It's about cultivating relationships". Whether you meet a potential partner or new friend, make a sale, or mingle with other like-minded business people, our dynamic events will keep you connected with your Chamber community.

Commerce ConneX:

Unwind after hours with our monthly Commerce ConneX. This casual after-work/evening networking event co-hosted by the Kelowna Chamber with a Chamber member, is great way to check out some of Kelowna's best venues, sample delectable appies, and connect with members of the business community. Once you've experienced a ConneX event, we guarantee you'll be hooked!

Sales Lead Network:

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.

The Chamber's programs and networking events, such as the Commerce ConneX that we recently hosted have provided me the opportunity to meet and build relationships with great business people and community leadersWe're not just another large car company doing business in this region, we proudly take a prominent role in the community we serve.  Genesis Kelowna is a brand new company focused on delivering a unique car buying experience and superior customer service.  And we strongly believe the Commerce ConneX Chamber event helped us achieve awareness to this mission.

Kot Auto Group & Kelowna Hyundai


 

Learning Opportunities

Business Smarts:

Our Business Smarts Seminars are a power hour for you to learn implementable business tips. Held once per month (from noon - 1 pm), this seminar series hosts various presenters on topics ranging from marketing, sales, tax tips, business plan updates, digital education and more. 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. 

Luncheon Series:

Our monthly Luncheon Series presentations feature a variety of speakers who speak on a number of topics relevant to business and our community. Not only is it a fantastic learning opportunity, but you are able to connect with members of your community over a delicious three-course luncheon at a great local venue.


 

Affiliate Programs

Our Affiliate Program offer Kelowna Chamber members additional savings, discounts and benefits through our partnerships with specific organizations.
Click on the icons below to learn more about these exclusive offers. 

 

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 us.

Esso Imperial Oil

The Esso Business Card programs give you exceptional fuel savings, and powerful yet easy-to-use fuel management tools. Kelowna Chamber of Commerce members and their employees receive 3.5 cents per litre discount regardless of volume. (Even better discounts for fleets!) 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 free UPS Pickup Services, Free UPS Access Point Locations within Canada, 40% off shipments nationally and internationally, 30% off brokerage entry preparations fees, and discounts starting at 75% off freight services (heavyweight, LTL shipments). 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 $16.00**
  • 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 1/2 price Business Builder Package per year. Each package includes a professional business profile as an additional print feature prepared by the Capital News editorial staff.

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
  • Many other valuable offers available

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.

Johnson Insurance offers insurance solutions designed exclusively with your needs in mind. Since 1880, Johnson has been devoted to customer service and satisfaction. You receive the coverage you need at a great price, with a friendly, personal touch, offering:

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

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)

To get set up, contact First Call: 1-855-440-9449.

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. For more information or to take advantage of this exclusive offer, contact: 1-800-862-2136.

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

Sign up Information

Lenovo

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and its affilaite members (that's you!) receive exciting discounts on Lenovo devices and accessories with up to 30% off the retail value. You’ll automatically receive free shipping on all web orders, access to energy-efficient green technologies, and Lenovo’s award-winning service.