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Help Shape Business in Your Community

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce acts as a source of business contact information with over 300 member organizations. It provides the most up-to-date contact information for Chamber member businesses in Qualicum Beach. You can search the directory by either business name or by category/classification. Click here to view membership directory.
The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping local businesses grow and succeed. It regularly provides practical information through resources on its website, opportunities at networking sessions and through small business seminars.

Why Become a Member?

  • Group Insurance
    Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan – Canada’s #1 benefits plan for small firms can provide your business with a comprehensive and competitive health, dental, and disability program customized to meet the needs of your employees! Regardless of the size of your firm we can find a plan that’s right for you!
  • Networking
    The Chamber offers many opportunities to develop new business relationships though participation in events such as Member Dinners, Business After Business, Trade Shows, Lunch & Learns, and social events.
  • Referrals and Racking Privileges
    The Chamber receives numerous inquiries for local products and services. The inquiries come from phone calls, e-mails, mail and through our website. The Chamber office staff respond to these inquiries and referrals are made exclusively to member businesses. As well, our partnership with the Visitor information Centre allows member businesses to rack – attracting business from over 25,000 visitors who come through the Visitor Information Centre’s doors every summer.
  • Chamber Newsletter
    Our E-Newsletter, is distributed throughout the Qualicum Beach community every week. It is circulated to over 400 businesses.
  • Advertising & Marketing Opportunities
    Our Chamber offers many ways to get the word out about your business. You can place an ad at the Visitor Information Centre or insert in the E-Flash. Members are offered opportunities to sponsor EVENTS such as the website, a Business after Business, Qualicum Beach Chamber Community Awards and Trade Shows.

ChamberMaster

BC Chamber members access exclusive discounts on ChamberMaster’s member-management software. ChamberMaster provides member management software solutions of web-based management systems to improve association efficiency and effectiveness.

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance

Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance is Canada’s #1 plan for group benefits.  The plan enables you to customize an employee benefits plan that matches your needs. Comprehensive medical, dental, disability options are available.  The plan is available to all industries, including one-person firms, home business and farms.  Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance provides a guaranteed renewable contract.

BC Chamber members access exclusive rates on group insurance plans through Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance.

Constant Contact

Constant Contact is the source for all your online marketing.  Create professional email campaigns with easy-to-use, fully customizable templates for:  newsletters, announcements, events and surveys. Giving you more ways than ever to build your business and engage your community.

BC Chamber members access exclusive savings on Constant Contact’s entire suite of online marketing tools.

Esso

Whether your business is large or small, managing time and costs are always priorities. That’s why the Esso Business Card program offers your business, powerful yet easy-to-use fuel management tools, security features, volume discounts, exceptional fuel savings and no annual fee.

Esso offers BC Chamber members a discount on fuel, oil, fluid top-ups and car washes.

First Data

First Data’s Merchant solutions help businesses reach more customers by offering fast and secure payment processing options in tandem with a wide selection of devices.

BC Chamber members are provided exclusive low rates on merchant services, credit and debit card transactions and products tailored to suit your business needs.

Hotel and Car Rental Discounts

The BC Chamber of Commerce hotel and car rental discount program is provided exclusively for our members and their employees.  Access worldwide business and leisure travel discounts and car rental discounts.

BC Chamber members access exclusive discounts on hotels and car rentals. Savings may be as much as 50%, and average 10 to 20% below market rates.

This benefit is powered by:

Kubera

BluePay has replaced VersaPay as the preferred processing provider for BC Chamber of Commerce Members!

Continuing on as the dedicated payments services relationship manager for Chamber of Commerce members across BC, is Chris Browes (formerly of VersaPay).  Chris Browes and his BC based team of integration and payments security experts at Kubera Payments will continue to be the authorized representatives of BluePay implementing these payments services.

LegalShield

For a small monthly fee, LegalShield drops high hourly rates to offer legal plans that get you 24/7 access to advice and counsel on an unlimited number of personal legal issues from lawyers with an average of 19 years of experience. From wills and estate planning to small business protection and identify theft, LegalShield is a one-stop shop for legal counsel and services.

BC Chamber members get an exclusive discount on the monthly fee, making legal solutions for your personal and business needs that much more affordable.

Park'N Fly

Canada’s only national airport parking company, Park’N Fly offers BC Chamber Members exclusive, lower than web rates which can be used for both leisure and business travel.

BC Chamber Members that travel frequently can register online to expedite their service and receive the discount automatically every time they park with us, additional services are included with rewards program.

Payworks

Canadian-owned Payworks provides comprehensive, innovative, and integrated online Payroll, HR, and Time and Absence Management solutions to more than 15,000 businesses across Canada.  Features include: direct deposit, automatic government remittances, mobile-optimized employee self-service, year-end tax filing/T4 submissions and electronic records of employment.

Payworks Chamber of Commerce Affinity pricing offers BC Chamber members access to Payworks’ workforce management solutions at a member discount.

Petro-Canada SuperPass

SuperPass is the only one-card solution that gives you access to Canada’s largest gasoline and diesel network. Get all the benefits that come with SuperPass – security features, customized reporting, convenience and cost controls.

BC Chamber members receive 2 cents off per litre on all grades of gas and diesel.

Pigeonhole Live

Drive Audience Engagement at your Events. Pigeonhole Live is the Simplest Interactive Q&A Platform for Events, Seminars and Workshops.

Industry players and key stakeholders gather at your event to share and learn. With Pigeonhole Live, speakers can now effectively engage with your audience and move conversations forward.

Purolator

Every day the Purolator network successfully delivers more promises to more points across Canada than any other parcel and freight solutions provider. We understand the importance of delivering your promise, without the worry.

As a member of the BC Chamber of Commerce, you are entitled to even greater value when you choose the Purolator network; with volume discounts on Purolator Express® and Purolator Ground® services.

Shell

With the Shell Fleet Card™, BC Chamber of Commerce members receive discounts off the pump price for gasoline and diesel and up to 30% off Car Washes at participating locations.

Plus, use your AIR MILES® Card every time you fuel up to get Reward Miles.

For more information, please visit www.shell.ca/fleetcards.

Please indicate you are a member of the BC Chamber to avail of the special member discount*

Spark Insurance

Spark is our preferred partner for discounted nonprofit and charity insurance.  Spark aims to engage our communities with helpful educational resources combined with an honest, secure, and user-friendly insurance buying experience. The application takes less than 5 minutes to complete and no obligation quotes are free. All nonprofits and charities are eligible.

Staples Advantage

Staples Advantage is the world’s largest business-to-business supplier of office essentials, print solutions, promotional products and office furniture solutions. Businesses know the challenges they face; Staples Advantage works with companies to build a specialty program that meets their demands.

BC Chamber members can access the Staples Advantage discount program, which provides savings on office essentials, print solutions and more.

Chambers Plan BC Sustainability

Chambers Plan BC Employment

FAQs

What is the Chamber of Commerce?

The Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization comprised of businesses, professionals, residents, and community groups working together to ensure a healthy economic and socio-economic base to benefit the entire community. The Chamber of Commerce harnesses the tremendous potential of the private enterprise system and the community at large as a unified “Voice of Business”, enabling its membership to accomplish collectively what no one person can do individually.

How does the Chamber of Commerce work?

The policies and programs of the Chamber are determined by its membership and its elected volunteer Board of Directors. They in turn employ a President/CEO who hires staff whose basic responsibility is to organize and execute the Chamber’s programs and carry out its policies. The board meets ten times a year to formulate policies and carry out the wishes of the membership. There are monthly general dinner meetings held during the year, which the membership is welcome to attend.

What does the Chamber of Commerce do?

The Chamber of Commerce represents and promotes Qualicum Beach’s economy, small business, cultural and governmental concerns. We encourage business, residential, and industrial investment, thereby broadening the tax base and providing employment. The objective of the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce is to serve the interests of its members, the business community and the community at large. The Chamber has formed alliances with members, business leaders, other chambers, associations, and agencies to accomplish its goals of business and community service. Why are Chambers of Commerce important?

Chambers of Commerce are vital to the economic viability of the communities they serve. They advocate for public policies that will foster a strong, competitive economic environment-one that benefits the businesses and families in their towns and across Canada. Chambers of commerce rally support for initiatives that will create jobs, provide tax relief for individuals and businesses, and improve the quality of life in their communities.

Chambers of commerce also play a key role in the development of local businesses. Through the benefit programs, networking opportunities, professional development and business resources offered, Chambers of Commerce are important vehicles for business people to grow and promote their business.

Why should I belong?

Membership in the local Chamber of Commerce is a wise investment because it helps protect and promote the best interests of small business. By becoming a member of the Chamber of Commerce, you join a national network of more than 420 Chambers of Commerce, connecting 192,000 businesses of all sizes, in all sectors of the economy and in all regions of Canada.

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