A Strong Business Voice
The BC Chamber of Commerce, of which Galiano is a member, ensures that our voices are heard at the regional and provincial levels. Your opinions do count and your voice should be heard also at the local level as well! Our Chamber provides an opportunity for our business community to make its opinions known to our government representatives here at the municipal level - on issues such as the Short Term Vacation Rentals (STVRs) and other Official Community Plan (OCP) reviews. Through membership feedback, we work to bring consensus on issues affecting our community. In addition, we provide a number of very effective marketing and promotional opportunities for our Chamber members.
Power in Numbers
With your membership in the Galiano Island Chamber of Commerce, you automatically join over 28,000 businesses across the province as a member of our larger body, the BC Chamber of Commerce. This organization is a powerful advocate for businesses, acting as a watchdog for a number of our most important BC industries such as tourism and small business-related issues.
The BC Chamber of Commerce has many partnerships and benefit providers through whom it is able to pass on benefits and contacts to its members. Please see the full listing of these providers on the BC Chamber of commerce website you can browse the opportunities offered by these organizations. Below are some highlights.
% Savings - Group Medical/Dental Rates
Protect yourselves with the Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan. No matter the size of your company, the Plan provides competitive coverage for dental, long term disability, extended health and life insurance.
% Savings - Discounted Credit Card Payment Processing Rates
Through the BC Chamber of Commerce, we are able to offer members a better merchant discount rate on VISA and MASTERCARD deposit payment processing. VersaPay Corporation is proud to offer BC Chamber members preferential payment processing rates for Visa, MasterCard and Interac. There is no need to change bank accounts and your funds are deposited the next business day. 1.69% + 15 cents per VISA/MC transaction is offered and 7 Cents per Interac Transaction.
Gas Savings - What are the rates? Save at these stations
You can save on fuel costs with Chamber Member gasoline discount programs. Fill up and save with Shell, Husky/Mohawk, Petro-Canada or Esso products. Shell's discount is 2 cents/litre off (with shell card); Husky/Mohawk offers 2 cents/litre off on all fuel purchases (no minimum); Petro-Canada offers 2 cents/litre off gas (with a minimum of 200 litres/month); 5% discount on all parts and labour at Centigard Car Care Centres and lastly Esso offers 3 cents/litre discount off of their fuel purchased.
To learn more about these benefits & how to apply, contact the BC Chamber by phone at (604) 683.0700 or on line at www.bcchamber.org