The Oakville Chamber of Commerce Member Benefits
Use of Chamber Logo
Group Insurance Plan –
Real benefits for your business
Next to their salary, most employees feel benefit coverage is the most important thing their employer can offer. That’s why more than 30,000 business owners choose to provide benefits through the Chambers Plan. The Chamber’s Group Insurance Plan covers all the essentials.
- Dental to Critical Illness Insurance
- Online Wellness Support
- Health Spending Accounts
- Guaranteed Coverage and Renewal
- Stable Rates
You don’t need to be a Human Resource expert to administer the program. Your local advisor and the people behind the Chambers Plan will take the time to explain and be flexible. Get a free quote from the Hynek Financial Group at www.hfgb.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Certificate of Origin
The Chamber can certify a variety of your documents including, Certificates of Origin, commercial invoices, and letters for business visas. We are pleased to offer this service free to Oakville Chamber Members.
To have a document certified, please do the following:
- Have a lawyer or commissioner of oaths sign the document certification form
- Please email email@example.com to set up an appointment
The Oakville Chamber meeting rooms are available for complimentary use by Chamber members who require a professional setting for meetings during the hours:
Monday to Thursday – 9:00am to 4:30pm Friday – 9:00am to 3:00pm
*Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are restrictions on the number of guests allowed. Please contact the Chamber at 905-845-6613 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Front Meeting Room accommodates 4 guests
- The Back Boardroom accommodates 18 guests (A/V is also available)
- Oakville Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
Meeting Room Guidelines:
- The meeting rooms may be used by Chamber members subject to availability on a first come first serve basis. Unless preauthorized by Chamber staff, use of the facility is limited to once per month. The Chamber reserves the right to further restrict the use of the facility.
- All groups must check in and out of the facility with a Chamber staff member.
- Use of the rooms must not interfere with the daily work of the Chamber staff.
- No entrance fee may be charged nor may contributions be solicited.
- Smoking and/or use of alcoholic beverages in the meeting rooms are prohibited.
- The Chamber provides water, coffee, and tea. If additional food or refreshments are required, it must be provided by a Chamber member. We can provide you with a list of member suppliers. Groups using the rooms must provide all equipment and utensils needed.
- If additional equipment will be brought in, i.e. camera, projector, etc., the Chamber must be made aware in advance.
- Groups using the room are responsible for setting up and taking down equipment and leaving the room in order. Any rearrangement or reconfiguration of the furniture or equipment must be preauthorized by Chamber staff.
- The meeting room may be used only when a Chamber staff member is present in the facility.
- The Chamber is not responsible for articles left in any part of the building.
- For the Large Boardroom, use of the projector and screen are included. Please bring your own laptop and HDMI adaptor cables and presentation remote.
PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule a booking due to unforeseen circumstances.
Promote your business to the Oakville Chamber’s expansive network!
There are a number of advertising and promotional opportunities available to businesses of all sizes.
The Business Advocate Online (BAOL)
The BAOL is the Oakville Chamber’s electronic newsletter that is sent weekly to over 2,000 subscribers, informing them of upcoming events, latest news items, and member announcements. Interested in reaching this vast network? To enquire about advertising opportunities please contact Shane Cullis at 905-510-0033 or email@example.com.
The Business Advocate Magazine
The Oakville Chamber magazine is published quarterly and delivered to approximately 1,500 readers including over 1,100 chamber members, as well as government officials and business associations. This popular B2B publication includes insightful articles on government relations and policy, business profiles, how-to articles, recent events, and member announcements. To enquire about advertising opportunities please contact Shane Cullis at 905-510-0033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member News & Announcements
Share the latest news about your organization! We love to share member new in the Business Advocate Magazine, the BAOL, and our social media channels at no cost!
Examples of news items we share:
- Featured in the news or mentioned in an article
- Staff receiving any special recognition/awards/
achievements/appointments (e.g. on a Board of Directors, or receiving a special designation)
- Job postings
- Celebrating a special milestone in business (5, 10, 20 years, etc.)
- Giving back to the community
Members are also encouraged to join the Oakville Chamber of Commerce Group on LinkedIn. This forum is for members to meet online, discuss ideas, and share their news! You’ll also receive updates from Oakville Chamber staff. Join now!
The Oakville Chamber hosts over 50 events per year, ranging from intimate networking functions to large-scale galas and the Annual Golf Tournament. Partnerships are an essential component to every event and the Oakville Chamber welcomes all inquiries. For a list of the chamber’s monthly and annual events, click here.
Members can advertise on the website for exposure to over 1,400 viewers per month. Two advertisement sizes are available. To enquire about advertising opportunities please contact Shane Cullis at 905-845-6613 x 204 or email@example.com.
Use of Chamber Logo
Display your Oakville Chamber of Commerce membership to your customers and the larger business community. All members are encouraged to use the logo on marketing material, both print and digital. Use of the logo by non-members is strictly prohibited. The Oakville Chamber logo can be linked to the Oakville Chamber website at www.oakvillechamber.com. Members are not permitted to link the logo to any other website address.
The Oakville Chamber is always looking to keep our members updated and informed on the newest business techniques whether it’s selling strategies, marketing plans, advanced business planning, and other important developments and skills you might need when growing your business.
With specialized series like Live Stream Lunch and Power Hour and our partnership with DeGroote School of Business, our members have a chance to learn what it takes to keep you and your business ahead of the curve.
DeGroote School of Business
Oakville Chamber members save $100 per course on DeGroote’s executive education programs. Use Promo Code: 20120CC100 degroote.mcmaster.ca
Live Stream Lunch
The Oakville Chamber’s latest online series. Tune in to Facebook Live during your lunch hour to learn from industry experts on important topics that can help your business grow. From technology and marketing to professional and team development sessions, Chamber members will have access to online seminars that will help you in your everyday life as a professional or business owner. Watch our past Live Stream Lunch videos. Interested in sharing your expertise for a Live Stream Lunch? Contact Becky Schaub at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905.845.6613 x 211.
Nourish your network and power your business, meet with like-minded members to discuss fresh ideas needed to overcome the challenges of running a business. Because in the digital age, there’s just no substitute for actual face time. Power Hour is hosted from noon to 1pm at the Oakville Chamber on a monthly basis. A light lunch is provided. This series is exclusive to Oakville Chamber members only. This series is currently on a break.
Wouldn’t it be great to get the things you need without using money?
BarterPay® is an organized bartering platform that helps businesses across Canada get the things they need without having to use money. Instead, they can pay for those things using their own goods & services!
So now, you as a business owner, can acquire some of the things you need and pay by issuing your own goods and services to the network and keeping your hard-earned cash in the bank.
Oakville Chamber members receive a discounted rate for their monthly subscription. Sign Up Now
Esso Business Card Program
A fuel discount ($0.035 per litre) is offered to members at all Canadian ESSO-branded service stations
The Esso Business Card Program gives you exceptional fuel savings, powerful yet easy-to-use fuel management tools. Plus Oakville Chamber of Commerce members receive 3.5cents per litre discount regardless of volume. Pick the degree of control and reporting that’s right for your business. Learn more.
To sign-up for the program, or to learn more, please contact:
Regional Sales Manager | WEX Inc.
Esso and Mobil Business Card Program
First Data Benefit Program
Whether your customers shop in-store, online, or on the go, they want convenient experiences that let them shop seamlessly and pay with ease.
FirstData now offers merchant services and payment solutions needed to help serve your customers better, grow sales, and simplify the way you run your business.
Attract new customers with gift programs that keep your regulars coming back. Discover unique insights about your business with the online reporting features of Business Track®. Their portfolio of merchant solutions work together to deliver the personalized service and business insight that can power your success in today’s fast-paced world.
Payment Processing Made Easy
Accept Visa®, Mastercard®, INTERAC®, American Express®, Discover®, UnionPay®, Apple Pay®, Samsung Pay®, and Google Pay. Access your account anywhere, anytime using First Data’s ClientLine online reporting tool
Wireless and Wired Point of Sale (POS) Options
From stand alone to integrated solutions available for all size businesses, First Data can provide a solution just right for your business. Find a short list of available solutions below. For a full list of products and services, visit https://www.firstdata.com/en_ca/products/merchants.html:
Clover Flex – Built for businesses as unique as you are
From monitoring sales and profit trends to controlling employee permissions and managing employee shifts, you can run your business from the compact device that takes your payments. Wi-Fi and LTE- ready, Clover Flex is also prepared to work on the road whenever you need it. You can add your logo, website or even a custom message to your terminal receipt. Print, email or text receipts to customers. For more information, visit firstdata.com/flex.
E-commerce and virtual terminals
If your business provides goods and services and you have a company website, you might be interested in creating a website and have the ability to take payments online. First Data provides e-commerce processing to merchants that want to accept
iCT250 Semi Integrated Solution
Our countertop payment solution uses the semi- integrated payment application (SIPA) to provide you with the ability to integrate with your Point of Sale (POS)/ECR. SIPA protects against fraud and speeds up the payment process for both customers and clerks. For more information, visit www.firstdata.com/ca/ict250
iWL250 Pay at the Table Solution
The iWL250 pay at table solution easily integrates First Data payment processing with any of our certified Restaurant Management Systems (RMS). For more information, visit www.firstdata.com/ca/pay-at-table
First Data provides merchants with an easy to use, affordable and powerful finance & marketing solutions to help businesses of all sizes both in- store and online attract, engage and grow their customers while increasing revenues. To learn more, visit firstdata.com/en_ca/products/merchants/gift-card-solutions.html
Grand & Toy Benefit Program
Save up to 25% off over 7,500 quality office products.
Grand & Toy provides real value to Chamber of Commerce members Canada wide. We provide business with easy and convenient ways to purchase products and solutions. With the Chamber’s purchasing power, members save on average up to 25% off competitor pricing, have access to fantastic paper prices, and receive preferred pricing on select categories including office supplies, coffee and tech accessories.
Sign up for an account right away at grandandtoy.com/chambersignup. Become a member today and save 10% off your first purchase of $100 or more. Use promo code 15CHSAV.
UPS Benefit Program
By enrolling in our UPS® Savings Program you can start saving 40% today – no matter how much you ship, when you ship, or where it’s going!
Let the experts at UPS® help manage your shipping and supply chain needs so that you can focus on the things that will support growth –things like innovation, sales, and service.
*all eligible shipping services to include domestic and international imports and exports.
Magnet Hiring Tool
Connect to the right talent through Magnet, a network powered by a data-rich job-matching technology.
Both Job Seekers and Employers create a profile — Job Seekers outline their experience, education, skills, and work preferences, while Employers create a business profile and craft a detailed job post. On the back-end, both Seekers and Employers are tapping into the same keyword database to complete their profiles. This is how talent matching happens in the back-end. Learn more about the platform.
Discover Ability Network
Connects Halton-Peel employers to an under-tapped talent pool
The Discover Ability Network offers a free job-matching platform to help you find the best candidates with disabilities for your job openings. Their free online workshops provide you with the knowledge and confidence to hire and retain persons with disabilities in your workplace. Access resources, such as the inclusive hiring roadmap and post a job on the job-matching platform.
Are you ready to become a more inclusive employer? Join the Discover Ability Network.