The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce offers
a wide range of member services, including:
The Web Site Directory
www.haliburtonchamber.com or www.hhchamber.on.ca are the official websites of the Chamber of Commerce. Information on member businesses is featured, as is a searchable database. Your business information — including a description, photo or logo, and a hotlink to your website is included in your membership.
ChamberNews Page and Membership Spotlight
Each month the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce will place an information page in The Minden Times and Haliburton County Echo promoting Chamber events, services, benefits, and members and featuring business card size ads of Chamber Members only at a discounted rate. Times or Echo Only: $38 Both Times and Echo Only: $68. Ad will alternate (Times one week and Echo the next week) giving double exposure to the Chamber and the advertising members. Spaces are limited with only 12 businesses per issue. Book Early! To Reserve your space call 705-457-4700
We are producing a Chamber Directory to be printed in January 2011. Every paid member of the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce will receive a listing in this guide with additional advertising opportunities available throughout.
Display your Materials
The offices of the Chamber of Commerce features wall displays that measure 81/2”x11”, with space for brochures or business cards. The cost is $30.00 a year for a two year term.
Located at the Chamber offices is a brochure rack for Chamber Members to display their brochures and advertise upcoming events.
If a request is made for information on a service or a business in the area, the Chamber refers Chamber members first.
Ontario Chamber of Commerce
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce in its ability to connect and establish relationships is a conduit through which any Chamber of Commerce may connect with each other and the provincial, territorial and federal decision makers. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is Ontario’s Business Advocates, a grassroots organization with 60,000 members strong and view their purpose as being stewards of the economy, and have been the foundation for great progress on issues facing Ontario’s business community.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
As Canada’s largest and most influential business association, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the primary and vital connection between business and the federal government. It continually demonstrates impact on public policy and decision-making to the benefit of businesses, communities and families across Canada.
Experience the power of a network of over 300 Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade, representing 175,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and
You will receive discounted rates for seminars and workshops hosted by the Chamber or Chamber members that can help you develop your business skills.
The Chamber will be hosting various “Chamber After Hours” and “Chamber AM Breakfasts” networking opportunities, including the annual Spring into Summer, Business Awards Gala, Christmas BAH, and Annual General Meeting. The monthly Chamber AM draws on average 35 members and local officials, this event is held on the last Thursday of every month.
Throughout the year the Chamber will offer marketing opportunities for Chamber Members only. Members are invited to share in these opportunities to minimize the cost and maximize the exposure.
Need high speed internet access? Look no further. We offer high speed internet access in Haliburton at the Chamber Office. We also have board room space available for a little as 1 hour. Computer, telephone and reception services available.
TD Merchant Services
As a member of the Chamber you are entitled to a reduced rates on Visa, MasterCard and Interac transactions.
The Benefits of Membership!
Being a member can provide you and your employees with a comprehensive benefit package.
The Chamber of Commerce Program was designed with the small business owner in mind.
You can get:
- Group Life Insurance
- Long and Short Term Disability Benefits
- Extended Health Care
- Prescription Drug Plans
- Dental Care
- Rate Stability
- Excellent Claims Service
New options are being built into the plan on an ongoing basis!
For more information call the Chamber office at 705-457-4700 or contact The Benefits Coach at 705-457-1052 ext. 202.
Lend a hand … Have your say
The Chamber relies on members of the community to help it achieve its goals. Anyone interested in joining one of our committees is welcome to call us for more information. Below is a list of our volunteers & committees, and what they do.
Our advocacy is focused on advancing the interests of all Chamber members and the community we serve.
Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce is committed as an advocate for meeting the needs of our local business. The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce and its Advocacy Committee are implementing efforts to create partnerships with key stakeholders, establish new lines of communication with policy-makers and extend our outreach into the centre of public policy discussions. We will make an impact.
Working within the framework identified by the Board, the Advocacy Committee monitors legislation and develops an action plan. The Advocacy Committee prioritizes legislative strategies, implements an action plan and reports back to the Board of Directors at regularly scheduled meetings. The Board determines advocacy policy and identifies issues that are a priority for the organization. The Board is advised in its development of policy by the Advocacy Committee.
This group specializes in member development. That means inviting new members to join the chamber, planning the Annual General Meeting, Spring into Summer Social and other events throughout the year. Initiating membership drives and making sure our membership is happy and well-informed.
Each year the Chamber hosts an Awards Banquet to honour some of the outstanding businesses and their efforts throughout the Community. It also recognizes an exceptional community member. This committee is responsible for setting the criteria for nomination and oversees the open and democratic voting process. The committee is also responsible for the creation and implementation of the Banquet Event.
If you are interested in any of these committees or any other way you might become involved, please do not hesitate to contact Maria today. 705-457-4700 or toll free at 1-877-811-6111. You can also email Maria at email@example.com.