Member Benefits

Member Benefits & Exclusives

As a Member of The Greater Westside Board of Trade you can save money for yourself and your business!

We want every member to know that their involvement is important to our Board of Trade community and to ensure that members are taking advantage of all the benefits their membership has to offer including:

  • Take advantage of our Member Advantage Program (Discounts on fuel, car rental, payment processing, shipping and More)
  • Exposure for your business: the opportunity to sponsor events or advertise on our webpages or in our weekly e-Newsletters.
  • Listing your business or organization in our exclusive Member Directory where your clients can connect with you directly and you are easily located through internet search engines.
  • Certificate of Origin.*

Member Advantage Program

Business Services

Chambers Plan: Employee Benefits

More than 30,000 small-to-midsize businesses choose the Chambers Plan Group Insurance to protect their employees with comprehensive group benefits, including Health and Dental insurance, making it Canada’s #1 employee benefits plan for small business.

Kubera: Payment Processing Systems

Chamber of Commerce members can see the following advantages when working with Kubera:

  • Excellent payments hardware
  • Fewer terminal and hardware issues
  • Industry leading reporting capabilities
  • Increased support from our BC based team of experts (augmenting 24-7-365 processor support)
  • Increased profits through lower processing fees

Watch this video to learn more about this benefit

For more information, please contact us or our dedicated BC-based Relationship Manager, Chris Browes, at chris.browes@kuberapayments.com or 604-484-9278.

Payworks: Payroll Solutions

Payworks provides workforce management solutions, including real-time integration of payroll and benefits for members on the Chambers Plan.

Contact Payworks: sales@payworks.ca or call 1-866-788-3500

Pocketed: Grant Funding Assistance

As a chamber member, Pocketed will enable you to explore non-dilutive funding that fits your needs, including hiring grants, training support, market expansion funding, COVID-19 recovery, and more to grow your business all on one platform.

  • Receive a 50% discount on your first grant through Pocketed’s services.
  • Waive a grant consultation fee ($50 CAD/session)
  • Receive over 25% off upgrades to Pocketed+

Referral Code: BCCHAMBER

BC Business Magazine: Subscription

Chamber members can access a one-year subscription to BC’s premiere business magazine for only $12.

Constant Contact: Online Marketing Tools

From email marketing to event management, to social sharing and more, members save up to 25% on these easy-to-use marketing tools.

Purolator: Shipping

Earn volume discounts starting at 25% on Purolator Express® and Purolator Ground® services.

Spark Insurance – Non-Profit Program

In partnership with Shaw Sabey & Associates Ltd., our 20+ years’ experience and group-buying power has helped us negotiate some of the best coverage and lowest rates in the country.

For more information contact:

Jamie Saunders, Account Manager
Telephone: 1-800-684-1911
Email: jsaunders@shawsabey.com

Staples: Office Supply Discount

Members access the Staples Professional program to receive reduced costs on business supplies with no minimum order requirements.

Contact Shams Hirani at [shams.hirani@staples.com]

Travel & Hospitality

Whistler 48-Hour Club

Chamber members can save between 40%-50% on their stay at Whistler as part of the exclusive ‘Whistler 48 Hour Club’ program offered by Whiski Jack Resorts!

Global Advantage Travel Program: Hotel & Car Rental Discounts

Exclusive deals for chamber members on hotel and car rentals around the world!

Petro Canada: Fuel Discount

Petro-Canada and the BC Chamber give you 3 cents off per litre at the pump.

Contact Paul Fox: pfox@suncor.com or call 778. 874. 9498

Esso: Fuel Discount

Esso and the BC Chamber give you 3.5 cents off per litre at the pump. Plus save on oil changes and more.

Contact: robert.guaiani@wexinc.com

Shell: NEW Chamber Program Coming Soon

New Shell program for Chamber members will be announced in the coming weeks!

For individual inquiries, please email Pia Ang, Shell Fleet Solutions at Pia.Que-Ang@shell.com.

Park’N Fly: Parking Discount

Members receive up to 40% off Park’N Fly rates at select airports across Canada. For more information, view the program flyer here.

Savings Services

Anova Energy: Carbon Compliance and Sustainability Program

Anova Energy can help small businesses become more “green” and verify carbon offsets validity and ensure they are made in Canada and in compliance with regulations.

Siddha Mahajan Lavania

Freightcom: Chamber Shipping Program

Members can save anywhere from 70-75% on what they would normally pay for shipping courier costs, including pallet shipping.

Amanda Veitch
289.371.1005 (155)

Elavon: Payment Processing Program

Elavon offers members the ability to accept payments from customers in a fast, efficient and secure way. Additional features for businesses include:

  • The ability to accept payments online, in-store, or on-the-go with Converge®, an all-in one eCommerce solution
  • Dedicated account managers to help support your business objectives
  • In-house multi-lingual customer support that is available around the clock – 24-hour-a day, seven-days-a-week

Phil Jung

ROI Calculator

Get free access to the Canadian Chamber custom ROI Calculator, or create your own fully customizable calculator at a discounted rate, to demonstrate the value of chamber membership, at all levels — local, provincial/territorial and national.

1.800.661.2930 (2241)

Rogers for Business: Association Program

Rogers for Business brings members discounts on a variety of products and services (such as wireless data, voice, wireline and Microsoft 365), and may combine wireless plans with any of the following solutions:

  • Rogers Business Internet
  • Rogers Unison
  • Data Centre and Cloud services
  • Asset and Fleet Management
  • Enterprise Mobility Management
  • Rogers Fixed Wireless Access

1.800.661.2930 (2241)

Professional Services

Chamber Get Kleanr Program

Kleanr is offering discounts on a variety of cleaning and disinfecting services to members in the following fields:

  • Commercial Building Services – Daily sanitation, porter services, emergency anti–viral fogging services and COVID preventative microbial shield Zoono services.
  • Construction Services – Daily sanitation, daily anti-viral sanitation, full HAZMAT PPE anti-viral services, emergency anti-viral fogging services, COVID preventative microbial shield – Zoono services.

Shereef Shiaty

Import / Export Services

TradeCert: Document Certification

Apply for certificates of origin, visa letters, representational agreements and other ad hoc documents. Eliminate courier fees and save money through our online document certification platform.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Services Team
613.238.4000 (Ottawa Office)
416.868.6415 (Toronto Office)
514.866.4334 (Montreal Office)

e-ATA Carnet

Carnets permit the temporary duty-free and tax-free importation of goods into foreign countries, simplify customs procedures, reduce business costs and save time and paperwork.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Carnet Desk
613.238.4000 (Ottawa Office)
416.868.6415 (Toronto Office)
514.866.4334 (Montreal Office)



Chamber Import Bonds Program

An import bond acts as a type of contract between CBSA, the importer and the surety company to ensure that duties, taxes and fees associated with the importation of goods into Canada, will be paid.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Business Services
613.238.4000 (Ottawa Office)
416.868.6415 (Toronto Office)
514.866.4334 (Montreal Office)

*Certificate of Origin

A Certificate of Origin is a document verifying the origin of goods being exported. In customs terms, determining the “origin” of a product can be a complicated 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 a bank or financial institution involved in the export sale.

There is a no charge to Greater Westside Board of trade members. Non-Members are charged $75.00.

Business Exposure

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

  • Looking to advertise? We offer member-only ad space on our website and in our weekly e-newsletters.
  • Drive business to your door by offering coupons & discounts, which are redeemable by Board of Trade members and the public. As a member, it is free to post your offers.
  • Promote your business by hosting a Business after Hours