At the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce the red carpet treatment means that we recognize that every member is special and their needs are unique. We want to ensure that each of our members utilizes their membership to its fullest potential.
There are numerous advantages to becoming a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce member. For those looking to connect with other businesses and gain exposure, we have a variety of networking opportunities. From our Business after Hours to our breakfast events, we provide multiple options. Keep your business up-to-date when you attend our Luncheon Series presentations. And, for members running on a tight schedule, our Business Smarts program takes place over the lunch hour. Enjoy member-only Affiliate Programs such as our Chambers Group Insurance Program, Esso fuel savings, UPS shipping discounts, and more.
From connecting with your local business community to exclusive offers, we have tools to help you take your business to the next level.
Whether it's getting the VIP treatment or flying first class, special treatment always feels great. The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce wants every member to know that their involvement is important to our Chamber community and to ensure that members are taking advantage of all the benefits their membership has to offer including:
*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 no charge to Kelowna Chamber members, however, if the member has not been a member in good standing for three years, it is Chamber policy to require a notarized letter.
Non-Members are charged $78.75 (incl. tax)
As a Chamber member, we offer you a number of opportunities to gain exposure for your business.
Dr. Ivan Misner states "Networking is more about 'farming' than it is about 'hunting'. It's about cultivating relationships. Whether you meet a potential partner or new friend, make a sale, or mingle with other like-minded business people, our dynamic events keep you connected with your Chamber community.
Business after Hours:
Unwind after hours with our monthly Business after Hours. This casual after-work/evening networking event co-hosted by the Kelowna Chamber with a Chamber member, is great way to get acquainted with some of Kelowna's newest venues, or hidden gems; sample delectable appies, and connect with members of the business community. Once you've experienced a BAH event, we guarantee you'll be back.
Sales Lead Network:
If you're looking for a more structured way to network, our Sales Lead Network provides an exclusive benefit to our members. The SLN weekly breakfast meetings allow you to connect with other industries from different fields. This networking opportunity is designed to foster new relationships with other businesses who are interested in making new connections.
The Chamber's programs and networking events, such as the Business after Hours that we recently hosted have provided me the opportunity to meet and build relationships with great business people and community leaders. We're not just another large car company doing business in this region, we proudly take a prominent role in the community we serve. Genesis Kelowna is a brand new company focused on delivering a unique car buying experience and superior customer service. And we strongly believe the Chamber's after hour event helped us achieve awareness to this mission.
Kot Auto Group & Kelowna Hyundai
Our Business Smarts Seminars provide a power hour for you to learn implementable business tips. Held once per month (from noon - 1 pm), this seminar series hosts various presenters on topics ranging from marketing, sales and tax tips to business plan updates and digital education. This series is for members, by members, so whether you’re looking to share your skill or learn a little bit more about a specific area of business we can help you plug in.
Our monthly Speaker Series presentations feature a variety of speakers who bring their stories and experiences to Kelowna. Speakers provide a wider view on topics relevant to the province, to Canada, and to business and our community. Not only is it an enriching learning opportunity, but you are able to connect one-on-one at your breakfast or luncheon table with members of our community.
For more information, please contact us.
The Esso Business Card programs give you exceptional fuel savings, and powerful yet easy-to-use fuel management tools. Kelowna Chamber of Commerce members and their employees receive 3.5 cents per litre discount regardless of volume. (Even better discounts for fleets!) Pick the degree of control and reporting that's right for your business.
For more information, please contact us.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and First Data, a leader in the electronic payment processing industry, have partnered to bring you exclusive benefits to help grow your business. Together we are ready to help you with preferred pricing and products for merchant services tailored to suit your needs.
For a limited time, we are offering members a $300 rebate to switch their payment processing to First Data. Learn More Here.
Chamber members, take advantage of the UPS Members Benefit Program and save on a variety of UPS services! You’ll receive 50% off all small package shipments* including imports to Canada, 30% off brokerage entry preparations fees, at least 75% off freight shipments over 150 lb. and more. Plus, you get FREE Automatic Daily Pickup and UPS On-Call Pickup®, so you can ship from the comfort of your office or home.
New and existing customers can enroll for free! To get started today, click the icon to the right or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377) M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST.
Canadian-owned Payworks provides comprehensive, innovative, and integrated online Payroll, HR, and Employee Time Management solutions to businesses across Canada.
Our integrated online solutions increase payroll accuracy and reduce costly errors. They are easy to use, and like all Payworks solutions, they are backed by unparalleled client support. Our goal is to help you run your payroll as quickly and easily as possible, while maintaining the highest levels of accuracy, reliability, and service.
Chamber of Commerce Affinity Pricing for Web Payroll
Chamber Pricing Chamber + Go Green
One Time Fees
*Must be an active Chamber member and a new customer to Payworks to qualify.
**All prices are subject to change without notice as per the terms of your service agreement.
***Conversion fee based on 50 employees or less.
****Go Green Discount (10% discount per payroll run and 10% off the per employee charge) is applied when there is no printing or delivery of reports or pay statements by Payworks. The customer will be able to print out the reports and statements at their location.
Chamber members are entitled to one 1/2 price Business Builder Package per year. Each package includes a professional business profile as an additional print feature prepared by the Capital News editorial staff.
Chamber members can now receive car rental discounts in Canada and around the world for unlimited business and leisure travel. The BC Chamber of Commerce member car rental discount program is provided for the exclusive access of our members and their employees, friends and family.
Savings may exceed 50%, and average 10-20% below market rates.
Also Entitled to:
All new members are entitled to:
Johnson Insurance is proud to be the preferred insurance provider for the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.
Johnson Insurance offers insurance solutions designed exclusively with your needs in mind. Since 1880, Johnson has been devoted to customer service and satisfaction. You receive the coverage you need at a great price, with a friendly, personal touch, offering:
Competitactics is an agile consulting firm that specializes in giving organizations the edge they need to compete. Areas of expertise include customer satisfaction measurement, competitive intelligence, mystery shops, market segmentation and strategic planning.
Participation in the Mystery Shopper program is open to retailers, restauranteurs, hoteliers and other service providers who are members of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.
To take advantage of this service contact Jim Davidson
Constant Contact uses fully customizable templates for newsletter, announcements, events and surveys. It is an email marketing and survey tool which allows you to track information about who is reading your releases and also what links are followed.
Business members receive a 20% discount for 6 months, or 25% for 12 months. Call 1-800-221-2793 to get set-up.
First Call offers small businesses a suite of services to assist in delivering quality HR services to small and medium enterprise employees and it is offering members a 15% discount on their rates. For only $8.50 per employee per month, First Call does it all!
To get set up, contact First Call: 1-855-440-9449.
Chamber members can receive hotel discounts in Canada and around the world for unlimited business and leisure travel. The BC Chamber of Commerce member hotel discount program is provided for the exclusive access of our members and their employees, friends and family. Savings may exceed 50%, and average 10-20% below market rates. For more information or to take advantage of this exclusive offer, contact: 1-800-892-2136.
As the Business to Business division of Staples, Staples Advantage works with companies of 20+ employees to develop customized programs, dedicated account management, and a complete assortment of products and services to meet business needs.
Discounts on office products, online purchasing, next day business delivery, volume pricing
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and its affilaite members (that's you!) receive exciting discounts on Lenovo devices and accessories with up to 30% off the retail value. You’ll automatically receive free shipping on all web orders, access to energy-efficient green technologies, and Lenovo’s award-winning service.