Chamber champions

 The Chamber is excited to be launching its new Chamber Champion recognition programme to coincide with its 45th Anniversary celebrations happening this November.

We are very grateful to our many members for the support they offer to our programmes and activities and this is an excellent way to formally acknowledge their financial contributions. As a not-for-profit organization, we would be unable to do the amount of work we do without these generous members.

The programme runs from January to December and calculates the amount of funds accumulated from each member business during that year from sponsorship of events and programmes, professional development and training, website advertising, Chamber TV advertising, Business After Hours events, and e-newsletter sponsorship etc. Those members who offer services or products in kind will also have that value recognised.

When a member reaches a Steward ($5,000), Advisor ($7,500) or Advocate ($10,000) level they will be entitled to a Chamber Champion listing in the CHAMBER magazine, on our website and in our annual report. Champions will also be awarded a framed certificate signed by the president and CEO, as well as be named on a plaque that will be displayed at the Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Centre for their contributing year.

A member business may wish to plan their Chamber sponsorship, marketing or training items in January for the entire year. Our membership relations coordinator will be happy to sit down with you and work out the best options to suit your annual plans and objectives. This way you receive your champion status at the beginning of the year and you can enjoy all the associated benefits immediately.

The Chamber would like to acknowledge Bodden Holdings as its first Chamber Champion for 2011. As soon as they heard about this programme they immediately pledged their support at an Advocate level, which is not unusual for this founding company, which has over the years given tremendous support to the Chamber organsation. We offer them thanks and look forward to recognising their contributions through our Chamber Champion programme.

Anyone interested in finding out more about our Chamber Champion programme should contact
[email protected] or
call 949-8090 ext. 124