You don’t buy a membership in the Chamber of Commerce…you buy the cooperation and collaboration of all the members working together to accomplish goals that you cannot reach on your own.

The Gabriola Chamber is now in its 30th year. Currently with over 120 members, membership is open to any size and form of business, including non-profits, home-office professionals and consultants. We also have an Associate Member category for anyone interested in getting involved who doesn’t operate a business (e.g. retired, student, academic).

This year, in addition to tourism and Visitor Info Centre services, the Chamber aims to expand its efforts in promoting our island economy, shopping local, and helping our business community to grow and be more resilient.

Browse our list of Perks & Benefits. We are working to add new benefits based on your feedback. But more than the value of these perks, your membership is also a contribution that keeps our organization operating. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurs, of family-owned enterprises, working hard to provide goods and services to our community, and we are stronger and better together.

The Chamber is also a forum, a catalyst through which business and professional people work together for the common good of our island community.

Join others like you in the Gabriola Chamber. Our Board welcomes your energy and ideas. We have lots to do , and we could use your voice, your membership. JOIN US!

For information on membership benefits and how to become a member contact the Chamber Manager, Lisa Rey at 250-247-9332 or email giccmanager@shaw.ca

 

For a membership application Click Here.

2016 Annual Membership Fees

Basic Membership - $199.00

Includes the following services:

  • Gabriola Website Listing
  • Advertising Opportunities
  • BC Chamber Benefits
  • Nanaimo Chamber Benefits

2nd Business Membership - $100.00

Non-Profit Membership - $159.00

Associate Membership - $100.00


Additional Membership Services

Enhanced Web Presence

  • Website Link - $35.00
  • Banner Ad (GICC Homepage) - $160.00
  • Banner Ad (Other GICC Webpages) - $100.00

Visitor Centre Racking

  • Regular Racking (per space) - $100.00
  • Non-Profit Racking (per space) - $55.00

BC CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Accent Inns Discount

Discounts at Accent Inns at Vancouver Airport, Kelowna, Burnaby, Kamloops and Victoria.

VersaPay

  • 1.65% on Visa credit receipts $100
  • 1.65% on MasterCard credit receipts $100
  • $0.07 on Interac Direct Payment receipts.

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan

Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance is Canada's #1 plan for group benefits.  The plan enables you to customize an employee benefits plan that matches your needs. Comprehensive medical, dental, disability options are available.  The plan is available to all industries, including one-person firms, home business and farms.  Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance provides a guaranteed renewable contract. BC Chamber members access exclusive rates on group insurance plans through Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance.

For more information, call 1-877-277-0677 or click the link above to go to their website.

Chamber Learning Network                                                                                                                  

  • 4,000 high-quality e-learning courses on a variety of topics of interest to small and medium sized businesses.
  • Over 1,000 online instructional videos from many of the top content producers in the industry.
  • Special pricing on all training for Chamber members.
  • For more information, call 1-877-622-7442 or click the link above for a catalogue of courses.

Esso Gas

3.0 cents per litre discount on fuel, oil, top-up fluids and car wash for each Canadian purchase
at any Esso Service Station, with a minimum purchase of $1500 or 3000 litres per year.Our rep is Dan Vitale of Esso Fleet Card Services (403-455-7091 voice; 403-455-7092 fax; e-Mail: dan.vitale@esso.ca). URL for more info: http://www.essofleetoffers.com/BC-CHAMBER/

Pay Works

  • One-time setup fee of $75.00
  • Basic Run Charge $14.50,
  • Integration with Chamber Group Plan;
  • Year-end tax filing/T4s;
  • $1.25 per Direct Deposit or Cheque.

Primus

3.5 cents per minute for long distance calls anywhere in Canada and the US, 25-75% savings
on Talkbroadband for as low as $27.95 per month and Online Data Backup for as low as
$4.95 per month. DSL Bundles.

Rogers Wireless

5% and 10% discounts on hardware and other special pricing options.

Shell Gas

2.5 cents per litre discount on the posted pump price for your gasoline and diesel retail purchases with the Shell Commercial Card.

PetroCanada

2 cents per litre discount on all grades of gasoline and diesel, with a minimum purchase of
200 litres per month, and a 5% discount on vehicle propane purchased at PetroCanada retail
service stations.

TD Merchant Services

1.69% on Visa credit receipts, 1.79% on MasterCard credit receipts and $0.09 on Interac Direct Payment receipts--all with electronic deposits. No application fee.