Why Join the Chamber?
Your membership with the Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce is one of the most important investments that you can make as a business owner.
The Chamber is a membership based organization made of up business owners just like you that are committed to making Carleton Place & District a great place to own a home, raise and family and run a business!
In addition to becoming a part of this dynamic group of business leaders, there are many other reasons to get involved with your local Chamber:
Chambers of Commerce are stronger than ever! By joining, you get member-only perks, exclusive advertising and networking opportunities, and a whole lot of exposure for yourself and your organization. Get on board and see how membership with the Chamber can make a difference in your business!
And becoming a part of the Chamber network is not as expensive as you might think! Memberships start at just $105 per year for sole proprietors. That’s less than $10 a month!
The Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce exist to support good government and to create and maintain a positive business climate. We exist to encourage and foster free enterprise and economic development and promote tourism.
What is a Chamber Ribbon Cutting?
A ribbon cutting is the ceremonial opening of a brand-new or newly-renovated/relocated business that has opened within the last six months. It can inaugurate an organization’s first day of business or it can take place weeks after the business’ soft opening.
Because the ribbon cutting marks a very significant moment in the business’ history, this is also a great photo opportunity. The ceremony gives the business owner or manager a chance to say a few words to those gathered. Business owners have used this time to publicly thank their financial backers, their employees, their friends and family, and/or their business partners. They also take the opportunity to talk about what their business does.
Does your business need help?
Starting a business?
If you're thinking abut launching a business in Carleton Place-Beckwith or, if your existing business needs a helping hand, better take AIM.
The Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce has assembled a group of seasoned entrepreneurs, each with a unique set of skills we are available to assist startups through concept-to-reality stages and provide a resource pool to help existing businesses meet challenges, manage growth and achieve success.
Mentors are available to assist with business plan development, marketing, financial projections and to help identify sources of capital.
To learn more about the AIM program for business development in Carleton Place-Beckwith, contact the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce, 170 Bridge Street, 613-257-1976.
Receive 20% off if you "Switch & Save" your business security system PLUS no charge for residential security system! Chamber Members also receive a free smoke or flood detector which is monitored 24 hours a day. With ADT you can remotely arm, set your heat, turn off your lights , view and record video and more with your smart device with their new "pulse system" Please call Terry Devlin 613-940-4993 and quote promotion code A176226.
Group Insurance for Your Small Business
"We've got you covered!"
Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan has been protecting Canadian firms for over 40 years. From Victoria to St. John's, over 25,000 small to medium-sized businesses use the Chambers Plan to protect their employees with comprehensive group benefits including dental and health insurance – making it Canada's #1 employee benefits plan for small business.
First Data will confidently “Meet or Beat” any offer in the marketplace or they will pay the business a $1000 pre-paid Master Card”. With all the constant changes in the Merchant Services industry, this will allow First Data to not only remain flexible but also very competitive despite any offers in the marketplace.
Our January Business at Breakfast is fast approaching!
Join us for our first breakfast of 2017 and make the commitment to invest in your business this year.
Our Business at Breakfast series is a great way to meet new customers and clients, build relationships and gain some insight into how other businesses operate.
Learn something new each month as we delve into topics that are relevant to running a business.
To attend, please RSVP to Ashleigh or call the office at 613-257-1976.
Please note, we now require payment upon registraion. Thank you for your understanding.
Join us for our new quarterly 12 at 12 business series!
New in 2017, we are introducing a quarterly 12 at 12 business series. Join us for lunch and a candid conversation about the needs of Small Business in our community.
Come out to meet, greet and visit a Chamber member's place of business. These informal
events are hosted once every two months by a fellow Chamber member and usually include
light refreshments. Held in the early evening from 5-7pm, you can attend directly after work,
or have dinner and return for a visit. This event is set up to facilitate drop-ins and are super
events to get yourself 'out there'. Put a face to your business, create relationships and develop
new contacts! Movers & Shakers are FREE events for Chamber members.
Stay Tuned for our next Movers & Shakers event!
Small businesses are vital to the Ontario economy. They provide services and products that meet local needs and often serve as suppliers to larger companies. Small businesses make up 98 percent of total businesses and two-thirds of private sector employment in Ontario.
Earlier this year, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), in partnership with local chambers of commerce and boards of trade, launched the Small Business Too Big to Ignore campaign to champion this vital component of Ontario’s economy. In addition to highlighting the success of small businesses in Ontario, our objective throughout the campaign has been to identify and develop potential policy solutions to the most significant barriers to small business growth.
The report, Obstacles and Opportunities: The Importance of Small Business in Ontario, captures the feedback we received from small business owners from our province-wide Small Business Too Big to Ignore consultation process and provides recommendations designed to ensure the future success of small businesses in Ontario.
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SAVE 25% off SHIPPING! As a member of the Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce, you gain access to the shipping services and experience of Purolator, where you will enjoy preferential pricing through a volume discount program. Purolator is offering member discounts starting at 25% on Purolator Express® and Purolator Ground® suite of services.
Save Big with the UPS® Members Benefit Program
Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce members, take advantage of the UPS Members Benefit Program and save on a variety of UPS services! You’ll receive 30% off small package shipments within Canada, to the U.S. and to worldwide destinations, 25% off imports into Canada, discounts starting at 75% off freight shipments, and more. To get started today, visit membersbenefitprogram.com/CPCC or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST. In addition, you can get 10% off printing, packaging, and mailbox rentals at The UPS Store®. Click here to obtain The UPS Store ‘Get More’ card.
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