About Chamber Membership
The ABC’s of Chamber Membership
A response to the question: Why join the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce?
While there are dozens of good reasons to join our Chamber, here is a summary of some key ones.
Advocacy We are the only local organization with a strong mandate to enhance the economic prosperity of the South Cariboo community. As a united voice for businesses throughout our area, we advocate strenuously for improvements to the business environment, while working closely with local government to create economic opportunities. With each of our Members, in turn, belonging to the BC Chamber of Commerce, we contribute to a 31,000-strong voice lobbying for improved business conditions on the Provincial and Federal levels. Many of the progressive ideas for improving the economic environment of our province and country come up through the Chamber network and much of the reduction in taxes and regulatory red tape enjoyed in recent years came from the hard work of the Chamber movement across Canada. No other organization does more for businesses of every size than the Chamber of Commerce does!
Benefits A number of the many local benefits of belonging to the South Cariboo Chamber are detailed below, and information on a major membership incentive program is included with this package. As mentioned above, each local Chamber Member automatically becomes a Member of the BC Chamber, which offers a comprehensive list of benefit plans. An outline of these numerous benefits is included, highlighted by a comprehensive Group Insurance Plan tailored for small enterprises, two excellent point-of-sale services, several fuel discounts and a great long distance phone plan. All told, there are dozens of attractive benefits available to each Chamber Member.
Community Joining your local Chamber of Commerce establishes your enterprise as a community-mindedbusiness supporting the betterment of both economic conditions and everyone’s quality of life here in the South Cariboo. As an organization, we work hard to encourage everyone to shop local and to patronize businesses that support our community through their Chamber membership. Initiatives like our Member to Member Benefits and Chamber Bucks programs help drive customers to your door. In addition, we field many enquiries every month for products and services and always refer them to Chamber Members first. We sponsor major community events through the course of the year and our Members contribute to countless events held by other organizations and groups throughout our community. With your support through membership, our mission to provide a united voice for business while working to enhance the economic prosperity of the South Cariboo community will be further advanced, thereby contributing, in turn, to the greater success of your enterprise!
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
We exist to drive and support economic growth in the South Cariboo and
promote it as an ideal community in which to live, work, and play.
We see the South Cariboo as a prosperous and thriving region due to:
A commitment to making this the "best place to do business."
An unwavering dedication to improving quality of life within the community.
Emergence of key new industries to diversify our traditional economic base.
Wise use of our natural resources and responsible environmental stewardship.
Member Code of Conduct – Commitment
“As a member of the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”), I/we recognize that membership is a privilege. Further, membership brings with it the responsibility to assure that all members also understand and commit to the following membership Code of Conduct.
Accordingly, I/we shall commit to:
1. Conduct all business and professional activities in a reputable manner, to reflect honorably upon the business community;
2. Respect the good reputation, profile and status of the Chamber, and represent the Chamber accordingly; 3. Understand, support, and promote the Missions and Goals of the Chamber;
4. Whenever reasonably possible, participate in the functions and activities of the Chamber, plus, in the promotion and enhancement of business growth and related activities such as the Shop Local Incentive and the Chamber Bucks Program within the City of 100 Mile House.
I/we also understand that the failure to adhere to the professional and personal obligations outlined above, and as further defined in Chamber By-Laws, as well as Boards of Trade Act, can result in the termination of mymembership by the Chamber’s Board of Directors (“Board”).
Membership continues in force for January 1st to December 31st each year and will remain in force until revoked in writing. Upon termination/revocation of Membership, all benefits, all media advertising and presence/links on the Chamber website are also terminated.
All corporate members are fully responsible and accountable for all actions of, and all charges incurred by, their designated Chamber representatives