Below are a some commonly asked questions about the Halifax Chamber of Commerce.
If you have a question that isn’t addressed here, please contact us at (902) 468-7111.
Yes! We have several ways to get your message to our members: advertising in our publications, our weekly e-newsletters, or our online business directory, or joining our Member-to-Member Marketplace on our website. We do not send member specific information to our members. Contact a Membership Consultant today to find the right opportunity to suit your needs.
Anyone who is employed by a member company is eligible to attend Chamber events at member discount prices. Our events are also open to the general public for a future-member rate. Select events are designated for members only and will be identified as such on the event online description.
The Chamber is located on Akerley Blvd. in Burnside. In 1995, the chambers and boards of trade merged, and Burnside is the geographic centre of the Municipality that we represent.
No. Unlike some other chambers, the Halifax Chamber instead refers tourism-related questions to Nova Scotia Tourism. For More information contact Nova Scotia Tourism at 1-800-565-0000 or visit their website.
Certainly! To add someone to your membership or our e-newsletter mailing list, please contact us at (902) 468-7111, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to assist you in adding a new contact to your membership. Alternatively, you can sign up on our homepage to receive our e-newsletter.
For all membership and account updates, such as changes to representatives or address information, please contact Cindy, Member Services Coordinator at (902) 481-1227, or via email at email@example.com.
A membership with the Halifax Chamber of Commerce is an annual commitment, and regrettably, is non-refundable. When your membership is up for renewal, we require notification of your wish to cancel. One month before a membership is due to be renewed we will send you an invoice and a renewal letter. If you wish to cancel your membership, please let us know at that time and we will process your cancellation.
The Group Health plan is administered through Theriault Financial. Please contact them at (902) 434-9088 for information and to make changes to your policy. Please note that only Chamber member companies are eligible to join the group health plan.
Information for each benefit, who to contact and how to activate the discount, is listed on the Chamber benefit providers page.
The Halifax Chamber of Commerce offers a wide variety of benefits to assist local businesses. Browse the website to learn more about the cost saving discounts, networking opportunities, and opportunities for exposure. The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in Halifax and is always interested in hearing from its members on issues important to them.
All new members of the Halifax Chamber are charged a one-time administrative fee. This fee covers the initial administrative resources to process the new membership. In return, the Halifax Chamber will give the new member Chamber Bucks to be used toward online advertising or Chamber events in their first year of membership.
Send your dietary restrictions to the Event Manager associated with the event. This information will be located at the bottom of the event webpage.
No. The Chamber does not sell or give out its membership database. The member directory is searchable online.
The Halifax Chamber of Commerce accepts written notice only for event ticket cancellations. Please refer to the cancellation policy in your email ticket confirmation.
Issues of Business Voice magazine are sent 10 times per year to representatives of each member company. The cost of the subscription is included in the annual membership fee. Halifax-area subscribers to the The Chronicle Herald may also receive a copy in a Saturday edition of the paper. If you wish to receive a copy of Business Voice, please contact Melissa MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are two main ways to get mentioned in Business Voice Magazine. If a member organization has news to share with the membership, send a press release for inclusion in the For Immediate Release section of Business Voice. If you are a thought-leader in your industry and would like to write a non-promotional, educational article for Business Voice magazine, please submit this Trends Article for inclusion in an upcoming Business Voice magazine. Submission Guidelines
All advertising for Chamber print publications is facilitated through our publishing partner, The Chronicle Herald. Please contact Victoria MacDougall, Advertising Account Executive at (902) 426-2811 X2829
The Chamber offers a discounted ad space in our weekly newsletters. Alternately, you can advertise your events for free under the "In the community" section of our newsletter. Check out the advertising and sponsorship guide above.
No. Due to the volume of requests we get from members and outside parties to access this list, we are not able to send emails on behalf of third parties.
There are a number of ways to promote your event online for free. Members can leverage their Chamber membership by connecting with us online.
Twitter: Are you on twitter? Send a direct message @halifaxchamber and we will RT your tweets about your event!
Facebook: Create an event on facebook and invite your friends! Or, post a message on the Chamber's facebook page.
LinkedIn: Post a discussion about your event on the Chamber's LinkedIn Group.
No. We do, however, hold an Annual General Meeting in the Spring and we hold over 100 events per year – ranging in size and style from small informal networking events to large formal gatherings at our dinners.
Employees of any Chamber member company can apply to volunteer on our task forces or ambassador committee. Please contact Eric Blake, Policy & Research Analyst at email@example.com to inquire about volunteer engagement.
No. Our Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who hold full-time positions at local businesses. Information on our Board of Directors can be found under the "About us" tab on the website homepage.
The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is a best-practice, business advocacy organization that continuously strives to make Halifax an even more attractive city in which to live, work and play. Together the approximately 1,500 member businesses and their over 90,000 employees, act as a single powerful voice through the Chamber to promote local business interests. The volunteer board of directors and chamber staff undertake initiatives by request of, and on behalf of our diverse membership.
The role of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce in achieving its vision is to build and strengthen the business culture through:
Member Services - Adding Value through Networking, Information and Member Benefits
Advocacy - The Voice of Business
Leadership - Shaping the Business Environment
While we, as a Chamber, are very supportive of many causes and events, we have to be very careful with partnering or supporting one event over another, no matter how worthy the cause. We must also be cautious of having our logo associated with events that we do not organize. We are a not-for-profit organization whose members pay membership to the Chamber to act on their behalf; the same businesses that you would be approaching for sponsorship and ticket sales. If we were seen to be supporting one, we would have to support all of them.
The Chamber is the voice of local business and from time to time will take a stance on a particular topic to represent our membership. Learn more about topical issues in our Policy Library or contact Eric Blake, Policy and Research Analyst to discuss local business issues.